The S-Works Epic is the fastest XC rig on the planet—a bike with more World Champ titles, Olympic medals, and Cape Epic wins than you can count. And now, we’re offering the S-Works Epic in a limited-edition, Troy Lee Designs frame and fork combination. Head to toe, this rig looks fast. Of course, countless race wins around the world testify to how damn fast the S-Works Epic truly is, but you know, it never hurts to look the part. At the heart of it all is the S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber frame—a chassis that offers the best combination of stiffness, strength, and light overall weight available. This bike, however, isn’t merely fast, it’s also one of the most capable cross-country machines on the World Cup circuit, with a geometry that’s designed to let you tackle the most technical courses at speed, with complete control. Speaking of speed and control, the TLD-edition frame sports 100mm of insanely efficient front and rear suspension. That efficiency comes courtesy of the ultralight RockShox SID World Cup fork and Brain 2.0 rear shock. The unique inertia valve in both the front and rear suspension help the bike stay firm and fast when the trail is smooth and then automatically become plush (and even faster) when the trail suddenly fills with rocks and roots. Brain-equipped suspension is, quite simply, suspension made smart. And since this is the TLD-edition we’re talking about, we also gave that RockShox SID World Cup fork and Micro Brain rear shock matching Troy Lee graphics. - S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber frame is the best combination of stiffness, strength, and light overall weight, resulting in the utmost efficiency and speed. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC bike you've ever been on. - Custom Micro Brain shock offers easy tuning and unrivaled efficiency - Our custom RockShox SID WC fork with Brain features a full-carbon upper, top-adjust Brain Fade, and a custom offset, making it the perfect match to the new Epic.
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
While the rest of the industry was mucking about with 29-inch DH bike prototypes for professional mountain bike racers, Trek brought the party to the people with their first production 29er downhill bike. Session 29 Carbon Frameset pairs fast-rolling 29er performance and Trek's proven downhill frame technology. It's long, stable, and aggressive, with a geometry dialed for your fastest runs ever. It's right for you if... You need speed. You live for it. You dream about it. And when you're on the mountain, you're gonna get after it. You want faster-rolling 29-inch wheels, a carbon frame, and the latest DH tech out there. The tech you get Session 29 is built with an ultralight and ultra-durable OCLV Mountain Carbon, 190mm rear travel with a FOX Factory X2 shock, Carbon Armor, and integrated frame protection like built-in bumpers for a double-crown fork. Plus, it has frame tech that lets you dial your geometry, like Mino Link and the included fixed-angle headset cups. The final word This is the fastest downhill bike Trek makes. This 29er-optimized carbon ride is great for rolling over the rough stuff and getting to the finish line with plenty of time to spare. Why you'll love it 1 - Trek put a whole lot into this bike, including nearly a decade of research and development by engineers and designers who wanted to break the mold of DH capability and speed—and they succeeded 2 - Session 29 is taking downhill to a new place, and it's leading the charge on the World Cup circuit among the very first 29er DH bikes 3 - The fastest runs demand the most dialed setup: the air shock and fork on Session 9.9 are adjustable and easy to fine-tune for different tracks 4 - Mino Link and fixed-angle headset cups let you adjust your geometry for the exact handling you want
If you're looking for a jump on a 29er enduro mountain bike that's built for ridiculous speed, you won't do better than Slash C frameset. Trail-tough OCLV Mountain Carbon tubes, Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and a Knock Block integrated headset make it the ideal enduro frame for fast rides on gnarly trails. It's right for you if... You're a big-mountain rider with your eyes on the Enduro World Series, so you're looking for every performance advantage you can get in a frameset. You ride sketchy descents at scary speed, and you want a bike that can keep up with your all-mountain aspirations. The tech you get A trail-tough OCLV Mountain Carbon 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 This is the same frameset raced by the pros of Trek Factory Racing Enduro. It's tough, fast, responsive, and fully capable of taking on the wildest enduro courses in the world. Why you'll love it 1 - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 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
Let's not kid ourselves—downhill is all about speed. And when it comes to squeezing every last ounce of fast out of a track, your machine needs to be just as fine-tuned as your skills. That's why we offer our legendary, World-Cup-proven S-Works Demo 8 as a frameset. It's constructed from our finest carbon fiber, FACT 11m, for unparalleled stiffness and strength. Meanwhile, it's been built aboard our ultra-capable S3 27.5 Geometry to ensure a roomy top tube for added control, ultra-short, nimble chainstays, a low bottom bracket that keeps you feeling planted, and a slack front end that provides the utmost in responsive handling at speed. For suspension, this Demo features 200mm of travel delivered via a game-changing custom Ohlins TTX rear shock with both high- and low-speed compression adjust. Altogether, it's a blank canvas of pure performance and potential speed. Build it how you want it, and race it like you mean it. - The frame features a full FACT 11m carbon fiber construction for low weight and heightened levels of strength and stiffness, which is amplified by its asymmetrical frame design that still leaves plenty of access. This has also been paired with our proven S3 Geometry that increases maneuverability and responsiveness, while the 200mm of travel at the rear makes the bike capable of taking on the biggest of hits in stride. - Custom Ohlins rear shock delivers unparalleled DH performance. It offers high/low speed compression adjust that stands independent of the rebound adjust, enabling you to fine-tune the shock for the track at hand. It's 200mm of coil-sprung travel that stands without rival, and you won't find anywhere else. - Thomson alloy seatpost features one of the most durable constructions out there, without coming at the expense of a high overall weight.
