The new Vaya is ready for adventure. Where the adventure takes you is your business... Photo: Salsa Cycles.
One of the most impactful new models Salsa Cycles introduced last year was the Fargo. It was an off-road adventure touring bicycle like no other that had come before it. Well, now meet the Fargo's road-going sibling - the Vaya. Combining the Fargo's proven format, layout and bottle/rack mounts (read: carry anything) with a lighter tubeset and steeper, more road-worthy geometry is a winning ticket in my book.
It's the first "road bike" that's been compelling enough for me to actually want one since my Bontrager RoadLite of 1997... Now that's impressive!
What makes this all desirable for me is the fact that this isn't just a pavement pounder... and it doesn't use rim brakes. Those two things are the silver bullets that sold me. Anyone that knows me knows that I love discs, and I also don't love being confined to blacktop. In fact, it could almost be said that I prefer gravel. That's why this bike is right up my alley. It can hang on any road I choose to ride with a simple tire swap. Sweet...
Frameset or complete bike. As is the case with all Salsa Cycles, you've got a choice. Photo: Salsa Cycles
Speaking of sweet, did you catch an eye full of that color? Anyone that's a fan of dirt and wild blue sky is gonna' dig the combination Salsa chose for the Vaya. To say I'm a fan would be an understatement.
The best part is that the Vaya is already on its way to Salsa, so dealers will have them in-stock in limited numbers starting in late-February. If you're looking to add a little adventure to your life, get on down to your local Salsa Cycles dealer. They'll show you the way.