2024 Salsa Cycles Fat-Bike Announcement

The marketing department at Salsa Cycles HQ have just released details of their 2024 Fat-Bike line up and if you didn’t know, there’s some big news…

We’ve got new spec, new colors, and a new name!


The Beargrease was inspired in part by John Beargrease, the son of an Anishinaabe chief, who carried mail along Minnesota’s North Shore in the winter time in the 19th century. Thanks to the Beargrease family they have approved further use of the name.

The Salsa Beargrease is a fat bike built to go faster than you knew fat bikes could go. The superlight frame and fork coupled with 27.5 x 4.0″ wheels and tires allows you to cover challenging terrain quickly. The Beargrease is perfect for testing yourself in a snowy endurance race or embarking on a long-distance overnight bike trip.

  • Kingpin Deluxe or Bearpaw fork depending on the Beargrease model
  • 27.5 x 4.0″” tires on 80 mm rims
  • 15 x 150mm front spacing
  • 12 x 197mm rear spacing
  • 1 x 12 or 1 x 11 drivetrain depending on model
  • Internal sleeved cable routing
  • Available in 5 sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Beargrease C XT

Beargrease C Cues 11


Heyday!, formerly the Mukluk, is their most versatile fat tire bike.

Why the name change Salsa?

In 2020, Salsa consulted with a third-party group to audit our product names for problematic or offensive vocabulary. The audit and other external feedback identified the Mukluk name – inspired by traditional indigenous footwear in arctic regions – as potentially problematic. With this in mind, we have chosen to change the Mukluk name for MY24. We have developed a new name, Heyday!, that speaks to our brand values and the platform’s ride experience. We recognize that we have appropriated and benefited from the use of an indigenous term, and we are working on a plan to support the affected communities. We will have more to share in the future.

Its generous tire clearance allows for maximum flotation on soft surfaces, and many cargo mounts equip you to ride further. With carbon and aluminum frame options, 26 x 4.6” tires for maximum float, and a multitude of cargo mounts, Heyday! is your ticket to all-terrain adventures whether its on snow, sand or rugged backcountry.

  • Carbon fiber or aluminum frame depending on Heyday! model
  • Kingpin fork on carbon model, Bearpaw fork on aluminum model
  • 26 x 4.6” tires on 80 mm rims
  • 15 x 150mm front spacing
  • 12 x 197mm rear spacing
  • Alternator dropouts
  • Dropper post compatible with stealth routing on Carbon model
  • Internal sleeved cable routing
  • Compatible with Salsa Alternator 190 Rear Rack with Salsa Rack-Lock or Post-Lock
  • Available in 5 sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Heyday! Carbon Deore 12

Heyday! Advent

Check out https://www.salsacycles.com/bikes/fat-tire

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  1. Salsa went woke…a step down from consideration…No matter what somebody will say they are offended. don’t take offense where none was intended.

    • As long as the bike is good, the name change (regardless of the reason) is a non issue.

  2. Seems kind of strange to change the name of the bike based on traditional arctic footwear and keep the name of an actual person (John Beargrease) ) without giving some kind of payment to the family for the continued revenue based on his name. Just a question based on the wording of the article.

  3. WTF, Mukluk was the perfect name and has a lot of history behind.
    I have 2012 version and wife has 2015???.
    These days it seems you have to please everybody.
    Fatback changed name to Corvus and now this…
    What next?…

    • no way – that would be more like the last of the supercharged big block hemi’s ala mad maxx – #thefatbikeformerlyknownasmukluk

  4. “Salsa consulted with a third-party group to audit our product names for problematic or offensive vocabulary”

    I seriously doubt that any indigenous people have been harmed by having a bicycle named after a pair of Mukluks.

    I do seriously expect this is a grift from some progressive pressure group, and that the “consultation” was not free.

    It’s the Washington Redskins all over again. Was a Salsa owner/fan, but I’ll not be supporting this with my wallet.

  5. Being Salsa, is located in the ultra woke state of Minnesota, isn’t naming anything after Native Americans, considered racist,as everything these days is. How ’bout naming the bike after a Blizzard or impassable fat-bike trail. Even better, why not have the bike laser-engraved by the buyer, whom can give the bike any name. And, my 250 pound frame road a Beargrease, in 2021. Yip. The bottom bracket and the seatstays showed fractures. Carbon. Not a great material for us heavy riders. Worse, Salsa bikes are made in the same building that a dozen other bike brands are made. In China.

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