While we can’t fully endorse the “one-bike-to-rule-them-all” concept, the Horsethief is probably about as close as we can suggest. The “just right” amounts of 120mm rear and 140mm front suspension match up well with the 29er wheel setup (though you could always choose to run 27.5 wheels if you’d like). The NX Eagle drivetrain provides a massive gear range for the ups and downs of trail life, while RockShox takes care of the bump absorption duties on both ends. 35mm uppers on the Revelation RC 140 fork provide excellent stiffness for on-trail stability, with reduced friction for excellent small bump compliance and mid-stroke support. In the rear, 120mm of Split Pivot® travel is managed by the proven RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock, with Solo Air™ and Sag Gradients™ for foolproof setup. One-bike-to-rule-them-all? With Horsethief, maybe…just maybe.
Salsa Horsetheif Carbon NX Eagle
- Carbon frame and seat stays featuring the Split Pivot suspension design with 120mm of efficient travel, remaining fully active under braking while supportive throughout its travel, paired with a 140mm suspension fork
- A short stem paired with long top tube, combined with a 67-degree head tube angle provides descending confidence, yet balances overall wheelbase length and slow speed maneuverability
- Two full-size bottle cage mounts fit inside the front triangle on all frame sizes. Pair with Anything Bracket and Rescue Roll for pack-free singletrack bliss
- Rear Flip chip adjusts head tube angle and bottom bracket height for terrain, wheel size, and personal preference
- Super Boost 157 x 12mm rear hub spacing combined with a standard width bottom bracket results in a 432mm chainstay length that’s 5mm shorter than previous-generations
- Spec’d with a 29 x 2.5’’ front and 2.4" rear wheel/tire combination, but can accommodate a range of additional sizes of 27.5 x 2.8 - 3.0" and 29 x 2.2 - 2.6’’