QBP is the largest bicycle parts distributor in the US. Every year, they hold their SaddleDrive event to give bike shops a first look at the bikes, parts and gear that they stock with a focus on the brands that QBP owns like Salsa Cycles and Surly. Shown here are a few photos of 3 new Salsa bicycles for 2013: a limited edition (only 300 being made) El Mariachi, the Colossal (dedicated road bike with disc brakes, Ti frame) and the Beargrease (a 28.5 lbs racing snow bike). We only have a few feature highlights right now, but we’ll be adding more info (like pricing and availability) as we get it.
El Mariachi – Limited Edition
Only 300 being made. Made as a single speed only, no shifter cable braze-ons or derailleur hanger (uses Salsa’s Alternator dropouts).
Salsa Cycles Colossal – Road Bike with disc brakes
The road specific carbon fork was developed by Enve for Salsa for 140mm rotors (with cable actuated disc brakes). The Colossal sports Hed Belgium rims (blacked out w/new graphics). The rotors are SRAM HSX Centerlock rotors. The frame is double-butted seamless 3/2.5 ti. The tubes are shaped for the chainstays and seatstays to provide a smooth ride.