What?Ã‚Â That new Vaya road bike ain’t tough enough for your adventures?Ã‚Â Fine, here’s the new Salsa La Cruz, a titanium cyclocross bike made to take a little off road abuse and meet those archaic UCI rules that ban disc brakes (lame).
The Ti La Cruz borrows from the steel version Salsa’s had in their stable for a bit and tweaks the geometry just a smidge to better suit the material. There’s also a few additional sizes to match the range of their Chili Con Crosso racing bike.
The Ti La Cruz frame has 42mm tire clearance and 130mm rear hub spacing, canti brakes and comes at ya for $1,800 (frame / seat clamp…Salsa, of course).Ã‚Â It’s designed for cross forks with 395mm axle to crown with a 45-47mm rake. It’s available in eight sizes 51.5cm through 60.6cm, and the sizing is based on the Effective Top Tube just like the Vaya…which is apparently Salsa’s new overall sizing scheme.
Want one?Ã‚Â Get on it, dealers are placing their first orders by March 1 to guarantee a mid-year delivery.Ã‚Â Find a Salsa dealer here, and find a pic of the frame only right after the jump…