Salsa Launches Deadwood SUS. Its 29+ Full Suspension Bike

by Chipps 0

The Deadwood. Does it look like a normal bike yet?

Salsa today has just announced a new bike – a full suspension, carbon fronted, 29+ bike. And whether you want to use it for racing, or map-crossing, they don’t mind.

Salsa says “Deadwood SUS is our 29+ full-suspension short-travel trail bike. The approach angle, traction, and rollover of 29 x 3.0” tires paired with Split Pivot® suspension help this bike subdue the most challenging terrain whether racing or exploring.”

How about now? This is obviously the best colour. Dropper post too.
For the more subdued woodland warrior

Here are the three versions, above. The frame features “Backcountry singletrack and endurance racing-specific suspension travel” – by which Salsa means ‘around 100mm’ (plus up to a 3in tyre’s worth of squish).

Specifically, there’s 91 mm rear wheel travel and 100mm up front (with a 51mm offset fork). The bike features the same Dave Weagle-designed Split Pivot suspension system that has worked so well on the Spearfish and Pony Rustler among others.

Carbon front end and really nice 3D head badge

The Deadwood is designed to use with 29+ tyres ranging from 2.6in to 3.0in in width on up to a 45 mm rim.
Deadwood is also capable of running 29 x 2.3–2.5in tyres. This shortens trail, thereby quickening handling and
acceleration.It also results in a bottom bracket height similar to the Spearfish model.


The bike frame features a carbon front end and alloy rear end. The frame will take a full size waterbottle and will run a front derailleur or chainguide for 1x or 2x setups. There’s a Pressfit BB.

Bolt on guides and front mech cable routing too
We like the pivot illustrations…

UK prices will be £2400 for the frame, with importer Raleigh UK reckoning on ‘early 2017 delivery’.

100mm Pike up front must mean business.

What do you reckon then? The future? Or a niche too far? We kind of like it…

Full room for three-point-ohs

And here’s the ‘Stokesville’ video for you.

More details can be found on Salsa’s website.