From the appearance of items at Sea Otter, Salsa Cycles is the following logo to undertaking into the sector of eBikes. No longer-so-hidden of their sales space had been two new motorcycles – the Confluence gravel prototype, and a prototype MTB known as the Notch.
Obviously categorized as a prototype, the Notch is the extra secretive of the 2 motorcycles. Salsa wouldn’t give us any main points rather than the truth that they’re running on an e-MTB, and what we will be able to see – just like the Break up Pivot suspension design. Supplied with a Bosch motor and battery device, the Notch prototype had 29 x 2.6″ Teravail Kessel tires entrance and rear and a Rockshox ZEB suspension fork that gave the look to be within the realm of 160-170mm of go back and forth.
Confluence Gravel Prototype
Extra is understood in regards to the Confluence gravel motorbike, even if it’s nonetheless a prototype – the colour and spec above don’t seem to be manufacturing, however shut. Constructed with a MAHLE SmartBike X35 device, the motorbike is a Magnificence 1 with a 20mph most sensible assisted pace, with 40 Nm of torque and a 250 Wh battery within the downtube. Like different MAHLE motorcycles, it’ll be suitable with their 208 Wh vary extender to extend overall battery to 458 Wh.
Designed round a 6061-T6 aluminum body, the Confluence will likely be presented in six body sizes for dropbar builds, and 5 body sizes for flat bar builds. The frames will come with a Confluence-specific complete carbon gravel fork with a 12x100mm through axle, and the motorcycles may have a 700c x 50mm tire clearance.
Different body main points come with inner droper publish compatibility, 68mm threaded backside brackets, rack and fender mounts, and load mounts. Entire motorcycles will get started round $2,499 with availability TBD.