CupOfJava. JavaScript is disabled. I cannot agree with this statement more. It should also be noted that regardless of which model, every Spearfish frame is exactly the same. Does anyone have personal experience with the spearfish3, rode a friends for a month and thought it was a great bike for the build and price. I've owned a few full sus bikes but kept going back. compare this bike to similar models by first choosing one of its 5 sizes XL L M XS S. fork. I have it on layaway right now. Google+. Any regrets? Come join the discussion about bike parts, components, deals, performance, modifications, classifieds, trails, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Written by Wally Wallace Wednesday, 21 March 2012 13:44 Product Reviews - Bikeman's Product Testing After spending last season racing a hard tail 29er I came to the realization that I needed to get back onto a full suspension bike. I got a Bucksaw this past year with the Split Pivot rear suspension. Come join the discussion about bike parts, components, deals, performance, modifications, classifieds, trails, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! 0. Sun Inferno 25mm. Where I ride (Illinois) is very root filled and short steep climbs. Tweet; By Kurt Gensheimer June 23, 2013 29er Cross Country. So under 2000.00 would be my price set with equivalent quality parts as the SF. Since then, Salsa has continued to evolve its full-suspension 29ers, and has also released several atypical models, such as the 29+ Deadwood SUS. Lol. 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Comp Bike. 2014 Spearfish 3: Wheelsize: 29" Travel: 100mm front; 80mm rear: Tire Clearance: Designed for 29 x 2.25" tires: Fork: Designed for 100mm travel, 51mm offset 29er suspension forks; compatible with 100mm, 45mm offset 29er suspension forks : Headset-Upper: 1-1/8" Zero Stack (ZS44/28.6) Headset-Lower: For Tapered: 56mm zero stack (ZS56/40); For Straight: 56mm reducing zero stack (ZS56/30) … What would be another option for a all around bike, or am I over thinking this and go with the SF and the great price. One of them likes it better than his Intense. Review: Salsa Spearfish (a so far review) I am yet to cover any considerable amount of mileage yet on this bike, but for the first time with the numerous mountain bikes I've had in recent years (Not counting my poor Genesis Mantle that did 1000+ commuting miles) this one however will be … Thank you. Really depends what you like and terrain you ride in. I'm new to full suspension. How well can I expect it to handle trails compared to my rockhopper? Sounds good and welcome to the hobby/sport! Just got back from a 3 day trip to Moab and it performed flawlessly. I pedaled my Salsa Fargo 4,000 miles through the U.S. in summer 2014 and (update October 2015) another 2,500 miles through Europe in 2015. There are 5 comments on ‘Salsa El Mariachi 2014 review’ We love to get comments from our readers - if you've spent a few moments to comment, thank-you. Posted by DaveC | September 25, 2013 | 13 comments so far. I'll be going to trails at mammoth cave in KY since it 30 min away. And have you seen bikes like the Niner ROS, Canfield Nimble 9 and the Kona Honzo? Or is the extra body english minimal and/or worth it for the downhill benefits? I went from a 2013 'fish to a Czar. KMC X10. I'm looking for a bikepacking/ endurance rig.... thoughts/comments/concerns? Kit is SRAM's impeccable XX1 single-ring group, Avid XX hydraulic disc brakes, Salsa/Thomson carbon cockpit, and a Cane Creek headset. The Spearfish has convinced me (and it took a lot of convincing coming from a SS full rigid 29er) that the hardtail is essentially dead except in a niche market. I wouldn't expect to get that kind of deal at a small LBS, but you shouldn't be paying list price either. They have the 'Fish-3 priced at $1,599. As a long time owner of a Salsa Spearfish I’ve grown to love the brand and the design. Price: $4199.00. Price: $4199.00. Salsa Spearfish Review. I continue to think that the very best argument against hardtail mountain bikes is the Spearfish. Never ridden one but I own the previous generation. Thank you all for the replays. Bikes like the Spearsfish are the way to go for long distance XC and race. Fox F29 Evolution, CTD, 100mm, 51mm Offset; Designed for 100mm travel, 51mm offset 29er suspension forks; compatible with 100mm, 45mm offset 29er suspension forks. 