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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

    Components
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rideithard View Post
    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.
    Your fork problem is the first I've heard of, the brakes on the other hand are a common issue. Sram stands behind thier products really well, I would look into getting some warranty replacements. Have your shop give them a call. Good luck!

    Has your axel walked out more than once? I don't use the wheels on my Spearfish, I put them on a DosNiner build I finshed a couple months ago. I'll have to keep an eye on them.

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    My new 2011 SF that arrived today from Universal Cycles. It was the last leftover XL complete 2011 that I saw anywhere.

    I can't wait to take it out after work tomorrow.



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    are those CB Candy's?
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    My 11' SF.

    Here is my Spearfish. I just increased the travel on my Reba from 80 to 100. The bike definitly feel a lot more stable. However, on those windy swoopy single track trails out here in the desert, that 80mm did some justice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTSHANK View Post
    are those CB Candy's?

    Yep. They're some old ones that I've had for years.

    The XL comes in at 28.2 lbs with them.

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    I am finally joining the Spearfish club. I liked this bike a lot when it first came out: light, attractive, fast, cheapish. But I didn't like all the "new standards" (we'll see how long they last...) on it. My parts bin is pretty old school Anyway, when Hammerheadbikes finally dropped the price down to $750, I jumped on one.

    I've built a lot of bikes, and this build was one of my slowest and most difficult builds. First, the bottom bracket adapter I picked up (this one) didn't match the image shown, and didn't fit a square taper bottom bracket. I only had one external BB crank in my collection (a road model that was too narrow), but from that I decided that it looked like this type of crank would work with the adapter. I ordered up one of the closeout Shimano LX cranks from Jenson.

    Next, the headset adapter lower race was quite difficult to get on my Reba (using, of course, PVC pipe and a big hammer).

    Finally, the derailer hanger was bent enough that I couldn't even get the wheel past.HH bikes was quick to fix this, sending me a new hanger and a spare out very quickly. That was nice.

    Here it is mid build as I was waiting for various parts:



    Here's the crank adapter installation. It's likely this method is not endorsed by Salsa, Sram, or Shimano:


    I've put in a lot of headsets with these tools, but this was much more difficult. The Sram plastic bottom bracket adapter was very quick to go in off center, then it was tap it out, try again, tap it out and try again...

    Here's a poor garage shot of my final build:


    Keen eyed viewers will notice a skinny 27.7 seat post on this. One more shim!

    Key parts of my build:
    - Salsa Bend2 bars (of course, I had to buy a new 31.8 stem to work with these new bars)
    - Bontrager Rhythm Comp wheels
    - Sram X7 shifter and rear derailer with a Shimano 12-36 cassette. This mid level Sram stuff sets up easy and works great.
    - BB7 brakes and Avid levers.

    No ride yet except up and down the snowy sidewalk. It supposed to warm up over the next few days, unfortunately--I need a good, hard freeze to make our trails rideable to really try this out.

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    Heck yeah Pink Floyd and Seat Boy! Congratulations on the purchases. Does the 2011 come with green hubs? I just did my first endurance race yesterday and I am so happy that I got this bike. We had an amazing race and it performed flawlessly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Heck yeah Pink Floyd and Seat Boy! Congratulations on the purchases. Does the 2011 come with green hubs? .
    Oh yes. And they are sweet-looking.

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    looks good...I'll some pics to post in a bit from today's ride in snow and mud, lots of it!
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    looks good...I'll have some pics to post in a bit from today's ride in snow and mud, lots of it!!!

    All I can say is wow, what difference from the Big Unit
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    on Tarbell Trail outside of Vancouver, WA
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    I can't tell you how much I love seeing a bike with Nanos on the front and rear. Two on the same page is just awesome.

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    reflectors now removed...guess I overlooked those...great ride today
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTSHANK View Post


    on Tarbell Trail outside of Vancouver, WA
    That trail looks amazing MTSHANK!

