Krampus vs. Spearfish 2 vs. Horsethief
Yes, another what bike should I buy post
Pertinent info: Im 6'2" 240 and rode a Necro Pug almost constantly last year until I was rear ended, destroying the pug and my back. I shattered one vertebrae, fractured another one and broke 4 ribs. I now have 2 titanium poled screwed into 1/3 of my spine.
I currently own an All City Nature Boy and a Ti Salsa Fargo.
I rode the Krampus, loved it, but wondered if the tires provided enough cushion for my back, reminded me of my beloved Necro Pug
Tried the Spearfish 2 (a 2012 model built up with 2013 components), loved it, felt more confident about my back being able to handle some technical stuff with less fear
My LBS suggested the Horsethief due to the geometry being less aggressive, but they would have to order one for me
I can get the Krampus and the Spearfish for about the same price, and the Horsethief would most likely be about $1,000 more than the other 2.
Logically, the Horsethief would be more suited to the kind of riding I would be doing, but would I notice enough of a difference to justify the cost?