With more World Championship titles, Olympic medals, and Cape Epic wins than you can count, the S-Works Epic LTD frame can truly be built as the fastest XC bike on the planet. Fast and flat, rowdy and technical, punchy and hard—no matter the course, it’s the best tool to get you to the top of the podium. Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short-travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks. Next comes Brain 2.0. The original Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both in its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh, was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally reborn. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market. The Epic also has a rider Rider-First Engineered design that places complex carbon pieces in all the right places, and this greatly increases stiffness in the front-end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this, each frame size has size-specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike we've ever developed—no matter the frame size. And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you're thinking, 'What about weight?' We're glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we've ever made, weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with less curves, and optimized torsion profiles in every section. And, if you're curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 350 grams. This frame comes equipped with a custom RockShox Micro Brain rear shock w/ a Spike Valve. Building out the rest of that dream build is up to you—we hope to see it out on the course soon. S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber frame is the best combination of stiffness, strength, and light overall weight, resulting in the utmost efficiency and speed. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC bike you've ever been on.
While the rest of the industry was mucking about with 29" DH bike prototypes for professional mountain bike racers, we brought the party to the people with our first production 29er downhill bike. The Session C 29 frameset pairs fast-rolling 29er performance and our proven downhill frame technology. It's long, stable, and aggressive, with a geometry dialed for your fastest runs ever. It's Right for You If... You need speed. You live for it. You dream about it. And, when you're on the mountain, you're gonna get after it. You want faster-rolling 29" wheels, a carbon frame, and the latest DH tech out there. The Tech You Get Session 29 is built with ultra-light and ultra-durable OCLV Mountain Carbon, 190mm rear travel with a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH shock, Carbon Armor, and integrated frame protection like built-in bumpers for a double-crown fork. Plus, it has frame tech that lets you dial your geometry, like Mino Link and the included fixed-angle headset cups. The Final Word This is the fastest downhill bike we make. This 29er-optimized carbon ride is great for rolling over the rough stuff and getting to the finish line with plenty of time to spare. - Rear suspension: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH, 225x70mm - Weight: M - 3.24 kg / 7.14 lbs - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg)
Supercaliber Frameset is built with light-yet-tough OCLV Mountain Carbon and our exclusive IsoStrut integrated shock for a cross country race bike that's insanely fast and capable. Pair it with a 100mm fork and your favorite parts spec for a field-leading build that'll crush even the toughest courses. It's right for you if... You’re looking to build up a super light and capable cross country race bike. You know you want the efficient yet plush ride our IsoStrut shock provides, but you want to spec the rest with parts you've hand-picked to suit your preference. The tech you get An ultra-lightweight, full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60mm of travel and Trek's exclusive IsoStrut Fox Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, Control Freak internal routing and a Knock Block headset. The final word Supercaliber Frameset lets you build up a pro-level cross country race bike just the way you like it. The OCLV Mountain Carbon frame is lightweight and strong, and comes with our exclusive IsoStrut shock for efficient capability. 