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Noticed several mentions of this in my in-box this morning. This thing looks like the business. Any bets as to the geo?
 

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On their blog entry Salsa says they "improved the geometry", and seeing how it's more of a road bike, I would guess a bit steeper head angle, say a 73 head for sizes 54 - 58 (top tube). I wish they had left the La Cruz alone, and maybe added some braze-ons for the tourists. I didn't own one, but was thinking of getting one. I have a Chili now, and I love it. I tend towards the aggressive end of the geometry spectrum. The Vaya is a Fargo with a steeper head and less tire clearance.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised to see a La Cruz re-enter the line up at Salsa at all. In fact, they have already hinted as much. I would almost bet that it will be a steel version of the titanium cross bike they have coming out soon. Canti brakes, more traditional cross type set up than the old La Cruz.

The Vaya is much better suited to really long rides. Better rider positioning for that sort of stuff with the taller head tube.
 

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I'd wanted to pickup a La Cruz but missed out, sounds like I might need a Vaya...Not quite sure how I can place an order though without seeing the geo numbers.

edit: re-read and they say geo to come in a few days.

edit2: I agree with one of the comments against the article, I'd love couplers on the frame.
 

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That would be cool to see a lower priced version of the Ti bike. That would make 3 cross models. A "Classico" Steel La Cruz, say $1500 complete, the current CCC at $2k, and the Ti model, which may be offered only as a frameset, like the Selma?

With the new ti models and the next generation La Cruz morphing into two models (fingers crossed), Salsa has really expanded this year.
 
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