Salsa Horsethief Carbon SLX Mountain Bike

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From laps at your local trail system to new destinations, the Salsa Horsethief Carbon SLX mountain bike is capable of pushing through technical terrain and instills confidence on aggressive pushes.

  • Features

    • Carbon frame and seatstays with Split Pivot suspension design offers 120 mm of efficient travel and remains fully active under braking while supportive throughout its travel
    • Suspension fork provides 140 mm of travel
    • 67° head tube angle provides confidence on the descent, yet balances overall wheelbase length and slow-speed maneuverability
    • Rear Flip Chip adjusts the head tube angle and bottom bracket height for terrain, wheel size and personal preference
    • Super Boost 12 x 157 mm rear hub spacing combined with a standard width bottom bracket results in a 432 mm chainstay length that's 5mm shorter than previous generations
    • Triangle fits 2 full-size water bottles; Anything Bracket and top tube mounts boost cargo space for pack-free riding bliss
    • Equipped with 29 in. wheels with a 2.5 in. tire up front and 2.4 in. tire in back; accommodates 27.5 in. wheels with 2.8–3 in. tires or 29 in. wheels with 2.2–2.6 in. tires
    • Pedals not included
    • 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



    Horsethief carbon V3

    Bike Suspension

    Full Suspension


    RockShox Pike Select+ RC 140 mm, 42 mm offset

    Fork Travel

    140 millimeters

    Rear Shock

    Fox Float DPS Performance


    Shimano SLX M7130, 30T

    Bottom Bracket

    BSA threaded, 73 mm


    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 Deore M6120, 4 pistons

    Brake Levers

    Shimano Deore M6120


    WTB ST Light i30, 29 inches

    Front Hub

    Shimano SLX M7110 15 x 110 mm hub

    Rear Hub

    Shimano SLX M7130 12 x 157 mm hub

    Wheel Size

    29 inches


    Front: Maxxis DHF 29 x 2.5 in.; rear: Maxxis DHR II 29 x 2.4 in.; EXO/tubeless ready

    Tire Width

    2.5 inches

    2.4 inches

    Handlebar Shape

    Riser Bar


    Race Face Chester 35


    Salsa Guide Trail 50 mm

    Seat Post

    TranzX YSI05, Shimano MT500 lever, 30 mm travel adjust


    WTB Volt 250 steel, 250 x 135 mm


    Not included


    FSA Orbit 1.5E NO.57E ACB, ZS44/ZS56


    Shimano Deore M6100

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