Émonda SLR frameset is the lightest, fastest road frame we've ever made. Our most advanced 800 Series OCLV Carbon layup delivers amazing ride quality and ultralight aero performance for more free speed on any grade. It's right for you if... You want more than the lightest road frame—you want incredible handling and balance, faster aero performance, and you want to be able to spec your dream build with your dream parts. The tech you get Our ultralight and aerodynamic 800 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork that weigh under 700 grams. Built for a T47 bottom bracket and flat-mount disc brakes. The final word Émonda SLR is insanely light, fast, and perfectly balanced—all of which makes it an ideal starting point for your dream lightweight build. Why you'll love it - Trek’s fastest climbing bike is aero, weighs in at less than 700g, and rides like a dream - 800 Series OCLV Carbon is the lightest laminate we’ve ever made - Aerodynamic tube shaping makes this our fastest Émonda SLR platform ever—on flats and climbs alike - Make it yours: it's fully customizable through Project One
The ultimate race bike Speed Concept is pure drag-defying tri performance. It offers total aerodynamic integration, incredible fit, and even Project One customization, all in one incredible system. You own the course on Speed Concept. Design, components, and incredible fit combine to meet your best effort and propel you to new heights of performance. Welcome to the win. Key features - 500 Series OCLV Carbon makes the ultimate light tri bike possible - Whole-bike integrated aero system is the world's fastest - Largest range of sizes and adjustability for a perfect fit - Make it yours: completely customizable through Project One
Cutthroat is Salsa's Tour Divide-inspired bikepacking machine. With a lightweight, efficient carbon frameset, ample tire clearance, and thoroughly thought-out mounts for all of your ride and camp essentials, Cutthroat is equally suited to setting records or seeking R&R.
Our riding experiences on the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route have allowed us to develop a perfect Tour Divide bike that’s capable of much more. The Cutthroat GRX 600 delivers the precise performance of Shimano’s latest drivetrain technology and the carbon frame and fork are purpose-built to go the distance—any distance—with all-day comfort in mind. Whether you’re out wandering or chasing waypoints on a weeks-long bikepacking race, Cutthroat is the tool for the job.
Think of Warroad Carbon 105 650b as the road bike you actually want. It’s agile and speedy, but also loves blasting down back-alleys and gravel shortcuts. The carbon frameset with Class 5 VRS offers the pavement performance of an endurance road bike with a dose of compliance and comfort for your off-road enjoyment. The balanced geometry and extra frame and fork mounts make your all-day outings that much easier. Dual wheel size compatibility means you can set your Warroad up with 700c or 650b wheels. Couple all that with Shimano 105 components to keep everything moving like clockwork, and you’ve got a bike capable of much more than your average road machine.
Warroad Carbon 105 700c brings something new to the road category: fun. The endurance road geometry is comfortable for all-day rides, the carbon frame and fork are lightweight but stiff in all the right places. Our Class 5 VRS provides compliance for rides that don’t stop when the pavement does. Clearance for up to 700c x 35mm or 650b x 47mm tires add all-road capability, and Shimano’s refined 105 group is a reliable performer for all of your on- and off-road exploits.
