Salsa Beargrease 2

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ULTRA-ENDURANCE / FATBIKE RACING / SINGLETRACK

The Beargrease 2 is built on the foundation of our all-new 6066 Beargrease aluminum frame and thru-axle Makwa Carbon fork. Featuring the same geometry as the Beargrease carbon frames, the drivetrain is composed of a carefully selected mix of SRAM components. Braking needs are handled by SRAM DB5 hydraulic disc brakes for true stopping power on dirt or snow. This is a racing bike, and the wheels will not hold you back: Salsa Fat Conversion hubs are paired with Surly Marge Lite rims and premium 120 tpi 45North Dillinger 26 x 3.8" folding tires. Beargrease 2 might just be our fastest fatbike for your dollar.

Frameset

Frame Beargrease, AL6066
Color Bomb Pop Blue
Fork Salsa Makwa Carbon
Rear Shock nil

Drivetrain

Front Der SRAM X7 HDM, 10-speed
Rear Der SRAM X9 Type 2, 10-speed
Cassette SRAM 1030, 10 speed, 11-36t
Chain KMC X10, 10-speed

Components

Headset Cane Creek 40, ZS44/56
Stem Salsa Guide
Handlebar Salsa Salt Flat 3, 750mm
Grips Salsa Backcountry Lock-on
Shifter SRAM X7, 10-speed
Front Brake SRAM DB5
Rear Brake SRAM DB5
Brake Lever SRAM DB5, included with brake
Rotors SRAM Centerline, 160mm front, 140mm rear
Seatpost Truvativ T10
Saddle WTB Silverado Comp

Wheels

Front Hub Salsa Fat Conversion, 15 x 142mm
Rear Hub Salsa Fat Conversion, 170mm QR
Spokes Stainless, butted, black
Rims Surly Marge Lite w/ holes
Tires 45North Dillinger 26 x 3.8", 120tpi, folding

Weight

Complete Bike Weight 29 lb for size Medium
 

Component Sizing

Size Small Medium Large X-Large
Stem Length 70mm 80mm 90mm 100mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 700mm 700mm 700mm 700mm
Seatpost Offset 0 0 0 0

* Specification and pricing subject to change without notice

Features

Beargrease - Endure Geometry
Designed as a racing fatbike with race agility. Features same geometry as Beargrease Carbon, with a compact rear end that meets the demands of even the most aggressive racer, while still maintaining the proper weight distribution and stability required for navigating varied and difficult surface conditions. Maximized standover clearance aids dabbing, stopping, and restarting in tough trail conditions
6066-T6 Aluminum Tubeset
Top-shelf, double and triple-butted, heat-treated 6066 Aluminum tubing. Formed and shaped for optimized and appropriate stiffness, strength, and weight. Also offers excellent corrosion resistance
Versatile Fork Compatibility
Designed around Salsa's 51mm-offset Makwa and Bearpaw fork models. Beargrease is also fully compatible with RockShox Bluto suspension fork set at 100mm travel
Tapered Headtube
Allows use of tapered and standard 1-1/8" forks
170mm Quick-Release Rear Spacing
Results in a stronger, symmetrical rear wheel while maintaining proper drivetrain alignment with ~66mm chainline cranksets which are necessary for 4"-width tire fatbikes
Rear Tire Clearance
Designed for 26 x 4.0" tires on 82mm rims with full drivetrain. Compatible with 29+ tires on 50mm rims with full drivetrain. Compatible with 26 x 4.0" tires on 90/100mm rims. Tires measuring an actual 4.3 - 4.6" (regardless of rim width) will fit but will require drivetrain modification. Not compatible with tires larger than 26 x 4.6"
Shaped Chainstays & Seatstays
Provide maximum heel clearance in winter boots
PressFit 41 121mm Bottom Bracket
The PressFit equivalent of a 100mm bottom bracket shell. This size is compatible with all 66mm chainline fatbike cranks (example: SRAM XX1, X9, X5, RaceFace Next SL, Turbine...). Paired with the 170mm spaced rear end this results in a drivetrain with proper alignment and performance
Direct Mount Front Derailleur Adaptor
Problem Solvers Direct Mount Adaptor adds flexibility to drivetrain setup and clean 1x builds
31.6mm Seatpost
Allows use of a dropper seatposts for getting rad, negotiating tough terrain, and facilitating dabbing, starting, and stopping in difficult conditions
Full Length Cable Routing
Improved performance in poor conditions
Waterbottle Bosses
Frame accepts 2 waterbottle cages on sizes SM - XL
Salsa Makwa Carbon Fork Included
Ultra light Carbon monocoque fork. Full-carbon tapered steerer tube. Oversized fatbike-appropriate blades. 15mm thru-axle. 74mm post mount
142mm x 15mm Thru-Axle Fork Spacing
Equivalent to 135mm front spacing, but with convenient hub catches that make wheel removal/installation & tool-free; Improved front end stiffness, precise handling
Fork Tire Clearance
26 x 4.8" on 100mm rims. Compatible with all 26 x 4.0 - 5.0" tires and 29+ tires.

