Salsa Cycles: 2020 Steel Bike Line

Salsa Cycles: 2020 Steel Bike Line

Salsa Cycles (United States) - Press Release: Steel is an indispensable part of the Salsa lineup—it always has been. Some of our most legendary models have been crafted from CroMoly, and our 2020 steel all-road bikes carry on that legacy.

These are bikes built to carry you to far-off places with the comfort and ride quality that only steel can provide. They’re built to shine in adverse conditions and to provide you with a lifetime of ride experiences. They’re versatile enough to be in their element virtually anywhere, be it the local park for your first overnighter or parked on the ferry in Puerto Yungay halfway down the Carretera Austral.

What makes our steel offering so special? 

  • CroMoly tubing designed by Salsa to make the most of steel’s unique ride quality on each bike
  • Room for large tires, because the only sure thing about unpredictable terrain is that you’ll encounter it at some point
  • Enough cargo and accessory mounts to make anything possible


Equipped with these features and new colors and specifications, our latest steel bikes are purpose-built to help you forge adventures.

Fargo Apex 1 - $2,199:

Our rugged gravel and bikepacking machine now has a hot new color and Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2” tubeless-ready tires, with minimal rolling resistance for covering more miles. Fargo still offers the streamlined and reliable shifting of SRAM’s Apex 1 groupset. Our venerable and versatile Alternator v1.5 dropouts allow for multiple hub sizes as well as single speed and belt drive capability. With capacity for 27.5 plus, 29", and 29 plus wheels and tires, you can swap your setup according to the terrain. It all comes together in a package that’s uniquely suited to backcountry odysseys on singletrack, doubletrack, gravel, and more.

Fargo Steel Frameset - $999:

The Fargo steel frameset features our Cobra Kai CroMoly tubeset, split-able Alternator v1.5 dropouts, and our feature-rich Firestarter 110 Deluxe fork. The Fargo steel frameset lets you build the expedition bike of your dreams with the comfortable ride quality of CroMoly.

Fargo Ti Frameset – $2,799:

The premium Titanium version of our Fargo frameset features a 3/2.5 seamless tubeset, split-able Alternator v1.5 dropouts, and our feature-rich Firestarter 110 Deluxe fork. Fargo Ti brings the amazing ride quality of titanium to the mixed surface, bikepacking world of the Fargo.

Vaya GRX 600 - $2,299:

Our prime steel candidate for any-road adventures has a fresh coat of paint and now comes with a Shimano GRX groupset that provides the refined ride experience of Shimano’s latest component technology. Also new are the Teravail Cannonball 700c x 38 mm tubeless-ready tires, which offer solid footing for mixed-terrain adventures. This all-arounder rides well loaded or unloaded, so you can enjoy the lively feel of steel on everything from gravel rides to light-and-fast overnighters.

Vaya Frameset – $999:

The Vaya frameset's CroMoly steel tubing is paired with a Waxwing fork for a delightful ride quality. This frameset is the perfect foundation for a highly capable all-road or light touring bike.

Marrakesh Sora - $1,799:

Our world-touring rig is ready when you are—just load it up and leave. Marrakesh now comes in a new colorway and with Shimano Sora shifters linked to a 3 x 9 drivetrain to deliver all the gear range you need for conquering mountain passes. Also new are the reliable Teravail Rampart 700c x 42 mm tubeless-ready tires, which are your best friends when you don’t know what the road ahead looks like. With the durability and comfort of the all-steel Marrakesh, you’re free to roam far and wide.

Marrakesh Frameset – $799:

The Marrakesh frameset is perfect for building a touring bike designed to explore the world. The Cobra Kai CroMoly tubeset gives it the comfort and durabillity of steel, while the Marrakesh geometry keeps the ride stable and predictable when heavily loaded. Add racks, fenders, and gear, then go chase your dreams.

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