SALSA CUTTHROAT

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Salsa Cutthroat

The World’s leading adventure racing bike

Inspired by the needs of ultra endurance races such as the Tour Divide, which traces the Rockies from Canada to the Mexican border, the Salsa Cutthroat was designed for the longest distance races over the widest possible spectrum of surfaces and gradients.  But to pigeon hole it as an adventure racing bike is to sell the Cutthroat short – the latest Cutthroat is not simply a drop-bar mountain bike, as it blends the frameset geometries of both MTB and gravel biking, and has been comprehensively updated to take advantage of the latest component development, and build on Salsa’s unrivaled experience to deliver even greater capability and versatility.  Which is remarkable when you consider that the original Cutthroat was in every sense of the word a winning bike already.

The redesigned Cutthroat drop-bar mountain bike and gravel frameset offers more stability and compliance in a package that’s equally at home bikepacking on remote doubletrack, taking the occasional singletrack shortcut, or conquering a gravel race. Build it into the all-day, mixed-surface bike you’ve always wanted. If aggressive gravel riding and/or fast, efficient bikepacking is your game, the new Cutthroat is the ideal playmate. Bicycling Magazine

The Cutthroat offers more stability and compliance in a package that’s equally at home bikepacking on remote doubletrack, taking the occasional singletrack shortcut, or conquering a gravel race. And the staff at Epic Cycles can vouch personally for its brilliance in all of these scenarios!

The Cutthroat’s carbon frame and fork soak up road or trail chatter so you can stay in the saddle as long as you need to, whether your destination is around the next bend, over the next pass, or through the night. Cutthroat’s unique ride characteristics make it equal parts gravel and mountain bike, so it’s ready to ride wherever you point it. The Cutthroat’s unique drop-bar mountain bike geometry delivers a stable ride no matter what’s under your tyres – in essence, this is an ultra-endurance bike ready to take you farther than you ever thought you could go.

Salsa dramatically improved the aesthetics of the Cutthroat. It’s a really handsome bike with sleeker lines than those on v1. And you can clearly see that the cargo capability has improved with the latest version, too. It has a bigger frame triangle and all the mounting points you could hope for—in all the right places.  What you can’t see is how this bike performs in comparison to its predecessor, a bike many folks might have thought was already perfect. Considering I rode the v1 Cutthroat three years ago, it’s challenging to pit one against the other on the ride alone, but I’m happy to report my love for the Cutthroat platform was once again rekindled. It’s truly the most comfortable and stable drop-bar bike I’ve ridden to date, and it still feels fast. Bikepacking.com

The Salsa Cutthroat V2 includes so many updates and new features, that it is difficult to pick out the main ones – it was already endowed with a carbon fibre layup that offers the best shock absorption on the market for truly rough ground, but the revised geometry, with a 69° head tube angle and longer wheelbase for greater stability for long days on any surface, additional cargo mounts (together with a new custom fit bag), and options for both 1x and 2x drivetrains must count amongst them; alongside the hugely impressive new fork, that offers over 30% more compliance over its predecessor.

This bike is fast and doesn’t much care for going slow.Point this bike down a fire road and just put the pedal down and this bike gives so much back when you lean into it.While the Cutthroat is pigeon-holed as drop bar MTB specifically for the tour divide, I feel that the Cutthroat could easily service as a cross bike for someone who isn’t racing sanctioned races. It is an amazing bike if you want a light and efficient bike to cross town on that is still plenty capable when the pavement ends.  The Radavist

Over the last decade Salsa’s knowledge, experience and capabilities in the world of hravel and adventure racing have been channeled into the development of their Class 5 (referring to the class of ‘road’ their bikes are designed to tackle) Vibration Reduction System (VRS) carbon fibre that is now used in all Cutthroat and Warbird models.  The result is class leading shock absorption over the most challenging on surfaces, leading to greater comfort, control and lower levels of fatigue.

