2022 Salsa Mukluk

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Salsa's Mukluk is their versatile carbon 26" fatbike. With many mounting options it continues Salsa's focus on building great bikepacking bikes, even for winter travel.

What we like:

  • Lots of attachment points on the carbon frame and fork for packs.
  • Nice geometry for this type of bike.
  • Great stand over which helps when riding narrow packed trails with lots of soft snow on the sides.

What we don't like:

  • Only fits 4" tires on 27.5. Although targeted towards groomed racing, being able to fit at least a 4.5" in 27.5 would make this a great multi-purpose tool like their competitors.
  • Although the component spec is pretty good for the price, calling this an "XT" build is a little deceptive. A few more components should be XT level for that label. We would prefer if at least the cassette and brakes were XT as well.
White 2022 Salsa Mukluk microSHIFT fatbike

Key Specs

Specifications for the Salsa Mukluk that are the most important to picking a mountain bike.
Specs Mukluk Microshift Advent X Mukluk C XT
Price (USD)19993999
Rear Travel (mm)00
Front Travel (mm)00
Head Tube Angle6969
Seat Tube Angle7373
Wheel Size (in)2626
Max Tire Width (in)29x3, 27.5x4 26x4.829x3, 27.5x4 26x4.8
Component Group-SLX/XT
Frame MaterialAluminumCarbon
Weight (kgs)--
Components for each model of the Salsa Mukluk comes with.
ComponentMukluk Microshift Advent XMukluk C XT
ForkBearpawKingpin Deluxe
Tires45NRTH Dillinger 5, 26 x 4.6" 60 TPI, Tubeless-Ready, Tan Wall, Studdable45NRTH Dillinger 5, 26 x 4.6" 60 TPI, Tubeless-Ready, Tan Wall, Studdable
WheelsetHubs: SUNRinglé SRC 15 x 150 mm, SUNRinglé SRC 12 x 197 mm Rims: SUNRinglé Mulefüt SL 80 mmHubs: SUNRinglé SRC 15 x 150 mm, SUNRinglé SRC 12 x 197 mm Rims: SUNRinglé Mulefüt SL 80 mm
BrakesTektro HD-M275/HD-M276SRAM G2 RS
RotorsTektro 160mm/160mmSRAM Centerline 160mm/160mm
StemSalsa Guide Trail, 35.0 mm diameterSalsa Guide Trail, 35.0 mm diameter
HeadsetFSA Orbit 1.5E NO.57E-TCane Creek 40
HandlebarsRace Face Aeffect R 35Race Face Aeffect R 35
Shift LeversMicroSHIFT Trail ProShimano XT M8100
Grips Salsa File Tread Lock-On Salsa File Tread Lock-On
SaddleWTB Volt Cromoly MediumWTB Volt Cromoly Medium
SeatpostSalsa GuideSalsa Guide
CassetteMicroSHIFT CS-H104, 11–48t, 10-speedShimano SLX M7100, 10–51t, 12-speed
ChainSRAM PC-1031Shimano SLX M7100
CranksetSamox Direct Mount, 30tRace Face Turbine, 30t
Rear DerailleurMicroSHIFT Active Motion RD+ with clutchShimano XT M8100
Geometry numbers for each Salsa Mukluk, the fit, feel, & handling.
Geometry Mukluk Microshift Advent X Mukluk C XT
Crank Length (mm)170170
Stem Length (mm)6060
Handlebar Width (mm)780780
Reach (mm)428.1428.1
Top Tube Length (mm)615615
Stack (mm)611.4611.4
Wheelbase (mm)1128.71120.6
Chainstay Length (mm)440432
BB Drop (mm)6363
Head Tube Angle (degrees)6969
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)7373
Head Tube Length (mm)120123
Bike Standover Height (mm)719.7722.8
Fork Rake Offset (mm)5151
Fork Length (mm)483483