Looking very similar in design to their Horsethief 29er full suspension bikes, this prototype carbon bike showed off an upcoming Salsa model made to fit wider wheels, like those built with WTB Scraper rims and Trailblazer 2.8 / Bridger 3.0 tires.
Official details are slim, but we’ve got a little info and plenty of pics…
It looked mostly finished, but touches like the tape to prevent cable rubbing on the frame proved some things were still being finalized.
Like the Horsethief and Spearfish, this one gets the Split Pivot rear suspension design. Note the shapely seat tube molded around the main pivot. A removable front derailleur clamp gets a cover plate to keep it looking clean with 1x drivetrains.
The Trailblazer 2.8 has plenty of room. The WTB Bridger 27.5 x 3.0 used in the front might be pushing it for rear use. Even though it’s just 0.2″ wider, it appears much fatter (check a side by side pic here).
The Boost 148 rear axle will see 120mm of travel at full compression, likely mated to a Boost 110 fork with 120-130mm travel.