Salsa Cutthroat Review: 983,000 Revolutions.51 Aug 28 Logan Watts / bikes
Without much ground truth beta, we handpicked the Salsa Cutthroat to scout an off-pavement bikepacking trip across Cuba — a decision based on scattered intel, topographical maps, satellite imagery, and logical thinking. In spite of our planning, we misjudged the terrain. But what about the bike?
Dylan Taylor’s American Trail Race Rig7 Jun 15 Logan Watts / gear-lists
Dylan Taylor is currently leading the American Trail Race and after 14 days he’s just about halfway through the 5,148 mile route. We caught up with Dylan to inquire about his bike, gear kit, and race experience so far…
Indiana Schulz’s American Trail Race Rig17 Jun 13 Logan Watts / gear-lists
After just 12 days, Indiana Schulz is almost halfway through the 5,000 mile American Trail Race from North Carolina to Oregon. We intercepted Indy just outside the Smoky Mountains to learn more about his gear kit and trip so far…
Instruments of Adventure7 Jun 12 Bjorn Olson / video
Instruments of Adventure is an incredible new film by Bjørn Olson and crew that gets to the heart of why we set out into the wild hinterlands…
Salsa Deadwood SUS Review: This bike is for…11 May 11 Logan Watts / bikes
Aside from those strapping 29×3” tires, Deadwood “the sequel” SUS shares just one similarity with the original steel dropbar bike of the same name — it makes folks wonder. We took the 29+ Deadwood SUS on flow trails, dirt roads, gnarly singletrack, and into the backcountry trying to make heads or tails of this curiosity…
Salsa Warbird Review: An Underbiking truce.26 Mar 16 Logan Watts / bikes
Back in the fall Logan and Joe borrowed a pair of Salsa Warbirds to ride the Green Mountain Gravel Growler. Here are their thoughts on the bike after a week of riding gravel, dirt tracks, plenty of singletrack… and Vermont’s infamous Class 4 roads.
Across Cuba… the bad way.37 Mar 6 Logan Watts / stories
After just a single day into our Cuba traverse, we unanimously agreed that the route should be named ‘La Ruta Mala’, or ‘the bad way’. That’s quite a contradiction considering that our bikepacking trip across The Pearl of The Antilles would turn out to be a beautiful and fantastic adventure. But, then again, it took less than 24 hours to realize that Cuba is brimming with anomaly.
Salsa Woodsmoke Review (29+ GX): Space Oddity44 Sep 14 Logan Watts / bikes
The latest progeny in Salsa’s eccentric lineup is aimed to bridge the gap between trail ninja and adventure rig. In addition to a fair share of trail rides, we took the Woodsmoke 29+ GX1 on a 1,000km expedition in Kyrgyzstan to see if it lives up to its pedigree…
First Look: Salsa Timberjack, Fargo 27.5+ & the New Mukluk19 Jul 27 Logan Watts / bikes
At this weeks Saddledrive, with the introduction of a bikepacking bag kit, two new bikes, and major upgrades to several existing models, Salsa hammered their stake a little deeper in the Adventure cycling category. Here’s our first ride impressions on the Fargo 27.5+, the affordable Timberjack, and the redesigned carbon Mukluk…
Salsa Pony Rustler Review: Smarten up, dumb down.29 Jul 6 Logan Watts / bikes
Lines ignored. Corners railed. Roots degreased. Rock gardens manicured. Are trails being over-tamed by full-suspension plus tire bikes such as the Salsa Pony Rustler? Preface: this article is one part opinion, two parts review…
Josh Kato’s 2016 Tour Divide Rig: A Cutthroat Gear List26 Jun 6 Josh Kato / gear-lists
Last year, Josh Kato hauled 48 pounds (21.8kg) worth of kit on his record breaking Tour Divide. This year, he dropped the total gear weight by 11 pounds (5kg). Will it help him break last year’s record? We’ll have to wait until Friday to follow along. Here’s Josh’s full kit, down to the sawed off toothbrush.
Tour Divide Training: Douglas-fir, Pie & Whitesnake.14 Mar 29 Josh Kato / plog
Is there a proper way to train for a 2,745 mile self-supported bike race? Josh Kato, last year’s record breaking winner of the Tour Divide, thinks so… and it involves hair metal, donuts, and nary a single trip to the gym.