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    2014 Spearfish Deliveries?

    Every few days I check this forum hoping someone has updated info or rumors on 2014 Spearfish deliveries. My Solo is approaching it's reserve on eBay and I have a Pivot 429 demo lined up for later this week. But, I really want to see the new Spearfish before I make a decision.

    Anyone heard anything new from their LBS?

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    I first heard "November" and recently "December" from my LBS, but obviously it is now past mid December, so I wouldn't expect anything before the new year.

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    Ditto...

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    I took the Pivot demo back to LBS #1. Nice, but not overwhelmed. LBS #2 says Spearfish deliveries end of January, first of February. I guess I will wait and see how I like the SF.

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    Merry Christmas to me. I ordered a '14 Spearfish XX1 today. Who knows when it will get here.

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    Congrats...

    Me too i (pre)ordered the xx1 spearfish... bot 3 months ago...

    it wasn t under the christmas tree..

    heard somthn bout end of january..

    let s hope so.

    till then, i ll have to do with mamasita..

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    Anybody have pricing on just the 2014 Spearfish frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Anybody have pricing on just the 2014 Spearfish frame
    I remember seeing it in one of the reviews on this page. Not sure which one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkP View Post
    I remember seeing it in one of the reviews on this page. Not sure which one.
    The Outside online review said $1700.

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    Fred, you can go to this page in the link and then click on the build specs and go to the bottom of the page it will give the price of the frame. I think it's only going to be the green color offered for frame only.
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    ...and the color is hideous.

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    2014 Spearfish Delivery

    I've had an XX1 on order since they came out with pricing. Here is an email I received from Salsa last week:

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    Dan,

    Thanks for the email. I donít have an updated ETA for that bike at this time. Still waiting on our end.


    Ben Witt

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    Super bummed about this. Sold a Niner Air 9 and a Surly Karate Monkey months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getshust View Post
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    Thanks for the email. I donít have an updated ETA for that bike at this time. Still waiting on our end.


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    Super bummed about this. Sold a Niner Air 9 and a Surly Karate Monkey months ago.
    Thanks for the update. Our Arizona racing season could be over before this bike comes out, I've decided to move on. Probably a Niner Jet 9, maybe even the RDO.

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    after all, you had time to save up a bit!

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    Engineering wise 2014 Spearfish reminds me a lot of the 2008 Gary Fisher HiFi Pro 26" I had, but upgraded to 2014 specs. I like the simplicity of the rear shock\design, aluminum frame and the welds remind me of my bmx bikes in the 80's - spot on. After looking at\researching the 2014 XX1 Spearfish, it's made me re-think buying a 2014 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon WC. Decisions, decisions...But with delivery dates in question, my choice has probably been made for me already since the "S" is available in my size now...
    Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkP View Post
    Thanks for the update. Our Arizona racing season could be over before this bike comes out, I've decided to move on. Probably a Niner Jet 9, maybe even the RDO.
    I pulled the plug on the Spearfish today and bought a Santa Cruz Tallboy. Hope you all get bikes soon, I'm sure they will be nice!

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    Emailed Salsa and their latest answer is "Shipping to dealers the first week of February. "So hopefully by March"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kq100 View Post
    Emailed Salsa and their latest answer is "Shipping to dealers the first week of February. "So hopefully by March"
    This is consistent with what I just heard. My dealer called and said, "I'm getting your bike" and I had to remind him I bought a different bike. Timing, timing, timing!

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    Just got a text from my LBS. Mine is supposedly arriving tomorrow!
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    Talked with my LBS today and they said that a Spearfish 3 is shipping and should arrive this week. I'll believe it when I see it, but they said that the shipping notices sent out are rarely wrong.


    UPDATE Feb. 1, 2014: Still have not arrived. Like I said, I'll believe it when I see it.
    Last edited by onpaperwings; 02-01-2014 at 10:13 AM.

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    i m waiting on the other side of the ocean....

    gonna take a while i guess....

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    Got my frame set yesterday!

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    My XX1 came in. To bad we still have 4 months of winter here! Time to plan a trip to the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kq100 View Post
    My XX1 came in. To bad we still have 4 months of winter here! Time to plan a trip to the desert.
    Pictures!!!!

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    Can't get there until Thursday!!

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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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