2014 anyone?

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  • 04-16-2013
    druidh
    2014 anyone?
    Looks like many 2013 models are already sold out. I wonder what the gossip has in store for the 2014 model year. We know about the Carbon Beargrease already...

    Personally, I'm waiting to see when a Spearfish might become available. I guess a Ti Spearfish would be (a) a dream and (b) of minimal benefit :)
  • 04-16-2013
    Dambala
    A Ti Spearfish would be (a) heavier (b) major frame flex and (c) $$$. Makes no sense at all. Carbon done correctly is a different story.
  • 04-16-2013
    MagicCarpet
    Salsa have historically not opperated in annual cycles for models. Are we sure they have even been sucked in to this BS to start with? A shame if true as it can only lead to various combinations of rushing and delaying.
  • 04-16-2013
    rallyrcr
    2014 anyone?
    I hears a Fargo tandem is coming....


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  • 04-16-2013
    c0nsumer
    ...and here I'm still waiting for my 2013 El Mariachi Ti to ship.
  • 04-16-2013
    MJS95
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rallyrcr View Post
    I hears a Fargo tandem is coming....

    That is the Powder Keg, slated for release in 2015 by the looks of it, as seen on DirtRag here.
  • 04-17-2013
    adrenalnjunky
    I hear there's a 9" travel DH bike coming, made out of pure crystal.
  • 04-17-2013
    vanjr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by c0nsumer View Post
    ...and here I'm still waiting for my 2013 El Mariachi Ti to ship.

    and I for a 2013 El Mar 2 ordered through my LBS...
  • 04-17-2013
    caspar
    Id like to see a colossal with Shimano hydro discs and the rear caliber INSIDE the rear triangle.
  • 04-17-2013
    ianick
    If I had to guess...I would say look for a carbon Spearfish.
  • 04-17-2013
    Motivated
    2014 anyone?
    Hoping for shorter chainstays, better cable routing and more emphasis on mountain bikes. There was a blurb on twentynineinches.com to expect some more advanced mtb product revealed this summer. We'll see.
  • 04-17-2013
    onepivot
    I'm waiting to learn what the frame warranty will be on the carbon Beargrease. I asked the folks at Salsa but they ain't talkin' yet.
  • 04-17-2013
    vmaxx4
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by c0nsumer View Post
    ...and here I'm still waiting for my 2013 El Mariachi Ti to ship.

    I just picked up my 2013 Spearfish 1 at my LBS today. They had a new Ti El Mariachi frame hanging in the showroom. It arrived a week ago.
  • 04-18-2013
    c0nsumer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by vmaxx4 View Post
    I just picked up my 2013 Spearfish 1 at my LBS today. They had a new Ti El Mariachi frame hanging in the showroom. It arrived a week ago.

    A couple of local shops here in SE Michigan have received completes, and my shop (Trail's Edge) has received a frame. From my (mostly outsider) perspective they seem to be arriving in very scattered patterns.
  • 04-19-2013
    Pancake Adventure
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by c0nsumer View Post
    A couple of local shops here in SE Michigan have received completes, and my shop (Trail's Edge) has received a frame. From my (mostly outsider) perspective they seem to be arriving in very scattered patterns.


    What size are you waiting on? I have someone here waiting for a medium.
  • 04-19-2013
    c0nsumer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pancake Adventure View Post
    What size are you waiting on? I have someone here waiting for a medium.

    A medium here as well. I've seen one medium complete at Tree Fort Bikes a month or so back, so they must be slowly rolling in. I'd heard that mine is/was supposed to be assembled at QBP this week, so I'm hoping it'll arrive at the shop next week. It's a bit disappointing as I'd originally expected to have it mid-December, but as long as I get it within the next two weeks or so to have it ready for a local endurance race I'll be happy.
  • 04-19-2013
    mjc_n_tucson
    How about the 650b route? Does anyone know or think Salsa will go this route in the future?
  • 04-19-2013
    Pancake Adventure
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by c0nsumer View Post
    A medium here as well. I've seen one medium complete at Tree Fort Bikes a month or so back, so they must be slowly rolling in. I'd heard that mine is/was supposed to be assembled at QBP this week, so I'm hoping it'll arrive at the shop next week. It's a bit disappointing as I'd originally expected to have it mid-December, but as long as I get it within the next two weeks or so to have it ready for a local endurance race I'll be happy.

    Medium here as well, my guess is it goes out soon.
  • 04-25-2013
    c0nsumer
    In case any of you are interested, my 2013 complete El Mariachi Ti arrived yesterday and I've nearly got it built up.

    If you'd like to see some photos I've taken during unboxing and assembly (to this point) they can be found here.
  • 04-25-2013
    vanjr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by c0nsumer View Post
    In case any of you are interested, my 2013 complete El Mariachi Ti arrived yesterday and I've nearly got it built up.

    If you'd like to see some photos I've taken during unboxing and assembly (to this point) they can be found here.

    Good pictures.
    Be very careful if you live or ride in California. Known to cause harm there.
  • 05-06-2013
    nitropowered
    Probably shouldn't say anything, but i wouldn't buy a '13 spearfish or horsethief right now...
  • 05-07-2013
    caspar
    Ohhh , but U should say something , nobody knows who nitropowered is anyway.
    Spill it ! :-)
    Cheers
  • 05-07-2013
    onepivot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
    Probably shouldn't say anything, but i wouldn't buy a '13 spearfish or horsethief right now...

    Is there any wonder why manufacturers are so tight lipped about new models & changes in existing bikes?
  • 05-07-2013
    JC822
    ;)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
    Probably shouldn't say anything, but i wouldn't buy a '13 spearfish or horsethief right now...

