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    5 Spot Inna House!

    Ho mahn, I am stoked!!!
    Can't wait to get this baby built and rolling!









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    looks good! welcome fellow 'homer'

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    Nice! I think you'll really dig it.

    Glad to see the "Fragile Handle with Care" label was followed...

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    That sangria looks real good.

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    Poooooooooooofffffytaaaaaaaa :d
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    That's an awesome color. Enjoy the new ride.

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    Is that the latest specialized fsr in the background

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    Interesting chainstay design on the Speshy.

    Nice looking Spot!
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    Yeah, that was a big surprise about three weeks back.
    BOTH chainstays snapped on me while I was out riding. Had to hoof it all the way home.
    2004 Specialized Stumpy. DOA.
    But I'm feeling much happier at the moment...

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    Very nice - looks just like mine.

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    lovin that color....congrats

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    I see you're spending all your $ on bikes and not furniture!
    Nothing to see here.

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    where are the pics?

    cmon man post them up.. we want more DW spot pr0N

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    But what about my politically incorrect bar ends?

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    Okay, at the risk of suffering the wrath of the hardcore here, due to my application of bar ends, I am posting up pics of my 5-Spot. The frame came two Thursdays ago, I started ordering parts on Friday. Most of them came on the next Wed and Thurs. I trimmed up the fork, installed the headset, fork and stem, plus did the BB and cranks on Thursday. Friday, I drove over to my buddy Tim's place and we put everything else together and tuned it up before I headed for home that night. Many Thanks to my buddy Tim (honemastert) for his support and help with a few parts and pieces, not to mention letting me ride his Spot a few times, which put me solidly into the buyers column. Have two rides into the bike now, and love it. Got a few adjustments/corrections to do, but overall, just what I was hoping to get out of this whole adventure!!!

    Here's the build specs:

    Frame: Turner Five Spot, Medium, Sangria
    Rear Shock: Fox RP23 (7.5 x 2)
    Front Shock: Fox Talas 36 R (160mm/130mm/110mm)
    Headset: Cane Creek S-3 Headset
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 O/S Stem - 90mm 10 Degree, 31.8mm
    Bars: Easton EA70 Monkeybar 2010 - Black Mid Rise, 31.8mm
    Crankset/BB: Shimano M770 XT Hollowtech II - 175mm, 22/32/44T
    Cassette: Shimano M770 XT 9 speed (11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32T)
    Chain: Shimano XT HG93 9-speed
    Shifters: Shimano XTR M970-A Rapid Fire Shifter Pods
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL hydro, 180mm rotors, red
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M971 Bottom Swing Front Derailleur
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M970 Rear Derailleur 9-speed, long cage
    Seatpost: pics have my old seat post... Thomson Elite 367mm black - will be here next week.
    Saddle: running my old bike seat for now... new one soon.
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Egg Beaters (Ti) ... these are my old pedals
    Grips: Serfas grips, Forte ergo bar ends (yes, I know...)
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SX UST, 20mm thru-axle front.
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal UST, 26 x 2.35

    Pics are from the first shakedown ride we did last Sunday...









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    those red brakes are a nice touch

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    Beautiful bike!! Now just add a quick-release to that seatpost and you are done. To get the most out of the 36
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    Quote Originally Posted by honemastert
    those red brakes are a nice touch
    They do match the frame pretty good. Nice! I would route the rear hydraulic line on the inside of the seat stay so its protected (shoes, dirt, cactus!).

    Enjoy your bike, its a great build you put together. I really am enjoying how capable mine is with a 160mm fork!

    Shaun
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    Real nice, liking the full sangria rd front to rear!

    That said you should be on a large, another case in point of overly long stem setback seatpost well extended and saddle right back on the rails and a large stem spacer or 2?

    Guys you are not taking advantage of the DWL system and new sizing in the med to large range of the newer Spot?

    Just saying this is so common in the Spot data base too many playing it too safe, you're better to be slightly longer in the TT than too short with long stems and by today's stds on a 5" rig thats a long stem!

    70-80mm max is perfect for the DWL platform, if a Flux then yep I'd get it, but on a Flux even more reason ya have a longer front tri.

    Still nice build and enjoy it does look killer
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    We debated for quite a while on that line routing... in the end, Tim said DT recommended the outside as opposed to the inside. Moving it no problem, though.

    Love that 160 on the front... holy cow that thing rides the big bumps downhill really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelmonkey
    We debated for quite a while on that line routing... in the end, Tim said DT recommended the outside as opposed to the inside. Moving it no problem, though.

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    Really, I don't get that or the routing on the front fork, Magura cables route nicely to the caliper on the inside leg, also the fact that Fox provide you a cable guide exactly to route the cable on the inside for protection, still gets me why people route the dang thing to the outside rear I can see why it happens but still don't get why anyone would rec that route makes no sense.
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    Nice build! (except the brake lines). Never understood why Magura doesn't fix how the hose comes out.

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    Sweet setup,

    But, I hope you are aware that one of your Crank Bros pedals is missing an end cap.

    CableOguy, I believe that the new Magura models have an adjustable fixing point. Is there any possibility of running the discbrake cable along the seat stay as oppose to the chain stay?

    Shaun.

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    Congrats, your bike is too small!

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    Very Nice Spot.


    Bar ends are GHEY though. Didn't you get the Memo?

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