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    2012 5 Spot Setups

    I just finished my build of my new 2012 5.Spot yesterday. I got a short ride in yesterday before work on dry trails and the bike was great. I can't wait to get some more time in on a variety of trails but so far the bike is exactly what I was looking for. It just snowed a foot here in Boulder so I thought I would start this thread since riding isn't really an option today.

    Anyways here is the setup

    Frame Size & Color: Medium, Black Ano
    Rear Shock: Fox RP23, Kashima
    Fork: Rock Shox Revelation World Cup, 15QR
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail
    Shifter: Shimano XTR
    Cranks: Shimano XTR Triple
    Chainguide: None
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR Shadow Plus, SGS
    Pedals: Shimano DX (Specialized Platform in the pictures)
    Stem: Thomson X4, 70mm
    Handlebar: Answer Protaper Carbon AM
    Seatpost: Specialized Command Post Blacklite, 100mm
    Saddle: WTB Silverado
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    Chainring: 24, 32, 42
    Cassette: Shimano XT, 11-34
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Grips: ODI Ruffian
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf, 2.35
    Front Rim: Stan's Flow
    Front Hub: Industry Nine Enduro, 15QR
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf, 2.35
    Rear Rim: Stan's Flow
    Rear Hub: Industry Nine Enduro, 142X12

    Weight: 28.25lb

    Future changes: Might try a Reverb instead of the command post since I usually prefer 0 offset posts. Switch the triple crank to a double in the summer if I can ride myself into shape.

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    Weight: 155lb
    Height: 5' 8"


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    Sweet build...enjoy it

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    Here is mine:


    The build:
    * Frame Size & Color: Turner 5.Spot, Large, Sparkle White
    * Fork: Fox 36 Float
    * Brakes: Hope M4 Race Evo 203/183mm floating rotors, Ti bolts
    * Shifter: Sram X.0/9
    * Cranks: XTR 22/34
    * Chainguide: DM3 Carbon
    * Derailleurs: Sram X.9
    * Pedals: Superstar, Ti axle
    * Stem: Hope FR, 50mm
    * Handlebar: Neken 740mm
    * Seatpost: Gravity Dropper Turbo
    * Saddle: WTB Lopes
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope stainless steel
    * Cassette: XTR 9v 11/32
    * Headset: Works Component -1.5° (Head Angle= 66°)
    * Grips: ESI Racer Edge
    * Tires: Specialized Chunder SX 2.35, Hutchinson Python Enduro 2.30, both mounted tubeless
    * Wheels: Hope, Pro2 Evo hubs with Stan’s Flow rims

    For an approximate (I am yet to find a precise scale) weight of 13kg.
    I haven't managed to ride it yet as the temperature as dropped to -15°c here in the French Pyrénées and it's now snowing... but I can't wait!

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    OMG, mouth watering rigs!

    Are you boys running tapered steer tubes? I'm still a bit confused on the headsets for tapered steerers and the 44mm headtube.
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    Nop, straigtht steerer for me... sorry!

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    Very Nice!! Can't wait for mine to get here!!

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    Hi
    I got a Chris king headset of mine (model inset 7 (inset upper and external lower which accept tapered steerer)
    I have also a Cane Creek forty (delivered with frame but never used) which is the same (inset upper and external lower)
    But unfortunately I live in France


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    Does anyone know if all the 2012 frames came with the Kashima RP23s? I see one bike with.. one without. My frame just showed up with a Float RL. I was assuming I'd get the new RP23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIDE View Post
    Does anyone know if all the 2012 frames came with the Kashima RP23s? I see one bike with.. one without. My frame just showed up with a Float RL. I was assuming I'd get the new RP23.
    You can get it either way. There is an upcharge for kashima version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erlau View Post
    You can get it either way. There is an upcharge for kashima version.
    Aye. I just called Turner. The RL is standard and they said after testing nearly everyone preferred it as the DW link really does not need propedal.

    Also apparently the RLs are coming already equipped with the spacer mod a lot of riders were doing on their own.

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    My 12' came with the RP23 no kash

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    iPhone posted that too soon. I thought they all came with the rp23 kash also, but it's a $150 upgrade. Does anyone know if the rp23 comes with the spacer mod like the RL?

