Salsa’s new Rangefinder hardtails are fun and affordable

Salsa Rangefinder will bring mountain biking greatness to the masses

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Salsa Announces New Rangefinder Line


The Salsa Rangefinder is the newest addition to it’s expanding adventure and hardtail catalog. The new hardtail sits next to the Timberjack with an affordable price, modern trail geometry and lots of great build choices. The Rangefinder looks to make the mountains and trails more accessible to the masses without compromising ride quality and feel.

2020 Salsa RangerFinder


Rangefinder, a new hardtail MTB platform from camp at Salsa. The rangefinder is Salsa’s new confidence-building trail hardtail, designed to deliver thrills on local singletrack or venture into unknown territory without hesitation. The alloy hardtail boasts modern geometry and spec – the Salsa Rangefinder looks to bring mountain biking greatness to the masses.


Salsa RangerFinder Highlights

  • 6061-T6 alloy frame 
  • Boost QR 141 rear spacing 
  • Internal routing for brakes, dropper, and shifting
  • Room for up to 27.5×3.0 or 29×2.6 tires 
  • 120mm travel fork with lockout 
  • Salsa EXP series mounts for easy exploration outfitting 
  • 5 Sizes to choose from XS-XL 


Geometry and Ride

On paper, the RangeFinder trail geometry looks fantastic for tackling technical terrain, with a short stem and a long top tube. The 63-degree head tube and 439mm chainstays allow for nimble handling without compromise in the climbing department. We’re eager to see how the RangeFinder will stack up against the others in the Salsa line. 

Salsa Rangefinder Pricing

  • Rangefinder SX Eagle 29 MSRP $1299
  • Rangefinder SX Eagle 27.5+ MSRP $1299
  • Rangefinder Deore 29 MSRP $1099
  • Rangefinder Deore 27.5+ MSRP $1099

 


2020 Salsa Timberjack


2020 Timberjack models; Timberjack is a trail hardtail built to tackle a wide range of trail types. It is for riders seeking a fun, predictable, and adaptable all-arounder for exploring trails near and far. The Timberjack hardtail now comes in multiple model levels and colors, in both 29er and 27.5+ wheel sizes, all of which now feature dropper seatposts: (Note: these Timberjack additions feature new colorways, graphics, and specs, but not a frameset redesign.)


Salsa Timberjack Highlights

  • 130mm travel suspension fork  
  • 6061-T6 alloy frame 
  • 67.4-degree headtube 
  • Internal routing for brakes, dropper, and shifting
  • 420-437mm chainstays allow for tuneable ride quality 
  • Room for up to 27.5 X 3.0 or 29 X 2.6 tire 
  • 120mm forks 
  • Salsa EXP series mounts for easy exploration outfitting 
  • 5 Sizes to choose from XS-XL 

 

Pricing 2020 Salsa Timberjack 

  • Timberjack XT 29 MSRP $1999
  • Timberjack XT 27.5+ MSRP $1999
  • Timberjack SLX 29 MSRP $1699
  • Timberjack SLX 27.5+ MSRP $1699

For more infomation check out: Salsacycles.com



About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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