Bucksaw is our paradigm-shattering full-suspension fatbike, blurring the lines between “fatbike” and “full-suspension mountain bike.” Whether tackling the rocky ledges of the deserts southwest or the bumpy Icelandic tundra, Bucksaw eats it all up in confidence. The “Where can I ride Bucksaw?” question in your mind will quickly change to “Where can’t I ride Bucksaw?”

  • Features
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  • Frame Specs
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  • F.A.Q.
  • Warranty
  • Setup & Instructions
Can I run 29-plus rims and tires on this frame? +
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Can I run 27.5-plus rims and tires on this frame? +
Can I run tires larger than 26 x 4.0" tires on this frame? +
Can I use a different rear shock? +
Do you offer touch-up paint? +
How do I properly service/torque the pivots & bearings? +
How do I take care of my suspension fork or rear shock? +
I crashed and dented (or cracked) my frame. Is it safe to ride? +
What is the warranty for this bike? +
What suspension fork can I use on this bike? +
What width rims can I use on this frame? +

Salsa Cycles Limited Warranty

All Salsa products are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Every Salsa frame, component, and apparel has a useful product life cycle. The length of that useful product life cycle will vary depending on the construction and the materials of the product, maintenance and care the product receives, and the amount and type of use the product is subjected to over its life. Your bike has an intended level of use as defined by the ASTM Riding Condition Classification Chart. Failure to adhere to the use cases identified in this chart will void your warranty. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.

NOTE: All warranty periods below apply to original owner only

Five-Year Warranty
Steel frames
Titanium frames
Carbon frames
Carbon front triangle of suspension frames

Three-Year Warranty
Aluminum frames
Aluminum front triangles of suspension frames
All Salsa forks
All Salsa components

Two-Year Warranty
Aluminum chainstays of suspension frames
Aluminum seatstays of suspension frames
Carbon seatstays of suspension frames
All other suspension frame parts (excludes hanger, pivot hardware, bearings)

One-Year Warranty
All apparel
All frame bags

Salsa Cycles does not guarantee the compatibility of original components with a warranty replacement frame. Salsa Cycles is not responsible for parts or labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds.

Salsa Cycles cannot guarantee a color match to the original frame, component, or apparel in the event of a replacement.

This warranty applies to 2014 and newer model bicycles and covers only Salsa Cycles branded product. Any other original part or component shall be covered by the stated warranty of the original manufacturer. Any products not specifically included above are hereby excluded.

This warranty does not cover the following:

Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assemble

Bicycles that were not assembled or serviced by an authorized Salsa Cycles dealer

Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition, or for commercial purposes such as rental, courier, police, security, etc, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use

Installation of components, parts, or accessories not originally intended for use with or compatible with Salsa frames and components

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from an unauthorized dealer

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from third-party internet sites, including auction websites, and regional trading websites (examples: Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist) are not covered under this warranty, even if you have a receipt

Sandblasting, sanding, grinding, wire brushing, filing, welding, brazing, drilled holes, anodizing, refinishing, powder coating, or chrome plating the bicycle, frame, or component will void the warranty

Internal rust perforation on all steel frames

Wear, scratches, chips and cracks to paint, finish, or coating on all Salsa frames and components

Bent or broken derailleur hangers or Alternator plates

Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds

Damage to carbon fiber caused by any carbon assembly paste

Normal wear and tear

Legal Disclaimer
This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Salsa Cycles, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Salsa Cycles product and is not transferable. This warranty applies only to Salsa Cycles products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Salsa Cycles be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to our products except as set forth herein. This warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.


For 2013 and older model bicycles and products, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Salsa Cycles product instructions, or contact Salsa Cycles or your authorized Salsa dealer for the applicable warranty information.

Proof of purchase is required before a warranty claim is processed. Salsa Cycles therefore strongly encourages warranty registration at salsacycles.com. Failure to register will not affect consumer rights under the limited warranty stated above, so long as the consumer can show in a reasonable manner proof of original ownership and the date the Salsa Cycles product was purchased.

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360° View


Sensibly, Salsa appears to have recognised that for the vast majority of riders, a frame that is comfortable to ride and forgiving of mistakes is a desirable commodity.
-SingletrackWorld.com – June 2016


Salsa hit a home run with the Bucksaw in general, and the carbon version makes it even sweeter. If you have been thinking of upgrading your bike to a Bucksaw, I don’t think you would be disappointed.
-Singletracks.com - April 2016


For an intrepid mountain bike explorer in such a location, I’d venture to say that a full suspension fat bike might be the singular critical item that they need to fully and enjoyable explore that terrain.
-Singletracks.com – October 2015


It's been a while since a bike gave me goosebumps, but that's just what the Salsa Bucksaw did.
-Bicycling Magazine – March 2015


The Bucksaw is at the forefront of what’s available, with the chops to roll through parks in the winter or to tackle a big race like La Ruta.
-GearPatrol.com – February 2015


I had more fun on the Bucksaw than on any other bike I've ridden in the last few years, which says a lot given that I've been lucky enough to ride some pretty amazing machines in that time.
-PINKBIKE.com – January 2015


2014 Dirt Rag Editor’s Choice – Bikes Category
-DirtRagMag.com – November 2014


Salsa Bucksaw – Bravely going where no fat bike has gone before.
-Fat-Bike.com – November 2014


“…the Bucksaw positively rails singletrack, skips over rugged sections, and floats atop chatter bumps like a hovercraft, or, perhaps, a town car. You’ll find yourself seeking out wiggly s-turns for the sheer bounce-house fun of it, and before too long you’ll look at skinnier bikes as if they’re the weird ones.
-National Geographic Gear Of The Year 2014


The world's first full-suspension fatbike won't just make you fall in love with mountain biking again. It will make you a better rider.
-Outside Magazine Online – September 2014


Salsa is very keen to point out that this is not a fat Spearfish or Horsethief. Instead it is a purpose built bike, designed from the ground up. One of the most crucial points to the design was characterizing how fat bike tires perform.
-BikeRumor.com – July 2014


My takeaway from my (far too brief) ride on the Bucksaw is this: Is it faster? Maybe? Is it better? That’s a loaded question. Is it fun? Oh hell yeah.
-Dirt Rag – July 2014


Video – Salsa’s Mike Riemer Talks About The Full-Suspension Bucksaw
-Fat-Bike.com – July 2014


We took a couple of different rides on the Bucksaw just to make sure our initial ride impression was correct. This is the first truly well thought out and executed full suspension fat-bike on the market.
-Fat-Bike.com – July 2014


The rear suspension seems well sorted. Climbing and pedaling is actually quite efficient as the Weagle suspension just floated over rough climbs without locking out or sagging. It just remained high in its sag position, quickly responding to bumps. Braking hard into rough turns was pretty cool as the bike really did seem more active than most bike systems that stiffen up under hard braking.
-MTBR – July 2014


The objective was simple enough, to put a fleet of Bucksaws through the paces on a wide variety of trail surfaces to see firsthand how they stack up. By trip’s end the impressions were unanimous––the Bucksaw is something special.
-ExpeditionPortal.com – May 2014


Many readers will look at the Bucksaw and ask “Where would I ride such a thing?” The answer is, of course, “Wherever you want.” From our brief time aboard the Bucksaw it is clear that this bike is best suited to heinously rough terrain and for exploring trails less traveled.
-BikeRadar.com – April 2014