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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Is it tubeless already and could you no save a bit of weight running a normal seatpost on a normal day ride compared to the fun downhill alpine stuff?



Running tubeless at the moment, I could swap out the post but tbh it was never built with weight in mind, I don't think I looked at a single weight for any component, certainly never based a decision on it thus the rather nice surprise coming in below 30lbs. I would have said 30-32 would have been ballpark. No all kit choices were made with function and price in mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Dinnae skimp on the tyres, no point having a bike that capable and sticking Racing Ralphs on. Weight of reverb more than outweighed by function. Give it a few rides and you'll want one own every bike.
Too much emphasis on weight of bikes and not enough on how they ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Agreed re the weight comment.

My Solaris weighs 30lb on the nose. Doesn't feel like it out and about though.

Seeing this thread makes me sad as I want one now :lol:

Are you at the MacRetro meet Kaiser?


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:53 pm 
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clubby wrote:
Dinnae skimp on the tyres, no point having a bike that capable and sticking Racing Ralphs on. Weight of reverb more than outweighed by function. Give it a few rides and you'll want one own every bike.
Too much emphasis on weight of bikes and not enough on how they ride.



Aye I'll keep the HD's on I think, I have read that they can be a bit draggy on the ups but that its more than made up for on the downs. :) I'm hoping I don't want a reverb on them all! I did toy with a cheaper dropper for the Pugs and I'm really trying to stop myself buying one for the Scandal :o time will tell, the Scandal is exceeding my expectations and has already got a few upgrades planned.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:56 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
Agreed re the weight comment.

My Solaris weighs 30lb on the nose. Doesn't feel like it out and about though.

Seeing this thread makes me sad as I want one now :lol:

Are you at the MacRetro meet Kaiser?



Ah the 29er addiction is strong with you too :lol: Alas its unlikely I'll be at the MacRetro meet, I may be able to wangle my way up on the Sunday but its 50/50 at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:47 am 
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Hans on the front. Nobby nic on the rear. Well that's what I'm about to try on the yeti!


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:56 pm 
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How did the bike handle the Enduo at the weekend? Did you miss the granny ring at all?


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:48 pm 
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clubby wrote:
How did the bike handle the Enduo at the weekend? Did you miss the granny ring at all?



Is that 2x10 K :? Or is it 3x9 and youve just removed the granny and limited the mech/shifter.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:46 pm 
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I think he's gone 1x10 Andy - it's all the rage doncha know!


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:59 am 
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I think he's gone 1x10 Andy - it's all the rage doncha know!


Ah, see the pics on the first page :roll:


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