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08 Salsa El Mariachi Complete

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29’ers may be all the rage, but in our humble opinion, this is far from a ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ type trend. Big wheels smooth out the trail surface, offer gobs of traction, and roll like there is no tomorrow.

Our El Mariachi Complete is a great bike value using a versatile frameset. Start with our stock 1 x 9 build and we guarantee you’ll enjoy the ride.

The El Mariachi frameset is crafted of True Temper OX Platinum tubing and uses a Bushnell eccentric bottom bracket. As a 29’er, its larger wheels smooth out the bumps and offer a premium in traction. The geometry is dialed, providing excellent handling and maneuverability in the woods. El Mariachi rides as a mountain bike should and not like some oversized circus freak (nothing against circus freaks, mind you).

While we’ve spec’d the bike as a 9-speed, its eccentric bottom bracket lets you convert to a singlespeed setup with ease. El Mariachi delivers versatility, but we encourage you to give our 1 x 9 drivetrain a shot first. It works for us and we believe it will work for you.

Our matching CroMoto Grande fork delivers sure tracking while its True Temper OX Platinum construction soaks up the harsh stuff. A rigid fork on a 29’er keeps the weight down while letting the wheels smooth out the terrain.

The selected build is a no-compromise list of parts that work. SRAM’s X.9 shifter and rear derailleur deliver crisp, clean shifting. FSA’s V-Drive crankset uses a polycarbonate bashguard to keep its single 32-tooth chainring intact. Avid FR-5 brake levers and BB-7 mechanical disc brakes offer simple setup, excellent performance, and minimal maintenance. A WTB Rocket V Race saddle with Salsa embroidery keeps the hindquarters both happy and stylish while WTB WeirWolf LT 2.55” tires deliver traction and bump absorption on the trail.

We top all this off with a bunch of Salsa details that are often overlooked by the larger bike companies. Our Pepperjack grips and Pro Moto 11 degree flat bar give your hands the perfect perch. The Shaft seatpost makes saddle adjustments a cinch, while the Semi 29’er Disc rims (laced to Shimano XT hubs) fill out those tires nicely. A painted-to-match CroMoto SUL stem, Flip-Offs skewers, and a Lip-Lock seat collar are the icing on the cake. Can you say ‘Pimp my ride’?

El Mariachi Complete. Not just bigger. Better.


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 $1524.95


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