Salsa Cycles Mamasita 29er Hardtail

4.81/5 (26 Reviews)
MSRP : $2167.95


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Since its inception, the Mamasita has held the coveted position as Salsa's speed-focused XC racer. Sporting a SRAM X7/9 drivetrain, NoTubes rims, and a Fox F29 Fork, the Mamasita Complete Bike soldiers on as Salsa's podium chaser.Like any good competition vehicle, the Mamasita's been Salsa's proving ground -- in this case; 29er development, material selection, and geometry. When the spicy lady first appeared at trail heads and jittery staring lines, it possessed a curvy scandium alloy tube set with carbon rear stays. That was 2007, during the mad scramble for dominance in an emerging 29er market.This was a time when frame concepts naturally trickled over from both 26in-mountain and 700c-touring/cross worlds. Before 29ers, XC racers ran 45/55 PSI with compact, stiff frames, and they desperately needed more trail-smoothing compliance to avoid severely fatiguing racers. The Moto Rapido, Salsa's then top-of-the-line race bike, had carbon seat stays for this reason -- and it served as the basis for the Mamasita.This was also a time when q-factors trumped BB stiffness, and 29er's were thought of as fat-tire cross bikes -- evident by the first Mamasita's road friendly, 73 degree head tube, and its pinner, 68mm bottom bracket shell. Thankfully, Salsa takes race development seriously, and it was quickly realized that the standards for 26 inch wheels and drop-bar bikes weren't going to cut it.The latest Mamasita ditched the complex and expensive carbon/scandium hybrid for a full hydroformed EV6 aluminum frame. Instead of relying on carbon to dampen the ride, terrain-smoothing, higher-volume 29er tires get the job done. Also contributing to a distinctive ride quality, is the rapid development in hydroforming technology.This allowed Salsa's brain trust to tune the stays for adequate compliance, but more importantly, it placed a focus on efficient power transfer from the cranks to the rear wheel. Compounding that concept is a PressFit bottom bracket and custom-designed Write-style dropouts. These provide a stiff junction between tubes for on-demand acceleration. Tying everything together up front is a tapered head tube that ensures that steering inputs from the 100mm Fox F29 with 15QR aren't lost to flex.The Mamasita's geometry has also changed drastically from its first foray. Instead of a nearly flat head tube, it's now slackened out to 71 degrees with a 100mm fork. The seat angle remains the same, but the chainstays are close to 5mm shorter. This offers a ride that's quick turning, yet stable, and highly capable on any XC race course.Aside from being an early 29er pioneer, Salsa's history also involved manufacturing beautiful components. Keeping that spirit alive is a Pro Moto 2 handlebar, stem, and seatpost on this complete bike. Another defining product from Salsa is its artfully crafted quick-release. While the front axle needs to be a QR15, the rear gets a timeless Salsa QR.Those QR's hold a hand-laced wheelset consisting of Stan's NoTubes ZT


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Juan Gonzalez a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2014

Strengths:    Light, stable, beauty.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I had trek top fuel 9.9, my times on strava uphill and downhill with this bike are better.

Simple, fast and fun bike, low maintenance.

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Favorite Trail:   Chiluca and Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City

Bike Setup:   stans arch rims, sid brain fork, formula r1 brakes, xx shifters, x0 derrailleurs, shimano pedals 10 kilo bike in large

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by norcalgeek a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2013

Strengths:    I have an xl build and it's light....light....light. 23lbs

Weaknesses:    Not quite as comfy on long flat bumpy single track as my blur lt

Bottom Line:   
This bike is amazing! I've been on santacruz blur lt for last 6 years--which I love. The Mamasita does everything very well. Good at the twisty norcal single track, bumps, drops, roots, and especially climbing. I use a lower rolling resistance tire due to the improved traction on my rear tire which translates into more speed. I have noticed I use fewer pedal strokes than my blur on short kickers and this thing flat out hauls bazoonies! It is less harsh on some techy stuff than my full suspension 26er--which has totally surprised me. My only weakness is the long bumpy hardpan without the soft tail. This is only a learning piece for me. Overall love the bike and was prepared to get a Spearfish if I could not tolerate the hardtail due to back issues. So far very pleased and the Mamasita is a very comfortable, fast, and capable xc bike. I would not want to ride Toads in Tahoe with it--and if you have skill I think you could tolerate it(I don't so I'd still take my blur and miss my Mamasita on the climb up:) I love riding this to the trail instead of driving. This is why I bought the hardtail--I can ride to the trail and it's not punishment. No regrets!

