New bike – Salsa Horsethief (almost)
Obviously not quite finished as the chain was too short, but anyway =
First thoughts: It’s looooooooong. I’m 6’2″ and the front tyre is above my eyeline when on it’s back wheel. (admittedly with a 2.4 front tyre)
It’s not light = mainly due to tyres I’d imagine, On-One Chunky Monkey 2.4 and a Smorgasbord 2.25
Tubeless set up is a piece of cake – Arch EX rims, yellow taped. Smorgasbord went up no issues with a track pump, sealed very quickly. Will do the front wheel too when I decide whether to keep the Chunky Monkey on or use a Smorgasbord instead.
Need to get a new chain tomorrow as my old one is too short.
Rear mech doesn’t seem to have a stop point on the mech hanger, so ends up swinging under the chainstay, any ideas on what I might be doing wrong? Should I just rely on the tension of the mech bolt?
EDIT: cables will be sorted tomorrow night.Posted 5 years agodlrMember
Loving mine so far, 4 rides inc a xc race with my best result, its a large though, pic on here somewhere, last page http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/i-bought-a-new-frame-todayPosted 5 years agoIAMember
Loving mine the more I ride it.
Interesting how versatile a frame it is – mine’s built up very much as an AM bike whilst others here seem to have a more XC/Trail build.
Only thing I’d change about mine would be bottle bosses. And they have them on the 2013 ones.
IMO one of the best traits is the length, you can really “feel” your position in the bike and have a lot of latitude to move forward/back and fine tune the weight on each wheel. Makes it really easy to push the limits of the tyres.Posted 5 years ago
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