Woodsmoke is a new carbon hardtail mountain bike.
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Woodsmoke 29+ GX1 in Khaki…
Salsa set out to design a bike that would be seemless when you and your bike are working together, as it seems like you can conquer any obstacle in your path. Each moving through a line, which seems like a cohesive plan between you and your bike. A bike Salsa feels will bring a higher level of “cohesiveness” to your riding is the new Salsa Woodsmoke.
The Woodsmoke frame is multiple wheelsize friendly, capable of running 29+, 27.5+, or standard 2-niner wheels. Each of these different wheel sizes delivers distinct riding characteristics:
29+ creates monumental rollover, traction and momentum.
27.5+ delivers quick, punchy grip and increased line choice.
Standard twenty-niner boosts traditional XC and climbing speed.
Woodsmoke 27.5+ GX1 in White…
At the core of Woodsmoke is a progressive trail bike geometry provided by extremely short chainstay lengths between 400 and 417 mm (depending on wheel size). Shorter than many road bikes, this rear-center length is then paired with a longer toptube, a shorter 50 mm stem, and wide handlebars providing the best seat in the house for trail domination.
It then get’s that trail ripping geometry combined with different Salsa wheel sizes by using different tire diameters as an advantage (paired with the adjustability of Salsa Alternator Dropouts Version 2.0) and the ability to run different fork lengths and suspension sag. Using suspension forks between 100 – 140 mm in travel, or even their rigid Salsa Firestarter Carbon fork, the appropriate geometry can be found for how you want to ride Woodsmoke. Longer travel equals slacker headtube angles, while shorter travel (or our rigid Firestarter fork) create quicker, more race-style handling. Note that 29+ suspension setups do require the appropriate suspension fork. It is not possible to use your regular or 27.5+ suspension fork for that setup.
Of course the Alternator Dropouts also allow you to set up singlespeed should you desire. It also allows for the ultra short rear end, but they also worked hard to keep the frame both 1x and 2x drivetrain compatible. That’s an important distinction for riders that still appreciate having that larger gear range over steep terrain.
Woodsmoke is available in five builds.
Salsa Woodsmoke 29+ X01 – U.S. MSRP $3999.00
Salsa Woodsmoke 27.5+ X01 – U.S. MSRP $3999.00
Salsa Woodsmoke 27.5+ GX1 – U.S. MSRP $3000.00
Salsa Woodsmoke 29+ GX1 – U.S. MSRP $3000.00
Salsa Woodsmoke NX1 – U.S. MSRP $1999.00
AVAILABILITY: Salsa Woodsmoke Release Date for all models is December 2016
Woodsmoke NX1 in Matte Black…
COMPLETE BIKE SPEC:
Woodsmoke 29+ GX1
Woodsmoke 27.5+ GX1
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