SALSA El Kaboing All-Mountain Frame
Designed for long days in big, burly terrain, El Kaboing is Salsa's 5" travel, 26" wheeled trail frame.
Crafted of custom-designed scandium alloy tubing, El Kaboing uses a single pivot, flexing seatstay design to activate a custom-tuned Fox RP2 air shock. Most importantly, the seatstays act not just as a frame member, but also as an integral part of the suspension design.
At proper sag, the tuned seatstays provide resistance to pedal induced bobbing while still remaining sensitive to small bump forces. On larger hits, the flexing seatstays work with the linkage to assist the rear shock in moving through its full stroke.
Some say it is all in the details: Seven forged parts per frame add strength while keeping the weight down. Fantastic standover clearance encourages the rider to tackle tough terrain. Size-specific cable routing keeps it all clean and appropriately out of the way. Mud clearance abounds even with 2.5" tires. The direct mount, post style disc brake mount offers adaptor-free caliper mounting with 160mm rotors.
El Kaboing. Five inches of fun.
Scandium, custom-drawn tubeset, 7 forged aluminum parts
Forged, then CNC-machined, 1-piece 7000-series aluminum linkage with helicoil inserts
Fox RP2 air shock
Enduro sealed cartridge bearings
Designed around 510mm axle to crown 26" fork
Dual driveside bearings at lower main pivot
135mm rear spacing
Standard 1-1/8? headset
Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm
Seatpost clamp: 35.0mm
Post-mount disc brake mount
Front derailleur clamp: 34.9mm
Bottom bracket: 73mm
Includes Salsa Flip-Lock seat collar
125mm rear travel
For use with 125-140mm travel fork
Small (16") frame weighs 6.6 lbs with Fox RP2 air shock
Color: Battleship Gray
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