From the seems of issues at Sea Otter, Salsa Cycles is the following model to enterprise into the world of eBikes. Not-so-hidden of their sales space had been two new bikes – the Confluence gravel prototype, and a prototype MTB referred to as the Notch.
Clearly labeled as a prototype, the Notch is the extra secretive of the 2 bikes. Salsa wouldn’t give us any particulars aside from the truth that they’re engaged on an e-MTB, and what we are able to see – just like the Break up Pivot suspension design. Outfitted with a Bosch motor and battery system, the Notch prototype had 29 x 2.6″ Teravail Kessel tires entrance and rear and a Rockshox ZEB suspension fork that within the realm of 160-170mm of journey.
Confluence Gravel Prototype
Extra is thought concerning the Confluence gravel bike, regardless that it’s nonetheless a prototype – the colour and spec above should not manufacturing, however shut. Constructed with a MAHLE SmartBike X35 system, the bike is a Class 1 with a 20mph prime assisted velocity, with 40 Nm of torque and a 250 Wh battery within the downtube. Like different MAHLE bikes, it will likely be appropriate with their 208 Wh vary extender to extend whole battery to 458 Wh.
Designed round a 6061-T6 aluminum body, the Confluence will probably be provided in six body sizes for dropbar builds, and 5 body sizes for flat bar builds. The frames will embrace a Confluence-specific full carbon gravel fork with a 12x100mm through axle, and the bikes could have a 700c x 50mm tire clearance.
Different body particulars embrace inner droper put up compatibility, 68mm threaded backside brackets, rack and fender mounts, and cargo mounts. Full bikes will begin round $2,499 with availability TBD.