When gravel roads beckon, Warbird Carbon GRX 600 is a force to be reckoned with. The smooth shifting of Shimano’s gravel-specific drivetrain complements the comfort and control of Warbird’s Class 5 VRS-equipped high-modulus carbon fiber frameset. It’s the gravel bike for rides that go all day on all terrain. - High-modulus carbon frame with rear thru-axle dropouts and rear rack compatibility via Rack-Lock seat collar (sold separately) - Class 5 vibration reduction system dramatically increases comfort - Waxwing carbon fork featuring a 12 x 100mm thru-axle, Three-Pack and fender mounts, mid-blade eyelets, dynamo cable routing, and flat-mount brake standard - Full-frame internal cable routing for Di2 and mechanical brakes - Toptube bag mounts on all sizes, 3 bottle mounts on sizes 56cm and up - Clearance for 40mm-travel suspension forks and internal dropper post routing (1x set-ups only)
Warroad is Salsa’s endurance all-road bike built to perform on-road, while being fully capable of off-pavement pursuits. It’s the bike for riders who don’t define a road ride by the surfaces they travel. Endurance all-road geometry, Class 5 frame Vibration Reduction System, dual wheel-size compatibility with a wide range of tire fitments, and a variety of mounting options set the Warroad apart. - Shimano 105 drivetrain - Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i23 650B rims - WTB Byway 650B x 47mm tires
Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike made for epic all-road adventures. It's built with a Shimano GRX drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, but the defining feature of this model is the lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed, a decoupler at the top tube/seat tube junction that provides additional compliance over rough terrain so you can stay stronger longer. It's right for you if... Chamois or cut-off shorts, bikepacking trip or brutal day of gravel racing—you're going to ride far, go fast, and have a great time. You'd rather spend your money on a lightweight carbon frame than a top-of-the-line drivetrain, but you still expect your workhorse gravel bike to perform. You want a bike that's both fast and comfortable, and you want endless carry options for gravel races and everyday adventures. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed and rack and fender mounts, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, hydraulic disc brakes for all-condition stopping power, wide 700x40c gravel tires for added stability and traction, and a vibration-absorbing handlebar. The final word Light, fast, comfortable. Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike that nails this trifecta. A quality groupset, massive tire clearance, options for carrying gear, an OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed, and a ride quality that can't be matched. Why you'll love it - The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places, and stay stronger longer - This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes - Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube, and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water - Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions - The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
$2,899.99 - $3,129.99
Domane SL 5 Disc is all about smooth riding, speed, and versatility. The lightweight OCLV Carbon frame has both Front and Rear IsoSpeed to smooth out bumps in the road and reduce fatigue, so you can stay stronger on long adventures. It has an upgraded Shimano 105 drivetrain, disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, and an easy-access internal storage compartment for stowing ride essentials. It's right for you if... You want a versatile, capable carbon bike with a super smooth ride that keeps you going strong on all-day adventures. It's a great choice if you're likely to ride in conditions where the added capability of wider tires and disc brakes will make a big difference. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed, a stable Endurance Geometry, powerful flat-mount disc brakes, and a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset. Plus, a micro-adjust seatmast, fender mounts, and Tubeless Ready wheels wrapped in wider 700x32 tires. Internal storage and cable routing add to the bike's capability and sleek look. The final word Carbon, comfort, capability. Domane SL 5 Disc is purpose-built for long rides with a carbon frame, stable Endurance Geometry, and road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed. You also get the added advantage of a higher-end Shimano 105 drivetrain and powerful disc brakes that let you run wider tires. Why you'll love it - This bike is super versatile, super smooth, and equally suited to racing, club rides, and all-day adventures on the open road - Front and Rear IsoSpeed soak up fatiguing bumps in the road so you can stay stronger longer - The unique IsoSpeed Carbon fork, which swoops forward toward the dropouts, absorbs vibrations from the road, so your arms won't fatigue as quickly - A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear - The stable Endurance Geometry is comfortable over long distances, but this is still a quick race bike
Ritchey's Carbon Break-Away frameset lets you easily travel with a lightweight, stiff yet silky smooth full carbon road machine. A carbon fiber bike for travel? Yes! Ritchey's carbon fiber frame is exceptionally durable and of course, brilliant to ride with the same performance you've come to expect from all Ritchey products. This is the perfect blend of travel convenience and no-compromise performance. • Carbon tubes designed from the ground up with optimal stiffness, ride quality and durability in mind • Tom Ritchey’s “Right-Sized” carbon tubing specification balances stiffness and compliance for a sublime ride quality • Classic Ritchey geometry • Ritchey WCS Carbon road fork included • Room for larger road tires (up to 700x28c depending on make and model) • Ritchey Break-Away travel case and padding included • Ritchey 4Nm Break-Away torque key included • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large • Headset: WCS Integrated Drop-In 41.8 (included) • Front Derailleur: Braze-on • Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded
Cutthroat Apex 1 combines the redesigned Cutthroat carbon frame and fork with the tried-and-true performance of SRAM’s Apex 1 drivetrain. With gear range and cargo capacity for everything from gravel rides to bikepacking expeditions, this is an ultra-endurance bike ready to take you farther than you ever thought you could go.
