Page 4 of 9 FirstFirst 12345678 ... LastLast
Results 301 to 400 of 838
  1. #301
    mtbr member
    Reputation: plantdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    685
    Quote Originally Posted by roman View Post
    How do you like that whisky fork? Seems like a solid fork at a great price.
    Very happy with it. Stiff but forgiving at the same time. Super responsive and it really holds a line through turns. Build quality seems to be really good.

  2. #302
    fire_lantern
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    14
    Quick question - what size frame do you have there? Just placed my order for a small and am anxiously awaiting it! Curious if that's a small or xs. Thanks!

  3. #303
    fire_lantern
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticCat500 View Post
    she's still at the shop getting fine tuned, rode her yesterday for about an hour, man I love this bike, so glad I didnt get the Scott.
    Sorry, meant to ask about the size of this fine lookin' El Mar. Thanks!

  4. #304
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    61

    Posted it before

    Here is better picture after some upgrades
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-6696904603_aae06b3e63_b.jpg  


  5. #305
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by fire_lantern View Post
    Sorry, meant to ask about the size of this fine lookin' El Mar. Thanks!
    sorry fire, I missed this, thats a small frame....

  6. #306
    fire_lantern
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticCat500 View Post
    sorry fire, I missed this, thats a small frame....
    Great, thanks for letting me know. I've ordered my small El Mar and am just waiting for it to arrive. Nice seeing what it's going to look like! Man, the waiting is killing me....

  7. #307
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by fire_lantern View Post
    Great, thanks for letting me know. I've ordered my small El Mar and am just waiting for it to arrive. Nice seeing what it's going to look like! Man, the waiting is killing me....

    fire, Awesome! What color did you opt for? Give a lil input on the build unless this is a secret....lol. Hoping to get mine soon...waiting for a couple things to come in.

  8. #308
    fire_lantern
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticCat500 View Post
    fire, Awesome! What color did you opt for? Give a lil input on the build unless this is a secret....lol. Hoping to get mine soon...waiting for a couple things to come in.
    Ha! No secret at all, thanks for asking about details. In the end, I opted for the green El Mar 3 full build rather than building up from scratch. I'm sure it won't stay stock long, but only only planning to swap out the stem for a Thomson 70mm, and perhaps bar and seat, but waiting til it's in hand. Will certainly post pics once I have it, though may be a little while before it's actually in hand.

  9. #309
    fire_lantern
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by fire_lantern View Post
    Ha! No secret at all, thanks for asking about details. In the end, I opted for the green El Mar 3 full build rather than building up from scratch. I'm sure it won't stay stock long, but only only planning to swap out the stem for a Thomson 70mm, and perhaps bar and seat, but waiting til it's in hand. Will certainly post pics once I have it, though may be a little while before it's actually in hand.
    p.s. Current plan is to run the 2X10 in the summer and SS during the winter.

  10. #310
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mjc_n_tucson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    144

    Cool Thread here..

    Here is what I build up for my girl. It was her Christmas present. She loved it. Has nothing but good to say about the ride quality and handling of this bike. I'm curious now, I might have to build me up a SS shortly here, haha. The total weight of her bike is 26.5 lbs (with tubes).

    Small 2011 Frame BP Blue (16")
    08 Reba SL Fork (80mm)
    LX M582 Crank with 32t SS ring with LX BB
    Xpedo Pedals
    X9 LC rear Der
    X7 Rear Shifter
    08 Avid Juicy 5 brakes
    Sella Azzurra carbon seatpost 300mm
    N-Gear Jump Stop Chain Guide
    Cutter Saddle
    Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset
    Bontrager race lite 60mm Stem
    Vuelta XRP Team Superlite wheelset
    Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 tires
    KMC X9 Chain
    Pro Concept flat bars 620mm
    Rav X Lock on Grips
    Sram PG980 11-32 Cassette

    Sorry for the crappy phone pic. The bike looks sweeter in person...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-el-mar.jpg  


  11. #311
    fire_lantern
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    14

    Salsa El Mariachi 3

    Just out of the box - doesn't even have the reflectors removed yet. It's still down in Seattle, so alas, I have to wait impatiently for a few weeks until I get my hands on it. Brutal. Size small, fully stock right now (not for long).
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-photo.jpg  