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Favorite Trail:   Emmigrant in truckee

Duration Product Used:   3 weeks

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Bike Setup:   2012 xl frame, chris king inset headset, stans arch ex wheels/3.3 hubs, sram pf 30 bottom bracket, x-9 2x10 cranks, x-9 shifters, xo front and rear derailleur, avid exlir 5 brakes, easton ec 70 seat post, ergon grips, Manitou tower pro 100, and xt pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve NMI

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2012

Strengths:    Very fast, great spec on complete build

Weaknesses:    None I can find yet

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this bike (2012 model) this summer as an upgrade from my rigid Specialized Rock Hopper 26". Though probably not a fair comparison to this bike but the experience thus far has been phenominal. It has proven to have extremely confident handling, and very easy to ride. The ride doesn't seem particularly harsh though not as smooth as a carbon bike but mush cheaper and more durable in my opinion. I did my homework before buying and the SRAM parts that Salsa put on the bike are of higher quality than similiar price bikes, most are about $500 more for the same parts. The rest are Salsa brand. At approx 25# it is also very light for a complete build. I have put a 400+ miles on it and just completed my first race. I am extremely pleased with my purchase, a great value for the price range.

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Favorite Trail:   Hanson Hills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Northbound Outfitter

Similar Products Used:   Spec Hardrock FS, Spec Rockhopper

Bike Setup:   SRAM X7/X9, REBA RL shock, Stans Arch ZTR, Conti XKing 2.2. Original Complete build

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Fabini

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2012

Strengths:    Light! Responsive! Smooth for a hardtail!

Weaknesses:    Decals are a little weak looking.

Bottom Line:   
In April I bought a $400 steal 29er just to see if the 29er thing was for me. You couldn't get the smile off my face! I love the ride of a ridged 29er, even at 32lbs. I soon starting upgrading parts. Rims, bars, stem, ext. I started looking into a nice frame and decided on the 2012 salsa mamasita.
I built it with the whiskey parts ridged carbon fort and the problem solvers BB so I could run it single speed. I love it. I was really surprise on how smooth the ride is. Even better than the steal frame I had. Very pleasant, yet it is a rocket ship on the trail. Mine weighs in complete with Easton xc one rims and slx cranks at only 22lbs. This bike rules!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by WesternSlopeExile

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2012

Strengths:    Fast, Fast, Fast. Great part spec for the money on a complete build.

Weaknesses:    Not a lot to say here. For a race/marathon hardtail it does an extraordinary job.

Bottom Line:   
I came to this bike from a 6" trail rig with 26" wheels so it took some time to figure it out. Honestly it scared the crap out of me at first. It felt twitchy, tall, and odd. I replaced the rigid White Brothers fork with a Reba and put a 70mm stem on it (for handling and fit) and put some miles in and now I'm pretty thrilled (No dig against the WB fork, it was amazingly light and took the edge off - would be great for touring and short, smooth races but I got beat up and tired of the skipping around in corners). Handling is precise, cornering is FUN, and riding uphill feels effortless. The back tire stays put most of the time even when climbing out of the saddle with Kenda Karmas. The scandium frame is plenty light and inspires much more confidence than a carbon frame. The ride is less harsh than other hardtails. An exceptional bike at any price. Very fun. I'm about 5'6" and the small has plenty of standover.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bennym a Cross Country Rider from Mexico

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2012

Strengths:    Looks, light, looks, looks, ride quality.

Weaknesses:    Chain slap.

Bottom Line:   
After riding steel bikes for a while I knew I wanted to build a very light 29er. It was between the Mamasita and the Niner EMD. I am so happy with the Salsa desicion. It is an awesome frame. Riding this bike as a full rigid is amazing. I feel like im on a snowboard sometimes its so smooth. Power to the back wheel is incredible. It is everything I ever wanted in a bike! Negatives are non-existant for me as I like to ride with thin tires...except chain slap when bunny hopping. Could fix this by going ss though...think I might look out for a Selma. I wouldnt mind owning 4-5 of these frames in reserve for the rest of my life. Did I say how light it is with the carbon fork? I ride the medium and am 6' with 35.5' inseam...the seat is high (400mm)...I could have fitted a large but wanted a very lively bike. This is it.

