We Built This City: SaltAir Lugged Road

We Built This City: SaltAir Lugged Road

How it’s only now we’ve featured one of Matthew Nelson’s SaltAir Cycles is a wonder — the Salt Lake City builder must be one of Utah’s most prolific. Although Matthew has been churning through his wait list, this is one of his first, and it’s his personal ride.

We Built This City: SaltAir Lugged Road

Built from Columbus double oversize tubing and Richard Sachs’ SaxMax lugs, Matthew has logged over 8000 miles of racing, climbing and descending through Utah’s majestic Wasatch Range with this bike and, Matt says, “it still makes me grin from ear-to-ear.”

We Built This City: SaltAir Lugged Road

Having originally been built up with a Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork for Matthew’s 2013 racing season, it now enjoys a more leisurely charge with a NOS Reynolds UL fork up front — painted to match the rest of the frame with a metallic copper hue.

We Built This City: SaltAir Lugged Road

Because it was designed for racing, the wheelbase is pretty short, making for a nimble ride, but it’s a sturdy one. Matthew’s offering it up for sale, to make room for the next project. Head to the his website for more information.

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We Built This City: SaltAir Lugged Road