Hello, I'm a Spitfire owner. I've posted a bit about it over the last couple of days so if you want to see some pictures check out my previous.
I spent a really long time deliberating before I bought one. I originally wanted a Cotic Rocket and went test riding and loved it. Problem was they went out of stock this time last year and still are now. I therefore looked elsewhere and weighed up between the SB66 and the Spitfire. I liked the SB66 a lot but couldn't justify the extra cost and favored the Spitfire's versatility in that you could run either 650b or 26 wheels. The adjustable dropout positions meant tweaking handling as well, which appealed to my geeky engineering side.
So I went for a large 2014 Spitfire with the CCDB CS shock. I got a good deal combined with a new Pike fork, and was really well looked after by the chaps down at Blazing Bikes in Church Stretton.
I wanted the bike as a jack of all, I spend a lot of times at the Welsh trail centers but also get to the Peaks for natural all day rides. To that end it works very well. It peddles well, even with only 1x10 gearing, but it's downhill that the bike works its best. It's a long frame and the head angle is pretty slack so everything feels planted. Without doubt though, it's the suspension that impresses most with the bike. It's hard to describe but it soaks everything up without feeling wallowy and giving a bit of pop when you want. The CCDB is perfectly matched to the Pikes, and gives endless tuning potential if that's your thing. If not then the base tune is very good, and if you leave it there for ever it will serve you very well.
The negatives, few thought there are, are that it is a bit on the heavy side (you could call it solid, or substantial feeling), and the complicated rear triangle collects mud and needs a bit of protecting from the chain even with a clutch mech.
It's a great bike, I could go on about it all day and if I was choosing a new bike again now I'd still get a Spitty. Let me know if you need any more info.