Introducing Bucksaw Carbon

Today we’re excited to announce Bucksaw Carbon is scheduled for arrival in Spring, 2015.

We knew we had created something truly special with the introduction of the Bucksaw full-suspension fatbike, and riders, dealers, and media - some with initially raised eyebrows – have confirmed it.

Why carbon? For increased chassis stiffness that further enhances pedaling efficiency and delivers an incredibly precise steering feel. The combination of knowing your front wheel is going exactly where you put it, incredible Split Pivot™ rear suspension performance, and the traction and stability of low-pressure, high-volume four-inch tires, boosts confidence, improves handling and helps you ride faster over rough terrain.

Our high modulus Bucksaw Carbon frame also provides incredible vibration damping and incredible toughness, while also being 300 grams lighter weight than a similar size alloy Bucksaw frame.

Bucksaw Carbon Complete Bikes will have an MSRP of $6499. Bucksaw Carbon Frames have an MSRP of $2699.

Bucksaw Carbon Complete Bike Spec

Bucksaw Carbon Frame Geometry

Note that Bucksaw Carbon shares the same frame geometry as our aluminum Bucksaw frames


One other note, Bucksaw 1 models begin shipping to dealers November 10th, followed by Bucksaw 2 models about two weeks later.

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Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.


Claude | November 6th, 2014

I like in whistler, and salsa, should by promoted here, this area is a fat bike 4 season place.
How can I get in touch with you. I work as a coach and consultant for high level athletes around the world, I also have a demo facility at whistler Olympic park. And I would love to promote the bucksaw carbon. Please advice and get in touch with me, thanks kindly

Anthony Ferradino | November 6th, 2014

I truly believe this bike, The Bucksaw, will revolutionize the world of cycling, especially in the mountain biking realm of things. One seriously badass, take-no-prisoners kind of enduro, go where you want to kind of bike. And now in carbon?!?!?! My world of N+1 just set it’s sight’s on a new “+1.” And that bike is the Bucksaw Carbon.

Olov | November 6th, 2014

The game changer just changed the game again. Well done Salsa Cycles. Stunning bike, best out there. I completely agree with Anthony.

Jordan | November 6th, 2014

Great bike! Maybe republish this page without the word underline red spellchecks intact :)

Peter deMos | November 6th, 2014

That is an incredible bike but with the new wide 27.5 plus fitting into most 29ers would those existing bikes not give this some serious competition? I will have a Niner RIP9 with the set up fairly soon.

Fabio | November 6th, 2014

Great Bike!

What is the weight in this configuration, with carbon rims?

STS | November 6th, 2014

I don’t get the geometry especially for size XL which I would need. Compared to other Salsa mountain bikes (and other manufacturer’s mountain bike frames), for instance the El Mariachi, the Stack dimension is really low. I would really like to understand what is the thought behind those short head tubes and low stack dimensions?

Bryan | November 6th, 2014

Rode the Bucksaw 1 at the Apache Trail Demo Day (Phoenix) and it was awesome. We have owned many bikes and ridden many miles over the last 4 decades…and this bike is a game changer. No wonder when asked yesterday about a Carbon version…the Salsa guy’s just smiled. Really looking forward to getting our first Bucksaw 1’s into the family and then the Carbon when available. Great job Salsa.

mjt | November 6th, 2014

Erm, can we get one to trial just to see if it is capable of meeting the requirements of a foul Scottish Witer, then we will see if it is a game changer.  Lovely colour though.

HAPPYBOYC | November 6th, 2014

This is what I have been waiting for…. Ordered :)

yakkoTDI | November 10th, 2014

Darn you to heck!! It is bad enough I couldn’t get the aluminum frame in orange and now you make this in a better colour before even shipping my ugly blue one.

Paul | November 11th, 2014

Hmm…I wonder if this would fit 29+...seems like we’re right around the corner from a 160mm full suspension fat bike that could be 26x4.0, 29+, 29, B+ and do everything from your local Enduro to your national tour all while weighing less than a full suspension bike of yesterday.

Sem rgpv result | November 12th, 2014

The Future of Bikes is today.

Sam | November 22nd, 2014

I took a really short spin on the BS1 and fell in love with it. Now I have to decide between a BS1 and a carbon. What a sweet bike- Thanks Salsa!!!

Rob | December 4th, 2014

I was lucky enough to get to ride this bike for a day.  It outshines every other fat (and most non-fat) bikes I’ve ever ridden.  I have mine on order.  Spring will not come soon enough.

Mark Prickett | December 20th, 2014

Being the owner ( a happy one at that ) of two Beargrease xx1 carbon Fatties I can’t wait to chew some dirt on the carbon Bucksaw.
If it provides half of the thrill of the Beargrease ,which has transformed the way I ride, I will be
Amazed all over again.
I changed my order of the Bucksaw one as soon as I learned of the carbon version!
Salsa has proved to me that they indeed changed the mountain bike scene with the Beargrease . You should see the look on other riders faces when they get crushed on a big knarly climb by a ” Fattie” !
Have not ridden my Santa Cruz Highball carbon since getting the Beargrease and its a full on rocket ship with xtr and a paltry 22 pound weight!
Testament to Salsa’s fat bike design and ride quality.
Cmon Bucksaw!!

