|2014 Salsa Spearfish|
|Can't. Stop. Smiling.|
I found this bike to be point-and-shoot-stable and solid whether descending or climbing, and the short travel (3 inches I believe) of the rear shock was surprisingly comfortable over roots, rocks and anything else the trail could throw at it.
|Roots? What roots?|
|The Spearfish Rocks|
Despite being outfitted very modestly with average midrange parts (I bought the frame only), my Spearfish comes in at a respectable 26 pounds, but somehow it rides much lighter than that, and forward motion feels almost effortless on it. Salsa is marketing the Spearfish as their ultra-endurance bike, and speaking as a former 24-hour solo racer myself, I truly believe they've nailed it. I know I could certainly be happy spending hours, if not days, in the saddle on this bike - yes, it rides and handles just that well.
I'll write more on my impressions of the Spearfish later as I get more miles in on it, but right now I think it's time to go for a ride...