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    Turner 5Spot to Intense Carbine?

    Hey guys, I'm a DW-Link Turner 5Spot rider for a few years now, and its an amazing trail bike. But I may have an opening to get a new frame soon, and the Intense Carbine is definitely intruiging. Carbon, lighter, can be built 26" for now and move to 27.5" later without having to switch frames. Nice.
    I couldn't get a test ride yet (working on it), but has anyone here had a chance to properly ride both and can compare their ride?
    (I did place a similar post in the Turner forum, but it would be great to hear Intense riders...)
    Thanks!
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    Hey tald,

    I demo'd a Carbine at the Intense camping trip last year and it felt a little like a lighter & snappier version of my Tracer 2 (very similar fit and geo). I have put my T2 to the test in all conditions and it has never let me down so I'm not ready to trade it in for a Carbine, but when the time comes it will be very high on my short list. I think it would be a really fun bike for someone that likes "play" with their bike when riding it rather than just sit in the saddle and grind away.

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    I have an 2012 5spot which I love but I rode a Carbine and was blown away, it just did everything better than the 5spot. So much plusher with none of the inherent stiction of the Spot and a lot faster going down. The Carbine backend is flexier than the Spot but that didn't bother me. I went from a large Spot to a medium Carbine so that may be partly why the Carbine felt so much more chuckable and fun. I bought a Carbine because I think it's one of the best bikes I've ever ridden - it just suits my riding perfectly. Gonna keep the Spot though !

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    Turner 5Spot to Intense Carbine?

    Thanks for the feedback on these 2 bikes.

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