Posted by Logan Watts
Salsa certainly outdid themselves on the paint schemes this time. Last year’s fatbike fades have morphed into abstracted camo patterns that harken back to times when neon jackets and Oakley blades were all the rage. Even so, there are some pretty rad designs in the mix. Here are the details of the 2019 fatbike lineup.
Kingpin Fatbike Fork
One of the biggest additions in the range is the new Kingpin fatbike fork. There are two versions, a full carbon Kingpin Deluxe, and the Kingpin, which has a carbon body and aluminum steerer. Both have 150mm spacing and get dual sets of Three-Pack mounts, a mid-blade mount for low rider panniers, and internal dynamo hub wire routing. The Kingpin Deluxe is specced on many of the higher-end models listed below and will also be available on its own for $499. Expect fall 2018 for availability.
2019 Salsa Beargrease
The Beargrease, Salsa’s race-ready, 27.5 x 4.0″ tire fatbike, gets completely redesigned for 2019. Changes include subtle geometry tweaks. Simply put, the frame gets a longer front/center that pairs well with a shorter stem and wide handlebars, much like trends in the MTB trail bike world. Also, the frame is designed to be stiffer than the Mukluk, with more efficient power transfer for racing. In addition, it’s now outfitted with internal sleeved cable routing.
The 2019 Beargrease comes in four models, shown from top and left to right: the Carbon X01 Eagle ($5,599), Carbon GX Eagle ($3,899), Carbon NX Eagle ($2,899), and Carbon Deore ($2,299). You can also get the frameset (black camo) with a Kingpin Deluxe fork for $1,799. All have a 197mm rear end, 1x specific design, and come in a new XS size for shorter riders. The two top models get the Kingpin Deluxe fork, third gets the Kingpin, and fourth has the Bearclaw fork.
Also, similar to the one made specifically for the Mukluk, there will be an EXP Series Fat HT Frame Pack made specifically for the Beargrease. The cost will be the same as the current EXP Series Fat HT Frame Pack.
2019 Salsa Mukluk
Nothing changed on the Mukluk, aside from new graphics and more importantly, fork changes. There are three completes in the Muk lineup: a Carbon GX Eagle with the Kingpin Deluxe fork ($3,999), the Carbon NX Eagle with the Kingpin fork ($2,999), and the aluminum Deore 1x with the Bearclaw fork ($1,899). You can also get a gray carbon frameset with the Kingpin Deluxe for $1,999.
2019 Salsa Blackborrow
The Blackborrow is back for 2019 with a new color scheme and the Kingpin fork. The rust colored GX Eagle build will retail for $2,899 and the frameset for $1,299.
For details on all of these bikes, visit SalsaCycles.com. Most of the Beargrease and Mukluk models, as well as the Blackborow, are available now and many are already waiting at Salsa dealers.