Deadwood SUS is our 29+ full suspension short-travel trail bike. The rolling prowess of 29 x 3.0″ tires with true-tracking, sure-footed Split Pivot suspension gives “rubber adhesive” a whole new meaning. Frame geometry tailored specifically to the 29+ wheel diameter paired with 100mm front and 91mm rear travel yields a momentum-holding, flat corner-crushing ride whether racing or connecting widely spaced points on unfamiliar maps.
Deadwood. Discover Singletraction.
|Fork||RockShox Pike RC 100mm|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RT3 w/ Debonair|
|Rear Der||Shimano XT|
|Cassette||Shimano XT 11-46t|
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect, 30t direct-mount|
|Brakes & Rotors||Shimano Deore XT, Shimano SLX, 180mm front and rear|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40|
|Stem||Salsa Guide Trail|
|Grips||Salsa Backcountry Lock-On|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Front Wheel||DT Swiss 370 110 Boost 32h, WTB Asym i35 tubeless-ready, 2.0/1.8mm butted spokes, brass nipples|
|Rear Wheel||DT Swiss 370 148 Boost 32h, WTB Asym i35 tubeless-ready, 2.0/1.8mm butted spokes, brass nipples|
|Tires||WTB Ranger 29x3.0, light casing, tubeless-ready|
|Complete Bike Weight||33 lb 3 oz for Large|
|Design Wheel/Tire Size||29 x 2.8–3.0"|
|Suspension Fork Length (Travel)||521mm (100mm)|
|Rear Shock Size||184 x 44.5mm (7.25 x 1.75")|
|Rear Shock Mount||Ø8 x 38mm|
|Forward Shock Mount||Ø8 x 22mm|
|Front Derailleur Type||Compact 2x; top-pull only|
|Front Derailleur Mount||High direct-mount (29mm offset)|
|Bottom Bracket||PressFit 41 x 92mm|
|Crankset||2x: 36/24t max Boost MTB only 1x: 32t max Boost MTB only|
|Rear Brake||51mm standard (140–180mm)|
|Rear Spacing||148 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Rear Axle Size||12 x 188L, TP = 1.75 TL = 20|
|Recommended Rider Height||168–175cm||175–183cm||183–190cm||190cm–UP|
|A. Toptube Effective||590.2mm||610.2mm||630.2mm||650.2mm|
|B. Seat Tube Length||407mm||457mm||508mm||559mm|
|C. Headtube Angle||68.0°||68.0°||68.0°||68.0°|
|D. Seat Tube Angle||73.4°||73.4°||73.4°||73.4°|
|E. BB Drop||45mm||45mm||45mm||45mm|
|F. Chainstay Length||449mm||449mm||449mm||449mm|
|G. Headtube Length||100mm||110mm||110mm||120mm|
|H. Fork Length||521mm||521mm||521mm||521mm|
|J. Fork Offset||51mm||51mm||51mm||51mm|
Measurements based on:
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“This thing is a blast to ride, for reasons I still have a hard time putting my finger on. It’s like the Pete Rose of singletrack. Old Charlie Hustle never seemed to have an amazing amount of athletic ability, but that dude ended up in 17 All-Star games at FIVE different positions. How?”
-DirtRagMag.com – August 2017
“The 29+ size combines the speed of 29-inch wheels with the traction of plus-size rubber. This is an especially awesome option for loaded riding, such as bike packing or gravel-road touring.”
-Bicycling.com – August 2017
“Between the suspension and the 29 x 3.0” tires, Deadwood Sus devours chunder that would normally at least slow you down. This is a bike for going fast over rough terrain and pedaling through the nastiest trails – or just as likely, terrain where there is no trail.”
-BikeRumor.com – August 2017
“With its blend of stability and stoutness on the downs and support and traction on the ups, the Deadwood should delight riders who want to ride hard, but are happy to keep both wheels on the ground and mostly keep to the straightest line. It's also addictingly rewarding on the climbs, and I've been told there are riders out there for whom going uphill is the best part.”
-BikeMag.com – July 2017
“For those who’ve ridden a 29er, switched to 27.5” tires and then saddled a 29er again, the benefits of bigger diameter wheels and tires are immediately obvious. Rolling over roots, rocks and other obstacles becomes more fluid, and the larger footprint helps take the edge off and inspire confidence. The same goes for the transition from 27.5+ to 29+.”
-Bikepacking.com – May 2017
“Over the course of three days and seventy miles of riding, I came to appreciate what 29x3in tires in a short-travel package can conquer.”
-BikeRadar – February 2017
“Salsa has done a tremendous job of making the 29+ wheels and tires feel so nimble, that you forget that this isn’t a “normal” 29er. Manuals take a little more effort, but it’s still very easy to get the front wheel aloft for technical drops. Of course, the added tire volume and suspension are able to erase a lot of mistakes if your maneuver doesn’t go as planned. Don’t let the travel numbers fool you, the Deadwood SUS is a true trail bike that feels completely comfortable in the air or on the ground.”
-BikeRumor – February 2017