For 2016, Salsa adds a new flagship to their Vaya Line – The Vaya Ti. This isn’t the first time the Vaya has come in the Ti flavor, but the latest edition combines Salsa’s extensive gravel, road, and dirt experience into a new all-road package. Featuring the known riding qualities of titanium and a roomy 47mm for tires sans fenders, this is a bike that can explore any road, anywhere. The Vaya Ti is ideal as a light touring machine, optimized for fit with Salsa drop bars, ensuring stable handling with a light load. Available in six sizes from 49.5cm to 59cm, there is a Vaya Ti for everyone!
The frame is constructed from custom spec’d 3/2.5 triple-butted tubing, with custom Salsa designed investment cast dropouts. Derailleur housing is full length, and routed externally for ease of maintenance. Brake housing continues this trend. Crankset versatility comes in the form of 1x (46T max), 2x (53/39 max) and triple cranksets.
The Vaya’s carbon fork steerer is tapered from 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 mates to the frame’s EC44 head tube. Out front a 15mm thru-axle and hidden fender mounts complete the fork package. Rack and fender options on the frame are integrated into the dropouts in back.
The Vaya’s build kit features a mix of SRAM XO and SRAM X9 components, Hed Belgium Plus rimmed wheels with braking handled by the venerable Avid BB7, in a special all black Salsa edition.
While previous Vaya frames used 26″ wheels for the smallest sizing, the current generation uses 700c wheels across the board. MSRP for complete bike is $US 4,299, frameset is $US 2,499.