This photo of the Salsa Vaya Travel has reignited my desire for a travel bike. Stainless steel tubing, disc brake mounts, and S & S Couplers elevate this to the top of my list of production bikes. I am really looking forward to seeing this at Interbike. There is a great post on the Salsa website describing the design process behind the Vaya Travel, a process that included real world travel. Through this process, it was decided that the Alternator dropouts would be used for ease of packing the bike, as well as offering the option to run an internally geared hub, or going single speed. This frameset is meant for travel to the farthest reaches of the globe.
very pretty bike. would love to see it too.