|New Salsa Vaya 3|
It's the new Vaya 3 for 2013 in a luscious red hue with gold-ish anodized hubs and brown accents. The Vaya is Salsa Cycles versatile "touring" bike with plenty of braze ons, disc brakes, and a triple crank set with a wide range gear cluster.
I like to think of it as one of the best "all-road" bikes around. Gravel? Yes- most definitely. Rough roads? Sure- bring it on. Fast, spirited pavement riding? Not a problem. Take the Vaya down a dirt minimum maintenance road or buff single track too. It can go a lot of places an ordinary road bike couldn't do well in.
The components are solid. Bar end shifters are dead reliable, simple to operate, and easily upgraded to a new system when the time comes. The wheels feature Sun Ringle' rims which are designed for 29"ers, so you know they are burly enough for loaded touring, or rough housing on a country road. The rims are laced to nice Salsa 3 hubs, and despite these being Salsa's entry level hubs, they are incredibly smooth. Salsa branded seat post, stem, and excellent Cowbell 3 handle bar round out the components here.
|From the Salsa demo in August|
I think I like the green one better, actually! It has killer pewter anodized hubs and seat collar, and the matte green color is sweet.
It is a size Medium, so come on down and check this one out before it goes bye-bye like the orange one did.
Also- we are stocking some tires and will be getting some other fat bike related gear to support your corpulent steed in the future. Check it out soon!
Finally, the incredible Trek Domane has arrived. We have a few on hand including a Di2 equipped Project 1 version. These are going to be super popular items in 2013, and we even sold one of our nicer ones before I ever got it built up a week or so ago! You won't believe how the ride is so smooth on these. Check one out and see for yourself.