Salsa Blackthorn Carbon SLX

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Blackthorn is Salsa’s 140 mm all-mountain 29er, built for riding any trail anywhere with confidence.


Blackthorn is Salsa’s 140 mm all-mountain 29er, built for riding any trail anywhere with confidence. It’s a well-balanced bike that takes on serious topography with gusto.

Blackthorn is stable and confident on rugged descents and is a stunningly capable climber. With Split Pivot suspension dialed for maximum traction and pedaling efficiency, Blackthorn has the chops to ride all-mountain, all-out, all day.​


  • Carbon fiber frame and seatstays with 6061-T6 aluminum chain stays for durability​
  • Split Pivot + suspension design features 140 mm of efficient travel that’s fully active under braking and supportive throughout its stroke, paired with a 160 mm suspension fork
  • Rear Flip chip adjusts the head tube angle and bottom bracket height to accommodate varying terrain, wheel sizes, and personal preference
  • Integrated strap location on frame for tube or tool kit​
  • A short stem, long top tube and 64.6-degree head tube angle provides descending confidence
  • 76.5-degree seat tube angle with seat tube lengths optimized for longer dropper posts​
  • Super Boost 157 x 12mm rear hub spacing allows for shorter chainstays (431­–432 mm), more tire clearance, more chainring options, and stiffer wheels
  • Clearance for up to 29 x 2.6″ or 27.5 x 3.0″ tires



  • Frame: Blackthorn Carbon V1
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select+ RC, 160 mm, 42 mm offset
  • Color: Red


  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100 SGS
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore M6100, 10–51t, 12-speed
  • Crankset: Shimano SLX M7130, 30t
  • Shifter: Shimano SLX M7100
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore M6120 four-piston
  • Rotors: Shimano RT64, Center Lock (203 mm front, 180 mm rear)


  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Stem: Salsa Guide Trail 50 mm
  • Handlebar: Race Face Aeffect R 35
  • Grips / Bar Tape: Salsa File Tread Lock-On
  • Seatpost: TranzX YSI05, Shimano MT500 lever, 30 mm travel adjust (SM 125 x 409 mm, MD 150 x 459 mm, LG 170 x 499 mm, XL 200 x 559 mm)
  • Saddle: WTB Volt 250 Steel SL, 250 x 135
  • Seatclamp: Salsa Lip-Lock


  • Front Wheel: Shimano SLX M7110 15 x 110 hub, WTB KOM Trail i30 29″ rim
  • Rear Wheel: Shimano SLX M7130 12 x 157 hub, WTB KOM Trail i30 29″ rim
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5″ front, Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4″ rear, Maxx Grip/Maxx Terra, EXO+, TR


Salsa’s bicycles fall between a 2 and 5 year warranty. Please see Salsa’s extensive warranty details to review their limitations.