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Salsa road frame(3 posts)

Salsa road framebill61
Dec 7, 2002 6:34 AM
Has anone owned a Salsa Road Frame? Is it a good choice for
a heavier rider?
re: Salsa road frameHeron Todd
Dec 7, 2002 8:28 AM
>Has anone owned a Salsa Road Frame? Is it a good choice for a heavier rider?

It depends on what you'd like to use the bike for. How heavy are you? Will you carry any gear? Will you want to ever use larger tires, fenders, racks, etc.?

The quality will be excellent. Salsa frames are made by Waterford. It looks to be a fairly quick handling, short wheelbase bike. Ideal for road racing. Keep in mind that road racing frames are typically designed for relatively light riders who don't carry any gear and won't use really large tires. That being said, the Salsa is still an excellent choice.

If you are concerned about flex and don't necessarily need the quicker handling, you might want to look more at some "road sport" or "sport touring" frames that use a little stouter tubing.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com
make sure the geometry fits youtarwheel
Dec 9, 2002 5:18 AM
Salsa frames have some of the longest top tubes out there. That's fine if you have a long torso and/or like to ride stretched out, but make sure you take that into acccount.