Top Fuel 9.7 is a quick and nimble full suspension carbon mountain bike that fuses the efficiency of a cross country bike with the capability of a trail bike. It's built with a lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a 120mm RockShox Reba fork, 115mm of rear travel, and a dropper for serious fun on flowy trails and techy descents alike. It's the kind of unicorn bike that shreds singletrack, stands up to the rigors of endurance racing, and even gives traditional XC bikes a run for their money. It's right for you if... You’re looking for a do-it-all full suspension mountain bike that's efficient and fast yet capable of hitting some bigger stuff. You want the performance boost of a carbon frame, and you plan to put this bike through its paces on rough trails, occasional XC races, and endurance or stage races. The tech you get A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 120mm RockShox Reba RL fork with Motion Control damper, 115mm of rear travel with a Fox Performance Float shock, and a 1x12 SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Plus, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, TwistLoc dual remote suspension lockout, Bontrager Line Dropper, and Tubeless Ready Bontrager Kovee Comp 23 wheels. The final word Top Fuel 9.7 is an efficient and capable short-travel carbon trail bike that's ideal for endurance racing, yet also at home on technical trails and XC courses. What sets this model apart is the lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and solid parts spec that make for great performance at a great value. Why you'll love it - The full carbon frame gives you a light, responsive ride - This short-travel trail bike gives you a suspension setup that’s capable in several MTB disciplines, and especially suited to endurance events - TwistLoc simultaneously locks out front and rear shocks for climbs and sprints with the simple Grip Shift-like motion - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride - You get a Straight Shot down tube for extra stiffness in the rough and Knock Block frame defense to protect against spinning bars and fork crowns
With Supercaliber 9.7 you no longer have to choose between hardtail and full-suspension on race day. Every element of this bike is developed for fast capability, from the efficient IsoStrut shock to weight-saving pivotless seat stays that cut down on trail chatter. A lightweight parts spec—including a RockShox Reba fork, SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, and carbon wheels—completes this XC-crushing machine. It's right for you if... You want one cross country race bike that works perfectly on all courses. You’re looking for a light frame, cutting-edge suspension technology, and race-ready components so you can churn out the fastest XC rides of your life. The tech you get An ultra-lightweight, full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60mm of travel, a 100mm RockShox Reba RL fork with Motion Control damper, and Trek's exclusive lightweight IsoStrut Fox Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, a SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Bontrager Kovee Elite 23 carbon wheels, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. The final word Supercaliber is designed to crush cross country races, including the World Cup. It's fast, capable, efficient, and features IsoStrut—our game-changing integrated suspension technology. Why you'll love it - Supercaliber is a World Cup-worthy bike that’s quick, capable of soaring through techy terrain, and nearly as light as a hardtail - Our exclusive IsoStrut shock provides tuneable, damped suspension for a smooth and efficient ride - Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter - You'll never again have to wonder, "What's faster for this course, full suspension or hardtail?"
Fargo is Salsa's original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, it’s designed for mixed surface riders and bikepackers who want the versatility to take any route and the capability to carry everything needed when they’re out for days on end. The Fargo Steel's triple-butted Cobra Kai steel frame is as forgiving as it is reliable on weeks-long expeditions, while the carbon Firestarter fork pairs nicely with the frame and offers bosses and mount points for anything you’d want to attach to a bicycle fork. With an entire world of possible component setups, the Fargo Steel Frameset is a smooth-riding blank canvas you can build into the perfect tool for your two-wheeled needs.