  12. #312
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    thas a great looking bike, but Im a lil biased towards a JFG El Mariachi, I have alot of money in my build, almost as much where I think I would've been better off buying the pre-built and going from there....those are good specs and a nice solid bike.....Im getting mine next week and unfortunately Mother Nature just dumped almost 8" of snow on us

    Good Luck with her bud, she's a beauty...I theres been a influx of small framed El Mars lately

  13. #313
    fire_lantern
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    14
    Thanks! I'm stoked, though it's almost worse seeing it built up now and waiting for me, but knowing it'll still be a while yet before I have it in hand. We just got a dump of snow here as well, so that's a bit of a consolation. It was really helpful seeing the pics of the small frames in knowing what size to order. I'm a bit over 5'7", so probably could have gone small or medium, but I'm glad I went with the small. Yeah, I ended up going for the full build due to the good spec and a limited budget. I haven't bought a new bike in a looong time, and with Salsa offering the full build at a good price, I really couldn't pass it up. Hopefully the snow clears up for you by the time yours comes in!

  14. #314
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Chronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    272
    Can't help but to post more pictures of it...














  15. #315
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    Chronism, whats the TPI on those Ignitors? Im having a set of Easton Havens done and thinking Ignitors,

  16. #316
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Chronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    272
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticCat500 View Post
    Chronism, whats the TPI on those Ignitors? Im having a set of Easton Havens done and thinking Ignitors,
    Mine are the 60tpi versions. There is also a 120tpi version as well.

  17. #317
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    yea, Im looking at them, I like the weight and read solid reviews, my current tires came off the donor bike and are the S-Works Renegade and Renegade Control, the tires together weight only 1000grams, these will only add roughly 200grams, not to bad. Im keeping the S-Works and the rims for the bike bath with my daughter, and going to a set of Easton Havens I scored used in great shape.
    Thanks for the reply, Id really love to see a couple of those hi res pictures of the treads, hint hint.

  18. #318
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Chronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    272
    As requested.

    Unfortunately, I haven't even had a chance to ride the bike yet... Between work and nasty weather... These are my first Ignitors so I can't comment on them much, but have read many great reviews and they were highly recommended.

    I have been looking at picking up some Easton EC90's and was thinking of pairing them to the new Ground Control's.


  19. #319
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    thanks brother, those are looking better and better, I like the Ground Control and really like the Puratory as well, but the Ignitor just might win, Its probably a waste to run a full compition tire like the S-Works Renegade on the tarmac but I'll never race and dont need to buy road rubber.
    Thanks Again.

  20. #320
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294

    Photo Update

    Tires and wheels mounted and ready to go, took her for a lil blast, man these things are sloooooow compared to my Renegades. Went with the Ground Controls, F/R, Im happy so far but tomorrow will tell the story,

    Did HS1 rotors over the G2's, upgraded the cassette from Sram PG 1030 to a PG 1050 and lost 1 full pound with the upgrades (plus a few gs), going back to my Phenom seat, the Selle Royal Lookin Gel seat is 450g, and the Phenom is 240g, my current cage is 72gs and the Specialized Rib Cage MTB is 36gs, we're talking 246gs, thats over half pound, Im not a weight weenie but every little bit helps.,
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-imgp1738.jpg  

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-imgp1739.jpg  

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-imgp1741.jpg  

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-imgp1745.jpg  


  21. #321
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dann C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    183
    We got 12 inches of snow today! So I pedaled down to the LBS.

    One Fattie, fat front fattie, and an ole studded out MTB.

    "Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves." - Benjamin Franklin

  22. #322
    wounded knee
    Reputation: dirtrider6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,368
    Just got the El Mariachi last week, only 2 rides on it so far, but man does it climb, and turn great.

    Sponsored by
    VETTA
    GoPro HD Hero Camera
    The Recovery Sock

  23. #323
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dann C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    183
    That is my favorite thing about it. How good it makes climbing feel.
    "Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves." - Benjamin Franklin

  24. #324
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    13
    Can one of you guys tell me, if my new 2011 Mariachi frame will need any facing, before I can install an external bottom bracket?

