Salsa Timberjack 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on October 17, 2020
The Salsa Timberjack 2020 (Review)
The Salsa Timberjack is an agile mountain bike that ensures quality rides even in long trips and rough terrains. The bike is made with parts that are smooth and excellent in aggressive riding, stable, durable, while being capable of promoting adventures and granting confidence to the riders. With this bike, going up and down the hill is made easier with its Timberjack frame, smooth rides are guaranteed with its smooth handlebar, drivetrain and 130mm travel fork. This bike is suited to ensure great fun in rides and comply with the rider’s swift movements in all terrains, even while providing good corners.
Aluminum Timberjack Frame
These Timberjack frames are high quality and rigid frames that are resistant to rust, light, durable, stiff, and suited to make a big difference in races. The frame makes climbing and descending easier in the mountains. Additionally, it’s very responsive, stable, and suited for aggressiveness while still maintaining preciseness in backpacking and general rides. It also demonstrates flexibility at the right time, especially in sprints, and reduces the effects of bumps in rides with good traction. This frame makes the bike suitable for light and heavy riders and guarantees high excellence in performance.
These tires are designed to overcome any terrain it crosses as it is developed to suit aggressiveness, provide good traction and cornering abilities while increasing speed, good rolling capabilities, and tenacious grip. These tires provide maximum protection even while braking, triumphs in slopes and is resistant to being punctured by rocks. The tires are also made with threads that ensure they last long and take lengthy rides in all terrains inclusive of muddy and sandy areas while maintaining consistency and lightness.
This mountain saddle is engineered to provide comfort with its perfect thickness and versatility as it has gained a good reputation amongst good riders. It had been proven to provide comfort in lengthy and fast rides and is structured for the rider to maintain a good pedaling position in any different style of riding method. It is properly padded to ensure efficiency and structured to provide maximum support in climbs and descents while possessing sleek looks and durability.
These are comfortable grips that guarantee safety and efficiency regardless of being used with gloves or not. They are lock-on, possessing a length of 13mm with thick threads that allow for better grip and comfort even on rough terrains while being durable and convenient for the rider as it has a perfect size. It is also suited for adventurous rides.
Fork: Beacon 130mm RockShox
Tires: Vigilante tires
Frame: Aluminum Timberjack frame
Saddle: Volt saddle
Bottom Bracket: Threaded BSA
Grip: Tread Salsa lock-on
Rims: MT400 Shimano
Rear Derailleur: SLX
Disc Rotors: SLX between 160mm to 180mm
Headset: 1.5E FSA
Seatpost: 170mml adjustable dropper
Crank: MT610 Shimano
- This bike is designed to give adventurous and exciting rides
- The bike is versatile
- The tires are excellent
- The fork is not so good
- The saddle is not very light
Can the Salsa Timberjack take on long rides?
Yes, the bike features parts that are suited for long trips while also providing comfort.
Is this bike suited for beginners?
Yes, the bike is affordable enough for beginners
The Salsa Timberjack is one bike that most mountain bikes would love to ride as it is designed to provide excitement in rides that are either long or short while being efficient in performance. The bike is versatile, durable, exceptional in climbing and descending hills while also providing stability and comfort with its parts. The bike is most suited for bikepacking in all the rough trails that the mountains bring.