29-Inch Wheel (29ers)
Fargo is Salsa's original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, it’s designed for mixed surface riders and bikepackers who want the versatility to take any route and the capability to carry everything needed when they’re out for days on end. The Fargo Steel's triple-butted Cobra Kai steel frame is as forgiving as it is reliable on weeks-long expeditions, while the carbon Firestarter fork pairs nicely with the frame and offers bosses and mount points for anything you’d want to attach to a bicycle fork. With an entire world of possible component setups, the Fargo Steel Frameset is a smooth-riding blank canvas you can build into the perfect tool for your two-wheeled needs.
The Fargo Apex 1 features our steel frame and carbon Firestarter 110 fork, paired with a SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain for smooth shifting. The 29 x 2.2" wheel and tire combination provides excellent rollover, low rolling resistance, and great momentum.
The Timberjack Ti absolutely owns all paths — wooded, skinny, and flowy, making you the master of every ride thanks to its multi-talented character. The frame is constructed from custom, top-shelf titanium with a fast-handling geometry to deliver the stiffness needed to whip through tight turns and accelerate with instant power, while super-short chainstays make it easy to lift over obstacles so you can stay with the flow. Run it as a 27.5+ with up to 3-inch tires for maximum fun, or go for efficiency with a 29er wheelset — with Salsa's Alternator Dropouts you get an impressive grip of wheelset and drivetrain options to suit your style and intention.
The Salsa Horsethief is a wildly fun mid-travel trail bike that can run both 29-inch and 27.5” wheels. If you’re looking for a bike that’s up for anything, you’ve just found it. Trail-Slaying Suspension With a 140mm RockShox Pike Select fork and a Fox Float DPS Performance that provides 120mm of rear wheel travel, you’ll have the confidence to bomb down any trail you can find. The Split Pivot rear suspension system improves efficiency so that rear travel feels like a whole lot more. 29” AND 27.5” Wheels It doesn’t get much better than the ability to run different wheel sizes on the same bike. Set up as a 29er out of the box, the Horsethief is an unstoppable trail monster that powers over obstacles with speed and control. Set up with 27.5” wheels, the Horsethief is the perfect companion for rowdy riders who like to get extra creative. More Great Features - Horsethief Carbon Frame provides an incredible stiffness-to-weight ratio for a high-performance ride quality - The 12-speed Shimano SLX drivetrain gives you all the gear range you need to get up and around the mountain with efficiency - Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors provide you all the stopping power you need to stay in control while you tear up the trail.
Spearfish Carbon SLX is designed with precise performance in mind. The lightweight carbon frame is stiff to maximize power transfer. A RockShox SID Select fork delivers 120mm of travel and keeps you tracking straight, while a Fox Float DPS Performance shock provides 100mm of cushion in the rear. The Split Pivot suspension design maximizes pedaling efficiency and traction for a ride that won’t wear you down as the miles wear on. Shimano’s SLX drivetrain and brakes keeps the show running smoothly. Spearfish Carbon SLX is built to make maximum efforts more manageable.
Blackthorn Carbon SLX is our 29er carbon all-mountain bike with the versatility to take on any trail. With progressive geometry, a lightweight carbon frame, 140mm of rear travel, and a 160mm fork, you're ready for jump lines, drops, rock gardens, and anything else the mountain can throw at you. Blackthorn's Split Pivot suspension system offers excellent pedaling efficiency and is fully active during braking, resulting in a well-balanced bike that both climbs and descends exceptionally well. Shimano's SLX drivetrain and four-piston brakes keep you in control when Blackthorn prompts you to push your limits.
Faster, farther, more efficient—that’s the ethos of Spearfish Carbon XT. The stiff, lightweight carbon frame translates more of your pedal power into propulsion, and the Split Pivot suspension design provides supreme pedaling efficiency and traction. A Fox Float 34 SC Performance Elite Fit4 fork delivers 120mm of front suspension travel to soak up the trail. A Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock grants 100mm of travel in the rear. Shimano’s XT groupset puts consistent shifting and braking performance at your fingertips. Spearfish Carbon XT is the perfect choice when precision and speed are paramount.
This is it: one of the finest, most versatile trail bikes anyone’s ever thrown a leg over. The 140mm of front suspension and 120mm of travel out back mean you can point the Horsethief Carbon XTR down just about any trail and roll with confidence. The Split Pivot rear suspension system all but eliminates brake chatter and pedal bob. The Shimano XTR group delivers incredibly light and precise shifts and the stopping power of four-piston brakes. The Reynolds C-Series carbon wheelset makes an agile bike even more fun. The flip chip and compatibility with 29" or 27.5 plus wheels add a layer of versatility to the whole package. Horsethief is the trail bike that prompts you to ride more: more miles, more terrain, more boldly.
Every efficiency goes a long way when you’re going a long way. Spearfish Carbon XTR is full of touches designed to make tough rides easier, and easy rides more fun. The carbon frame soaks up impacts and provides superior power transfer. The Split Pivot suspension offers awesome pedaling efficiency. The Fox Float 34 SC Performance Elite FIT4 fork provides 120mm of travel up front, complemented by the 100mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock out back. Shimano’s XTR components deliver shifting bliss, and the Reynolds C-Series carbon wheels cut rotational weight to save you precious energy. Spearfish Carbon XTR is a light and agile XC and endurance mountain machine for when every ounce of effort matters.
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