Spearfish is our ultra-endurance full-suspension racing machine. Where efficiency and comfort meet, the 80mm of Split Pivot® rear travel is ample, and lets you push yourself further and faster, focusing less on how far it is to the next feed station. Our sponsored rider Kurt Refsnider chose Spearfish to set a new course record for the AZT 300 in 2014, obliterating the mythical 48-hour barrier in the process by a whopping three hours.

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Can I run 27.5-plus tires and rims on this frame? +
Can I use a different rear shock? +
Do you offer touch-up paint? +
How do I properly service/torque the pivots & bearings? +
How do I set up my rear shock? +
How do I take care of my suspension fork or rear shock? +
I crashed and dented (or cracked) my frame. Is it safe to ride? +
What is the warranty for this bike? +
What suspension fork can I use on this bike? +

Salsa Cycles Limited Warranty

All Salsa products are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Every Salsa frame, component, and apparel has a useful product life cycle. The length of that useful product life cycle will vary depending on the construction and the materials of the product, maintenance and care the product receives, and the amount and type of use the product is subjected to over its life. Your bike has an intended level of use as defined by the ASTM Riding Condition Classification Chart. Failure to adhere to the use cases identified in this chart will void your warranty. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.

NOTE: All warranty periods below apply to original owner only

Five-Year Warranty
Steel frames
Titanium frames
Carbon frames
Carbon front triangle of suspension frames

Three-Year Warranty
Aluminum frames
Aluminum front triangles of suspension frames
All Salsa forks
All Salsa components

Two-Year Warranty
Aluminum chainstays of suspension frames
Aluminum seatstays of suspension frames
Carbon seatstays of suspension frames
All other suspension frame parts (excludes hanger, pivot hardware, bearings)

One-Year Warranty
All apparel
All frame bags

Salsa Cycles does not guarantee the compatibility of original components with a warranty replacement frame. Salsa Cycles is not responsible for parts or labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds.

Salsa Cycles cannot guarantee a color match to the original frame, component, or apparel in the event of a replacement.

This warranty applies to 2014 and newer model bicycles and covers only Salsa Cycles branded product. Any other original part or component shall be covered by the stated warranty of the original manufacturer. Any products not specifically included above are hereby excluded.

This warranty does not cover the following:

Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assemble

Bicycles that were not assembled or serviced by an authorized Salsa Cycles dealer

Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition, or for commercial purposes such as rental, courier, police, security, etc, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use

Installation of components, parts, or accessories not originally intended for use with or compatible with Salsa frames and components

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from an unauthorized dealer

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from third-party internet sites, including auction websites, and regional trading websites (examples: Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist) are not covered under this warranty, even if you have a receipt

Sandblasting, sanding, grinding, wire brushing, filing, welding, brazing, drilled holes, anodizing, refinishing, powder coating, or chrome plating the bicycle, frame, or component will void the warranty

Internal rust perforation on all steel frames

Wear, scratches, chips and cracks to paint, finish, or coating on all Salsa frames and components

Bent or broken derailleur hangers or Alternator plates

Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds

Damage to carbon fiber caused by any carbon assembly paste

Normal wear and tear

Legal Disclaimer
This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Salsa Cycles, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Salsa Cycles product and is not transferable. This warranty applies only to Salsa Cycles products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Salsa Cycles be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to our products except as set forth herein. This warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.


For 2013 and older model bicycles and products, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Salsa Cycles product instructions, or contact Salsa Cycles or your authorized Salsa dealer for the applicable warranty information.

Proof of purchase is required before a warranty claim is processed. Salsa Cycles therefore strongly encourages warranty registration at salsacycles.com. Failure to register will not affect consumer rights under the limited warranty stated above, so long as the consumer can show in a reasonable manner proof of original ownership and the date the Salsa Cycles product was purchased.

If you have any questions contact support@salsacycles.com

360° View


Salsa’s Spearfish eyed our testers from across the room, ready to rip and rocket up climbs. But we were suspicious of the 80-millimeter-rear-travel bike’s intentions. Once we got on trail, though, all preconceived notions regarding Salsa and the Spearfish evaporated as we got to hammering and discovered the true nature of this lean machine.
-BIKE Magazine Video Review - January 2014


Our test trails for the Spearfish were typical of those found throughout the Midwest—loamy in spots, greasy in spots, cluttered with small rocks and roots, lacking in substantial elevation changes and quasi-trialsy at times—and the Spearfish handled everything superbly.
-BIKE Magazine – July 2013


Salsa set out to improve suspension performance, increase frame stiffness and incorporate more progressive geometry, while keeping the intended use—endurance racing —firmly intact.
-BikeRadar – June 2013


My Spearfish ride was quite a bit shorter but was long enough to tell the bike is indeed more of a race machine. The suspension was still impressive, but in a smaller package that wants to charge on the flats and climbs more than anything. Shorter chainstays are immediately noticeable and result in a 29er that is fun to flick around and slash corners.
-BikeRumor – July 2013


Out on the trail, it was quickly clear to me the Spearfish will nicely fulfill it’s intended mission of helping rider’s endure long hours in the saddle. Though I wouldn’t describe this bike’s suspension as plush, it is responsive when pedaling and offers great traction over roots and rocks. This is a hard-edge tool for covering ground with speed and efficiency, not a cushy trail steed—exactly what Salsa set out to build.
-Dirt Rag – June 2013


I got some serious saddle time on the Spearfish XX1, and front the moment I swung my leg over this bike I had an ear-to-ear grin. Some bikes are just perfect for certain people, and the way this Spearfish felt – from the fit to its uncanny ability to accelerate – I knew this bike was tailor made for my riding style.
-MTBR – June 2013


Steve and I logged some 25 miles on tight, twisting singletrack, and by the time we looped back to the car, I’d decided that the Spearfish was every bit as capable a race bike as anything on the market.
-Outside Magazine – August 2013