Rustler Carbon XT will inspire you to get creative with your trail riding. With 150mm front and 130mm rear suspension travel, playful geometry, and 27.5-inch wheels, you’ll see rocks and roots as playthings rather than obstacles. With a lightweight carbon frame and the pedaling efficiency of the Split Pivot rear suspension system, Rustler can hustle up the trail just as well as it flows down. Shimano’s XT drivetrain makes shifting second nature, while the four-piston brakes bring everything to a halt when summoned. Rediscover your favorite trails with Rustler Carbon XT.
Rustler Carbon SLX is a light and flickable 27.5 trail bike so you can have fun while getting the job done. 27.5-inch wheels and 425mm chainstays make for a nimble bike that loves to get creative with trail features. The Split Pivot rear suspension system delivers excellent pedaling efficiency and traction, making climbing easier than it should be on a full-suspension trail bike. Shimano’s SLX drivetrain keeps shifting reliably precise, and the four-piston brakes bring everything to a stop when you need it. One ride and you’ll find that Rustler is a mountain bike that makes the most of every inch of the trail.
There’s riding the trail, then there’s making it your own. That’s where Rustler SX Eagle comes in. It’s designed from the ground-up to be a bike that you can pop off rocks and roots, manual on a whim, and carve into corners. 130mm of Split Pivot rear suspension and a 150mm fork give you plenty of travel to play with. The 6066-T6 aluminum frame is designed around 27.5" wheels and has 425mm chainstays for maximum flickability. The SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain is a reliable performer with a wide gear range to help you hustle up the steepest hills. It all comes together to make Rustler an exceptionally fun trail bike.
Rustler Carbon XTR goes all-in on singletrack stoke. We started with a lightweight carbon frame and playful geometry, plus the climbing prowess and small-bump compliance of Split Pivot. Next, we added 27.5" carbon wheels to keep it as nimble as possible. Then, we gave it a Fox Float 36 Performance Elite Grip2 fork with 150mm of travel and a Fox Float DPS Performance Elite 130mm shock to soak up trail impacts. The finishing touch is Shimano’s flawless XTR drivetrain. Put it all together, and you have a bike that uses all of the technology at its disposal to maximize trail thrills. Rustler XTR is a carbon 27.5 trail bike that loves to get rowdy.
The Rustler is Salsa’s playful and dynamic technical trail bike. It rewards the rider that’s willing to throw some body language into the way they tackle trails. Seek out features in the trail to find your flow; pop off every little rock and root, manual the rhythm sections, rail each corner, and boost every double.
Given the choice between clearing challenging lines and taking them on with gusto, you prefer the latter. If this sounds like you, the Rustler Carbon frame is the perfect platform for your ultimate trail bike build. The Split Pivot rear suspension system with a Fox Float DPS Performance shock, flip chip geometry adjustment, and 27.5 x 2.3–2.8-inch tire clearance let you build the bike that suits your playful style. Get excited for a trail-roosting rig with impeccable pedaling efficiency—a surefire recipe for fun on many trails.