27.5-Inch Plus Wheel
Easy to get to know and multi-talented, Salsa’s Timberjack is equally at home pushing the limits on singletrack or bikepacking to places you’ve yet to discover. Its light, responsive, and durable aluminum frame features modern trail bike geometry and clearance for either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels and tires. Super short chainstays aid in nimble scrambling; up, down, and in and out of turns. Alternator dropouts facilitate diverse drivetrain setups. RockShox handles suspension up front with a 120mm-travel Judy TK Silver fork, while a pair of WTB Scraper i40 rims hold up to your trail aggression to let those 27.5 x 2.8-inch WTB Ranger tires serve up all the traction you could want. Timberjack NX1 offers a wide-range, 11-speed SRAM NX drivetrain with Tektro hydraulic brakes. This solid package further enhances the bike’s climbing talent and delivers powerful braking control so you can pin it and still swoop the hairpins.
The venerable Karate Monkey. When it comes to mountain riding, this bike brings everything you need to the experience and more. It's shod with 27.5 x 3.00 terrain-clawing Dirt Wizards for max traction on singletrack thanks to an aggressive tread pattern and cushy, wide footprint. But there's more to this agile trail runner's set of shoes — thanks to generous frame clearance, you can drop a set of 29-inch wheels in with up to a 2.50-inch tire if you desire something with less bite and similar roll-over capabilities. And, with Surly's Gnot Boost rear dropout spacing, you can comfortably run any kind of mountain bike hub: 10 x 135mm QR, 12 x 142mm, or 12 x 148mm Boost will all work in the Karate Monkey frame. Wheel choices aside, Surly built the updated Karate Monkey with a nod toward modern trail-bike geometry and includes internal dropper post routing, two or three bottle mounts (depending on size), threaded fender eyelets, and all the braze-ons you've come to expect from Surly for attaching racks, cages, and bags galore. Running gear consists of SRAMS's rock-solid NX 1x11 drivetrain with full-length external housing and Level hydraulic disc brakes for reliability when you need it most. Throw on a 140mm suspension fork and this all-rounder turns into a serious trail slayer. For what seems like a simple bike at first glance, the Karate Monkey offers much, much more. Listen to the Monkey and lose yourself in its ways.
Easy to get to know and multi-talented, Salsa’s Timberjack is equally at home pushing the limits on singletrack or bikepacking to places you’ve yet to discover. Its light, responsive, and durable aluminum frame features modern trail bike geometry and clearance for either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels and tires. Super short chainstays aid in nimble scrambling; up, down, and in and out of turns, while Alternator dropouts facilitate diverse drivetrain setups. RockShox handles suspension with a 120mm-travel Judy Gold fork, and a pair of 27.5+ Sun Ringle Duroc 45 rims hold up to your trail aggression to let those 2.8-inch Maxxis Recon tires serve up all the traction you could want. Timberjack SLX offers a wide-range, 11-speed Shimano SLX drivetrain with Race Face crankset and Deore hydraulic brakes. This workhorse package further enhances the bike’s climbing talent and delivers solid braking control so you can pin it and still swoop the hairpins.
The ECR is Surly's answer to those times when you just need to escape to the woods for a while to get away from the humdrum of life. Those familiar with this steel mule know it’s designed around plus tires, previously of the 29” variety. A fully loaded 29+ bike is an excellent way to explore and get away for a while… if you’re of a certain stature that is. For smaller riders, it poses several challenges though. And no one wants new problems when they’re in the woods trying to escape old ones. To solve this, Surly redesigned the smaller sizes of the ECR to work with 27.5+ while the larger sizes are still equipped with 29+. All you medium specimens out there get your pick of the litter as Surly's offering that size in both options. Other updates to the ECR include and are limited to: Gnot-Boost rear spacing and a killer new beige paint job. It retains the abundant accessory mounts that we all know and love like Surly Trip Guide for brakes and derailleurs, fender, rack, and Bill/Ted eyelets, and a Rohloff torque arm slot. The 27.5+ sizes also feature two sets of Three-Pack bosses. You’ve got lots of options to bring all your “necessities” with you and still have room for excess baggage if you’ve got it.
The Timberjack Ti absolutely owns all paths — wooded, skinny, and flowy, making you the master of every ride thanks to its multi-talented character. The frame is constructed from custom, top-shelf titanium with a fast-handling geometry to deliver the stiffness needed to whip through tight turns and accelerate with instant power, while super-short chainstays make it easy to lift over obstacles so you can stay with the flow. Run it as a 27.5+ with up to 3-inch tires for maximum fun, or go for efficiency with a 29er wheelset — with Salsa's Alternator Dropouts you get an impressive grip of wheelset and drivetrain options to suit your style and intention.
When it comes to having things your way, no bike is as accommodating as the Salsa Woodsmoke. The light carbon frame and ultra-short chainstays bring out the best of the 27.5+ wheel size for new kinds of off-road fun. A huge front triangle accepts large frame bags for bikepacking adventures, and internal shifter and dropper post routing ensures your bike's important parts work when they need to. Plus, if you're looking for a truly quiver-killing bike, the Woodsmoke will accept 29er and 29 Plus wheel/tire set-ups! A SRAM X01 drivetrain rips through gears with speed and precision, and SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes are paired with 180mm rotors to keep you out of trouble on crazy-fast descents. Big wheels. Big plans. Big fast fun.
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