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?