My new Salsa Mukluk 2 Build

Originally posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Ok…I’ve been riding this bike for a while and I have been promising the build report. Here it is. Before I get started I want to let folks know that I work for Salsa Cycles. As such, this is just my build and a few thoughts. It is not a review of the bike. Just how I built it for me. Hope you like it. Got questions? Ask in comments or send me a submission from the “about me” page.

Most of the parts come from my Mukluk Ti bike that I have been riding for almost 16 months. Why did I take the Ti bike apart? Well….I’ve got plans for the ti bike and it is almost complete. The Mukluk 2 is my everyday fatbike that I intend to use for everything, all surfaces and all types of activities.

Frame – Salsa Mukluk 2 size large

Fork – White Bros Snowpack (but this will change to Salsa Enabler for bottle and rack mounts)

Headset – Cane Creek 40

Rear Derailleur – XTR

Front Derailleur – SLX direct mount

Crank/BB – Surly Mr. Whirly with prototype Surly rings – Cant remember sizes

BB cups – Hope Stainless

Cassette – XT 11-34 9 speed

Chain – SRAM

Brake – Avid BB7

Brake Lever – XTR right lever

Shifter – Paul Thumbie mount with Dura Ace 9 speed shifter

Cables – Jagwire Ripcord compressionless housing

Bar – Salsa Bend 2 bar flipped upside down

Stem – Old Salsa scandium S.U.L

Grips – Prototype

Seatpost – Thudbuster ST

Saddle – Fizik Aliante Gama MTB

Hubs – Salsa 170mm Rear with Surly 135 rear disc hub as front

Rims – Surly Rolling Daryls

Rimstrips – Surly Red

Tubes – Surly

Tires – Surly BFL front/Nate rear for all out traction or 45Nrth Husker Du’s for speed and XC

Pedals – Time pedals if above 20 degrees. Flat pedals if below 20 degrees.

Other – Framebag – Salsa by Revelate Mukluk bag

So…That’s the set up. I absolutely love it. It is my monster do all soft surface go almost anywhere bike. As mentioned above, I am putting the stock Enabler fork on the front so that I have the bottle and front rack mounting options available on this bike. The White Bros Snowpack will be going on my original prototype Mukluk Ti bike which I hope to share sometime in the future.

Well, how about some pictures?

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