Salsa EL MARIACHI - Singletrack-slayin’, Bikepack-tread’n Mean Machine!
The El Mariachi is the 29er hardtail for slaying singletrack or getting your bikepacking trips on. Simple, comfortable and efficient, the frame features Alternator Dropouts that make the El Mariachi an even more versatile bike. Thru-axle, geared, singlespeed, fender mount or Rohloff dropout plates are all options should the spirit move you. The Alternator Dropouts also help you create a bailout gear for those SOL situations deep in the backcountry.
The frame provides a fantastic ride quality that won’t beat you up as you pour on the miles. Super-short 430 mm chainstays offer ridiculous control as you carve up the trail.
Run your El Mariachi with suspension, or set it up with Salsa'S Firestarter Carbon fork to truly customize your ride. You can even throw Salsa's Alternator Standard Rack and panniers on for some off-road touring—or staying out later than originally planned.
El Mariachi. The perfect singletrack soundtrack.
El Mariachi - Explore Geometry
Updated geometry with super short chainstays for improved singletrack agility, while remaining stable and balanced. Alternator dropouts provide user-customizable geometry. Day-in, day-out, versatile and reliable performance. Perfect for long singletrack sessions and bikepacking expeditions.
ZS44 Semi-Integrated Headset Standard
Compatible with tapered or straight 1-1/8" steerer forks.
Adjustable Ride Characteristics
Using the Alternator dropouts, geared riders can fine tune the ride characteristics of their bike by adjusting chainstay length and overall wheelbase to be quick and nimble, or longer and more stable.
1 per frame on XS and S sizes; 2 per frame for M, L, and XL sizes.
Front Suspension Compatible
Frame designed for 100mm travel suspension fork or Salsa Firestarter Carbon/Firestarter forks.
Rear Wheel Evolution Friendly
Alternator dropouts currently handle Geared and Singlespeed QR, Rohloff, and 12 x 142mm Thru-Axle, allowing you multiple setup options and facilitating rear wheel evolution.
Versatile Crank/Gearing Options
Accepts 1x, 2x, and 3x mountain cranksets for a wide variety of personal setup options.
Generous Tire Clearance
Fits 29 x 2.4" tire w/ ample mud clearance.
Generous Tire Clearance
Removes weight where it isn't needed, while maintaining frame strength.
Investment-Cast Alternator Dropouts
Custom-designed, investment-cast frame plates paired with forged aluminum swing plates for Geared, Singlespeed, Rohloff, or Thru-Axle use. Proven in the NUE Series and in the Tour Divide. Alternator Dropouts Instructions.
Alternator swing plates (Geared, Single, Rohloff, and Thru-Axle) are all replaceable, and all the bolt hardware is standard-size metric socket head cap screws (also available in a replacement kit).
Kung Fu CroMoly Tubeset
Custom-designed, triple-butted, seamless Sanko CroMoly Kung Fu tubing. Size-specific tubing specification.
Super-Short Chainstay Design
430 mm chainstays create a quicker, more nimble, agile bike for carving turns and riding tight singletrack.
Set-It-And-Forget-It Singlespeed Setup
The Alternator dropouts swinging design and set screws offer quick setup and tensioning. Vertical wheel entry means no re-tensioning or brake adjustments are necessary after a wheel change. Slip-free and creak-free performance.
Rear Rack Friendly
Designed for use with the Salsa Alternator Standard Rack.
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