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Salsa Framesets

So you're thinking about a custom build? Reliability and versatilty are key, and Salsa framesets have that is spades. Whether you're looking to build a race worthy endurance ride or an all-out adventure machine, these frames are the perfect place to start.

$699.00 - $749.00
Timberjack is Salsa's aggressive trail hardtail. Its progressive trail geometry is stable on descents and technical sections, while the Alternator 2.0 dropouts allow for adjustable chainstay length to dial in ride characteristics. Ample accessory mounts and dual wheel size compatibility add more versatility to the package, making Timberjack a well-rounded ripper that likes to party.
$799.00
Journeyer is Salsa's gateway to all-road adventures. The geometry provides comfort and confidence on any road surface. Versatile cargo carrying options extend riding range and allow for many different missions. It all comes together to create the perfect introduction to all-road riding. - 6061-T6 alloy frame - Salsa Waxwing carbon fork with mid-blade rack mounts, fender mounts, Three-Pack mounts, and internal dynamo cable routing - Flat mount brakes - Internal cable routing including stealth dropper post routing - Water, tool, and accessory mounts on frame and fork allow for longer rides - Compatible with 700c and 650b wheels and tires
$999.00
Fargo is our 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. Features: - Triple Butted Cromoly Tubeset Salsa-designed, triple-butted, and frame size-specific seamless CroMoly tubing - Firestarter 110 Fork Light, tough, and ultra-versatile, this is our carbon fork for all-terrain riding. Two sets of Three-Pack mounts on each fork leg give you room for extra water or Anything Cages, and mid-blade mounts accommodate low rider racks. Firestarter fits a wide range of tire sizes, from 27.5 x 2.8–3.0" to 29 x 2.2–3.0" - Fargo Geometry Designed as a drop bar mountain bike, optimized for fit with the Salsa Woodchipper or Cowchipper handlebars. Capable of handling everything from technical singletrack trails, two-track, gravel, and the occasional paved road. Predictable handling with or without a load. The bike to ride for multiple-surface excursions - Alternator Dropouts V1.5 A split-able version of our renowned Alternator Dropout for ultimate drivetrain versatility. Run singlespeed or geared, QR or thru-axle, freehub or Rohloff, or Gates Belt Drive. Set Alternator Dropouts all the way forward for a shorter wheelbase that results in quick and nimble handling or set back for more stability. See our Alternator Page for more info - Belt Drive Compatible Tested and certified for belt drive use - 29 x 2.2" Wheel/Tire Spec This wheel and tire size rolls fast, keeps weight down, and offers excellent maneuverability - Multiple Weelsize Versatility Fargo geometry and spacing can accommodate 27.5+, 29", and, on sizes small to x-large, 29+ making for a highly capable bike that’s ready for just about any endeavor - Rear Rack Friendly Designed for use with the Salsa Alternator Plus Rack 135/142/148
$1,149.00
Marrakesh is Salsa's world-touring bike, designed for fully loaded, rugged exploration. It’s stable and predictable when heavily loaded, and durable enough to take on everything from the Turkish dust to mud from Thailand’s monsoon season. Starting with a Marrakesh frameset and hand-selecting the components with the help of your friendly local bike shop is probably the best way for you to create a bike that's perfect for you. After all, when you're going to spend this many hours on a bike, you need it to be just right.
$1,249.00
Vaya is designed to handle any road surface, from pavement to gravel to dirt. Whether you’re on a fast tour or just taking your time, this all road adventure and light touring bike is a versatile machine that feels great lightly loaded or unloaded. Build this frameset into the Vaya that meets YOUR needs. The frameset is the perfect foundation for a highly capable all-road or light touring bike. Whether your focus is fast and playful for blazing around fire roads or robust and stable for off-pavement exploration, Vaya's game.
$1,349.00
Stormchaser is Salsa's gravel bike for any and all conditions. Ample tire clearance and single speed-ready Alternator Flat Mount dropouts will see you through the muddiest rides. Suspension fork and dropper post compatibility let you get wild with your route choices.
$1,999.00 $3,299.00 39% Off
The Horsethief Carbon Frameset is where your dream trail bike begins. The Horsethief frameset can be built with either 29-inch or 27.5-plus wheels, and the flip chip allows for subtle geometry tweaks. The Split Pivot rear suspension technology and 120mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock are a recipe for incredible small bump compliance and traction. With this solid foundation in place, just add the parts that make you happy—we can’t wait to see what you do with it.
$2,099.00
Beargrease pairs a race-ready carbon frame with the capability of fat tires for the ultimate groomed-trail machine. Its trail geometry, dropper post, and 27.5" wheels grant you confidence in loose corners and descents and make for an all-season ripper. Frame and fork mounts for extra bottles and cargo make it easier to gear up for your long days out or even overnighters, and the high-performance XT/SLX drivetrain is the icing on the cake. For light-and-quick confidence on any terrain, Beargrease is one of the best carbon fat-tire bikes out there.
$2,199.00
The Salsa Heyday! C Deore 12 is a carbon fat-tire bike with the versatility to go wherever your imagination takes you. The carbon-fiber frame keeps weight down — especially nice when you're hefting it over downed trees deep in the backcountry. The 26 x 4.6" tires float over snow, sand, and other soft surfaces, but you can also fit 27.5 fat and 29+ wheels and tires for other missions. A mind-blowing number of cargo and accessory mounts let you bring more than just the bare necessities, and Mukluk's geometry ensures a stable ride even when loaded. Alternator 2.0 dropouts allow for multiple drivetrain options, but the stock Shimano Deore 12-speed is the perfect place to start.
