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Dream Big

Today we encourage you to dream big.

With the release of Reveal The Path, we wanted to do something special. We decided to put on two contests: a post card contest and a video contest.

Next week, we'll announce the winners of our Reveal Your Path Post Card Contest. Our thanks to those that entered. We were amazed and grateful to receive such wonderful artwork and stories.

Our Reveal Your Path Video Contest is going on now, and we will be awarding many great prizes, the most incredible of which is this:

A complete Mukluk Ti bicycle and all-expenses-paid trip to Alaska for a beach ride adventure with members of the Salsa Crew.

Someone is going to win that incredible prize. It could be you. Dream big, right?

See our contest page to learn more. We don't often (in fact we may never have) ask you to Like something or Tweet something, but in this case we are going to. Please spread the word about this contest. We are hoping to see a lot of entries. We're hoping a lot of you will share your stories with us, and with the rest of the world. Dream big.

Here is a short video, Reveal Your Path: Three Stories, to get you thinking about how bikes and a sense of adventure have influenced some of the Salsa Crew. We hope you enjoy it.

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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 (7)

Ken | July 23rd, 2012

Hah! FSF (Full Suspension Fat) Bike in background. Proto or production? The world wonders.

Lukas | July 24th, 2012

Well you should know that “adventure” is not limited to U.S. residents only. That was my thought for the “Reveal Your Path Post Card Contest”. You have customers overseas, you see… ;)

John | July 24th, 2012

I would wager that I’m not the only person currently dreaming up/filming/editing together an entry; in other words, don’t worry - entries will start rolling in!

Meanwhile, if Salsa would like to send me a Colossal to test ride, I’d be happy to help out…

alex | July 24th, 2012

I like what Salsa is offering for 2013, overall.  However, I have the following observations on the ‘road’ offerings:

Warbird ‘gravel’ bike: I would’ve done Cromo, or Ti, not Alu.
Colossal ‘road’ bike: I would’ve done Stainless Steel, and Alu.
Vaya ‘touring’ bike: I would’ve done Cromo only.

I understand the Salsa offerings are probably coordinated with what the other QBP brands are doing, in order to avoid canibalization, but those are my thoughts.

Disc brakes on road bikes: I wonder about this. I understand their use on cross bikes (which are versatile bikes anyway), touring bikes, and the emerging gravel bike category, but I’m not sure about their use in road bikes. Seems like they add unnecesary cost, complexity, and weight to road bikes. I guess I’ll have to wait and see how Salsa factors the Enve disc forks into the MSRP on the new offerings, though Enve is not known for making affordable components.  Everyone seems to be jumping on the disc-brake road bike bandwagon.  Time will tell if this trend is here to stay.  For me, adventuring by bike doesn’t necessarily imply disc breaks.

I would’ve liked to have seen a Stainless Steel Pistola with calipers this year.

On the mtb side, I wonder about the Beargrease.  Looks great, but I thought fat bikes were great for fun and adventuring, and not so much for racing. That said, if Salsa can do microniches such as fat bike racers and gravel bike racers profitably, then it should by all meeans do them. 

Maybe I’m mistaken, but it feels to me like the Salsa brand has changed quite a bit recently (mainly for better), and that riders that aren’t in microniches will likely have to look elsewhere in QBP for bikes they want to ride.

Ride on, amigos!

Joshua | July 25th, 2012

Nice to see Cuyuna as a background for the “Reveal the Path - Three Stories” video.

Which brings up a question:  Why doesn’t Salsa do a release event/preview event at Cuyuna?  Its closer to you guys (2hrs from the Twin Cities) and, most importantly, its closer to my house (30min).

Plus it brings in journalist from all over the country to ride a great set of trails.  There is plenty of singletrack for mountain test rides, awesome trails and roads for road bikes, and plenty of gravel/doubletrack for adventure/gravel bikes.

Also, love the Warbird.  Might have to get one.  It checks all my boxes: aluminum, disc brakes, racing geo, fits larger tires.  Like the hot orange color too.

Kid Riemer | July 25th, 2012

Alex - You may want to wait until we introduce the bikes properly to you as some of your conclusions aren’t accurate.

Joshua - Yes, we’ve thought about using Cuyuna as a possible location for a future release/launch event in the future.

tim | July 25th, 2012

Can a full-suspension road bike be too far off now?

La Raza, Primero, Casseroll, Pistola…those were the good ol’ days!!!

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