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Salsa Officially Introduces La Cruz Ti Cyclocross at Frostbike This Weekend

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The Salsa La Cruz Ti cyclocross frame will be shown for the first time at Frostbike, the annual industry event of Salsa’s exclusive distributor, QBP, February 20–21. The La Cruz Ti is the third in Salsa’s new line of titanium frames.

“We chose three models [the Ala Carte, El Mariachi, and La Cruz] that have been staples in our lineup,” said Salsa general manager, Jason Boucher. “They have proven Salsa geometry, they get it done time and time again, day after day. Titanium makes them lighter, more responsive and comfortable.”

Salsa uses seamless 3/2.5 titanium tubing—Grade 9 titanium composed of 3% aluminum and 2.5% vanadium. The downtube is biaxially ovalized, which provides vertical stiffness at the headtube and lateral stiffness at the bottom bracket. The resulting frame balances strength, durability, weight and ride quality.

“All frame materials have their own merits, but titanium gives riders the best complement of features,” said Salsa product manager Tim Krueger “We wanted to give our customers an even better Salsa ride.”

While the La Cruz Ti is just joining the Salsa lineup, it’s already experienced racing success. In 2009 Salsa product designer Joe Meiser won the 340-mile Trans Iowa V.5 race on one of the prototypes. Available through pre-order only, Salsa authorized dealers will be able to order La Cruz Ti frames until March 1, with delivery expected mid-year.

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