29-Inch Wheel (29ers)
The Karate Monkey helped set the standard for 29er geometry. While its tucked-in rear wheel keeps it nimble and maneuverable, its lack of shifting componentry keeps the bike simple — and the rider filled with a cathartic rage. With a frame and fork made of custom-designed Surly CroMoly “’Natch” steel, the Karate Monkey delivers a resilient, lively, durable ride. The Karate Monkey frame has recently been updated to include features like internal dropper post routing, a new tubeset that uses the same trumpet tubes found on their Instigator 2.0, and a slight tweak in geometry that is more progressive and trail oriented. The minimalist component package comes courtesy of SRAM, and a capable Alex wheelset rounds out this trail-ready monster.
Cutthroat Apex 1 combines the redesigned Cutthroat carbon frame and fork with the tried-and-true performance of SRAM’s Apex 1 drivetrain. With gear range and cargo capacity for everything from gravel rides to bikepacking expeditions, this is an ultra-endurance bike ready to take you farther than you ever thought you could go.
Our riding experiences on the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route have allowed us to develop a perfect Tour Divide bike that’s capable of much more. The Cutthroat GRX 600 delivers the precise performance of Shimano’s latest drivetrain technology and the carbon frame and fork are purpose-built to go the distance—any distance—with all-day comfort in mind. Whether you’re out wandering or chasing waypoints on a weeks-long bikepacking race, Cutthroat is the tool for the job.
Spearfish is built to crush endurance-testing terrain while thriving on technical climbs and descents. With thoroughly modern geometry and a highly adaptable suspension platform, the Spearfish chases XC and distance efforts, keeping you at the front of the pack. - Spearfish Carbon frame and RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock - RockShox SID RLC 120mm fork - SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain - SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i25 TCS wheelset - Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost
Spearfish is built to crush endurance-testing terrain while thriving on technical climbs and descents. With thoroughly modern geometry and a highly adaptable suspension platform, the Spearfish chases XC and distance efforts, keeping you at the front of the pack. - Spearfish Carbon frame and RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock - RockShox Reba RL 120mm fork - SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain - SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i25 TCS wheelset - TranzX dropper seatpost
Spearfish SLX is our aluminum XC bike designed for riders who prefer to thread the needle through rock gardens rather than barrel through them. The stiff, lightweight aluminum frame incorporates Split Pivot suspension design to improve traction and pedaling efficiency. A RockShox Sektor RL 120mm fork mellows trail feedback, accompanied by a RockShox Deluxe Select+ good for 100mm of trail-smoothing travel in the rear. Shimano brakes and an SLX drivetrain round out the package with foolproof performance. Spearfish SLX makes riding at your limit—or having fun—look easy.
Push those pedals, hold the line, and enjoy what feels like infinite traction across rough terrain. The Growler is an incredibly capable hardtail that makes short work out of technical climbs, is ready to rail corners, and smooths out uneven ground. Like a fresh fill of a West Coast IPA, the Growler packs a punch of confidence with its 29x2.6" tires. Cheers, eh! - Rocky Mountain 6061 Alloy frame - Suntour Raidon 34 LOR Air Boost 130mm fork - SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain - Shimano MT400 hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i30 TCS rims and Shimano MT400 Boost hubs
Stable and aggressive, the Instinct is our most versatile trail bike. Whether you’re setting out on an all-day epic or pushing the limits of what’s possible on your local trails, the Instinct’s ride-quality is second to none. The combination of fast-rolling 29" wheels, modern trail geometry, and our RIDE-9 adjustment system means the Instinct is ready for anything you throw at it. - FORM Alloy frame - RockShox Pike Select RC 140mm fork - RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT shock - Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain - WTB ST Light i30 Rims w/Maxxis Minion 2.4" tires - Race Face Aeffect R dropper post
Take your mountain bike racing aspirations to the next level with Rocky Mountain's Vertex 950. The light, stiff aluminum frame exudes a go-fast nature, and the competent mix of components gives you the tools to succeed. Manitou handles front-end shock absorption with the Marvel Comp 100mm fork, which guides a set of WTB SX19 wheels wrapped in Maxxis Ikon 29 x 2.2-inch tires for predictable handling in a fast-rolling package. A Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain delivers on-point shifting while SLX hydraulic disc brakes offer showstopping power for controlled cornering and descending capability. Aluminum cockpit bits from Rocky Mountain give you the strength you need, creating a lightweight hardtail that wants nothing more than to be ridden at the limits of possibility.
