frame geometry and kinematics for the desired travel. This means that we can achieve a hard-charging, supportive feel on Cassidy and we can also get a well-rounded, balanced trail feel on Blackthorn. No matter which way you choose to set up your Split Pivot+ frame, it’ll ride just the way we intended.
Speaking of the frame, Cassidy and Blackthorn are designed with our most progressive geometry yet. They’re long, low, and slack with a bit of restraint to preserve pedaling performance. Both bikes feature a long front-center for stability at speed. Short 432 mm chainstays keep handling agile in tight terrain. A moderate bottom bracket height balances stability with pedaling ability in technical terrain. Steep seat tube angles and proper cockpit lengths across all frame sizes puts the rider in a comfortable and efficient pedaling position—perfect for earning your turns on rides without a shuttle or lift. Cassidy and Blackthorn also employ our Flip Chip 2.0 system for geometry tweaks to suit terrain and rider preference.
Outfitted for Everything
All-mountain and enduro riding fall well within our definition of adventure here at Salsa, so we’ve equipped these frames for everything you might face on an all-day ride. The forward shock mount features an integrated spare tube strap location (strap included), and the Three-Pack mount on the downtube accommodates a cage for a full-size bottle and a pump mount. A top tube mount pairs perfectly with….