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 like gettin’ rowdy, we like gettin’ rowdy, so we figured, “Why not create a bike that lets us do the thing we all love most?” Well, that’s exactly what we did with the Enduro. Its playful and nimble 27.5-inch wheels and modern frame have been purpose-built to make short work of the rockiest, gnarliest, and steepest trails, while still being able to climb well enough to get you there. Witness the sickness. Our quest was to create the perfect long-travel trail bike, and it all began with a close look at the geometry. Basically, we modernized it— slacking out the front end, lengthening the top tube, shortening the chainstays, and lowering the bottom bracket. All of this together makes the bike truly feel glued to the ground, and the platform is more responsive and capable than ever. We then added some crucial bits to make your ride, well, better. We're talking stuff like integrated storage with a SWAT Door at the down tube, a triumphant return to a threaded bottom bracket, and internal cable routing with guides that make cabling super easy. And to keep the weight down, this S-Works frame is constructed from our top-tier FACT IS-X 11m carbon fiber. To guarantee high degrees of "shredability," this material is greeted by 170mm of plush front and rear travel, plus a geometry that can be "adjusted" via a shock extension with a "low/high" setting. To get you started on your way to complete dream build status, this frame includes a FOX Factory X2 Air (216x57mm) rear shock with 170mm of travel. - The frame's FACT IS-X 11m carbon fiber construction stands as the pinnacle of lightweight, efficient, and tough trail performance. It's been built off our 27.5 Geometry in order to provide an aggressive, well-rounded ride. And with internal Command Post IR routing, a return to a threaded bottom bracket, and an integrated SWAT Door at the down tube, you get a bike that's clean, dependable, and ready for anything that the trail has to offer. - The custom FOX Factory X2 air shock at the rear features high- and low-speed compression, as well as low-speed rebound. You'll also find an extra-volume reservoir that allows for more oil, which results in more control and an ultra-plush ride quality.
We know full well that for many out there, the ultimate trail bike needs to possess the agility and responsiveness that comes with 27.5-inch wheels. We tend to agree, which is why developed the S-Works Stumpjumper 27.5. The frame-only option, in our eyes, represents the pinnacle of trail performance, and it lets you build your dream Stumpy exactly how you like it. Starting at the carbon layup, it features our highest-end FACT 11m for an ultra-lightweight, strong, and stiff construction. The carbon molding process also allowed us to revolutionize how you carry your trail essentials with the SWAT Door found at the down tube. This compartment will fit a tube, a tool, and pump without rattling or compromising the structural integrity of the frame. You'll also find an aggressive and super nimble geometry that complements 650b wheels and features ridiculously short chainstays, a roomy top tube, a low bottom bracket, a slacked out front end, and our proprietary Rx Trail Tune at the rear shock. This frame also includes a custom Ohlins STX rear shock with our venerable, easy-to-set-up AUTOSAG system. - FACT 11m carbon fiber Trail Chassis with Stumpjumper FSR full carbon rear end blends stiffness with light weight to form the pinnacle of efficiency, while fully enclosed cable routing and an integrated SWAT Door create exceptional handling and zero-hassle storage. - The custom Ohlins STX single-tube air shock at the rear features high- and low-speed compression, as well as low-speed rebound. You'll also find an extra-volume reservoir that allows for more oil, which results in more control and an ultra-plush ride quality.