Crank up steep climbs with smooth-rolling efficiency and swoop down singletrack descents with stability and speed. This aluminum hardtail 29er delivers a balanced ride quality on XC terrain. Built on an ALUXX SL aluminum frame, Fathom 29 features updated geometry that produces a stable ride quality for challenging XC trails. The frame is optimized for a 100mm suspension fork giving you efficiency on the climbs and total control on the descents. KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS Proven alloy performance - ALUXX SL aluminum frameset is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminum engineering. Balance and stability - Frame geometry is designed to optimize the balance and roll-over capabilities of 29-inch wheels. XC control - Suspension fork offers 100mm of smooth travel for added XC control.
Built on an ALUXX SL aluminum frame, Fathom 29 features updated geometry that produces a stable ride quality for challenging XC trails. The frame is optimized for a 100mm suspension fork giving you efficiency on the climbs and total control on the descents. PROVEN ALLOY PERFORMANCE ALUXX SL aluminum frameset is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminum engineering. BALANCE AND STABILITY Frame geometry is designed to optimize the balance and roll-over capabilities of 29-inch wheels. XC CONTROL Suspension fork offers 100mm of smooth travel for added XC control.
Get a feel for the trail with this aluminum hardtail made for aspiring singletrack riders. It features stable, fast-rolling 29-inch wheels so you can push the pace on climbs and let loose on the descents. Built on a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame that features classic hardtail design plus the balanced riding characteristics of larger diameter 29-inch wheels, Talon 29 is a great choice for XC terrain. The frame geometry is specifically designed for its wheel size and a 100mm suspension fork. It’s a confident ride that’s perfect for ambitious riders who want to take their off-road skills to the next level. KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS Proven alloy performance - ALUXX SL aluminum frameset is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminum engineering. Balance and stability - Frame geometry is designed to optimize the balance and roll-over capabilities of 29-inch wheels. XC control - Suspension fork offers 100mm of smooth travel for added XC control.
From dirt paths to singletrack trails, this aluminum hardtail will get you rolling with its smooth handling and confident control. This lightweight ALUXX aluminum frameset features classic off-road design made specifically for 27.5 wheels to strike just the right balance between control and quickness. The hardtail frame is optimized for a 100mm suspension fork, which helps soak up trail obstacles and improve control. For aspiring off-road riders looking to climb a little faster and get more comfortable riding singletrack, Talon is your ticket to XC adventures. Proven alloy performance ALUXX SL aluminum frameset is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminum engineering. Traction and stability Frame geometry is designed to optimize the confident, stable handling of 27.5 tires, and is ideal for rugged, adventurous terrain. Trail tuned More relaxed frame geometry (compared to XC) and control-focused components deliver added control for trail riding conditions.
Be your best on the most challenging trails. Climb technical steeps and rail descents with confidence and speed. This all-new alloy-framed 29er features reengineered rear suspension and progressive geometry to help you up your game. This super-versatile trail machine is built on an all-new ALUXX SL frameset that blends our latest Maestro suspension technology with progressive, trail-oriented geometry. To soak up every bump, from big rocks to small undulations, we gave it a trunnion mount shock and an Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm. This combination produces 115mm of smooth, active rear-wheel travel that puts you in control. Up front, it features a 130mm travel suspension fork, and the overall geometry has been tuned and developed to maximize its performance on rugged trails.
