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I just saw one today and I have to say, on looks alone I almost bought it!
It was their blue with matching stem and fork, plus blue ano binder and qr's.
They also are using X-9 shifter & dérailleur, bb7's, oh course Salsa Delgado rims.
I am not too sure about Salsa hubs & seatpost though, and that seat looks like it may suck.

$1550 though, not too bad. Is that a good price for one?
 

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F5000sl said:
$1550 though, not too bad. Is that a good price for one?
I'd say most definitely. I built one up similar to their complete build, only with XT hubs, moots seatpost, CK headset, Juicy 7's which I already owned (not part of price comarison) and thomson stem/mary bars. I spent WAY more money than the retail on this build. I could have bought this build and swapped out for what I ended up with still for less. I built it up last fall well before it's release so it's the price I payed for being impatient. :D
 

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Wow, these deals are getting better. I think the local shop might be willing to hook a brother up.
 

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I saw three last night at the local Eric's Bike shop and they're priced at ~$1500 each. Not bad for a freakin heavy rigid bike.
 

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xJAHx said:
Before buying the El Mariachi LE SS last week, I thought about the EM Complete. If you do not mind buying online, amcycle has them for $1425 + $14 for shipping on ebay*:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bike-Salsa-El-M...ryZ98083QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

*I am in no way connected with this seller, and I do not know if they are a legit Salsa dealer.

JAH
Gotta love the heading for that eBay listing:

You will love this bike

Serious Buyers only.

SURLY EL MARIACHI Large 20" BIKE 1x9

Surly?:madman:
 

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Any estimate on what the weight might be fore a med or large?
In the 1x9 rigid fork format, for the 19/20" frame I hefted, it was easily >27lbs. Don't get me wrong, It was pretty, had nice components and I'm sure rides really well on trails, but like my GF Rig, it's a heavy bike.

What the heck is up with that anyway? I know 700c/29er hoops & tires are bigger than a 26" but shoot... why do the stock 29ers weigh so dang much?
 

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In the 1x9 rigid fork format, for the 19/20" frame I hefted, it was easily >27lbs. Don't get me wrong, It was pretty, had nice components and I'm sure rides really well on trails, but like my GF Rig, it's a heavy bike.

What the heck is up with that anyway? I know 700c/29er hoops & tires are bigger than a 26" but shoot... why do the stock 29ers weigh so dang much?
I weighed a medium (appoximately an 18") on a digital scale at work and it weighed 25.6 lbs w/o pedals.

Large will be heavier than this, but I did not have one to weigh. I'd estimate 26lb, give or take a 1/3 for mfg tolerances for each component.

Jason
 

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I'd still like to buy one soon. If the 20" weighs about 27 lbs with pedals, I really don't think of it as heavy. It's a steel framed 29er ya know. Although I have not ridden it yet, I "followed" one last year in Oregon and it seemed to cut a nice line. :thumbsup:
 

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Mine weighs just shy of 29lbs with all the gears and some heavy(DT340/TK7.1 wheels, Kenda Nev's, Oury Lock-on's, Serfas bar-ends, etc), some light (XTR brakes, Monkeylite SL bars, the Ti-railed WTB Race saddle,etc) parts. I plan on racing it with lighter tires, but not many other changes- but I won't be doing any races that take less than 6 hours to finish.

At +/- 1500 dollars retail, you cannot expect a light parts kit. If that's what you want, buy the frame only and build it up yourself. I'm guessing that you could easily get to a respectable 24 lbs or less with lighter wheels, brakes, and a few other parts. But, remember, the versatility of the EBB option adds frame weight, as does a frame being built "moto."
If you lightweight is primary goal, wait for the Mamasita, it looks sweet.
Mike
 
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