Specifications

Frame 2015 Beargrease Aluminum
Wheelsize 26" fatbike (closer to 29" in diameter in reality)
Tire Clearance Designed for 26 x 4.0" tires
Fork Salsa Makwa Carbon Fork included
Headset-Upper 1-1/8" Zero Stack (ZS44/28.6)
Headset-Lower For Tapered: 44mm External Cup (EC44/40) For Straight: Zero Stack (ZS44/30)
Seatpost 31.6mm
Seat Collar 35.0mm. Salsa Lip-Lock included
Front Derailleur Problem Solvers Direct Mount clamp included, High Direct Mount Front Derailleur
Bottom Bracket PressFit 41 (121mm width)
Crankset Fatbike 1x or 2x compatible; Max chainring sizes 1x (34T), 2x (36/24T)
Front Brake 51mm I.S., minimum rotor size 160mm, maximum rotor size 180mm
Rear Brake 51mm I.S., minimum rotor size 160mm, maximum rotor size 180mm
Front Spacing 142 x 15mm Thru-Axle, front rotor/brake offset
Rear Spacing 170 x 10mm Quick-Release
Bottle Mounts 2 per frameset
Derailleur Hanger FS2425 or FS0100
Cable Routing Full housing, under toptube
Frame Weight TBD
Fork Weight w/Uncut Steerer 730g
Color Bomb Pop Blue

Size Small Medium Large X-Large
Recommended Rider Height 5'5" - 5'9" 5'8" - 6'0" 5'11" - 6-3" 6'2" - UP
A. Toptube Effective 580mm 605mm 625mm 640mm
B. Seat Tube Length 381.0mm 432.0mm 483.0mm 533.0mm
C. Headtube Angle 68.4° 68.4° 68.4° 68.4°
D. Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
E. BB Drop 63mm 63mm 63mm 63mm
F. Chainstay Length 440mm 440mm 440mm 440mm
G. Headtube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
H. Fork Length 483mm 483mm 483mm 483mm
J. Fork Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
K. Wheelbase 1098.6mm 1124.4mm 1145.3mm 1161.1mm
M. Stack 590.0mm 599.3mm 608.6mm 617.9mm
N. Reach 399.6mm 421.8mm 438.9mm 451.1mm
P. Standover 708.0mm 746.7mm 781.2mm 818.3mm

Measurements based on:

  • a Salsa Makwa fork which is equivalent to RockShox Bluto at 25% sag.
  • a 26 x 4.0" tire measuring 742mm in diameter.
  • standover (P) measured vertically to top of toptube from a position 50mm forward of BB center.
Can I run 29-plus rims and tires on this frameset?
Yes, you can, but keep in mind that the frame geometry will be affected slightly. The bottom bracket height will increase, as will the length of the fork trail.
Can I run 5" tires on this bike?
The fork is designed to accept up to 5" fatbike tires mounted on 100mm-width rims. The rear end of the bike is optimally designed for use with 3.8" fatbike tires mounted on 80mm rims. The rear end will accept 100mm-width rims with 3.8" tires, or 80mm rims with 4.5" tires, but this might require drivetrain modification. The frame will not accept a 5" fatbike tire.
Can I use a suspension fork on this frame?
Yes, this frame was designed and tested for use with a suspension fork with a static axle-to-crown length up to 511mm (typically 100mm of travel). Check the fork manufacturer's specifications to ensure the model and travel combination you intend to use is equal to or less than this length. Using a longer length fork will void the frame warranty and could result in frame failure. Forks with 51mm offset are strongly recommended, but 45mm offset is also acceptable (increases mechanical trail by 6mm).
Do you offer touch-up paint?
No, we do not offer touch-up paint. Hobby shops or automotive stores are excellent places to find paint. We suggest you test the paint on a scrap piece of metal before using it on your frame.
I crashed and dented (or cracked) my frame. Is it safe to ride?
Stop riding your frame immediately and take it to the nearest Salsa-authorized dealer for inspection. A dented or cracked tube represents a structural weakening of the frame and is a safety risk.