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Favorite Trail:   Fire trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Haro Mary SS

Bike Setup:   1x9, 1.9 tires, carbon fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by erdoctor98 a Weekend Warrior from muldrow, ok, USA

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2010

Strengths:    great set up right out of the box. full shimano xt group that works very well on this bike. great for a bigger rider (6'4", 100kg) and a pretty danged light weight ride in the XL frame (sub 30lb) perfect machine for endurance riding/24 hour racing

Weaknesses:    hardtail takes a bit to get used to after riding full suspension rig for past few years

shimano rear cogs "slip" a bit, but i am sure that is a set up issue that will just require a little bit of tweaking


Bottom Line:   
great bike. climbs like a goat, quick on the downhills and rolls right over rocks and logs in the trail. a lot of fun and a great fit for the bigger rider. a bit of a challenge for the yakima roof rack and it scratched the rock shock fork post, but it had to get scratches on it sooner or later. seat is surprisingly comfy, and the geometry of the bike seems to be almost perfect. i love this bike and i love the frame build quality. highly recommended and i think that the price is spot on.

CHRIS at speedgoat cycles is a great guy and i would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you guys do business with those folks if you are looking for a new bike. they do a quality job and sell great bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   womble trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1699.00

Purchased At:   speedgoat cycles

Similar Products Used:   none. brand new to the 29er realm
last bike was a specialized fsr xc comp and prior to that a rode a very nice gary fisher montare (still have the bike and love it)


Bike Setup:   shimano xt drivetrain; salsa for the rest; crank brothers pedals (stainless eggbeaters); ergon grips with climb bars (very, very comfy)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Crash2Ouch a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2010

Strengths:    -Light! a Large 20" Frame weighed in at 3lbs 8oz.
-Carbon stays (look cool and are VERY functional)
-Very stiff
-Climbs great and is smooth on technical downhill sections
-Steers fast


Weaknesses:    -only 1 frame color

Bottom Line:   
I switched to a hardtail from a Full Supspention bike because a guy my size (6' 250lbs) the pivots where wearing out twice a year. So just a cost issue (pivots and shock). I looked at all HT frames, Niner, Marin, Specialized, Gary Fisher. And they all looked the same other than the stickers you had a hard time telling each appart. I came across the Salsa and it looked awesome. I have heard horror stories of frames made of scandium. Scandium is a bonding agent added to alumn. This allows for stronger connections and welds to the tubes. Armed with the knowledge on the frame I purchased one. (the price for this very high end frame is much better than the other brands as well). to date I have logged about 600 miles on it and there hasn't be any issues. I made sure and put a chain stay protector on (handle bar tape with electric tape ends) and I used crankskins frame protector all over the bike as well. When you are my size weight really isn't a problem. I would recommend this frame to anyone that is looking for a great all around frame. even though it is marketed as a race frame. and since I do not have a HUGE budget this is my 1 and only bike. And it is truely a lot of fun to ride. Ride-n-Smile.

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Favorite Trail:   McDowell Regional Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Bike29.com

Similar Products Used:   Intense Spider 29er

Bike Setup:   Mamasita, I9 wheelset, Titec, Sram XO and Kenda

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by GTR-33 a Weekend Warrior from Milwaukee, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2009

Strengths:    -Light! My 20" Frame weighed in at 3lbs 8oz.
-Carbon stays do kill trail buzz but the bike is still very stiff.
-Climbs well and is smooth on the downhill sections.
-Steers fast. This 29er doesn't ride like a truck.


Weaknesses:    -Rear tire clearance. Most tires bigger than 2.1 will NOT clear the rear.
-Fat wide chainstays collect mud.
-Scandium will break.


Bottom Line:   
This bike is designed as an XC race bike first and foremost IMO. The rear tire clearance may be an issue for someone intending to have a really light hardtail they can put fat tires on a just have a good time. I have a Hutchinson Python 2.1 on a Bontrager Rhythm Elite and there is maybe 8mm of clearance at the top of the carbon seat stay. So fat tires are out, not that there are many fat 29er tires anyway. I do have some scratches on the carbon but it's only surface so far.

