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Adventure by bike with Salsa Bicycles


We ride to have fun, to push ourselves, and to enjoy the freedom that bikes provide. That's why the Salsa lineup is overflowing with models that help us do just that.

With a particular fondness for the road less-traveled, you'll find there's a Salsa bike that kicks serious butt in whatever style of riding you love.

Are you a rider who wants to shred trails all day long? Do you love heading out for a group ride down whatever road, path, or trail looks interesting? Are you itching to pack up your tent and head out into the woods? Do you feel like racing a few thousand miles through the most beautiful spaces on Earth?

If you like to have fun on two wheels, there's a Salsa bike for you.

Salsa Mountain Bikes

Whether you're heading out for a trail-shredding session or an epic bikepacking weekend, Salsa mountain bikes are the most fun way to ride and explore.

Salsa hardtail bike

Salsa Front Suspension Mountain Bikes

Fun, pure and simple. Hardtail mountain bikes are perfect for a wide range of riders because they are incredibly versatile and are often more affordable than their full-suspension counterparts.

Salsa Rangefinder - a trail ready 29er or 27.5+ hardtail with a 120mm fork that's great for new mountain bikers and budget conscious riders

Salsa Timberjack - an aggressive trail hardtail with a 130mm fork that can also accomodate both 29er and 27.5+ wheels.

If you love cross-country style riding, you’ll appreciate how efficiently these bikes climb and how fast you can tear through the trails. And if you’re into bikepacking, you’ll enjoy the big front triangle that’s perfect for a frame bag full of gear. 

Salsa full-suspension bike in orange bike

Salsa Full Suspension Mountain Bikes

Salsa’s full-suspension mountain bikes are full-throttle trail crushers that will take you on some wildly fun rides. Rear suspension makes all the difference when the going gets rough, and these bikes are your best bet when you’ve got big terrain in mind. 

There are a few great models to choose from depending on how you like to ride. 

Salsa Rustler - a snappy 27.5 trail bike with 150/130mm of travel for tons of fun at the park or on the trail

Salsa Spearfish - a super fast full suspension XC 29er with 120/100mm of travel

Salsa Horsethief - a quiver killing 29er trail bike with 140/120mm of travel for any and all trail adventures

Salsa Blackthorn - a long travel trail 29er with 160/140mm of travel for hitting big lines and gnarly terrain

Salsa Cassidy - an enduro 29er with 180/165mm of travel for the hardest hitting trails and most technical enduro races

Salsa fat bike

Salsa Fat Bikes

Epic rides, anywhere, anytime.

Salsa fat bikes allow you to ride where others can't, so you can explore everything from snow trails to sandy beaches to backcountry terrain.

Salsa Beargrease - a carbon frame performance fat bike, built for ultra endurance races like the Iditarod and carving up groomed singletrack

Salsa Mukluk - an adventure focused fat bike, giving riders a durable frame, components, and mounting options so you can take your gear into the unknown


Salsa Gravel + All-Road + Touring Bikes

Weekend rides, bike tours, and ultra endurance races are all key elements in the Salsa psyche. Adventure comes in many forms, so Salsa's gravel and touring bikes are made to help you ride farther and faster than ever.

Salsa gravel bike bike

Salsa Gravel + All-Road Bikes

This category of Salsa bikes is full of race-worthy models and high-performance all-arounders. Whether you’re a dedicated gravel warrior or someone who appreciates the ability to turn a road ride into something more interesting, Salsa has a bike you’ll fall in love with. 

These models are lightweight and super-quick on mixed surfaces so you can ride, race, and explore wherever you choose. 

Salsa Journeyer - a versatile gravel/hybrid bike that comes in drop bar or flat bar versions and can use 700c or 650b wheels

Salsa Vaya - great gravel performance for the value and can moonlight as a light weight touring bike

Salsa Warroad - for maximum speed and performance on paved roads

Salsa Warbird - a gravel race bike built for speed on rougher roads

Salsa Cutthroat - for ultra endurance racing, bikepacking and adventure riding

Salsa fargo touring bike

Salsa Touring Bikes

Salsa touring models offer unlimited bike travel possibilities. You won’t have to worry about fragility because these steel rigs are super durable and can handle the beatings that come with loaded tours. They’re covered in mounts so you can load up your gear in an infinite number of ways. 

Salsa Vaya - a lightning fast gravel grinder to take on an overnighter with minimal gear 

Salsa Fargo - for long distance off-road bikepacking adventures, has with massive tire clearance and lots of mounts

Salsa Marrakesh - a classic do anything touring bike for big tours that could take you from highways to back roads and everything in between


Salsa Kid's Bikes

Salsa kid's Timberjack mountain bike in red

Kids. Love. Mountain bikes. It's a law of nature. Feed the inner shredder in them by setting them up with a super cool kid's bike that's trail ready and tough as nails. 

The kid’s Timberjack even carries the same name of it’s trail-loving older sibling, and your young one will have a blast on this model that’s perfect for helping him or her gain confidence.

Salsa Bike Frames

Salsa warbird carbon frameset in black

Check out these framesets if you're thinking about a custom build. 

Salsa gravel and touring frames are built for adventure and that means they're super tough and absolutely covered with mounts, and Salsa's mountain bike frames are the perfect way to upgrade your off-road ride. 

Make your new bike exactly what you want it to be.