$2,199.00
Warbird is Salsa's gravel race bike, built on years of experience racing in some of the nation's premier gravel events. Its carbon fiber frameset, our carefully-honed gravel race geometry, and plentiful mounts for water, tools, and accessories make Warbird a top contender in the gravel bike world. - High-modulus carbon frame with rear thru-axle dropouts and rear rack compatibility via Rack-Lock seat collar (sold separately) - Class 5 Vibration Reduction System (VRS) reduces fatigue caused by micro-impacts - Waxwing Deluxe carbon fork features a 12 x 100 mm thru-axle, Three-Pack and fender mounts, mid-blade eyelets, dynamo cable routing, and flat-mount brake standard - Compatible with 700c (45 mm maximum) and 650b (51 mm maximum) wheels and tires - Compatible with 1x, 2x, and electronic drivetrains - Internal sleeved cable routing, dropper post-compatible - Three water bottle mounts in the main triangle on 56–61 cm frames; two on 49–54.5 cm frames - Top tube mount for Salsa EXP Series Direct Mount Top Tube Bag and additional mount on underside of down tube - Accommodates a 40mm travel suspension fork and dropper post with internal routing (on 1x drivetrains only)
$2,299.00
Warbird is Salsa's gravel race bike, built off years of experience racing in some of the nation’s premier gravel events. It's designed to survive and thrive on anything from the often-hazardous B-roads that make up much of the Midwest gravel scene to the fire roads that climb to the heavens on the coasts. - High-modulus carbon frame with rear thru-axle dropouts and rear rack compatibility via Rack-Lock seat collar (sold separately) - Class 5 vibration reduction system dramatically increases comfort - Waxwing carbon fork featuring a 12 x 100mm thru-axle, Three-Pack and fender mounts, mid-blade eyelets, dynamo cable routing, and flat-mount brake standard - Full-frame internal cable routing for Di2 and mechanical brakes - Toptube bag mounts on all sizes, 3 bottle mounts on sizes 56cm and up - Clearance for 40mm travel suspension forks and internal dropper post routing (1x set-ups only) - Enhanced geometry with added clearance for up to 700c x 45mm, or 650b x 54mm (2.1") - Headset included
$2,299.00
Warroad is Salsa’s endurance all-road bike built to perform on-road, while being fully capable of off-pavement pursuits. It’s the bike for riders who don’t define a road ride by the surfaces they travel. Endurance all-road geometry, Class 5 frame Vibration Reduction System, dual wheel-size compatibility with a wide range of tire fitments, and a variety of mounting options set the Warroad apart.
$2,649.00
We know you have a "dream build" list hidden away somewhere. Now’s the time to bring it to life on the Blackthorn Aluminum frame. This versatile all-mountain bike frame comes with a RockShox Super Deluxe Select + shock for 140mm of rear travel. Our tried-and-true Split Pivot suspension design offers a supple, supportive ride with incredible pedaling efficiency so you can take on a huge variety of trails. Start with the best all-mountain bike frame out there, hang your favorite components on it, and let it rip.
$2,649.00
The Cassidy Alloy Frame gives you the confidence to seek out the steepest, most technical trails out there. Its stiff and durable aluminum frame stands up to trail punishment, whether you're enjoying a full day of shuttle runs, barreling through rugged rock gardens, or hitting drops and gaps. 165 mm of Split Pivot rear suspension offers progressive travel for the stoutest trails, with superior pedaling efficiency and consistent braking traction to boot. Build it up and go big.
$2,999.00 $3,449.00 13% Off
Spearfish was designed under a simple premise: that efficiency and precision result in speed. Whether pursuing an ultra-endurance record or working to keep the hard chargers off your back on local training laps, Spearfish’s efficient Split Pivot suspension design rewards the rider. The lightweight carbon frame and 100mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock provide a platform for the ultimate progressive XC bike. Eliminate excuses with Spearfish.
$3,299.00
Given the choice between clearing challenging lines and taking them on with gusto, you prefer the latter. If this sounds like you, the Rustler Carbon frame is the perfect platform for your ultimate trail bike build. The Split Pivot rear suspension system with a Fox Float DPS Performance shock, flip chip geometry adjustment, and 27.5 x 2.3–2.8-inch tire clearance let you build the bike that suits your playful style. Get excited for a trail-roosting rig with impeccable pedaling efficiency—a surefire recipe for fun on many trails.
$3,599.00
The Blackthorn C frame blends a stiff carbon fiber chassis with our progressive trail geometry and Split Pivot suspension design. The result is a well-balanced platform for an all-mountain bike that descends with gusto, rails through features, and makes climbing up for lap two as painless as possible. The Fox Float X Factory shock delivers 140 mm of travel to guide you through whatever the trail serves up. On-bike cargo features hold your tube, pump, and repair kit, and more on the frame to lighten up your hip pack—or allow you to ride pack-free. We made Blackthorn C the best all-mountain bike frame around. Take it and make it your dream bike.
$3,599.00
Nobody knows what you like as well as you do. When you're hurtling down the trail at high speed, everything needs to be dialed. With 165mm of rear travel, plus our Split Pivot suspension system for pedaling efficiency and consistent braking traction, Cassidy is easy-up, easy-down. Take the Cassidy Carbon Frame, hand-select your dream team of parts, and build the enduro sled you've always wanted.
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