Salsa Deadwood Sus Mountain Bike Review

5.00 out of 5
By Greg Heil    on Feb 14, 2017

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September 30, 2019
Model/Year: Deadwood Sus SLX Carbon/2019

Pros: Climbs anything Plows through rock gardens rolling over almost everything Descends with authority Brakes are lightyears ahead of last generation Deore. I was going to replace them before I rode it. Glad I didn't.

Cons: Fork is not as plush as I would like SLX shifting isn't as good as the GX on my Process 153. KS seatpost lasted about a month Heavy at 32 lbs

Recommendation: I would buy this bike again in a heartbeat. Bought it in March when Salsa had a sale I couldn't pass up. The only change I made was moving my Crank Brothers Highline dropper from the Process to the Deadwood. If I had the money I would get the X01 Eagle version. But, this bike is solid as is. The wheels have done well under my 255 lbs. Freehub still going strong and that's usually the first thing to go on my bikes. The Revelation has been great, but can get overwhelmed in fast Rocky sections. The 2.6 tires seem to be the best size for overall riding. Not as fast rolling as skinnier tires but the traction and cushion is worth the trade off. Best all rounder I've ever owned!