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Salsa Spearfish 3 (2012)


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Brand Salsa
ModelSpearfish 3
SizeS, M, L, Xl
ColorGreen Machine


Bottom bracketFSA PressFit30
Brake leversSRAM Elixir 1
Brake rotorFront: SRAM Elixir 1, 185mm, 6-Bolt Rear Rear: SRAM Elixir 1, 160mm, 6-Bolt
BrakesSRAM Elixir 1
CassetteSRAM PG-1030, 12-36T
CranksetFSA Comet BB30, SM = 170mm, MD, LG, XL = 175mm
    •    Spearfish - Endure Geometry- 
Designed for all-day XC riding or racing. Stable and balanced handling. Aimed at efficient power transfer and rear suspension performance. The bike to ride for ultra-endurance riding and racing on singletrack
    •    80mm Rear Wheel Travel
- Combined with 29er wheels and our Endurance Geometry, the Spearfish goes further and faster with less
    •    100mm Fork Compatible- 
Frame geometry and handling based on an average 100mm 29er suspension fork
    •    Pivot Minimizing Suspension- 
An 80mm rear travel version of our link-actuated single pivot design. The Spearfish features our simplified one-piece rear triangle with shaped stays and a shared pivot link design that reduces pivot points and hardware. This creates a lighter and stiffer rear end with fewer wear and maintainance points
    •    Shaped Seatstays- 
Used in favor of a rear pivot on the 1-piece rear triangle. A rear dropout pivot (if present) would only rotate 1-degree during full suspension compression. We eliminate this pivot point and instead transform the 1-degree of rotation into a slight 5.2mm deflection of the seat stays tubes. The seatstays are shaped and sized appropriately to safely handle this small amount of deflection far beyond the lifespan of the frame. The result is a lightweight, one-piece rear triangle with a single pair of bearings at the main pivot
    •    Extruded, CNC'd Shared-Pivot Link
- Short and compact, the dog-bone shaped link feartures a shared pivot where the shock and seatstays meet the link. This removes a shock pin from the system and keeps the link small and light
    •    RockShox Ario RL Rear Shock- 
Custom-specified tuning for Spearfish, Adjustable Rebound, Lockout
    •    EV6 Extrolite Heat-Treated Aluminum Tubeset - A mix of hydroformed and shaped tubing in a proprietary 6000-series alloy with a custom heat treatment creates a super light aluminum frame with excellent stiffness and durability
    •    Tapered Headtube
- Allows use of tapered forks or standard 1-1/8" forks. Combining the tapered headtube with the large downtube greatly increases the front end stiffness and strength of the frame without adding significant weight
    •    Hydroformed Toptube and Downtube
- Hydroformed for optimal front triangle stiffness in conjunction with tapered headtube
    •    Forged Frame Fittings
- Forged fittings throughout the rear triangle, combined with burly chainstays and large oversized main pivot create a rear end that is extremely stiff for positive tracking and reduced wear

    •    PressFit 30 Bottom Bracket Shell
- Increased stiffness with a total sytem weight savings. Compatible with both BB30 and 24mm spindle cranks via adaptors
    •    Serviceable Bearings- 
Standard bearing sizes. Removable with standard bearing installation/removal tools

Fork typeRockShox Recon Gold TK 29er, QR, Alloy Steerer, Custom for Salsa
Frame typeSpearfish, EV-6 Aluminum Alloy
Front derailleurSRAM X5, 2 x 10, High Clamp, Dual Pull
HeadsetCane Creek 10-Series, ZS, Black
Hub frontFormula, Sealed Bearing, 32H, Black
Hub rearFormula, Sealed Bearing, 32H, Black
Rear derailleurSRAM X7, 10-Speed, Mid Cage, Gray
Recommended forXC racing and riding
Rims typeAlex XD Comp 29er, 32H
SaddleWTB Silverado
ShiftersSRAM X-5 Trigger, 10-Speed
Shifter(Front) SRAM X-5 Trigger, 2 x 10 (Rear) SRAM X-5 Trigger, 10-Speed
Shock typeRockShox Ario RL Air Shock
SkewersAlex XD Comp 29er, 32H
SpokesDT Swiss, Champion SG, Black
StemSalsa Pro Moto 3, 31.8mm, Black
TiresSchwalbe Rapid Rob 29 x 2.25" or Continental X-King 29 x 2.2
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