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    Salsa Spearfish 3 for larger rider

    My friend is looking at used 2014 Salsa spearfish 3. He is 6'32"about 275lbs. Does anyone have experience with this bike for heavier riders. It has sun inferno rims with shimano slx hubs, press fit bottom bracket & fox shocks. It is older but has only been used half dozen times. How sturdy are salsa frames for heavier guys? I broke my niner frame and only weight 180lb. I am nervous steering anyone to these boutique bike brands. Thanks for advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricN88 View Post
    My friend is looking at used 2014 Salsa spearfish 3. He is 6'32"about 275lbs. Does anyone have experience with this bike for heavier riders. It has sun inferno rims with shimano slx hubs, press fit bottom bracket & fox shocks. It is older but has only been used half dozen times. How sturdy are salsa frames for heavier guys? I broke my niner frame and only weight 180lb. I am nervous steering anyone to these boutique bike brands. Thanks for advice.
    Eric

    I would avoid. I have the 2015 and am 175 pounds, 6"5. I bought it from a guy who was about 6"3 and 200 pounds, and the chainstay was cracked. This is a common (like, very common) issue with the aluminum frames, which are very light. There was a thread on here about it. The replacement chainstay (which the seller paid for after I found the crack) was 120 dollars or so. It's been fine for me and I ride hard, but mostly xc stuff, not big drops or hits.

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