  25. #325
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mjc_n_tucson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    144

    faced

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Iezer View Post
    Can one of you guys tell me, if my new 2011 Mariachi frame will need any facing, before I can install an external bottom bracket?
    You are good to go man.. I didn't have to face my GF's 2011 frame that I got from Speedgoat. I even confirmed with that with the rep. I even think it states on the Salsa site that the frames are pre-faced already. Have fun with your build..

  26. #326
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    13
    Thank you mjc_n_tucson!

  27. #327
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    427
    Important choice to be made, green or black for a new eThirteen chainring I'm about to order?
    CAMBr West
    Gives us a couple bucks and we'll give you some trails with sweet jumps and stuff.

  28. #328
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6 View Post
    Just got the El Mariachi last week, only 2 rides on it so far, but man does it climb, and turn great.

    WOW, deja vu
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-ride1.jpg  


  29. #329
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    368
    Quote Originally Posted by Seanbike View Post
    Important choice to be made, green or black for a new eThirteen chainring I'm about to order?
    Personally I would say green. Then again I'm not some dirty hippie either. Is that SWK or XX?
    2011 Quiring 29er Steel Hardtail
    2009 Gt Peace 9'R SS
    2009 Surly Cross Check
    1997 GT Zaskar
    1985 Raleigh Elkhorn SS

  30. #330
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    427
    Near XX but not exactly XX.
    CAMBr West
    Gives us a couple bucks and we'll give you some trails with sweet jumps and stuff.

  31. #331
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    61
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxim-artemyev/6723151163/" title="Untitled by maxim_artemyev, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6723151163_95a468556a_z.jpg" width="640" height="478" alt=""></a>
    Last edited by maxxim; 02-27-2012 at 07:39 AM.

  32. #332
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    144

    Loving my rigid El Mar

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/romanartemyev/6932690591/" title="2012-02-26 at 11-14-56 by roman_artemyev, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6932690591_a1b7d45fb0_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="2012-02-26 at 11-14-56"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/romanartemyev/6932692457/" title="2012-02-26 at 11-15-57 by roman_artemyev, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6932692457_b389f62eb2_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="2012-02-26 at 11-15-57"></a>

  33. #333
    mtbr member
    Reputation: greenwater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    77

  34. #334
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    566
    Quote Originally Posted by greenwater View Post
    Dude...that bike is hooked up. Nice.

  35. #335
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    4,152
    Great bikes and builds! I'm building up a blue 2012 El Mar soon (all parts are still in the boxes), does anyone have tips that could help a first time Salsa builder out? It will be single speed and run a Chainlove marzocchi 44 micro ti 29 fork, many other closeout parts and old school BB7 brakes.

  36. #336
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    42

    update


  37. #337
    Adventure Mapper
    Reputation: forgiven_nick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    516
    Quote Originally Posted by stef j. View Post
    Who did the paint job on that Lefty fork? It matches perfectly.
    It looks like this is a fairly light El Mar build? (is that a Tune saddle I see?)
    Can you list the weight and build specs?
    I make maps and seek out adventure using a Salsa El Mariachi with a 29+ front end. Read more here:

    RideAlongside

  38. #338
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    42
    The fork is painted here in Belgium by David Meirhaeghe. The saddle is a tune speedneedle.

    The build is not yet complete. Updates will be a tune stem and a few other bits and pieces. I will post a full spec and weight when it's ready.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by stef j.; 03-06-2012 at 03:20 AM.

  39. #339
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3
    Hey jgoodlet, you got any pics of your El Mar? I just got my slate El Mar and will be doing my first build. I am interested in seeing how your Chris King Inset7 looks. What fork did you go with?

  40. #340
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by forgiven_nick View Post
    Who did the paint job on that Lefty fork? It matches perfectly.
    It looks like this is a fairly light El Mar build? (is that a Tune saddle I see?)
    Can you list the weight and build specs?
    Weight is 10kg 990grams or 24.2lbs

    Salsa el mar, Lefty PBR 29'er, salsa pro moto handlebar, hope headset, esi grips, tune stem and seatpost, tune speedneedle, midlleburn cranks with surly chainring, LX square taper bb, Paul chain device, XO 10-speed with xt casette, crest wheelset with dt revo and tune cannonball hub at the front, hope hub at the back, king cages, hope race brakes, titanium and alu bolts.

