The Salsa Timberjack - Your Next Hardtail Mountain Bike

Maybe you are staring at a rusty old trail bike in the garage, or your buddies are trying to rope you into their next bike mountain adventure and you don't know the first place to start. If you want a bike for trail riding and aren't sure what you're looking for, the Salsa Timberjack is your next mountain bike.


Bike tech changes quickly and can be overwhelming to the cyclist who hasn't upgraded or kept up with industry trends in a few years. The Timberjack takes most of the guesswork out of entry level mountain biking and delivers a ton of bike with a very small price tag.

Tubeless wheels, an air suspension fork, 1x11 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, even a third bottle cage and room for a full frame bag. To translate that jargon into Lehman's terms—the Timberjack comes with a very well rounded parts kit that will provide a true trail experience and leave room to grow into the bike. Aside from a tubeless compatible tire, Salsa checked every single box with this bike. It's even got a nice WTB saddle!

At $999 this bike sits at the top end of entry-level pricing, but the parts kit and capability of the Timberjack make it an exceptional value—even for the rider looking to upgrade to a second, newer bike. The Timberjack is currently in stock in a 29-inch NX 1x11 build and is also available in a 27.5+ GX 1x11 build.