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.
When it comes to having things your way, no bike is as accommodating as the Salsa Woodsmoke. Make it your cross-country 29er, a 27.5+ rowdy trail ripper, or a 29+ bikepacking monster truck — with clearance for up to 3-inch wide tires, you'll never be at a loss for finding new places to ride. A huge front triangle accepts large frame bags for bikepacking adventures, and internal shifter and dropper post routing ensures your bike's important parts work when they need to. Big wheels. Big plans. Big fast fun.
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.
Horsethief SX Eagle delivers on the promise of a mountain bike that performs well on many trail types. Confidently send drops or plow through rock gardens with a 140mm fork and 120mm of rear suspension travel. The Split Pivot rear suspension system grants more traction and efficiency for a planted, confident ride. The SRAM SX Eagle group furthers the functionality with a wide-range 1x12 and precise shifts. Horsethief’s ability to fit 29" or 27.5 plus wheels and two water bottles in the frame makes a versatile trail bike that checks a lot of boxes.
The definition of “mountain biking” covers a lot more terrain than it used to. Fortunately, the Horsethief is designed and built for most of that terrain. Our all-around 29” trail bike encourages you to tackle the technical features or roll the fun and flowy sections from dawn to dusk with the stability of trail geometry and 120mm of Split Pivot rear suspension with a 140mm fork. Horsethief features the ability to run 29” or 27.5 plus tires and a flip chip for fine-tuning headtube angle and bottom bracket height. The 12-speed SRAM SX drivetrain and 6066-T6 aluminum frame make for an efficient and trouble-free ride on just about any trail you put it up against.
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.
Cutthroat Apex 1 combines the redesigned Cutthroat carbon frame and fork with the tried-and-true performance of SRAM’s Apex 1 drivetrain. With gear range and cargo capacity for everything from gravel rides to bikepacking expeditions, this is an ultra-endurance bike ready to take you farther than you ever thought you could go.
Blackthorn Deore 12-speed is a 29er all-mountain bike well-suited to a wide variety of trails. With a durable 6061-T6 aluminum frame, 140mm rear shock, and 160mm fork, it's prepared for intense descents and technical sections. Our Split Pivot suspension platform pedals exceptionally well and maintains traction even while braking through your full range of travel. Shimano’s Deore 12-speed drivetrain has the range for lung-busting climbs, while the four-piston brakes keep you from busting anything else. Blackthorn Deore 12-speed is your all-mountain accomplice.
Our riding experiences on the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route have allowed us to develop a perfect Tour Divide bike that’s capable of much more. The Cutthroat GRX 600 delivers the precise performance of Shimano’s latest drivetrain technology and the carbon frame and fork are purpose-built to go the distance—any distance—with all-day comfort in mind. Whether you’re out wandering or chasing waypoints on a weeks-long bikepacking race, Cutthroat is the tool for the job.
You’re not committed to one style of riding—you’re just as likely to hit flow trails after work as you are to bikepack gnarly singletrack on the weekends. You like to keep your options open, and Horsethief SLX shares that philosophy. The Split Pivot rear suspension system increases pedaling and braking efficiency, while the 120mm-travel rear suspension and 140mm fork provide plenty of insurance for bold lines. Horsethief accommodates 29" or 27.5 plus wheels and a flip chip so you can fine-tune it to suit your riding style and favorite trails. To top it all off, the smooth-shifting Shimano SLX group and powerful, four-piston braking leave you with two fewer things to worry about in the world. Horsethief is a trail bike that keeps the good times rolling.
Spearfish SLX is our aluminum XC bike designed for riders who prefer to thread the needle through rock gardens rather than barrel through them. The stiff, lightweight aluminum frame incorporates Split Pivot suspension design to improve traction and pedaling efficiency. A RockShox Sektor RL 120mm fork mellows trail feedback, accompanied by a RockShox Deluxe Select+ good for 100mm of trail-smoothing travel in the rear. Shimano brakes and an SLX drivetrain round out the package with foolproof performance. Spearfish SLX makes riding at your limit—or having fun—look easy.