    Nothing like that here in Texas
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    any 'fish action this weekend yet...I'll be out tomorrow on the trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTSHANK View Post
    any 'fish action this weekend yet...I'll be out tomorrow on the trail
    None. Too much rain in North Texas. Our trails are still wet. I did however get a new carbon Crank Bros. Cobalt bar and a smaller 160mm front rotor. That should shave off like 2 lbs right?
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    Fishing

    I went fishing this weekend. Just under 30 miles with about 6500 ft of climbing here in So. Cal. Bedford to Motorway up Maple and back down Bedford. Brutal, but fun on the Fish!
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    Did a little night ride today to try out the new bar and rotor. Every time I ride this bike I like it more and more. 20+ miles of awesome single track followed by some chili for dinner
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    I also got a nice light set-up that was $70 on Amazon
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    what light is that.....I try to run one on my helmet as well so I don't have tunnel vision
    running Magic Shine 1400 on the bars and a 900 lumen on the helemt
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    very good frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTSHANK View Post
    what light is that.....I try to run one on my helmet as well so I don't have tunnel vision
    running Magic Shine 1400 on the bars and a 900 lumen on the helemt
    Its just a cheap Chinese knock off I guess. I found it on Amazon. ATC Waterproof CREE XM-L T6 LED 4-Mode 1000-Lumen White LED Bike Light Headlamp with Battery Pack Set
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    sometimes even the cheap stuff works just as good....Magic Shines are reasonable in price
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    Fedex just delivered mine this morning. Thanks Chad at Redbarn.
    Happy Trails!

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    Here's a pic of mine that I just got at a super deal threw the shop my brother works at. Threw on a Thomson Masterpiece post, Fizik Gobi XM saddle, Sram lock-on grips, and Crank Brother Candy 2 pedals. It's been a wet mess here so haven't had a chance to trail ride it yet but just cruising threw the neighborhood it is pretty solid.
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    rule #9
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    What is rule #9?

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    Gotcha! But I am one to believe to not destory the trails for personal glory. 3 inchs of rain equals bad ruts for those to follow and thats why I have a roadie for days like today.

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    agreed...I will ride on the road anyday rain or shine...too sloppy in the mountains sometimes for us here as well
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    Tsali campground
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    and the overlook on Black Mountain
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    How are the Spearfish 2s holding up!? They look great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjtort2 View Post
    How are the Spearfish 2s holding up!? They look great!
    So far its great! I've already done two 6hr endurance races on it and a few more day rides that were pretty long. All the components seem to be holding up just fine, the wheels are staying true, the shock and fork haven't had any issues, and the frame hasn't broken! This is by far the best bike I've ever owned. Going from hardtail to a full suspension wasn't even that big of a deal with this bike. Climbing on it is awesome and bombing the downhill sections is smooth. I also really appreciate how light the bike feels and is. If you're thinking about getting one, think no further.
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    Thanks for the UPDATE! I'm just worried that it won't climb as efficient as a "hard tail."

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    My spearfish 2 has been a lot of fun. I am a long time hardtail rider and the change leaves me thinking I have a flat rear tire frequently, but I'm getting used to it. Definitely does not climb the same as a hardtail, but after a 40 mile ride I'm not as sore. no regrets here!

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    There was a test someone did and posted it in the 29er forum a few months back about FS & HT 29ers and traction and in the test the FS29er got faster lap times.. I had a problem thinking for the last few years that HT 29s where the only way for me and if I could only have one it would have been a HT 29er but that has changed now, now it would be a FS 29er but having both is better becuse they both have their place but it's that after 40 mile thing that jake is talking about that's what has my interest.

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    I noticed another poster had rear hub problems. I also had rear hub failure; something in the freewheel broke and now it acts like a fixed gear. I can only pedal forward. The LBS and Salsa are taking care of it.

    I ride in Austin; the trails are rocky with lots of ledge drops. I'm 235lbs, I ride hard, and I'm not at all smooth on the bike (although I'm working on it). I suppose that combination is not good for component longevity

    Once I get the autopsy back I will share the results.

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    which fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenblur View Post
    I noticed another poster had rear hub problems. I also had rear hub failure; something in the freewheel broke and now it acts like a fixed gear. I can only pedal forward. The LBS and Salsa are taking care of it.

    I ride in Austin; the trails are rocky with lots of ledge drops. I'm 235lbs, I ride hard, and I'm not at all smooth on the bike (although I'm working on it). I suppose that combination is not good for component longevity

    Once I get the autopsy back I will share the results.
    What spearfish do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodoljake View Post
    What spearfish do you have?
    2011 model. Has green Formula hubs laced to Stan's Arch rims.

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    Show me your Spearfish-photo.jpg

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    Miss Piggy's GREEN favorite


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    @mainturion. may be the greenest spearfish of them all.

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    Thanks!

    Still gotta find some green SPD-compatible pedals.
    Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainturion View Post
    Thanks!

    Still gotta find some green SPD-compatible pedals.
    Suggestions?
    Not off the top of my head. but I did see something you're slackin on
    These

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    Yeah you gotta get green wheels next.

