Salsa Horsethief SX Eagle Bike - 2021

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Made to be one of the most versatile trail bikes anyone's ever thrown a leg over, the Salsa Horsethief SX Eagle bike pushes through technical terrain and boosts confidence while you ride aggressively.

  • Features

    • 6066-T6 aluminum frame uses heat-treated double- and triple-butted tubing that's shaped for additional stiffness and strength in key areas
    • Modern trail bike fit has a short stem, wide handlebar and long effective top tube for more control and cockpit room for when things get rowdy
    • Super Boost 157 x 12 mm rear hub spacing combined with a standard width bottom bracket results in a 432 mm chainstay length to promote confident descending
    • A progressive leverage rate offers plenty of bottom-out performance at the end of the stroke, promoting confidence and control on bigger hits and a deeper feel to the travel
    • Soak up the trail with a 140 mm fork and 120 mm of Split Pivot® rear suspension
    • Split Pivot features a pivot in line with the rear axle that isolates pedaling and braking forces for more traction and control when climbing, descending or cornering
    • Metric shock standard requires lower air pressures, resulting in increased stiffness in rear triangle/rear suspension frame members and the ability to fine-tune ride quality
    • Anti-squat design is 1x specific and optimized around a 32-tooth chainring for better pedaling performance without the need to over-damp or lock out the rear shock
    • Comes with a 29 x 2.5 in. front wheel/tire and 29 x 2.4 in. rear wheel/tire combination, but can also fit 27.5 x 2.8–3.0 in. and 29 x 2.2–2.6 in.
    • Flip Chip technology integrated into the shock link mount allows quick adjustments to bottom bracket height and head tube angle based on terrain, wheel size and preference
    • Top tube accessory mounts bolt on your Salsa EXP Series top tube bag (not included) for a secure connection and elimination of strap wear
    • All sizes accommodate 2 full-size (26 fl. oz.) water bottles within the front triangle (bottles not included)
    • Internal tubes guide cable housing through the frame, simplifying setup and maintenance and creating a clean bike profile
    • Stealth dropper post routing compatible (fits 30.9 mm diameter posts); comes with a TranzX YSI05JL dropper post
    • 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



    6006-T6 aluminum

    Bike Suspension

    Full Suspension


    RockShox Recon Silver RL, 140 mm, 42 mm offset

    Fork Travel

    140 millimeters

    Rear Shock

    RockShox Deluxe Select+


    Truvativ Descendant 7K, 32t

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB 73 mm


    SRAM SX Eagle

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM SX Eagle

    Rear Cogs

    SRAM PG-1210, 11-50t, 12-speed

    Number of Gears

    12 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Hydraulic Disc Brake


    Tektro HD-M285


    WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29 in. rim, tubeless-ready

    Front Hub

    Novatec D791SB 15 x 110 mm

    Rear Hub

    Novatec DH82SB 12 x 157 mm hub

    Wheel Size

    29 inches


    Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 in.; Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4 in., 60 TPI, EXO, tubeless-ready

    Tire Width

    2.5 inches

    2.4 inches

    Handlebar Shape

    Riser Bar


    Race Face Chester 35


    Salsa Guide Trail, 35.0 mm clamp


    WTB Volt Sport


    Not included


    FSA Orbit IS-2 ACB, IS41/IS52


    SRAM SX Eagle

    Dropper Post






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