Salsa Timberjack SLX 29 Bike

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A well-rounded blend of fun and versatility, the Salsa Timberjack SLX 29 bike is equally ready to ride your favorite trails, gear up for bikepacking overnighters or head into the backcountry.


  • Light, durable 6061-T6 alloy frame features ample accessory mounts and a front triangle design that maximizes space for a frame bag (not included)
  • Progressive, aggressive trail geometry is updated to offer more stability on descents and in technical terrain without losing those hardtail pedaling and climbing capabilities
  • Long reach and steep seat tube balance weight distribution for efficient pedaling; short chainstays keep the rear end nimble for responsive handling
  • 130 mm suspension fork and dropper post provide capability in technical terrain
  • Alternator 2.0 dropouts allow for adjustable chainstay length to dial in ride characteristics, as well as to expand drivetrain and setup options
  • Comes with 29 in. wheels; also compatible with 27.5+ wheels (not included) for added versatility
  • Internal cable routing keeps it tidy
  • Specs and images are subject to change


This bike comes with Coast to Coast Support, which includes:
  • 1 year of free adjustments (see more below)
  • In-store bike assembly
  • Pickup in store or curbside
  • Bike experts available at 170+ bike shops
REI Co-op Members get more:
  • Free flat tire repairs (labor only; parts not included)
  • 20% off shop services
More about our free adjustments:
New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.

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Technical Specs

Best Use

Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Style



6061-T6 aluminum

Bike Suspension

Front Suspension


RockShox 35 Silver TK

Fork Travel

130 millimeters


Shimano MT510-1, 32T


Shimano SLX M7100

Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX M7100 SGS

Rear Cogs

Shimano Deore M6100 10-51T, 12-speed

Number of Gears

12 gear(s)

Brake Type

Hydraulic Disc Brake


Shimano MT401, Shimano RT10 Centerlock; rotors: 180 mm front, 160 mm rear



Front Hub

400-B Centerlock 15 x 110 mm, 32h

Rear Hub

410-B Micro Spline Centerlock 12 x 148 mm, 32h

Wheel Size

29 inches


Maxxis Minion DHF front, Maxxis Rekon rear, 29 x 2.6 in., EXO TR

Tire Width

2.6 inches

Handlebar Shape

Riser Bar


Race Face Chester 35.0 mm, 20 mm rise, 780 mm width


Salsa Guide Trail 35.0, 50 mm

Seat Post

TranzX YSP05JL 30.9 mm, 0 mm offset, 30 mm Travel Adjustable, 125 x 409 mm


WTB Volt medium, steel


Not included


FSA Orbit #57


Shimano Deore





Dropper Post


Size Chart

Height Range5'4'' - 5'8''5'8'' - 5'10'' 5'10'' - 6'2'' 6'2'' - UP
Reach448 / 451469 / 472490 / 493510 / 514
Stack611 / 609615 / 613624 / 622633 / 630
Effective Top Tube594 / 593616 / 615640 / 639663 / 662
Seat Tube Center-Top405430455480
Standover Height726 / 728729 / 732730 / 733730 / 733
Head Tube Length95100110120
Head Tube Angle (degrees)64.6 / 64.964.6 / 64.964.6 / 64.964.6 / 64.9
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)76.5 / 76.876.5 / 76.876.5 / 76.876.5 / 76.8
Wheelbase1204 / 12041228 / 12271253 / 12521278 / 1278
Chainstay432 / 431432 / 431432 / 431432 / 431
Fork Offset43434343

Sizing Notes

Measurements are stated in millimeters unless otherwise indicated.

How we measure bikes

  1. Standover Height Standover Height is a measurement from the ground to the top of the top tube, measured at the midpoint of the top tube.
  2. Reach Reach is the horizontal distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured at head tube level.
  3. Stack Stack is the vertical distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured to the top of the head tube.
  4. Effective Top Tube Effective top tube is the distance from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube/seat post, measured parallel to the ground.
  5. Seat Tube Center to Top Seat Tube length is the measurement of the seat tube, from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.
  6. Head Tube Length Head Tube Length is measured from the bottom to the top of the head tube.
  7. Head Tube Angle Head Tube Angle is the acute angle between the head tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike)
  8. Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Angle is the acute angle between the seat tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike).
  9. Bottom Bracket Height Bottom Bracket Height is a measurement taken vertically from the ground up to the center of the cranks.
  10. Wheelbase Wheelbase is the measurement from the center of the front axle to the center of the rear axle.
  11. Chainstay Length Chainstay Length is the measurement from the center of the cranks to the center of the rear axle.
  12. Fork Offset Fork Offset, or rake, is the distance from the front axle to a line drawn parallel to the center of the head tube or steering axis.

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