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    nice kermit stickers
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTSHANK View Post
    agreed...I will ride on the road anyday rain or shine...too sloppy in the mountains sometimes for us here as well
    good to read. rule 2 > rule 9.
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    where are the black spearfishes? no one went for the thru axle rear?
    In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevrider View Post
    good to read. rule 2 > rule 9.
    Rules of the Trail | International Mountain Bicycling Association

    where are the black spearfishes? no one went for the thru axle rear?
    I don't think they're out yet. I wanted one so bad but was way out of my price range.
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    Hudnut what kinda seat post do you have on your SF & mainturion if you don't like your red wheels they would look good no my next bike build. to all of you guys nice bikes and keep the pic coming!

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    @MTSHANK: No stickers, Kermit was handpainted !

    @GOODOLJAKE: Green wheels are high on my wishlist, found them (bit pricey though) at Project321: PROJECT 321 | Products: Stan's NoTubes Anodized Rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by idinomac View Post
    Hudnut what kinda seat post do you have on your SF & mainturion if you don't like your red wheels they would look good no my next bike build. to all of you guys nice bikes and keep the pic coming!
    It's a Bontrager XXX lite carbon. It's holding up fine so far. scuffs easily though.

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    Hay! FWIW Hammerhead.com had the Crest rim for $79.00 last week. And thanks Hudnut, I was looking in the Scott forum a few weeks ago and a guy had a ww seat post it was like 114 grams and $200.00 bucks for it wow I just went and seen the Bontrager XXX lite it's also $200.00

    @GOODOLJAKE: Green wheels are high on my wishlist, found them (bit pricey though) at Project321: PROJECT 321 | Products: Stan's NoTubes Anodized Rims[/QUOTE]
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    Just got my 2011 frame built up yesterday. Of course we instantly got like 4 inches of snow making all the local trails unridable. I have only ridden it about 100 yards. But, the plan is to hit Moab Sunday morning for it's maiden voyage!






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    My Spear 1 build:

    SZ LG, fox f 29 terralogic w/ qr15, full xtr, enve bar/stem/ post to come, wtb devo saddle, easton ec90 wheels with rampages

    25.8 lbs

    Only complaint I have thus far is the placement of the bottle cage being two low, and the omission of a 2nd cage on the seattube. If you move the DT cage up you could put a side loader on the ST w/o much rigging. I am thinking about doing this and I do realize it would void the warranty, but the bike would become far more functional.


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    [QUOTE=BThor;9071045]My Spear 1 build:

    SZ LG, fox f 29 terralogic w/ qr15, full xtr, enve bar/stem/ post to come, wtb devo saddle, easton ec90 wheels with rampages

    25.8 lbs

    Only complaint I have thus far is the placement of the bottle cage being two low, and the omission of a 2nd cage on the seattube. If you move the DT cage up you could put a side loader on the ST w/o much rigging. I am thinking about doing this and I do realize it would void the warranty, but the bike would become far more functional.

    I've been waiting to see one of these. Very good looking build I agree with the bottle cage placement. One certainly has to reach further down to get to it. Maybe get a taller bottle
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    I love the ride, but HATE the cable routing! Why you would route a hydro line on the downtube is beyond me. I have already replaced both shift housings due to chunks being taken out of them. I feel like the hydro line is a disaster waiting to happen. I feel under the top tube would have been far cleaner and way more logical.
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    I like the routing. Keep in mind this is a trail endurance bike not a downhill bomber or rock garden hopper.

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    Pic from the maiden voyage to make up fir the earlier garage pics....


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    Jake, I am fully aware of the bikes intent. I have been riding and wrenching for a long time and this is the worst cable routing on any bike that I have owned. Irregardless of the type or style of riding you do, putting a brake line on the downtube to catch a nick is a bad idea. I use my bike for XC and while the ride is awesome, there are a few flaws in my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikewrench View Post
    Jake, I am fully aware of the bikes intent. I have been riding and wrenching for a long time and this is the worst cable routing on any bike that I have owned. Irregardless of the type or style of riding you do, putting a brake line on the downtube to catch a nick is a bad idea. I use my bike for XC and while the ride is awesome, there are a few flaws in my eyes.
    we should start a poll on if anyone has experienced cable/hose damage on the downtube. I have not heard of any.
    there are other popular bikes that use the same routing. do they have problems? Stumpjumper FSR comes to mind.

