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2016 Salsa Line Up and SaddleDrive Tradeshow Report!!

QBP's Saddle Drive trade show in Ogden, UT was where the 2016 Salsa bike lineup was unveiled - in a truly epic setting!
Cyclova XC had the honor of being included in a couple hundred of the nation's top bike shops at Saddle Drive - to check out new products from several top niche bike brands including Salsa, Foundary, Surly, All City, and many accessory brands - all of these brands are available at Cyclova XC!
All City threw a great party at the "Kokomo Lounge" in Ogden to unveil their new road bike - the updated Mr. Pink!
First thing on Monday morning, I was on hand for the official 2016 Product Line Unveiling.  Here, Salsa Global Sales Manager Benton Hunt walks retailers through the product line.
Having literally invented the modern "Adventure Bicycle" category, Salsa continues to be the industry leader in Adventure bikes.  Here is a prototype 2016 Salsa CutThroat ridden to a 3rd place finish in the 2015 Tour Divide Race (a 2745 mile unsupported adventure race from British Columbia to Mexico on the Continental Divide) by Jay Petervary

The Cut Throat is a ultralight brother to the Salsa Fargo - a drop bar ultra-tough adventure bike built around the 29" wheel platform, designed to carry gear.  Quite possibly the most versatile bike on the planet... 
The Salsa Pony Rustler was arguably the hottest bike of the show - for good reason.  The Pony Rustler is a confidence inspiring, all mountain bike with Boost equipped 27.5" wheels.  This thing climbs surprisingly well and manhandles the descents & technical features like no-body's business!  The new 2016 Horsethief is the same frame design, except built around the 29" wheel platform. 

I am very excited about the 2016 Salsa BlackBorrow & Mukluk product line ups - which you'll find extensively at Cyclova XC yet this Autumn!  The Blackborrow features full 100mm width rims with 5" tires and is the ultimate back country expedition bike - snow, sand, or mud.  The new 2016 Mukluk gets a full update with all new frame geometry and sticks with 4" tires. 
The 2016 Salsa Beargrease line has been expanded to include more models, greater value, and an incredible lower entry level price point - with the Beargrease's tried and trued frame materials and geometry.  As I've discovered on my own - the Beargrease is a fabulous year round mountain bike - one that rivals the speed & weight of any xc mountain bike.  The new Beargrease X5 comes in at the incredible low pricepoint of $1599, while the Beargrease X7 (full carbon frame & fork) comes in at an incredible $2699.99!  You will see a whole lot of Beargrease bikes coming through Cyclova XC this year. 
Cyclova XC has already seen a couple of Salsa Bucksaw's come through the shop - including the above 2016 Carbon Bucksaw!  The Bucksaw is an incredibly fast, confidence inspiring, full suspension fat bike.  After the first time riding it, I described it as a "Formula 1 Bulldozer" - as it's wicked fast, yet you can plow over anything with it.  Come check out the Beargrease at Cyclova XC!
2016 Salsa bikes will begin arriving at Cyclova XC yet this Summer / Autumn.  While we will have deep inventory in key models, it may be necessary to special order others early (such as the very special limited edition Salsa Deadwood) - while supplies last.  To inquire about any Salsa bikes, stop on by Cyclova XC or email frank@cyclovaxc.com!  Stay tuned for more specific details and reviews on 2016 Salsa bike models!

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