Mountain, Plus & Fat Bikes
Grab a buddy, Salsa's Powderkeg is ready to explode with adventure. This 29er tandem mountain bike has massive chromoly tubing and a super stout fork for precise tracking and real off-road chops. Combine your powers with the gear range of a full Shimano SLX drivetrain for incredible speed and smooth shifts. Quick-spinning Stan's Flow rims with Schwalbe tires guide you along for miles, while Avid's BB7 mechanical disc brakes with large 200mm rotors provide plenty of two-person stopping power. Don't ever slow your dreams for adventure, though, because with WTB saddles, Salsa bars and grips, a Zoom stem and seatpost, compatibility for racks, and room for nine (yes, nine!) water bottles, Salsa's Powderkeg is primed to roll at the slightest provocation.
Go big Stache is an all-new species of 29+ mountain bike performance. The wide 3" tires grip relentlessly, amplifying all the benefits of 29ers, while remarkably short chainstays deliver a fun, lively ride. Want the capability of a full suspension trail bike in a simple hardtail package, plus the extra benefits of 29+ tires? Then you were born to ride the Stache. Key features - 120mm travel and 29+ wheels let you roll over anything - Shorter chainstays give you a spirited, lively ride - Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tire clearance, shorter stays - Stranglehold adjustable thru axle lets you fine-tune the length of your chainstay
X-Caliber 9 is the top-end model in the X-Caliber family. It's a fully race-ready cross country mountain bike built with parts designed to compete. A RockShox Judy Silver fork with remote lockout, a Shimano drivetrain, and a wide-range cassette make it a great choice for fast singletrack riders who want a great bike that's ready to race right out of the box. It's right for you if... You measure your rides in speed and distance, and want a fast XC bike that will help you cover more trail in less time. You race, or you could see yourself getting into racing, so you want a hardtail with competition-level parts that can give you an advantage on the trail. The tech you get A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, RockShox Judy Silver fork with remote lockout, Bontrager Kovee wheels, and Boost110 thru axle front hub all work together to give X-Caliber 9 exceptional handling. The Shimano XT/SLX 2x11 drivetrain has smaller jumps between gears and a clutch-equipped rear derailleur to reduce chain noise. The final word X-Caliber 9 is a speedy, nimble, and efficient XC hardtail that's perfect for riders with a racing pedigree and anyone who dreams of covering epic distances out on the trail. Why you'll love it - It's a great bike for someone who's just getting into serious racing: you get high-end XC parts on an awesome frame with enough cash left over for entry fees - There's nothing as sweet as a silent ride: the clutch rear derailleur prevents chain slap, even in the rough - Front and rear Boost hub spacing opens the door for high-end wheel upgrades - The 31.6mm seat tube gives you the option to install a dropper post when you want to tackle rowdier terrain
Beargrease does a lot of things well, but it does speed best. Lightweight, agile, and elegant, with all excesses removed, Beargrease will happily dispel the myth that fatbikes are slow. Fly through summer singletrack or blast out winter powder laps. Beargrease is your best bet for getting from point A to point B fast, all year, over whatever terrain stands between. With 4.0-inch wide 45NRTH Husker Du tires on 80mm Surly MOBD rims, and the burly Salsa Makwa aluminum fork, the Beargrease takes direction with undeviating response. A 20-speed SRAM X5 drivetrain lets you claw up the steepest pitches, and Hayes MX Comp mechanical disc brakes paired with the giant contact patch of fat tires creates surprising stopping power so you can maintain better control into turns and down techy descents. And, when a fatbike like this tips the scales at just over 31 pounds, the word "plow" is replaces with "float," and thoughts of blasting through fresh powder and monster-trucking through wild alpine singletrack will be running through your head.
Easy to get to know and multi-talented, Salsa’s Timberjack is equally at home pushing the limits on singletrack or bikepacking to places you’ve yet to discover. Its light, responsive, and durable aluminum frame features modern trail bike geometry and clearance for either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels and tires. Super short chainstays aid in nimble scrambling; up, down, and in and out of turns. Alternator dropouts facilitate diverse drivetrain setups. RockShox handles suspension up front with a 120mm-travel Judy TK Silver fork, while a pair of WTB Scraper i40 rims hold up to your trail aggression to let those 27.5 x 2.8-inch WTB Ranger tires serve up all the traction you could want. Timberjack NX1 offers a wide-range, 11-speed SRAM NX drivetrain with Tektro hydraulic brakes. This solid package further enhances the bike’s climbing talent and delivers powerful braking control so you can pin it and still swoop the hairpins.
Marlin 7 is where race-worthy mountain bikes begin. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork and widest range of gearing in the Marlin family make this model the best choice for new riders who want a cross country hardtail with great parts that will hold its own against Trek's higher-end race bikes. It's right for you if... You're new to the trail but have serious singletrack aspirations, and want a race-worthy mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a higher quality suspension fork. The tech you get The flagship model of the Marlin lineup has a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminum frame with internal derailleur routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, a high-quality RockShox fork with a lockout feature and 100mm of travel, a 27-speed drivetrain, and a low-profile Shimano Shadow rear derailleur that's made to avoid snagging on trail debris. The quality fork and parts make Marlin 7 fully capable of taking on off-road marathon rides and XC races. The final word The RockShox suspension and wider range of gearing make it the best choice in the Marlin lineup for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. Why you'll love it - All the value, plus all the versatility—it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too - It's really fun to ride, and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike - Great suspension at an even better price - Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty
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