Salsa Horsethief SLX

Original price was: $3,798.99.Current price is: $2,999.99.

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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.


  • Aluminum frame and 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 Alloy V3
  • Fork: RockShox Revelation RC, 140 mm, 42 mm offset
  • Color: Blue


  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100 SGS
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore M6100, 10–51t, 12-speed -OR- Ruby, 11–50t, HG, steel spider
  • Chain: Shimano Deore M6100
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore M6130, 30t -OR- FSA Comet MegaExo, 30t
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore M6100
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore M6120 four-piston -OR- Tektro HD-M745 four-piston,
  • Rotors: Shimano RT64 (Center Lock, 180 mm)


  • Headset: FSA Orbit IS-2 ACB IS41/IS52
  • Stem: Salsa Guide Trail 50 mm
  • Handlebar: Race Face Chester 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: Shimano MT400-B 15 x 110 mm hub, WTB ST i30 29″ rim
  • Rear Wheel: Shimano SLX M7130 12 x 157 mm hub, WTB ST i30 29″ rim -OR- WTB Frequency Comp 157 x 12 mm Center Lock HG hub, WTB ST i30 29″ rim
  • 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.