If you’re like us, your bike needs will likely change by the day, week, month, or year. Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. The latest version of the Ogre has received some fantasitic updates, including horizontal slotted dropouts with Gnot-Boost spacing, a tweaked non-suspension corrected geometry, and a beefier tire clearance — all in a 29er platform. The Ogre features Surly's Moloko handlebar offering hand positions that you didn’t even know existed and the ability to mount even more accessories. Ride it any day of the week; it’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. - Gnot-Boost spacing allows the use of 135mm QR hub, 142 x 12mm thru-axle, or 148 x 12mm Boost hubs. - Full-length Surly Trip Guide housing line guides for derailleurs and brakes - Two sets of bottle cage mounts - Disc and rim brake compatible with removable post cantilever pivots - Upper seatstay threaded barrels with mid- and low-blade fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets - Threaded holes for racks, fenders, and trailer mounting nuts - Rohloff OEM2 axle plate mounting slot - Tire clearance for 29 x 2.5” or 27.5 x 3”
A steel utility vehicle designed for fully-loaded exploration, whether across town or across the country. A Versatile All-Season Commuter Bike If you’re like us, your bike needs likely change by the day, week, month or year. Quite the adaptable little beast, Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. It’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. Ogre is designed to be the ultimate steel utility vehicle. It relishes in those “take-the-long-way-home-and-find-some-beverages-along-the-way” sort of commutes. Snow, sleet or sweltering humidity, this is an ideal year-round commuter bike. You can also haul enough crap on it that you don’t even have to go home if you don’t want to. - All the barnacles you could ever possibly ask for including rack and fender, multiple three-pack mounts and mid-blade. - Gnot-Boost rear spacing with Rohloff torque arm slot and Bill/Ted trailer mount - Clearance for 29 x 2.5 or 27.5 x 2.8 tires with fenders
The Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. It’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. Ogre has many of the same features as Troll — horizontal slotted dropouts with Gnot-Boost spacing, a tweaked non-suspension corrected geometry, and a beefy tire clearance — but in a 29er platform. - Surly 4130 chromoly steel, main triangle double-butted frame - TIG-welded, Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger, Gnot-Boost spacing allows the use of 135mm QR hub, 142 x 12mm thru-axle or 148 x 12mm Boost hubs. Features Rohloff torque arm slot and threaded eyelets for fenders, racks and Surly trailer mounts - Full-length Surly Trip Guide housing line guides for derailleurs and brakes; two sets of bottle cage mounts; upper seatstay threaded barrels, mid- and low-blade fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets; threaded holes for racks, fenders and trailer mounting nuts; Rohloff OEM2 axle plate mounting slot - Disc brakes only. Disc mounts are 51mm IS. Note: rear disc brake is limited to 160mm maximum rotor diameter and requires the use of Surly caliper adaptor (included with frames and bikes) - Frame is ED coated for increased life expectancy - Tire clearance for 29 x 2.5” or 27.5 x 3”
Cutthroat GRX 810 1x is a mixed-surface missile ready to cover ground with speed and efficiency. Outlast everyone in the pack with the comfort and compliance of the redesigned full-carbon Cutthroat frame and fork and the precision performance of Shimano’s GRX 810 drivetrain. Cutthroat’s unique drop-bar mountain bike geometry delivers a stable ride no matter what’s under your tires.
High-tech meets high-performance in the Cutthroat GRX 810 Di2. Shimano’s electronic shifting groupset offers effortless and flawless gear changes every time, while Cutthroat’s carbon frame and fork soak up road chatter so you can stay in the saddle as long as you need to, whether your destination is around the next bend, over the next pass, or through the night. Cutthroat’s unique ride characteristics make it equal parts gravel and mountain bike, so it’s ready to ride wherever you point it.
Cutthroat brings speed to the mixed surface, ultra-endurance bikepacking race scene. Every aspect was designed to obliterate long-distance cycling route records. An evolutionary leap in all-road bikes, Cutthroat lets you ride long, hard, and fast in comfort. The full-carbon frame and fork deliver race-winning efficiency and offer Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to reduce energy-robbing trail chatter. The DT Swiss C 1800 wheels and Maxxis Ikon tires fly on fire roads and stand up to hours-on-end punishment, all while keeping rolling resistance and rotating weight down so you can keep pushing. The Cutthroat’s SRAM Rival 1x11 drivetrain offers secure, streamlined efficiency with a wide gear range shifted by SRAM’s crisp DoubleTap shifting to maintain speed and momentum in widely variable terrain. And, Rival hydraulic disc brakes deliver ruthless stopping power with precise modulation and a lightweight design; everything you want in a race-ready braking system.
The Fargo Apex 1 features our steel frame and carbon Firestarter 110 fork, paired with a SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain for smooth shifting. The 29 x 2.2" wheel and tire combination provides excellent rollover, low rolling resistance, and great momentum.
