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Salsa Introduces 2019 Line of Full Suspension Bikes

Minnesota based Salsa Cycles has unveiled it 2019 line of full suspension mountain bikes. Most bikes in the lineup are available in carbon and alloy with a variety of build options. With the travel ranging from 150mm/130mm all the way down to 120mm/100mm bike the Salsa lineup covers quite a range.

All of the bikes feature a split pivot rear suspension design that Salsa has used in past. However, Salsa has made refinements to this platform. Salsa redesigned the leverage rates and worked to improved braking and pedaling performance. They also added metric shock comparability and a Flip Chip that allows riders to adjust the bottom bracket height and head tube angle.

Spearfish

This is Salsa’s most XC oriented bike. Equipped with 100mm of rear suspension and a 120mm fork it’s the design most targeted at all out efficiency. The spearfish happily comes in both alloy and carbon configurations. Four different builds are available: Spearfish Carbon GX Eagle, Spearfish Carbon NX Eagle, Spearfish SLX and Spearfish Deore. Prices range from $2,399 up to $5,199.

Features

  • 100mm Rear Travel
  • 120mm Front Travel
  • 29 x 2.3” Tire Spec
  • Fits 27.5 x 2.8–3.0” and 29 x 2.1–2.6”
  • SuperBoost 157mm Rear Spacing Standard
  • Fits 2 water bottles inside frame triangle
  • Available sizes: SM/MD/LG/XL

Horsethief

This bike is a 29” trail bike (27.5+ compatible) featuring 120mm of Split Pivot rear suspension and a 140mm fork. The Horsethief is available in both alloy and carbon builds. All told there are 4 different builds available: Horsethief Carbon GX Eagle, Horsethief Carbon NX Eagle ,Horsethief SLX and Horsethief Deore. Prices range from $2,399 up to $5,199.

Features

  • 120mm Rear Travel
  • 140mm Front Travel
  • 29 x 2.5” Tire Spec
  • Fits 27.5 x 2.8–3.0” and 29 x 2.1–2.6”
  • SuperBoost 157mm Rear Spacing Standard
  • Fits 2 water bottles inside frame triangle
  • Available sizes: SM/MD/LG/XL

Rustler

This is Salsa’s biggest bike in the lineup. The rustler is a 27.5 trail bike with 130mm travel out back and a 150mm fork. It only comes in carbon and has two builds: Rustler Carbon GX Eagle and Rustler Carbon NX Eagle. The NX build retails for $4,199 and the GX build retails for $5,199.

Features

  • 130mm Rear Travel
  • 150mm Front Travel
  • 27.5 x 2.6” Tire Spec
  • Fits 27.5 x 2.3–2.8”
  • Boost 148mm Rear Spacing Standard
  • Fits 1 water bottle inside frame triangle
  • Available sizes: XS/SM/MD/LG/XL

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