I have an 08 frame and it seems pretty clear that it was designed for a Reba fork. The F29 80 is shorter than the Reba so I think that it may have been the reason the bike felt too twitchy at first. The 100mm feels good and stiff and is much less twitchy than the 80mm. The 09 and newer have tweaked geometry so you should be able to run any fork you want.

Rear chainstays do collect mud and downhills will have the chain slapping right against it. So put something on the drive side if you value the paint.

For what the frame costs there are equally good bikes out there IMO that are just as light. It's a great bike but you pay a premium for riding something no one else is. I have yet to see another one on the trail.

The frame is also very durable and strong. I ate it hard at Dupont and ended up launching the bike up into the air into a pile of rocks and it barely came out with a paint chip. This is definitely a fast, great handling 29er but it's probably not the bike for a beginner as it's not so forgiving.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   WebCyclery

Similar Products Used:   Fisher Superfly, Fisher Ferrous 29er, Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 29, Felt Nine Race

Bike Setup:   Fox F29 100 15QR/Fox F29 80, Juicy Ultimates, XTR Shifters, XT front and rear, crank and cassette. Bontrager Rhythm Elite/Chris King ZTR Flow wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Detective365 a Cross Country Rider from Madison, WI

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2009

Strengths:    LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT!

-Carbon seat stays smooth out bumps, but rear triangle is still quite stiff
-Welds holding up well, no complaints about workmanship, etc. (was a little worried about the carbon seat stays, since I'm bigger; 6'3" 200)


Weaknesses:    -Chainstay NEEDS a guard; otherwise, expect to have paint chips after your first serious off-road ride

-Make sure you put enough spacers in your stem, or your shifters may dent the top tube if you spill


Bottom Line:   
The Mamasita is LIGHT. I was amazed when the frame came in; the box was heavier than the bike!

Built up my own bike from just the frame; I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The Frame works perfectly for an XC setup, and POWERS up hills! Only two complaints: 1)If you don't throw a chainstay guard on the bike IMMEDIATELY, the paint WILL come off on your first drop/bumpy ride. 2)the derailleur hanger in the rear was slightly bent when the bike got to me. No biggie, just grabbed a pair of pliers and straightened it.

Bottom line: The bike is a beauty, quite durable (I've dumped it and flipped it multiple times, no damage yet), and very light! Very impressive.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Mounds

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $530.00

Purchased At:   Bikeman?

Similar Products Used:   Motobecane niner, SS Aluminum niner

Bike Setup:   Juicy Ultimate brakes, Saint shifters, Saint rr der., XT fr der., Rock Shox Reba, XT hubs, Velo Blunt rims, Stylo crank/BB

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by coppersmith99 a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2009

Strengths:    Great bike. The carbon rear triangle is super sexy, and the pinstripe decals on the black 08's looked incredible. Not sure how much vibration/trail abuse the carbon saves you from, but it should be worth something in theory.

Weaknesses:    A bit expensive. Everybody buys into the marketing of "superlight racing 29'er," but an aluminum Fisher 29'er frame at the same size is claimed to be about .2 pounds lighter. Considering you pay about $450 retail for a lighter Fisher with a lifetime warranty vs. $800 for a Salsa with a 5 year warranty , I'm not sure how the Mamacita is perceived as a lighter bike or a better value.

Bottom Line:   
I really like the bike, but it is heavier, more expensive, and has a shorter warranty of unknown quality than other 29'er options. The carbon fiber rear triangle looks cool, but after a short test I'm not convinced it really does much else for the bike (other than increase the cost). I cannot find any basis for ranking this as the "best of mtbr," other than folks who paid the extra cash needing to justify the loss.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $750.00

Similar Products Used:   Surly Karate Monkey - still looking for a Niner to compare.

Bike Setup:   Drivetrain, handlebars, wheels - you know the drill.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bowlander a Cross Country Rider from Sacramento California USA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2009

Strengths:    Fit, looks, light, stiff, fast, climbing, descending, and finally cornering. Does that cover every aspect of a riding a bike?

Weaknesses:    Longevity of Scandium Frame, factory frame prep

Bottom Line:   
I'm 6'4" so the 29er platform was a no brainer for me. I bought a 2008 23" frame and the fit is right on with a 110 mm stem. I've been looking for a "deal" on a MCR, Mamasita, or an Air 9. No deals on the Niners so I bought this bike. I don't regret it one bit. I am riding bumpy, rocky, messed up trails on this bike as fast as my 100 mm travel FSR, with more confidence. I noticed the big wheels don't have as much tendency to get caught between rocks or get stopped by objects on the trail they just roll over them. I have to admit this is also my first bike with disc brakes so I'm thinking some of my new found confidence is the effectiveness of the disc brakes over rim brakes.

