The Salsa Cycles Deadwood comes to life

I know this bike is over a year old but I have changed my methodology for building new bikes. No more do I throw everything together as fast as I can with a hodgepodge of parts.  Instead I pain over every detail and build it when I have all the parts, or at least very close to all the parts.

This one took a while and will replace my old blue Fargo Titanium. It’s just right. I still have a second set of wheels to build as well as custom frame bags to get, but here’s the build.

Frame/Fork: Salsa Cycles Deadwood size large with carbon Firestarter fork

Headset: Cane Creek 110

Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 11

Crank/BB: SRAM GX1 w/SRAM BB (replacing with Chris King)

Cassette: SRAM GX 10-42 11 spd

Chain: SRAM 11 speed…Cant remember which model

Brakes: SRAM Force Hydraulic

Shifters: SRAM Force 11 1x

Bar: Salsa Cowbell, 46cm

Stem: Zipp Service Course

Seatpost: Eriksen Ti setback with black caps

Saddle: Brooks B17 Carved

Bar Tape: ESI bar wrap

Hubs: DT 350

Rims: Whisky Parts Co

Tires: Maxxis Chronicle 29×3″ Tubeless

Pedals: Time ATAC

Cages: King Cage Stainless

Bottles: Angry Catfish

Feedbags: Revelate Designs

Seatbag: JPAKs Gravel Pack

More pics to come. Maiden voyage today and got the little bugs and tweaks out. Time for some serious fun. Here’s just one shot from today.

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