the bent chainstay. why isnt it like the other side? is it so the chain doesnt hit the frame as much or what ?
Marin Pine mountain is an example of this.It's so they can have a short chainstay on a bike with big fat tires. You might notice that if it were higher, there is very little room between the chainring and tire.
Other strategies are (for metal bikes) having that junction machined as one piece so it can be thinner, then welding it to a tube after it clears the chain ring.
But Salsa is not the originator of the elevated chainstay design. I remember seeing those on Nishiki's back in the 90's
nobody said salsa was the originator. Yeti was doing them in the 80s too, as was brave. Kinda lame solution, imo.But Salsa is not the originator of the elevated chainstay design. I remember seeing those on Nishiki's back in the 90's