Awesome bike for sure!
Heres an update to an earlier post I have on here
Went to a 1x9 and saved almost a lb. I'm using a BBG bashguard that replaced the small ring, no tensioner or anything and it works great.
Used Velocity Blunt SL rims, American Classic rear, Hope front hubs and Wheelsmith butted spokes( they were only 10 grams heavier than DT Swiss and half the price), now my wheelset is 200 grams lighter but stronger, and for now I'm using a Rampage in front and Ardent 2.2 rear, the Blunt rim gives a much better footprint.
But with the old Mythos tires and the 1x9 I'd be in the 24 and change weight range, more what I had hoped for.
Pic in my album
Last edited by tomboyjr; 06-29-2012 at 04:23 PM.
2011 Medium Spearfish
Truvativ carbon riser bar and stem
AM Classic wheels
SRAM X0 Crank
XT Shifters and brakes
Thompson Masterpiece post
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Something looks wrong with that picture...like the pic was stretched vertically...
No idea why, it looks fine on tablet and on my phone.
It's that the bike is on a hill not flat.
On your left.
here's my Spearfish
Just built this up. It may be the first of it's kind in Austria.
- Spearfish 1 frame, size XL
- Fox F29 (not terralogic)
- Light-Bikes (Chinese) carbon rims
- AmClassic Disc 225 (12mm thru) /130 (15mm thru)
- DT Revolution spokes
- aluminum nipples
- approx. 1420g for the set, with valves, without tape
- Rocket Ron 2.25 TLR, Ikon 2.3 EXO
- XT cranks 3x10 (180mm arms), Enduro Ceramic PFBB30 with adapters, XT cassette 11-36, XT chain
- XT shifters, XT f. der., XTR r. der
- Magura MT6 brakes with Shimano icetech XT rotors (160mm / 160mm)
- Ritchey C260 Stem, Syntace Vector Carbon Riser bar (26.7" x .4" Rise x 12 Deg Sweep)
- Litespeed Ti post, WTB Rocket V Ti saddle
- Crank Bros. eggbeaters w/ Ti spindles
Weight = 25.5lb* (I was really hoping for 25lb even)
- measured by holding a hanging scale
- with tubes
- Without saddlebag or tail light shown in pic
- with pedals
I have not even ridden it on dirt yet, but so far the word is SMOOTH. I've also got a Mamasita and the difference is very, very noticeable - and that's not all good - I like a very bright (hardtail like) FS. I really just want something I can pedal through the roots and rocks. I don't need help on the downhill stuff. More ride report later, right now I just need to get the suspension dialed. Anyone have fork / shock recommendations because I don't even know where to begin ??
Last edited by Motivated; 07-16-2012 at 01:40 PM.
for an XL that is an incredible weight! Sounds like you need to play with the pressure on the rear shock. I have found it to be very lively. Let us know how those wheels hold up I really want to build a set.
Spearfish 1 custom build 26.14
Salsa Pro moto 1 carbon bars
Ergon GA1 grips
FSA 110mm stem
Chris King Inset Headset in green
Fox Talas 120mm fork
E thirteen SSK cranks
E thirteen 32 tooth ring, in green
Paul chain keeper
XTR M985 rear derailuer
Hope M4 Evo Race brakes, 183 front, 160 rear
WTB Pure V saddle
Wheels Hope Pro II's laced to Mavic 719's
Continetal X King 2.2's set up with Stans
Updates to my build. Recently changed the brakes to Formula R1, cassette to SRAM XX 11-36, and the wheels to Roval Control SL 29. This drops the weight down to 24.86 lbs.
Originally Posted by AOK
Spearfish 1 - 24.55 lbs Size Large
20" Spearfish 1 frame
Fox F29 fork
Salsa Pro Moto 1 Stem
Salsa Pro Moto 1 Post
XTR Plus RD
XX 11-36 Cassette
XO 39/26 Crank
Stans Crest Wheelset
Rocket Ron front Racing Ralph SS Rear
Magura MT6 Brakes with Magura SL Rotors
Crank Bros Egg Beaters
ESI Chunky Grips
Cheap Nashbar GR2 Saddle
Sram XX cranks with Home Brewed Components bash guard and 34t ring (1x10)
XTR shifter and 11/36 cassette
Easton EC90 seatpost
Fizik Allante vs saddle (not the lightest but good for hours and hours)
FSA stem and Handlebar
Ritchey WCS foam grips
Stan's Race Gold wheels
Maxxis Crossmark front tire Maxxis Ikon rear tire
Fox forked (Pushed)
I only have a couple of rides on it so far but accidently got a Strava KOM on my second ride. I have a 50 mile race next week and a 100 the week after, so I'l see how I like it!
