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Rangefinder Deore 10 29 opens up the beautiful world of mountain biking. Take to the trail with frame geometry that puts you in complete control through descents, rock gardens, and other trail obstacles.
A 120 mm suspension fork takes the edge off of rocks and roots, while the 29 x 2.6” wheels and tires help you roll right over them. The Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain provides countless miles of trouble-free performance, for a reliable 29er hardtail that’s always ready to ride when you are.
Geometry & Ride Characteristics
The geometry of the Salsa Rangefinder Deore 10 29″ is notably accommodating and balanced. Its headtube and seat tube angles are consistently moderate, aiming to offer a middle ground between aggressive speed and comfortable cruising. The chainstay length is uniform across all sizes, emphasizing a harmonious blend of agility and control. The BB drop is moderate, striking a balance between stability and ground clearance.
Adjustable Suspension Fork Length: Offers a 100–130 mm adjustable fork length, a feature usually reserved for more expensive models, allowing versatility for both cross-country and aggressive trail riding.
Shimano Deore Drivetrain: Comes with a Shimano Deore M5120 SGS rear derailleur and a 10-speed, 11–46t cassette, providing reliable performance typically found in more expensive models.
Internal Cable Routing: Features internal cable routing, enhancing aesthetics and offering better protection for the cables, a feature often seen in higher-end models.
Quick-Release Rear Spacing: Equipped with a 141 x 10 mm QR rear spacing, a less common feature in modern trail bikes, adding to the bike’s unique selling points.
Bag and Rack Mounting Points
The Salsa Rangefinder Deore 10 29″ is equipped with the following mounting points to cater to all your gear-hauling needs:
Toptube Mount: The toptube has a mount that is compatible with Salsa EXP Series Top Tube bags.
Rear Rack Mounts: In order to mount a rear rack, a Salsa Post-Lock seatpost collar is required due to the absence of upper mounting eyelets on the seatpost,
Seat Tube Mounts: The seat tube also has mounts for a water bottle cage.
Down Tube Mounts: The down tube has mounts for a water bottle cage or for attaching additional gear.
Under Downtube Mount: There’s a mount under the downtube, which is a common place to carry an extra water bottle or tool keg.
- Frame: Rangefinder Aluminum
- Fork: SR Suntour XCM32 Boost, Coil, NLO, DS, 120 mm OR RST Alpha 110-15 Coil MLC, 120 mm
- Front Derailleur: N/A
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore M5120 SGS
- Cassette: Shimano Deore M4100 11–46t, 10-speed
- Chain: Shimano HG54
- Crankset: FSA Alpha Drive, 30t, FSA 124.5 mm bottom bracket
- Shifter: Shimano Deore M4100
- Brakes: Shimano MT200 OR Tektro M520 OR Promax DSK-925
- Rotors: Shimano RT10 Center Lock rotors (160 mm)
- Headset: FSA Orbit NO.57B 1.5 ZS
- Stem: Salsa Guide 31.8, 60 mm
- Handlebar: Salsa Salt Flat 31.8, 750 mm width XS–SM; Salsa Rustler 31.8, 800 mm width M–XL
- Grips / Bar Tape: Salsa File Tread
- Seatpost: Salsa Guide 30.9, 0 offset
- Saddle: WTB Volt Medium, Steel, 142 x 265 mm
- Seatclamp: Salsa Lip-Lock
- Front Wheel: Shimano MT400 Center Lock 15 x 110 mm TA hub, WTB ST i40 32h 27.5″ rim
- Rear Wheel: Shimano MT200 Center Lock 10 x 141 mm QR hub, WTB ST i40 32h 27.5″ rim
- Tires: Maxxis Rekon 27.5 x 2.8″, EXO, Wire Bead (not tubeless compatible)
The Salsa Rangefinder Deore 10 29″ frame is crafted from 4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, which is double-butted in the main triangle and TIG welded for added strength. The rear dropout configuration is vertical, with 138mm rear hub spacing that accommodates 10 x 135mm or 10 x 141mm sizes. The front hub spacing is 10 x 100mm. The bike is designed for disc brakes, with 51mm I.S. mounts that can accommodate up to 180mm rear and 203mm front rotors. The head tube has a diameter of 34mm, and the steerer tube is 28.6mm. The seatpost is 27.2mm in diameter, and the bottom bracket is a 73mm threaded design. The frame offers generous tire clearance, accommodating up to 26 x 3.0″, 27.5 x 2.8″, or 700c x 47″ tires.
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Salsa Cycles ( “Salsa ” ) makes the following limited Warranty:
All Salsa products are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Every Salsa frame, component, and apparel has a useful product life cycle. The length of that useful product life cycle will vary depending on the construction and the materials of the product, maintenance and care the product receives, and the amount and type of use the product is subjected to over its life. Your bike has an intended level of use as defined by the ASTM Riding Condition Classification Chart. Failure to adhere to the use cases identified in this chart will void your warranty. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.
All warranty periods below apply to the original owner only
ONE YEAR WARRANTY
All frame bags
Salsa Cycles does not guarantee the compatibility of original components with a warranty replacement frame. Salsa Cycles is not responsible for parts or labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds.
Salsa Cycles cannot guarantee a color match to the original frame, component, or apparel in the event of a replacement.
This warranty applies to 2014 and newer model bicycles and covers only Salsa Cycles branded product. Any other original part or component shall be covered by the stated warranty of the original manufacturer. Any products not specifically included above are hereby excluded.
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Aluminum chainstays of suspension frames
Aluminum seatstays of suspension frames
Carbon seatstays of suspension frames
All other suspension frame parts (excludes hanger, pivot hardware, bearings)
THREE YEAR WARRANTY
Aluminum front triangles of suspension frames
All Salsa forks
All Salsa components
FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
Carbon front triangle of suspension frames
THE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE FOLLOWING
Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assemble
Bicycles that were not assembled or serviced by an authorized Salsa Cycles dealer
Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition, or for commercial purposes such as rental, courier, police, security, etc, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use
Installation of components, parts, or accessories not originally intended for use with or compatible with Salsa frames and components
Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from an unauthorized dealer
Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from third-party internet sites, including auction websites, and regional trading websites (examples: Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist) are not covered under this warranty, even if you have a receipt
Sandblasting, sanding, grinding, wire brushing, filing, welding, brazing, drilled holes, anodizing, refinishing, powder coating, or chrome plating the bicycle, frame, or component will void the warranty
Internal rust perforation on all steel frames
Wear, scratches, chips and cracks to paint, finish, or coating on all Salsa frames and components
Bent or broken derailleur hangers or Alternator plates
Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds
Damage to carbon fiber caused by any carbon assembly paste
Normal wear and tear
This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Salsa Cycles, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Salsa Cycles product and is not transferable. This warranty applies only to Salsa Cycles products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Salsa Cycles be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to our products except as set forth herein. This warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
For 2013 and older model bicycles and products, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Salsa Cycles product instructions, or contact Salsa Cycles or your authorized Salsa dealer for the applicable warranty information.