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Bear grease


This is what I have been trying to say. It brings back the feeling of riding when you were a kid

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Nathan at Petrie’s found out we were spending the long weekend in Grand Marais MN (not trying out my new bike camping gear due to rainy cold forecasts) so he lent us his Salsa Beargrease and the shop’s demo Salsa Mukluk for a tear through the Minnesota shoreline and forests. I rode the Mukluk on my snow fat bike adventure so this time I took the Beargrease. Carbon, trail bike, huge tires, great SRAM components, coming in at 26 lbs (though Nate met a guy that got his down to 20) and the most fun I’ve ever had on a mountain bike.

Beargrease in the wild
I have exactly zero experience trail riding. The few times I’ve done it to reach a campsite or two on trails one step under a fire road, my death grip on the bars gave me hand cramps. The fat tires completely negate this stress…

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