Salsa updates the popular Timberjack Hardtail. Can you guess what is Slacker?

Salsa has a few updates to celebrate for its beloved Timberjack mountain bike. The new hardtail frame will crush any 120-150mm fork of your choice, with room for 29×2.6″ or 27.5+ tire widths. There are rack mounts in the rear and bikepacking gear mounts in the right places.

The new Timberjack gains stability with significantly longer reach measurements across all five frame sizes. Medium bikes gain 28mm between cockpit and BB to stretch a nice 454mm reach, with a 130mm fork at 30% sag, and XL frames stretch 13mm for 493mm reach . The chainstay length is still adjustable between 420 and 437 mm, so the frame can easily be built in one gear. The head tube angle with the same fork sag is 66.35° and all frames use a reasonable seat tube angle of 75.1°. Riders who prefer a slacker front end can increase the fork travel to 150mm, which will also help with angle rake when the fork is compressed.

Timberjack aluminum frames sell for $599, and the titanium version is $2,699. A complete single-speed version will cost $1,699, while geared versions will cost $1,799 with a Shimano SLX drivetrain, $2,099 with XT and $2,499 with a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain.

The ideal summer setup.

Head to salsa rounds for more information on the updated Timberjack,

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