Salsa Horsethief C XT

Original price was: $6,898.99.Current price is: $5,498.99.

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The Horsethief is one bike for many trails. From finessing local loops to savoring new destinations, Horsethief has your back.


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Horsethief is one bike for many trails. From finessing local loops to savoring new destinations, Horsethief has your back. It’s capable of pushing through technical terrain, instills confidence while riding aggressively, and pairs well with beautiful vistas and a post-ride beverage.


  • Carbon frame and seatstays featuring the Split Pivot suspension design with 120mm of efficient travel, remaining fully active under braking while supportive throughout its travel, paired with a 140mm suspension fork
  • A short stem paired with long top tube, combined with a 67-degree head tube angle provides descending confidence, yet balances overall wheelbase length and slow speed maneuverability
  • Every size fits two full-size bottles in the triangle; Anything Bracket and top tube mounts boost cargo space for pack-free riding bliss
  • Super Boost 157 x 12mm rear hub spacing combined with a standard width bottom bracket results in a 432mm chainstay length that’s 5mm shorter than previous-generations
  • Rear flip chip adjusts head tube angle and bottom bracket height for terrain, wheel size, and personal preference
  • Spec’d with a 29 x 2.5’’ front and 2.4″ rear wheel/tire combination, but can accommodate a range of additional sizes of 27.5 x 2.8 – 3.0″ and 29 x 2.2 – 2.6’’



  • Frame: Horsethief Carbon V3
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Ultimate RC2, 140 mm, 42 mm offset
  • Color: White


  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100 SGS
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX M7100, 10–51t, 12-speed
  • Chain: Shimano SLX M7100
  • Crankset: Shimano XT M8130, 30t
  • Shifter: Shimano XT M8100
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M7120 four-piston
  • Rotors: Shimano RT64 (Center Lock, 180 mm)


  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series IS41/IS52
  • Stem: Salsa Guide Trail 50 mm
  • Handlebar: Race Face Turbine R 35
  • Grips / Bar Tape: Salsa File Tread Lock-On
  • Seatpost: TranzX YSI05, Shimano MT500 lever, 30 mm travel adj, 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: Reynolds Carbon C 309, 15 x 110 mm
  • Rear Wheel: Reynolds Carbon C 309, 12 x 157 mm
  • Tires: Maxxis DHF 29 x 2.5″ front, Maxxis DHR II 29 x 2.4″ rear; EXO, TR


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