Salsa Timberjack 2021 – New Alloy Geometry

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Salsa’s aggressive trail hardtail gets a makeover in alloy, and will be available in the UK in two builds plus a frameset. The SLX build is the red bike shown here, the XT the white. If titanium is your thing, that’s still available but doesn’t get the geometry updates detailed here.

Designed for aggressive trail riding, the Timberjack now gets longer, lower and slacker, plus this year’s must have update: the steeper seat tube. The marketing is a little more ‘aggressive’ trail riding’ than ‘bikepacking wherever’ than the previous model, and you lose a set of bottle cage mounts with this iteration – is this a shuffling of the line to make room for something else? Or just an effort to leave the luggage and get a bit more rad as with the recent Cassidy/Blackthorn full suspension bikes?

Salsa Timberjack 2021 Features

  • 6066-T6 & 6061 Aluminum tube set
  • Five sizes (XS–XL)
  • Designed for 120-150 mm fork travel
  • 66.4-degree head tube angle; 75-degree seat tube angle
  • Dropper post on all models
  • Alternator 2.0 Dropouts
    • Adjustable chainstay length from 420-437 mm
    • Single speed-compatible
  • Clearance for up to 29 x 2.6″ tires or 27.5 x 2.8” tires
  • 12 x 148 mm rear thru axle
  • 73 mm threaded bottom bracket
  • Full-length internal cable routing
  • Compatible with Alternator Plus Rack using Rack-Lock seatpost collar
  • Top tube accessory mount
  • Two bottle mounts inside main triangle (SM – XL), one bottle mount inside main triangle for size XS
  • Accessory mount on under-side of down tube

Salsa Timberjack Pricing

  • Timberjack XT 29 £2200
  • Timberjack SLX 29 £1870
  • Timberjack Aluminum Frameset £505
  • Timberjack Titanium Frameset £2700
  • From: Lyon

UK distributer Lyon expects to have stock of these bikes landing mid April.

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Comments (5)

    Thanks Hannah, looks great in white. A contender for the Whyte 909 or your own 901 if you haven’t replaced it yet!? It’s the same price as well…

    I wish all hardtails came with adjustable dropouts.

    Front end tubing and arrangement looks incredibly similar to a forum favourite budget hardail! Bike looks great though.

    I was dying to get one of these when they first came out – they ticked all the boxes. That’s a bargain price for the frameset, too, and arguably a nicer looking setup than the Chameleon.

    @ceds No new bikes for me – I’ve got the Stooge Mk4 now. My daughter is on the 901 so I can still ride it if I want some suspension. While there are test bikes to be ridden and a house roof/garage door/bathroom tiles/ageing car to be fixed I can’t really justify buying anything else.

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