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    I am the same height with a bit longer inseam than you both. Medium Big Mama has the same seat tube angle but is 3mm less in the top tube. I have a 90mm stem too and it is perfect.

    After a two hour drive, you'd have to be careful not to rationalise a bad decision and the salesman will be all over it, but, without seeing you on it, I can't imagine a different size suiting you better.

    Go there prepared to come back emty handed and you're odds on for a new bike.

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    Well pulled the trigger today I can't wait to hit the trails tomorrow!


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    My goal is to go all weight weeny on this one... since the frame is a good starting point for a FS non carbon. Tubless will be setup tomorrow then lighter pedals and so forth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by subspd View Post
    Well pulled the trigger today I can't wait to hit the trails tomorrow!

    is your fork set at 80mm?

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    Not that I'm aware of. I have the spacers in a bag. Don't those shorten the travel? Got a 20mile ride in today. It was great. Need to lighten it up a bit for sure but still it is an excellent climber.

    Do you guys find that you like to ride with the front fork locked out while keeping the rear active? I like the compliance in the rear more than I find I need it in the front... Most of the time anyway.

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    heres mine
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    looking to pick up one of these bikes here in the not so distant future. for reference purposes, would you guys who own the bike mind commenting on your height/what size you chose? thanks!

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    ~5'-7"/29" inseam

    Quote Originally Posted by trav16 View Post
    looking to pick up one of these bikes here in the not so distant future. for reference purposes, would you guys who own the bike mind commenting on your height/what size you chose? thanks!
    Small frame, inverted 5* 100mm stem, low riser bar w/gears. Or set reg w/Niner flat bar for SS.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Medium frame
    5'10" 30" inseam long arms. 100mm stem seat set all the way back on the stock zero offset seat post. Will swap to a offset soon enough to get the seat a little forward.

    Large was to big for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trav16 View Post
    looking to pick up one of these bikes here in the not so distant future. for reference purposes, would you guys who own the bike mind commenting on your height/what size you chose? thanks!
    my 5.8 feet. medium frame, 40 mm stem + 710 mm*9degree flatbar

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    Quote Originally Posted by trav16 View Post
    looking to pick up one of these bikes here in the not so distant future. for reference purposes, would you guys who own the bike mind commenting on your height/what size you chose? thanks!
    I'm 5'10", about 30" inseam and was able to fit on a large.
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    Two rides on mine so far...
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    What is the build like? Looks XO? Weight?

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    Here is mine after a bath...
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    SF1 large 2x9, Manitou Tower pro 15mm axel taperd steer,and yes subspd I do lock-out the fork when ever I stand-up to pedal,I have the remote lock-out but I haven't put it on yet,and I also flip the rear shock into pro pedal when I stand-up to pedal.


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    Nice ride after a slightly wet trail day.

    Also I have had a creak in the headset since I got the bike and it is really irritating. The LBS I got it from is 2hr away and would hate to make the trip for it. Any suggestions is this a cheap fix for a more local shop?
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    [/QUOTE]Nice ride after a slightly wet trail day.

    Also I have had a creak in the headset since I got the bike and it is really irritating. The LBS I got it from is 2hr away and would hate to make the trip for it. Any suggestions is this a cheap fix for a more local shop?[/QUOTE]

    You can probably do this yourself. It may just be loose or something, or need grease. Just loosen the stem bolts that connect to the fork and tighten down the headset cap. You'll just need a 4mm or 5mm Allen wrench. Or any shop can do this too
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    Nice ride after a slightly wet trail day.

    Also I have had a creak in the headset since I got the bike and it is really irritating. The LBS I got it from is 2hr away and would hate to make the trip for it. Any suggestions is this a cheap fix for a more local shop?[/QUOTE]

    You can probably do this yourself. It may just be loose or something, or need grease. Just loosen the stem bolts that connect to the fork and tighten down the headset cap. You'll just need a 4mm or 5mm Allen wrench. Or any shop can do this too [/QUOTE]

    If tightening things doesn't work you may need to clean the headset bearings up. Mine collects grit on the upper bearing it's a really easy process, remove the top cap, loosen the stem clamp and slide it off the fork tube, then slowly lower the fork out the bottom of the head tube. Pay attention to how things come apart and put them back in the same order. Good luck.

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    spearfish in action


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    fork - reba rl 100mm, 20mm Maxlite
    wheels - ztr flow+sapim race+hope pro 2(rear wheel 10mm DT RWS)
    Seatpost - KS dropzone 385/125mm
    handlebar - RaceFace Handlebars Flat Deus XC Flat 2010 Black/Red 700mm - 8 Deg - 31.8 Wide
    stem BBB BHS 01 70mm, 6 degree
    headset - cane creek angleset -1.5degree
    brake - Avid X0,rotor - hope float saw 185/160
    groupset - shimano deor xt 2*10sp, crankset deor xt+36-22+truvative bashguard, cassete - 11-36
    tyre - front hutchinson toro 2.35, rear kenda slant six 2.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob12676 View Post
    Nice ride after a slightly wet trail day.