    From what I've heard, I wouldn't either.....;)
  • 05-07-2013
    Pancake Adventure
    Oooh, look at the COOL KIDS who know something most don't!

    AWESOME
  • 05-08-2013
    druidh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
    Probably shouldn't say anything, but i wouldn't buy a '13 spearfish or horsethief right now...

    Regardless of any new models being launched, the current ones don't become obsolete overnight.
  • 05-08-2013
    vanjr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by druidh View Post
    Regardless of any new models being launched, the current ones don't become obsolete overnight.

    Agree and if you want a certain model then get it. Resale value of bikes have never been an issue to me. I want what I want.
  • 05-08-2013
    DeeEight
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dambala View Post
    A Ti Spearfish would be (a) heavier (b) major frame flex and (c) $$$. Makes no sense at all. Carbon done correctly is a different story.

    Bzzzzt Wrong! But thanks for playing....

    Simply making a frame in titanium doesn't mean it will be major flexible or heavier. Titanium CAN be used to make a frame ride better, because it can safely flex near infinite times without fatigue failure being an issue if the load level is taken into account when designing it, unlike Aluminium where every time it flexes, is 1 step closer to failure, and all Al alloys suffer this problem, including scandium enhanced ones (this forum is full of former Dos Niner owners for example). As to heavier, again it comes down to the frame design, but there are a number of frames that have come out far lighter and more reliable in titanium than in aluminium.
  • 05-08-2013
    DeeEight
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mjc_n_tucson View Post
    How about the 650b route? Does anyone know or think Salsa will go this route in the future?

    They are planning something... i got this exact wording from a large volume salsa dealer...

    "I know what they're planning but I can't tell you about it".
  • 05-13-2013
    Pancake Adventure
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DeeEight View Post

    "I know what they're planning but I can't tell you about it".

    Yep. Same here.

    My shop had to sign a non-disclosure. So yeah, nitropowered should probably shut his word-hole.
  • 05-13-2013
    mjc_n_tucson
    Well, if they come out with a longer travel 650 FS bike, then I am glad I didn't pull the trigger on one of those 2012 HThief models from Universal. I can see me getting long travel 650b down the road. When I was in Prescott, AZ for the WOFR race, Salsa was there. I asked them point blank about a carbon Mamasita and carbon in general. They told me nope and sounded pretty serious. They said the only thing carbon will be the beargrease. Also, I asked if they can at least give me colors on the new Sita and they laughed with a "no".. I was able to score some salsa bike packing straps though.. I can't wait to see what colors they come out with for 2014.
  • 06-18-2013
    fitz3641
    News this week on the full suspension updates!
    Carytown Bicycle Company ? Stay Tuned for Salsa's BIG Announcement!
  • 06-18-2013
    willapajames
    Split (concentric) pivot on the Spearfish and Horsethief. Check their blog:
    Salsa & Split Pivot | Salsa Cycles
  • 06-18-2013
    TicTac
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by willapajames View Post
    Split (concentric) pivot on the Spearfish and Horsethief. Check their blog:
    Salsa & Split Pivot | Salsa Cycles

    I think they took it down
  • 06-18-2013
    Uncle Knobby
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  • 06-18-2013
    druidh
    Loving that blue as well!!!
  • 06-18-2013
    Hudnut
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    apart from the new DW suspension, how about the new cable routing and direct mount front derailleur.
  • 06-22-2013
    Hairllama
    Looks pretty cool. Hopefully with them touting their Black Hills riding, they'll be back to support the Dakota 5-O. However, I'm more interested in frame only Mukluk options for 2014.
  • 06-24-2013
    mjc_n_tucson
    So, there is a lot of news out on the FS models, how about the HT's?? Anyone have any new on Salsa's hard tail rigs? My guess is the Mamasita (if they still continue it for 2014) will get the anodized finish with the BB92 bottom bracket. I would imagine the 2014 El Mars will still keep the same frame style. Curious on the new colors though.
  • 06-24-2013
    SocratesDiedTrolling
    I second that. I'm interested to find out more about the hardtails, whenever such info becomes available.
  • 06-25-2013
    Hugor
    Very interested in the new Fargo's.
  • 06-29-2013
    pastpost
    There was a time when I would have written carbon fatbike as a joke, but they already have that in the works. So I would say nothing is too far out there for them right now.
  • 06-30-2013
    rallyrcr
    2014 anyone?
    Did I miss something on the new fargos?


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  • 07-08-2013
    SocratesDiedTrolling
    It would be great if they made the Fargo with Alternator dropouts. There are quite a few of us Fargonauts who wish it were easier to run singlespeed or an internally geared hub on the Fargo.

    Actually, on the component front, I wish for a carbon Woodchipper.
  • 07-15-2013
    cloudbuster
    so when they be ready for purchase? spearfish 2014
    I read the anodize is 200g less is that for build bikes or the frame only option use anodize too?
  • 07-16-2013
    druidh
    Re: 2014 anyone?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SocratesDiedTrolling View Post
    It would be great if they made the Fargo with Alternator dropouts. There are quite a few of us Fargonauts who wish it were easier to run singlespeed or an internally geared hub on the Fargo.

    Specialized AWOL?

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  • 07-17-2013
    PAmtbiker
    That frame is beautiful. I think I will have one...

    Hudnut, is that the medium size?
  • 07-22-2013
    appleSSeed
    Is Salsa making a 29+ for 2004???
  • 07-22-2013
    SocratesDiedTrolling
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    Is Salsa making a 29+ for 2004???

    Indeed they are. And they will use their time machine to beat Surly to the punch. ;)
  • 07-22-2013
    appleSSeed
    Haha! You know what I mean.

    Had a concussion last weekend and it turned me into Sly Stallone.

    HeaaaaAdrienne!