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  • Cobra Kai chromoly tubeset with dropbar-specific sizing and Marrakesh fork with generous tire capacity
  • Easy, slip-free Alternator dropouts
  • Versatile cable routing
  • Downtube-shifter compatible
  • Fender mounts; spare spoke mount; kickstand plate
  • 44mm head tube
  • Multiple cargo loading options; includes a Marrakesh Alternator 135 low-deck rack
  • Specs subject to change


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 To ensure proper assembly Salsa bikes cannot be shipped to your home or other address.

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Frame Cobra Kai chromoly
Fork Chromoly
Bike Suspension No Suspension
Crankset Shimano Deore 48/36/26
Shifters Microshift 3x9 bar-end
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow, SGS
Rear Cogs Shimano Alivio HG300, 11-34t
Number of Gears 27
Brake Type Mechanical Disc Brake
Brakes Avid BB7
Brake Levers Tektro
Rims WTB i19 Tubeless Ready
Front Hub Shimano Deore 36h
Rear Hub Shimano Deore 36h
Wheel Size 700c
Tires Panaracer Pasela 700x38, PT Protection, Folding
Tire Width 38 millimeters
Handlebar Shape Drop Bar
Handlebar Salsa Cowchipper
Stem Salsa Guide
Seat Post Zoom 27.2
Saddle Brooks B17 medium
Pedals Sold separately
Headset Cane Creek 10
Chain KMC X9
Weight 29 lbs. 4 oz.
Bike Weight Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.
Gender Unisex

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Sizing notes

Measurements are stated in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Graphic of a bike and its measurements

How we measure bikes

Understanding bike geometry helps you get a perfect fit.

1. Reach

2. Stack

3. Effective Top Tube

4. Seat Tube Center to Top

5. Standover Height

6. Head Tube Length

7. Head Tube Angle

8. Seat Tube Angle

9. Bottom Bracket Height

10. Wheelbase

11. Chainstay Length

12. Fork Offset

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A smooth ride My Salsa Marrakesh is a beauty. I've wanted a touring bike for a while, and when I saw the Marrakesh I bit the bullet. I put a kickstand on and picked up some panniers. Now I'm putting the miles on to get ready for my first short tour, and I'm​ enjoying every mile. The Brooks saddle took a lot of proofide and 100 miles before it broke in ( or my butt broke in), but I love it now.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally bike that fits all my needs I was on market for a all around bike that would be great for my daily commuting, as well as for my weekend bike camping excursions with my wife. I also wanted a high end light steel frame that will last me a lifetime and component that would serve me well without braking the bank. Salsa achieved all this and excited at so many levels with Marrakesh that i must say this is the best bike that I was looking for some time. CroMoly bike frame is designed around more around a more comfortable geometry that allows a comfortable ride weather you ridding on paved city streets, fully loaded touring load over loose dirt and gravel paths and fire roads. Shimano Deore Group is as versatile as the Marrakesh bike frame and allows crisp ride with a great precision while still maintaining a affordable price and simplicity utilizing bar end shifters. I must point out that this is my first bike with Handlebars end shifters and disc brakes. Both of these require a little bit of getting suet but learning curve was short and never compromise my enjoyment while riding. Its beet now two weeks since I received my bike and I'm proud to add that i managed to put well over 230 miles under my tires. i would definitely recommend this bike to everyone that is looking for all around bike that will keep delivering pleasant ride for long time. There are number of well placed attachment points to provide support for all sorts of attachments and racks. Bike comes with Salsa rear rack that is built strong and provides a solid platform for heavy loads without compromising bikes balance and agility on the road. Another great component that comes standard on Marrakesh is Brooks B-17 sale that provides enjoyable ride without a need for any padded shorts.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for touring or commute I own this bike for a couple of months and may be done 150 miles (not big climbs) and some gravel riding. I bought this bike to do self-supported fully loaded (panniers) touring. added front rack and fenders etc. Things I like: 1. Steel frame but my size is 56 (not found) which I got to compromise on 55. 2. Brooks B17 comes with bike (if buy separately it cost 150$) 3. REI member 150$ dividend (check when you are buying) 4. Nice size tires and I did enjoy some gravel riding. Things I don’t like: 1. Handlebar grip on tops and hoods are so thin. I got a bruise on the palm of hand, I got buy padding and re-tap the bars (see the picture) 2. Bike Steam is not suitable for touring geometry. If they have given 30 degrees up rise steam which is good for touring and comfort. My friend gave me his very good opinion on this bike in terms of more technical thigs here. Deore mountain crank(you could lower the chainrings to 44-32-22 or 24) coupled with an 11-34 cassette? You could climb a tree! PERFECT. Any touring bike should come with the gearing on that bike. I looked at the Trek 520, similar, but more road-bike; I'm pretty sure the Trek would NOT hold tires as wide as the Salsa. The Salsa looks like you might be able to get 1.9 or 2.0 29er tires in frame. Avid BB7 brakes are awesome, I have those on my Haro. Ridiculous braking power. My GT and Haro both have Deore hubs, and my GT has Shimano Deore derailleurs, also nine speed. Deore is not pricey, but it's not "cheap." Works flawlessly, all the time. I think that bike would be hard to beat. I personally have ONE minor concern, and that's the swiveling dropout on the rear. I'm not sure what that is trying to accomplish. Maybe it will tighten up the steering a bit by shortening the wheelbase 1/2"? I'm not sure it would make that much of a difference, and the bike is still a touring bike, it will never handle like a Trek Madone. My personal frame of reference is from being 235+ lbs. • you can't go wrong with that Marrakesh! If you like the way it rides, it should be perfect for your biking adventures! • This really has me thinking. The one thing about trying to use the GT for commuting(fine) or even light touring(probably not so fine) is the fact that it's a mountain bike. The FRAME does not have the geometry for touring; it's an off road, carrying-no-extra -weight bike. It's a blast; it's a FUN bike. But anything more than a change of clothes, and it would probably not good. Other bikes to consider in this category - surly disc trucker, Kona Sutra, specialized awol etc
Date published: 2017-05-22
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Can this bike be modified with couplers?

Asked by: Dctouring
We do not have that information available. Please feel free to contact the vendor directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-21

I am trying to find out when REI will be reordering the SALSA MARRAKESH, I am looking for a 60 CM frame and the sizes continue to dissapear. There are no sizes larger than 55 cm. I am talking drop bar model. Thank you

Asked by: Thomas
As of March 2017, we are out of stock of the 60cm size and do not know when it will become available again.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-11

Can you order the frame set and build up a custom bike in your shop?

Asked by: AKRay
Please contact your local REI bike shop:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-17

Can you custom order the Salsa Marrakesh for me? What is the lead-time.  Black, 57 CM, Drop bar. Not knowing when it will be available is not an acceptable response.  Thank You.

Asked by: MaHeitze
​Unfortunately, does not place special/custom orders.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-14

Can other brands of rear racks fit this bike

Asked by: Phredd
​Other brands rear cargo racks can be used with this bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

I would like to purchase the Salsa Marrakesh in a larger frame size, 59.60 CM. I thought it was listed as available previously but is no longer showing up as an option. Please update

Asked by: torowac
As of March 2017, we are out of stock of the 60cm size and do not know when it will become available again.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-31

Hello, Can a kickstand and front rack be ordered with this bike? thanks! 

Asked by: AlexNYC
Yes, you can attach a kick stand and a front rack to this bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-09
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