The Fargo is Salsa’s original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, it’s designed for mixed surface riders and bikepackers that like variety in their routes, with the capability to carry everything needed when out for days on end. Carefully crafted in 3/2.5 seamless triple-butted Titanium tubing, paired with Salsa’s new Firestarter Carbon boost fork, this frameset is ready for any dream-bike build. - Titanium tube set provides appropriate stiffness and compliance for fantastic ride quality - Alternator Dropouts v1.5; split-able version of the renowned Alternator Dropout for ultimate drivetrain versatility, including belt drive and singlespeed setups - Adjustable rear spacing can accommodate 27.5+ or 29-inch wheels, and on sizes Small to X-large, 29+ - Firestarter 110 Carbon Deluxe boost fork features high modulus carbon construction, tapered steer tube and four sets of Three-Pack mounts to offer incredible load-carrying possibilities. Mid-blade mounts for low rider racks. Internal routing for Boost spacing Dynamo hubs and fender mounts (compatible with 29 x 2.2-inch tire maximum clearance) - Fork now has a 51mm offset and is designed for 180mm maximum rotors, with tire clearance for 27.5 x 2.8-3.0-inch or 29 x 2.2 – 3.0-inch sizes - Frameset includes front and rear Salsa Deadbolt Ultralight thru-axles, Cane Creek 40 Headset and Salsa Lip-Lock seat collar
$649.99 - $669.99
Marlin 6 is a quality introductory cross country mountain bike with front suspension and an upgraded 2x8 drivetrain that's light, simple, and easy to use. It's built-in Trek's trail heritage, but also equipped with features like mounts for a rack and kickstand that make it a great choice for daily commuters. It's right for you if... You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at a great value, with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail. The tech you get The heart of Marlin 6 is a lightweight Alpha Silver Aluminum frame with internal routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look. It has an efficient 2x8 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a suspension fork with 100mm of travel and a lockout feature that lets you temporarily lock the suspension for better efficiency while climbing. The final word Performance features like suspension lockout, stronger double-walled rims, and hydraulic disc brakes. It's also equipped with rack and kickstand mounts and a wide range of gears. These design details make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter. Why you'll love it - The 2x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t - Smaller frame sizes (XS and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently - It has separate brake and shift levers (a feature that's common on more expensive mountain bikes) so you can fine-tune the positioning for comfort - Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter - Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty
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.
$1,650.00 - $1,730.00
The Big Fat Dummy is a long tail cargo bike that took a few too many doses of growth hormones. At first glance, you might say that Surly just put bigger tires on a Big Dummy. But if you said that, you'd actually be very wrong so just… don't. Think of Big Fat Dummy as more of a second or third cousin to Big Dummy rather than a brother. They share some of the same DNA and look sort of similar, but they're two very different bikes and really only interact when they both reach for the potato salad spoon at that family reunion that no one really wants to be at anyway. Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty of what makes this hulking beast of a bike tick. Surly's goal with designing a cargo bike around fat tires was to create the most stable, stiff, and traction-laden ride possible while hauling a ton of stuff. Big Fat Dummy has a longer toptube and slacker headtube than its more svelt cousin giving it a nice, predictable, and stable ride. They also used thinner, lighter tubing to construct its cargo area so while it's an overall burlier bike, there's not much difference in weight. Big Fat Dummy accepts either 10mm or 12mm axles in the rear with a spacing of 190/197mm. That big ‘ol spacing equates to one thing: tire clearance for days. Big Fat Dummy maxes out at a massive 26 x 5.25" tire.* While that large of a tire provides the most traction and stability a bike can possibly offer, it's also a lot of rubber to push and might not be for everybody. Luckily, Big Fat Dummy is also a blast to ride with 3" tires too. It uses the same 100mm suspension-corrected fork as the Wednesday, meaning if you want to add a little squishy-squishy to your ride, you can throw a Bluto on and let ‘er rip. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Fat Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. All Big Fat Dummy framesets and bikes ship with a Dummy deck, rails, bags, and the aforementioned Dummy Rail Collars so you can immediately start hauling cargo — human or otherwise. Big Fat Dummy is ready and willing to carry all sorts of crap — literally. It's already in use on an organic farm in Ecuador so it's likely that it's hauled some form of manure by now. *Using a 26 x 5.25" tire will cause some drivetrain limitations. For all the nuts and bolts of compatibility read Surly's blog on the subject.
Lowside is the bike that gets you across town for a quick rip on singletrack, then over to the bar for a night out. Lowside is like the grownup version of the bike you rode when you were a kid and still had hopes and dreams and some semblance of ambition. It’s just as happy riding singletrack as it is parked outside your favorite drinking establishment. Lowside is a singlespeed. Singlespeeding has been a part of Surly’s DNA since day one when we launched the 1x1 Rat Ride. After a lot of Homie Fall Fests and more feats of strength than we can recall, we decided to discontinue it a couple years back. Lowside picks up right where the 1x1 left off. Some have dubbed the Lowside the ultimate pub cruiser. - Modern trail standards: dropper post compatibility, 44mm headtube, Gnot-Boost rear spacing, thru-axles - Compatibility with most mountain bike standards makes it the perfect parts bin bike (no rim brakes allowed though) - Clearance for 26 x 3 or 27.5 x 2.8 tires
Rustler Carbon XTR goes all-in on singletrack stoke. We started with a lightweight carbon frame and playful geometry, plus the climbing prowess and small-bump compliance of Split Pivot. Next, we added 27.5" carbon wheels to keep it as nimble as possible. Then, we gave it a Fox Float 36 Performance Elite Grip2 fork with 150mm of travel and a Fox Float DPS Performance Elite 130mm shock to soak up trail impacts. The finishing touch is Shimano’s flawless XTR drivetrain. Put it all together, and you have a bike that uses all of the technology at its disposal to maximize trail thrills. Rustler XTR is a carbon 27.5 trail bike that loves to get rowdy.