Farley EX C Frameset is a full suspension carbon fat bike frame for mountain bikers who want a premium experience in every season. This lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame is the perfect platform for a four-season shred sled. It's right for you if... You already love the fat bike scene, and may even already own a hardtail fat bike, but now you're pushing all your chips in to get the most capable fat bike frame we offer. The tech you get A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame with trail-tough alloy stays, 120mm of travel with a FOX Performance Float EVOL shock, FSA headset. Built for PF121 bottom bracket and 27.5-inch or 26-inch wheels, with a maximum tire width of 3.8-inch on 27.5-inch wheels and 4.5-inch on 26-inch wheels. The final word Farley EX C is a carbon fat bike frameset with a do-anything attitude and the performance to back it up. Warning: don't stand too close to this bike, because it can (and will) plow over whatever gets between it and a good time. Why you'll love it 1 - This full suspension fat bike can take you to the best places in every season 2 - The stability and traction of super wide tires make you a more confident rider on any trail 3 - It's a four-season freedom machine that lets you ride outside all year long
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
Remedy C is a trail-tough full carbon mountain bike frameset that's burly enough to endure rough lines and fast descents, and light enough to let you fly up the climbs. This stout trail bike frame has 150mm of travel and a Fox Factory Float shock with our exclusive Thru Shaft damper, which reacts faster to changes in the trail to keep you in control. It's right for you if... You live for rowdy lines, big hits, and fast descents. You expect your trail bike to be agile enough to flick around tight corners and light enough to rip up the mountain as well as fly down it. You know a great frame and high-quality shock translate to a far better experience on the trail. The tech you get A strong and light full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Carbon Armor, Mino Link adjustable geometry, 150mm of rear travel with a FOX Factory Float EVOL shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, 35mm Bontrager Line Pro stem, and integrated Knock Block headset. Built for 27.5" wheels. The final word You have serious trail rides in your future, and they're going to be fast and fun. With Remedy C, you're getting all the benefits of a trail-tough carbon frame plus a high-quality shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, which reacts to changes in the trail faster than any other shock on the market. Why you'll love it - Wait for me, said no Remedy rider ever—This bike has a lot of travel, but it's also extremely quick on the flats and climbs - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride - Wider is more stable: Remedy has clearance for up to 27.5 x 2.8" tires
Top Fuel C is a fun and versatile full suspension frameset made from OCLV Mountain Carbon. It's designed for a super fast and capable down-county build that flies down technical descents and speeds through climbs and flowy sections. It's the perfect foundation for a killer endurance race bike and is fully capable of pounding out mile after grueling mile. It's right for you if... You want to build up a quiver-killing bike that crushes all sorts of terrain. You know you want to start with a high-performance carbon frameset, and plan to spec it out as a trail-ripping, endurance-racing, short-travel machine. The tech you get A lightweight and trail-tough full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 115mm Fox Performance Float shock with 2-position DPS damper, TwistLoc remote suspension lockout, Knock Block headset, and Control Freak internal cable routing. Designed for a 120mm fork, but can handle up to 130mm of fork travel. The final word Top Fuel C is light, nimble, and capable. This OCLV Mountain Carbon frameset is ideal for building up the all-around-awesome short-travel endurance trail bike of your dreams. It'll even go toe-to-toe with full-blown XC race bikes, depending on how you spec it. Why you'll love it - The full carbon frame gives you a light, responsive ride - If you’re looking to build up a lightning-fast short-travel trail bike for endurance events, this is exactly where you should start - 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
It's hard to top the history and beauty behind a Troy Lee Designs paintjob, and what's on display on this limited-edition, EVO Stumpjumper chassis pairs slack, long and low geometry with 140mm of deep and progressive suspension. It's a featherweight brawler. One frame, any trail The innovative sidearm frame design makes a lighter, better-handling bike. By directly connecting all three mounting points of the rear-end and shock to the frame, we've increased both stiffness and performance over bumps. Evo is for shredders Stumpy EVOs aren't "normal" trail bikes—they're built to get gnarly, simple as that. With their slacked-out front-end and longer top tube, EVO models possess exceptional front-end traction that begs you to boost every feature on the trail. It's rowdy time. The perfect foundation - Limited-edition, EVO carbon chassis is stiff, precise, and rowdy. - Built to shred with 29er EVO geometry and 140mm of rear suspension. - FOX FLOAT DHX2 Performance Elite rear shock boasts stellar big-hit performance.
It's hard to top the history and beauty behind a Troy Lee Designs paintjob, and what's on display on this limited-edition, EVO Stumpjumper chassis pairs slack, long and low geometry with 150mm of deep and progressive suspension. It's a featherweight brawler. One frame, any trail The innovative sidearm frame design makes a lighter, better-handling bike. By directly connecting all three mounting points of the rear-end and shock to the frame, we've increased both stiffness and performance over bumps. Evo is for shredders Stumpy EVOs aren't "normal" trail bikes—they're built to get gnarly, simple as that. With their slacked-out front-end and longer top tube, EVO models possess exceptional front-end traction that begs you to boost every feature on the trail. It's rowdy time. The perfect foundation - Limited-edition, EVO carbon chassis is stiff, precise, and rowdy. - Built to shred with 27.5 Trail EVO geometry and bottomless-feeling rear suspension. - FOX FLOAT DHX2 Performance Elite rear shock boasts stellar big-hit performance.
