Salsa Beargrease Carbon SLX 1X11

Salsa Beargrease Carbon SLX 1X11
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Beargrease is a hot rod fatbike, designed to convert strength and determination into speed. The super light chassis and the sure-footed rollover of 27.5 x 4” wheels and tires reinforce Beargrease’s objective; to keep you in the express lane wherever you’re headed. Point your front wheel towards the start line of a race on groomed snow or singletrack, or pack light and challenge yourself on a big distance overnight bikepacking trip. Beargrease shines when the pressure’s on.

High Modulus Carbon Fiber Frame:  This material offers improved stiffness, better vibration damping excellent toughness and weight savings compared to other materials.  This frame offers 350g weight savings over the aluminum version.

Salsa Fatbike Geometry:  The geometry used across our entire fatbike line has remained basically unchanged since developing the Beargrease Carbon back in 2012.  We've adapted it to all our fatbike models because it works extremely well in all conditions and use cases, whether it be riding groomed singletrack at your local trail, exploring a deserted beach, or embarking across the wild frozen expanses of Alaska in the ITI race.  At it's core, we use the shortest chainstay possible in conjunction with the headtube angle and fork offset that place the rider's center of gravity further over the rear wheel.  This location and combination of front and rear center is key to getting a fatbike that is stable, steers, well in loose conditions, and still also feels nimble and agile despite the massive wheels and tires.  For 2018, all models, regardless of 4" or 5" tire size, feature 440mm or shorter chainstay lengths!  A low bottom bracket height is also key, to keep the rider's center of gravity low, and to make dabbing and dismounting easier.

27.5 x 4" Wheel and Tire Size:  For 2018 Beargrease rolls on the 27.5 x 4" wheel and tire size.  For groomed snow or dirt the increase in diameter provides increased rollover, a longer contact patch and the floatation of a 5" tire without the added rolling resistance.

Makwa Carbon Fork:  The Makwa fork is our fatbike race fork.  Lightweight and stripped of "extras", its thru-axle design boosts stiffness and aids in solid tracking on the trail.

Front Fork Wheel and Tire Options:  The fork included with this frame works with the following wheel and tire combinations. 26" x 3.8 - 4.8" on up to a 100mm rim, 29" x 2.25" - 3" (including 29+), 27.5 x 3.0" - 4"

Rear Wheel and Tire Options:  Beargrease Carbon is designed for use wiht 26" x 4" fatbike wheels on rims up to 100 mm wide.  The frame is also compatible with the following wheel and tire combinations.  26 x 4.5" on up to 100 mm rim (1x only), 26 x 4.6" - 4.8" on up to 80 mm rim (1x only), 29 x 2.25" - 3" (including 29+), 27.5 x 3.0" - 4.0"

177 x 12 mm Symmetrical Rear Spacing:  Results in a strong rear wheel and frame; maintains proper chainline with crankset.

1x & 2x Drivetrain Compatible:  This frame is compatible with both 1x and 2x drivetrain setups.  A removable direct mount front derailleur bracket allows for a clean 1x build.

PressFit 41 x 121mm Bottom Bracket:  Compatible with all 1x and 2x fatbike specific cranks in both GXP and 24 mm spindle types, that matches up to 170 / 177 mm rear spacing.

Full-Length Internal Housing Cable Routing:  Full-length housing improves shifting performance in poor conditions and increases use time between maintenance intervals.

Multiple Bottle Cages:  Accepts 2 bottles per frame.

Salsa Cycles Limited Warranty

All Salsa products are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Every Salsa frame, component, and apparel has a useful product life cycle. The length of that useful product life cycle will vary depending on the construction and the materials of the product, maintenance and care the product receives, and the amount and type of use the product is subjected to over its life. Your bike has an intended level of use as defined by the ASTM Riding Condition Classification Chart. Failure to adhere to the use cases identified in this chart will void your warranty. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.

NOTE: All warranty periods below apply to original owner only

Five-Year Warranty
Steel frames
Titanium frames
Carbon frames
Carbon front triangle of suspension frames

Three-Year Warranty
Aluminum frames
Aluminum front triangles of suspension frames
All Salsa forks
All Salsa components

Two-Year Warranty
Aluminum chainstays of suspension frames
Aluminum seatstays of suspension frames
Carbon seatstays of suspension frames
All other suspension frame parts (excludes hanger, pivot hardware, bearings)

One-Year Warranty
All apparel
All frame bags

Salsa Cycles does not guarantee the compatibility of original components with a warranty replacement frame. Salsa Cycles is not responsible for parts or labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds.

Salsa Cycles cannot guarantee a color match to the original frame, component, or apparel in the event of a replacement.

This warranty applies to 2014 and newer model bicycles and covers only Salsa Cycles branded product. Any other original part or component shall be covered by the stated warranty of the original manufacturer. Any products not specifically included above are hereby excluded.

This warranty does not cover the following:

Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assemble

Bicycles that were not assembled or serviced by an authorized Salsa Cycles dealer

Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition, or for commercial purposes such as rental, courier, police, security, etc, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use

Installation of components, parts, or accessories not originally intended for use with or compatible with Salsa frames and components

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from an unauthorized dealer

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from third-party internet sites, including auction websites, and regional trading websites (examples: Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist) are not covered under this warranty, even if you have a receipt

Sandblasting, sanding, grinding, wire brushing, filing, welding, brazing, drilled holes, anodizing, refinishing, powder coating, or chrome plating the bicycle, frame, or component will void the warranty

Internal rust perforation on all steel frames

Wear, scratches, chips and cracks to paint, finish, or coating on all Salsa frames and components

Bent or broken derailleur hangers or Alternator plates

Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds

Damage to carbon fiber caused by any carbon assembly paste

Normal wear and tear

Legal Disclaimer
This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Salsa Cycles, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Salsa Cycles product and is not transferable. This warranty applies only to Salsa Cycles products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Salsa Cycles be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to our products except as set forth herein. This warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.


For 2013 and older model bicycles and products, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Salsa Cycles product instructions, or contact Salsa Cycles or your authorized Salsa dealer for the applicable warranty information.

Proof of purchase is required before a warranty claim is processed. Salsa Cycles therefore strongly encourages warranty registration at Failure to register will not affect consumer rights under the limited warranty stated above, so long as the consumer can show in a reasonable manner proof of original ownership and the date the Salsa Cycles product was purchased.

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Frame Beargrease Carbon
Fork Salsa Makwa Carbon
Headset Cane Creek 40
Rear Shock na
Rims/Wheels Sun Ringle Mulefut 27.5" x 80mm Tubeless Ready
Hubs Front: Sun Ringle 15 x 150 mm Rear: Sun Ringle 12 x 177 mm
Spokes Stainless
Tires Maxxis Minion FBF Front and FBR Rear 27.5 x 3.8", 60 tpi, EXO, Tubeless Ready
Crankset Raceface Aeffect
Chainwheel Raceface 30t Direct Mount
Bottom Bracket Raceface
Chain KMC X11-1
Front Derailleur na
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX 11
Rear Cogs Shimano SLX 11-46t
Shifters Shimano SLX 11
Handlebars Salsa Salt Flat Deluxe
Tape/Grips Salsa File Tread Lock-On
Stem Salsa Guide Trail
Brake Levers Sram Level
Brakes Sram Level w/ Centerline 160 mm Rotors
Pedals na
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Seat Post Salsa Guide
Seat Binder Salsa
Color(s) Black
Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
Small BK1690P BEA33409179N
Medium BK1691P
Large BK1692P
X-Large BK1693P


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