Cutthroat brings speed to the mixed surface, ultra-endurance bikepacking race scene. Every aspect was designed to obliterate long-distance cycling route records. An evolutionary leap in all-road bikes, Cutthroat lets you ride long, hard, and fast in comfort. The full-carbon frame delivers race-winning efficiency and offers Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to reduce energy-robbing trail chatter. Salsa added a RockShox Reba 100mm fork to reduce arm fatigue and expand the already capable Cutthroat’s gamut of performance. The WTB i23 rims and Maxxis Ikon tires fly on fire roads and stand up to hours-on-end punishment, all while keeping rolling resistance and rotating weight down so you can keep pushing. The Cutthroat’s SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain offers secure, streamlined efficiency with a wide gear range shifted by SRAM’s crisp DoubleTap shifting to maintain speed and momentum in widely variable terrain. And, Tektro Spyre C disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power with a lightweight design and quick field serviceability for emergency adjustments and repairs anywhere with minimal downtime.
Cutthroat is Salsa's Tour Divide-inspired bikepacking machine. With a lightweight, efficient carbon frameset, ample tire clearance, and thoroughly thought-out mounts for all of your ride and camp essentials, Cutthroat is equally suited to setting records or seeking R&R.
Warbird is Salsa's gravel race bike, designed to provide smooth performance on the roughest surfaces. It was built off years of experience racing in some of the nation’s premier gravel events like the Almanzo 100, Dirty Kanza 200, and 340-mile Trans Iowa. Carbon frame and fork deliver Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to smooth out gravel’s often relentless chatter. The 700c 105 build takes the speed and efficiency of 700 x 40c Maxxis Rambler tires on DT Swiss C 1800 wheels, and mates them to a workhorse Shimano 105 2x10-speed drivetrain that opens the door to hill-dominated landscapes. Keep your cool and a double handful of control on the descents with the Warbird’s 105 hydraulic disc brakes that offer the kind of power normally reserved for bikes with fatter rubber and flatter bars. With front and rear thru-axles and rock-solid Salsa and WTB cockpit components, the Warbird 105 is ready for as many dusty miles on end as you care to grind out.
The Cosmic Stallion is ready for any road and any distance. From fast road rides on steep pavement to all-day gravel epics, this bike sets a new standard for beauty, functionality, and comfort on rough terrain. Thoroughly modern and classically styled, all on a lightweight disc-brake frameset. - Crafted from All-City’s proprietary heat-treated, air-hardened, and custom-extruded A.C.E. steel tubing - Columbus Futura Cross Carbon Fork with 4mm adjustable rake to dial in your performance needs - 12mm thru-axles and flat-mount disc brakes - Three bottle cage mounts, rear rack mounts, front and rear fender eyelets - Tire Clearance: 700c x 47mm w/o fenders, 700c x 43mm w/ fenders, 650B x 42mm - Shimano GRX 2x11 shifting - Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST Light i23 rims
Tame the toughest terrain with Warbird’s Class 5 VRS-equipped high-modulus carbon fiber frameset and SRAM’s sure-shifting Apex 1 drivetrain. As the industry’s first gravel race bike, Warbird is designed and built to provide control, comfort, and speed when the going gets rough. - High-modulus carbon frame with rear thru-axle dropouts and rear rack compatibility via Rack-Lock seat collar (sold separately) - Class 5 vibration reduction system dramatically increases comfort - Waxwing carbon fork featuring a 12 x 100mm thru-axle, Three-Pack and fender mounts, mid-blade eyelets, dynamo cable routing, and flat-mount brake standard - Full-frame internal cable routing for Di2 and mechanical brakes - Toptube bag mounts on all sizes, 3 bottle mounts on sizes 56cm and up - Clearance for 40mm-travel suspension forks and internal dropper post routing (1x set-ups only)
It would be nice if every road ride was on brand-new blacktop, but for real-world road riding, there’s Warroad. When your route inevitably turns to rubble, the 650b x 47mm wheels and tires provide traction and a supple ride, working in tandem with our Class 5 VRS to deliver all-day comfort in the saddle. Dual wheel size compatibility gives you the option of 700c or 650b as terrain and preferences change. SRAM’s proven Apex 1 group keeps shifting smooth and simple for one less thing to think about when you’re churning out the miles.
