Salsa has some updates to celebrate for their beloved Timberjack mountain bike. The new hardtail frame will squish the 120-150mm fork of your choice, with space for 29×2.6″ or 27.5+ tire widths. There are rack mounts out back, and bikepacking gear mounts in all of the right places.
The new Timberjack gains stability with notably longer reach measurements on all five frame sizes. The medium bikes gain 28mm between the cockpit and BB to stretch a nice 454mm reach, with a 130mm fork at 30% sag, and XL frames extend by 13mm for a 493mm reach. The chainstay length is still adjustable between 420 and 437mm, so the frame can easily be built up as a single-speed. The head tube angle with that same fork sag is 66.35°, and all of the frames use a reasonable seat tube angle of 75.1°. Riders who prefer a slacker front end can increase fork travel to 150mm, which will also help with the angle steepening as the fork is compressed.
Timberjack aluminum frames sell for $599 and the titanium version goes for $2,699. A full single-speed build will retail for $1,699, while the geared builds go for $1,799 with a Shimano SLX drivetrain, $2,099 with XT, and $2,499 with a SRAM GX Eagle transmission.
Head over to Salsa Cycles for more info on the updated Timberjack,