Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hey Bruce...what do you ride???
I have been asked that a lot and I realized I hadn't, up to this point, really shared in the blog! Well...here goes...for a mountain bike, I ride the brand new 2011 SALSA EL MARIACHI. As a SALSA dealer, we here at UNO Bicycle Studio are big, big fans of this brand! SALSA is known for it's quality bikes and awesome price points! You need a new rig? This is a brand that can compete with anyone. As you can see it is indeed...a Singlespeed. I am a BIG Singlespeed fan and for some reason may need to be tortured to ride a geared mountain bike! This is a 29er steel frame with some really slick dropouts that work like a slider. The tubing is the brand spankin' new...KUNG FU tubing! The bike for 2011 is stiffer than it's previous year model which rally shines out on the trail. The really cool thing about this bike is that it will accept gears or single without having to change the dropouts at all. So, if you like gears or if your like me, a singlespeed junkie, this bike does both...flawlessly. The bike is equipped with a Niner carbon fork, FSA ORBIT headset (in white!!), DT SWISS 240 Singlespeed rear hub with 10mm through axle, with a DT SWISS 240 hub,with 9mm through axle up front. The rims on the bike are the very slick looking NO TUBES ZTR FLOW's in white! It has a TRUVATIV NOIR Singlespeed crank with a Surly rear cog, TRUVATIV World Cup Stem and Holzfeller bars, ESI latex grips (love these!), THOMSON Elite setback post, FIZIK ARIONE CX saddle, MAGURA MARTA SL brakes (in blue!!!), and a NO TUBES CROW rear tire, with a GEAX SAGUARO tire up front, and lastly, but not leastly...SHIMANO XT SPD pedals! Whew. I LOVE THIS BIKE. Did I mention that this thing sells for $599 for the frame! Did I also mention that my bike pictured here weighs in at 21.34 Lbs! This is a steel frame folks! Did I also, also mention you can also add a matching "Bomb Pop Blue" rigid fork for $110 if you are so inclined. The Studio will also stock a complete geared version for $1750, with 10 speed drivetrain! HELLO! Those are coming to the Studio very soon! Anyway...here are some pics! OLE!!! (What do I ride for a road bike? More on that later!)