New Ideas

I hope all of you had a great turkey day and got to ride your bike. I just returned from North Dakota and thought I’d post an update to a couple of previous posts.

First, thanks for all the comments regarding carbon fiber. The blog post has been a good experiment. I’m sure for those of you that read the 20+ blog comments, you can see the challenge we have as a manufacturer. Regardless, it helped us shape many internal conversations and I hope to have more “What If?” posts in the future. Special thanks to the guy who wrote about classical music. I love that I can learn a thing or two about something other than bikes while attempting to do my job.

Second, I quick update on a special little project. After Interbike, both Kid and I did posts on Interbike Perspectives. It’s always fun to share perspectives. Well, at the very end of one of my posts I said that we walked away from Interbike with at least one really, really good idea. Well, after some good discussions, we’ve taken some action and moved forward with this concept. The Product Design crew has done some modelling. I can’t wait to see the final version. I think you will too. Sorry folks, that’s all I can say right now. If all goes as planned, we’ll show you this one at Interbike next year!

Anyway, I wish you all a great week and I hope you ride your bike(s)!

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Jason Boucher

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.


 pete |

Such a product tease!  Can’t wait to see it.

 Captain Bob |

You’re starting to remind me of a girls I used to date in high school.  <BR><BR>However, I do not plan to dump you after a month of trying to get it and having you say, “I just can’t, it’s not time yet.”<BR><BR>Sorry!  That was really the first thing that came to my mind.  <BR><BR>I am sure whatever you fine people at Salsa land bring to us we will enjoy it greatly!

 MG |

so you decided to do a 36er, ‘eh?  just kiddin’, but hoowee wouldn’t that be a monster truck?!!<BR><BR>i just got back from a sweet night ride through wilderness park here in lincoln.  somehow it managed ta’ stay near 45 degrees ‘til almost midnight - certainly something to give thanks for right there!<BR><BR>cheers,<BR>mg

 Andrew |

Well, while this has been left completely open to speculation, I’ll throw my wish out there:<BR><BR>How about a bike to compete with Niner’s JET 9.  I’m talking a short travel full suspension with a scandium front triangle and a carbon fiber rear triangle.  And, of course, made for 29” wheels.  I love my Dos Niner, but I could be pulled to a Salsa Full Suspension 29er.  <BR><BR>-Palek

 Guitar Ted |

Palek: You sir are a genius! :)<BR><BR>I have been pitching this idea for quite awhile now, but I wouldn’t mind if it was four inches instead of three.

 MG |

i’d be into that…<BR>mg

 MG |

... the four inches instead of three, that is.  but i’d take one of each, actually.  or perhaps a 3.5-inch lightweight racer and a 5-inch backcountry bike.  now you’re talkin’...

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 Anonymous |

Here’s an idea: stay away from doing CrMo bikes/frames, and keep doing more high-end steel, scandium, and carbon. <BR><BR>Happy holidays!

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