Salsa Beargrease X5 2017
Beargrease does a lot of things well, but it does speed best. Lightweight, agile, and elegant, with all excesses removed, Beargrease will happily dispel the myth that fatbikes are slow. Fly through summer singletrack or blast out winter powder laps. Beargrease is your best bet for getting from point A to point B fast, all year, over whatever terrain stands between. With 4.0-inch wide 45NRTH Husker Du tires on 80mm Surly MOBD rims, and the burly Salsa Makwa aluminum fork, the Beargrease takes direction with undeviating response. A 20-speed SRAM X5 drivetrain lets you claw up the steepest pitches, and Hayes MX Comp mechanical disc brakes paired with the giant contact patch of fat tires creates surprising stopping power so you can maintain better control into turns and down techy descents. And, when a fatbike like this tips the scales at just over 31 pounds, the word “plow” is replaces with “float,” and thoughts of blasting through fresh powder and monster-trucking through wild alpine singletrack will be running through your head.