It’s not everyday that you get to reintroduce two very important bike models to your line up.We’ve been patiently riding, testing and riding.The time has finally come to share our new Ala Carte and El Mariachi.
Some might ask what is the big deal? It’s a steel hardtail. We’d answer, “Exactly, it is a steel hardtail!” Steel hardtails founded mountain biking. They do it all and take you just about anywhere. They do it time and time again. They are the true workhorses of any bike collection. For most of us here at Salsa, if you asked us what mountain bike would we keep in our collection if we could only have one, most of us would say the Ala Carte or El Mariachi.
When we set out to redesign and update both of these models, we had a couple of goals in mind. First, we wanted to improve the versatility, functionality and make them both singlespeed compatible. Second, we wanted to improve the strength and durability of each frame, both inside and out. Today, we are just going to highlight two of the key design elements. Over the next week or two we will be posting a little more detail about each of these things. Let’s take a closer look.
Alternator dropout – Our new dropout system. Here are the key features.
Kung Fu tubing – Designed in house by kung fu master Peter Koski
We hope you are too and can’t wait to see just where these bikes take you.
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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.