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.
For fast XC riders and cross country mountain bike racers who want to cover a lot of ground fast, there's no better hardtail frameset than Procaliber SL. It's built with Super Light OCLV Mountain Carbon and delivers the unique trail-smoothing advantage of IsoSpeed, which takes the edge off fatiguing bumps in the trail so you can stay stronger longer. It's right for you if... You want to fly up climbs, rail the corners, charge through technical sections of trail, and win every sprint to the line. You have a dream XC build in mind, and you want to start with the lightest carbon hardtail frame we offer. The tech you get A superlight SL OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Control Freak internal cable routing and trail-smoothing IsoSpeed. The Procaliber SL frameset includes a headset, and is designed for post-mount disc brakes and a PF92 bottom bracket. The final word Smoother. Lighter. Faster. Procaliber SL was built to win the XC game. The ultra-lightweight SL OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with IsoSpeed delivers serious performance for serious riders. Why you'll love it - This SL OCLV Mountain Carbon frameset is the ideal start to an obscenely lightweight cross country build - The IsoSpeed decoupler makes it ride smoother than any other hardtail, so your body doesn't get beat up by trail chatter - Control Freak Cable Management allows you to run any combination of cables exactly the way you want, while still giving you sleek looks and protecting your cables against unnecessary wear - Boost148 spacing on all frame sizes except S, which has a 142x12mm rear axle
Going down? World Cup champion Session is built to win. An all-new OCLV Carbon frame, updated geometry, advanced air shock, and a stiffer chassis make this downhill race bike faster than ever. Session is the DH bike that excels on downhill's most brutal courses. Take on any terrain with our most advanced suspension and a geometry that can be dialed for every race. Key features: - Longer, more aggressive geometry keeps you attacking the whole way down - OCLV Mountain Carbon with Carbon Armor is downhill tough - Fine-tune your ride with Mino Link and an all-new adjustable headset system - Fast 27.5" wheels get you down the mountain first
The Big Fat Dummy is a long tail cargo bike that took a few too many doses of growth hormones. At first glance, you might say that Surly just put bigger tires on a Big Dummy. But if you said that, you'd actually be very wrong so just… don't. Think of Big Fat Dummy as more of a second or third cousin to Big Dummy rather than a brother. They share some of the same DNA and look sort of similar, but they're two very different bikes and really only interact when they both reach for the potato salad spoon at that family reunion that no one really wants to be at anyway. Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty of what makes this hulking beast of a bike tick. Surly's goal with designing a cargo bike around fat tires was to create the most stable, stiff, and traction-laden ride possible while hauling a ton of stuff. Big Fat Dummy has a longer toptube and slacker headtube than its more svelt cousin giving it a nice, predictable, and stable ride. They also used thinner, lighter tubing to construct its cargo area so while it's an overall burlier bike, there's not much difference in weight. Big Fat Dummy accepts either 10mm or 12mm axles in the rear with a spacing of 190/197mm. That big ol' spacing equates to one thing: tire clearance for days. Big Fat Dummy maxes out at a massive 26 x 5.25" tire.* While that large of a tire provides the most traction and stability a bike can possibly offer, it's also a lot of rubber to push and might not be for everybody. Luckily, Big Fat Dummy is also a blast to ride with 3" tires too. It uses the same 100mm suspension-corrected fork as the Wednesday, meaning if you want to add a little squishy squishy to your ride, you can throw a Bluto on and let ‘er rip. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Fat Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. All Big Fat Dummy framesets and bikes ship with a Dummy deck, rails, bags, and the aforementioned Dummy Rail Collars so you can immediately start hauling cargo — human or otherwise. Big Fat Dummy is ready and willing to carry all sorts of crap — literally. It's already in use on an organic farm in Ecuador so it's likely that it's hauled some form of manure by now. *Using a 26 x 5.25" tire will cause some drivetrain limitations.
