Salsa is one of the oldest American mountain bike companies, with a history going back as far as 1982 for the Salsa name, but Ross Shafer, Salsa’s founder, built his first bike frame in 1976, and his first mountain bike in 1981. They’ve made fun, quirky and highly sought after bikes over the years. Quality Bicycle Products purchased Salsa Cycles in 1997 and has carried on the company in much the same way as it’s founder.
We took a look at the Salsa Horsethief at Outdoor Demo, Interbike, 2014. This straight from Salsa. “The Horsethief is our “any singletrack trail in the world” bike. Featuring 120mm of rear wheel travel through Dave Weagle’s incredible Split Pivot™ rear suspension design, the Horsethief handles big mountain terrain with ease, whether pedaling to the top or descending to the next shelter on your hut-to-hut backcountry trip.”
Let’s get further into it.
- High-modulus carbon fiber frame with Split Pivot suspension technology
- RockShox Revelation RCT3 fork and Monarch RT3 rear shock with Fast Black coating
- SRAM X01 drivetrain
- SRAM Roam 40 wheelset
- U.S. MSRP $4899
More information can be found at Salsa Cycles website.
Words, Photos: Daniel Dunn
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