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    volume reducer

    We have been shipping bikes with the Fox volume reducer installed since about June of 2011. Fox makes 3 spacers, and we have them install the middle one. The RL have it as well. For heavier or more gnarly riders the big spacer can be substituted, for riders that are lighter/smoother and after proper sag cannot get full travel, can either put the small spacer in or remove it completely. Of course using the DGC mod allows infinite adjustability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasWind View Post
    iPhone posted that too soon. I thought they all came with the rp23 kash also, but it's a $150 upgrade. Does anyone know if the rp23 comes with the spacer mod like the RL?
    Yup, as turner said above, some of the 2011s have it. My blue-sky blow out frame had a RP23 with the spacer. I first took it out but have put it back and actually added another small piece in the secondary can (lard ass I am). For us bigger guys (200 lbs) the spacers are absolutely required.
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    Hi everyone,
    I just want to chime in with a general question regarding Fork and headset options on the '12 spot.
    I'm currently riding the '09 spot with a CK headset and a Fox Float 150mm 32mm 15qr fork and it feels perfect.
    I've read lots of different opinions on here about what works best with what on the new geometry and the difference in head angles etc. and I know there are threads with lots of info regarding this, but what I would really like to know is first hand from the riders on the new 2012 spot's how they are finding their setups. I'll be upgrading to the 2012 this year and will be fitting it out with a Fox Float 36 fork, but do I fit an internal HS or external lower cup? Also do I lower the stack height on the fork to 150mm or leave it at 160mm?
    Type of riding I do is All Mountain /Trail/Enduro.
    My original thinking was to fit an internal HS and lower the fork to 150mm but after reading the threads on here I'm thinking internal and leave the fork, maybe at a later date I could lower it and see how it handles.
    So if anyone is thinking a similar thing or has tried these options on their '11 spot I would love to hear from you.
    And all you guys on 2012 spots, please let me know how your getting on.
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick rocket View Post
    I'll be upgrading to the 2012 this year and will be fitting it out with a Fox Float 36 fork, but do I fit an internal HS or external lower cup? Also do I lower the stack height on the fork to 150mm or leave it at 160mm?
    If you're going with a Fox 36 Float get it Tapered and lowered it to 150 with an external HS cup. You can't run an internal cup with a tapered steerer. Might as well get the benefit of the stiffer steerer and give up 10mm in travel. This setup will put the geometry the same as having the fork at 160 with an internal cup. You can always try the fork at 160 as well to see if you like it.

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    tapered fork?

    Quote Originally Posted by rick rocket View Post
    I'll be upgrading to the 2012 this year and will be fitting it out with a Fox Float 36 fork, but do I fit an internal HS or external lower cup?
    Do you ever plan on using a tapered fork, if so you need to use a 44 EC lower. You can use your current 1 1/8 fork with the EC using the reducer base plate (CK calls it a devo).

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    Hi Guys,
    Cheers for the input, to be honest whether I use tapered or straight isn't an issue in some regards, I will prob get a straight 1 1/8 as my other two Mtb's can only take that size and it's great to be able to swap stuff out, in case of damage or servicing etc. Also it would give every opportunity for trying different combos of headset and fork length.
    Is tapered so much different, like noticeably different?

    I'm still really keen to hear from people regards the feel of the bike regards new geometry and HS/Fork combo's.
    Seems internal and 160mm travel are favourite looking at setups

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    Oh, Kenrow - Cheers for the heads up on using the CK Devo reducer....... that sounds like a plan!
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    Black

    Here is mine, cobbled together from parts from trusty, but now retired, '08 RFX. 31lbs today with dreams of 28lbs someday. Rode it for the first time today, same trails, same style of riding compared to the RFX. Some fine tuning left to do, but already better in all areas. Unreal.

    I won't waste data with a text listing of my build. Just photos..
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    techFiend & erlau, I love the black ano frames, very sweet bikes.

    I started off with a Turner XCE, then the HL 5 Spot, stupidly I sold my 5 Spot when I test rode the SC Nomad at the bike shop where I worked, I've never really enjoyed riding the Nomad as much as my Turners so now I think its time to go and purchase a new DW 5 Spot. I just cant decide on the size. I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam but I have a longish torso and arms, my old 5 Spot always felt a bit small, I was running a laid back Thomson seat post and a 90mm Thomson stem. What are your thoughts on frame sizing?

    Thanks

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    Turner Bikes - General FAQs

    I'm 5'11" and I've been riding large Turners for a while. Works well for me.

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    Just took my 2012 Spot out for its maiden voyage and it was amazing. When I got it, thought it might be too big but it is right on, just wasn't use to the longer fork. I am 5'10, 185lbs and about 200lbs with all my gear and I am on a large. 100mm stem, could actually be a little bit bigger if I wanted but I am happy where it is at. Also, have a 30 inseam, Mark I couldn't imagine being on a medium, it'd be too small without a doubt.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Following the instructions from the support page I measured my Nomad and it appears that it's pretty much the same as the medium 5 Spot, I find it a bit confusing as my old HL 5 Spot looked like a kids bike.

    Anyway best get this thread back on topic any other new 2012 Spots? Anyone?

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    The website lists the frames as coming with the RP23, not the Float. Confused. I'd prefer the RP23, its more expensive too.
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    Where are you looking?