2012 Spearfish 3 Frame Large
Shock: Fox RP3
HS: OEM with straight tube reducer race
Fork: 2010 RS REBA
Rims: Stan's Crest
Spokes: Comps with alloy nips
Brakes: ServoWave Shimano XT
Rotors: Formula 180F/160R
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph F/Captain Control 2.1 R
Crankset: Shimano XTR m970 with XT 32t middle, 22t small and lightwt. BBG bashguard
BB: SRAM adapter with XTR external BB
Chain: 9speed XT
Shifters: SRAM X0 grip 9speed
FD: SRAM Force Road
RD: X0 9speed
Cassette: XT 11-34 9speed
Pedals: Time Atac XS carbon
Seatpost: Richey Pro
Saddle: WTB Pure V team
Seatcollar: Hope QR
Stem: Specialized 75mm adjustable
Handlebars: Easton Carbon Haven
Bottlecage: Alloy, supergo
Final weight is 26.25lbs.
Just installed an XX 1099 cassette and dropped more poundage....err ounces.
If my scales are to be believed my Spearfish 1x10 weighs 12kilos/26.4lbs
Medium Frame with Monarch R shock
Manitou Tower Pro 20mm forks
Superstar Switch Evo/Crest wheels tubeless with folding Ignitors & 2 cups gloop each tyre
Rear 10mm QR front 20mm hubs
XT 11-36 cassette
XT Medium Shadow mech
Hope X2 Evo Brakes
KCNC 180F/160R Rotors
FSA V-Drive crank/KCNC chainring bolts/FSA 34T single specific ring
Ritchey V5 Paradigm spds
Superstar XCR Chain device
Hope 90mm stem
Bontrager Select 620mm bars (280gms!)
On-One Twelfty 400mm post
Specialized saddle (nowt special!)
Have got some nice foam grips to go on and save a bit more, bars/post/saddle from the parts bin so due to be replaced with something nicer in due course.
(pic as seen in other thread, haven't had it long!)
I got this custom built since the Spearfish 1 complete was not available in small. My LBS got me a better price than the complete and I was able to get an all mountain crank and XT brakes.
Spearfish 1 frame (size small)
Fox Float RP2
Rock Shox Reba RLT, Solo Air, 15QR
Sram X9 trigger, 2x10
X7 front derailleur
X0 Type 2 rear derailleur
X9 22/36/bashguard crank
PG-1070, 10 spd, 12-36 cassette
Cane Creek 40 series headset
Thomson X4 stem, 80mm
Truvativ T40 RB Stylo handlebar, 680mm
Ice tech 160mm rotors
Thomson Elite seatpost
Stan's ZTR Arch EX wheelset, 15QR, 12x142
Specialized Fast Trak Control 2.2
WTB Volt Race saddle
ODI Ruffian "Path"
26.6 pounds on my bathroom scale
I think the only thing I'm going to change is the handlebars. I thought I might want the risers but I sit much higher than my other bikes so I'll get a flat bar soon. For my type of riding, this bike is awesome!
I just picked up 2012 Spearfish 3 small stock. 29 lbs.
Nice. Like the spiderless ring on the X9. Considering the same.
2012 Spearfish 1 Frame, Large
XT group, FSA crank
Reba team at 120mm
cane creek 40
Weelset: superlight rear / hope front / stans archEx.
sram 1070 chain, cassette
weight: 26.1 lbs.
I've since swapped out the stem for an EC70 (to get some drop), FSA Carbon bars (with a green K!), the post is now an EC70 and the saddle a Charge Spoon Ti. Saved 313gms not including the addition of carbon steerer spacers!
Originally Posted by johnnystorm
My new build. Took forever to get this to happen. Medium frame, Recon Gold fork, Stylo crank with Sram adapter shell, Elixers, Sun Black Flag Expert tubeless with SWorks Fastrak rear and Captain
front. Thomson post, Specialized Proset stem, SWorks carbon riser. Sitting right now at 27.6 lbs. I would like to knock off a pound or two. Will most likely swap fork to my Fox, maybe some Crests but I'm 195 and the recommended rider limit is 190.
So I have a bone stock SF2, with the exception of a Bantrager setback post and a Thomson 100mm stem...
Where would I look to lose weight first? Seems like the Reba RL fork is already light, as is the stock wheelset (Stans Arch)... I have no clue what the weight it though. lol
How heavy are the bars? They look heavy as hell, but man they feel so good! I am scared to lose them...
The stock rims are light enough, sure, but the stock hubs are quite porky. I don't have particularly accurate numbers but my bathroom scale told me I lost over a pound going to Hope Pro IIs.
Originally Posted by pointerDixie214
Originally Posted by Sparticus
Holy crap! That's a lot of extra weight... Hmmm....
Originally Posted by zandr
I will post pics and more info later when i have time to do a write up on it but 26.8 pounds as a 2x9 with bashguard, RaRa 2.4 tires tubeless on converted rims with rubber strips, 535 pedals, large size, reba fork.