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    I was merely stating an issue I had w/ design, not trying to start an e-war. If a carbon downtube can be punctured by flying rocks, I'm sure a plastic hydro line can also. Just as someone pointed out that the bottle cage was low, I was pointing out that I feel there could have been a better way to route the cables. Just because Specialized does it, does it make it right? I ride on the East coast which is mostly rocky singletrack w/ alot of logs to ride over and I find that the cables on the downtube could be a liability. Otherwise the bike performs flawlessly.
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    I'm not trying to argue. Curious as well if there may actually be an issue. I've never owned a bike with cables routed this way. If it is a risk you can route the brake hose on the top tube. I have done this due to a short hose (since been routed properly). so if it is a possibility we should talk about possible solutions.

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    I did the exact sme thing when I first got my frame and forgot to order a new hose. I ran the line under the TT, thru the shock mt and link, finally down the seat stay. The line was routed using Problem Solvers stick on hydro guides. The only issue I had was that the profile of the stay didn't match the guide, so they didn't stick the way I would have liked. When the line showed up, I replaced it to give the designed route a chance. But I have replaced both shift housings due to chunks being taken out of them. Serioulsy considering going back to the original routing for race season.

    Check out this Rockstar:http://twentynineinches.com/wp-conte...sfeb12-012.jpg I feel that this is a way cleaner design that would easily translate to our frames.
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    Where did you get your Spearfish 1 frame?

    Looking for one myself and last I heard was May?

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    Overall I like the bike .. biggest issue for me is the bottle cage placement and lack of them. It sucks and is damn near useless that low. I am sure there was a reason for it perhaps the tube higher up was too think but geebus getting a bottle out of that thing is a major pita. Guess I am back to wearing a pack or such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aulmen View Post
    Looking for one myself and last I heard was May?
    Most where pre-orders and already sold, I thought I was going to have to wate till May also but I got a call last week form the shop and he said that he knew I wanted one& was wating on a SF1 frame so he nabed it from salsa for me. I still owe a few bucks so I wont get it till April but now it moves the build-up 30days sooner

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    Ive switched to routing all 3 cables on top of the downtube, this is a bit of a faff to install tho. I did it as i was sick of trying to get mud out from under the cables and cable ties, i had huge chunks of dead grass and mud trapped under there. I dont like top-tube routing as the suspension action leads to significant bending of the cables, placing them in line with the main single pivot is much nicer for the cables.

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    If anyone is using non BB30 cranks, what adapter are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickyelsdon View Post
    Ive switched to routing all 3 cables on top of the downtube, this is a bit of a faff to install tho. I did it as i was sick of trying to get mud out from under the cables and cable ties, i had huge chunks of dead grass and mud trapped under there. I dont like top-tube routing as the suspension action leads to significant bending of the cables, placing them in line with the main single pivot is much nicer for the cables.
    Pic please! also if you're running the rear brake line on the top than can it be shorter right.
    I have been eyeN! a Avid CR x9 brake set and the seller said the rear hose is 1650mm long and the front is 850mm long, if they are to long I don't care as much as if they are to short.

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    I used this adapter with a Shimano LX external BB type crank.

    Quote Originally Posted by urbiksux View Post
    If anyone is using non BB30 cranks, what adapter are you using?

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    I picked mine up on Saturday. The trails are way too wet, so just asphalt cruising for now.



    more pictures http://http://kustomcreations.smugmu...5616&k=QKn4TNX

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    Coach, I was just asking yesterday in that post in the 29er forum if you had yours built yet.
    What does it weigh in at. and is that a stock build I thought you where building-up a SF frame.
    That thing is sweet! the brown truck should be here with mine tomorrow or wed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idinomac View Post
    Coach, I was just asking yesterday in that post in the 29er forum if you had yours built yet.
    What does it weigh in at. and is that a stock build I thought you where building-up a SF frame.
    That thing is sweet! the brown truck should be here with mine tomorrow or wed.
    I was able to locate a stock build so went that route.......weights in 26.5lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BThor View Post
    My Spear 1 build:

    SZ LG, fox f 29 terralogic w/ qr15, full xtr, enve bar/stem/ post to come, wtb devo saddle, easton ec90 wheels with rampages

    25.8 lbs

    Only complaint I have thus far is the placement of the bottle cage being two low, and the omission of a 2nd cage on the seattube. If you move the DT cage up you could put a side loader on the ST w/o much rigging. I am thinking about doing this and I do realize it would void the warranty, but the bike would become far more functional.

    where did you find one? i'll be ready to order (fame only) wednesday and can't seem to find anywhere where they're in stock!

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    Here's mine on my first real ride yesterday:



    It was actually a pretty subtle ride: I didn't notice the rear suspension doing much, but then again, I didn't notice much impact from the trail, either. That seems a pretty good balance for this frame's target.

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