Lot's of updates today folks. It's a mix of good news and not to good news. Here are the details. We'll do our best to answer questions. Question about other models will be gathered and saved for a different blog post.
MUKLUK COMPLETE BIKES
We are in production of complete bikes in our Minnesota facility. Bikes have started shipping to our authorized dealers. Our first shipment of bikes went to Alaska. ALL of this first production is going to Salsa Authorized Dealers. We will be shipping complete through mid December to our Salsa Authorized Dealers that had them prebooked early. Again, if you want a bike from the first bike production, please contact one of our dealers as this will likely be the only way to get one from this first production.
MUKLUK FRAME KITS
Mukuluk is available as a frameset as well. Framesets are in transit. Most of the first shipment is also prebooked. Again, if you want one, please contact one of our Salsa Authorized Dealers. Frames will start shipping in limited quantities to our dealers in early December. Look for a detailed blog post coming soon about building a Mukluk up from a frame kit.
Our pilot production run is complete and we are in production of the framesets. While we had hoped to have them available to ship in 2010, it does look as though these will arrive in January 2011. We have frames scheduled to arrive for both frame sale and bike production in our Minnesota facility. All of this first Spearfish shipment is also pre sold to Authorized Dealers. If you are looking to purchase one of these fine framesets or bikes, please contact one of our Salsa Authorized Dealers. It is the only way you will be able to get one of these from the first production.
The new Casseroll is in production as you can see from the pics above. These will be available starting mid to late January 2011. Bikes & frame kits will be available. Bikes will be made available to our Authorized Dealers first. We also will have frame kits available to non stocking dealers as well. Frame kits include frame, fork & front rack.
The new steel Fargo is in production as well. These will be available starting mid to late January 2011. Bikes & Frames will be available to both Authorized Dealers and to non stocking dealers. Not all of these are presold to our Authorized Dealer base at this time. We will of course ship our dealer orders first, but we will have frames and bikes available for non stocking dealers.
Wow….That is a lot of updates which I am certain will spark a bunch of questions. We'll do our best to answer questions.
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Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.