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    PSA: Salsa demo day at Buckwallow, Oct. 25

    Should be a blast, I am stoked to try out a Pony Rustler.

    This text is from the AO Bikes FB event page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/412119648980958/

    Join Algonquin Outfitters and Salsa Cycles as we present the 2016 line of Salsa bikes in conjunction with Cycle Solutions at Buckwallow cycling centre in Gravenhurst.

    $10 trail fee gets you in to ride all day and free demos by Salsa.

    The following demo bikes should be on hand:

    Salsa 2016 Mukluk Sus GX1
    MUKLUK SUS GX1 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles

    Salsa 2016 PonyRustler X01
    PONY RUSTLER CARBON X01 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles

    Salsa 2016 Beargrease Carbon Sus X01
    BEARGREASE CARBON SUS X01 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles

    Salsa 2016 Beargrease Carbon X1
    BEARGREASE CARBON X1 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles

    Salsa 2016 Bucksaw Carbon
    BUCKSAW CARBON X01 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles

    Salsa 2016 Warbird Carbon
    WARBIRD CARBON RIVAL 22 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles

    For more info contact:
    Donnie Collins
    Algonquin Outfitters
    Bike Mechanic and Shop Guy
    [email protected]
    705-787-0262 x24

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    What a great day. I had no idea that this was anything more than a Salsa demo. Turns out that that there was a lot whole more going on, and it was a full-on Cycle Solutions event. Like all-you-could-eat burgers, fresh cut fries (made by Mike himself) and salad. There also were bikes from Santa Cruz, Trek, Intense, Knolly, Norco, Pivot and a few others I can't remember. Attendance was impressive, I would estimate 100 or so? On top of that, I got to meet BCD and rode some most excellent bicycles.

    Here is the scene that greeted me:


    There was a whole rack of bikes made from Unobtanium. Sadly, the Santa Cruz bikes were all in large sizes:


    The fat bikes were constructed of the finest Cantaffordium composites:


    Everything stopped when the Red Bull truck drove in. Apparently it is a WW 2 vintage German body stuck onto a Ford F150 chassis (EDIT: turns out it is Volvo Sugga, and Red Bull has several of them).. Whatever, they put up speakers, played loud music, went riding and did not hand out any free Red Bull. A pox upon them:


    My goal was to ride a Salsa Pony Rustler, and I was not disappointed. This bike rules. I was impressed with how quick and responsive it was, compared to other fat bikes I have ridden. The more athletic in the group commented on how well it climbed, and I found that the top-of-the-line lightweight carbon build (including the rims) made it easy to push up the tough stuff. It was definitely the most-ridden bike of the day and everyone returned it wearing an enormous shit-eating grin:


    I should take a minute to give a big shout-out to Brian and Aaron, the Salsa dudes, who spent a lot of time with every rider, setting up the bike, tuning the shocks, adjusting the saddle height and making sure that you were totally comfy on the bike. If you go to a Salsa demo, you will be treated well by Minnesotan hipsters:


    On top of all that, the sky cleared and we were blessed with a lovely late fall day. There were riders from all sides of planet bike: lycra race weenies to techy fat bike nerds to the guy in sweat pants and running shoes having his mind blown. Thanks to Mike and the Buckwallow crew for hosting a fun and successful event, and for making some awesome fresh-cut fries with gravy.
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    Excellent review Dawg! And I'm glad the weather was so nice. I'm still on the mend and would have liked to attend with singlesprocket but we kept it local instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Excellent review Dawg! And I'm glad the weather was so nice. I'm still on the mend and would have liked to attend with singlesprocket but we kept it local instead.
    Thanks, it was a fun day. Hopefully BCD will post some pics, he even captured the french fry manufacturing process. The vibe at Buckwallow is like nowhere else.
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    Thanks for the review Forestdawg you just said everything I was going to say but better!!
    Ps here is my shit-eating grin !
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