    Planned upgrades are a tune bb and alu body for my rear hub. I have them both but still need to install them.

    Greetings!
    Last edited by stef j.; 03-15-2012 at 06:52 AM.

  41. #341
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    31
    For those of you who bought the build kit but are running the el mariachi rigid, how did you convert the front wheel to be compatible with the rigid fork?

  42. #342
    Adventure Mapper
    Reputation: forgiven_nick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    516
    Quote Originally Posted by stef j. View Post
    Weight is 10kg 990grams or 24.2lbs

    Salsa el mar, Lefty PBR 29'er, salsa pro moto handlebar, hope headset, esi grips, tune stem and seatpost, tune speedneedle, midlleburn cranks with surly chainring, LX square taper bb, Paul chain device, XO 10-speed with xt casette, crest wheelset with dt revo and tune cannonball hub at the front, hope hub at the back, king cages, hope race brakes, titanium and alu bolts.

    Planned upgrades are a tune bb and alu body for my rear hub. I have them both but still need to install them.

    Greetings!
    Thanks Stef! Great build. One of the nicest mariachis I have seen so far!
    I make maps and seek out adventure using a Salsa El Mariachi with a 29+ front end. Read more here:

    RideAlongside

  43. #343
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by forgiven_nick View Post
    Thanks Stef! Great build. One of the nicest mariachis I have seen so far!
    Thanx!!!

  44. #344
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294

    lets see em!

    bringing it back up top....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-imgp1741.jpg  


  45. #345
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    161

    Set up Single Speed Now

    Just set it up Single Speed to try out for awhile.. Love the alternator dropouts!


  46. #346
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by jpags View Post
    Hey jgoodlet, you got any pics of your El Mar? I just got my slate El Mar and will be doing my first build. I am interested in seeing how your Chris King Inset7 looks. What fork did you go with?
    Whoah! Sorry for the delay...haven't checked this thread in a bit.

    I'll try and get some pics up in the next couple of days. I've currently got it setup with a Fargo fork. Some folks have said they think the transition into the headtube with a 1 1/8" steerer looks a little funky...I think it looks fine.
    JMG

  47. #347
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    131
    New El Mar 2 in Rothrock PA
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-465752_3569575394648_1130855840_4323404_423152213_o.jpg  


  48. #348
    lord of my world
    Reputation: surlywhore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    341
    2 of my great loves! Rothrock is awesome! Hope to get out there with my El Mar!

  49. #349
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    251
    When I was mulling over getting a new bike over the past couple of months, I kept coming back to this thread and looking through it.

    Just look what it made me do.





    Just got it and put it together last night. Looking foward to the first ride!

  50. #350
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cpolism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by roman View Post
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/romanartemyev/6932690591/" title="2012-02-26 at 11-14-56 by roman_artemyev, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6932690591_a1b7d45fb0_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="2012-02-26 at 11-14-56"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/romanartemyev/6932692457/" title="2012-02-26 at 11-15-57 by roman_artemyev, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6932692457_b389f62eb2_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="2012-02-26 at 11-15-57"></a>
    where'd you get those gold levers? Those are pretty sweet.

  51. #351
    Did I catch a niner+?
    Reputation: Mr Pink57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,945
    Mr. Krabs: Is it true, Squidward? Is it hilarious?

  52. #352
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lovic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    38

    Old but New....

    Picked up this old but new frame about a month ago. Loving the El Mariachi so far!!! Only a hand full of trails so far; but the ride-feel-fit-speed-setup-etc are AMAZING!!! Don't think she'll be seeing gears anytime soon, we'll see. Cheers
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-salsa-el-mirachi.jpg  


  53. #353
    mtbr member
    Reputation: aegolius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    44



  54. #354
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    55
    Maiden voyage

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-.jpg

  55. #355
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    55

    El Mar Ti ready to roll

    Just finished. More pics after some dirt.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-image.jpg  

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-image-1.jpg  


  56. #356
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by Lovic View Post
    Picked up this old but new frame about a month ago. Loving the El Mariachi so far!!! Only a hand full of trails so far; but the ride-feel-fit-speed-setup-etc are AMAZING!!! Don't think she'll be seeing gears anytime soon, we'll see. Cheers
    I have that frame with the stock build. I love the way it looks with the white fork. Wish they spec'd that for mine. It's a great ride. Oh, and I would hardly consider last year's frame old

  57. #357
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jmiah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    211
    Mine.


