The 2024 Salsa Cutthroat Gets Updates


The 2024 Salsa Cutthroat Gets Updates

Hot off the heels of a Tour Divide second place with Salsa rider Ana Jager, the brand announced three key updates to the popular Cutthroat touring bike. Let’s check it out below.

The Salsa Cutthroat is wildly popular for touring routes like the Tour Divide as well as the more common bike camping trips and sub-24-hour-overnighters. These frames are proper drop bar mountain bikes, utilizing a high stack, wide drops, and 148/100 mm boost spaced-frames.

Cutthroat Quick Hits:

  • Clearance for up to 29 × 2.4″ tire in the rear and 29 × 3.0″ in the front for riding exceptionally rugged trails
  • Compliant carbon frame and fork smooth out trail impacts
  • Suspension corrected for 100mm travel 29″ forks
  • Hydraulic disc brakes modulate speed smoothly
  • SRAM UDH protects against chain jams and broken rear derailleurs and is widely available
  • Dropper post on select models allows for more control in tricky spots
  • Frame and fork protection features defend against dings and abrasion
  • Suspension corrected for 100mm travel 29″ forks
  • 12 × 148mm rear spacing
  • BB92 press-fit bottom bracket
  • 27.2 seat post
  • IS41/52 headset
  • No fender mounts

This tried and true platform maintains its old geometry but received a few chassis updates, ensuring the longevity of the carbon frame from heavy use.

The key updates on this new Cutthroat are:

  • SRAM UDH compatibility
  • New material on abrasion-resistant frame and fork plates
  • Carbon steerer tubes on all models


  • Cutthroat Rival GX AXS, Price $5,499 USD
  • Cutthroat Frameset, Price $2,499 USD

Cutthroat New Carbon Fork Specs:

  • 32% more compliant than the original Cutthroat fork
  • Updated abrasion-resistant plates in high-wear areas prevent damage from mud buildup and debris
  • Backwards-compatible with all Cutthroat frames
  • One set of Three-Pack mounts on each fork leg
  • Salsa Down Under rack compatibility
  • Internal brake hose and dynamo routing
  • 483mm axle to crown length
  • Boost 15 x 110mm hub spacing
  • Full carbon with carbon steerer tube
  • 51mm offset
  • Flat-mount brakes
  • No fender mounts


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