136. Wheels are DT Swiss, fast-rolling, light and tough, paired with Schwalbe's high-performance Racing Ralph treads. Idk if I'll do 2' drops soon but at the local park here in Bowling Green I hit all the hard trails. 09-23-2013 #2. A couple of friends that I ride with both bought 2014 Spearfish. I'm guessing I'm just wanting to know if this bike can handle what I throw at it. And last but not least, the Spearfish 3 comes with Shimano Deore and SLX for a very reasonable US$2,750. Salsa Guide Stem . Update May 2019: read this recent post to see the bikepacking additions I made to the Fargo for a tour through Spain and Portugal this spring. Salsa recently banned dealers from shipping their bikes, but Universal Cycles still lists them for locals. 2014 Spearfish 2: Wheelsize: 29" Travel: 100mm front; 80mm rear: Tire Clearance: Designed for 29 x 2.25" tires: Fork: Designed for 100mm travel, 51mm offset 29er suspension forks; compatible with 100mm, 45mm offset 29er suspension forks : Headset-Upper: 1-1/8" Zero Stack (ZS44/28.6) Headset-Lower: For Tapered: 56mm zero stack (ZS56/40); For Straight: 56mm reducing zero stack (ZS56/30) … I'm new to MB and really enjoy my rockhopper and will keep it as a second bike. They launched the completely overhauled Spearfish and Horsethief in 2014 using Split Pivot. Ryan Palmer 2 years ago. The Horsethief and Spearfish feature the same frame but they have different lengths of travel, achieved with differing forks, shocks, linkages, and rear t… I'm a diehard hardtail rider. It won't be happy if you quickly progress to enjoying >2 ft drops. Specs, reviews & prices for the 2020 Salsa Spearfish Carbon XTR. An XC bike that does a lot with a little. I would like to go to travel out west and do some of those trails. I understand that I loose effechancy on up hill. r/29er: Anything and everything bicycles with twenty nine inch wheels. I am getting a good deal not 1599 but not far from it. What's people's thougths on this bike? Can you expand on some of the differences between the old SF and the Czar? I just replaced a 26'' 2013 Cannondale SL2 with a Spearfish 3. Climbing does not seem any less efficient and I honestly feel more confident on the bike overall. One good reason tempting me to get the czar is that it has a huge front triangle that is perfect for a bikepacking bag. When we tested Salsa’s Spearfish for the 2011 Bible of Bike Tests, we wrote: “ …while we wouldn’t characterize the Spearfish as being entirely nimble, it can easily be tossed into turns without requiring an act of Congress.” The 2014 model, however, is one of those next-gen 29ers that will have you almost thinking you’re aboard a BMX cruiser. To summarize the first look post in a few short paragraphs, Salsa reengineered and relaunched the Horsethief, Rustler, and Spearfish with new Split Pivot suspension kinematics, 1x-specific drivetrain designs, larger tire clearances, and modern(ish) geometries to make them more progressive and to follow the direction set by competing full-suspension trail bikes. Evil Following V2 SLX Bike $4,850 … Salsa Spearfish Carbon 1 : l’alternative . Have you watched the UCI mountainbike world cup? The 2014 Salsa Spearfish XX1 is a top-end full-suspension cross-country racer. Liked it. Salsa recently banned dealers from shipping their bikes, but Universal Cycles still lists them for locals. Really? Review: 2014 Salsa Spearfish. As a self-admitted rear suspension dimwit who rides a hardtail singlespeed, I really had no idea what the true benefits of Split Pivot were. What would be another option for a all around bike, or am I over thinking this and go with the SF and the great price. The Spearfish is incredible. MAG VTT. Someone who's upgraded and has ridden the '14 for a while? You get more of a glued to trail feel with FS compared to snappy feel of a hardtail. Written by: Quentin. Price: $4220.00. Please educate me if you don't mind...a lot of bikes are going slacker w/ shorter stays but supposedly no adverse affects to climbing capability. I wouldn't expect to get that kind of deal at a small LBS, but you shouldn't be paying list price either. Salsa has taken full advantage of the new potential with a 120mm travel frame that'll happily run forks in the 120 to 140mm range ? rims. It's a leftover model and should be priced as such. Model Spec and Pricepoints. I ride an Ibis Ripley. Funny I can't say the same about the salsa with the whole adventure by bike thing. I've even considered a 29+ gnarvester. Le Split Pivot designé par Dave Wiggle est basé sur un pivot intégré dans l’axe de roue arrière, offrant une belle efficacité au pédalage et un pompage bien maitrisé. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I am not an unbiased observer. I've had my original SF since 2011 and looking to get a new short travel 29 for endurance purposes and for tackling long hard trail rides with mixed terrain. Similar Bikes. Like I mentioned I'm new but I'm a bit fearless. Black 2014 Salsa Spearfish, serial: AS12062586. Honestly it is better all around. Bike Sheet is a complete database of mountain bike specifications and dimensions. Geo is spot on, go ride one. I bought my Spearfish 2 a couple of months ago and have really tried to find a weakness. Pinterest. I cannot think of a single circumstance where I would prefer to have a hardtail 29er. My initial impression of this cross country oriented mountain bike. I loved the Spearfish, but the Czar is in a different category all together. Felt like it had more suspension than 100x80. Yeah the last one is not an option lol. 2019 Specialized Epic Men's Comp Carbon Bike. They have the 'Fish-3 priced at $1,599. I'm deciding between a spearfish and an el mar. Almost all of the riders use hardtails. View and share reviews, comments and questions on mountain bikes. My previous FS was a 2003 Stumpjumper FSR, with a different rear suspension design. A forum community dedicated to Mountain Bike owners and enthusiasts. Was stable and turned well. chain. I'm still just a weekend warrior. That's a bit of a "chicken vs egg" scenario. Salsa Horsethief 2 2014 – Split Pivot review. My Blog: Riding Against the Grain. There aren’t any. 2014 Salsa Spearfish 3. By. BIKE 6 years ago. Black … I'm still just a weekend warrior. This bike opens up possibilities and terrain never thought to be in the 29er's realm.These long travel bikes need to be light, yet rugged enough for aggressive, all-day riding. The moment you do, you will want to buy it. Compare forks, shocks, wheels and other components on current and past MTB’s. Not just people that own salsa, maybe just someone who has rode one once. 2014 Salsa Spearfish Just got the review posted. Just recently announced, Salsa has updated redesigned the Spearfish and the Horsethief, incorporating Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot suspension design. 2014 Salsa Spearfish 2 XC/Trail bike This bike is a wicked all-day XC machine light enough for marathon racing but tough enough for every-day riding. Thankfully Salsa provided us with three bullet points to easily and clearly sum up why Split Pivot … The other possibly but defantly the first three. If you haven't had a chance yet, jump to our comments form if you have something to say. Get the Spearfish, great new design with split pivot at rear. Review: The Salsa Spearfish Defines the New Generation of XC Mountain Biking By Matt Miller on Jul 9, 2019 With new geometry, suspension updates, and endless traction, the new Salsa Spearfish is more than just an XC 29er mountain bike. Nouveau Salsa Spearfish et Horsethief 2014. So under 2000.00 would be my price set with equivalent quality parts as the SF. 0. Twitter. Here are my initial thoughts on the changes from the '13 to '14 Spearfish. Rocks, dirt, small jumps, roots. I've ridden hardtail in the past and now SS rigid but considering the switch. Sorry but I'm now a Pivot Mach 429C owner!! Facebook. It will provide you with some cush at the expense of some pedal efficiency and added weight compared to a hardtail. Created by riders for riders. Price: $4125.00. aba. Split Pivot feels a little more solid when I hammer on the bike and am not using the best pedaling form. The Spearfish is the shorter travel brother of Salsa’s Horsethief (a 120/140mm do-it-all niner), and its frame geometry is a bit more cross-country focused. Like JMac said you will get more feed back in the Salsa forum. 