    From Turners web page for 2012 5 Spot:

    travel:5.5in { 140 millimeters }
    class: Enduro Trail / Adventure XC

    Specifications:
    • shock: FOX RL Air { 7.5x2 }
    note: The FOX RP23 Air with Kashima coating is available as an optional upgrade.
    • F. Der: 34.9mm { trad'l top-pull }
    • R. Axle: 142x12 Thru { DT RWS X-12 alloy }

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenrow View Post
    From Turners web page for 2012 5 Spot:

    travel:5.5in { 140 millimeters }
    class: Enduro Trail / Adventure XC

    Specifications:
    • shock: FOX RL Air { 7.5x2 }
    note: The FOX RP23 Air with Kashima coating is available as an optional upgrade.
    • F. Der: 34.9mm { trad'l top-pull }
    • R. Axle: 142x12 Thru { DT RWS X-12 alloy }
    Turner Bikes - FiveSpot FAQs

    Click on "What size shock...." It says there they come with the RP23.

    Ah, I finally found where the specs are as you listed. But there is inconsistency with the FAQs section regarding the shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Turner Bikes - FiveSpot FAQs

    Click on "What size shock...." It says there they come with the RP23.

    Ah, I finally found where the specs are as you listed. But there is inconsistency with the FAQs section regarding the shock.
    I believe DT responded somewhere in these forums that the bikes come with a RL.

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    https://plus.google.com/photos/11545...32452557285569

    First ride! Muddy day at Skeggs...couldn't have been better!

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    First ride! Muddy day at Skeggs...couldn't have been better![/QUOTE]

    hmmm....can't make the pic work...?

    Maybe like this?
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    I guess you have to be logged in to your account to see the picture.

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    Have just taken my new 2012 5 Spot for its first spin-total sickness! Cheers DT for an amazing bike.

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    My New Spot

    I have owned 5 turners over the last 17 years- 1995 Burner-2012 5 Spot,Wow the evolution has been amazing! My new Spot is made up off gear from my 2009 spot with the addition off the I9 enduro wheelset. These wheels are Amazing, Super stiff and light. Really think DT has set the benchmark with this 2012 spot with awesome handling,Stable under speed and climbs like nothing else I have riden thanks to the DW link. It will be hard to improve on this model. I have a 2002 RFX as well and have loved riding this bike over the years,But this 2012 is really totally redefined the benchmark for the Turner stable. I have to stay a big thankyou to DT for keeping the pursuit of excellence alive-you have come pretty close to perfection with this current model. In my opinion the best Trail/All Mountain rig on the market today.
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    Great 5 Spots!!! Im lookin' forward to buy a 5 Spot. Need help with the set up. Any suggestions?

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    That Ano Orange is tits good

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    Depends

    Quote Originally Posted by jtojeda2 View Post
    Great 5 Spots!!! Im lookin' forward to buy a 5 Spot. Need help with the set up. Any suggestions?
    I've been on 3 different spots the last 9 years (ish). Just picked up the 2011 last year, and I built it up very beefy. 36 Talas, DH rims, RP23, Avid Elixirs, Sram X-9 drivetrain. The bike is 34 lbs, and could be lighter with a tubeless set up. Rode the bc bike race on it and it was great on everything that circuit had from fire road climbing to very steep gnarly downhill stuff. If you are a big dude, get a beefier build and you won't notice the weight. If you are a smaller dude, consider how much beef you really need for what you are doing.

    Congrats. I wish I could buy a new one eery year. These 12's look awesome.
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    Thanks!! Still deciding on what components should I get. Starting with a small raw frame.

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    5 Spot Build

    My 5 Spot weighs in around 31lbs and for the style off riding I do feel this is a good compromise between been to lite and breaking things and to heavy and riding like a tank. IMO I think you should consider the style of riding you do the most off and build it to suite this, Bearing in mind that the Spot is a Enduro/AM bike. Hope this helps.

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    Just got mine yesterday
    But I didn't got any spacers mentioned below by DT
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    Damn nice bikes! Suprised that some of these arnt lighter.

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    hi 2012 owners!can someone please post a picture of the distance between the rotor and the frame?mine I think is less than .5mm. I think I should have bought a 12x142 specific hub and not a converted one. thanks!

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    I am using a 135mm Loaded Hubs converted to 12x142. Not 142 specific

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    drooling.....nice rigs, might wish one for christmas

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    Just got mine today

    I love the orange color. Total weight 28.5 lbs.

    Frame: 2012 Turner 5 Spot, Large
    Fork: 2012 Fox Talas 32, 120-150, FIT RLC, Kashima
    Shock: 2012 Fox RP23, Adaptive Logic Propedal, Kashima
    Drivetrain: Shimano XT 2x10
    Brakes: Formula R1 180mm front rotor, 160mm rear rotor
    Handlebar: Raceface Atlas orange
    Stem and seatpost: Thomson
    Seat: WTB
    Wheels: I9 AM, orange hubs, black spokes, Stan’s rims
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal
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    Strava killing 5Spot 2012

    Well here she is.....

