Salsa Cycles Pistola Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $2400.00


Product Description

  • Frame: Pistola, Road, True Temper OX Platinum
  • Fork: Alpha Q CS10 w/ OX Platinum Steerer
  • Chainring: SRAM Rival, 34-50T
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1070, 10-Speed
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado w/ Salsa Embroidery


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Slimboy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2010

Strengths:    Ride. This felt good the first time I hopped on.
Paint is beautiful.
Tracks very well.
Rival parts work awesome
Steel is real.


Weaknesses:    The headtube is tall! Going with a -10 degree stem and dropped the stem as far as it would go. So far, this is the only weakness I have found.
Wheels feel a bit heavy. (what should I expect in this price range)


Bottom Line:   
I just picked this up last week and have one ride on it. It is a 2009 model year.

I am looking forward to many more. It rides straight and stable, just as a road frame should. Really looking forward to checking it out how it corners in the mountains. Have a really good feeling about it.

The Sram Rival parts are dead on. They look good and work great. Shifts are crisp and the brakes have a really good feel. The Mavic hoops work and would really like to see how some Williams 19s or 30s with tubeless setup would work.

Besides the wheels, swapped out the stem for one with a bit of drop and also swapped out the seat and post for Easton EC70 and Specialized Roman saddle (this seat is the bomb).

This bike looks great hanging in the garage and I stop by and have a beer most nights before bed just to check it out.

From what I have heard from Salsa, they are not doing road bikes next year. If you are thinking about getting a steel road rig. Take a look at this one. The headtube is tall, but with a stem change, can get the handlebars into a more road racing feel. (that is how I like it)

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Favorite Ride:   Page Mile

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   LBS in Marin

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale 3.0 alum (1991)

Bike Setup:   Stock minus the change in saddle (now on my cx bike, post (put on a Easton EC70), and the stem which did not get the bars low enough.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by StPeteMike a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2009

Strengths:    Smooth supple ride but still leaps forward when hammered upon. Nice attention to detail on the frame. Sweet paint , nice welds.

Weaknesses:    My 45 year old legs.

Bottom Line:   
Had '08 Campy 10 speed carbon record component group that came on a frame that was too large for me. Wanted a nice steel road bike. Bought the frame and had it built with the Campy components. Wow very nice ! The web pictures do not do this bike justice. Was nice to find the fork painted silver like the frame and not black like in the ads. One of the builders lamented that my steel bike wieghed less than his aluminum/carbon road bike.

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Favorite Ride:   the one I'm on

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   TrailSport Bicycles

Bike Setup:   frame - 51
Component group - campagnolo 10 record carbon
Wheelset - vuelta xrp pro super lite



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