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    10+ years on my RFX.

    And now my 01 RFX apears to have a brother on the way, 5spot frames are on sale right now.

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    You should probably post in the awful Turner owner thread...

    Congrats on staying with one frame that long. The new Spot is really good, but likely will be different than your RFX. I am in the minority, but I think the Slot is much better with a 140mm fork than a 160mm. Fwiw.

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    I'm splitting the difference by running a 150mm Marzocchi 44 RC3 ti, I just need to figure what direction I want to go on the headset. The fork is 1 1/8 so I can run inset, or exposed bottom cup with a devo baseplate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienRFX View Post
    I'm splitting the difference by running a 150mm Marzocchi 44 RC3 ti, I just need to figure what direction I want to go on the headset. The fork is 1 1/8 so I can run inset, or exposed bottom cup with a devo baseplate.
    It seemed obvious at the time to run the tapered headset option due to the amount of tapered steer tube forks out there. Now I wish I would have went inset since I only have 1 1/8 steer tube forks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo_krkk_NIN View Post
    It seemed obvious at the time to run the tapered headset option due to the amount of tapered steer tube forks out there. Now I wish I would have went inset since I only have 1 1/8 steer tube forks...

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    If you could expand upon why you would prefer an inset, I am curious to know.

    And one of my concerns with running an inset is possibly lowering the bb enough to cause frequent pedal strikes here in the rocky rooty south.

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    It would lower the front end with my Fox 36? But I like my fox 32s better on my 5 spots.

    Get the tapered headset option. Inset only if you are running a tall fork.

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    They can last!

    I have 9 years on my HL Spot. I strippedit down and built up a small 29r and now I'm staring at the old 5 Spot thinking it's time to build old reliable back up and head out.

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    And now my 01 RFX apears to have a brother on the way, 5spot frames are on sale right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo_krkk_NIN View Post
    You should probably post in the awful Turner owner thread...

    Congrats on staying with one frame that long. The new Spot is really good, but likely will be different than your RFX. I am in the minority, but I think the Slot is much better with a 140mm fork than a 160mm. Fwiw.

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    I would have to agree with you. I cant believe the difference my Spot rides with a 140mm fork vs a 160mm.
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    Called up Turner today, and spoke with Jarret. Seems with my axle to crown length the integrated top with external bottom is the way to go. At that I asked them if they could supply and install the correct Cane Creek 40 headset. After they checked the warehouse they called me back and said they had the correct headset instock minus the conversion base plate.

    However they already did the research on the correct baseplate and provided the partnumber. So they are supplying the headset and installing it for me only for the cost of the parts, before they ship the frame out, and I've got the conversion baseplate on the way from Universal Cycles.

    Woot! Turner rocks!

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    Can't wait to hear your build specs and impressions on the new ride. I'm still on my '01 RFX and am looking at either a Spot or a Burner in the next year.

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    Well, I just got my Spot in today and finished building it up! I just wish I had time to test, tune it etc, but have another busy night of packing up shipments for my side gig.


    I'll post up details sometime this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienRFX View Post
    Called up Turner today, and spoke with Jarret. Seems with my axle to crown length the integrated top with external bottom is the way to go. At that I asked them if they could supply and install the correct Cane Creek 40 headset. After they checked the warehouse they called me back and said they had the correct headset instock minus the conversion base plate.

    However they already did the research on the correct baseplate and provided the partnumber. So they are supplying the headset and installing it for me only for the cost of the parts, before they ship the frame out, and I've got the conversion baseplate on the way from Universal Cycles.

    Woot! Turner rocks!
    Yep, with a 140 or 150 fork on the Spot it should have an external lower cup. If you go to a Marz 55, Fox 36 or Lyrik at 160 than an inset/zero stack lower is perfect. Sounds like they set you up right.

    Enjoy the new bike

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    Finally got it tuned and dialed in mechanically, the lower linkage bolts were slightly undertorqued, though they may have settled after riding the bike around, so check yer bolts after the first ride.

    There was a light knocking noise while cycling halfway through the travel, while just messing around with it. That ended up being the clutch mechanism slipping/sticking on my rear derailuer, so I'm gonna try and get some of shimano's proper lube for the clutch.
    And I may have some tweaking to do on the FD cable routing mainly on the bend to the seat tube.