I don't post to generate business for myself or make like I'm better than sliced bread
26.4 lbs for my Large SF2 with Bonty XR1 2.2s on Easton Haven wheels. 1x10 drive with bash guard, Fox Evo fork, Thompson post, WTB saddle, RXL stem, & cheap Sette bars. It was over 27 with Saguros mounted...
FSA carbon, crank, bar, and seatpost. Crossmax SLR wheels, Racing Ralphs. XT shifters and brakes, hayes rotors. I could probably drop a half pound with some serious spending, but I am pretty happy with it the way it is. I am not a huge fan of the external cables.
Stock 2013 Spearfish 2
27.4 lbs sans pedals
She's a floater...
Small '12 SF 2
Roval control carbon (DEMO)
XT w/Ice Tech Rotors 180/160
Ground control front 2.3
Fast Track rear 2.0
A hair over 25lbs.
Is that a Renthal chain ring? It looks super close to the chain stay! I'd love to ride a SS, lite weight, spearfish! Sweet ride!
It tis a renthal 36t on a 2x10 srm (120 bcd outer) with cannondale arms. I got it to fit on the 122 spindle.
It is really close to the chainstay as it sits, but the cs moves away from the crank on any suspension movement, so that situation gets better not worse.
How does it ride? I have thought about this a lot!
Originally Posted by gregclimbs
Great looking rig. Any problems with the tensioner? Does it keep tension well?
Originally Posted by gregclimbs
I know my Spearfish handles stand up grinding real well. So I thought about doing this too.
24.91 pounds with pedals! I surpassed my goal of 25 pounds.
16" Spearfish 1 frame
Reba RLT 29 fork
Easton EC70 Post
Niner Flat Top Carbon Bars
XT Plus RD
XT 11-36 Cassette
XO Crank with Race Face 38/26 rings
Specialized Carbon Roval Wheelset
Rocket Ron front and Rear
XT Brakes with XT Rotors
Specialized Phenom saddle.
Down to 25.8 with the addition of x 9 cranks and 32t MRP Bling Ring.
Greg - is the tensioner needed to compensate for suspension movement? Otherwise, couldn't an eccentric BB shell with a standard Shimano style 24mm spindle work in place of the tensioner?
@adrenalnjunky - yes... tensioner accomodates for chainstay growth through sus travel.
23.4 Pounds, 1x10
Now down to 23.4 pounds, running 1x10. More details here.
And it begins.....
I have my Large '13 SF1 down to 5.76lbs as it currently sits.
I kid, I kid
But - I'm shooting for just under 24. Mostly X0 2x10, Crests on Hope Pro 2 EVO's. Depends on if I have a moment of weakness when buying a cassette. XX loses almost 150 grams over a X9 (PG1070). That's a third of a pound in the cassette by itself.
Congrats man! Get that thing built. I'd like to hear how the CTD performs in different settings.
C-DALE FLASH 29 Carbon 2 (19.6 lbs)
@1-bar my fox rear shock finally arrived and I have to say, it was night and day the difference it made to my spearfish. To the point I was really surprised about it...
Did it replace a fox or rock shox? I had my fox retuned w the max per pedal and that was night and day.
C-DALE FLASH 29 Carbon 2 (19.6 lbs)
replaced monach with CTD fox.
Spearfish 1- Large
Magura TS 8 SL fork
Magura MT 8 Brakes
Sram XX1 shifter, der, cassette
Rotor 3D crankset
Time ATAC carbon pedals
Syntace bars, stem, seatpost
Stans Arch EX rims, Hope EVO 2 hubs (can't wait for the Hadley XX1 freehub!)
Maxxis Ignitor front tire tubeless
Tioga Psycho Genius rear tire (heavy!) tubeless
gregclimbs I am very intrigued by that and thank you for sharing. I have the original 2011 SF and it's time to service the Monarch. Instead of servicing though, I was thinking about replacing with a CTD. Did you just obtain the correct stroke/travel for your frame? I was wondering why Salsa was telling me it would be most effective if it was "tuned" for the SF frame. Appreciate any further comments on the conversion/ride, etc.
hello, my spearfish
1 st edition - 13 330 gramm, xl frame, reba rl, fulcrum rp29xl wheels, all slx\xt, crankset sram X.5 26\39 double 175 mm
wheels and 160 mm brake rotor die here(i am weight 220 pounds):
new wheels - flow29 and seat and disk rotor, and short stem (50 mm) for down, pedals xt, crank set e.13 double 24\38 180 mm
weight on KK smal local race edition - xt pedals , RaRa + RoRo evo+light thick tubes continental + flow(heavy but strong), 110 mm steam FSA, carbon 685 bar easton monkey, new crankset
and SQLAB 150 mm seat, 203\180 mm rotor - 12 786 gramm - 28,22 phounds
Last edited by Ki_Lo; 03-30-2013 at 08:12 AM.