New Salsa Split Pivot Bikes For 2019

Salsa’s all-new full-suspension lineup covers everything from precise and efficient XC and endurance efforts to playfully ripping every line you can find—even the ones no one sees but you.

Our new mountain bikes come with plenty of improvements over previous model years—shorter chainstays, more travel, refined geometry, flip chips for adjusting headtube angle and bottom bracket height, and dropper posts on all models. We’ve also tuned the Split Pivot suspension system’s leverage rate to offer a more progressive ramp feel in the final third of the stroke. This provides more confidence when the suspension is pushed hard in rough terrain.

Spearfish is our 29” progressive XC bike. Sporting 100mm of Split Pivot suspension and a 120mm fork, it’s the go-to bike for fast and fun weeknight trail rides or peak efficiency in endurance and XC efforts.

Notable Features

  • 100mm Rear Travel
  • 120mm Front Travel
  • 29 x 2.3” Tire Spec
  • Fits 27.5 x 2.8–3.0” and 29 x 2.1–2.6”
  • SuperBoost 157mm Rear Spacing Standard
  • Fits 2 water bottles inside frame triangle
  • Available sizes: SM/MD/LG/XL

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Horsethief is our 29” trail and all-around bike. Featuring 120mm of Split Pivot rear suspension and a 140mm fork, it’s inspired by open-ended rides that could lead anywhere—perhaps even to a post-ride beverage with a scenic view.

Notable Features

  • 120mm Rear Travel
  • 140mm Front Travel
  • 29 x 2.5” Tire Spec
  • Fits 27.5 x 2.8–3.0” and 29 x 2.1–2.6”
  • SuperBoost 157mm Rear Spacing Standard
  • Fits 2 water bottles inside frame triangle
  • Available sizes: SM/MD/LG/XL

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Rustler is our 27.5” playful trail bike. With 130mm of Split Pivot suspension travel out back and a 150mm fork, we designed and built it for riders who make the most of every trail feature—popping off rocks and roots, sending drops, boosting doubles, railing berms. 

Notable Features

  • 130mm Rear Travel
  • 150mm Front Travel
  • 27.5 x 2.6” Tire Spec
  • Fits 27.5 x 2.3–2.8”
  • Boost 148mm Rear Spacing Standard
  • Fits 1 water bottle inside frame triangle
  • Available sizes: XS/SM/MD/LG/XL

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Understanding Flip Chip from Salsa Cycles on Vimeo.

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Mike Riemer

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.

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