Salsa Blackthorn Carbon SLX Bike - 29" Carbon Red
Salsa Blackthorn Carbon SLX Bike - 29" Carbon Red
Salsa Blackthorn Carbon SLX Bike - 29" Carbon Red

Salsa Blackthorn Carbon SLX Bike - 29" Carbon Red

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The Blackthorn C SLX stands out in the carbon all-mountain bike field for its capability and value. The progressive geometry feels planted on descents and steep climbs. A 160 mm Fox Float X Performance fork and 140 mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ RC shock with Split Pivot suspension design grants you the poise to plow through rock gardens, send drops, and hit doubles with confidence. Blackthorn brings you the benefits of pack-free riding, thanks to the integrated down tube strap, top tube mounts, and a bottle mount. Shimano’s SLX 1 x 12 drivetrain and four-piston brakes are components you can rely on. Salsa designed Blackthorn C SLX from the dirt up to lead the all-mountain category.

 

FRAMESET

Frame: Blackthorn Carbon V1
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select+ RC, 160 mm, 42 mm offset
Color: Red
Rear Shock: Fox Float X Performance

DRIVETRAIN

Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100 SGS
Cassette: Shimano Deore M6100, 10–51t, 12-speed
Chain: Shimano Deore M6100
Crankset: Shimano SLX M7130, 30t
Shifter: Shimano SLX M7100
Brakes and Rotors: Shimano Deore M6120 four-piston, Shimano RT64, Center Lock (203 mm front, 180 mm rear)

COMPONENTS

Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS44/ZS56
Stem: Salsa Guide Trail 50 mm
Handlebar: Race Face Aeffect R 35, 780 mm width
Grips/Bar Tape: Salsa File Tread Lock-on
Seatpost: TranzX YSI05, Shimano MT500 lever, 30 mm travel adjust (SM 125 x 409 mm, MD 150 x 459 mm, LG 170 x 499 mm, XL 200 x 559 mm)
Saddle: WTB Volt 250 Steel, 250 x 135

WHEELS

Front Wheel: Shimano SLX M7110 15 x 110 hub, WTB KOM Trail i30 29" rim
Rear Wheel: Shimano SLX M7130 12 x 157 hub, WTB KOM Trail i30 29" rim
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5" front, Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4" rear, Maxx Grip/Maxx Terra, EXO+, TR

WEIGHT

Complete Bike Weight: 33 lbs 9 oz for Medium

*Specification and pricing subject to change without notice.

 

"WE KEPT COMING BACK TO THE BLACKTHORN’S POTENTIAL FOR ADVENTURE. NOT JUST BECAUSE ADVENTURE IS WHAT YOU DO ON A SALSA. BUT BECAUSE IT’S BUILT INTO THIS BIKE. THE STEADY, CONFIDENT DESCENDING, THE BURLY, RELIABLE FRAME AND THE LONG-HAUL-READY CLIMBING ARE MADE FOR BIG DAYS. EVEN SALSA’S CLEVER GEAR STRAP GIVES THE BLACKTHORN A LITTLE BACKCOUNTRY CACHET.”

- Beta MTB