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Salsa Horsethief Carbon SLX

Salsa Horsethief Carbon SLX
  • Color: Purple/Black
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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.

Dropper posts

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.

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Frame Horsethief Carbon
Fork RockShox Pike Select 140mm, 42mm Offset
Headset Cane Creek 40
Rear Shock Fox Float DPS Performance
Axles Front: 15x110mm
Rear: 12x157mm
Rims/Wheels WTB ST Light i29 TCS 2.0 29"
Hubs Shimano SLX
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5"
Rear: DHR II 29 x 2.4", 60 TPI, EXO, Tubeless-Ready
Crankset Shimano SLX
Chainrings 32T
Chain Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano SLX, 10–51T, 12-speed
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Salsa 35.0 Deluxe
Tape/Grips Salsa File Tread Lock-On
Stem Salsa Guide 35.0
Brakes Shimano SLX four-piston, 180mm rotors
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Seat Post TranzX YSI05 w/ Shimano Lever, 30.9mm, Travel Adjustable, Travel: SM = 125mm, MD = 150mm, LG = 170mm, XL = 200mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Purple/Black / Small 657993229613 BK2815 SAL39101M
Purple/Black / Medium 657993229637 BK2816 SAL3973936D
Purple/Black / Large 657993229651 BK2817 SAL39429891G
Purple/Black / X-Large 657993229675 BK2818 SAL39889106L