    Frame Size & Color: Medium ,Orange Ano
    Rear Shock: Fox RP23, Kashima
    Fork: Fox Float 150 rlc Kashima, 15QR
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail
    Shifter: SRAM X9 10 speed
    Cranks: Shimano XTR - 38t and 24t rings with a 36 t raceface lightweight bash
    Chainguide: None
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 10 speed
    Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX Double specific
    Pedals: Crank Bros Candy 2
    Stem: Thomson X4, 70mm
    Handlebar: Easton Havoc 750mm ano orange
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb
    Saddle: Bontrager Evoke RL 138mm
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    Chainring: 24, 38
    Cassette: Shimano XT, 11-36
    Chain: XTR 10 speed
    Headset: Hope ZS44
    Grips: Lizard Skin Logo Lock on
    Front Tire: Bontrager XR4 Tlr 2.35
    Front Rim: DT Swiss EX500
    Front Hub: Hope pro 2, 15QR
    Rear Tire: Bontrager XR4 Tlr, 2.35
    Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX500
    Rear Hub: Hope Pro 2, With conversion 142X12

    Entire weight ready to ride 30lbs exact
    Any of you guys killing Strava out?
    It's huge here in the UK, everyone is on it!

    Only 3 rides in on the new steed, previously had 2005 horst link spot, TNT spot and the 2009 DW link - so will have a great idea on the subtle tweeks and changes and how they have improved the ride. Have to say it feels ultra plush and extremely stiff in the rear.
    As for people having set up issues regards front mechs etc im having none, shimano SLX double specific mech from the 9 speed group (off my old spot) coupled with 38t and 24 t front rings - running with a 36t raceface bash (just enough coverage, 38 specific bash is too big to allow the mech to operate down to the 24t ring).

    Anyone like it??









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    I've been thinking of taking advantage of Turner's frame trade in program for my 2004 Burner and getting a 5.Spot. I just can't seem to get rid of the Burner though. Every time I think of giving it up I feel a little sad. I know it would be going back to Turner to be recycled and live on, but it only helps a little.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    My Latest Turner

    While I am enjoying my Spot for almost a year now,
    There are times where I need something more...
    So here's my latest build setup before it goes into a diet/XC mode;

    *Frame Size & Color: Medium Black Ano
    * Rear Shock: Fox RL
    *Fork: Rockshox Lyrik solo air
    * Brakes: Magura Marta Red 203fr 160rr
    * Shifter: Shimano XTR 10s
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR 2x10
    * Chainguide: MRP 2X
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR 10s shadow plus
    * Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet 3/flats sometimes
    * Stem: Thomson X4 70mm
    * Handlebar: Raceface Atlas FR 785mm (cut to 750)
    * Seat post: Gravity Dropper Classic
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    * Chainring: Truvativ 42/30T
    * Cassette: Shimano XTR 10 speed 11-36T
    * Headset: Chris King Inset1 black
    * Grips: ODI Rufian Lock-on with Turner logo
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5
    * Front Rim: Mavic XM819
    * Front Hub: Chris King 20mm red
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.25
    * Rear Rim: Mavic XM819
    * Rear Hub: Chris King 142x12mm red

    *Future changes:*
    * None to think of yet

    *Rider Setup*
    *Weight: 185lbs. (ready-to-ride)
    *Height: 5’8"

    * Total bike weight, 31.46lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    There are times where I need something more...
    We'll be waiting to hear if more is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck View Post
    We'll be waiting to hear if more is better
    Yes you will
    This Spot will transformed into a MORE nimble, fast and climbing friendly one at 27-28lbs,
    A balance front and rear suspension that you can ride all day long

    For those trails that need MORE, a new porky, heavy, tougher setup from the other coolaid brand is on the way
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    new 5.spot!

    * Frame Size & Color: XL Raw w/ Black Ano swingarm
    * Rear Shock: Fox CTD Evolution
    * Fork: Rockshox Revelation RCT3 solo air tapered, 15QR
    * Brakes: Magura Marta SL 180/160
    * Shifter: Shimano XT 10s
    * Cranks: Shimano XT 2x10 24-38
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT m786 shadow plus, med cage
    * Pedals: Shimano XTR race
    * Stem: Truvativ Stylo T30 75mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Havoc Carbon 750
    * Seat post: Truvativ Stylo T30
    * Saddle: Fizik Aliante
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    * Chainring: XT 24/38T
    * Cassette: Shimano XT 10 speed 11-34T
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40 (EC44/ZS44)
    * Grips: ODI Rogue
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Trail Star 2.35
    * Front Rim: Stans Flow EX
    * Front Hub: Hope Pro2 Evo 15QR
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.25
    * Rear Rim: Stans Flow EX
    * Rear Hub: Hope Pro2 Evo 142x12mm

    *Future changes:*
    * Probably a dropper post (maybe a Lev). Maybe a 180 rear rotor.