Cutthroat brings speed to the mixed surface, ultra-endurance bikepacking race scene. Every aspect was designed to obliterate long-distance cycling route records. An evolutionary leap in all-road bikes, Cutthroat lets you ride long, hard, and fast in comfort. The full-carbon frame and fork deliver race-winning efficiency and offer Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to reduce energy-robbing trail chatter. The DT Swiss C 1800 wheels and Maxxis Ikon tires fly on fire roads and stand up to hours-on-end punishment, all while keeping rolling resistance and rotating weight down so you can keep pushing. The Cutthroat’s SRAM Rival 1x11 drivetrain offers secure, streamlined efficiency with a wide gear range shifted by SRAM’s crisp DoubleTap shifting to maintain speed and momentum in widely variable terrain. And, Rival hydraulic disc brakes deliver ruthless stopping power with precise modulation and a lightweight design; everything you want in a race-ready braking system.
Blackthorn SLX is our 29er all-mountain bike that's perfect when you're not sure what trail has in store, but you know it's going to be steep, gnarly, loose, or all of the above. Progressive geometry comes to life in a 6061-T6 aluminum frame that's built to last. The 140mm rear shock and 160mm fork make for a smooth, balanced, controlled ride when the trail is anything but. Our tried-and-true Split Pivot suspension system delivers superb small-bump compliance, remarkable climbing ability, and limitless traction, even during braking. Shimano's SLX drivetrain and four-piston brakes are exactly the copilots you want when navigating hair-raising rock gardens, high-speed descents, and stiff climbs. Blackthorn SLX is the tool of choice for all-mountain adventures.
Cassidy is the natural evolution of our Split Pivot lineup. The aluminum frame is engineered for hard-charging on huge terrain, and its progressive geometry with 165mm of rear travel and a 180mm RockShox ZEB fork takes the edge off of burly rock gardens, daunting drops, and steep and sketchy trails. The Split Pivot suspension system adds pedaling efficiency and offers smooth, consistent braking throughout the travel for maximum traction. Shimano's SLX components round out the package for precise shifting, while four-piston brakes bail you out of any situation. Cassidy SLX is made for pulling off smooth moves when the terrain is anything but.
Cutthroat GRX 810 1x is a mixed-surface missile ready to cover ground with speed and efficiency. Outlast everyone in the pack with the comfort and compliance of the redesigned full-carbon Cutthroat frame and fork and the precision performance of Shimano’s GRX 810 drivetrain. Cutthroat’s unique drop-bar mountain bike geometry delivers a stable ride no matter what’s under your tires.
Spearfish is built to crush endurance-testing terrain while thriving on technical climbs and descents. With thoroughly modern geometry and a highly adaptable suspension platform, the Spearfish chases XC and distance efforts, keeping you at the front of the pack. - Spearfish Carbon frame and RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock - RockShox Reba RL 120mm fork - SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain - SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i25 TCS wheelset - TranzX dropper seatpost
Cutthroat brings speed to the mixed surface, ultra-endurance bikepacking race scene. Every aspect was designed to obliterate long-distance cycling route records. An evolutionary leap in all-road bikes, Cutthroat lets you ride long, hard, and fast in comfort. The full-carbon frame and fork deliver race-winning efficiency and offer Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to reduce energy-robbing trail chatter. The DT Swiss CR 1600 wheels and Maxxis Ikon tires fly on fire roads and stand up to hours-on-end punishment, all while keeping rolling resistance and rotating weight down so you can keep pushing. The Cutthroat’s SRAM Force 1x11 drivetrain with carbon crank offers secure, streamlined efficiency with a wide gear range shifted by SRAM’s crisp DoubleTap shifting to maintain speed and momentum in widely variable terrain. And, Force hydraulic disc brakes deliver ruthless stopping power with precise modulation and a lightweight design; everything you want in a race-ready braking system.