Cutthroat v2 Highlights

Quite simply, the World’s most successful ultra-endurance race bike just got even better:

  • HIGH MODULUS CARBON FIBRE FRAME:  100 grams frame weight savings while adding new features
    The Class 5™ Vibration Reduction System revolves around seatstays with a tall, thin, vertically-oriented profile that promotes vertical compliance by allowing the seatstays to “flex” outwards on impacts. Horizontally-oriented chainstays work to resist torque and maintain a laterally stiff rear end. The lack of seatstay and chainstay bridges allows the full length of the stays to contribute to flexibility. A rear thru-axle delivers precise tracking while allowing the seatstays to provide incredible compliance
  • REDESIGNED FORK:  With 32% more compliance over the previous-generation Cutthroat fork and new abrasion-resistant plates in high-wear areas, the new Cutthroat Carbon fork is designed for the rigors of rides that cover multiple road surfaces in unpredictable conditions
  • INTERIOR INJECTION CONTROL MOLDING TECHNOLOGY:  Salsa use interior molds at all of the main front triangle junctions during layup and curing. This allows for precise control of wall thickness and inner-wall smoothness in these areas. This process increases compaction and reduces voids and wrinkles in critical high-stress zones. The end result is a top-quality carbon frame that delivers consistent high performance
  • UNIQUE CUTTHROAT GEOMETRY:  Salsa have updated their drop bar mountain bike geometry with a 69° head tube angle for a longer wheelbase that provides supreme stability over long days on any surface. 445 mm chainstays with Class 5 VRS will get you through everything from remote two-track gravel roads to technical singletrack trails, with the efficiency and comfort that endurance riders need to keep at it day after day. Cutthroat is designed for optimized fit with the Salsa Cowchipper or Woodchipper Bars
  • TOUR DIVISE INSPIRED FEATURES:  Designed for maximum frame bag volume on every size. Stay hydrated with room for three bottles on 54–60 cm frames (two bottles on 52 cm frames). The top tube bag mount makes mid-ride refueling easy, and the two Three-Pack mounts on the fork offer extra capacity for gear or water. The Cutthroat carbon fork has internal wire routing for dynamo hub lighting systems. Abrasion-resistant plates reduce frame and fork wear cause by mud and debris
  • MASSIVE TYRE CLEARANCE:  Fits 29″ x 2.4″ tires, plus the mud you are likely to encounter in multi-day endurance races (and abrasion-resistant plates on the fork minimize the damage that mud can cause).  Please note that the Cutthroat is not designed for 27.5″ wheels.
  • ROAD BOOST DRIVETRAIN:  A road drivetrain paired with a mountain boost crank creates the best drivetrain and tire clearance for the unique needs of a drop-bar bike with 29” wheels.  Either 1x mechanical-compatible using mountain boost cranks (max 40t chainring) and a road drivetrain in all other areas, or 2x mechanical-compatible using Race Face mountain boost cranks and Easton direct-mount chainrings (max 50/34t, complete bikes ship with 46/30t) and a road drivetrain in all other areas.  Shimano Di2 (1x and 2x) and SRAM eTap AXS 1x compatible.
  • CUTTHROAT DIRECT-MOUNT FRAME BAG:  This pack mounts to the frame via thumb screws for tool-free attachment and removal. This also creates a streamlined look and prevents wear from strap rub. Made from waterproof fabrics and water-resistant construction, the Cutthroat Direct-Mount Frame Pack comes in five sizes to match Cutthroat frame sizing perfectly
  • MULTIPLECARGON AND BOTTLE CARRYING OPTIONS: Capable of carrying four (52 cm frames) or five (54–60 cm frames) bottles with Three-Pack Mounts on the fork. Mounts for Top Tube Bags and two accessory mounts on the underside of the downtube provide space for fuel, water bottle, or toolpacks. Cutthroat Direct Mount Frame Pack provides ample capacity across all frame sizes, and front and rear rack mounts offer endless options for carrying cargo

As well as the range of Salsa factory built full bikes, we are also able to offer a full custom specification with the Cutthroat; starting with a bare frameset we can build you a full bike using components of your choice.

