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  • Salsa El Mariachi Rigid – anyone got one?
  • Premier Icon tomd
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    What are your thoughts on it? I’m considering one as a do it all kind of bike for general riding, bikepacking and longer days out. I want to set it up rigid, but I like the fact I could later add a fork or convert to SS.

    I have, If you have a search on here loads also do.

    I prefer it with a sus fork for general riding. It currently has gears but I’ve played with loads of combinations, very versatile bike.

    The only complaints I have are the low front end and lack of rack mounts.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Its stiffer than a swift, other than that I’ve not much bad to say about it.

    gee
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    I had one – excellent bike and loved the swinging dropouts. Very solid and very neat.

    GB

    khani
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    And another here, rides nice, dropouts work well, nicely finished..

    Premier Icon tomd
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    Cheers guys. Also looked back on other threads, seems generally positive.

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    Fantastic bike.
    Mine gets used SS or geared and running either rigid or suspension fork or and combination of them.

    It’s currently set up with a rigid Niner fork and running 1×10 but can be switched back to SS in next to no time.

    Premier Icon AlasdairMc
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    I’ve got mine rigid SS at the moment, and was previously rigid geared. I’ve got a geared one on order at the moment as I wanted a suspension fork and to also have an SS, and this worked out cheaper than buying the SS only one.

    Another happy el mar owner here. I want to try a rigid fork on it.

    crispy
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    I built a second-hand El Mar frame and rigid fork which I got off the classifieds here for my Dad – absolutely beautiful! Wish I didn’t have to give it away!

    Why do you have to get rid Crispy??

    crispy
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    I built it for my Dad! Lovely thing, and he’s very pleased with it. I’ll see if I can find any pictures of the final build.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    FWIW I’m told the SS model doesn’t have cable stops, if you were thinking of buying that & converting to gears.

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