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Salsa Cycles launch two new bikes – the Cassidy and Blackthorn

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Salsa Cycles launch two new bikes – the Cassidy and Blackthorn

At this time Salsa Cycles has launched two new bikes, the all-mountain Blackthorn and the Enduro focussed Cassidy. They each share the disgrace body profiting from the model’s new Cut up Pivot+ suspension platform which permits the rider to extend or lower the bikes journey, making it potential to show the Cassidy right into a Blackthorn and vice versa.

The Blackthorn is Salsa Cycles’ new path/all-mountain bike geared up with 140mm of journey on the rear and 160mm on the entrance.

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As for the geometry, the top angle sits at 64.6° with a 76.5° seat tube angle. It will get 432mm chainstays (with clearance for as much as a 29 x 2.6″ tyre) and a flip-chip which slackens the top angle by .3° and modifications the BB top by 4mm to accommodate 650b+ wheels.

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Sharing a body with the Blackthorn, the more durable hitting Cassidy comes with 165mm of rear suspension journey and a 180mm fork. Due to this fact the geometry differs barely. The Cassidy sees in a 63.8° head angle, a 75.7° seat tube angle but additionally will get 432mm chainstays. The Cassidy additionally advantages from the flip-chip which impacts the bike in the identical manner because the Blackthorn, and each bikes get tremendous increase rear spacing.

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Making the body particular is Salsa Cycles’ new Cut up Pivot+ suspension design. Cut up Pivot+ has allowed Salsa’s engineers to create one body that may be tailored to a special suspension class. For instance, the Blackthorn will be boosted to change into a Cassidy by swapping out the management and clevis hyperlinks, in addition to the shock and the fork. It will work the alternative manner too.

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In addition to the intelligent Cut up Pivot+ suspension design, the body comes with a plethora of neat methods. One in every of which is an built-in strap location that is protected with a moulded protector so you possibly can strap spares to your bike securely and with out the fear of scratching your body.

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The body has house for a water bottle too, and there are three-pack mounts on the down tube which might accommodate a big water bottle on the decrease pair and a pump on the higher pair. There are additionally mounts on the highest tube for an EXP Collection Direct Mount Prime Tube Bag and Ok-Edge Prime Tube mount for bike computer systems.

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Every body provides inside cable routing, together with routing for a rear shock lockout. There is a threaded BB and the top tube makes use of a ZS44/56 customary for ease of upkeep and to widen the vary of headset selections. 

An added bonus is that each bikes get further downtube, chainstay and seat keep safety with abrasion guards in key areas to forestall abrasion.

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Variations come primarily within the fashions which can be out there. The Blackthorn is available in seven totally different builds together with alloy and carbon body solely builds with two alloy full builds and three carbon full builds.

Whereas the Cassidy solely will get three full builds, together with one alloy and two body solely kits in carbon or alloy.

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Each the Cassidy and Blackthorn are available 4 body sizes from S as much as XL and so they are available carbon and alloy choices.

The bikes can be found as body solely beginning at $2,100 (round £1,640) for each bikes. Full builds begin at $3,200 (£2,500ish) for the Blackthorn and $3,900 (approx £3,050) for the Cassidy and high out at $6,100 and $7,500 (£4,750 and £5,850).

For the Clevis hyperlink wanted to alter the journey, Salsa Cycles are asking for $150 (approx £120).

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