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    Salsa Timberjack GX or NX?

    Hi there
    I am looking to get a Timberjack for long bikepacking trip.
    In your opinion is GX worth the extra cost compared to NX?

    - Shocks: NX has Rockshox Judy TK GX has Recon RL
    - Brakes: NX has Tektro ND-290 GX has SRAM DM level
    - Rear Der: NX has NX1 GX has GX
    - rims: NX has WTB Scraper i40 GX has SUNringle Duroc 45


    Thanks for the help.

    J

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    Get the GX1. Better fork, better RD, stouter wheelset with 148mm rear spacing, and the charcoal color looks much better if you can get it.

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    I had the NX1 for a month and took it back for the GX1. NX was a good bike but it had a frame issue. Used it as a reason to upgrade.

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    Hi there
    May I ask what was the frame issue? I believe that all the TJ models share the same frame?
    Thank you

    J

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    One of the bottle cage points was stripped out. The bushing would need to be pulled and replaced. LBS returned my NX money and I ordered the GX.

    Great bike though. The GX is a lot of upgrade for a couple hundred more.

    Quote Originally Posted by joeli7 View Post
    Hi there
    May I ask what was the frame issue? I believe that all the TJ models share the same frame?
    Thank you

    J

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