Review: 2018 Salsa Cutthroat
In this video, I give you my first impressions of the 2018 Salsa Cutthroat. The Cutthroat is designed as a fast and light bikepacking / gravel crushing machine, but is it the right bike for you? Find out in the vid below!
Russ October 20, 2017 at 6:31 am
I’ve come around on carbon. I think they can be used for touring and with reasonable care could last several years. I wouldn’t consider them “forever bikes” like a steel bike however.
jay October 17, 2017 at 6:00 am
> Review: 2018 Salsa Cutthroat
>In this video, I give you my first impressions of the 2018 Salsa Cutthroat.
Ryan Dean October 19, 2017 at 2:10 am
This is a great review. I purchased a Moots Baxter earlier this year and it is very similar to the cutthroat as an adventure drop bar mountain bike. I like the drop bars on single track especially, and it feels like the bike is at home there. I love that they’re making these types of bikes.
I ride it as a mountain bike, with my kids (6,8), running errands, bike packing, gravel, pretty much everything but road, but in many cases it can hang on a 20-30 mile road ride.
Steven Schenck April 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm
Very much enjoy your content, but it is getting expensive -Your early posts led me to buy a Brompton that I rode across Spain and will be racing in Laguna Seca on 4/21 and your reviews were spot on – now I was setting up a touring bike and wanted a cutthroat based on your description, a custom builder in Sacramento, Steve Rex set me up with a 29X2.1 cyclocross bike so I was happy – but a friend called today and said only one Cutthroat left so I bought that also based on your reviews. Keep up the great work, I guess bikes are more addictive than booze or drugs, but I am not looking for a cure.
David July 18, 2018 at 7:26 pm
I couldn’t get a comment to work on YouTube, so I’m asking here. What is your height and inseam, I’m having trouble deciding what size I would go with. I’m 5’7″, 31″ inseam, my first pick would be a medium, but the salsa site says a small. I’ve never been much of a roadie, so I’m not sure what ett and reach mean on a drop bar bike. I don’t think a medium would be too big, as it comes with a 100mm stem, I could always go much shorter if needed. Thanks in advance!
Russ July 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Hey. My height is 5’8 and 29 inch inseam. Medium with a 90mm stem works great!
Hope that helps.
Nick April 30, 2021 at 8:29 am
A little late to the party here but here’s hoping a 56 (medium) cutty fits me at 5’8″ as well…I know they increased the standover a tad.
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What are your thoughts about the full carbon frame? We have 8 yr old steel loaded-touring bikes with only a bump and a couple minor scrapes apiece. Today we only do light touring and mixed gravel; we like the idea of comfort and low gears. Will this bike last us 8 years without too much worry?