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    Salsa Selma Ti Build

    My Salsa Selma Ti Frame arrived last week and I'm getting ready to build her up!

    Here are some pics:















    I'm still waiting for my cranks and fork to arrive. I'll update this post when I do get to build her.

    Can't wait!

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    build specs?

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    Here are the components I will be using for this build:

    Salsa Selma Ti Frame
    Fox RLC F29
    Hope X2 Brakes
    Mavic C29ssmax Wheelset
    White Industries ENO Cranks
    White Industries ENO Chainring
    Chris King Headset
    Chris King Spacers
    Ritchey Logic WCS Carbon Handlebar
    Ritchey Logic WCS Carbon Seatpost
    Thomson X4 Stem
    Fizik Gobi Saddle
    Ergon GX2 Grips
    Continental Race King Tires
    Fire-Eye SS Spacer Kit
    Surly 16T Cog
    Salsa Fliplock Seatclamp
    Salsa Stainless Steel Bottle Cage
    Crank Brothers Candy SL Pedals
    Circus Monkey Titanium Skewers

    I do plan to switch to the following components when they arrive though:

    Chris King/ZTR Crest Rims/DT Swiss Revolution Spokes Wheelset
    Tapered Fox RLC F29

    Hopefully the ride quality will be every bit as good or even better than my old scandium/carbon Salsa Selma Frame. I'll post a review when I do get to ride her.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Just finished building her up:

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    I actually am still waiting for my White Industries Cranks and 32T chainring to arrive but I just had to ride her already so i took my other WI Cranks and 34t chainring and built her up!

    Rode for a couple of kms and the ride is sublime! Will update this post after putting in a couple of rides or so.

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    Looks fantastic!

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    Lovely build, but how the hell do you go round corners with the front end so high??!! That's mad.

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    where did you get the fork stickers and the pink chain guide at the hub? is that chain ring pink or am i just seeing things?

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    @efraguiluz:

    The fork stickers were custom made by a friend and the chain guide is a fire-eye ss kit. The chainring is silver.

    Hope this helps!

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    How's the Selma? I'm very interested in one for myself. What size frame do you have and what was turnaround time when you ordered it?

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    @Guyellis:

    The ride is nothing short of great, IMO. I love the ride of steel and ti and it was no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed the first few rides. It's not as stiff as my Selma Scandium/Carbon frame but I love the ride of the Ti so much more.

    I used to do century rides on my Selma Carbon but I have yet to do one with this. I'll post a ride report after doing my first century ride.

    I got a small frame. The turnaround was quite long but I ordered one as soon as I heard about the frame - sometime January this year. I got the frame sometime July.

    Hope this helps.

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    Cool. Thanks. Also, how are the rocker dropouts? I have a Kona Unit 29 with sliders and wondered how they compare

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    No problems so far with the drop-outs. I haven't done any rough trails with them yet as it hasn't stopped raining for months now and all our local trails have become mud-pits! Will let you know how they perform after doing some technical trails and slight drops.

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    WOW. Your bike is gorgeous!

    Is the frame size a small or medium?

    How are you liking the ride?

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    @tennessee17:

    It's a small-sized frame bro. The ride is really amazing. I'm beginning to like Ti so much that I'm considering replacing all my carbon road bikes with Ti ones.

    Hope this helps bro!

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    Lust

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    Great looking bike. I assume the rain has finally stopped wherever you live and that you have had a chance to ride the trails. How are the dropouts working? Any problem with slipping or maintaining wheel alignment?

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    @Big Tiki:

    Thanks for the kind words. I have managed to ride her on our local trails. I've done climbs and some xc trails. I've had no problems with the drop-outs so far. I really do love the ride so much so that I'm planning on changing my steel vicious cycles frame to a Ti El Mariachi frame.

    I put some upgrades/changes on the bike. I'll be posting a pic of her sometime this weekend.

    Hope his helps!

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    Thanks. I was surprised to learn that the XL Ti Selma is about 5lbs. Do you know what your frame weighed and what your complete bike weight is? I have a steel SS now and am sold on the idea of a Ti Selma, but the prospect of a 19lb carbon bike is also enticing. Thanks again. Looking forward to your updated photos.

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    After only 4 rides I am in love with this bike already - inspired me to wake at 6:30am on Tuesdays to ride before work..
    still waiting on homebrewed spiderless chainring and 1/2link to shorten chain stay a bit, but otherwise it is perfection.

    Before Selma, I rode a 26" Dean Colonel with an aluminum rigid fork. The combination of big tube ti, tubeless wheels, wide bars, carbon fork... make this bike able to handle everything with grace. Haven't weighed it yet. Probably at 20lbs when the homebrewed stuff comes in.

    buy one!
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    She's a beaut Clark!

    2.25 Ardent in the rear?
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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    2.25 ardent in rear . 2.4 in front.

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    sick bike
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    Keeping the hardtail dream alive, one ride at a time.

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    My favorite bike to hammer on the local trails.

    Selma Ti + Niner Carbon + CK/Arch/Supercomps + Boone Ti + M770 Crank + M980 SPD + Marta 160MM + Carbon Bar/Post/Ergon GX2 + Aspen 2.1/RaRa 2.4 EVO TLR
    20.6 lbs.

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    I really want to build one of these... Unfortunately looks like Salsa is done with making them, so I may be out of luck.

    If anyone knows of a medium frame for sale anywhere, please let me know.

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    I might have an XL frame for sale soon if anyone is interested.
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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    Let me know. I am looking for an XL elMariachi Ti but may be interested in a selma.

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    I'm interested

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    I might have an XL frame for sale soon if anyone is interested.
    Please PM me with details. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    I might have an XL frame for sale soon if anyone is interested.
    If you don't mind me asking, why are you selling yours? I've been on the same steel SS for a few years now and was thinking of a Selma.

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    I just think it's a bit big for me.
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    These babies are just wonderful aren't they? They look good but more to the point - the ride is just PURE SEX! I've had mine just over 3 weeks and I can't get enough! So far mine has done about 200 miles of my Local Forest (The New Forest) and if this was my only riding I could already decide to retire my 26" Flux. However I'm not going to be too hasty - I need to see how the El Mar gets on with the The Brecons, The Peaks and South Downs before I abandon full sus altogether. Based on what I've seen so far, I'd say that's looking quite a likely outcome. I'm stunned at what the combination of 29er Ti hardtail, tubeless wheels, and low pressure tyres can deliver.

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    lol... I'll have what he's having

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    I recently updated my Salsa Selma Ti. I changed my seatpost, stem, wheelset, saddle and handlebars.

    Here are some pics:









    Thanks for looking guys!

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    Dude that is pretty nice

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    What is that fan looking like thin on the rear hub that is pink. I like it but very curious

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    PSA for anyone looking to build up a New Selma

    Was at a semi local LBS recently and noticed they had 2 Selma ti frames on the wall... I believe they were mediums. The shop was Halters in New Jersey. (Im Not affiliated with the shop, just thought someone may be looking for one of these to build up!)


    Mods delete this if I'm breaking any rules

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    Salsa Selma Ti Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Airvoltaire View Post
    What is that fan looking like thin on the rear hub that is pink. I like it but very curious
    Gates belt drive?


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    Some pics of my Selma Ti in action. I've ridden and raced this thing singlespeed a lot this year. Planning a bike packing trip for April and maybe some new wheels for next year but no desire for another bike (well maybe a fatty)

    Oh and the shiny bike to begin this thread.... I wonder if is still used by the OP ??

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