Salsa Cycles showcases eBike Collection at the 2024 Sea Otter Classic

Salsa Cycles showcases eBikes at the 2024 Sea Otter Classic

Salsa Cycles, manufacturer of industry-leading gravel and mountain bikes, will be attending the 2024 Sea Otter Classic with its new lineup of eBikes.

After announcing the collection last month with the launch of the eGravel bikes into retailers, Salsa Cycles has announced the full specifications for the new eMTBs arriving in retailers now and throughout the spring.

“The Notch and Moraine leverage best-in-class drive systems, Split Pivot and Salsa’s suspension design philosophy to create distinctly different rider experiences that are authentic to the Salsa brand and competitive in both the Full Power and Light eMTB spaces,” says Joe Meiser, Salsa Cycles Category Manager.

The Notch, Salsa’s new electric enduro bike, will be on display at Sea Otter. With geometry poised for stability at speed, this eMTB features efficient Split Pivot suspension and ample on-bike storage. The top-spec, Notch Deore 12, incorporates the new 170mm RockShox Domain Gold RC fork paired with the Fox Float X Performance shock and Shimano Deore drivetrain. Utilizing the BOSCH Performance Line CX drive system with 85 Nm torque and 20 mph assist, the Notch is a class 1 eBike. This eBike is a powerhouse on enduro trails as well as exploring new singletrack. The Notch has two models starting at $4,999 and are in retailers now and throughout the spring.

“Notch has opened up 5, 6, 7,000+ vertical feet routes here in the Pacific Northwest. Rides that used to only be achievable a couple times a year or maybe only existed as an idea are now monthly and weekly occurrences,” says Sam Berkland, Salsa Cycles Product Manager on his experience riding the Notch. “The BOSCH Performance Line CX’s power delivery and trail mannerisms are incredible. The support makes big routes more attainable and my riding is progressing because I’m more fresh on the descents. In a 180mm rear wheel travel and 190mm fork configuration that Split Pivot + provides; dare I say this is my favorite Salsa bike?”

Also on display for the first time is the lightweight and all-mountain trail eMTB, the Moraine. With progressive trail geometry, versatile Split Pivot suspension and on-bike storage, the Moraine is made for fun flowy trails all day long. Featuring the compact Fazua Ride 60 class 1 mid-drive motor for assistance, new 160mm RockShox Psylo Gold RC fork, Fox Float X Performance shock and Shimano Deore 1 x 12 drivetrain. This eMTB is designed to be an all-around trail mountain bike that’s ideal for daily hot laps, park sessions and adventure singletrack. The Moraine offers two models and starts at $4,999 and will be available at retailers later this spring.

“Moraine’s Fazua Ride 60 drive system offers an awesome amount of support for such a light eBike. The team has complemented that with handling geometry that makes the bike agile and on-bike storage that allows for carrying of all the ride essentials on the bike,” says Ethan Frey Salsa Cycles Product Manager on his experience so far with the Moraine. “This has allowed me to grab the bike after a day of work, fill my water bottle and cover more of my local trails here in New Hampshire.”

Salsa will also be showing its two new eGravel bikes the Confluence and Tributary at Sea Otter. This collection is accessible for new riders looking for new challenges or experienced riders who want more from their rides.

The Confluence is made to explore gravel roads, be comfortable on mixed surface rides and bikepacking excursions. Featuring a light 6061-T6 aluminum frame with mounts for a full range of accessories, carbon fork and runs on MAHLE’s X35+ Class 1 hub-drive system with a 40Nm motor and 250Wh MAHLE i250 Inner Tube internal battery. With a flat-bar or drop-bar model, they are designed with an inclusive fit with low standover that accommodates a wider range of bodies, abilities and fit preferences. The Confluence is in local retailers now and starts at $2,499.

The Tributary is built for rough doubletrack dirt roads and deep adventures featuring a progressive geometry, wide drop bars, massive tire clearance and the ability to accessorize with racks and bags. The rigid or suspension models are built around Bosch’s Performance Line Speed, Class 3, mid-drive system, delivering 85Nm of torque and a 625Wh Bosch PowerTube 625 battery. The Tributary is available in Salsa retailers now starting at $5,499.

At Sea Otter, Salsa will also be showing the new EXP-R and EXP Series of bike bags. The new EXP collection includes an updated Saguaro Seat Bag that is quick-loading and waterproof, the redesigned Agave Pannier built for safe storage and the Cholla Half-Frame Bag now updated to fit a wider range of frames. The EXP-R series is a new ecosystem of gravel-focused bags that adds to the Salsa gravel bike experience and were designed and built with the gravel racer in mind. The collection includes the Campion Frame Bag, Fireweed Handlebar Bag, Trillium Top Tube Bag and Cattail Rear Top Tube Bag. All bikes will be on display and available to demo during the Sea Otter Classic in booth S430.

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