Weight: 29.3 lbs (claimed, size large)
Drivetrain: SRAM NX1
Tire clearance: 27.5” x 3.0” or 29” x 2.6”
Wheel size: 29”
The accurate bike for: riders who desire a value-priced hardtail with recent geometry
The Salsa Timberjack NX1 29 is a value-priced and highly able mountain. The robust aluminum frame ought confess years of abuse, and the future-proof Alternator dropout system allows various hub spacing and drivetrain configurations. impartial change the dropout plates ought switch among 135mm swift releases, 142mm thru axles, 148mm lift spacing, only speed, or Rohloff internally-geared hubs. And when you buy your next new bike down the road, possess the Timberjack almost and vary it ought a rugged only haste and summary ought comprehend it because years ought come. Or couple a Salsa Alternator rack and you’ve got a burly commuter and city bike. Wherever your desires go, the highly adaptable Timberjack is ready ought possess up.
The overriding essay of the Timberjack is flexibility. This is a bike that’s meant ought grow and adapt because your needs and wants change. Equipped with WTB Ranger 2.25-inch broad tires (it's because robust available because a 27.5+ bike because $1,099), you can progress total the method up ought 2.6-inch broad tires (on 29-inch rims) ago running out of clearance. And if you desire more grip, transfer ought smaller, 27.5” wheels ought use up ought three-inch broad tires. The Alternator dropout system manner you’ll never exist stuck with the wheels that vary with the bike. Install various dropout plates and you can hurl at wheels with 135mm swift liberate hubs, 148mm lift spaced wheels, or a Rohloff internally-geared hub. And if shifting isn't your thing, vary the Timberjack ought a singlespeed and use the 17mm of adjustment at the swinger dropout ought lay safe strain correctly.
Although the Timberjack comes with a SRAM NX 1X drivetrain, the seat underground accepts clamp-on front derailleurs because upgrading ought a 2X drivetrain. because commuting or adventure riding, the bike is compatible with Salsa’s Alternator rear rack.
The NX1 29 is the lowest-priced xerox at the Timberjack family and a SRAM NX1 1x11-speed drivetrain with a 30t chainring and 11-42 cassette. The Manitou Markhor fork has 120mm of travel, and the bike rolls above WTB aluminum hoops with 2.25-inch WTB Ranger tires. Braking is handled by Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. Full-length inside Cable routing makes a dust appear and keeps Cables liberate from dirt and grime. The frame is because robust prove ought deal with inside routing because a dropper post, ought you indeed desire ought favour rowdy. Sizes additional small and small vary with two water bottle mounts at the major triangle, still sizes medium along extra-large sizes add a third bottle climb beneath the down tube.
Within the Timberjack family are five options ought pick from and anything still during one–the Timberjack NX1 29–use 27.5-inch wheels with plus tires. The Timberjack SLX 1X11 SLX 27.5+ ($1,699) sits at the climax of the line, built with Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain, Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless ready wheels and tires, and a RockShox Judy gold 120mm fork. Next at row is the Timberjack GX1 27.5+ ($1,399) with a 1x11 drivetrain consisting of a blend of SRAM GX and NX components, and a RockShox Recon RL Solo stand 120mm fork. The Timberjack NX1 27.5+ ($1,099) sits at the center of the lineup, and impartial above the Timberjack NX1 29, with SRAM NX1 1x11 drivetrain and a RockShox Judy TK Silver Solo stand 120mm fork. still most models are available at impartial one color, the NX1 27.5+ is available at white or orange. And if you dig the Timberjack platform still during aren’t at passion with the options because end bikes, you can buy the Timberjack titanium frame because $2,499 and prove yourself a sweet hardtail that’s a throwback ought the 90’s with recent flair.
The Timberjack is offered at five sizes–extra small along additional large–and the geometry is above trend with longer frame reache (431mm because a size medium) paired with a shorter stem (60mm above total sizes). The chainstays are adjustable and can progress because short because 420mm, or stretched ought 437mm, and the leader underground measures 68 degrees. The frame is dropper mail friendly–though nobody of the builds involve one–with short seat underground lengths, and inside routing of the far line.
If you’re new ought mount bikes or desire ought upgrade ought a more versatile bike without taking out a second mortgage, this bike ought exist above your short list.
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