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Ho, Ho, Ho…Last Minute Requests For Salsa Claus?

The elves are chilling after busting some serious moves for the past several months. I'm kicking back with a pool-sized Eggnog Margarita while resting up for the long night of delivering Christmas presents. Ms. Claus is baking lasagna in the kitchen. The reindeer are doing what reindeer do...except for Rudolph, who remains entranced by his own glowing, red nose.

So while I've got the time, it seems a good opportunity to get you all thinking ahead for next year.

What do you good boys and girls out there want for Christmas in 2011?

A blender bike for mixing slushies and grown-up drinks?

8" wide snow bike tires with helium-filled tubes?

11"-sized 29'er frame made from Mistletoe?

HO HO HO!

Happy Holidays!
-Salsa Claus

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Boucher

Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.

COMMENTS (35)

Wally | December 23rd, 2010

How many Eggnog margaritas?

Guitar Ted | December 23rd, 2010

How about a healthy, happy 2011 for all where we get to ride our bicycles a lot in a temperate climate with just the right amounts of rain and sunshine, and oh yeah…..........always a tail wind.

That’s what I want!

doub | December 23rd, 2010

just to hear that my ‘11 Fargo has shipped   :)


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jp | December 23rd, 2010

I’d like an impeccably-designed, beautiful, instantly classic, steel, club ride bicycle with 21st century specs.  A production steel road bicycle that bridges the gap between production and custom.  A steel road bicycle that offers great value for money.  A steel road bicycle made with fine steel, and with loving attention to detail. A steel road bicycle people will talk about many years hence.  A steel road bicycle workers will stare at when they’re at work but don’t feel like working.  A steel road bicycle like there are none presently in the market. In other words, a steel road bicycle like only Salsa Claus’s elves know how to make.

?Feliz navidad, amigos!

Ben | December 23rd, 2010

I’m still waiting for a high rise steel stem.  45-55 degree for use with Woodchipper conversions.

Longer length gel bar tape for wrapping thicker, or over other grips/pads on Woodchippers esp, but other bars as well. Even 4-6” would do it.

I’d like Salsa bottle and Everything cages to be shipped on cards for display rather than in bags.

It would be nice to see a 30t, 5 bolt, 94bcd chainring. 

Well designed, affordable, easily accessible, adventure oriented frame bags, TT gas tank bags, and seat packs.

That’s all I can think of now for realistic product requests.  Have a good holidays all!  Thanks for all of the good stuff you make already!

Joel | December 23rd, 2010

I’m with Ben, a frame bag.

Ti road frame, Ti Dos Niner (but ditch the relish shock), Ti nickless cages

Dan | December 23rd, 2010

Dear Salsa Claus,

I’m a 99er and my world is tumbling down around me.  Please a turn key Fargo so that I can ramble into the unknown on wheels, rather than dragging a bag would be appreciated.

Or, a Job would be really nice.  I’m a 44y.o. hard working American, Born in SF and come from an at risk youth background, I rose above that, and graduated from a trade school, worked for 10 yrs in IT and lost my job in 08.  No one will seem to hire me.  I’ve been to many interviews and get through to the 3rd round only to be rejected for the “other candidate”.

Please Salsa Claus…. a little love would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Dan

Norb | December 23rd, 2010

How about a Fargo inspired tandem….......
And my Fargo Ti frame delivered the 1st of the year would be outstanding…....
And health and happiness to all two wheeled adventurers out there….....

On to my eggnog now.

CockPuncher | December 23rd, 2010

All I want is for somebody to tell me msrp on the new Casseroll frameset!

Kid Riemer | December 23rd, 2010

Dan,

Keep faith…things can and will change. I hope you can still have a good Christmas.

Elvis | December 23rd, 2010

XMAS 2011… if you mean this year? I want my Ti Fargo.

if you truly do mean *next* year…

how about a Ti Dos Niner… or *dreaming*... a ti Spearfish?

or (dare I hope)... a ti Mukluk?

*what’s that?... it’s time for my medication?... ok… I’ll come along quietly…*

Gnat | December 23rd, 2010

Wally - OK….Maybe it was more than one margarita

GT - Well said.  Salsa Claus will bring this to you. 

Doub - Look for a full product update next week on the blog, but frames for bikes are finished with Fargo framesets coming soon after.  Not 2011, but soon. 

JP - You describe a bike that Salsa Claus would like. 

Ben - Looks like Salsa Claus has some work to do. 

NORB - You also describe a bike that Salsa Claus would like.  Fargo Ti…In production.  Possibly January 2011. 

Dan - As Kid Riemer said.  Keep the faith.  Things can and will change.

Joel - Noted

Cockpuncher - MSRP for Casseroll frame, fork and front rack is $549

Elvis - you Fargo Ti is not far off.  Maybe I should hand deliver that to Australia. 

Thanks for all the idea and comments folks.  Time for another margarita….

R | December 23rd, 2010

I think a perfect gift from Salsa Claus would be matching Big Mama paint (as well as the rest) sold on the new webstore

Erik Mathy | December 23rd, 2010

In 2011 I want…

* To finish the Tour Divide on my singlespeed Salsa Fargo.
* To kick more cancer a** and (hopefully) inspire others to do the same with the causes they hold dear.
* To be a better father, friend and all around dude.
* Another adventure ride with Boucher, Meiser, The Monkey and Vasquez.
* If I am really dreaming…a Spearfish and/or a Ti Fargo in my stable? Hey! These things can’t ALL be nice and serious and whatnot! I guy has to be a little greedy with his dreams sometimes! ;)

Jefe Branham | December 23rd, 2010

More, all I want is more. More Salsa! More Ti, Handlebars, more funky cool bikes that make me croon. More adventure, more bike riding, Less cars and trucks. More good friends and more good times with them. Peace for all, Jefe

Pete | December 23rd, 2010

“I?m still waiting for a high rise steel stem.  45-55 degree for use with Woodchipper conversions. “

- ditto. My Fargo looks very silly with a 3” spacer stack under my 10 degree thomson.

