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 Post subject: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Coming soon....

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I reckon I have enough bits and enough bits enroute to show this one :) Even with the legion of bikes I seem to have, I wanted something a bit more burly, I've had a few hardcore hardtails but with an impending trip to Italy I needed something that I wouldn't be to badly beaten up by after a days riding, I was also after something I could tackle some big hill days and bag a Munro or two and I've a wee niggle about trying some Enduros. So a biggish full susser was on the cards, not too big though as I'm still a mincer at heart :) enter the 'trail bike' category. On one hand I'm a 29er convert but on the other I was struggling to justify spending too much on this but when the frame came up half price I took the plunge, I've built a few bike lately and I'm always happy that I've beaten the manufacturers on cost and been able to spec my own spec. More pics will be coming when I start the build, I always like to at least have tyres on the wheels before I start assembly (canne bear to see a bike unshod on bare rims :? )

Kit list so far:

Frame: Med Salsa Horsethief with Fox RP23 Kashima
Fork: RS Revelation at 140mm
Headset: Cane Creek
Wheels: Hope Hoops (Stans Flow EX on gold Hope EVOII hubs (20mm and 142X12)
Tyres: Schwalbe Hans Damph 2.35
Bar: RF Atlas AM
Stem : RF Atlas AM
Seat: Charge Spoon
Post: RS Reverb
Brakes: SLX
Shifter : XT ispec
Rear mech : Zee shadow+
Pedals: CB Acids

I'll be running 1X10 with a 11/36 cassette out back. I've still to decide on a chainset though, I'm wanting to use the new tooth design that does away with any chain devices. There are a few manufacturers bringing out rings or I can get the carbon Sram XX1 chainset for a bargain price.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Just googled it, should be interesting still not convinced of 29ers, but being a short arse its more to do with the ratio of wheel to frame on a smaller frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Aha, so this is the build :? Ill follow this with interest K.
Surprised at you though for not unpacking it all and instead showing the boxes

There are parts in them ?? :P


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:36 pm 
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Tyres and rear mech arrived a bit later today so I'll have a rolling chassis up soon enough :D


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Really like the look of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Nice ride!


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Sweeeeet


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Soooo close, just waiting on a new hose for the back brake. Still managed to get a wee burl with just the front :) I'll not tempt fate by giving too much away on initial impressions but I will say I'm really happy about the fit and handling so far. There was a niggling doubt that such a big bike could be a handfull but it feels nowhere near as big as it looks, only trail time will tell though.

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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Chief, going by them pics your like the Hugh Hefner of the bike world :shock:

Pure p0rn man! :twisted:


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