We’ve heard it all before: “This bike’s for going fast, that one’s for having fun.” “This one pedals well, that one shreds.” Why not make one bike that does everything well? Well, we did, and it's called the S-Works Stumpjumper. Unrivaled handling and stiffness, sublime suspension kinematics, and a complete abandon of proprietary nonsense—it rides like a dream. And with 29-inch wheels, you’re free to climb and descend at the hyperspeed that 29ers are known for. - The Stumpjumper's asymmetrical, FACT 11m carbon fiber construction is lightweight, stiff, and ready to take on the trail. It's built off our 29 Trail Geometry, so it's just the right amount of both capable and comfortable. And with SWAT integration in the downtube, a threaded BB, easy cable routing, and an all new chain silencer, it's ready for anything the trail, or you, throw at it. - FOX FLOAT DPX2 Factory has three modes—Open, Trail, and Firm—that control large compression adjustments on-the-fly. There’s also a tool adjust compression adjustment that allows for fine-tuning of the compression in Open mode.
Horsethief is one bike for many trails. From mastering your local trails to discovering new destinations, Horsethief has your back. It’s capable of pushing through technical terrain, instills confidence while riding aggressively, and pairs well with beautiful vistas and a post-ride beverage. - Comes with a Descendant 7K Eagle DUB crankset and 32T chainring
There's not much that matches the feeling of powering up a pitch on a featherweight bike, and we designed the new S-Works Epic Hardtail frame with this in mind. It's less than 900 grams, exceptionally stiff, and it features a Rider First Engineered design. It's the perfect jumping off point to begin creating your dream build. Over the last decade, cross country racing has evolved into a completely different animal—the courses are rowdier, more technical, and overall, they're inherently different. Because of this, we realized that the best bike for the job needs to not only be lightweight and stiff but also be able to descend and climb with equal prowess. Determining the best geometry was the easier of the two, as we took our current XC race geo and added some trail DNA to the mix. This equates to a longer top tube, a shortened head tube, and a slacked-out front end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider fit range. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency. The weight aspect was more complicated, though. We were posed with the question, "How do you take weight out of something that's already so light?" But the answer was relatively obvious: you get the best mountain bike engineers together in one room and let the magic come out. Up until now, there were two ways to lighten up a frame—use less of the same grade of carbon or use less of a higher-grade carbon. Option one is never a viable solution as it sacrifices stiffness and strength, two attributes that shouldn't be tampered with. And while we did end up using option two, we weren't content with the amount of weight we could cut out by just using a different grade of carbon. So how else do you cut weight? Well, we began looking at our layup schedules to see if they could be improved, which shed light on a new discovery—layup inefficiencies. Beginning with our Rider-First Engineered frame technology, each size Epic Hardtail is specifically tailored to size—every carbon layup and tube are exclusively selected based upon hundreds of hours of collected ride data. What does this mean for you? It not only creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness across every frame size, but it led us to the discovery of how to save weight through the studying of the layup. Through extensive layup studies, we made the discovery that, by further controlling the construction and layup schedules, we could drastically decrease weight, all while maintaining the ride characteristics that you'd expect from a top-level XC race bike. With this discovery, each frame now features complex cut carbon plys that allow difficult junctions to be covered with less overlap. And while this does complicate the carbon frame puzzle by adding more pieces to the mix, it allows us to design and place them more intelligently. The result of this is a lighter frame, stronger junctions, and a drastic increase in stiffness. We then took the weight savings one step further by using Japanese military ballistic-grade carbon, which we now call 12m, to create the lightest mountain bike we've ever made. How much lighter of a frame, you ask? Less than 900 grams for a size Large frame—the same weight as a full 24oz Purist water bottle. - To provide the optimal blend of stiffness, crazy light weight, and strength, we constructed the frame from our S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber. And when combined with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic is guaranteed to deliver uncompromising, blistering speed and agile handling come race day—no matter the course.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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, a PF92 bottom bracket, and Boost148 wheels. The final word Smoother. Lighter. Faster. This bike was built to win the XC game. Its ultra-lightweight SL OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed delivers serious performance fit for a serious rider. Why you'll love it 1 - The SL OCLV Carbon frameset is the ideal start to an obscenely lightweight cross country build 2 - IsoSpeed is a real advantage, and you can't find it in any other hardtail family 3 - 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
