I've written it before, but I will say it again, the El Mariachi has long been my best friend in cycling. We have introduced the new El Mariachi frame earlier this year, and have shared the great details including Kung Fu tubing and the Alternator dropout. Today, I am pleased to present you with the 2011 El Mariachi complete bike.
As with the frameset, we spent the better part of two years discussing, testing, and creating the bike that we felt is the best all-around 29er for the money. We wanted a bike that was high-performance, yet not pretentious. We wanted a bike that was high-end, yet not expensive. And mostly, we wanted a bike that we would be proud to ride ourselves.
Starting with the excellent new El Mariachi frame, we decided to add a RockShox Reba RL Maxle fork in 100mm travel mode. The Maxle is bombproof, simple and stiff, and the 100mm of travel is what the new frame was designed for. This primary component gives the bike all-day comfort and control. A SRAM 2x10 drivetrain was chosen due to the excellent range and simplicity of the system, while also keeping cost reasonable. The 27/40T FSA crankset and 12-36 SRAM cassette give plenty of gear ratios for climbing and cruising. The Salsa cockpit of the Pro Moto stem, Pro Moto 11-degree handlebar, and Shaft seatpost are all the reliable work-horses of our lines. They do their job well, and are pretty good looking to boot. To cap it all off, we chose to use tubeless compatible rims from NoTubes, DT Swiss butted spokes, Formula sealed cartridge hubs, and WTB Bronson tires to give you that connection to the dirt that we all crave.
At an MSRP of $1750, the El Mariachi makes it easy to become your best friend too.
We will begin shipping the new El Mariachi starting mid October. Note, our first production of bikes was pretty small and are already presold to our Salsa Authorized Dealers. To get a hold of one, we recommend you contact one of them. Check our dealer list here.
Thanks for checking out the El Mariachi Complete bike. We are excited to offer it.
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I come from the land of trees, lakes and cheese. I like beef jerky, singletrack and pale ale. I believe derailleurs were invented for a very good reason. Long rides with good friends and campfires is really what its all about. Oh, and if its not anodized, its worthless.