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    Quote Originally Posted by kq100 View Post
    Can't get there until Thursday!!
    And, and, and????

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    I still have not seen it!! It killing me!!!! Will post some pics when I can get there.

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    I guess I'll be the first one to show off the new Spearfish.

    Just picked it up Tuesday. Demo'd it a couple weeks ago in the snow and was quite impressed. Then again I'm coming from a 2002 Trek Fuel 80 26" FS that is too small for me.

    Note 1- despite all the articles written on the Spearfish 2 saying that it comes with a Fox Performance level fork, as did Salsa's website, it comes with an Evolution series at the same MSRP the website had been stating. I was quite disappointed. After contacting Salsa about it they claimed it to have always intended to be the Evolution and that their website had been wrong. Bummer.

    Note 2- Pics of the SF2 in reviews and Salsa's website show white brake m/c, calipers and white saddle. This one is black instead. I think the white is nice and flashy but I feel that the black components will look better over time so I'm happy with it as is.

    That said, I got the bike from Rothrock Outfitters in Huntingdon, PA and they were great to deal with and help gain some clarity on the fork issue. They also gave me a really good price. Definitely a shop I'd go back to again.

    Also, in case anyone was wondering this is a size Large and weighs 28.6 # w/out pedals.

    Enjoy the pics. I'll probably take some better ones later but for now it will have to just be cell phone pics.

    -mike

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    I'll be second. Picked up my Spearfish 1 today and took it out for a brief spin on a 6 mile loop at my local trail. So far its everything I hoped for. Tracks and accelerates like a hard tail, but is easy on the back with the roots here in South Texas. I'll be getting out tomorrow for 20 mi or so and will provide a review after. Here are a few quick shots from my phone after my spin.

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    Nice bikes.

    I thought I was going to be getting a Spearfish but I fell in love with this.
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    I just ordered a Horsethief 1 and I'll be real disappointed if the components are different. I spent the extra buck over the 2 to get better stuff. Should be here Tuesday. Seems like the Spearfish and Horsethief have become more similar so I figured I'd give the more aggro bike a try.

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    Those '14 SF1 look way sweeter in person than the Salsa pics show!

    I'm missing mine bad right now. The fork is off in Fox Wonderland due to an issue. Probably won't have it back for another 2 weeks. My bike shop was awesome and gave me a loaner '13 SF3 but it just isn't the same.

    -mike

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    I have heard that a large percentage of the new OEM Fox forks are coming out of the box bad. My LBS dude called Fox and was told that they are aware of the problem and more interesting, all OEM forks have totally different internals than aftermarket ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twowheelchris View Post
    I have heard that a large percentage of the new OEM Fox forks are coming out of the box bad. My LBS dude called Fox and was told that they are aware of the problem and more interesting, all OEM forks have totally different internals than aftermarket ones.
    Well great.... why is Fox generally favored over Rock Shox?

    I'm probably going to get the damper upgraded while they have it. It's only $100 to get it swapped out since they are already working on it. My LBS said they felt my issue was coming from the crown-steer tube joint. Not good... I was hoping to also get upgraded uppers while I'm at it. From what I understand Uppers and the damper are the only differences between the Evolution and Performance series. Though I'm not sure what exactly is different with the uppers.

    When is your Horsethief due to arrive?

    -mike

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    My Horsethief should be here Tuesday. I'm going to be waiting at the LBS and handing the mechanic tools to get it put together ASAP. If the Fox fork is jacked up I will be "unhappy."

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