Salsa Timberjack SLX 27.5+ Bike

Size: XL
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Make any trail yours with the Salsa Timberjack SLX 27.5+ bike. Nimble geometry, a suspension fork and grippy 27.5 x 2.8 in. tires are set for rowdy trails, bikepacking trips and everything in between.

  • Features

    • Proprietary, top-shelf double/triple-butted 6061-T6 aluminum main triangle creates a light, responsive, durable frame with great trail feel
    • 2nd generation Timberjack geometry is longer, lower and slacker for aggressive riding; 66° head tube and long wheelbase make for a stable ride
    • Long reach and steep seat tube balance weight distribution for efficient pedaling; short chainstays keep the rear end nimble for responsive handling
    • Soak up the harshness of roots, rock gardens and drops with 130 mm of suspension travel up front
    • Drop your saddle for steep descents and technical terrain with the included TranzX dropper seatpost; it provides 30 mm of tool-free travel
    • Large-volume 27.5 x 2.8 in. tires supply confidence-inspiring traction while also helping to smooth out the trail; also compatible with 29 in. wheels (not included)
    • Shimano SLX drivetrain provides flawless shifting so you can focus on the ride
    • Alternator 2.0 dropouts deliver incredible drivetrain versatility—run single-speed or geared, QR or thru-axle, freehub or Rohloff
    • Set the Alternator 2.0 dropouts all the way forward for a shorter wheelbase and quick, nimble handling, or set them back for more stability
    • Full-length internal housing cable routing improves shifting performance in poor conditions and increases use time between maintenance intervals
    • Front triangle space is maximized for frame bag use (frame bag not included)
    • Small, Medium, Large and X-Large frames have 2 bottle mounts, including a Three Pack Mount on the down tube, in the main triangle; X-Small frame has only the Three Pack Mount
    • All sizes feature an accessory mount on the underside of the down tube, plus top tube mounts for the Salsa EXP Series Direct-Mount top tube bag (not included)
    • Rear rack mounts open up possibilities for larger loads (rear rack not included)
    • Pedals not included; specs and images are subject to change


    Free Adjustment Period:
    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


    Bike Frame Material



    6061-T6 Aluminum

    Bike Suspension

    Front Suspension


    RockShox 35 Silver TK

    Fork Travel

    130 millimeters


    510-1, 32t


    ShimanoSLX M7100

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano SLX M7100 SGS

    Rear Cogs

    Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51t

    Number of Gears

    12 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Hydraulic Disc Brake


    Shimano MT401, Shimano RT10 Center Lock (180 mm front, 160 mm rear)

    Brake Levers

    Shimano MT401


    WTB ST i40 TCS

    Front Hub

    400-B Center Lock 15 x 110 mm, 32h

    Rear Hub

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

    Wheel Size

    27.5+ inches


    Maxxis 27.5 x 2.8 in., Minion DHF EXO TR front, Rekon EXO TR rear

    Tire Width

    2.8 inches

    Handlebar Shape

    Riser Bar


    Race Face Chester 35.0 mm, 35 mm rise, 780 mm width


    Salsa Guide Trail 35.0, 50 mm

    Seat Post

    TranzX YSP05JL 30.9 mm dropper, 0 mm offset, 30 mm travel adjustable, 200 x 559 mm


    WTB Volt Medium, steel


    Not included


    FSA Orbit #57


    Shimano Deore





    Dropper Post


  • Size Chart

    XS S M L XL
    Height Range 157-163cm 160-175cm 173-183cm 180-191cm 188cm-UP
    Reach 410.7 433.6 453.6 475.5 492.6
    Stack 599.0 599.0 607.4 613.5 625.5
    Effective Top Tube 570.0 594.1 615.3 639.0 659.3
    Seat Tube Center-Top 342.9 370.0 395.0 432.0 457.2
    Standover Height 685.5 705.2 724.7 754.8 775.5
    Head Tube Length 100.0 100.0 105.0 115.0 125.0
    Head Tube Angle (degrees) 66.4 66.4 66.4 66.4 66.4
    Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 75.1 75.1 75.1 75.1 75.1
    Bottom Bracket Height 56.6 56.6 56.6 56.6 56.6
    Wheelbase 1120.0 1142.5 1164.5 1180.5 1211.7
    Chainstay 420-437 420-437 420-437 420-437 420-437
    Fork Offset 44 44 44 44 44

    Sizing Notes

    Measurements are stated in millimeters unless otherwise indicated.

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