Warroad Carbon Apex 1 700c is the cure for the common road bike. The lightweight carbon frameset with Class 5 VRS and endurance road geometry blends performance for spirited riding with comfort for long days in the saddle on any road surface. Extra mounts on the frame and fork hold everything you need for big rides. Dual wheel size compatibility lets you run either 700c or 650b wheels, and SRAM’s Apex 1 components provide predictable performance wherever your wanderings take you.
Cutthroat brings speed to the mixed surface, ultra-endurance bikepacking race scene. Every aspect was designed to obliterate long-distance cycling route records. An evolutionary leap in all-road bikes, Cutthroat lets you ride long, hard, and fast in comfort. The full-carbon frame and fork deliver race-winning efficiency and offer Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to reduce energy-robbing trail chatter. The WTB i23 rims and Maxxis Ikon tires fly on fire roads and stand up to hours-on-end punishment, all while keeping rolling resistance and rotating weight down so you can keep pushing. The Cutthroat’s SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain offers secure, streamlined efficiency with a wide gear range shifted by SRAM’s crisp DoubleTap shifting to maintain speed and momentum in widely variable terrain. And, Tektro Spyre C disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power with a lightweight design and quick field serviceability for emergency adjustments and repairs anywhere with minimal downtime.
Wrought from a galactic vision of all-road exploration, the Cosmic Stallion is an endurance thoroughbred with a hand-built steel frame. Whether you're galloping over miles of gravel or simply want a bike that gives the go-ahead nod to balling down any road you see, the Cosmic Stallion delivers with speed and tenacity. All-City's own A.C.E. 4130 double-butted chromoly tubeset is seamless and light, creating a lively ride that's responsive yet comfortable across sealed and unsealed roads alike. Meanwhile, the Whisky No. 9 thru axle disc carbon fork guides you with precise steering and confident handling. And, with clearance for both 700 x 45 or 650 x 47, you'll never run out of places to roam. Three bottle mounts, as well as mounts for a rear rack and fenders, give the Cosmic Stallion the means to carry you to the ends of the world and back for never ending enjoyment.
The Gravel / All-Road / Endurance thoroughbred! The CS embodies all of All-City's bicycle ideals in its execution. As is their passion, All-City combined the classic artistry of a lovingly detailed, handbuilt steel frame with current technology, creating a bike that is both timeless as well as thoroughly contemporary. It is designed to be the ultimate for covering ground quickly over any road surface you may encounter. Whether you’re traveling and can only bring one bike, crushing gravel classics such as the Dirty Kanza, or just want to know that whatever the heck you end up getting into for the day your bike can handle, The Cosmic Stallion is The One! While it excels on smooth roads, when things start getting bumpy the Stallion really shines. It does a great job of soaking up road chatter, yet is so fast and efficient. It’s also incredibly versatile in its feature set. You’ll find three bottle mounts, as well as mounts for a rear rack and fenders. It also sports a full carbon Whisky No. 9 fork, All-City's own A.C.E. tubeset, a tapered head tube, lovely shaped stays, thru-axles, Shimano Di2 compatibility, and fits 700c x 45 or 650b x 47 tires. The A.C.E. tubeset found on the Cosmic Stallion was custom designed for all-road riding and racing. The tubing is seamless, heat treated, Air-hardened, and Custom Extruded to All-City's exact specifications and needs. The use of full frame A.C.E. Tubing allows the engineer total control over the butting profiles and wall thicknesses and has allowed All-City to build their lightest disc frame yet, a full 5oz lighter than the 853 Macho King, as well as achieving the ride characteristics they were after.
