Salsa – Full-Suspension Fatbike??

Are we seeing the future of full suspension fatbikes taking shape, I think so. Well the team at Salsa are working on it right now!

You can follow the link below and post your comments on there website to help them develop the wheel travel and rim & tire width that you would like to see.

My personal wishlist would be as follows:

  • 100mm – wheel travel front & rear.
  • 3.7/3.8 tires.
  • 82mm rims maximum.

Anything wider like 4.5’s on 100mm rims would make no sense to me for a FS bike.

Here’s a quote from the article: “The inspiration for this project came from numerous people within our team (in a strangely timely convergence actually) and from the fact that fatbikes are being ridden all year long as opposed to being strictly thought of as snow or winter bikes. There is such tremendous capability within these machines that we wanted to have some full-suspension prototypes built to explore the concept further.”

Click here to read the full story: Prototype Talk: Full-Suspension Fatbike

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4 Responses to Salsa – Full-Suspension Fatbike??

  1. Hi, I’ve ended up a lurker around your site only a few months. I adore this article and your entire web site! Looking in front to reading more!

  2. Earthshimmer says:

    I’ve been hoping for a full-suspension fat bike for years. Ultimately I’d like to see a 2-wheel drive model for ultimate off-road, off-trail circumnavigation, especially for desert arroyos and other fun places.

    Earthshimmer

  3. barton cohen says:

    i have followed your innovation with the surly pugsley for a long time,never rode one,i see you designing a prototype full suspension,and looking for feedback,i own 2 dutch cargo bikes.and one pronghorn mountain bike,all made in denmark,i admire your vision because of the small niche you are in but continue to innovate,nobody can predict the future,but i an over 60 year old alll year round rider,snow,ice beach,rain,freezing weather,would love nothing better to see the mountain bike industry have mass appeal,then the fat tire,i have many ideas and thoughts on how this can be improved,i know you are busy,so when you find the time,maybe you would want to get this information from me barton cohen 609-816-0935

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