Salsa Mukluk II
1993 Klein Rascal
For those of you not familiar with them, these are snow bikes. They have specially designed wheelsets that can float through snow and other soft surfaces.  To accomate the wider tires, the frame, fork, and bottom bracket have to be specially designed also.  The typical mountain bike tire is 2.1".  These tires are 3.8" and have three times the volume of most tires and are run at 1/3rd to 1/5th the air pressure as most mountain bike tires.  The hubs are 135/170mm wide and the 82mm rims are 3x the width of the typical rim.

The wheels on these bikes are pretty heavy but this particular model has lightweight rims (well, they're still 900 grams) with holes in them as well as 120TPI tires, which makes for a lighter tire.  The wheels are heavy but not as much as you might think.  Same goes for how the bike rides, not as ponderous as you might think.  While bought primarily for winter, it's still a lot of fun to ride on the dry trails.  Those big tires can really soak up a lot of abuse.  I've ridden winter trail with my conventional MTB but do look forward to seeing how these bike will fly down the snowy trails.

Parts List

Frame 2012 Sala Mukluk II 17"
Fork Carver Obeast Carbon
Stem Salsa Pro Moto 2 100mm
Bar Salsa Bend 2
Grips Sram
Cranks Raceface Turbine Snow Cranks 175mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.9 Long Cage
Front Derailleur SRAM X.7
Cassette Shimano HG50 11-36
Chain SRAM
Bottom Bracket Raceface 100mm
Pedals XT M770
Brakes Avid BB7 Mechanical Discs
Brake Levers Avid Speed Dial Ultimates
Shifters SRAM X.7 Gripshift
Headset Cane Creek 40-Series
Saddle Selle Flite
Seatpost Salsa Pro Moto 2 27.2*350mm
Hubs Salsa Enabler 135/170mm 32h
Rims Surly Rolling Darryls 82mm
Tire 45Nrth Dillingers Studded, 3.8"
Skewers Salsa

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