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Description

Just don't forget to sleep

If 80 miles of singletrack in a day was never enough for you, and your idea of a quality weekend distraction is a 24-hour endurance race, then Salsa created the Spearfish 3 just for you. The frame geometry is designed around all-day comfort, and maintaining maximum pedaling efficacy, regardless of how tired your legs are. Salsa has also created an innovative pivot-sharing suspension system which, in addition to tightening up the rear of the bike (without compromising the 80 millimeters of travel), reduces chassis weight and simplifies any maintenance you might have to perform trail-side. The end result is a snappy and confident, but, more importantly, comfortable ride that will lead your hunger for challenge to distant backcountry singletrack and deep into the wee hours of the night.

  • Press-fit BB30 shaves grams and increases stiffness over a traditional threaded BB
  • Tapered head tube ups front-end stiffness to give you laser-like precision on the techiest trails

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
aluminum
Suspension:
Pivot Minimizing Suspension
Pivot Type:
Shared-Pivot Link
Rear Travel:
80
Rear Shock:
RockShox Ario RL
Headset:
1.125 - 1.125 in
Fork:
RockShox Ario RL
Front Travel:
100 mm
Rear Axle:
10 x 135 mm
Rims:
32 hole Alex XD Comp 29er
Hubs:
Formula
Spokes:
14 gauge DT Swiss
Front Derailleur:
SRAM X5
Front Derailleur Mount:
34.9 mm
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X7
Shifters:
SRAM X5
Crankset:
FSA Comet BB30
Chain Rings:
39 / 27 T
Crank Arm Length:
175 mm
Pedals:
not included
Bottom Bracket:
FSA PF30
Brake Levers:
Avid Elixir 1
Brake Calipers:
Avid Elixir 1
Rear Rotor:
160 mm
Front Rotor:
185 mm
Handlebar:
Salsa Pro Moto 3
Handlebar Width:
710 mm
Handlebar Rise:
flat
Grips:
Velo Silicone
Stem:
Salsa Pro Moto 3
Stem Length:
100 mm
Stem Angle:
7 deg
Chain:
KMC X10
Cassette:
12 - 36 T SRAM PC-1030
Tires:
Schwalbe Rapid Rob
Tire Size:
29 in x 2.25 in
Valve Stem:
presta
Seatpost:
Kalloy
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Seatpost Length:
410 mm
Seat Collar:
Salsa LipLock
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Thinline
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
23.6 in
Recommended Use:
cross country mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

Geometry chart

Salsa

Spearfish

Salsa Spearfish
Seat Tube
(c-t)
Top Tube
(effective)
Head Tube Head AngleSeat AngleStackReachChainstayBB DropWheelbaseStandover
XS 16.0in
(40.6cm)
22.2in
(56.5cm)
4.3in
(11.0cm)
71.0 deg73.5 deg24.2in
(61.4cm)
15.3in
(38.9cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
1.8in
(4.5cm)
42.7in
(108.5cm)
29.3in
(74.5cm)
S 16.0in
(40.6cm)
22.8in
(58.0cm)
4.7in
(12.0cm)
71.0 deg73.5 deg24.1in
(61.3cm)
15.7in
(39.8cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
1.8in
(4.5cm)
43.1in
(109.4cm)
29.3in
(74.4cm)
M 18.0in
(45.7cm)
23.6in
(60.0cm)
4.7in
(12.0cm)
71.0 deg73.0 deg24.5in
(62.3cm)
16.1in
(40.9cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
1.8in
(4.5cm)
43.6in
(110.8cm)
29.3in
(74.4cm)
L20.0in
(50.8cm)
24.4in
(62.0cm)
5.1in
(13.0cm)
71.0 deg73.0 deg24.9in
(63.2cm)
16.8in
(42.6cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
1.8in
(4.5cm)
44.4in
(112.9cm)
29.5in
(75.0cm)
XL22.0in
(55.8cm)
25.0in
(63.5cm)
5.5in
(14.0cm)
71.0 deg73.0 deg25.3in
(64.2cm)
17.2in
(43.8cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
1.8in
(4.5cm)
45.0in
(114.4cm)
29.7in
(75.5cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.

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Salsa Spearfish

I bought this for my xc bike here in Utah. I come from a downhill/freeride background and was looking for a 29er that would climb well but descend with some squish in the back. I have used lots of 5-6 inch all mountain bikes in the past for my trail riding but wanted to see how these 29 inch wheels felt climbing and descending. I was very impressed with the way the bigger wheels rolled over obstacles and made the 4 inches of travel feel more like 5- 5 1/2 inches. Climbing the bike feels much more at home then a 5-6 inch trail bike. The big wheels take some extra force to get them started rolling but carry momentum much better. The bike was setup with x7 and x5 shifters and derailleurs which were much too slow for me, I swapped them out for X9 all around. I also like the riser bars better then the flat bars offered in this so I switched that out as well. I am about 5'8" and decided to go with the size small and it actually fit me very well. Over all this is a super fun bike to ride for long rides and even handles the down very well for a twitchy 29er.

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