Salsa's amazing 2016 Cutthroat!
CutthroatThe new Cutthroat 29er is an evolution of Salsa’s Fargo drop bar mountain bike, and was designed specifically to stand up to the demands of the 2,745-mile, self-supported Tour Divide mountain bike race from Banff, Alberta, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Salsa launched the bike at the 2015 Tour Divide, where it was raced to a second-place finish by Jay Petervary. The Cutthroat features shortened chainstays to give it a more nimble ride than the Fargo, yet one that’s still stable enough to be forgiving to a sleep-deprived racer on a multi-day vision quest. It maximizes front triangle space for cargo, and Salsa’s Woodchipper bars sport flared drops and more options for places to rest tired hands. The Firestarter carbon fork is the same as that on the Fargo, and the bike has mounts for Salsa Anything cages, which can hold round items like Nalgenes, rolls, or sleeping pads. The Cutthroat also features Class 5 VRS technology. It’s available as a frameset for $1,999, and goes up to $3,999 built with a SRAM Rival 1x11 drivetrain with a wide-range, 10-42 cassette