SALSA Cycles


Size: 52cm

The redesigned Cutthroat drop-bar mountain bike and gravel frameset offers more stability and compliance in a package that’s equally at home bikepacking on remote doubletrack, taking the occasional singletrack shortcut, or conquering a gravel race. Build it into the all-day, mixed-surface bike you’ve always wanted.




Cutthroat Carbon V2
Cutthroat Carbon Deluxe V2
Raw Carbon
Rear Shock


Cane Creek 40


Front Wheel
Deadbolt Ultralight Thru-Axle included
Rear Wheel
Deadbolt Ultralight Thru-Axle included


Frameset Weight

*Specification and pricing subject to change without notice.


Design Wheel x Tire Size
29 x 2.25" (29 x 2.4" Max) (Some front derailleurs may reduce tire clearance. Check manufacturer’s specifications to confirm clearance before installing.)
Susp Fork Length (Travel)
506 mm (100 mm Travel)
Rigid Fork Length
483 mm
Fork Offset
51 mm
Front Spacing
110 x 15 mm Thru-axle
Front Brake (Rotor)
Flat mount (160–180 mm), flat mount frame standard (35 mm thickness), 42 mm bolt length
Front Rack Mounts
Yes, lowrider compatible. Salsa Down Under rack recommended.
Fork Accessory Mounts
Yes, one set of Three-Pack mounts on each fork leg
Headset, Upper
Headset, Lower
27.2 mm
Seat Collar
32.0 mm
Dropper Compatible (Routing)
Yes, internal
Front Derailleur Type
Road, braze-on, 2x, bottom-pull
Bottom Bracket
Press Fit BB92, 41 x 92 mm
Crankset (Max & Min Ring)
1x MTN Boost: 40t Max; 2x RD Boost outer ring: 46–50t, inner ring: 30–36t *Oval chainrings subtract 2t from max*
Rear Brake (Rotor)
Flat mount (140–160 mm), flat mount frame standard (25mm Thickness), 32 mm bolt length
Rear Spacing
148 x 12 mm Thru-axle
Rear Axle Size
Ø12 x 174, TP=1.5, TL=20
Derailleur Hanger
QBP #FS2322
Rear Rack Mounts
Yes, Salsa Rack Lock seatpost collar required. Salsa Wanderlust Rack recommended. Salsa Bent Rack Struts (part #RK8030) required for installation on 58 cm and 60 cm frames. Not compatible with Salsa Wanderlust HD Rack
Rear Fender Mounts
Water Bottle Mounts
Frames up to 54cm: 2 in main triangle. Frames 56cm and larger: 3 in main triangle.
Under Downtube Mount
Yes, two pair.
Top Tube Mounts
Yes, compatible with Salsa Top Tube bag.
Internal Dropper Post Routing
1x mechanical drivetrain: Route the dropper post cable through the drive side of the down tube. Di2 drivetrains: Mount the Di2 battery in the seatpost, then route the dropper post cable through the drive side of the downtube.
External Dropper Post Routing
1x and 2x mechanical and Di2 drivetrains:Route the dropper post cable through the dynamo rear light holes on the non-drive side of the top tube.



Cutthroat Frameset frame

Size 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
A. Effective Top Tube 520 540 560 580 600
B. Stand Over 700.44 741.72 810.51 851.75 874.22
C. Reach 357.77 372.91 385.28 395.13 406.36
D. Stack 584.98 592.45 619.53 644.73 664.34
E. Total Seat Tube Length 355.6 419.1 508 558.8 584.2
F. Headtube Length 90 98 127 154 175
G. Headtube Angle 69 69 69 69 69
H. Seat Tube Angle 74.5 74.25 74.25 74 73.75
I. BB Drop 70 70 70 70 70
K. Chainstay Length 445 445 445 445 445
L. Fork Length Axle to Crown 483 483 483 483 483
M. Fork Offset 51 51 51 51 51
N. Wheelbase 1049.54 1067.55 1090.31 1109.83 1128.6
Crank Arm Length 170 170 175 175 175
Handlebar Width 40cm 42cm 44cm 44cm 46cm
Recommended Rider Height 154cm–168cm 168cm–175cm 173cm–185cm 183cm–193cm 190cm–UP
Stem Length 60 70 80 80 90


Measurements based on:

  • an 483mm AC x 51mm offset fork which is equivalent to an average 100mm 29"" suspension fork at 25% sag
  • a 29" x 2.2" tire measuring 740mm in diameter
  • Standover for all sizes is measured vertically to top of toptube from a position 50mm forward of BB center.
Size: 52cm

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