    *Rider Setup*
    *Weight: 165lbs. (ready-to-ride)
    *Height: 6’0.5"

    I have unusually long legs and I'm glad I got the XL, it fits like a glove. I've only one short ride on this bike and still have to dial in the fork/shock/tire setup, but I'm extremely impressed.

    Sorry for the crappy pic.
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    ^ That raw and black ano!! Damn!

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    Nice bikes! Anyone got an accurrate bottom bracket height and head tube angle with a 160mm fork and 2.35 tires? And all the same specs with an internal lower cup(i.e. straight steerer fork.)?
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by suspman View Post
    Nice bikes! Anyone got an accurrate bottom bracket height and head tube angle with a 160mm fork and 2.35 tires? And all the same specs with an internal lower cup(i.e. straight steerer fork.)?
    Thanks,
    160+ZS+2.35 highroller
    BBH=13.8"
    HA=??? aprox. 67* I guess(sorry, no accurate angle finder)
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Thanks, I am developing my 09 and at 14" w/ 160 and ~67.4* with my digital anglefinder. I have one more thing to do to get slacker and lower but not by much. Do you have a cheap magnetic angle finder with the needle from a Harbor Freight like store?

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    Frame Size & Color: Large, Raw
    Rear Shock: Fox RP23, Kashima CTD also have CCDB
    Fork: Fox Float 36 RC2
    Brakes: Avid XO
    Shifter: Sram XO
    Cranks: Sram Xo
    Chainguide: E13 TRS
    Rear Derailleur: Sram XO
    Pedals: Shimano XT trail
    Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    Handlebar: Crak Brothers Iodine
    Seatpost: Kind Shock
    Saddle: Selle Italia air max
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ
    Chainring: 26-39
    Cassette: Shimano XT, 11-36
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Grips: ODI Ruffian
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.25
    Front Rim: E13 TRS
    Front Hub: E13 TRS
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.25
    Rear Rim: E13 TRS
    Rear Hub: E13 TRS
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    So I see you got the internal lower cup with a 160 fork it looks like. Do you have an idea what the BB height,and head angle is with that setup? I'm thinking of doing that. I am running fat 2.35 Nevegals which yours look similar too though.

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    NIce ride! I see you got the internal lower cup with a 160 fork it looks like. Do you have an idea what the BB height,and head angle is with that setup? I'm thinking of doing that. I am running fat 2.35 Nevegals which yours look similar too though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suspman View Post
    NIce ride! I see you got the internal lower cup with a 160 fork it looks like. Do you have an idea what the BB height,and head angle is with that setup? I'm thinking of doing that. I am running fat 2.35 Nevegals which yours look similar too though.
    I have the same setup, 36 Float at 160 and ZS headset. 66.5* HA, 13.7" BB. Awesome setup for this bike. Still climbs very steep terrain great.

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    Awesome thanks, that's the info I needed!!! That is .3" lower bb than mine and 1 degree slacker! Does it rail the turns that low and still not pedal strike(all the time) and how does thehead angle feel, perfect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suspman View Post
    Awesome thanks, that's the info I needed!!! That is .3" lower bb than mine and 1 degree slacker! Does it rail the turns that low and still not pedal strike(all the time) and how does thehead angle feel, perfect?
    IMO, it's a really good, well balanced axle-to-crown height for this bike for rough trail and all mountain riding. The BB feels like it's in the sweet spot - I wouldn't want it any higher. It does a lot of things great including railing turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suspman View Post
    Awesome thanks, that's the info I needed!!! That is .3" lower bb than mine and 1 degree slacker! Does it rail the turns that low and still not pedal strike(all the time) and how does thehead angle feel, perfect?
    You're on an 09 correct? When I had that model I had a Revelation 150 on it. I think for that year's geometry where you need to use an EC headset setting a Lyrik or Fox 36 at 150mm might be the way to go. Something to consider to reign in the high BB and headset stack.

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    Yeah I pretty much have done all I can with the ecc headset and ecc lower shock mount which helped a lot! I made a custom 5mm fork spacer I used on my old HL 5.5 setup but it was the opposite on this one, steeper and higher bb to begin with. It was a DW warranty frame but I think something is off on it cuz the swingarm will hit the seat tube on bottom out if I used the my MonarchRT3 and the eccentric eye. I just kissed the swingarm web and took off the powdercoat w a file, and the Mon Plus is closer to 7.5 so theecc eye worked. All may be because I have a '11 rear on it I believe. Anyway I just did a night ride last night and the leverage path may be off cuz of the ecc eye but it could jsut not be perfectly setup now. Since its raked moare I'm having to dial in the fork now.
    If I did the 150 it'd be too steep I'm pretty sure. But my HL had a 14" bb so I wanted to get at least that since I was used to it.