    The El Mariachi photo thread!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1337033333.223093.jpg

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1337033427.757767.jpg


    Stock hoping to build her up a bit.

  58. #358
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by jmiah View Post
    Stock hoping to build her up a bit.
    Dont touch her, a kick ass solid bike as she sits, run the rubber off her and save up some cash, after you've beaten the snot out of her, upgrade it.

    I admit I upgraded the wheels on mine, but I couldnt pass up a set of one run Easton Haven's for $400. Just ride it.

  59. #359
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jmiah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    211
    Just bought these. Felt a bit stretched out and I might change the stem too.

    Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337815872.620530.jpg
Views: 2815
Size:  3.0 KB

  60. #360
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by jmiah View Post
    Just bought these. Felt a bit stretched out and I might change the stem too.
    well, looks like you're starting to spend money already, and now more on a stem.
    like my local bike shop says, "shut up and ride" theres no need to spend money on an already great bike. O well. Like I said, upgrade as you go, not because you think you think you need to keep up with the next guy.

  61. #361
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jmiah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    211
    I love the bike but I am looking to get the cockpit fit a little better. If the risers do it, I'm done until I can afford wheels.

  62. #362
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    251

  63. #363
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ŽandyA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    454

    El Mariachi Ti

    Alright, after months of gathering all the parts needed, my El Mar Ti is done - for now. Wheels are a training set. I plan on upgrading next year.





    More pics:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/10823...24937495746849
    Randy

  64. #364
    wounded knee
    Reputation: dirtrider6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,368
    Can you spot the ElMariachi in the Ferns?
    Taken yesterday, man the Ferns are going crazy this year at Moon Lake Park.

    Sponsored by
    VETTA
    GoPro HD Hero Camera
    The Recovery Sock

  65. #365
    try driving your car less
    Reputation: jh_on_the_cape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,103
    Bought the frame new on the mtbr classifieds and transferred parts from my old frame.
    so far so good!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-imag0148.jpg  

    Only boring people get bored.

  66. #366
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jmiah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    211
    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape View Post
    Bought the frame new on the mtbr classifieds and transferred parts from my old frame.
    so far so good!
    That's either the biggest bike ever or the smallest picnic table ever! Looks good, what grips are those?

  67. #367
    fire_lantern
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    14

    El Mar in Kamloops

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-photo.jpg

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-photo-1-.jpg

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-photo-2-.jpg

  68. #368
    move on up...
    Reputation: Forged1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    397
    Here's mine...still dialing in my cockpit but really liking the big wheels so far!

  69. #369
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1
    Hey chaps.... anyone using White Industries crankset with EM?

    I'm building up a EM and wanting to fit W.I crankset with 36T and W.I BB. Will I get chain stay clearance with 73x113 or 73x121?

    1st post woo hoo

  70. #370
    Falls-a-Lot
    Reputation: Zoomy29er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    296
    This thread is sort of torturous...I am waiting for delivery of my '13 XS El Mar 3. My hubby ordered it as a semi surprise for me (he knew I was totally pining for it). Not sure when Salsa will be shipping, but my bike order went in with our LBS's demo fleet order.
    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '11 Redline Conquest Apex
    '13 Salsa El Mariachi 3
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3

  71. #371
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ŽandyA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    454
    Earlier this month I had the great fortune to ride Slickrock for the very first time. Love that place. Love this bike.





    Randy

  72. #372
    mtbr member
    Reputation: gt.speid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    21
    Here's mine!

