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Salsa Blackthorn Deore

Salsa Blackthorn Deore
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Salsa Blackthorn Deore brings together performance and adventure.

The aluminum frame is stiff enough to keep you on your line and durable enough to toss in a truck bed for shuttling.

Salsa's progressive geometry and Split Pivot suspension design offer a well-balanced platform for pedaling, descending, and taking on technical features.

A 140 mm RockShox Super Deluxe Select shock and 160 mm RockShox 35 Gold RL fork ensure plenty of travel for gnarly drops, gaps, and other features.

On-bike cargo features like a down tube strap, top tube mounts, and a bottle mount let you keep the weight of your ride gear down low on the frame so you’re free to move your body without the burden of a pack.

With Shimano’s robust Deore 1 x 12-speed drivetrain backing you up, you’ll find very few limits out there.

Blackthorn Deore is the 29er all-mountain bike for big rides on diverse terrain.

Ride up and downhill efficiently. Our suspension system isolates pedaling forces from braking forces, so we can tune for both independently.


Split Pivot suspension design uses a concentric rear axle pivot to isolate pedaling and braking forces from each other—no other suspension system offers this level of isolation.


  • Allows us to tune the pedaling and braking forces independently

  • Maximizes pedaling and braking performance without compromising either

  • Results in optimal pedaling efficiency and traction when braking

Blackthorn is long, low, and slack, with a dash of moderation to preserve pedaling performance.

A 64.6-degree head tube angle and short-offset fork feel confident when descending loose, steep trails or blasting through rock gardens.

A steep 76.5-degree seat tube angle and consistent cockpit sizing makes for a comfortable pedaling position, while the moderate bottom bracket height provides stability at speed without sacrificing pedaling performance in technical sections.

The long front center provides stability in extreme terrain while the short 432 mm chainstays make for nimble handling in tight situations

Located in front of the rear shock in the front triangle, Salsa provides a dedicated place for a small repair kit, tube, or bag of gummies.

No more loading up your pockets or strapping the essentials to random spots on the frame and damaging the frame finish.

Aluminum frames feature a machined strap slot. The slot is sized to accommodate most ¾"- to 1"-wide straps.

A Salsa Tube Strap is included with each frame (Salsa Tube Straps are for use with tubes only)


Salsa Blackthorn All-Mountain Bike

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Large 657993314104 BK5565 BIK482142914