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    I measured 14" at center of bottom bracket. Bike rips in this configuration, climbs, sprints and descends great. I have a CCDB for it, just waiting for the mounting hardware for it to come in. I really think this shock will open the bike up even further.
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    Very cool. Sounds quality like my Mon Plus is! Extra oil and a high flow piston with a proper valve stack is awesome and works all the time in the rough even at the end of long runs, keeping the performance consistent.

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    2012 5 Spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigbalot View Post
    Raw 5 Spot
    Sweet giblets that is nice!

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    Hi, are any of you guys running Hans Dampf on rear of a spot, if so any chance of a picture or measurements.
    Cheers

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    Running them on my 2011 5 Spot, great tyre. Will try to get image.

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    I would really appreciate it, if you can.
    Thanks
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    CCDB / DB Air

    Anyone have experience running shocks from CC yet?

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    CCDB air

    Kemuri,

    I have a CCDB air...pretty cool stuff. I would recommend buying directly from CC to get the most recent updated shock. The older CCDB airs have an airflow restriction that does not allow for full travel (3-5mm left on the stroke) even with HSC dialed all the way out. The mode/upgrade is covered under warranty...but you have to send it in...more time without it. Mine is at Suspension Experts getting the mode now.

    In addition, you need to have the patience for tuning it. It does take some experimenting...but you can always call CC and they are always happy to talk with you and give you a base tune to start with. That being said once you get it dialed the small bump compliance is second to none and overall the shock is smooth and plush.
    If you have the cash or find one second hand it can be a game changer.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjkitt View Post
    Kemuri,

    I have a CCDB air...pretty cool stuff. I would recommend buying directly from CC to get the most recent updated shock. The older CCDB airs have an airflow restriction that does not allow for full travel (3-5mm left on the stroke) even with HSC dialed all the way out. The mode/upgrade is covered under warranty...but you have to send it in...more time without it. Mine is at Suspension Experts getting the mode now.

    In addition, you need to have the patience for tuning it. It does take some experimenting...but you can always call CC and they are always happy to talk with you and give you a base tune to start with. That being said once you get it dialed the small bump compliance is second to none and overall the shock is smooth and plush.
    If you have the cash or find one second hand it can be a game changer.

    Cheers,
    I'd love to see some pics of the shock mounted on the frame as I want to see what kind of clearance those shocks have on the 5 spot.

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    AleinRFX,

    I'll try to remember to take some pics and post once I get it back. I have a lg 2012 Spot and on that size you have to mount it with the piggy-back on the lower mount where the seat tube bends to meet the bottom tube. I did have one minor interference issue in that same area. The mounting surface around the eyelets slightly touched the gusset area where the seat tube joins the bottom tube. I had to run a fine file over the effected area on the shock and voila. Other than that no issues...its a great shock and I'm hoping it will be better once I get it back.

    Cheers,

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    [QUOTE=Bullit_cn;9874832]While I am enjoying my Spot for almost a year now,
    There are times where I need something more...
    So here's my latest build setup before it goes into a diet/XC mode;

    bro, we have "almost" identical bikes.... except your frame is a '12 and mine is a '11. And your fork is black and mine is white... AYOS CHONG!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by techFiend View Post
    Here is mine, cobbled together from parts from trusty, but now retired, '08 RFX. 31lbs today with dreams of 28lbs someday. Rode it for the first time today, same trails, same style of riding compared to the RFX. Some fine tuning left to do, but already better in all areas. Unreal.

    I won't waste data with a text listing of my build. Just photos..
    Hi there.

    I saw your photos most especially the CK Hub and the Mavic 819 rim set-up on your bike.

    I am currently building a wheelset similar like yours though I have a CK142 x 12 Rear Hub CK 15TA Front Hub and the new Mavic 819 rim version.

    Can I know what spokes you used and their length?

    Thanks.