    I bought the frame/fork/and headset off a coworker who was upgrading to a full suspension rig.
    The El Mariachi photo thread!-p1010655.jpg
    The El Mariachi photo thread!-p1010664.jpg
    The El Mariachi photo thread!-p1010659.jpg
    The El Mariachi photo thread!-p1010657.jpg
    The El Mariachi photo thread!-p1010656.jpg

    Here's what I've got on it:
    Fork: Rockshox Reba RLT Ti
    Headset: Chris King No Threadset
    Handlebars: Truvativ Somethinganother...
    Shifters: Shimano SLX
    Brakes: Elixer 5
    Derailleurs: Deore XT 10-speed
    Crank: Shimano M552
    Stem: Thompson Elite
    Seatpost: Thompson Elite
    Saddle: Brooks B17 Standard
    Wheels: WTB i19 Team Rims laced to XT hubs
    Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right, then it's not the end.

    My Bikes

  73. #373
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    131

    Salsa El Mar by Sven98, on Flickr

  74. #374
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    57

  75. #375
    mtbr member
    Reputation: aegolius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    44



  76. #376
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ŽandyA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    454
    So I revised my build and went to a longer (485a/c) steel fork from Soul Cycles. Love the ride & looks of the fork and the change in geometry.

    ps. I ordered the Brushed Raw Clearcoat version of the Dillinger and it looks totally SWEET on the Ti El Mar.





    Last edited by ŽandyA; 10-04-2012 at 09:29 PM.
    Randy

  77. #377
    Ariolimax columbianus
    Reputation: nativeson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,300

    Setback post?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenwater View Post
    ....sweet rig. Are you running a setback post w/your brooks saddle? Probably gonna pick up an el mar, gonna set it up pretty similar.

  78. #378
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    24
    My first 29er. Built it up on a Thursday, broke it in the following Saturday at Downieville with a loop out of Union Flat campground, up road 93, and a proper challenge with Packer Saddle.




    And just so I never get a big head...


  79. #379
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hallowedpoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    208
    2013 El Mar.






  80. #380
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Raider47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    47

    El Mariachi SS

    Just got this delivered a few days ago, still waiting for the pedals. (crappy cell phone pics but at least the reflectors work)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-photo-oct-10-8-56-27-pm.jpg  

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-photo-oct-10-10-28-17-pm.jpg  


  81. #381
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    67
    Built up a couple weeks ago using some extra parts and absolutely loving it!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-salsa-1.jpg  

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-salsa-2.jpg  


  82. #382
    Falls-a-Lot
    Reputation: Zoomy29er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    296
    *sniff* All these other '13 El Mars are so beautiful...I sure hope my El Mariachi 3 arrives soon. Salsa told me "within 2 weeks" >3 weeks ago.
    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '11 Redline Conquest Apex
    '13 Salsa El Mariachi 3
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3

  83. #383
    mtbr member
    Reputation: greenwater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    77
    Quote Originally Posted by nativeson View Post
    ....sweet rig. Are you running a setback post w/your brooks saddle? Probably gonna pick up an el mar, gonna set it up pretty similar.
    It is a set back post. Can't remember the mm. Setbacks seem to work better with the Brooks rails. Very happy with the fit. Good luck on your build.

  84. #384
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hallowedpoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    208
    Quote Originally Posted by Raider47 View Post
    Just got this delivered a few days ago, still waiting for the pedals. (crappy cell phone pics but at least the reflectors work)
    Very nice!! What size frame is that? Front triangle looks HUGE!

  85. #385
    Falls-a-Lot
    Reputation: Zoomy29er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    296
    LBS just texted me this...
    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '11 Redline Conquest Apex
    '13 Salsa El Mariachi 3
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3

  86. #386
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Raider47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    47
    It's the XL, 21". I got the pedals, still not dirty yet. Wife is sick, don't want to go too far.
    The El Mariachi photo thread!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1351016722.994658.jpg
    The El Mariachi photo thread!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1351016842.598918.jpg

  87. #387
    mtbr member
    Reputation: SurlyBuckeye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    42
    ^^^Beautiful bike, i picked mine up last thursday and spent 4 hours in the dirt with it on saturday. It's pure fun

  88. #388
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Chronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    272
    I'm really digging the Limited Ed. orange SS's!

  89. #389
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Chronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    272
    Cleaned mine up today and had to try out the new camera...

