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    Show me your Spearfish

    I just picked mine up so I'm super excited, and there doesn't seem to be any picture thread yet. Enough talking, here we go!








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    NICE! How do you like it?

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    Here is mine, i really need to get some better shots of it!

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    Where did you get the orange water bottle?


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    Don't make my Spearfish angry. You won't like it when it's angry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by torreyaz View Post
    Where did you get the orange water bottle?
    It was a freebie from Colonel's bike shop in Fort Worth, TX

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    NICE! How do you like it?
    Its freaking amazing so far.
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    Loving mine, especially since SRAM replaced my defective REBA with a SID XX
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    Damn! Kinda wish I had a defected Reba
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    OH NO! I've haven't even got my Turner Flux back from the builder yet and you've got me lusting after a Spearfish!

    Remove these pictures at once!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea@Dimbola View Post
    OH NO! I've haven't even got my Turner Flux back from the builder yet and you've got me lusting after a Spearfish!

    Remove these pictures at once!


    I always hoped Santa Cruz would make a light 29er version on the Superlight. Now Salsa have done a brilliant job. Santa Cruz's loss is Salsa's gain.
    Did you say post more pictures at once? Don't mind if I do.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky_Skunk View Post
    Don't make my Spearfish angry. You won't like it when it's angry.

    Love it! I have a mascot too, if you click the pic and make it bigger you should be able to make him out just above the shock. Not quite as impressive as yours but my girlfriend says it suits me more

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    Good idea. I'll get some better pics soon. For now here is a crappy cell phone pic.

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    First Pic of my Spearfish 2

    I've ridden mine a couple times. Can't wait to get out and do more. Just a couple adjustments you might notice...
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    I like what you've done to your bars. Did you get new brakes too?
    Also, do you notice any play in the rear hub (wheel)? I felt like the rear end was kinda flexy but then I thought it was just the chainstay design doing what it was supposed to do. Then I realized the rear wheel is kinda loose. I can wiggle it just a little bit when its locked in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    I like what you've done to your bars. Did you get new brakes too?
    Also, do you notice any play in the rear hub (wheel)? I felt like the rear end was kinda flexy but then I thought it was just the chainstay design doing what it was supposed to do. Then I realized the rear wheel is kinda loose. I can wiggle it just a little bit when its locked in.
    I have had several bikes all with Avid brakes. Almost every one has had the turkey gobble issue at one point or another so with the mere mention of a brake upgrade the shop I bought this from jumped on the chance to sell me on the new XT brakes (M785 Ice??). They made me a smoking deal on an upgrade so I figured why not and being a loyal SRAM guy I must admit the brakes are stellar, at least the first 100 miles. As far as the rear, mine is real stiff so I definitely think you need the hub axle tightened up. Would take it back to the shop real fast.

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    So what's the difference between the SF and the Horsethief?

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    Quote Originally Posted by torreyaz View Post
    So what's the difference between the SF and the Horsethief?
    Travel and geo. Horsethief is more of an AM bike and the SF is an endurance XC machine.
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    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).
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    Sucker looks light! Do you know the weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Sucker looks light! Do you know the weight?
    Not so light. If I recall it weighed in right at 27lbs (XL). The bike is bone stock except the Cobalt 2 wheels (tubeless), Ashima rotors and foam grips, which shed about a pond and a half. I was thinking about adding some lighter bits, figure I could get it down another pound, but I really like the way it rides now and light stuff should really go on my race bike.

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    how is the stock RS Monarch?
    If you changed shocks, what direction did you go?

    Looking at picking up a SF this week and don't like the fact the Monarch doesn't have a lock-out...but we can change that quickly enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTSHANK View Post
    how is the stock RS Monarch?
    If you changed shocks, what direction did you go?

    Looking at picking up a SF this week and don't like the fact the Monarch doesn't have a lock-out...but we can change that quickly enough
    No problems with the stock Monarch R. While waiting for the bike I was asking a lot of questions on MTBR about a shock upgrade, mostly considered a better Monarch from PUSH (likely an RT3), but I thought I would run the stock shock for a while before dropping the cash. I don't have a ton of experience with FS bikes, my last one was an NRS carbon, but this bike has impressed me.(I did demo some others before I got my Spearfish). I don't notice any peddle bob at all, even at times when I've been a little low on air pressure in the shock and I've never wished it had a lockout. A few people have commented that they weren't getting full travel if they were running enough air to keep the bob to a minimum and suggested that an upgrade took care of it, but this has not been the case for me. IMO, ride the stock shock for a while and if you don't like the performance then drop the coin on a better one. All in all, the bike is a killer. Everyone who has ridden mine, including those with much higher end stuff, has been impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Also, do you notice any play in the rear hub (wheel)? I felt like the rear end was kinda flexy but then I thought it was just the chainstay design doing what it was supposed to do.
    Anybody noticing the component quality of the Spearfish isn't all that great? I had my rear hub axle walk out pretty far on me, the rear brake won't firm up in lever feel for anything my mechanic has tried, the REBA fork seems to stick hard after mixed riding with the lockout (climbing long grades) until you put a shock pump on it?

    I knew I wasn't buying a top shelf build kit but I did expect it to work a little better out of the box.
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    what is the build list....I see many variances across the board....
    my build is the following from Universal...please compare.....I plan to slide Thomson in for the stem and seatpost, Monkey Lite for the bars and replace the grips immediatelyfor now....
    Build Specs:

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    Crankset SRAM X9, 26/39T, PressFit 30
    Chainring SRAM 26/39T
    Bottom Bracket SRAM PressFit 30
    Chain SRAM PC1030
    Cassette Sram PG-1050, 12-36T
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7, 2x10, High Clamp, Dual Pull
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, 10-speed, Mid Cage, Gray

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    Fork RockShox Reba RL 29'er, QR, Tapered Steerer, Black
    Headset Cane Creek Tapered ZS, Black
    Handlebar Salsa Pro Moto 11-Degree Flat, 31.8mm, Black
    Stem Salsa Pro Moto, 31.8mm, Black
    Grips Salsa Juegos de Fuegos, Black
    Front Brake SRAM Elixir 5, 185mm, 6-Bolt
    Rear Brake SRAM Elixir 5, 160mm, 6-Bolt
    Brake Levers SRAM Elixir 5
    Tires WTB Nano Raptor, 29 x 2.1"
    Front Shifter SRAM X-7 Trigger, 2 x 10
    Rear Shifter SRAM X-7 Trigger, 10-Speed
    Seatpost FSA SL-280, 31.6mm, Black
    Seatclamp Salsa Flip-Lock, Green
    Saddle WTB Silverado

    Wheels
    Front Hub Formula, 32H, Green
    Rear Hub Formula, 32H, Green
    Quick Release Formula, Green
    Spokes DT Swiss, Competition, Butted 2.0/1.8, Black
    Nipples DT Swiss, Brass, Black
    Rims Stan's, Arch 29'er, 32-Hole
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