We like Salsa's El Mariachi. It's reasonably light, rides well, looks great, and is reasonably priced. We like Whisky's new Carbon 29er fork. It's also reasonably light, rides well, looks great, and is reasonably priced. We also really Cane Creek 40 headsets. They are reasonably light, work well, look great, and are reasonably priced.
Seeing a trend here? All stuff we like, and all stuff that works. All of these seemed like they'd go really well as a package together. Turns out they do!
Here's the deal, $975 for frame, fork, and headset. (Pictured stem not included, but it a fine choice!) These are in stock in most sizes, and we have forks in both gloss and matte finish available. The 19" frame set below is assembled and ready to be shipped out. Compared to many other option out there that's a steal.
Cane Creek's Inset upper headset paired with an external 1.5" matches up well aesthetically with the El Mar's giant 44mm head tube. This is what allows the use of tapered steer tube rigid and suspension forks.
I really like the green on this bike. The accent bright green really makes the color pop. Overall it's an understated color though.
For use as a single speed tensioner, or to dial in the ride characteristics of a geared bike, Salsa's Alternator dropouts are my favorite dropout ever. Clean and simple, they work very well, and look great. This bike would be gorgeous set up as a rigid single speed or geared gravel and mtb rocket.
This package cuts a mean figure. As seen in Mike's bike featured in yesterday's post, these can be built into incredible things! Give us a call and let us help you onto one of these fine steeds today!
A reminder of our Fall Gravel Tour ride tomorrow. We'll meet in Dennison MN at 12pm for a roll out start. The weather looks to be ideal, we hope you all can join us!