Fargo is Salsa's original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, it’s designed for mixed surface riders and bikepackers who want the versatility to take any route and the capability to carry everything needed when they’re out for days on end. The Fargo Steel's triple-butted Cobra Kai steel frame is as forgiving as it is reliable on weeks-long expeditions, while the carbon Firestarter fork pairs nicely with the frame and offers bosses and mount points for anything you’d want to attach to a bicycle fork. With an entire world of possible component setups, the Fargo Steel Frameset is a smooth-riding blank canvas you can build into the perfect tool for your two-wheeled needs.
Horsethief is one bike for many trails. From mastering your local trails to discovering new destinations, Horsethief has your back. It’s capable of pushing through technical terrain, instills confidence while riding aggressively, and pairs well with beautiful vistas and a post-ride beverage. - Horsethief Carbon frame - SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain - SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i29 TCS wheelset - Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost
Horsethief is one bike for many trails. From mastering your local trails to discovering new destinations, Horsethief has your back. It’s capable of pushing through technical terrain, instills confidence while riding aggressively, and pairs well with beautiful vistas and a post-ride beverage. - Horsethief Carbon frame - SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain - SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i29 TCS wheelset - TranzX dropper seatpost -
Horsethief Carbon SLX is built to deliver trail thrills no matter where you ride it. The Split Pivot rear suspension system increases the pedaling and braking efficiency of the 120mm of rear suspension travel, and the 140mm fork grants confidence on tricky trail sections. Shimano’s time-tested SLX components shift and stop with reliable precision. Horsethief is built on versatility, with a flip chip and the capability to run 29-inch or 27.5 plus wheels for plenty of setup options—a true renaissance bike.
Horsethief Carbon XT is one bike for many trails. 120mm of Split Pivot rear suspension coupled with a 140mm fork equip you for riding New England’s infamously rocky and rooty singletrack, Moab’s slickrock, Copper Harbor’s flow trails, or trails that hold unknown challenges. Shimano’s XT group upholds its reputation for refined shifting and braking performance. With the added adaptability of tuning your ride with a flip chip and capacity for 29-inch or 27.5 plus wheels, Horsethief is a versatile carbon mountain bike that lets you ride wherever and whatever you want.
This is it: one of the finest, most versatile trail bikes anyone’s ever thrown a leg over. The 140mm of front suspension and 120mm of travel out back mean you can point the Horsethief Carbon XTR down just about any trail and roll with confidence. The Split Pivot rear suspension system all but eliminates brake chatter and pedal bob. The Shimano XTR group delivers incredibly light and precise shifts and the stopping power of four-piston brakes. The Reynolds C-Series carbon wheelset makes an agile bike even more fun. The flip chip and compatibility with 29" or 27.5 plus wheels add a layer of versatility to the whole package. Horsethief is the trail bike that prompts you to ride more: more miles, more terrain, more boldly.
Horsethief is one bike for many trails. From mastering your local trails to discovering new destinations, Horsethief has your back. It’s capable of pushing through technical terrain, instills confidence while riding aggressively, and pairs well with beautiful vistas and a post-ride beverage. - Horsethief Aluminum frame - Shimano SLX/Race Face Ride 1x11 drivetrain - Shimano hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i29 TCS wheelset - TranzX dropper seatpost
You’re not committed to one style of riding—you’re just as likely to hit flow trails after work as you are to bikepack gnarly singletrack on the weekends. You like to keep your options open, and Horsethief SLX shares that philosophy. The Split Pivot rear suspension system increases pedaling and braking efficiency, while the 120mm-travel rear suspension and 140mm fork provide plenty of insurance for bold lines. Horsethief accommodates 29" or 27.5 plus wheels and a flip chip so you can fine-tune it to suit your riding style and favorite trails. To top it all off, the smooth-shifting Shimano SLX group and powerful, four-piston braking leave you with two fewer things to worry about in the world. Horsethief is a trail bike that keeps the good times rolling.
The definition of “mountain biking” covers a lot more terrain than it used to. Fortunately, the Horsethief is designed and built for most of that terrain. Our all-around 29” trail bike encourages you to tackle the technical features or roll the fun and flowy sections from dawn to dusk with the stability of trail geometry and 120mm of Split Pivot rear suspension with a 140mm fork. Horsethief features the ability to run 29” or 27.5 plus tires and a flip chip for fine-tuning headtube angle and bottom bracket height. The 12-speed SRAM SX drivetrain and 6066-T6 aluminum frame make for an efficient and trouble-free ride on just about any trail you put it up against.
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