Saturday, October 22, 2011

Salsa El Mariachi Frameset Package

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!

4 comments:

Captain Bob said...

So hot! Sure wish it was mine....but....

Wally said...

I love the green frame. I might have to take one of those off your hands just to have it and as a future project.

Not sure about the Whiskey fork....need to ponder that or get a shot at riding one.

james said...

Does the Whisky fork provide a better/more forgiving ride than the steel fork Salsa specs for the frame

Victor's Adventures said...

Looks like you can mae it simple single speed or multi geared. Fun FUN!!