The Rustler is Salsa’s playful and dynamic technical trail bike. It rewards the rider that’s willing to throw some body language into the way they tackle trails. Seek out features in the trail to find your flow; pop off every little rock and root, manual the rhythm sections, rail each corner, and boost every double.
Blackborow is Salsa’s "dream big" cargo fat bike, best paired with an unlimited imagination. The extended wheelbase and rear stays offer huge carrying capacity via abundant frame and fork braze-ons, supporting room for four full-sized panniers on the beautifully engineered rear rack. Top-shelf, double and triple-butted, heat-treated 6066-T6 aluminum tubing is used throughout the frame. Additionally, the tubing is strategically shaped and formed for additional stiffness and strength optimization in key stress areas. The front end is compatible with all our rigid fat bike forks and also fat-specific suspension forks. When Blackborow is sensibly loaded, the bike still feels well balanced and is a pleasure to ride on winding trails compared to other long-tail cargo bikes. Featuring carbon construction with an aluminum steerer, the Kingpin Fork is lightweight and durable, and features an amazing array of accessory bosses to maximize its capabilities: dual sets of Three-Pack bosses on each leg accept bottle cages or our Anything Cage accessories, lowrider mounts work with our Down Under front rack for a traditional touring setup, and internal dynamo hub wire routing keeps the front end clean for those upgrading to dyno hubs. Blackborow is compatible with 26 x 3.8–4.33" tires on up to 100mm rim, 27.5 x 3.25–4.0", or 29 x 2.3–3.0". The ability to run multiple wheel and tire sizes allows you to customize the experience and fine-tune the ride height as needed. A removable direct-mount front derailleur bracket allows for a clean 1x build, but it’s also compatible with 2x drivetrain setups. Plus, it’s got internal routing for a dropper post. Blackborow is all about new possibilities, and owners will find themselves able to merge an array of other interests into their two-wheeled adventures.
Fuel EX 9.9 makes no compromises. A carbon frame, carbon wheels, SRAM's X01 Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, and FOX Factory Float suspension make this the one carbon full suspension mountain bike that rules every trail. It's fast on singletrack, light on climbs, and stable through the rowdiest terrain you can find. It's right for you if... You're a mountain biker through and through, and want a single carbon bike for the best performance on everything from marathon races to gnarly descents and technical trail. You know you'll be riding this bike on every trail, so you're not going to compromise on frame material, suspension, or components. The tech you get A light and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 140mm FOX Factory 36 Float fork with GRIP2 damper, 130mm of rear travel with a FOX Factory Float shock featuring Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft, and a 1x12 SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. Plus, powerful Shimano XT 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for quick engagement, a Bontrager Line Elite dropper post, and a Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar. An internal storage compartment and Control Freak cable routing add to the bike's capability and sleek look. The final word If you can have just one mountain bike, this is it. Fuel EX 9.9 has the highest-end parts on the best OCLV Mountain Carbon frame we make. It's equally at home on fast singletrack, gnarly trail, and laying down miles on your next multi-stage race. Why you'll love it - Fuel EX 9.9 is the single best choice for riders who want an all-mountain ripper that excels at everything from marathon races to burly technical terrain to singletrack - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control - A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear - We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5-inch wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5-inch or 29-inch, and sizes M to XL get 29-inch wheels - Make it yours: it's fully customizable through Project One
Session AL 27.5 frameset is a burly alloy downhill mountain bike frame that's equally at home between the tape and at the DH park. It's built for 27.5-inch wheels, with 210mm of travel and a FOX Performance VAN shock tuned by Trek Suspension Lab. It's right for you if... You're looking to build a rugged DH or park bike for the biggest trails out there, and want a 27.5-inch optimized frameset with exclusive trail tech, like adjustable Mino Link geometry, that can't be found anywhere else. The tech you get A burly Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, an adjustable FOX Performance shock with 210mm of travel, integrated frame protection, FSA Orbit headset, and exclusive trail tech like ABP, Full Floater, and Mino Link. Built for 27.5-inch wheels. The final word This burly frameset is perfectly capable of taking on the roughest, fastest descents you can find, and it's equally at home in the park, too. The best DH frame tech, a stable geometry, and a quality shock give you a head start on your dream downhill rig. Why you'll love it 1 - Session has the heart of a monster truck: it rolls over everything, gives you the confidence to take on rougher trails, and saves you when you don't take the right line 2 - Quality FOX Performance suspension and our ABP frame design keep you in control 3 - Race or get rowdy? This bike does both 4 - 27.5 wheels are great for flicking the bike around through the most technical trail
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.
