Salsa Cycles introduces its newest full suspension platform, the Spearfish. This model is designed for endurance racing long rides. The frame is shaped with hydroformed EV6 tubing and can fit tires up to 2.25 inches. The weight for the Spearfish comes just under 6lbs even for a 29er frame.
The 2011 Salsa Spearfish rear triangle is shaped to allow for seatstays to flex during suspension cycles. This modification means no rear stay pivots. The frame also optimizes 100mm travel for the front fork and 80mm travel for the rear. It features a tapered headtube, press-fit BB30 bottom bracket and can fit 3×9 or 2×10 speed drivetrains.
Salsa Cycles releases the 2011 Spearfish with MSRP of $999 for the frame and $2250 for a complete build with RockShox Reba fork, tubeless rims and SRAM X7/X9 components. Availability will be in December.