Salsa Rangefinder | A New Hardtail Joins The Updated Timberjack

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Salsa is introducing a new hardtail, the Rangefinder, plus brings new build specs and colours to the existing Timberjack.

Salsa Rangefinder
The Rangefinder

The new Rangefinder is designed as a confidence building trail hardtail, ‘to deliver thrills on local singletrack or venture into unknown territory without hesitation. With modern geometry and spec, Rangefinder brings mountain biking greatness to the masses.’

With 120mm travel up front, it has an aluminium frame with a 68° head angle and 439mm chainstays. It is compatible with up to 29×2.6in or 27.5×3.0in tyres, and comes in five sizes from XS to XL. Available in a range of builds (but not frame only) each comes with hydraulic brakes, 1x gearing and dropper post. A top tube mount for a Salsa EXP Series top tube bag, plus two bottle mounts in the frame and one under the frame, mean you can go for a big day – or weekend – out if you want to.

In the UK there will be two models available:

  • Salsa Rangefinder SX Eagle 29” – £1400 / $1299
  • Salsa Rangefinder Deore 1x 29” – £1180 / $1099

US buyers will also be able to buy a 27.5+ version of these builds, priced the same as the 29ers.

Salsa Timberjack 2020

The Timberjack

The Timberjack is also an alloy trail hardtail, but takes a 130mm fork, has a 67.4° head angle, and tuneable chainstays from 420-437mm. It gets a 2020 update, but in colours, decals and build kits only – not frame geometry. Which isn’t so exciting for our UK readers since import issues mean the Timberjack is only coming into the UK as a frame only option:

Timberjack (frame only) £490
Timberjack Ti (frame only) £2700

Elsewhere in the world you’ll be able to buy complete builds as follows:

  • Timberjack XT 29 – $1999
  • Timberjack XT 27.5+ – $1999
  • Timberjack SLX 29 – $1699
  • Timberjack SLX 27.5+ – $1699

Salsa is imported into the UK by Lyon Equipment.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

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