Salsa Stormchaser: for when dirt turns to mud

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The Salsa Stormchaser is a gravel bike built for “adverse conditions”. Geared, singlespeed, whateer… Designed for comfort, confidence and durability.

The Salsa Stormchaser originally came out in 2020AD.

Salsa Stormchaser

Salsa Stormchaser deets

  • Class 5TM VRS (Vibration Reduction System)
  • Mud clearance and frame protection
  • Alternator Flat Mount dropouts
  • RockShox suspension fork (40mm travel)
  • TranzX YSP38 dropper post (90mm travel)
  • Teravail Rutland 700c x 47 mm tyres
  • UK pricing TBC (U.S. SRP $3,499.00, CAD SRP $4,649.00)
Handsome hind quarters

Salsa sez:

“The Salsa Stormchaser brings gears, suspension, and a dropper post to our stalwart gravel bike for added capability.

“This Stormchaser laughs at chunky, rutted, washboard gravel roads, thanks to our Class 5 VRS (Vibration Reduction System) and a RockShox Rudy XPLR 40 mm fork. The 90mm dropper post encourages bold descents. The Shimano GRX 1 x 11 drivetrain helps you find your cadence on climbs and flats.

“It all adds up to a hard-charging Stormchaser that lets you carry more speed with less fatigue on challenging backroads and rugged trails.

“And it’s still a bad-weather brawler: the 6066-T6 alloy frame is tough, the frame and fork will clear mud-caked tires, and our Alternator dropouts still offer the single-speed option.

“Stormchaser GRX SUS: Ride no matter what.”

We shall do our best. Should we ever get hold of one.

Whatever makes you smile

Salsa Stormchaser geometry

Salsa Stormchaser GRX 810 1X SUS spec

With a decently wide-range drivetrain, a suspension fork (albeit one with a 90s-tastic 40mm of travel) and a dropper seatpost, it would be fun/illuminating to pitch the Salsa Stormchaser against a modern XC mountain bike.

Just to see what it reveals about gravel bikes. And mountain bikes for that matter.

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