Salsa Cycles has just released information about their new steed, the Cutthroat. This carbon mountain bike has been mindfully engineered and designed as a perfect choice to guide you along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR.) The Cutthroat gets its name due to the fact that every state on the GDMBR has a variation of this species of trout swimming in it’s rivers. The Cutthroat will be available in Fall of 2015. This rigid rig was designed with a tremendous amount of front triangle space to accommodate bikepacking bags, with the thought of allowing riders to center the weight of their load to improve comfort and ease of¬†travel. Small intricacies like the Woodchipper bar grip tape with symbols of the Tour Divide, and the awesome engrained route of the GDMBR on the down tube of the bike shows how important it was for Salsa to commemorate such a profound route. The bike is made to fit 2.4″ tires and has a generous amount of mud clearance in the rear triangle as well as Salsa’s Firestarter fork. It also comes with thru axles, internal shifter cable routing and external brake routing. After a quick spin on the bike a few keywords came to mind; light, nimble, quick to accelerate, responsive, and stable. This was exactly what Salsa went out to design and at first glance, it seems they have accomplished it. The Cutthroat will come in two variations. The Rival build going for $3,999 and the X9 build at $2,999. Frames are priced at $1,199. More details about the can be found here on Salsa Cycles website.
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GDMBR map on the bottom of the downtube.
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The bowed seat stays lend to a responsive and mud shedding ride.
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Intricate customizations.
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The symbols of the TD, such as bear paws, pie, ice cream, etc.
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  1. What kind of tires are those?

  2. Teravail. They’re a new tire by Salsa or Q. I don’t know anything about them, but Jay and Tracey were running a 2+ inch version on their Powderkeg and some other Salsa riders had a 38’ish (I actually didn’t check, but just eyeballing the size) on the Warbirds, at Dirty Kanza. I didn’t get any details, other than “they’re new”.

  3. Pretty interested in this bike. Looks really really cool.

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  5. Any issues with the press fit bb?

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