Developing Blackthorn & Cassidy

Blackthorn and Cassidy are our biggest and boldest mountain bikes yet. How did we go about bringing them to life? We documented our design and testing processes so we could share the development story behind Blackthorn and Cassidy. Watch this short film for an inside look at everything that went into these bikes.

Blackthorn is Salsa’s 140 mm all-mountain 29er, built for riding any trail anywhere with confidence. It’s a well-balanced bike that takes on serious topography with gusto. Blackthorn is stable and confident on rugged descents and is a stunningly capable climber. With Split Pivot+ suspension dialed for maximum traction and pedaling efficiency, Blackthorn as the chops to ride all-mountain, all-out, all day.

Introducing Blackthorn - https://salsacycles.com/videos/introducing_blackthorn

Or see Blackthorn on our website - https://salsacycles.com/bikes/blackthorn

Cassidy is Salsa’s 165 mm enduro 29er, built for seeking the truly technical trails of the world and taking them head-on. It’s an aggressive descent hunter that shows no fear when the going gets rowdy. Cassidy is resolute when flying down rocky, steep, rutted-out descents and has remarkable climbing prowess. With Split Pivot+ suspension dialed for maximum traction and pedaling efficiency, Cassidy relished enduro courses and big terrain.

Introducing Cassidy - https://salsacycles.com/videos/introducing_cassidy

Or see Cassidy on our website - https://salsacycles.com/bikes/cassidy

Learn more about Split Pivot+ - https://salsacycles.com/videos/long_story_short_the_skinny_on_split_pivot

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