I bought a new frame today – Horsethief content
If you get in quick they’re available for £800, not many left though. I think the new ones are £1200. The shock was a nice surprise, I was expecting a standard 2012 Kashima RP23 and got a 2013 Kashima CTD instead.Posted 5 years ago
EDIT: Having said that, those Sultans above are at a very good price.
Seriously tempted by a horsethief but the top tubes just look too long on paper (web) for me, would be great if you can measure yours when made up to see how it compares to Salsas figures as ive yet to own a bike which measured the same as what the manufacturers quoted……….Posted 5 years ago
Any more pics? I’ve been undecided between a Spearfish and Horsethief for a while now. I prefer the look of the Spearfish and the fact it’s nearly £200 cheaper 🙂 , but the Horsethief’s got a lot of pros a normal BB and maxle rear and probably the clincher, 120mm rear travel.Posted 5 years ago
What size is yours sambob?
I should have finished it by the middle of next week depending on when my wheels and forks arrive, so can measure it all then. Effective TT is 10mm longer than my FSR XC on paper, so I’ll have to see whether it actually feels any longer. What sort of thing you looking for cooie? It’s a large btw.Posted 5 years ago
I had a spearfish and liked it except the front centre was too short and felt dodgy with flats and size 12 feet, was ok with spds though. Was my first 29er and fc was the one thing I forgot to check. Now on a scandal 29er for the winter which is great but trying to decide what 29fs for when/if things dry up (back doesn’t like ht’s on hard ground longer rides). Horsethief is perfect except the tt on paper, it may fit me with a 50mm stem, currently on a 70Posted 5 years ago
Re tyres, I’ve been running 2.25 racing ralph snakeskin on some arch ex’s on the SF and scandal, they are brilliant, only deep mud fazes them, yes they slide a bit in normal mud but very predictable, 2 punctures in 6 months which self sealed fine, not sure I will bother with anything beefier on the frontPosted 5 years ago
Just got a ‘thief in XL myself too 🙂
One thing to check – the shock on mine, the black trail adjust (1,2,3) lever didn’t move, so it’s had to go back. Hopefully quickly sorted though, can’t wait to ride it. Charlie the bikemonger’s being very helpful thus far.
Mine’s built a bit more AM: Marz 44s@140, singlering, reverb, flows etc.Posted 5 years ago
Would be a large for me, 6’3 but prefer small bikes but the TT is still 638, my Scandal is 615 and I run that with a 70mm so in theory a large HF with 50mm should be ok but not sure if I would prefer it to be shorter still due to the type of thrashing it will get and its a lot of money to gamble on…..suppose I could get a 40mm stem 😉Posted 5 years ago
6’3″ puts you borderline L/XL I guess – TT measurements don’t tell the whole story if the seat angles and reach (as in reach & stack) change. Personally I prefer bikes that fit to small bikes. Anyhow, I’ll post pics of mine once it’s built and if you spot me on the trails in the south west folk are welcome to a sit on it for size.
And it turns out there’s nothing wrong with my shock and I’m an idiot – you have to pull up the black dial to turn it! Nothing in the manual /youtube videos I saw about this.
I have to say Charlie was very understanding about it, so that’s a recommmendation from me not just on service but also cheerfully putting up with daft customers 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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