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Salsa Mukluck

Bethany12012-05-17 22:26:24 +0000 #1
This is my new baby. Been wanting one since I first saw it in the showroom last year and since it's last year's model the guy gave me a good discount today. A girl on a fat bike? Yup. That's me. Girls can do anything.

He's a beast of a bike to get started but once he gets going he flies down those hills like a bat out of hell. Took him up to Omaha on one of the mountain bike trails and he did amazing despite his size and my inexperience. I only tried to kill myself twice between a couple of trees that made the trail very narrow. They need to move the trees or put a warning sign up.

When I got him home he went down the gravel roads with ease. No banging, bumping, jarring, or bouncing along the rocks. It was awesome to pull over for cars and keep going through the grass or the mud.

zoom-zoom2012-05-17 22:29:53 +0000 #2
You gotta try one of those on snow! I've only done one Mukluk ride and we didn't have a lot of snow, but it floated over the few spots I did ride on (and it's amazing on sand--they are really popular on the beaches around Lake MI). My hubby has the mid-level model (the black and red one)...he loves it. Another friend of ours has a Ti one. They are HUGE around here. Of course, the year they really take off is the year we have nearly no snow all Winter long.
Muirenn2012-05-17 23:00:45 +0000 #3
Oh cool! Congrats!

How is it on the lower back? I had lower back surgery when I was 30, so trying to preserve as much as possible. By float, do you mean it doesn't affect the lower back while traveling over bumps?
zoom-zoom2012-05-17 22:54:29 +0000 #4
It's surprisingly cushy, since those tires are at VERY low PSI. It travels over loose terrain like no other bike can. Sandy beaches are no challenge.
Owlie2012-05-17 23:59:37 +0000 #5
That looks like fun! I doubt I could find one here, but a girl can dream...

(I am going to have to find a place with a really big garage or something...)



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