2015 Salsa Carbon Horsethief
Last year I acquired a Salsa Spearfish and absolutely loved that bike. To date, it is the nicest Full Suspension bike I had ever ridden. A trip through Arizona however left me wanting just a bit more travel than what the Fish provided. This is not a knock on the Fish, but more of a refinement on my part of what kind of FS bike I need for the trips that I plan to take.
Enter the 2015 Carbon Horsethief. Like the Fish, the Thief features the new Split Pivot design. Unlike last years Fish, this year the Thief is Carbon Fiber. I must say, I am super stoked about this new design. I built up the bike this morning and took it out for some pictures in the foot of snow we got yesterday. While this makes for pretty snaps, it does not allow me to actually get on the bike and ride...
This year I am off to the SW again to put the bike through its paces and then onto several longer and more robust trips in 2016. I am definitely excited about getting out and putting this bike through its paces.