How I turned a steel El Mariachi into a Ti El Mariachi.
I picked up a 2014 SS on a close out and [wanted a TiB]loved[/B] it. I had a good crash and dented up the frame and tacoed the rear wheel.
Salsa has a crash replacement program ( new frame at a discount).
They had no El Mariachis and I got the word that they were discontinued.
Always wanted A Ti El Mar so I bought a slightly used frame off eBay and a case of Top Ramen.
Salsa Ti El mar frame
Salsa Chromoto fork
Cane creek 40 headset with 110 bearings
Industry 9 SS hubs laced to Easton Arc 30's
Maxis icon 2.35 rear Ardent 2.4 front
Ti-carbon bolt on thru axles
Easton haven carbon bar / ESI grips
Shimano xt Brakes and rotors
Sram XO carbon cranks Wolf Tooth 32t Rennin 20t cog. Chris king 12 tooth lock ring.
Time ATAC pedals
KMC 8spd chain
Thomson masterpiece Post
WTB laser V team saddle ( great seat but discontinued)
22lbs. 11 ounces but who's counting.
Bike rides like a dream but I nut a huge difference over the steel.