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
The Redpoint is a 27.5” wheeled 150mm travel trail bike for tackling the roughest and most remote all-mountain terrain. Coupled with 148 x 12mm rear spacing and Boost crank compatibility, you get increased wheel strength and stiffness and massive amounts of mud clearance. Redpoint’s layout strikes that fine balance between trail bike climbing prowess and all-mountain descending chops. - High-modulus carbon fiber front triangle & seat stays with tapered headtube - Split Pivot suspension design - BOOST technology, 148 x 12mm thru-axle rear dropouts - Designed to fit up 27.5 x 2.3-2.5, or 26x3 on 45-50mm wide rims (26+ compatible) - PF41 x 92mm BB w/ ISC05 Tabs - Includes RockShox Monarch RT Debonair
DH is all about speed—that's true whether your aim is to climb the podium or to simply bring home all the bragging rights after a day at the park. If speed is what you're after, the Demo Race 29 is your sled. Everything about this bike is designed to get you from zero to Mach 10: a new frame design, improved kinematics, better braking, big wheels, and all today's newest fancy bits. It's time to get rowdy. We've refined the Demo's kinematics and suspension design. We had one overriding goal—improve the bike's ability to carry momentum, no matter how technical the terrain. More momentum equals more speed, after all. The revised axle path reduces hang-up on square-edged bumps and that, in turn, transfers more energy to the suspension and less to you. While we were at it, we also improved the Demo's suspension performance under braking and added a bit more anti-squat to improve its pedaling performance. Bottom line, the new Demo rolls faster through chunky terrain than its predecessor. To get your dream build started off right, the frame includes an Öhlins TTX rear shock with 200mm of travel, a 225x75 Trunnion mount, and high- and low-speed compression adjust. Finally, no DH rig would be complete without a Thomson seatpost, so yeah, we threw that in there, too. - M5 alloy construction works in harmony with our Style-Specific DH Geometry to create the ultimate race machine. The design is compact in order increase maneuverability and responsiveness, while the 200mm of travel at the rear makes the bike capable of taking big hits in stride. And to fill out all of the details that make the difference on race day, we’ve included an ISCG ‘05 mount for chain guides and all the bits to make it easy to work on. - Custom Ohlins TTX Trunnion rear shock delivers unparalleled DH performance. It offers high-/low-speed compression adjust that stands independent of the rebound adjust, enabling you to fine-tune the shock for the track at hand. It has 200mm of coil-sprung travel that stands without rival, and you won't find it anywhere else. - The Body Geometry Henge DH saddle features our proven Body Geometry design, and implements a cutout on the underside for added rear tire clearance.
The S-Works Epic Hardtail is the lightest production frame to date. Impressive, yes, but it's much more than that. We've also created the most capable and comfortable cross-country machine ever, because you're not fast if you're being pummeled by the trail. It's a game changer. - At 775 grams, the new S-Works Epic Hardtail chassis is the lightest production hardtail frame on earth. What’s more, we’ve designed it to be incredibly capable and comfortable, with progressive geometry and an advanced composite layup that boosts vertical compliance. We’ve optimized every inch of this frame, precisely tailoring the carbon and resin mix to create the perfect balance of weight, strength and compliance. We’ve gone full geek on the S-Works frame, obsessing over the shape of every overlap layer. While 3-D tailoring an overlap probably sounds like overkill, the extra time and labor spent doing it allows us to eliminate extraneous composite plies that were adding weight, but not improving strength. In other words, there’s a science to the weight savings.
The Deadwood SUS is Salsa’s 29+ full-suspension short-travel trail frame. It’s designed to accommodate the rolling prowess of 29 x 3.0" tires, feature the true-tracking, sure-footed Split Pivot suspension. - High-modulus carbon fiber front triangle & aluminum seat stays with a tapered headtube - Split Pivot suspension design - 100mm front and 91mm rear suspension travel - Designed to use tires ranging from 2.6" to 3.0" in width, on up to a 45 mm rims via BOOST 148 spacing - Frame accommodates internal dropper post cable routing - PressFit 41 x 92 mm bottom bracket
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