Hot on the heels of the Tour Divide, the race it was designed for, the latest Salsa Cutthroat now features SRAM UDH dropouts, an updated carbon fork, and fresh build kits. Check out the new 2025 Salsa Cutthroat here…

The Salsa Cutthroat is an ultra-endurance mixed-surface bike inspired by the Tour Divide. It was first released in 2015 and is always the most popular bike choice in our annual Tour Divide rig roundup. For example, this year, 25% of the 150 Tour Divide rig submissions we received were Cutthroats, and it’s a similar story every year. In 2019, Salsa updated the Cutthroat with a boost-spaced fork, more tire clearance, flat-mount brakes, and several other small design and geometry tweaks.

2025 Salsa Cutthroat

Beyond spec and color changes, today marks the first update in a number of years, and while it might not be the complete redesign some folks were hoping for, it still looks promising. So, what’s new? It’s no surprise to see the SRAM UDH compatibility on the 2025 Salsa Cutthroat, allowing for SRAM Transmission drivetrains. The Cutthroat’s carbon fork has been updated with a carbon steerer on all models, which they claim is 32% more compliant than the original. The fork has internal dynamo and brake routing, three-pack mounts, a 483mm axle-to-crown, and is backward compatible with all Cutthroat frames. They’ve also updated the abrasion-resistant plates on the fork and frame with a new material, helping protect the frame from mud and debris.

Aside from those small changes, the only other notable updates come in the form of paint jobs and build kits. The 2025 Salsa Cutthroat still has plenty of mounting options for cages, bags, and other accessories, the frame has clearance for 29 x 2.4″ tires with room for 29 x 3.0″ in the front, and it compatible with both 1x and 2x drivetrains as well as dropper posts.

  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat
  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat

2025 Salsa Cutthroat Geometry

*Measurements based on 29 x 2.2″ tires

Frame Size 52 54 56 58 60
Toptube Length 520 540 560 580 600
Seat tube (c-t) 356 419 508 559 584
Seat tube angle 74.50 74.25 74.25 74 73.75
Headtube length 90 98 127 154 175
Headtube angle 69 69 69 69 69
BB drop 70 70 70 70 70
Chainstay 445 445 445 445 445
Wheelbase 1050 1066 1091 1110 1129
Standover height 700 742 811 852 874
Stack 585 592 620 645 664
Reach 357 372 385 394 406
Axle to crown 483 483 483 483 483
Fork rake 51 51 51 51 51
  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat
  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat
  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat
  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat
  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat

2025 Salsa Cutthroat Rival GX AXS Transmission

Salsa is launching the updated Cutthroat with a brand new SRAM Rival GX AXS Transmission build, featuring a 1×12 Transmission drivetrain, Salsa Cowchipper bars, DT Swiss X1900 wheels, and 29 x 2.2″ Teravail Sparwood tires. It’s priced at $5,499 USD. Check out the complete build kit below and then head over to to see more.

  • Frame: 2025 Salsa Cutthroat
  • Fork: Salsa Cutthroat Deluxe
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX AXS Transmission
  • Cassette: SRAM XS-1275, 10-52T
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle, 34T
  • Shifter: SRAM Rival AXS Hydraulic
  • Rotors: SRAM CenterLine 160mm
  • Headset: FSA No.42/ACB
  • Stem: Salsa Guide
  • Handlebar: Salsa Cowchipper
  • Seatpost: TranzX 90mm dropper
  • Saddle: WTB SL8
  • Wheels: DT Swiss X1900
  • Tire: Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2″, Durable Casing
2025 Salsa Cutthroat

2025 Salsa Cutthroat Frameset

For those looking to build up a custom rig, the 2025 Salsa Cutthroat is also available as a frameset for $2,499 USD. That price includes the frame, new fork, and an FSA headset. Check it out here.

2025 Salsa Cutthroat
  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat
  • 2025 Salsa Cutthroat

Head over to or your local Salsa dealer to learn more.

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