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    Salsa dos niner comeback!!!

    My salsa dos niner finally cracked...

    Great bike while it lasted. Salsa: what would it take for you guys to do a limited run of the frame?!?

    How many pre-orders etc...? Man, I would love to get a new dos niner.

    Here's for hoping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelve_volt_man View Post
    My salsa dos niner finally cracked...

    Great bike while it lasted. Salsa: what would it take for you guys to do a limited run of the frame?!?

    How many pre-orders etc...? Man, I would love to get a new dos niner.

    Here's for hoping!
    Count me in for wanting a new one once mine gives up the ghost (currently on my 2nd Dos Niner frame as the first one cracked at the start of its 5th year of riding it). In spite of whatever design issues Salsa had in making their decision to discontinue their production of Dos Niners - I still find it to be an impressive ride. It's got just about the right amount of everything for my needs. Too bad Salsa, like Moots, did not continue to refine and update their softail.

    Moots, on the other hand, has kept with the times and updated their version over the years. The 2015 model looks pretty tasty.

    The Moots Mooto X YBB looks like a nice replacement - albeit at a higher price point for the titanium. Lifetime warranty on craftsmanship and materials included.

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    I kind of thought the Spearfish was the Dos Niner replacement, and this quote from Mike Riemer of Salsa Cycles in the new Bike Magazine Bible of Bike Tests kind of bears that out. See what you think.....

    Mike Riemer: This all goes back to the initial concept of creating an extremely efficient bike. The historical legacy product that in some ways inspired the Spearfish was our old soft tail 29er, the Dos Niner. When we began working on the Spearfish one of the initial thoughts was letís make a bike that has more travel than the Dos, but is just as (or maybe even more) efficient.
    Based upon that, I doubt you'll ever see a true soft tail bike from Salsa again. At least not a 29"er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    I kind of thought the Spearfish was the Dos Niner replacement, and this quote from Mike Riemer of Salsa Cycles in the new Bike Magazine Bible of Bike Tests kind of bears that out. See what you think.....

    Based upon that, I doubt you'll ever see a true soft tail bike from Salsa again. At least not a 29"er.
    Yes, realistically speaking it sure sounds like we won't see this product again from Salsa.

    It's been a very nice "tweener" XC race bike (between HT and shorter travel fully bikes like the Spearfish). I have to say, going into season 10 of racing one, when the current one I own gives up the ghost - I will certainly miss having it as a choice. I've tried a lot of bikes for XC racing (including some demo rides of a Spearfish) over the years and this one just fits like a glove.

    In the beginning of my Dos Niner racing...



    ...and last year...



    I did optimistically just put a new chain, cassette, and rear derailleur on the silver Dos in hopes it will get me through 2015. It's got just the right amount of noodle to it that makes it comfortable and compliant without having to reach for the fully.

    I will enjoy it while I can...

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    Having ridden a spearfish along with my Dos Niner, side by side, switching back and forth throughout a weekend with a friend... I can say that the spearfish is a damn fine bike but it is not my Dos.

    I love the Dos Niner in unholy ways. I've never connected with a bike like that before, and I've been around the block, so to speak. I'd buy another in a heartbeat... hell, maybe even 2. Give me the structural cracking risks, make me sign a waiver, whatever. All I can say is that nothing I've ridden rides quite like it. I wish I could find the words to describe it... precise? the perfect blend of compliant and powerful? predictable? Nimble?

    I don't know. I just want another for when mine ultimately cracks.

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    I'd buy another Dos in a heartbeat if salsa would ever decide to make them again. When riding the Dos felt just felt "right". You know what I mean. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by calboy View Post
    I'd buy another Dos in a heartbeat if salsa would ever decide to make them again. When riding the Dos felt just felt "right". You know what I mean. :-)
    We'll probably all have to just settle for the Dos Fan Club and enjoy the memories.

    I'll be climbing on mine next weekend for my first XC race of the year. New chain, new cassette, new tires, new rear derailleur.

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