    I also notice that my 5 Spot has more chain growth than my RFX with either the HL or TNT rear ends, though this is evidence of the rearward axlepath and should help smooth things out over the roots. Luckily since the chainstay is shorter my RFX I didn't need to lengthen my chain any.

    It looks like if I want to get a ride in this weekend to get it on the trail I'm gonna have to charge up my lights and go for a night ride tomorrow.

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    Post pics!

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    Holy **** Batman!

    Dave and Dave are ****ing Wizards! I love the voodoo they do.

    Got the spot out to the trail today, I can actually stand up and hammer and make it count now! Not only that, the DW spot makes better use of it's travel than my RFX does, and square edged bumps are soaked up better despite using the airshock.

    I dig the fact that the chainstays are an inch shorter than the RFX's. On berms that felt wonky and disjointed with the RFX, the Spot just rails the **** out of em. The Spot is also much stiffer torsionally and the RFX was no slouch in that department.

    I'm 5-10.5" and went with a large, I'm glad I did as for some reason even though the top tube on the spot is supposed to be longer than my 19.5 RFX the cockpit on the Spot feels slightly more compact. Maybe it's the seat angle, not really sure. The Thomson seatpost I'm using was slipping on me during the ride, so what kinda torque are ya'll using on the seatpost clamp? I was running 60 inch lbs, is more torque ok,or should I get some friction paste? I was using a Salsa qr seatclamp on the RFX so that is why I ask.

    I'd post pics but don't have a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienRFX View Post
    Holy **** Batman!

    Dave and Dave are ****ing Wizards! I love the voodoo they do.

    Got the spot out to the trail today, I can actually stand up and hammer and make it count now! Not only that, the DW spot makes better use of it's travel than my RFX does, and square edged bumps are soaked up better despite using the airshock..

    I'd post pics but don't have a camera.
    Awesome! Had a lovely ride myself today! The DW really shines when you want to lay down the power. Wi no sacrifice on the descents.

    Bobo

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienRFX View Post
    Holy **** Batman!

    Dave and Dave are ****ing Wizards! I love the voodoo they do.

    Got the spot out to the trail today, I can actually stand up and hammer and make it count now! Not only that, the DW spot makes better use of it's travel than my RFX does, and square edged bumps are soaked up better despite using the airshock.

    I dig the fact that the chainstays are an inch shorter than the RFX's. On berms that felt wonky and disjointed with the RFX, the Spot just rails the **** out of em. The Spot is also much stiffer torsionally and the RFX was no slouch in that department.

    I'm 5-10.5" and went with a large, I'm glad I did as for some reason even though the top tube on the spot is supposed to be longer than my 19.5 RFX the cockpit on the Spot feels slightly more compact. Maybe it's the seat angle, not really sure. The Thomson seatpost I'm using was slipping on me during the ride, so what kinda torque are ya'll using on the seatpost clamp? I was running 60 inch lbs, is more torque ok,or should I get some friction paste? I was using a Salsa qr seatclamp on the RFX so that is why I ask.

    I'd post pics but don't have a camera.
    Good to hear. Wouldn't expect anything different. The Spot is the best 140 bike, period. Not even up for debate IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LncNuvue View Post
    Good to hear. Wouldn't expect anything different. The Spot is the best 140 bike, period. Not even up for debate IMO.
    And you have owned others lately too so your opinion is worth a lot.



    Bobo

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    Stoked for you man! I remember my first ride on my Spot after coming from the RFX as well. Such a great bike!

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    Ok, another question I have. Is the 2013 CTD evolution shock that the 2012 spots are coming with shipped with a volume reducer installed?

    I'm used to coil shocks and am running the Marzocchi 44 RC3 Ti fork wich is coil sprung. Assuming the CTD evo came with a volume reducer installed will removing it give a more linear spring rate?

    And does the leverage ratio/curve on the DW spots play nice with coil shocks? If so I may send my Vanilla RC to get serviced/pushed and mess around with that on the Spot just because I can and it's always nice to have a backup shock available.

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