NEW Salsa Blackthorn SLX - Red Mountain Bike
SPECIAL ORDER ETA: November 2021
Blackthorn SLX is our 29er all-mountain bike that’s perfect when you’re not sure what trail has in store, but you know it’s going to be steep, gnarly, loose, or all of the above. Progressive geometry comes to life in a 6061-T6 aluminum frame that’s built to last. The 140 mm rear shock and 160 mm fork make for a smooth, balanced, controlled ride when the trail is anything but. Our tried-and-true Split Pivot suspension system delivers superb small-bump compliance, remarkable climbing ability and limitless traction, even during braking. Shimano’s SLX drivetrain and four-piston brakes are exactly the copilots you want when navigating hair-raising rock gardens, high-speed descents, and stiff climbs. Blackthorn SLX is the tool of choice for all-mountain adventures.
- 6061-T6 aluminum frame
- Split Pivot + suspension design features 140 mm of efficient travel that’s fully active under braking and supportive throughout its stroke, paired with a 160 mm suspension fork
- Rear Flip chip adjusts the head tube angle and bottom bracket height to accommodate varying terrain, wheel sizes, and personal preference
- Integrated strap location on frame for tube or tool kit
- A short stem, long top tube and 64.6-degree head tube angle provides descending confidence
- 76.5-degree seat tube angle with seat tube lengths optimized for longer dropper posts
- Super Boost 157 x 12mm rear hub spacing allows for shorter chainstays (431–432 mm), more tire clearance, more chainring options, and stiffer wheels
- Clearance for up to 29 x 2.6" or 27.5 x 3.0" tire
Frame : Blackthorn Aluminium
Fork: RockShox Yari RC, 160mm, 42mm offset
Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Front Der: N/A
Rear Der: Shimano SLX
Cassette: Shimano Deore, 10-51T, 12 Speed
Chain: Shimano Deore M6100
Crankset: Race Face Ride, 32T
Shifter: Shimano SLX
Brakes/Rotors: Shimano SLX four-piston (203mm Front, 180mm Rear Rotors)
Headset (Upper/Lower): FSA Orbit 1.5E
Stem: Salsa Guide 35.0
Handlebar: RaceFace Chester 35.0, 780mm
Grips/Bar Tape: Salsa File Tread Lock-On
Seatpost: TranzX YSI05 w/ Shimano lever, 30mm travel height adjustable, travel: SM=125mm, MD=150mm, LG=170mm, XL=200mm
Saddle: WTB Volt 250 Sport
Front Wheel: Shimano SLX 15 x 110 mm hub, WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" tubeless-ready rim
Rear Wheel: Shimano SLX 12 x 157 mm hub, WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" tubeless-ready rim
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5" Front, Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4 Rear, 120 TPI, #CT, EXO+, Tubeless- Ready
SIZING - Salsa's Recommended Rider Height:
- SM: 5'5"-5'8"
- MD: 5'8"-5'11"
- LG: 5'11"-6'2"
- XL: 6'2" and up
RETURN POLICY: Buyer has 7 days on receipt of item to initiate a return by contacting us. Item must be returned in the same condition as purchased and a refund will be issued on receipt of the item. Buyer will be responsible to cover the cost of shipping both ways unless the return is due to a fault on the part of Around the Cycle. If additional reassembly is required, or item has been removed from packaging or used, additional return fees may apply.
TERMS OF SALE: All items are sold AS IS and customers assume responsibility for their own safety and the upkeep of their purchased equipment.
LIMITED WARRANTY: New and specified used bicycles are covered with our 60 day limited mechanical waranty which allows for needed adjustments and tuning incurred from normal use. During this time, any hard goods deemed necessary for proper mechanical functioning will be billed to the customer at cost. Any mechanical or structural issues assessed to result from a crash, hard impact, or any other incident will not be covered under warranty.
WARNING: Cycling can be dangerous. Bicycles and bicycle products should be assembled and serviced by a professional mechanic. Never modify your bicycle or accessories. Read and follow all product instructions and warnings including information on the manufacturer’s website. Inspect your bicycle before every use. Always wear a helmet.