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    my new 5 Spot

    replaced the 08 RFX (for sale, frame, double barrel, some parts)

    medium 12 Spot as shown 28.1 lbs

    need a dropper post but don't like the Gravity Dropper (have one i'm selling) thinking of KS Lev or waiting on the Thomson to come out.

    rear shock bottoms too easy sometimes on the spot but so far I like the ride way better than the 08 RFX. The RP23 that came on my RFX did that too and I just went coil instead but I want to keep this build air - may try the Monarch Plus. Besides pedalling faster it seems to be much easier to throw this bike around in tight trail. It's more fun to jump than the RFX too. More playful overall. Feels like it is more than 2 lbs lighter than my RFX but that's all, the RFX with coil/coil and no dropper post was 30.25 with same weight weenie tires i have on it in the picture. So far I love this bike and now thinking of going from 08 to 12 on my DHR!
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    Hey guys - I've a 5.Spot-frame in XL and ano orange on the way to me. I'll set it up with a 150mm Marzocchi 44 Mirco Sw TA. I'm still not sure which way to go with the headset. I have the standard ZeroStack-HS from my ols bike which will fit (ford is 1 1/8 standard steerer) but was thinking about two things:

    1. Geo-specs on the turner page are with a 525mm fork - mine is "only" 521mm. So my guess is a EC44/40 lower and ZS44/28.6 upper would be the way to go.

    2. Since I would like to reduce the angles a little bit - what are my options with an angled headset?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Child View Post
    Hey guys - I've a 5.Spot-frame in XL and ano orange on the way to me. I'll set it up with a 150mm Marzocchi 44 Mirco Sw TA. I'm still not sure which way to go with the headset. I have the standard ZeroStack-HS from my ols bike which will fit (ford is 1 1/8 standard steerer) but was thinking about two things:

    1. Geo-specs on the turner page are with a 525mm fork - mine is "only" 521mm. So my guess is a EC44/40 lower and ZS44/28.6 upper would be the way to go.

    2. Since I would like to reduce the angles a little bit - what are my options with an angled headset?
    Definitely want a EC lower with a 150mm fork. Try the Works Components offerings for the angleset headset.

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    Yeah - I figured the EC would be a good choice.
    I stumbled upon the works components solution too - but I'm not sure about the top-EC. I don't want the bike to get too high at the front.

    I guess I'll check out the frame with my old Headset. See how that works and decide afterwards. But thank you anyways

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    Here's my take :
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    X9 2x10 drivetrain, RS Reverb, Sun Ringlé Charger wheels, Renthal cockpit, 55 RC3 set at 160mm... I'm very please with this bike. The shock did blow up after only 5 rides, but Fox fixed it. Does anyone knows where I can find a grease gun for the zerk fitting in Canada? They're really pricy if ordered from Turner!

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    Finally :)

    After saving up money for quite some time I "finished" my Spot yesterday.

    • Turner 5 Spot XL Ano Orange
    • Marzoccho 44 Mirco Switch TA 150mm
    • Fox Float RP23 Kashima *Stock
    • Shimano SLX 22/38
    • Shimano SLX 11-34
    • Shimano SLX Shifter 3x9
    • Hope Tech M4 203 + 183 Discs
    • Syntace Vector Carbon 740mm


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    So far I've only been able to do a short ride - but I feels great so far. Suspension needs some adjustment ... but it already is good.

    What do you guys think?

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    That looks really nice! The rear requires some time to bed in and become smooth. Give it at least 20-30 hours of good hard ridding.

    Also, set your sag carefully and all geared up and ready to ride. The Spot pedals so well, that you could end up having 40-50% sag and, with the RP23, you could easily bottom out and end up having a rougher ride.
    On MTBR, the reputation is infamous.

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    Thanks.
    I like the XL frame - it can be hard to find XL frames that actually look good and not out of proportion. Only thing for me: The seat tube could be shorter.

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    gorgeous build there, especially with the fall/winter leaves! Burnt anno is a rad color.

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    Thanks - I'm glad that U was able to get it last minute. The 2013 ano blue is kinda boring in my opinion

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    My 2012 5Spot "Reyge".

    Three (3) trail rides ....stoked with the blast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvi View Post
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    X9 2x10 drivetrain, RS Reverb, Sun Ringlé Charger wheels, Renthal cockpit, 55 RC3 set at 160mm... I'm very please with this bike. The shock did blow up after only 5 rides, but Fox fixed it. Does anyone knows where I can find a grease gun for the zerk fitting in Canada? They're really pricy if ordered from Turner!
    How did you set the 55 RC3 at 160mm of travel?

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    nice!

    a photo of my brothers recently acquired 2012 spot. Talked him into getting it, something that wasn't very hard considering he really likes my black one. The finishing on this one is probably even nicer than my black one - something i didn't think was possible. The golden ano is really stunning

    Complete rebuild to come though. I will post photos of it and mine after the rebuilds are complete So far so good though. It was really quite fun to try a spot built up as a trail bike, as compared to mine that has an 1.5 angleset and 160mm up front. Really looking forward to trying it again tomorrow - if my brother will let me

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    some upgrades for my spot:

    new handlebar; 750mm nukeproof
    new seatpost; GD Classic instead of Turbo
    new pedals; CB Mallet DHs
    new wheels; Crossmax SX
    new rear shock; CCDB Air

    the tires are also new, at least in the rear, but both will be swapped pretty fast to be honest.

    i'm still running 160mm up front with a works 1.5 degree headset with external bottom bearings - something that still works like a charm. I'm also contemplating putting a sligthly longer stem on i, like 60mm or 70mm - but i am a bit hesitant to do it to be honest as i really prefer shorter stems with the front wheel way out in front.

