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    just picked this one up last night....gonna go single speed with it



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    Can't wait to actually ride it.

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    My original intention was to keep it pretty stock but then I swaped the rigid for a Reba, got me a Thomson stem, Noir Team bars, recycled a King headset from a bike I don't ride, and scored a sweet deal on the only pair(that I know of) American Classic wheels with custom green rims and stole the Elixr CRs of my squishy bike that is now getting neglected.

    My poor full suspension bike has only seen 2 rides since I got this bad boy. I love this bike!
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    Gives us a couple bucks and we'll give you some trails with sweet jumps and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stef j.
    It's a custom painted niner fork. I've bought a raw one so the paint costs were low.
    Beautiful bike, what does it weigh? ?

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    Nice looking bikes, I like the green wheels Sean. I have been looking to build up another
    HT as soon as I sell my FS frame. I am now 100% sure it's going to be the blue El Mariachi.

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    That's exactly what I did!

    Quote Originally Posted by idinomac
    . I have been looking to build up another HT as soon as I sell my FS
    frame. I am now 100% sure it's going to be the blue El Mariachi.

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    Now I'm 200% sure.

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    Frame will be here tomorrow!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee2
    Sharp ride! How is the MRP guide working? I'm thinking of putting in on my el Mar ti as well.

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    The MRP guide is great - it just works. Chain never falls off.

    GB

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    I got the frame yesterday and I got a few miles on it today (gravel road ride,wating on the snow to go!) I also have the Mamasita, the bikes are 20" they are set-up all most the same
    Sram/Rock Shox, the Mamas got the xo and the El Mar has x7shifters & x9 rd xt fd 2x9
    Stans 355.. I have been useing a 90mm stem on the Mamasita and it's been fine, but Thought I would try a 100mm stem with the El Mar I'm not sure witch one I like best yet,
    Also the Mamasita fork is set at 80mm and the El mar is at 100mm so I did feel the height
    difference..



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    My new El Mariachi complete.

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    The new complete looks very nice. I want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by row-z
    just picked this one up last night....gonna go single speed with it





    First picture was after I just brought it home.....before I even had 1 mile on it I switched it out to a single speed, added a Chris King headset in green and Salsa seat clamp and skewers also in green.

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    Very nice!

    Any more love for the El Mariachi? I'd love to see more pics while I wait for mine to arrive.

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    My New El Mariachi

    Love my new El Mar! Got my first ride in this past weekend in Decorah, IA. Big thanks to Ben at Milltown Cycles in Faribault, MN for helping me with the build!
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    New kid on the block,
    and my first Salsa.


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    Nice El M!

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    Fraternal Twins ~ El Mariachi Brothers!

    One Rigid SS mechanical discs etc... simple ~ the other suspended 1X10 Hydros etc... - the best of both worlds!
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    I Just wish I could ride more!


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    Man, never should have sold my 2007 El Mar, what a great frame (famous first and last words). Love my new Spearfish, but the cannon 1fg that replaced the El Mar ss isn't cutting it. Looks like the fish will have a more suitable ss companion soon, I'm digging the new El Mar frame!

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    What a ride! Coming from Yeti 575. Light, stiff, rolls over everything. The most amazing thing it is sooo stable at low speeds.
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    Finally! I can participate in this thread, with all the other lovelies

    Just brought her home an hour ago - we haven't been out to play on the trails yet. I'm already in love. *swoon*

    Full size pictures to come later - I snuck this one in while the mechanic was tinkering with the oil reservoir in the shock.

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    More photos, please. Salsa website has only lo-res photos of the new El Mar. Looking forward to seeing some good ones from you. Looks like a great bike. Enjoy.




    Quote Originally Posted by Cassafrass
    Finally! I can participate in this thread, with all the other lovelies

    Just brought her home an hour ago - we haven't been out to play on the trails yet. I'm already in love. *swoon*

    Full size pictures to come later - I snuck this one in while the mechanic was tinkering with the oil reservoir in the shock.


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    As requested.. I will link the rest Let me know if you have any issues with them, or if there's something specific you're after.





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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless
    My new El Mariachi complete.
    I ordered one from the Goat Wednesday night. Status still says "Prepared".

    I am SPAZZED out I'm so excited.

    Hurry up you goat bastards!

    Now they're showing backordered, guess/hope I got the last one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohoen
    I ordered one from the Goat Wednesday night. Status still says "Prepared".

    I am SPAZZED out I'm so excited.

    Hurry up you goat bastards!

    Now they're showing backordered, guess/hope I got the last one...
    They look like they are selling out quickly online. My dealer has one medium and one small available. If anyone is looking for either of those sizes and can't find it online, private message me, and I'll direct you to my lbs.

    I am only a customer, and I do not work at the lbs. but if this post is not appropriate for this forum, please remove it or let me know, and I'll change it. I just noticed that the el mar complete is selling out pretty quickly at online retailers (especially the small and mediums).

    I love my large.