I whipped around FDLT today and was actually catching up to a really fit guy on one one of those fancy new Ibises on the down hills. Of coarse he handed it to me on the climbs... But the fact remains I feel like I can rip the down hills, with a big ol' grin.

One thing to note my frame required the BB to be chased and faced. The mechanic said that the scandium is very brittle, and to be very careful when installing the bottom bracket.

I did a no bling build (no XTR or XO) and my 23" bike still came it at 26 lbs 5 oz with time atac aluminum pedals. I could easily drop one pound by going tubeless and getting some lighter pedals. I have noticed I don't use the big ring too much so a 2x9 is a possibility with this bike.

So far I love this bike, it has exceeded my expectations for what I expected a hard tail to do. The stiff frame, tight handling, and big wheels are exactly what I've been looking for. I'd say if you are 6' or taller and like hard tails I wouldn't even bother with a 26" wheeled bike. These things start looking goofy in the smaller frame sizes but people are riding them and still seeing the benefits of the big wheels.

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Favorite Trail:   Trail Closed

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   No 29er's just my old Specialized FSR

Bike Setup:   XT drive train, reba SL fork, maxxis tires, DT rims-WTB hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by perrygeo a Cross Country Rider from Santa Barbara, CA

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2008

Strengths:    Light. Responsive and stiff without being harsh. Actually has a good amount of shock absorption with the carbon stays. Visually the coolest bike I've ever seen.

Weaknesses:    At the carbon/scandium junction on the seatstay, I've started to see some grooves in the paint. Not a fracture but could be a bad epoxy? It hasn't affected the ride quality and I'm going to keep going on it.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Mamasita primarily for racing XC and endurance races. But I've come to use about it as my primary bike for almost all MTB rides from steep & technical to long distance climbing days.

This bike is made to go fast... it demands that you push harder. It accelerates, corners and climbs so fast that it puts my road bike to shame.

I'm not sure if it's the 29" wheels, big volume low psi tubeless tires, my ti seatpost or the carbon seatstays but this bike just floats over the rough stuff. I was a little bit hesitant to give up my 4" of travel but I can honestly say i don't miss it. For super long back country rides, FS might help if you have back problems .. but the Mamasita is an XC racing bike, not All-Mountain.

Despite that, the mamasita is smoother on 95% of the technical stuff than any FS bike I've ridden. I actually find myself cleaning lines that I used to struggle with... I bought the bike to climb hills and race XC and it turns out to be the best descending bike as well! You have to be an aggressive, active bike handler but if that's your style, the Mamasita will fly with you.

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Favorite Trail:   Romero

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Sworks M5, M2, FSR

Bike Setup:   XTR, Stans Arch 29er rims, American Classic Hubs,Jones ACX tires, 80mm Reba

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dan cuaron a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2008

Strengths:    light weight great shock absortion handles great nice graphics.

Weaknesses:    bottom bracket height for me was lower than my other 29er bike making me more careful through the rocky sections.

Bottom Line:   
i recomend this bike for racers or experienced riders . made to go fast .solid handling. never felt that the steering was too fast as numbers indicate. this bike can be made very light mine was 23 lbs. nice on uphills. bought my frame on ebay and was able to build a sweet ride for about 1600 dollars.

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Favorite Trail:   gallup nm

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   e bay

Similar Products Used:   raleigh 29er

Bike Setup:   crossmax c29 rims mountain king tires tubless. 2x9 gearing switchblade fork salsa moto ace carbon handlebar, carbon post thompson stem,shadow xt derailer, avid mech disc,sram attack shifters etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rhadrj a Racer from Fenton, MO

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2008

Strengths:    Incredbily fast handling, light and stiff. What more can you ask for.

Weaknesses:    Probably will not last forever with how light the bike is built.

Bottom Line:   
What more can you ask for at the price. No other bike I have ever raced has been more comfortable and fast at the same time.

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Favorite Trail:   Chubb

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Dos Niner, Moots YBB, Independent Ti Deluxe

Bike Setup:   Full XTR, Reynolds Topo 29, Ritchey WCS everything else.

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