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2014 Salsa Preview

Today we're excited to share a preview of our 2014 line.


2014 Fargo Ti shown...all decked out...and ready for action...

CLICK HERE to download our 2014 Preview. And watch for our new website coming September 18th.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.

COMMENTS (21)

Michael Schonfeld | August 21st, 2013

Can you suggest a stocking Salsa dealer near me where I can test ride the Fargo and Colossal? My ZIP code is 11733. I’m 68.5 inches tall.

I love the look of the 2014 Fargo Ti. (However, I would have preferred black handlebar tape rather than the blue handlebar tape.) I will need a frame size M. Please confirm this is my correct frame size.

I also love the look of the 2014 Colossal Ti. I believe I will need a frame size 55 cm. Please confirm this is my correct frame size.

Rev | August 21st, 2013

Rocking bikes!!

I am replacing my muk2 with a new carbon beargrease and one question will my beloved 27.2 Eriksen Ti post in my muk work on my new carbon w√ľndersled? Also are the rumors true that distilled unicorn tears(Eco harvested of course by lithe vegan hand) were used in the creation of the new fork?

GM | August 21st, 2013

Your 2014 lineup looks great!  The two-tone titanium finishes are appealing.  I really like most of the new color schemes except for the Vaya.  Gen 1 and Gen 2 Vaya’s had great color schemes In my opinion; Upside Brown, Super Orange, and Charcoal Briquette!  I own a Gen 1 and Gen 2 Vaya.

I would like to hear some product development background on the swing back towards the Vaya’s Triple Drivetrain.  I bought the whole two is better than three pitch from the beginning.  Hopefully, this wasn’t dealer pressure.

Incorporation of the Thomson Seatpost and Stem are nice upgrades for the Vaya Travel.  Perhaps a belt drive Vaya for the future? 

Please consider internal cable routing especially for the rear disc capable bikes in the future as most accessory GPS/Computer speed and cadence sensors interrupt the rear disc caliper’s cable.

All in all I am extremely pleased with my Salsa Vaya and look forward to another quality Vaya purchase in the future.

Great job Salsa!

Mitch | August 21st, 2013

I love the carbon fork with bottle cage mounts. I’ve been saying that’s what the Fargo needed for the last two years. It’s only sad that the fork won’t fit on my 2012 Fargo Ti.

I’ve tried the tubeless Schwalbe Racing Ralph on my Fargo for half a year, but ended up switching back to the Continental Race King tires. They roll much faster (though have less grip).

Great bikes really! They keep getting better.

GM | August 21st, 2013

...I meant another quality Salsa purchase in the future.

Gordon | August 22nd, 2013

I think you guys are onto a winner with the Fargo Carbon fork. If you made a version for gen 1 and gen 2 fargos im not sure you’d keep up with demand.

Chubby Lemon | August 22nd, 2013

Just a quick note to say Thanks for making a difference!

I just ordered the 2014 El Mariachi SS from your friends at Boutique Yeti in Montreal, Quebec.

They are just as excited for your 2014 line up as your clients!  ...

Props to your Team for Personal Service.

Thanks to Ben for the quick Call Back as well as the Info and insight on the new 2014 El Mariachi SS!

Personal Service will always win Loyalty as it is an art form much like your Product Line ...

Steel Is Real!

... and a Motto to Live by ... Adventure By Bike!

Chubby Lemon

Trevor | August 25th, 2013

Am I correct in seeing that you have migrated from PF30 on the Colossal and Warbirds and into a press fit bb86 shell? Seems like a step backwards for end user capability, as PF/BB30 can be adapted to any crankset, but not the other way.. also means I can’t use one of my Cannondale hollowgram cranksets in it anymore..

Catfish | August 26th, 2013

@Michael Schonfeld
Try Cycle Haven in Oyster Bay.
95 South St
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
1-516-922-6233
Speak to Derrik, tell him Catfish sent ya.
Hit me up if you need anything.

Mike D. | August 26th, 2013

I commented before but it didn’t get posted, so if this test comment doesn’t get posted I won’t bother commenting any more.

Mike D. | August 26th, 2013

I bought a 2013 Colossal Ti 3 months ago, and liked everything except the small 140mm front brake rotor and stock saddle. I replaced the front brake rotor with a 160mm unit and the whole braking experience is vastly better. It looks like the 2014 model retains the 140mm rotor, so that’s one thumbs down. When I changed the saddle I also needed to change the stock zero setback seatpost to one with some setback to permit proper saddle positioning. I chose a Thomson Elite 10 degree setback seatpost, which is exactly what Salsa is using on the 2014 Colossal Ti, so that’s one thumbs up.

I really prefer the unpainted industrial mill finish and subtle etched graphics of the 2013 model over the painted finish with decals on the 2014 model, so that’s a personal preference thumbs down.

The choice to go 11-speed for 2014 is a mixed bag. It does offer a wider and more complete set of gears, but it increases the cost of the drivetrain. Instead of the convenience of a 10-speed tool-free quick link for chain removal and installation, you need a fancy chain tool and expensive replacement chain link pins. I changed out my stock 11-28 cassette with a 12-27 cassette I had in my parts bin, because I really don’t need the 11T sprocket, but did miss a 16T sprocket in the 11-28 cassette.

I also prefer the PF30 BB and 30mm crank spindle over the new setup with BB86 and a 24mm spindle. Also, replacement chainrings for the FSA crank are a lot easier to find and a lot cheaper than the fancy Ultegra parts.

Finally, the NoTubes rims are not important to me, since I never expect to use tubeless tires.

So, overall I’m glad I bought the 2013 model and didn’t wait for the arrival of the 2014 model Colossal Ti.

Alan | September 4th, 2013

I have bought the 2013 Mamasita a few weeks ago - great Bike for me! Will there be no Mamasita Model for 2014. Would be sad…!

Rob | September 4th, 2013

Will the Firestarter fit the 2013 Ti Fargo?

Kid Riemer | September 5th, 2013

Rob - No, the Firestarter Carbon and the Firestarter Steel fork both have new geometry that is designed specifically for the 2014 Fargo and 2014 El Mariachi frames.

Brian | September 6th, 2013

Great line up once again! Really appreciate some of the new features on the already stellar cycles.
One wish though…Firestarter carbon fork for the pre-2014 Fargos please.

Peter | September 7th, 2013

Can I have one of each please?
but i still miss my broken la cruz although my lovely blue colossal is helping me recover

Tommy | September 11th, 2013

Love the new 2014 fork. Understand the 2014 fork has an axle to crown that is approx. 15mm longer than the 2013 fork.  Apart from geometry changes - i.e. higher front end, shortened reach, slackened head tube and seat tube angle - is the 2014 fork swappable? Will the changed geometry structurally damage the frame or the fork?

Any chance you’ll come out with a carbon fork that fits your gen 2 fargos, if the new one truly won’t work?

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Shawn Ridout | October 16th, 2013

I love the concept of the Ti Fargo. I am so close to slapping down the credit card…

Comments and Questions

Why no prevision for fender mounts on the new Carbon fork? (As told by a bike shop)

No front rack mounts?

Please publish the weight and MSRP this will help keep the bike shops honest.

What is the narrowest tire that can be run on the bike?
I plan to commute, trail ride, camp…. with this bike. I believe that this the only bike that I’ll need.
Thank you very much.

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