    2012 Salsa El Mariachi Ti, Industry 9 Arch EX Wheelset, Maxxis Ignitors (Tubeless), Moots Bar, Stem, & Seatpost, Fizik Gobi Saddle, Shimano XT Groupset(2x10), Fox FIT RLC F29, King Ti Cages, Oury Grips


  90. #390
    Falls-a-Lot
    Reputation: Zoomy29er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    296
    Took Gossamer on his maiden voyage, today...it was excellent and he was so worth the wait!
    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '11 Redline Conquest Apex
    '13 Salsa El Mariachi 3
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3

  91. #391
    High Gravity Haze
    Reputation: Spec7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Posts
    411
    I've not been this giddy about a bike in almost ten years! I've only had it a week and have over 80 miles on it so far. My previous benchmark for a fun to ride bike was an almost 20 year old Bianchi Peregrine, but the El Mariachi has become the new benchmark.


  92. #392
    Mtbr
    Reputation: dbo43867's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    316
    Beautiful!! I think I'm going to order a '13 SS build! I would get the frame and build it up myself but then I wouldn't get the lovely color.
    2008 Rig

  93. #393
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    546
    Really thinking hard about a SS rigid El Mar. Debating over a leftover 2012 blue frame, or that sweet '13 orange complete. Decisions, decisions.

  94. #394
    dirtbag
    Reputation: ranier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,439
    After a couple seasons riding rigid I decided to put some squish to my bike. Reba RLT, WTB TCS wheels and tires. Also cleaned her up and replaced the cables/housing after this pic was taken,


    Ride is mo betta!
    Amolan

  95. #395
    808+909 = Party Good Time
    Reputation: chumbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,045
    Quote Originally Posted by hallowedpoint View Post
    2013 El Mar.
    Lovin' it!

  96. #396
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    31
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but I'm looking into getting an El Mariachi and cant' figure out what size to get (seems to be an issue with 29ers and me)

    5'-11 w/ 32" inseam, longish arms... I've been riding 19" 26ers for almost 20 years and like the stretched out position i've had. The large El Mariachi feels good when on it, but standover is tighter than I'm used to. The medium seems a little cramped though

    thoughts??

  97. #397
    mtbr member
    Reputation: druidh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    673
    I'm 5'7" and a medium El Mariachi is spot on for me. Anything smaller is too cramped. Based on that, I'd have thought that you would, indeed, be a Large. The top tube seems to be slightly lower on the 2013 models, so I'd make sure you're looking at one of them before deciding.


    It's difficult when you are between the sizes - even on Salsa's own fitment chart - but there is so much down to personal preference and what you want the bike for. Mine is for off-road touring/bikepacking so a larger frame is better. If it was throwing around local trails I might be more prepared to put up with being a bit cramped

  98. #398
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    31
    Thanks for the input. Was able to take a medium out for a short spin... Too cramped, felt like a midget bike! Now I just have to talk the wife into letting me get a new mtb

  99. #399
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ianick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,116
    My 2013 singlespeed


  100. #400
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    314
    I thought I'd put pics of Elmar on here too. I've had it about 9 months now and I just love riding this bike.The Elmar is so good that my brilliant 26" DW suspension Flux has gone into semi-retirement in my garage. The only change made since the photos is I've swapped the reverse Orange Stalk stem in the pic for a Thomson 4X zero degree.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The El Mariachi photo thread!-660sml_edited-1.jpg  

    The El Mariachi photo thread!-661sml.jpg  


Page 4 of 9 FirstFirst 12345678 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 2007 Salsa El Mariachi LE 29er Photo
    By chris9888 in forum Salsa
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-09-2015, 10:30 PM
  2. 2013 Photo Thread
    By El Salt in forum Ventana
    Replies: 69
    Last Post: 12-26-2013, 09:29 PM
  3. Nimble 9 Photo Thread
    By rob1035 in forum Canfield
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 10-28-2013, 09:35 PM
  4. Bullit photo thread (Merged thread)
    By Pete in forum Santa Cruz
    Replies: 295
    Last Post: 05-18-2012, 11:49 AM
  5. Photo Thread.
    By benwitt11 in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 03-29-2011, 04:34 PM

Members who have read this thread: 155

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •