The Blackthorn C frame blends a stiff carbon fiber chassis with our progressive trail geometry and Split Pivot suspension design. The result is a well-balanced platform for an all-mountain bike that descends with gusto, rails through features, and makes climbing up for lap two as painless as possible. The Fox Float X Factory shock delivers 140 mm of travel to guide you through whatever the trail serves up. On-bike cargo features hold your tube, pump, and repair kit, and more on the frame to lighten up your hip pack—or allow you to ride pack-free. We made Blackthorn C the best all-mountain bike frame around. Take it and make it your dream bike.
Nobody knows what you like as well as you do. When you're hurtling down the trail at high speed, everything needs to be dialed. With 165mm of rear travel, plus our Split Pivot suspension system for pedaling efficiency and consistent braking traction, Cassidy is easy-up, easy-down. Take the Cassidy Carbon Frame, hand-select your dream team of parts, and build the enduro sled you've always wanted.
The Horsethief Carbon Frameset is where your dream trail bike begins. The Horsethief frameset can be built with either 29-inch or 27.5-plus wheels, and the flip chip allows for subtle geometry tweaks. The Split Pivot rear suspension technology and 120mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock are a recipe for incredible small bump compliance and traction. With this solid foundation in place, just add the parts that make you happy—we can’t wait to see what you do with it.
Given the choice between clearing challenging lines and taking them on with gusto, you prefer the latter. If this sounds like you, the Rustler Carbon frame is the perfect platform for your ultimate trail bike build. The Split Pivot rear suspension system with a Fox Float DPS Performance shock, flip chip geometry adjustment, and 27.5 x 2.3–2.8-inch tire clearance let you build the bike that suits your playful style. Get excited for a trail-roosting rig with impeccable pedaling efficiency—a surefire recipe for fun on many trails.
Spearfish was designed under a simple premise: that efficiency and precision result in speed. Whether pursuing an ultra-endurance record or working to keep the hard chargers off your back on local training laps, Spearfish’s efficient Split Pivot suspension design rewards the rider. The lightweight carbon frame and 100mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock provide a platform for the ultimate progressive XC bike. Eliminate excuses with Spearfish.
The Timberjack Ti absolutely owns all paths — wooded, skinny, and flowy, making you the master of every ride thanks to its multi-talented character. The frame is constructed from custom, top-shelf titanium with a fast-handling geometry to deliver the stiffness needed to whip through tight turns and accelerate with instant power, while super-short chainstays make it easy to lift over obstacles so you can stay with the flow. Run it as a 27.5+ with up to 3-inch tires for maximum fun, or go for efficiency with a 29er wheelset — with Salsa's Alternator Dropouts you get an impressive grip of wheelset and drivetrain options to suit your style and intention.
We know you have a "dream build" list hidden away somewhere. Now’s the time to bring it to life on the Blackthorn Aluminum frame. This versatile all-mountain bike frame comes with a RockShox Super Deluxe Select + shock for 140mm of rear travel. Our tried-and-true Split Pivot suspension design offers a supple, supportive ride with incredible pedaling efficiency so you can take on a huge variety of trails. Start with the best all-mountain bike frame out there, hang your favorite components on it, and let it rip.
The Cassidy Alloy Frame gives you the confidence to seek out the steepest, most technical trails out there. Its stiff and durable aluminum frame stands up to trail punishment, whether you're enjoying a full day of shuttle runs, barreling through rugged rock gardens, or hitting drops and gaps. 165 mm of Split Pivot rear suspension offers progressive travel for the stoutest trails, with superior pedaling efficiency and consistent braking traction to boot. Build it up and go big.
The redesigned Cutthroat drop-bar mountain bike and gravel frameset offers more stability and compliance in a package that’s equally at home bikepacking on remote doubletrack, taking the occasional singletrack shortcut, or conquering a gravel race. Build it into the all-day, mixed-surface bike you’ve always wanted.
The Salsa Heyday! C Deore 12 is a carbon fat-tire bike with the versatility to go wherever your imagination takes you. The carbon-fiber frame keeps weight down — especially nice when you're hefting it over downed trees deep in the backcountry. The 26 x 4.6" tires float over snow, sand, and other soft surfaces, but you can also fit 27.5 fat and 29+ wheels and tires for other missions. A mind-blowing number of cargo and accessory mounts let you bring more than just the bare necessities, and Mukluk's geometry ensures a stable ride even when loaded. Alternator 2.0 dropouts allow for multiple drivetrain options, but the stock Shimano Deore 12-speed is the perfect place to start.
Beargrease pairs a race-ready carbon frame with the capability of fat tires for the ultimate groomed-trail machine. Its trail geometry, dropper post, and 27.5" wheels grant you confidence in loose corners and descents and make for an all-season ripper. Frame and fork mounts for extra bottles and cargo make it easier to gear up for your long days out or even overnighters, and the high-performance XT/SLX drivetrain is the icing on the cake. For light-and-quick confidence on any terrain, Beargrease is one of the best carbon fat-tire bikes out there.
Timberjack is Salsa's aggressive trail hardtail. Its progressive trail geometry is stable on descents and technical sections, while the Alternator 2.0 dropouts allow for adjustable chainstay length to dial in ride characteristics. Ample accessory mounts and dual wheel size compatibility add more versatility to the package, making Timberjack a well-rounded ripper that likes to party.
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