Asr5 or Salsa horsethief?
The new 100mm split pivot Spearfish is a better comparison to an ASR than a Horsethief IMO,Posted 4 years ago
The thiefs a bit of a lump compared to an ASR,
The Spearfish is shorter travel than an ASR but the 29 wheels will roll better and it’ll be a similar weight,
I went from a 130 five spot to a 100mm rockstar and can only tell the difference in travel on flat drops, which I don’t really do very much anyway…KingofBiscuitsMember
I own a Yeti ASR5C. Love it to bits. Superb bike. Fast, light, stiff, aggressive. Problem is I also own a Solaris and like the feel and benefits of big wheels. So I’m flirting with the idea of consolidating both bikes.
Problem is, reading this thread and the love for the ASR5, which is no longer available, and the regret in selling them makes me worried.
I may have to strip and sell parts and keep the frame in case it doesn’t work out :SPosted 4 years agoP20Subscriber
The ASR5-C was the most fun and capable bike I’ve ridden, then I killed it 😥
I did look at the horsethief, but it was the change over between the models so the new one wasn’t available. It does look a good frame, but my concerns were the availability of the correct fork and I’m still not convinced about press fit bb’s.
I decided to stick with 26″ and bought a Liteville
I’m surprised they didn’t make an ASR5 in 29 formatPosted 4 years agobruceandlaurenMember
I built up a Horsethief earlier this year and have used it at trail centres, the alps downhill and also raced it XC at the Gorrick 8-hr. So far it seems a great all round bike. Depending on tires fitted it can handle a wide range of riding and with 140mm fork on front is a real trail beast.Posted 4 years agoOrangejohnSubscriber
I have the single pivot Horsethief, probably the best full susser I have ever owned. Used in the Alps with a 140 fork however for local Peaks and trail centres I prefer a 120 fork.Posted 4 years ago
A mate bought one on my recommend; he was so pleased he bought another, one with a big fork and big tyres one with a shorter fork and lighter tyres (he is a bit of a one off though).
Neither of us have ridden the Yeti.
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