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Salsa Cutthroat – Factory Builds

Salsa Cutthroat Apex 1

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Salsa Cutthroat V2 carbon frame and fork
  • Groupset:  SRAM Apex 1x Mechanical Disc
  • Wheelset:  WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 32H with Teravail Sparwood tyres – available with our famous Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices.

FRAME: Cutthroat Carbon V2
FORK: Cutthroat Carbon V2
HEADSET: Cane Creek 40
BB: Press Fit BB92, 41 x 92 mm
HANDLEBAR: Salsa Cowchipper
GRIPS: MSW Anti-Slip Gel
STEM: Salsa Guide
LEVERS: SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical
BRAKES: TRP Spyre-C, 160 mm
CRANKSET: Race Face Ride, DM 36t chainring
CHAIN: SRAM PC 1110
CASSETTE: SRAM PG 1130, 11–42t
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM Apex 1
WHEELS: WTB Serra Hub, WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 32h, 110 x 15/148 x 12mm
SADDLE: WTB Volt Sport
SEAT POST: Salsa Guide 27.2mm
SEAT CLAMP: Salsa
TYRES: Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2″ Durable, Tubeless Ready

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £2850 – but to receive our own simply unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

Salsa Cutthroat GRX 600

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Salsa Cutthroat V2 carbon frame and fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano GRX 600 2x Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset:  WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 32H with Teravail Sparwood tyres – available with our famous Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices.

FRAME: Cutthroat Carbon V2
FORK: Cutthroat Carbon V2
HEADSET: Cane Creek 40
BB: Press Fit BB92, 41 x 92 mm
HANDLEBAR: Salsa Cowchipper Deluxe
GRIPS: MSW Anti-Slip Gel
STEM: Salsa Guide
LEVERS: Shimano GRX 600 Hydro
BRAKES: Shimano GRX 400 Hydro, RT66 160 mm
CRANKSET: Race Face Ride w/ Easton DM 46/30t chainrings
CHAIN: Shimano HG601-11
CASSETTE: Shimano HG700-11, 11-34t
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX 810
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX 810
WHEELS: WTB Serra Hub, WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 32h, 110 x 15/148 x 12mm
SADDLE: WTB Volt Comp
SEAT POST: Salsa Guide Deluxe 27.2mm
SEAT CLAMP: Salsa
TYRES: Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2″ Durable, Tubeless Ready

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £3300 – but to receive our own simply unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

Salsa Cutthroat GRX 810 1x

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Salsa Cutthroat V2 carbon frame and fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano GRX 810 1x Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset:  DT Swiss X 1900 Spline with Teravail Sparwood tyres – available with our famous Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices.

FRAME: Cutthroat Carbon V2
FORK: Cutthroat Carbon V2
HEADSET: Cane Creek 40
BB: Press Fit BB92, 41 x 92 mm
HANDLEBAR: Salsa Cowchipper Deluxe
GRIPS: MSW Anti-Slip Gel
STEM: Salsa Guide
LEVERS: Shimano GRX 810 Hydro
BRAKES: Shimano GRX 810 Hydro, RT76 160 mm
CRANKSET: Race Face Turbine w/ Race Face DM 36t chainring
CHAIN: Shimano HG601-11
CASSETTE: Shimano HG700-11, 11-42t
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX 812
WHEELS: DT Swiss X 1900 Spline, 110 x 15/148 x 12mm
SADDLE: WTB Volt Race
SEAT POST: Salsa Guide Deluxe 27.2mm
SEAT CLAMP: Salsa
TYRES: Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2″ Durable, Tubeless Ready

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £4200 – but to receive our own simply unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

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