Can’t say we didn’t see this coming. With the stratospheric boom in popularity of fat bikes and the positive reaction to the aluminum version of the Bucksaw, Salsa has just let loose that a carbon fiber version will be joining it on the trails in the near future.
Still built around 100mm of travel through the excellent Split Pivot suspension design, the carbon Bucksaw promises to be lighter and stiffer for even more performance. Salsa says the frame weighs 300 grams less than the aluminum version.
A carbon Bucksaw frame will set you back $2,699 and a complete bike will retail for $6,499.
The aluminum Bucksaw begins shipping to dealers until next week, and the carbon fiber version will arrive in the spring. If you’re lamenting the fact that winter will be over, rest assured a bike like this will be fun all year long. I rode one on the dry and rocky trails in Utah and was blown away by its capabilities and even named it one of my Editor’s Choice products in the current issue of Dirt Rag.
Stay tuned for more details of the carbon Bucksaw as they become available.