In July 2011, Salsa sponsored rider Kurt Refsnider rode his El Mariachi Ti to victory in the Tour Divide race from Banff, Alberta, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. While it was first introduced in 2007, it has continually received praises ever since. Its secret! The El Mariachi Ti is fitted with Titanium tubing which provides a surprisingly mix of low weight, stiffness, and vibration damping. So whether your letting on pro or active riders on the bike or taking on the Tour Divide or a NUE-series 100-miler, or just joining your local crew for an all-day trail riding beat down, the bike is a pure pleasure.