2019 Norco Revolver HT 1 Bike. How well a this bike going to do in rough tarrain? Full suspension Fox evolution front shock Fox Float CTD frame shock 2x9 drive train Avid brake levers Time pedals Black Bike with some blue trim Thanks for the pics. The blog is great, but can anyone compare actual performance between the 2014 SF and earlier models? Components. Salsa developed the first generation of the Spearfish and Horsethief. Nicolas Le Carré - 17 décembre 2014. How is there not any penalty here? color. I want one of these too 09-23-2013 #3. There will always be trade offs in which bike is better. The Spearfish 2 comes with SRAM X7 and X5 parts for US$3,299. That is of course assuming they cut you a good deal. Salsa 2014 Spearfish 2 Complete Full Suspension 29er - The 2014 Salsa Spearfish is designed to thrive and sustain you through ultra-endurance long distance rides and races. The other one, it's his first full suspension bike so he's pretty happy with it. offroader Reputation: Join Date Dec 2008 Posts 2,190. drool... 09-23-2013 #4. If you have no intention of buying a salsa spearfish then don’t get on one. Lots of trailed with a few small jumps, I don't think anything is over a foot or foot and half. View product specifications: Salsa Spearfish XX1 2014 - View Reviews, Specifications, Prices, Comparisons and Local Bike Shops. Split Pivot is the heart of what’s new in the 2014 Salsa Spearfish. First Impressions of Salsa's new hotness. Can build up light at 24 lbs, very smooth suspension, slacker headtube angle. It is designed for efficiency that allows you to push yourself further, faster, and focus less on how far it is to the next feed station. Videos Salsa Spearfish | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels . 1 member review. It'll be significantly better than your Rockhopper. Huge selection of mountain bikes from brands such as Trek, Specialized, Giant, Santa Cruz, Norco and more. At the time, they were standard single pivot bikes with flex stays; nothing that exciting. 2013/06/19 12:45 . There's no doubt that shorter chainstays make it a bit more challenging to keep the nose down on a steep climb...but that just means that you move forward an extra inch to compensate, and you're moving, "I love Spearfish. Universal Cycles -- Salsa Spearfish 3 Complete Bike - 2014, Arizona Trail Race 2015 live tracker by trackleaders.com, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. initial thoughts on the changes from the '13 to '14 Spearfish, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Loved it!! For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. This bike has no business being hammered at a downhill park. If you were named Jay P you'd be riding your Spearfish in the lead right now at mile 560 in the Arizona Trail Race 750. the Horsethief. Assuming this type of bike is what you're looking for (short travel XC) and it fits you well, I'd go for it. Define "rough" and also "well". Specialized 2014 Butted Alloy, Single Bolt Setback, Length on Sizes S/M: 350mm, Others: 400mm ... 2019 Salsa Spearfish Carbon NX Eagle Bike. I love my El mar, but the new spearfish... it's got me interested. The DW Split Pivot is a good design and should pedal well, especially in short travel form. DEALS . My old FSR is so active to ANY vertical inputs and it can bounce a lot when pedaling hard (not from pedaling input, just from my body moving around). WhatsApp. offroader Reputation: Join Date Dec 2008 Posts 2,190. Yikes, I was afraid of getting an answer like this (was hoping to save some money). You are here: Home \ MAG VTT \ En ce moment \ Nouveau Salsa Spearfish et Horsethief 2014. I can see myself getting involved with this heavenly and just want to make a good purchous from the get go. I posted here because I wanted to get as much feedback as possible. JavaScript is disabled. In the ‘punching above your weight’ class, if I had to pick between a Spearfish and a carbon Superfly, at this point, I’d have to give it to the Spearfish.". However, you'll have a hard time developing the skills you need by starting on a bike that can. 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