Filip | December 27th, 2014

Would love to get the frame-set (switch over current gears and breaks), the red color i like a lot too. Need a Belgian test-rider? When will the frame-set be available?

Luca | January 15th, 2015

Fantastic bike, is also 120 mm rock shox bluto compatibile or only the 100 mm version?

Anthony Ferradino | January 16th, 2015

Framesets are coming in March/April. Make sure to pre-order as they are going to be in high demand.
The frameset of the Bucksaw is designed around a 100mm front suspension.

Filip | January 23rd, 2015

LBS received a May delivery time.

Luca | January 23rd, 2015

Fantastic bike, unfortunately in Italy no pre order accepted.

Tiziano De Meo | January 23rd, 2015

...guys what is the weight of this full carbon?

Luca | January 23rd, 2015

I want to stay around 13,5 kg with Cannonadale hollogram, SRAM XX1 components, carbon handlebar and stem, RS reverb and the incredible lightweight fat wheels Kuroshiro Enso in Tune hubs. A dream bike!!!!

Filip | January 23rd, 2015

I ordered the Tune Fat-King/Kong hubs too but preferred the 65mm Nextie’s instead of 85mm from Kuroshiros.

Luca | January 23rd, 2015

Filip good choice.
Guys for an inseam of 85,5 centimeters and height of 182 centimeters, with a saddle height of 75,6 centimeters what do you suggest for size frame M or L? Your support is appreciated. Thanks, Luca.

PK | January 27th, 2015

Luca - Your proportions are almost exactly like mine. You are directly between sizes. I can easily ride mediums with our stock cockpit, but have been more recently riding a large w/ a 50mm stem for a similar fit, but more progressive handling & feel.  It will depend on your riding style/preference.  If you are into the wider bar & short stem thing, then go large.  If you prefer a little more traditional feel, stick with the medium.

Luca | January 27th, 2015

PK thanks for your advice I will go for a Large frame since I prefer large bar and short stem

Crazym | February 6th, 2015

Bože, jsem se zamiloval, to chci :-)  Jenomže jsem chudý :-(
God, I love them, I want it. :-)  But I am poor. :-(

Filip | February 23rd, 2015

Did FrostBike bring any more details on when exactly he will become available as “spring” is 3 months….

Brent | February 23rd, 2015

should of done the teal color like the 1 or color options some of us cant stand stand yelllow and red but awsome bike would still give both nuts an ear and some teeth for it

Arnaldur | March 16th, 2015

Awesome color. Looking forward to trying one of these some day

Luca | March 21st, 2015

Did you start shipping dealers in Europe?

Kid Riemer | March 23rd, 2015

Luca - The Bucksaw Carbon has not yet shipped to USA or Europe.

Brian | April 12th, 2015

Any updates on the ETA of the Carbon Bucksaw frame in small for Minnesota? Thanks

Luca | April 22nd, 2015

I don’t know why but I fell you are late with the carbon frame…....

Kid Riemer | April 23rd, 2015

Brian - Bucksaw Carbon bikes will begin shipping in mid-May.

Tiziano De Meo | April 26th, 2015

Kid, when start shipping dealers in Europe (Italy)?

Ward | May 2nd, 2015

Kid, any updates on when the Bucksaw 1 will ship, ordered frame in November and still waiting patiently, although it’s running on empty, perhaps the carbon frame will ship earlier?

Kid Riemer | May 4th, 2015

Ward, please email Zach or Andy at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  They have the abilities to dig into that sort of information. I’m of no use in that regard. Sorry. -Kid

Kid Riemer | May 4th, 2015

Tiziano De Meo - from our Sales Manager: Bucksaw Carbon’s will be available in Italy in early June.  Please check in with our distributor Pedal Domain for inventory availability.

Thanks for your interest. -Kid

Katherine Fuller | May 22nd, 2015


Seriously… it weighs as much as my Yeti SB66 and has tires as wide as my Pugsley.

I read somewhere that’s it’s not really intended to be a winter bike. Most of my snow riding is on groomed trails/groomed snowmobile U.S. Forest Service roads. Cold but not frigid (this is sunny Colorado). Wide tires essential, suspension not. Thoughts? Take the Bluto off for winter? Wrap the rear shock in Saran Wrap? Don’t worry about it? I also see potential for 27.5x2.8 summer tires, just for funsies…

brian | August 3rd, 2015

Just checked today and Carbon Bucksaw frame (don’t know about whole bike) will be available in September 2015

Luca | August 4th, 2015

I got it!!! Tested on the beach and trails also with 27.5 plus wheels fantastic bike go to buy it right now (if you are able to find it)!!!!

Marque | August 11th, 2015

I’ve had one on order since May. Is there a place within 200 miles of Florence, SC 29501 that I can at least TEST RIDE one?

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