The Zig Zag. Our answer to what a modern road bike should be. An evolution of the revolution that we started in 2012 with the Mr. Pink, taken to the logical next step through the righteous application of new technology. We built it to be a ripping fast and efficient machine that shields the rider from road chatter and unnecessary fatigue allowing them to go further, faster, and have more fun. The addition of disc brakes provides confidence in all weather conditions and allows ultimate control on descents. The thru-axles add stiffness and enhance sprinting prowess, ensuring that no power is wasted. The custom drawn A.C.E. tubeset was created to shave weight and soak up bumps leaving you fresher, longer. Our famed road geometry strikes a perfect balance between aggression and comfort for long days in the saddle or attacks off the front. Because we like to explore the world around us, the bike accommodates up to a 35c tire, making it more than capable of multi-surface riding. You’ll also find all of the All-City attention to detail that you’ve come to expect: a custom head badge, Signature dropouts, Signature brazed-on seat collar, pump peg, two bottle bosses, and fender mounts.
$2,499.00 - $2,599.00
Fargo is Salsa's original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, it’s designed for mixed surface riders and bikepackers who want the versatility to take any route and the capability to carry everything needed when they’re out for days on end. That’s why Fargo has a triple-butted Cobra Kai steel frame that is as forgiving as it is reliable on weeks-long expeditions. Its carbon Firestarter fork pairs nicely with the frame and offers bosses and mount points for anything you’d want to attach to a bicycle fork. The Fargo Apex 1 is built up with SRAM’s trustworthy 1x11-speed Apex drivetrain with the range to get you and your gear anywhere and the simplicity to purify your riding experience. That’s paired up with hydraulic Apex brakes that won’t shy away from any descent, so you needn’t, either. You're welcome to roll over nearly anything, thanks to the 29 x 2.6-inch Maxxis Ikons that deliver low rolling resistance, traction-on-demand, and a smooth ride. And, wide-angle Salsa Woodchipper bars offer the hand positions of a drop bar with the wide stance control of a mountain bar so you can keep fresh hauling yourself and your gear all day long and still get rad when conditions call for it.
Warbird is Salsa's gravel race bike, designed to provide smooth performance on the roughest surfaces. It was built off years of experience racing in some of the nation’s premier gravel events like the Almanzo 100, Dirty Kanza 200, and 340-mile Trans Iowa. Carbon frame and fork deliver Salsa's Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to smooth out gravel’s often relentless chatter. The 700c Apex 1 build takes the speed and efficiency of 700 x 40c Maxxis Rambler tires on WTB rims, and mates them to a svelte, wide-range SRAM Apex 1x11-speed drivetrain that opens the door to hill-dominated landscapes with single-ring simplicity. Keep your cool and a double handful of control on the descents with the Warbird’s TRP Spyre C brakes, as powerful as they are easy to adjust and service, even in the field. With front and rear thru-axles and rock-solid Salsa and WTB cockpit components, the Warbird Apex 1 is ready for as many dusty miles on end as you care to grind out.
The Vaya GRX 600 is designed to handle any road surface. It has a durable steel frame and a premium Shimano GRX 600 groupset for smooth and confident shifting. Its lightweight carbon Waxwing fork features Three-Pack mounts for extra water bottles or gear, so you’ll be ready for anywhere the road takes you. Whatever your motivation, this all-road adventure and light touring bike is a versatile machine that feels great loaded or unloaded.
