|Picture cribbed from the Treefortbikes.com blog.|
I'm ambivalent about disc brakes on a road bike, but I can see the attraction if you anticipate lots of gunk flying while you ride. I also think that long red rear brake cable is a neat-looking effect.
I like that Salsa correctly sees titanium as something other than race-bike material. Even Salsa's primary road frame -- the Collosal -- can run 28c tires. If I buy titanium I will most definitely not be running 23c tires on it. The leading makers -- Lynsky, Seven, Litespeed, Moots -- don't seem to understand that reality. Even Habanero, my instinctive first choice for a new frameset, is not making big tire frames, so far as I can tell.