Salsa Vaya 2 - 2015

Salsa Vaya 2
$1,950.00
Color:
Smokey Blue Robinson
Size:
56cm

Details

The road less traveled was meant to be seen from the saddle of Salsa's globe-trotting Vaya 2. Salsa's Classico double-butted chromoly tubing offers a great ride whether you're head down to the store, or on a cross-country trek. The frame is designed around a heads-up, all-day-comfortable touring geometry, has clearance for 42mm tires, and is dressed up with mounting points for front and rear racks, fenders, and a bevy of water bottles (all sold separately). Schwalbe's Marathon Plus Tour tires have a deservedly high reputation for durability among the touring cognoscenti, and when they're wrapped around a pair off burly, no-nonsense Salsa/Sun wheels you're prepared to ride wherever your heart desires. When it comes to reliability and smooth, easy shifting performance it's hard to beat Shimano's 105 drivetrain, and this 30-speed setup pairs that reputation with a wide-as-the-Great-Plains gear range to ensure you and your gear reach your camp at the end of the day. All-conditions stopping power is key when you're on the road, and a pair of Avid BB7S mechanical disc brakes ensure that you have total control at hand. Salsa's own stem and bar, Truvativ seatpost, and WTB saddle ramp up rider comfort during long days in the saddle so you can focus on the ride, and not your equipment.

Specs

Frame Salsa Classico double-butted chromoly
Fork Salsa chromoly
Rims 700c: Sun Inferno; 26-inch: DT Swiss X430
Hubs Salsa 2
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tires Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour
Crankset Shimano R563
Chainrings 52/42/30
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 SGS
Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-30
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Salsa Cowbell 2
Tape/Grips Salsa Gel
Stem Salsa Guide
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Avid BB7S mechanical disc, 160mm rotors
Saddle WTB
Seatpost Truvativ T20

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Smokey Blue Robinson / 56cm 657993042267 BK7114

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Pros

  • Versatile 
  • Durable 
  • Good sizefit 
  • Great commuter 
  • Comfortable 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City 
  • Road Biking 
  • Touring 

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5

Sweet ride!

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from Fayetteville, AR

About Me Commuter

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good sizefit
  • Versatile
  • Great commuter

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Touring
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    This is a wonderful commuter for folks who like the drop bars without going to a road bike. It's fast and handles both road and dirt and gravel extremely well. It's also surprising how easily you can climb hills fully loaded. I'm very impressed with the sram apex gearing on this bike. My only small complaint is the salsa wanderlust rack. It's hard to fit some panniers on, but that's not the bike's fault, and the bike is great, fast nimble and sure footed. Love it!

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