Which bike do you lot think would be most suitable for that riding out of the salsas?The horsethief caught my eye but is it more of a heavy all mountain type of bike?,maybe the spearfish would be better or are they more suited to racing whippets?
The Spearfish is heavy and slacker than average for an XC bike, but Gee races one sucessfully (but then he's paid to do that). For trail centers I'd probably say the Spearfish as you're only really after some grip and a modicum of comfort/bump absorbtion for ~2 hours. The Horsethief would be great in the Peaks though!
The Spearfish will undoubtably be faster round any lap if you've got the skills, balls and fitness to ride it hard, but the Horsethief probably more fun on the way down if it's rocky/jumpy/bumpy/drops(y) and probably more flattering to your skills.