Lot's to discuss today.
Before we get into details of products, we've got some information that needs to be shared and understood as we discuss product and where/how to buy these fine products? We've got two rough categories of product; Bikes & Frames and Parts & Accessories.
BIKE & FRAMES
We've had tremendous consumer demand and dealer support regarding our new products. Thank you all for helping us get to this point. As a result, we have many new dealers and are adding more on a weekly basis. Our bikes and frames will be in more retail shops than ever before! Because of this growth, our first shipments of frames and bikes for our new models are almost exclusively going to be available through our Salsa Authorized Dealers. As you find yourself interested in a new Salsa, please reference our dealer page on our website and start your search with one of our fine dealers.
PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Our parts & accessories are the bread and butter of our business and we are committed to developing products that help you experience the world and go places. Our parts and accessories are available through any retailer in the USA that has an account with Quality Bicycle Products, our parent company. These products are only availble through retailers and even though we have partnered with Shopotron to capture sales, these sales are being fulfilled by dealers. Not us. Don't even ask us to ship direct. That just isn't possible.
With this info in hand and in mind, here are some exciting product updates.
MUKLUK COMPLETE BIKES
We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of these frames. The frames for complete bikes are in transit and expected to arrive to our building in a week or so. We've got a bunch of wheels and products already prepped pending the arrival of the frames. Our frames for bike production will arrive next week and we will start building bikes. ALL of this shipment will be sold to our Authorized Dealer base. Our sales team is working on the allocation and communication with dealers, but we are still on track to start building and delivering complete Mukluks this month.
Mukluk framesets, Mukluk hubs and Handspun Wheels will be available sometime in December, again through our authorized dealers.
EL MARIACHI COMPLETE BIKES
We are building lots of El Mariachis here in our building. Again, ALL of this first production will be sold to our Authorized Dealer base. Our sales team is working on allocation and communication with dealers. These can and will start shipping within days.
CHILI CON CROSSO COMPLETE BIKES
We will be building bikes later this month and/or inbetween Mukluk production. We don't have a definitive date on these. I suspect these will start trickling in.
RACKS & CAGES
Anything Cage - This is our new cage optimized for carrying stuff that is a bit bigger than a water bottle. Insulated Nalgene bottles fit perfectly, but truthfully I suspect folks will stuf shelters, sleeping bags, pads, and a whole lot more into these cages. They are in stock and selling really well. We've had questions regarding the mounting of these. They are designed with our hi/low 3 hole mounting pattern. We use this mounting on the back of the Enabler fork and on the down tube of the new Mukluk and the new version 2 Fargo frame and fork. This cage DOES NOT fit the old Fargo fork leg water bottle mounting. Due to the angle of the mounting holes on the original Fargo fork, the Anything cage will not work because it will interfere with the wheel. However, it does have slots in the clamps where you could use hose clamps to properly secure the cage. Again, these will bolt directly to our new Enabler fork that we sell aftermarket and on the Mukluk. It will also bolt to the new Fargo version 2 frame and fork. It just wasn't feasable to make the current Anything cage fit with the original Fargo fork mounting position.
Wanderlust rear rack - These are finished and are in transit. They will arrive around December 1st.
Minimalist rack - These have finally fully passed our CEN testing and are in production. Anticipated arrival to our world headquarters will be around Christmas time. Expect them in stock at our distributor around Jan 1st.
Down Under lo ride front rack - We are still awaiting a final shipping date on these.
As many have seen, we have updated our site with much new information. We still have new info to add as we get final products and can do final imagery, edits etc. I wish we had a firm date to say we'd add product X and product Y, but we don't. We are working on racks, cages, Selma and what not. More to come.
More updates to come. Have a great day folks.
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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.