    My brothers bike, pictured above - has an almost identical build. Will post a photo of it too one of these days

    happy trails
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    Klinkekule- What head angle and bb height are you at now? And is you fork at 545mm A2C height? I'm thinking of getting the works 1.5 degree flush lower cup w my Lyrik at 160.

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    not sure to be honest. The head angle is somewhere in the 65 range i believe. I think the Deville has an AC of 450mm so a degree + there. The headset slackens the bike out an extra two degrees or so, also making the reach and wheelbase a bit longer in the process and dropping the BB a bit - though not as much as it would with a flush lower cup.. Keep in mind though that i prefer a high front end. The external cup was all for looks for the most part. When i ordered the same headset for my brother, who has the same fork, i went with a flush headset so we could try it out. Can't really comment too much as of now as i haven't tried his bike enough yet.

    BB: don't know. I'll see if i can measure it or something. I need to go over the bike anyway so i'll see what i can do.

    Personally i wouldn't fret too much over it and just order what you outline. It will not climb like a Czar, but it will climb pretty good - more than well enough for me anyway. The bb does not feel high at all and the bike rails downhills with much gusto. Sure, there are other bikes out there that are lower, but i would think a works headset would be pretty easily sold again if it turns out not be your bag of tea - like somebody else mentioned with the Saar-set (i had on of those on my last spot, an 09, highly recommended as well). If lower, (slightly) longer and slacker is not what you are trying to do, don't do it, but with a Lyrik up front i'm thinking going fast downhill is a priority. As such the headset is def the way to go.

    This might help you as well;
    2011 Turner 5.Spot | Blister Gear Review ? Skis, Snowboards, Mountain Bikes, Climbing - The most honest, and in-depth reviews of ski, board, bike, and climbing equipment on the planet.

    Kevin runs 2 degree cups.

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    Thanks, I really like that article I saw a while ago. Guessing, he did external 2 degree works cup or angleset w lower EC, oh well. I like the low slack and not too long setup. Of course I've just evolved my setup over the years so I'm still running a longer side stem 80mm, from 90 last year. 750 bars and Lyrik DH so yeah I love dh, monarch plus pushed so I can switch it to charge up or along the flats. I like pushing big gears so I don't want to mess up the balance I found right now, but the lower an not too chopped out setup will still allow me to climb. No travel adjust here, Solo air. I think I may go 1.5 deg. flush at 160 which should be roughly 66deg since it was 67.5 w flush 160. If its too bad I can drop the travel 5 or 10mm and be even lower to get some steepness back. But I don't see that happening unless I hate it.

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    yeah, i see where you are coming from. The 5 spot is kinda compact though, compared to a lot of other contemporary designs, so it's not like it will get the mondraker xr treatment now is it I would prob go down the same route as you, like I decided to do with my brothers bike. Lower is better.

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    Yeah I saw those Mondrakers, crazy! I know Rotec did something similar in the late 90's and Cannondale had some zero and trialing stem designs too. It seems like those would be more specific riding type appropriate like just down, but could be good. I want a longish slack and low and short chainstay 160 26er. If I could get Burner top tube, bb, and 66.5, with small wheels, 5 Spot CS, 160mm, and a true tapered headtube-Czar I think I would be happy for a super long time.

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    going by geometryCalc apparently my spot is about 65 degrees, 5mm taller than stock and surprisingly 7mm shorter reach wise than stock.. The first two are fine by me, the last... eh..

    Right now i would've bought a large instead but oh well, too late now
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    That's only about 1/4" in reach back, not terrible but you could totally do a longer stem for a more balanced ride and to get that back. I'll have to check out that site. That is something that also I don't want to do, go more slack and shortening the cockpit. But when you do that it at least splits the difference at headset offset top to the bottom, although the long fork exaggerates it. But what I'm saying is it could be worse with all the offset on one cup only, doesn't the angleset do that, or possibly do that. I may do the degree only and would prob be at 66.5, flush cup and low bb. And like you said I could go more later if needed and sell the headset.

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    Updated 5Spot

    My Spot is a year old now. Gotta say I’ve finally set it up just the way I like. Plush and fast!

    New Stuff
    RS Pike 160mm/Solo
    Cane Creek DB Air
    KS Lev

    2012 5 Spot Setups-2013-07-30-07.04.43.jpg

    2012 5 Spot Setups-2013-07-30-07.05.32_crop.jpg
    Biker? I don't even know her.

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