+1 for frame bags, in fact *all* kinds of luggage options. Perhaps you could licence a design from Relevate or Carousel and do the smaller guys a favour?

I’d also like to see the adaptor for the anything cages that has been touched upon. Your user base for that cage is likely 95% running gen 1 Fargo forks. They work, but it’s tight.

Another years worth of updates and inspirational stories on this blog. What you’ve put out this past year has been fantastic - keep it up.

Jerry | December 23rd, 2010

santaben left a mukluk under my tree yesterday, so I’m good for a year or two. how about salsabeer?

Ari Andonopoulos | December 24th, 2010

All I want is more time to ride. I also want to be closer to all my family and friends. Small breaks from living in the north would be cool. As far as bike stuff goes I would love to see more sales of quality bikes and less department store units.
Happy Holidays to all of you!!!

Ari
North Central Cylery
Dekalb, IL.

Rico | December 24th, 2010

Have the Tenn. elves cook up a Ti Pistola…just tweak it to accept a ~ 30-32mm tire, using std. reach brakes, and slack the HT and ST angles a 1/2 degree, across the size range.  This will be the Salsa “big tire road frame”.  Done.

damnitman | December 25th, 2010

...I’m waiting patiently for 170MM Flipoffs…oh, and for the Direct mount adapter for my Ti fattie…

Pedal | December 25th, 2010

Christmas came early yesterday, my shiny new Mukluk arrived!!! 

Thank you Santa! (I really mean thank you Bobby!)

Kevin | December 25th, 2010

A disc brake compatible Chili Con Crosso!

jorge | December 25th, 2010

Yes Lance, there IS a Salsa Claus!

MG | December 25th, 2010

I’m really thankful the past year and for having lived through its adventures. I feel like I did a lot of “living” this past year and so for 2011 I think my primary goal is to be a bit more deliberate and move myself in the direction that will shape my long-range future. So 2011 probably won’t be my biggest bike racing year ever… And that’s OK. You’ll still see me at plenty of races. But you’ll also see me giving back more too. Because that’s something that’s just as important as riding itself. Maybe more…

Oh, and I’m gunning to build me a Ti Fargo pronto. I have visions of riding drop bars everywhere!

Merry Christmas, my friends. Thanks once again for all the support throughout 2010!

Cheers,
MG

MG | December 25th, 2010

I’m also dreaming of the new Big Mama!

jp | December 26th, 2010

Salsa Claus, I’ve always liked the Ala Carte, your first bike.  But the current version is difficult for me to like as much.  I’d like to see a return to a more classic Ala Carte.  I’d also like to see a complete, fully rigid Ala Carte offered once again.  A real basic spec would do.  Nothing fancy.  With so many complete 29” offerings on your lineup, just one complete 26” steel offering would be nice.  Thanks for reading, and for inspiring us with your creations.

timhMN | December 26th, 2010

As others have noted, more “adventure accessories” - bags, racks, etc. I’d like to see a single-wheel trailer that picks up where a BOB leaves off (maybe one the can handle a 26” wheel with a Larry). Lightweight tubes for Endo/Larrys; maybe a salsa-designed drilled wheel for fat tires. A TI Mukluk? TI Racks?

Kevin | December 27th, 2010

Timhmn - I’ve used 26x2.5 tubes in endomorph tires for the past 2 years with no problems.  They are significantly lighter and cheaper than the endomorph specific tubes.  They also work for 29ers.

RandyA | December 27th, 2010

Dear Santa Claus,
I know Christmas 2010 has passed. But for next Christmas, can I (we?) get a Ti La Cruz (Las Cruces?) disc cyclocrosser? Please… ;-)

Randy
ps. I know Kevin posted about a disc CCC, but I’d love a Ti disc CXer.

Tampa DUI Lawyer | December 31st, 2010

Eggnog margaritas?!! Finally a new way to drink eggnog at Christmas. That’s all I wanted. So Salsa Claus you have fullfilled my dreams. Taking one of my favorite drinks and giving it a twist so I can have it at Christmas time too. Happy Holidays!

Paul | December 31st, 2010

Mr. Claus,

This is a bit late, but how about some Adventure By Bike shoes.  Something to wear on the bike, and off.
Something without gaudy logos. 
Something you can walk a mile in, in town or in the woods.
And sized for North American feet.

Happy New Year

Grizzattack | January 3rd, 2011

(Oooh I am late) Softail, 29er!! (Long live the Dos)

Erik | January 4th, 2011

Ooh, I have one.  Salsa Claus, now that you’ve had a bit of a rest after the holidays, it’s time to whip us up a nice steel, disc brake singlespeed cyclocross bike with some Alternator dropouts.  Beat everyone else to the party!  Please?  I’ve been ever so good!

Chad Ament | January 7th, 2011

Bring back the Dos. This next year i would have the funds to get one!(after my Mukluk is done)

We’ll talk in person at FrostBike…....Mr Salsa Claus.

JPeredo | January 8th, 2011

How about a Salsa rando bag to go along with the beautiful new Cassie?

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