400 Miles: Long Term Salsa Bucksaw Report

My last post about this bike was before I had even finished my own build. I’ve been too busy riding it! Here’s a build summary, followed by my impressions.

Here’s my build list:

Riding the Salsa Bucksaw

Ever since it was announced April 10, 2014, I’ve been committed to making this my next mountain bike.

When the 2014 SaddleDrive event came around and Salsa started taking orders, I stepped up and told my local shop I was ready to order one. Unfortunately, my shop didn’t get its Salsa order ready for a little bit after that, so I couldn’t get a complete Bucksaw 2 (in yellow!) like I wanted. All that was left in my size on the preorder were some Bucksaw 1 frames. So that’s what I committed to. I hadn’t planned on building a complete bike, but I was roped into it so I started ordering parts.