Horsethief Carbon SLX is built to deliver trail thrills no matter where you ride it. The Split Pivot rear suspension system increases the pedaling and braking efficiency of the 120mm of rear suspension travel, and the 140mm fork grants confidence on tricky trail sections. Shimano’s time-tested SLX components shift and stop with reliable precision. Horsethief is built on versatility, with a flip chip and the capability to run 29-inch or 27.5 plus wheels for plenty of setup options—a true renaissance bike.
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.
Cassidy is our thoroughly capable enduro rig, purpose-built to perform on the world's most demanding topography, from vertigo-inducing descents to rugged rock gardens to monster gaps. Its carbon frame with progressive geometry, 165mm rear travel, and 180mm RockShox ZEB Select+ fork lowers the price of picking bold lines. The Split Pivot suspension offers incredible pedaling efficiency, which makes earning your turns a bit easier. Top it all off with Shimano's smooth-shifting SLX 1 x 12 drivetrain and four-piston braking, and you've got a new contender for the king of carbon enduro bikes.
Horsethief is one bike for many trails. From mastering your local trails to discovering new destinations, Horsethief has your back. It’s capable of pushing through technical terrain, instills confidence while riding aggressively, and pairs well with beautiful vistas and a post-ride beverage. - Horsethief Carbon frame - SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain - SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i29 TCS wheelset - Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost
Spearfish is built to crush endurance-testing terrain while thriving on technical climbs and descents. With thoroughly modern geometry and a highly adaptable suspension platform, the Spearfish chases XC and distance efforts, keeping you at the front of the pack. - Spearfish Carbon frame and RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock - RockShox SID RLC 120mm fork - SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain - SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i25 TCS wheelset - Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost
Horsethief Carbon XT is one bike for many trails. 120mm of Split Pivot rear suspension coupled with a 140mm fork equip you for riding New England’s infamously rocky and rooty singletrack, Moab’s slickrock, Copper Harbor’s flow trails, or trails that hold unknown challenges. Shimano’s XT group upholds its reputation for refined shifting and braking performance. With the added adaptability of tuning your ride with a flip chip and capacity for 29-inch or 27.5 plus wheels, Horsethief is a versatile carbon mountain bike that lets you ride wherever and whatever you want.
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.
High-tech meets high-performance in the Cutthroat GRX 810 Di2. Shimano’s electronic shifting groupset offers effortless and flawless gear changes every time, while Cutthroat’s carbon frame and fork soak up road chatter so you can stay in the saddle as long as you need to, whether your destination is around the next bend, over the next pass, or through the night. Cutthroat’s unique ride characteristics make it equal parts gravel and mountain bike, so it’s ready to ride wherever you point it.
Blackthorn Carbon GX Eagle hits a sweet spot of incredible pedaling efficiency and downhill prowess for a well-balanced platform that's ready for all of your big trail outings. The stiff, durable carbon frame is designed around our Split Pivot suspension system, which offers excellent small-bump compliance yet pedals better than most other all-mountain bikes can. 140mm rear and 160mm front travel soak up drops, gaps, burly rock gardens, and all the other terrain you encounter. SRAM's GX Eagle group equips you with a wide enough gear range to climb anything you put your legs to, and the four-piston brakes let you dial down speed quickly enough to hit the perfect line. Blackthorn Carbon GX Eagle is a dream rig, whether you're sessioning jump lines or exploring rugged backcountry trails.
Cassidy Carbon GX Eagle is our carbon enduro bike that's built for the biggest, boldest lines. With a carbon frame, 165mm of rear travel, and a 180mm Fox Float 38 Performance Elite GRIP 2 fork, you can say goodbye to gingerly picking your way down descents. The Split Pivot suspension separates braking and pedaling forces for an always-planted rear wheel and climbing prowess that stands out in the enduro category—Cassidy is as comfortable on an EWS course as it is on laid back laps at the bike park. SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain offers a huge range and the Code R four-piston brakes scrub speed with power and consistency you'll appreciate when you're hurtling downhill.
$7,099.00 - $7,499.00
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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