Posts Tagged ‘Salsa’

First Impressions: 2013 Salsa Spearfish 1

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

When I took home a sleek black Spearfish, I also took home a lot of firsts for me: first full-suspension, first 29er, first hydraulic disc brakes, first 2×10 drivetrain, and first Fox fork. That provided me with some very exciting first few rides, but not with an abundance of useful opinions. I was riding the top-shelf offering, which comes with X9/X0, Fox CTD fork and shock, Pro Moto 1 carbon cockpit, and Stan’s Arch EX’s spun to DT Swiss 350′s. Those features are nice, but the two upgrades that caught my attention were the sleek black anodized finish — which is lighter, tougher, and a good deal sexier than their painted frames — and the 12 x 142mm rear thru axle. Salsa locking grips, a WTB Silverado, and Conti X-Kings round out the spec.

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Seen and Heard – Frostbike 2013

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Frostbike is a both a trade show and a celebration of cycling culture and community. Organized by our friends at Quality Bike Products in Minneapolis, it’s an event showcasing new and otherwise seriously cool cycling goods, along with the folks who design and bring them to you. It was a privilege to be a part of this.

Check out our Frostbike photo tour, where you’ll find product sneak peeks for 2014 and other great gear that caught our eye.

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Fat Tuesday #3 – Hope Pro2 Evo Fat Hubs

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012


One key to riding a fat bike is allowing the bike to carry momentum through the trail, avoiding unnecessary braking. This will keep those wheels moving once they’re rolling at speed.

High-quality hubs will work to support that riding strategy, and Hope — the UK’s answer to Chris King, producing hubs with high engagement and good looks — has one particular offering that definitely fits the bill for fat bike applications. (more…)

Fat Tuesday #2 – Frame Bags

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Mukluk with Salsa Frame bag by Revelate Design

If you’re looking to saddle up for extended rides, fat bikes can present a unique problem: few rear rack options exist for these extra-wide frames. Traditional rack setups make an already-bulky bike even bulkier when lumbering down tight trails.

One solution to the problem is a frame bag, a carry system that makes use of the bike’s inner triangle. You may have noticed these large bags used on the Tour Divide, the race featured in the cycling documentary Ride the Divide. These bags provide ample storage for gear needed on long rides, and Salsa and Surly have put them to work: both companies turned to Revelate Designs to create these bags to fit their specific fat bike frames. (more…)

Fat Tuesday – Surly Nate Tires

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Surly Nate 120 tpi Tire

The tire is the fat bike’s exclamation point, delivering its whole reason for being on a super wide, super low-pressure platter. Because the Pugsley was first imagined for life on earth’s loosest terrain, its tires — the Larry and the Endomorph — went all-in for sand and snow, featuring mega girth combined with low, flat tread patterns. But these days, fat bikes are covering all kinds of ground, venturing well beyond winter drifts. Plenty of riders are now looking for a tire that provides increased control — a true four-season, omniterra ripper. (more…)

Introducing Fat Tuesday’s – A Weekly Post About Fat Bikes & Gear

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The Salsa Mukluk is as good on the trail as it is in the snow

If you’ve spent time poking around the shop side of TreeFortBikes.com, you may have noticed a curious something that we’re peddling on this corner of the internet: a bike with really, really big tires. Some of you may be more than familiar with the sight; certainly others are already totally-pumped owners of such a steed.

We’re talking about fat bikes — a bike that’s built entirely for use with tires that run (get ready) about 4 – 5 inches wide. Why, you ask? So you can float! Well, in a sense. The expanded surface area of these tires suspends the cyclist higher aloft on loose surfaces like sand and snow, and also permits the kind of super-low air pressures that make a tire into a regular cushion, emboldened to trample over the more impassable reaches of earth. Okay, I’m already a little out of breath. Honestly, there is a lot to say about fat bikes. There’s frame design and proprietary parts unique to fatties; there’s the market to explore, including new and veteran brands that are taking fat bike outfitting to the next level; and, of course, there are adventure stories to be told from the trail, where the boundaries of fat bike riding are constantly being expanded and re-imagined. (more…)

Detroit Bike City – Photos

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Salsa Fargo on display w/ a matching tent

It’s only 12:30 and the event has already seen over 600 people come through the doors. Not to bad for a first year event and we still have five and half hours to go. (more…)

Foundry Launch Party Recap

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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With the public introduction back in December, last night was our chance to celebrate Foundry Cycles. We were fortunate to be able to pull Jason (Foundry Brand Manager) and Rob (Foundry Sales Manager) away from the everyday routine for a night of talking about bikes over beer and nachos. It was a great opportunity for the local market to finally get to see the bikes up close and in person and meet just a few of the folks who have made it possible. In addition to the bikes, Whisky Parts Co. was kind enough to send along some new production handlebars, seat posts and forks for everyone to drool over. And Honey Stingers was gracious enough to send along waffles for the Jarod Toss.

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Studded Tires – A Need To Know

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Studded Tires on Ice For most of the country a bothersome season called winter tries to throw a wrench into training or commuting habits developed in warmer seasons past. Next to clothing, tires can be the most important key to winter riding success. Poor tire choice can not only make for an unpleasant riding experience, it can also be outright dangerous.

The most common style of winter tires are studded tires. Studded tires use steel or carbide studs that are molded into the tire casing to provide traction on ice and snow covered paths, trails, and roadways. They can vary in stud count from as few as 40 to as many as 300.
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Salsa Mukluk Time!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

2011 Salsa Mukluk Frameset We know that you’ve wanted a Fat Bike for quite some time… Well here’s your perfect chance.

Our good friends at Salsa came to us with a deal that we couldn’t refuse, and now we’re passing the deal on to you. This afternoon we received several pallets filled with shiny new Salsa Mukluk frames ready to be built up.

We are pricing the framesets (fork included) at $449 with Free Shipping*, at that price… we’re sure they won’t last long.

The snow is coming, and for some of us… it’s unavoidable, so a Mukluk is the perfect answer to keep us riding all winter long. Then when winter is over, you’ll have the perfect bike to cruise the beaches, singletrack or touring the desert.

Here’s a link to the product on our homesite (CLICK HERE)

*Ground shipping to the lower 48.