On our way to checking out Holland’s FFWD wheels design and production facilities (look for a story on BikeRadar very soon), we got the chance to stop off at the Dutch BikeMotion show – so we thought we’d give you a gallery of some of the best bikes and bits from one of the biggest Benelux bike shows.
Salsa may have taken a bit of a low profile of late (at least in the UK), but the new generation of ‘hardtail drop bar bikes’ takes things a little further than its pioneering gravel machines like the Warbird. The carbon Cutthroat is designed to be the ideal companion for long-distance bikepacking racing. The race-inspired geometry features super long 445mm chainstays to get you up and over technical singletrack trails, yet still give plenty of stability and comfort for big endurance rides.
The Cutthroat features vast clearances at the rear
The bike features huge clearances and will accommodate up to 29 x 2.4in rubber (plus plenty of mud). It’s suspension-adjusted for a 100mm travel fork, though comes equipped with a full-carbon unit. At the rear there’s provision for 74mm post-mount brakes for rotors of either 140 or 160mm and a 142 x 12mm thru-axle.
Olympia and Scapin
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