Introducing The 2018 Beargrease

We’re excited to announce the arrival of the 2018 Beargrease line up. Around 2010 or so, Engineer Pete Koski declared that he wanted to design, “a fat bike that ripped like a modern hardtail.” Koski meant every word, and since its introduction in 2012, Beargrease has become the standard-bearer for fat bike racing performance. In any season, on any terrain, at any staring line, it’s the fat bike to chase.

For 2018, Beargrease adopts the sure-footed rollover of 27.5 x 3.8” wheels and tires. For groomed snow or dirt, the increase in diameter provides increased rollover, a longer contact patch, and the floatation of a 5” tire without the added rolling resistance.

Product Manager Justin Steiner was on board to add a little horsepower to Beargrease. “We’re excited to offer Beargrease with 27.5 x 3.8” for 2018. With the change to 27.5” fat, we’ve updated wheel spec in a big way. HED’s Big Deal Carbon wheelset is truly baller on Beargrease Carbon GX Eagle, particularly with the custom graphics. Combined with SRAM’s new GX Eagle drivetrain, this Beargrease is all about speed. But the top-tier Beargrease isn’t the only model to see upgrades. Both Beargrease Carbon SLX 1x11 and Beargrease Carbon NX1 models roll on Sun Ringle’s venerable Mulefut wheelset. With Shimano’s 11-46t cassette, the SLX 1x11 group allows us to push a wider gearing range to lower price points.”

Beargrease Carbon GX Eagle…

2018 Beargrease models offer everything you already loved about Beargrease, with new features that make it better than ever.

Point the front wheel towards groomed snow or singletrack, or pack light and take on the challenge of a big distance overnight bikepacking trip. Beargrease shines when the pressure’s on.

The 2018 Beargrease is available in three build levels and as a frameset.


MSRP BIKE: $4,599.00

FRAMESET: $1,499.00


MSRP BIKE: $2,499.00


MSRP BIKE: $1,999.00

Please visit the Beargrease product pages for complete information, additional product photography, and more.


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Mark Sirek

I had to live on both coasts a couple of times to realize that maybe being born in the Midwest wasn’t just arbitrary. I’m drawn to the terrain here, and if you catch me with one of this region’s supreme IPAs in hand, I’ll talk your ear off about my favorite spots. I’ll always take every opportunity though to explore every nook and cranny anywhere I can on a bike, because that’s what makes me feel most alive.


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Ray Kim | August 2nd, 2017

When will they start shipping?  I placed an order for the 2018 NX1 Carbon at Tonka Cycle and Ski and they were estimating end of Aug delivery.  Can’t wait!

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Jack | August 4th, 2017

Love the paint on the SLX, but really hoping for a ‘18 Timberjack announcement soon

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jazdy dodatkowe gdańsk | August 9th, 2017

Good bikes and article.

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Markus | August 14th, 2017

This bike is high quality, this bike can not destroy quickly.

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Ken Robinson | August 25th, 2017

I hope Salsa takes this suggestion into consideration, Is there going to be an alloy Beargrease with cheaper components (Sram X7?) but with front air suspension for under $2000? Thats’s what on my Wishlist!

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Reeko | September 11th, 2017

Does the price point change only because of the componentry ? Another words can I get the Black Frame with the lesser componets and wheels? To help keep the price under 2500.00?

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