2016 Vaya TI XO

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This news just came across and we wanted to just get it out there. Nice ride. Enjoy.


Vaya – Any Road Geometry
Designed as a light touring or credit card touring bike, optimized for fit with Salsa drop bars. Stable handling with a light load. The bike to ride for a light tour or any road exploration
3/2.5 Seamless Titanium Tubeset
Custom-spec’d, triple-butted tubing. Appropriate stiffness and compliance for a fantastic ride quality. Light weight. Superior fatigue life
ZS44 Semi-Integrated Headset
Compatible with tapered or straight 1-1/8″ steerer forks
Full-length Cable Housing With Custom Front Derailleur Cable Guide
Improved performance in poor conditions. Full drivetrain cable housing with a front derailleur BB cable guide to keep muck from entering the housing. Clean routing keeps shifting protected. Brake routing is external for easy maintenance
Vaya Carbon Fork
1-1/8 to 1-¼” tapered steerer for stiffness and ideal ride qualities over rough, uneven surfaces, and a 15mm thru-axle for confidence inspired tracking. Hidden fender mounts for a clean look
Salsa-designed Investment Cast Rear Dropout
Chainstay-mounted disc brake, rack and fender mounts, and replaceable derailleur hanger
Huge Crankset Compatibility Versatility
Accepts 1x cranksets (46T max.), 2x cranksets (53/39T max.) and 3x cranksets (Touring Triples) without sacrificing tire clearance
Chainstay-Mounted Disc Brake
Hassle-free rack and fender mounting
Integrated Rear Rack and Front And Rear Fender Mounts
Cast into dropout for durability. Designed to work best with Salsa Wanderlust Rack
Waterbottle Bosses
Frames accept 2 waterbottle cages. Tig-welded for durability
Generous Tire Clearance
Clearance for 700c x 42mm tires with fenders or 700c x 47mm without fenders


Frame 2016 Vaya Ti
Wheel size 700c
Tire clearance 700 x 47mm or 700 x 42mm with fender
Fork 405 x 50 offset
Headset-Upper ZS44/28.6
Headset-Lower EC44/33
Seatpost 27.2mm
Seat Collar 32mm OD
Front Derailleur Bottom Pull
Bottom Bracket 68mm BSA, threaded
Crankset 42/54t max and 30/39/53t max
Rear Brake 51 mm I.S. mount, 140mm rotor min., 160mm rotor max.
Rear Spacing 135mm
Bottle Mounts 2
Derailleur Hanger FS2310
Rear Thru-Axle 135 x 10
Cable Routing Full brake and derailleur housing, traditional routing under downtube and chainstay.

Build Kit

Frame Vaya Ti
Color Titanium w/ Black
Fork Salsa Vaya Carbon w/ DT Swiss RWS, 15mm
Rear Shock nil
Front Der SRAM X9 HDM
Rear Der SRAM XO 10-speed
Cassette SRAM 1050, 11-36t
Chain KMC X10
Crankset SRAM X9 48/32
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/28.6 | EC44/33
Stem Thomson X4
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell 2
Grips Salsa Gel Bar Tape
Shifter SRAM Apex
Front Brake Avid BB7R black, custom for Salsa
Rear Brake Avid BB7R black, custom for Salsa
Rotors SRAM G3CL, 160mm front/rear
Seatpost Salsa Regulator Ti w/ setback
Saddle WTB Pure V Race
Front Hub Salsa by Formula, 28h
Rear Hub Salsa by Formula, 28h
Spokes DT Swiss Competition, butted, black
Rims HED Belgium+
Tires Surly Knard, 700 x 42mm 120 tpi, folding
Complete Bike Weight 22 lbs. 3 oz. for size 56

You can head over to the Salsa Cycles Vaya page to find out more information about the other three Vaya models – the Vaya Travel, Vaya 2, and Vaya 3

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Author: RGBen

I created Ridinggravel.com in the fall of 2013 and happily joined with Guitar Ted in late 2014 to form the current day Riding Gravel. Originally from Wisconsin, my wife, 2 kids, spent several years in Colorado, before spending a couple years in North Dakota. Now we're back in Northern Wisconsin in the middle of an Outdoor Mecca.

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3 thoughts on “2016 Vaya TI XO

  1. I ordered one of these over the 2016 CF Warbird, as the Warbird had too much flex in the back for my liking. As a clydesdale @ 6’5 / 255, I felt I put too much pressure on the VRS5 system of the Warbird which would cause frame issues over time.

    The Vaya Ti is definitely a sexy beast and has more options that I am looking for with regards to light touring in addition to riding gravel.

    Will post more once I get some mile on the new rig.

  2. Hey Salsa… PLEEEEEASE put some lowrider and/or anything mounts on the carbon vaya fork for 2017. You’ve got them on so many other forks… why not a bike that you claim will support light touring?!

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