Salsa Bucksaw 1

Salsa Bucksaw 1

2 Reviews for Bucksaw 1

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 This is a very good all terrain bike that if set up correctly can just about go anywhere. Its also a good choice for bike packing and the long haul. All fat bike are a little slow off the start but the fun factor will overshadow any moderate perceived slowness. The Bucksaw is very capable at descending and will climb up a wall. If your looking to be the fastest of your buddies on the trail then this is not for you but if your looking for fun and go anywhere adventure this is a good choice.
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 Rode the Bucksaw for a good while at a demo day and was rather disappointed. The split pivot gave far too much pedal bob for bikes of this era. Also, the bike was just slow on climbs. Yes I know it's a fat bike... however, the Beargrease Suspension was far superior in just about every way. Although it is a full suspension frame, it ramps through the suspension very quickly with a harsh bottom out. The bike descended rather well but the suspension limited it to mild AM/Enduro trails. No way could this frame handle harsher DH descents. And it pedalled too poorly to get to the top of the AM and Enduro trails. The component check is great, but I'm not here to review the components - I'm here to give my review of the bike.

I think it's a good platform, but give Salsa a few years to fine tune it. They need to decide what they want this bike to actually be. If they are going for enduro, slacken the headtube, give more rear suspension travel with a more linear shock rate with an aggressive ramp-up right at the end. If they want it for AM, increase the seattube angle and fine-tune the severe pedal bob.

Pros: Light for a fat bike. Great component spec. Didn't wander and pull front tire on climbs.

Cons: Seat tube angle was too slack. Pedal bob.
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flag Sixtyniner (Feb 11, 2016 at 18:19)
 Were the shock/fork set up properly for your weight? It sounds like it could have needed some more air.
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Salsa Bucksaw 1 (MSRP $4999) — Bucksaw 1 is our premium full-suspension fatbike featuring Dave Weagle’s incredible Split Pivot rear suspension technology. The 6066 aluminum frame (with high-modulus carbon seatstays) utilizes a 15mm thru-axle, tapered RockShox Bluto fork on the front end, while the RockShox Monarch RT3 shock takes care of the rear. A SRAM XO1/X1 drivetrain provides solid performance in the roughest of conditions, while SRAM Guide RS brakes provide reliable stopping power. The RockShox Reverb dropper post with Stealth routing lets you lower you seat for the chunder down under. Most importantly, the front and rear-thru axle wheelset features premium folding bead Surly Nate 3.8” tires mounted to Large Marge Lite rims for a nice, round tire profile, and improved ride quality on dirt and rock.

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Release Date 2015
Price $4,999
Travel 100
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT3
Fork RockShox Bluto, 100mm travel, tapered, 15 x 150mm
Headset Cane Creek 10 ZS44/56
Cassette SRAM 11-speed, 10-42t
Crankarms SRAM X1
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01
Chain KMC X11
Shifter Pods SRAM X01, 11-speed
Handlebar Salsa Rustler 1 Carbon, 15mm riser, 740mm wide
Stem Thomson X4
Grips Salsa Backcountry Lock-On
Brakes SRAM Guide RS
Hubs Salsa Fat Conversion, 150mm/170mm
Spokes Stainless, butted, black
Rim Surly Marge Lite w/ holes
Tires Surly Nate 26 x 3.8", 120tpi, folding
Seat WTB Pure V Race
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth

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