Fuel EX C is a carbon mountain bike frameset built for high-performance rides on a variety of trails. The best in Trek trail bike frame tech, a full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, and 130mm of rear travel with a FOX Factory shock make Fuel EX C the ideal start for a dream trail bike or endurance race bike that's burly enough to go big on gnarly descents but quick enough to fly through the local singletrack circuit. It's right for you if... You're after that one holy grail mountain bike build that lets you power through flowy singletrack, hit gnarly descents and drops, and even compete in marathon races. You want the best all-around trail bike frame we offer, because you know a high-quality frame is the ticket to faster, bigger rides. The tech you get A light and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a FOX Performance shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper, and an included Bontrager Line stem and Knock Block headset that prevents damage to the frame from spinning handlebars and fork crowns. Built for a PF92 bottom bracket and a 140mm fork. The final word A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and FOX Factory shock give you a major head start on a build that will be the envy of all other trail bikes. Fuel EX C is a frameset that excels in all-mountain riding, and it's the best all-around option for riders who want a single versatile, high-performance ride that rips it up on every trail. Why you'll love it - A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame makes for a ride that's light on the climbs and trail-tough on rough descents - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control - This bike is perfect for shredding singletrack, hitting drops, and pushing your limits in multi-stage and marathon events - A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear - We expanded our size range from XS through XL to ensure a better fit for all riders
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.
Slash AL frameset is the perfect platform for a fast 29er enduro or trail bike build. With a burly Alpha Aluminum frame, Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and a Knock Block integrated headset, you have all the bones for a mountain bike that can handle everything from the biggest all-mountain descents to the most competitive enduro races. It's right for you if... You want a high-value head start on your enduro build and the kind of trail tech that comes only from a long heritage of all-mountain riding. You like to go fast, go big, and rail corners, and you're looking for a big bike that will stand up to whatever wild trails you can find. The tech you get A burly Alpha Aluminum frame, a shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, and an integrated Knock Block headset that stops spinning bars and the fork crown from hitting your frame. Built for 29er wheels and a 150mm or 160mm fork. The final word With Slash AL frameset, you're getting a whole lot of capability for your money and a great start on a bike that can handle the burliest trails out there. Whether you're racing or looking to get sendy, this burly frameset will stand up to whatever you throw at it. Why you'll love it 1 - RE:aktiv works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control 2 - It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild—Yes, Slash is a race bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too 3 - We're not the only ones who love it: Slash was awarded Mountain Bike of the Year by Pinkbike
Off-road touring can be a zesty enterprise, but it’s not without its perils. Bicycles are simple machines that are extremely efficient, but all simple machines carry along with them the chance of breaking down. This efficiency can get you in trouble if your bike decides to break down far away from the comforts of your parent’s basement. If you’re going to ride your bicycles where no one can see, you better take gear that’s up to the task. Troll is up to the task. Our Troll was once a simple mountain bike frame with a few extras that made it nice for touring. The Troll has evolved into a frame that has been pushed deeper into the category of off-road touring. Its geometry is no longer suspension corrected, which gives it more room for a larger frame bag. We’ve also adorned this frame with our Gnot-Boost spacing, allowing you to use any mountain bike hub whether it be 135mm QR, 12 x 142mm thru-axle, or 12 x 148mm Boost hub. The chainstay yoke has been redesigned to be fully compatible with 26+ tires and the dropouts still allow you to run disc brakes, fenders, a Rohloff hub, and racks simultaneously. It also comes with more braze-ons than you thought possible – there are four triple bottle mounts on the fork alone (don’t get excited, you can only run one Anything Cage per fork leg), as well as two more triple bottle mounts on the down tube. Troll is a bike that has one purpose – and that purpose is to carry you as far away from society as possible. Man has known for eons the call of the indifferent forest. The inexorable march of time, and dumb crap like cell phones, have dulled our senses and made us afraid. Reclaim your animalistic tendencies atop Man’s greatest invention.
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