Salsa Marrakesh is Salsa Cycles' new across-the-country or around-the-world touring bike. The Marrakesh is stable and predictable when heavily loaded, and durable enough to be strapped down to the roof of a bus jostling over a remote pass. Turkish dust around the bottom bracket and mud from Thailand’s monsoon season make just as much sense on this bike as all the stickers from the other countries you’ve visited do. When you’ve decided to stop dreaming and actually make that year abroad a reality, Marrakesh is ready to pile on the miles, whether you're actually headed to Marrakesh, or the Republic of Macedonia, or just to Macedonia, Ohio.
The parts spec is made up of tried-and-true touring bike components, starting with a Shimano Deore 9-speed drive train with a triple crankset, and Microshift bar-end shifters. Avid BB7 disc brakes provide the stopping power in all conditions. Steering duty is handled by Salsa's new Cowchipper drop handlebar, with a wide flare for comfort and control. Where the rubber meets the road you'll find Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x38 tires on all frame sizes.
You get some great extras right out of the box -- a Brooks B17 narrow leather saddle and Salsa Alternator rear pannier rack! The frame also has lots of eyelets for fenders, bottle cages, plus front and rear racks, including mounts on the fork for Salsa Anything Cages.
The frame comes in Black or Green, with cool constellation highlights to inspire your global navigation.