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    Here is my new El Mariachi

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    My new El, First ride today.
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    Large El Mariachi

    el mar complete after a shorter stem/riser bar swap, and some new kenda small block eights.
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    just plugging


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    I love the new black frame but I ended up finding a 2007 frame super cheap but kinda thrashed. Had it powder coated and took it for the first ride this morning. What a sweet ride and very happy I went with the granny gear



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    Quote Originally Posted by _alain_
    just plugging
    I like the fat tire. How well does it handles in the snow set up like that? It looks like a lot of fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by egolise
    I love the new black frame but I ended up finding a 2007 frame super cheap but kinda thrashed. Had it powder coated and took it for the first ride this morning. What a sweet ride and very happy I went with the granny gear

    Nice green powdercoat. Looks good!

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    The bike is only a few weeks old, so i don't have a clue how it rides in the snow.
    But in loose sand it's a lot of fun because you don't dig yourself in and you can keep more speed.

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    Sancho in the Tortolita Mountains, near Marana, Az.


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    I heart the EM

    Love this bike. This shot is from 10/09, still in stock mode (except the saddle) on the maiden voyage. It's gone through many changes since - converted to singlespeed, Easton DH carbon riser, 185 front rotor, new Arch/King rear wheel, tubeless ready tires, 180mm singlespeed cranks, 80mm Reba, FSA stem, Silverado saddle, King headset - but I'm too busy riding the durn thing to take new photos. My LBS has a ti El Mariachi (gearie only) frame that constantly calls my name....
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    I'm in, although still waiting for a few bits to complete my intended build.

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    Love the charcoal color of the steel model. I almost pulled the trigger on that bike, but opted for the El Mariachi Ti. Mine is on the delivery truck right now (my earlier attempts to buy a Lynskey fell through -- didn't want to wait until July for one, since the dry riding season is short enough here in Hood River).

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    I'd love to hear some build weights on these single speed El Mariachi's. I'm looking to build something to replace my 29lb GT Peace.... The El Mariachi frame is listed at 5 1/2 lbs which seems pretty heavy when compared to other steel options... I'm not looking to get "weight weenied" out, but would ideally like something in the 20-22lb range without breaking the bank.

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    There's no way around it.... it's a heavy frame. But, you can build it up into a respectable bike, weight wise.

    Mine (previous generation w/ebb) came in at 22lbs, single speed rigid, with a normal build.

    Thomson Masterpiece seat post
    SLR Saddle
    x4 Stem
    Syntace carbon bar (Vector Carbon)
    ESI grips
    Deus crank
    34x19 gearing (salsa ring, Surly cog)
    cheap Sram 8speed bulk chain
    Elixr 5 brakes
    Eggbeater 3 pedals
    King hubs, Super Comps, Crests
    Rocket Ron 2.25" tires

    I could have gone a lot lighter, but this was a knock-around SS build... so I'm happy with how it turned out.

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    My El Mar weighs in at 11.25kg (24.8lb) with a pretty good Spec. Frame weight is 2.42kg (5.33lb)

    Hope hubs
    Stans arch rims
    LX cranks
    Reba fork
    Carbon seatpost and bar
    Thompson stem
    XTR brakes

    Lots of upgrades since this picture but you get the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by _alain_ View Post
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    In this setup with the fat front the weight was 12kg (26.5lbs)

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    My 2007 El Mariachi...

    Here is my main commuter bike. I ride year round, -30 to somewhere in the 60s if I am lucky. Gas is nearly $7 a gallon here, so it does not take a lot of commuting by bike to pay for itself. I love all four of my Salsas, but this one is my favorite...
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    I know you asked wt. for SS. but my El Mar is geared, I have changed a few things around on it from back when I took the pic above but it's at 26.21lbs

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    I have a couple of dumb questions on the El Mar, for all you Salsa gurus. I'm looking at purchasing a Craigslist El Mar here in Atlanta, and I'm damn well infatuated with it. Just sold my Fargo and the El Mar is next in line.

    First question is, I see two distinct types of frame on the Mariachi. One is a standard looking geometry where the seatstays join the seat tube at very close to the same point as the top tube. The other has a gusset from top tube-seat tube and the seatstays join way higher up. The one I am buying is of this latter style. Is that older, or does that have to do with frame size? Mine's going to be a M.

    Second, I see on the smurfy blue bikes there's some kind of adjustable black whoozie at the rear dropouts. I presume this is for tensioning the chain on a single speed, but I'm not seeing this on any other color frames. Is the blue smurfy a single speed specific frame? That's a *****in' adjustable whoozie, if you ask me.

    Cheers, all you Salsa folk. I'll post up some love once I get my blue El Mar on Monday.
    Smooches.

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    Apparently the dropout is the new Alternator dropout according to their website. Why didn't I think o' that?!

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    ordered Le Mar Ti

    Ordered an El Mar Ti (complete bike) but now have to wait about 8 weeks....sad face

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    These El Mar's all look awesome! I originally was set to buy a used Niner MCR9, but that fell through and I keep coming back to the El Mar. I intend to use it for my main mtb and endurance race, plus maybe even bikepack with it. What are some of the lengths of time/distances you guys have put in on these bikes while still remaining comfortable? Anyone endurance race on them? How about you guys running a rigid fork? How much longer can you go with a sus fork, for those of you who have ridden it with both the rigid and sus forks? Thanks and I hope to join the club sometime soon!
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