We’re super excited to get our hands on this new model from Salsa, the Woodsmoke. We usually write up our own little bit of information in this space but in this case Salsa’s website has done such a good, succinct job of describing the bike that we’ve simply copied and pasted their overview, below. All that’s left for us to say is that the bike is $2650 plus taxes, and that we have an 18″ (pictured above) built up and ready for a test ride anytime.
From Salsa’s site:
Woodsmoke is our multiple wheelsize-friendly hardtail capable of running 27.5+, 29”, or 29+ wheels. Ultra-short chainstays combined with carbon’s light weight and stiffness bring the best attributes of each wheelsize to life for new kinds of off-road action.
The ability to choose between the punchy grip and agility of 27.5+, the XC speed of 29”, or the momentum and rollover of 29+ put Woodsmoke at the pointy end of the spear in this new era of mountain biking and bikepacking.
Alternator 2.0 dropouts allow for multiple drivetrain options, and fitments throughout the frame and a large front triangle welcome all the gear you need for backcountry trips. Big wheels. Big plans. Big fast fun.