New Cutthroat looks great. Its a bike designed for a 2600 mile route. 70% gravel 20% road 10% singletrack. For that I reckon it would be perfect.. I would take drops for 5 days riding gravel into a headwind with 2 hours of nadgery singletrack. Go to Victor ID, by JayP's place and every other bike is a Fargo/Cutthroat due to miles of varying grades of teh grav grav. My Fargo was great with a slacker HA cranking out the miles. It was just a bit heavy, which i think is where the Cutty wins. Only spec I havent seen on this version is whether its a threaded bb, like the other new version carbon Salsas. Anyway I'd love one.
Integrated luggaged is a long time coming. Niner have already done it with the Sir9. I really think Alpkit missed a trick with the latest versions of their frames.
I dont see the benefit of superwide drops. I switched from 46cm cowchippers back to 44cm as they felt more comfortable over longer distance, including a good mix of singletrack. Good flare seems better. Suspicious there is a bit of Ultrarom-instacrust cool aid at work, but will happily eat my narrow bars if people still using them in 2 years time.