If you’ve been eyeing up a Salsa StormChaser however like your shifty bits, prepare trigger one thing new is blowing in. Formerly a devoted single pace bike, Salsa has up to date the Stormchaser for 2022 with gears!
OK, technically, you may nonetheless run gears on the final Stormchaser, however the full bikes have been solely constructed as single pace. Now, that’s finished a 180.
That’s not all, although. In addition to the 1x drive practice, Salsa gave the Stormchaser a RockShox Rudy XPLR 40 mm fork and a dropper publish.
These updates take the Stromchaser into rather more succesful territory.
If you’re pondering, “oh no! Not the single speed!” Don’t fear. The choice continues to be there for individuals who need to trip it as a single-speed. Just regulate the Alternator sliding dropouts for the proper chain rigidity and growth— single pace!
The selection was all the time there to run the frameset as a geared bike, however that is the first time we see the bike supplied in a geared configuration as a full bike for buy.
Salsa StormChaser — What is the spec?
The Stromchaser GRX 810 1X SUS construct is a mixture of hearty gear that may take the abuse of gravel roads. The body is the similar Stormchaser everyone knows, however with an up to date grey hi-gloss paint.
The 6066-T6 alloy body makes use of Salsas Class 5 VRS (Vibration Reduction System) that makes use of skinny, outwardly bowed seat stays and vertically compliant chainstays to soak up highway vibrations. We’ve skilled the VRS on the Warroad and can attest to its comfy trip. We think about the similar will be stated about the VRS on an alloy body, however haven’t skilled it in particular person.
As for the new additions, the StormChaser will get a RockShox Rudy XPLR 40 mm fork with lockout. The new 90 mm dropper publish will allow you to recover from the again wheel and descend with confidence for shredding the uber-gravel.
Shifting and braking are all Shimano GRX, and the 1 x 11 drivetrain is environment friendly with comfy hoods to maintain palms contemporary on lengthy bumpy rides. The up to date StormChaser appears to make gravel extra accessible and riders extra assured in the critical stuff.
Salsa StormChaser SUS Pricing and Availability
U.S. MSRP $3,499.00
CAD MSRP $4,649.00
For extra data try: www.salsacycles.com