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Salsa Marrakesh Flatbar 2018



Marrakesh is our world-touring bike, designed for fully loaded, rugged exploration. We offer Marrakesh in a drop bar or flat bar setup. Both cockpits have different handling attributes, so we designed geometries best suited for each one. Marrakesh is stable and predictable when heavily loaded, and durable enough to be strapped down to the roof of a bus jostling over a remote pass. Turkish dust around the bottom bracket and mud from Thailand’s monsoon season make just as much sense on this bike as all the stickers from the other countries you’ve visited do. When you’ve decided to stop dreaming and actually make that year abroad a reality, Marrakesh is ready to pile on the miles.

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Cobra Kai CroMoly Tubeset +
Our next generation, Salsa designed, externally and internally butted 4130 tubeset, engineered from the ground up, provides a strong frame at an impressively low weight. Specifically designed for and found on select Salsa frames
Alternator Dropouts +
The Alternator dropout delivers incredible drivetrain versatility. Run singlespeed or geared, QR or thru-axle, freehub or Rohloff. Set the Alternator dropouts all the way forward for a shorter wheelbase that results in quick and nimble handling, or set back for more stability – the power is yours.
Salsa Marrakesh Fork Included +
Steel, straight 1-1/8” steerer, with stainless double eyelet dropouts, low rider rack bosses and Three-Pack bosses
Marrakesh Alternator 135 Low-Deck Rack Included (with Complete Bike ONLY) +
Designed for Marrakesh, the Alternator 135 Low-Deck Rack has a shorter rear axle-to-deck measurement that keeps weight lower and enhances loaded bike stability
Generous Tire Capacity +
Marrakesh is designed around a 700c/29 (622 ISO) disc brake wheel and is compatible with 700c x 40mm tires with mud guards or up to 29 x 2.0” tires without. Max. disc rotor size is 180mm
Touring Geometry +
Marrakesh features a low bottom bracket for stability and standover, an adjustable chainstay length to tune wheelbase and turning characteristic. The front end is designed with 62mm of mechanical trail (66mm ground trail) resulting in a stable feel that still allows easy turn initiation when loaded
Flat Bar-Specific Sizing +
Marrakesh Flat Bar comes in five sizes that are designed around flat bar setup and features the same upright and relaxed riding position for all-day comfort over varied road surfaces that the Marrakesh Drop Bar does. The XS size mimics the exact body/hand position of the Marrakesh Drop Bar 50cm, the SM mimics the 52cm, and XL mimics the 59.5cm. The Flat Bar MD and LG sizes splits the 54cm, 55cm, sizes 57cm Drop Bar sizes. Marrakesh Flat Bar offers a no-compromise solution for riders looking to tour with flat handlebars. Gone are the days for poor standover, short toptubes and extra-long stems that result from trying to use flat bars on a frame designed for drop bars
Versatile Cable Routing +
The frame features housing guides and stops to account for everything; 1x, 2x, 3x, and Rohloff, along with full-length rear brake hose/housing
Downtube Shifter Compatible +
Shifter bosses on the downtube allow the Marrakesh to be set up with indexed or friction shift levers directly, or adapted with housing stops to allow use of bar-end, trigger, or integrated brake/shift road levers on the bars. This versatility increases the odds of cobbling together a shifting drivetrain anywhere you might need to…when the adventure really begins
Multiple Bottle Cages +
All frame sizes accept three bottle cages. Three-Pack mounts on the fork legs increase capacity to five bottles per frameset
Fender Mounts +
All framesets ship with Alternator swing plates that feature fender mount bosses and the front fork dropouts feature double eyelets
Spare Spoke Mount +
Located on the top of the left chainstay
Kickstand Plate +
Because kickstands are highly functional and cool when touring, despite what roadies and mtb’ers might have you think
Multiple Cargo Loading Options +
All frames feature rear rack mounting via seatstay bosses up high and the upper pivot bolt of the Alternator dropout down low. Our Alternator 135 Low Deck rack is specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with the Marrakesh frame and keep the load as low and close to center as possible. Other racks can be fitted with the use of the Alternator Rack hardware kit or P-clamps. The Marrakesh fork comes loaded with both Three-Pack bosses and low rider bosses. This allows the use of either Anything Cages or low rider racks if panniers are desired. Or consider the use of a frame bag within the front triangle
44mm Headtube +
The modern standard for steel frames, this headtube increases front-end strength and stiffness, and allows for the use of forks with either straight or tapered steerer tubes

Build Kit

FrameMarrakesh Cobra Kai CroMoly
ForkMarrakesh CroMoly
ColorBlue or Grey/Green
Rear Shockn/a
Front DerShimano Deore
Rear DerShimano Deore Shadow, SGS
CassetteShimano Alivio HG300, 11-34t
ChainKMC X9
CranksetShimano Deore, 48/36/26t
ShifterMicroshift 3×9
BrakesAvid BB7R, G2CS 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10
StemSalsa Guide
HandlebarSalsa Bend
GripsSalsa Backcountry Lock-On
SeatpostZoom 27.2 x 350mm set back post
SaddleBrooks B17 Medium
Front WheelDeore 36h, WTB ST i19 Tubeless Ready Rim, 2.0 spokes, brass nipples
Rear WheelDeore 36h, WTB ST i19 Tubeless Ready Rim, 2.0 spokes, brass nipples
TiresPanaracer Pasela 700 x 38mm, PT Protection, Folding Bead
Complete Bike Weight29 lbs 2 oz for 57cm
Complete Bike$1,599.99

Component Sizing

Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm
Crank Length170mm170mm170mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width700mm700mm700mm700mm700mm
Seatpost Offset9mm9mm9mm9mm9mm

Frame Specs

Design Wheel/Tire Size700 x 40mm max. w/ fenders
Alternate Wheel/Tire Size700 x 50.8mm w/o fenders
Rigid Fork Length415mm
Fork Offset55mm
Seat Collar30.0mm
Front Derailleur TypeBottom pull
Front Derailleur MountBand Clamp (Ø31.8mm)
Bottom Bracket68mm BSA, threaded
CranksetMountain touring triple: 48/38/26t; any mountain 2x or 1x option available
Rear Brake (Rotor)51mm I.S. mount, (160–180mm)
Rear Spacing135 x 10mm quick-release
Derailluer HangerQR = FS1372, L Rohloff = FS1371
Bottle Mounts3
Stem ClampØ28.6mm
Crown RaceØ30mm
Front Brake (Rotor)51mm standard, (160–180mm)
Front Spacing100 x 9mm QR
Rack/Bottle MountsThree-Pack boss set each leg & 165mm standard low-rider boss set each leg (Cannot be used simultaneously)


Recommended Rider Height147–160cm160–173cm173–183cm183–191cm188cm–UP
A. Toptube Effective565mm588mm610mm630mm650mm
B. Seat Tube Length440.0mm480.0mm527.0mm573.0mm620.0mm
C. Headtube Angle70.75°70.75°70.75°70.75°70.75°
D. Seat Tube Angle75.0°74.0°73.5°72.75°72.0°
E. BB Drop77mm77mm77mm77mm77mm
F. Chainstay Length455–472mm455–472mm455–472mm455–472mm455–472mm
G. Headtube Length93mm110mm120mm144mm171mm
H. Fork Length415mm415mm415mm415mm415mm
J. Fork Offset55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm
K. Wheelbase1089.3–1106.3mm1103–1120mm1120.2–1137.2mm1144.9–1161.9mm1144.9–1161.9mm
M. Stack547.3mm563.3mm572.8mm595.4mm620.9mm
N. Reach418.4mm426.5mm440.3mm445.1mm448.3mm
P. Standover701.8mm734.3mm765.9mm803.1mm840.8mm


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