Last week, images started surfacing of Salsa’s Warbird gravel racer. Now the 2013 collection has been announced.
Salsa made aesthetic and geometry changes to many bikes, but also have a few brand new rigs. To start off, Salsa is unveiling the aluminum Beargrease fatbike and a new ultralight Beargrease tapered aluminum fork to match. The frame is said to be super stable and comfortable at slow speed with great standover clearance for stop and go riding conditions. Both frame and fork are anodized to cut weight and buff durability. Complete, it gets Surly Holy Rolling Darryl rims, and a combination of 11-36T SRAM cassette with SRAM group and 22/36t e*thirteen crankset. For the frameset pricing is $999. Complete it’s $2,999. Geometry and images after the break.
On top of Beargrease, Salsa is dropping four more bikes – the Colossal disc brake road bike, the Vaya Travel stainless steel S&S coupled touring bike, the Warbird gravel racing bike and a limited edition single speed El Mariachi 29er. Also, they’ve incorporated alternator dropouts on their entire El Mariachi 29er line and Mukluk snowbikes to allow for an easy switch between gears and single speed.
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Salsa’s new Colossal disc brake equipped road bike comes in both Titanium and CroMoly. The geometry sits between a crit bike and touring bike and it’s made to pack in the miles rain or shine. The carbon fork is made custom by Enve for Salsa and it’s linked to Avid BB7 140mm rotors. Pricing for the Ti version runs $3,899 or $2,499 for the frameset alone.
The CroMoly version gets a different, more affordable component setup and runs $2,399 complete, $1,199 for the frameset.
An addition to Salsa’s Vaya road adventure line is the new Vaya travel, a stainless steel bike equipped with S&S couplings for easy disassembly. Alternator dropouts allow for either singlespeed or geared setups and it’s drilled for front and rear pannier mounts. With Shimano 105 with an Ultegra 30/42/52 crankset, and 160mm Avid BB7 brakes, pricing is $3,950 complete. For just the frameset, pricing is $2,199.
Warbird Ti and 2
Released in both titanium and aluminum models, the Warbird is Salsa’s new gravel racer. It comes equipped with Enve’s CX carbon fork, Avid BB7 160mm rotor on the front, 140mm rear. Complete it gets FSA Energy 34/46t crankset, with SRAM 11-30T cassette. Pricing is $3,899 for the complete TI bike, $2,499 for the frameset.
The Warbird 2 gets an aluminum frame and trickle-down components drop the price to $2,399 complete, $1,199 for the frameset.
El Mariachi Single Speed
In addition to changing the dropouts on the El Mariachi line to incorporate SS and gearing, Salsa’s also doing a limited run of the El Mariachi Single Speed rigid 29er. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but it looks to be a beauty.
We’ll keep you updated as more information surfaces. Stay tuned!