My new 2012 Salsa HorseThief that i ordered on closeout from Universal Cycles arrived yesterday so I will give an "Out of the Box" review..
1st - it did come just 1 full week after ordering from Portland to Tampa, Fl so not bad.
2nd - it came very well packed with the frame and most components in one large box and the wheels in 2 smaller separate boxes.
3rd - it did NOT come with s warranty card or even a Salsa bicycle manual, but did come with the Fox book and a general bike maintenance book. No Salsa stickers like that came with my El Mar frame when i ordered it..
4th - I ordered a Large frame and at 20" it is pretty big... after putting it together it really does look kinda monster truckish.. The Conti 2.4 Mountain Kings look HUGE!
5th - I was kinda of disappointed on the bottle cage placement on the frame.. only one and is located on the bottom of the downtube. funny because there was room for one inside the triangle... the gear and brake cables actually interfere with the bottle cage so I had to move them around to install one. looks like it will get very very dirty and not reachable during riding...
6th - overall the bike looks great and was fairly easy to set-up out of the box for someone with a decent amount of bike set-up knowledge... such a great deal for what this bike has on it...
cant wait to ride it soon and see how it performs....
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