The Salsa Marrakesh 2019 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on October 17, 2020
The Salsa Marrakesh 2019 (Review)
The Salsa Marrakesh is an all-around durable touring bike designed for heavy-loaded rides, rough terrains, and producing compliant ride experiences and safety in its entirety. It also provides a relaxed experience and aerodynamics while also capable of taking long rides, maintaining durability, and stability. In addition, with its components, it guarantees maximal comfort that demonstrate nimbleness and speed at the right time with the right amount of comfort, companionship on long rides while distributing confidence and control to the rider. The components are Steel frame, Shimano drivetrain, Maxxis tires, and Hayes brakes.
Steel Cobra Chromoly Frame
This is a durable and compliant frame that ensures the bike’s smoothness on rough terrains, ability to take on many loads, lightness, and unique strength even to the extent of being repaired when damaged, unlike its counterparts. It features placements for up to three water bottles, fenders, capabilities to withstand impacts, and reducing discomfort to the rider to increase stability and balance.
These are 450grams sleek touring bike that provides speed, good traction, compliance, and rideability in winter. It also provides good exploration features and excels in rough terrains where naturally other bikes wouldn’t surmount, and as well maintain suitability to excel in loaded conditions, hilly descents and climbs, good cornering, stability, and predictability. It adds to the sleek look of the bike and adds to smooth-rolling features with seasoned abilities to ensure comfort
Hayes Mechanical Disc Brakes
These powerful Hayes brakes are very incredible in dry conditions with maintained lightness, classic looks, high performance, and predictability. They are quite outstanding while depositing control and confidence to the rider with efficient stopping power, little required maintenance, and pressure to operate. They also provide good traction and cornering skills in rough terrains.
These are light and easy to control bars with good dropping position of 116mm that ensure stability in rough terrains with retained suitability in long hard rides that may come along with tours while allowing the rider take different riding position of the hands and rock every mountain terrain even in climbing, keeping the rider in charge, eliminating numb feelings and with mostly good reviews from past users
Front Derailleur: Deore
Frame: Chromoly Steel Salsa
Brakes: Expert Hayes, CX
Grips: Cork Salsa Gel
Tires: 700×42 Maxxis tires
Seatpost: Standard alloy
Rear Derailleur: Shallow Deore
Shifters: BSR1 Shimano End
Wheels: Hubs WTB Deore
Fork: Marrakesh Fork
- The bike is suited for rough terrains and provides the rider with comfort
- The bike gives relaxed rides even in long journeys with its comfortable saddle position
- The bike is suited for long rides and features racks for heavy luggage and placements for up to three water bottles
- The positioning of the bike makes for easy steering and control even with heavy loads
- The tires are not very resistant to punctures due to its tread pattern
- The handle of the bike may be too thin and less comfortable for all riders
What is the bike specifically designed for?
The Salsa Marrakesh bike is designed for long hard touring in rough terrains with capabilities to carry huge luggage and still maintain balance
Is the bike suited for steep and hilly terrains?
The bike performs excellently on steep and hilly areas
The Salsa Marrakesh is a touring bike that excels on rough terrains even while carrying luggage and providing a peaceful ride experience, compliance, and durability. Its parts are a reliable companion for tours allowing the rider to have the right amount of confidence and control in the ride with sustained abilities to go through lengthy rides.