    Also I have had a creak in the headset since I got the bike and it is really irritating. The LBS I got it from is 2hr away and would hate to make the trip for it. Any suggestions is this a cheap fix for a more local shop?
    You can probably do this yourself. It may just be loose or something, or need grease. Just loosen the stem bolts that connect to the fork and tighten down the headset cap. You'll just need a 4mm or 5mm Allen wrench. Or any shop can do this too [/QUOTE]

    If tightening things doesn't work you may need to clean the headset bearings up. Mine collects grit on the upper bearing it's a really easy process, remove the top cap, loosen the stem clamp and slide it off the fork tube, then slowly lower the fork out the bottom of the head tube. Pay attention to how things come apart and put them back in the same order. Good luck.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks! I will give this a shot tomorrow. I tried to tighten the cap and it's still there. Will any grease work?

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    Just finished my build. Custom 2011 weighing in at 28.7 lbs.




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    Nice build I like that you went with the Juicy 3s. That's my favorite Avid brake... I hate the rest
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    anyone care to comment on the quality/durability of the paint job on the non anodized frames? have yet to see one in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trav16 View Post
    anyone care to comment on the quality/durability of the paint job on the non anodized frames? have yet to see one in person.
    The paint quality on my 2011 is great. It looks much better in person than it does in the pics you have seen here, it has a pearl-ish metal flake that really pops in the sun. As for the durability, it's been better than my DosNiner, it hasn't chipped, cracked or peeled at all. It does show rub and scratch marks, but no worse than any other painted frame.

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    I have the orange and the paint is very good I have had some serious wrecks already and the paint has held up better that other parts for sure. I wish my leg was as tough as the paint... I just wish companies would put the graphics over the paint instead of under the clear coat. I like the Orange but I am not a fan of the "flame" graphics, I prefer more clean lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob12676 View Post
    This is mine. Wife-e-poo has one too. My LBS took the pick while it was in for a new derailure hanger (the old one is taped to the rear triangle in the picture).
    Looks good, im tempted to go with cobolts but only heard bad things

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    Here is a pic of my Spearfish in bikepacking mode. Rode really well despite the extra weight.


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    Just got her home 15 minutes ago.

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    ^^^ Time to get 'er dirty!!

    Hey Dickyelsdon> what's the blue thing in the small frame triangle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farskija View Post
    ^^^ Time to get 'er dirty!!
    Our Wednesday night group ride is at 7. A good coat of dirt shall be on her by 7:15...

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    Quote Originally Posted by farskija View Post

    Hey Dickyelsdon> what's the blue thing in the small frame triangle?
    My mascot...


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    Haha! Thats a cool one
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    Small SF 2

    I looked through the whole thread and did not see a picture of a size Small. Note the difference in frame...I don't have a little triangle spot for a "mascot"


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    Quote Originally Posted by farskija View Post
    I looked through the whole thread and did not see a picture of a size Small. Note the difference in frame...I don't have a little triangle spot for a "mascot"
    You're right! It looks kinda weird without it. I'm sure it has something to do with the minimum amount of seat post that goes in the frame. Maybe?
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    is anybody running one of these with a lefty? It seems like a good combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    You're right! It looks kinda weird without it. I'm sure it has something to do with the minimum amount of seat post that goes in the frame. Maybe?
    The suspension design is the same throughout the sizes so they need to keep the toptube low on all them to mount the shock too (its not just low for standover). I think it looks ok without the spar/brace thing. I actually think the small and large sizes look better than the medium with its half sized brace, i think that size would have looked better with a kinked up toptube where it joins the seat-tube, like old SC Superlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic_W View Post
    is anybody running one of these with a lefty? It seems like a good combination.
    I haven't seen one yet but I've been seriously considering converting mine over to a Lefty. Jake at Project 321 told me they have sold a few Lefty's to Spearfish owners and that they have been very happy, but what would you expect them to say? I demoed a carbon Scalpel 29 about a month ago and I was amazed at how similar it was to my SF, minus the fork of coarse. I think it would be a lot like a carbon Scalpel, but made in aluminum, which would be a little different (better) than the aluminum Scalpel 29 because it wouldn't have the extra rear pivots retaining a stiffer rear triangle. Best of both worlds,I hope. I'll find out as soon as I come up with the $1000 to make the switch.

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    Here's mine!

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    I highly recommend cutting down the steerer tube and slamming the stem down. It feels and looks so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    I highly recommend cutting down the steerer tube and slamming the stem down.
    The grip height on my Spearfish was about 3/4" higher than on my Mamasita - flipped the stem solved the problem. It does look better too!
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    have you join the Spearfish Group on Facebook?

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    Fish in the woods.
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    Well, I just finished my Spearfish build! Loving it.


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    I got this custom build last week. I love it!

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    Updated photo of mine. Now 2x10 with BBC bash and 205mm front rotor. Also note the half rear fender I fabricated from a front fender to keep muck off the front derailleur and suspension bearings. I'd also like something similar for the downtube. It's amazing how much maintenance and wear is due to mud spray.

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    Just got back from my first ride since getting my 06 Reba fork reseated and rebuild. The Spearfish is becoming on of my favorite bikes.




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    Monarch & IFP pressure change...
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    my blue-orange Spearfish(XL-size). Build v 2.0
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    Dang, that is a very creative build!!! That came out sweet..

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