All-City's flagship road racer was designed to carry you as quickly and efficiently as possible over any road surface. From pot-hole-filled city streets, to smooth country roads, and gravel centuries, this bike does it all with the style and smoothness that can only come from high-end steel. Geometry-wise, it’s a classic racer, but they've made tweaks to the equation that remove the limitations associated with your average road bike. It has clearance for 32c tires (28’s w/fenders) for mixed-terrain riding, hidden fender mounts for foul-weather days and an ED coating for rust prevention and longevity. The perennial favorite Columbus Zona tubeset is lightweight and provides a stiff, yet remarkably comfortable ride. Included with the frame is the excellent Whisky No. 7 Road Plus carbon fork, which is a remarkable 1.45lbs lighter than the previous steel version. The Mr. Pink sports all of All-City's classic steel touches: a custom head badge, All-City signature dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, internal top tube cable routing for the rear brake, a pump peg and reinforcement stars on the bottle bosses. These are the signifiers of quality that inform, at a glance, that this is a high-end, hand-crafted machine. This is the frame that won the 2013 Gravel World Championships and has been campaigned in all manner of crits, road races, fondos and gravel events. Standout in a world of alloy and carbon, ride one for yourself and feel just how amazing a steel roadbike can be.
The redesigned Cutthroat drop-bar mountain bike and gravel frameset offers more stability and compliance in a package that’s equally at home bikepacking on remote doubletrack, taking the occasional singletrack shortcut, or conquering a gravel race. Build it into the all-day, mixed-surface bike you’ve always wanted.
Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the lineup. It's a high-quality build that will hold up for long, rugged miles on pavement, dirt, and even the most treacherous gravel roads. But what sets this model apart is the performance parts and the wealth of features like adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, massive tire clearance, and extra mounts that make it easy to customize for your kind of adventure. It's right for you if... Unlike the pure roadie who measures watts and weighs out meals, you favor epic all-road adventures that probably end with a beer and a burrito. But that doesn't mean you'll compromise on performance. You expect to get a lot for your hard-earned dollar, including quality, versatility, durability, and a ridiculous amount of fun. The tech you get A stout aluminum frame with rack and fender mounts, a vibration-absorbing carbon fork, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, hydraulic disc brakes for all-condition stopping power, and wide 700x40c gravel tires for added stability and traction. The final word If the amount of adventure you can get per dollar spent is a priority for you, you won't do better than Checkpoint ALR 5. Quality parts, a durable alloy frame that keeps the price in check, and a wealth of features like extra tire clearance and customization options so you can confidently take on bigger, better adventures. Why you'll love it - With Checkpoint ALR 5, you're getting high-quality parts at an exceptional value, which means you'll have extra dough for adventure travel… and burritos - This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes - Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions - Mounts on the seat tube and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water - The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
The lightweight Domane SL Disc Frameset is built with 500 Series OCLV Carbon and includes road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed so you can stay stronger longer. This carbon endurance road frame is designed for flat-mount disc brakes, has a built-in storage compartment, and includes a headset and a Domane Disc full carbon fork. It's right for you if... You're a performance-minded roadie with an appetite for speed and long days in the saddle. You're looking to build up your dream endurance road bike on a platform that earns top marks for tech with road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed. The tech you get A lightweight 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with an internal storage compartment, stable Endurance Geometry, internal cable routing, a micro-adjust seatmast, fender mounts, and road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed. Designed for flat-mount disc brakes. Includes a headset and a full carbon Domane disc fork. The final word Domane SL Disc Frameset is an ideal bike for long rides and races. It’s fast, stable, and Front and Rear IsoSpeed absorb fatiguing bumps in the road so you can stay stronger longer. Why you'll love it - The stable Endurance Geometry is comfortable over long distances, but this is still a quick race bike - Front and Rear IsoSpeed soak up fatiguing bumps in the road so you can stay stronger longer - A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear