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Sweet Salsa Campeón Road Bike (XL, 60cm) - $600 (Bellingham)

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bicycle type: road
frame size: 60cm 62cm XL
wheel size: 700C
bicycle frame material: scandium
suspension: none (rigid)
brake type: caliper
handlebar type: drop
electric assist: none
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Salsa
model name / number: Campeon
Remember when Lance Armstrong had us all wearing those yellow Livestrong bracelets and we were only kinda sure he was doping? Or when your buddies were still getting tribal tattoos unironically? Relive those days with the pinnacle of early 2000s bike technology every time you take this sweet ride for a spin around Whatcom County.

This 2010ish Salsa Campeón is fast and stiff, even if the tech isn't cutting edge. The frame is scandium (Salsa's proprietary aluminum blend), and features a carbon fork and carbon rear seat stays. Very well specced, including a full 105 groupset (save for the Ultegra front derailleur) and USA-made Bontrager Race-Lite wheels wrapped in Vittoria Open Pave Evo-CG Greens (which are still hand-made and retail for $130/set). Top it off with a period-correct Aeron titanium saddle and you're all set.

Is this bike perfect? Nope. There's a bit of rubbing from the cables, the odd chip here or there, and the drivetrain could use a deep cleaning. The only part that's not mechanically 100% is the Easton EA70 stem, which is cracked on the bottom from one end to the other - but it's also a perfectly straight line crack that I hadn't noticed in the last few hundred miles, so...keep on keeping on? Or replace it with a stem of your choice for $15.

Size-wise, it's big. Salsa calls it an XL, so I said 60 - 62 in the "size" box of this ad, but I unscientifically measured it closer to 66cm. I'm 6'4" and only have the seat post up a couple inches. Reach is reasonable, though - you're not totally stretched with the geo of this frame. If you're a tall boi with a penchant for early 2000's vintage, this bike is for you.

Happy to meet up and let you take a look or answer questions by email. Nice riding weather is coming - grab this bike, do a little cleanup, and get out there!

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