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  • 11-22-2014
    bitterbuffalos
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    Wishing the snow would melt
  • 01-13-2015
    outlaw
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    still loving It.............
  • 01-25-2015
    cburden
    Great build! Is that a stock rock shox rear shock or did you get it tuned for thge spot?
  • 01-25-2015
    outlaw
    it is a pushed tuned rock shox monarch plus RC3, been thinking of sending in my 2014 fox 34 since I am due for a service on my shock, looking at the elite tune, maybe next rainy week.......P.S shock transformed the rear of this bike, perfect!
  • 01-25-2015
    slowrider
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    Attachment 958449I still own a first year 5 Spot but a freind of mine is riding it right now. I went everywhere with that bike and had a great time everywhere.
  • 01-25-2015
    cburden
    I purchased a cane creek inline for my spot last summer, made it feel like a component new bike.... Amazing upgrade.
  • 01-31-2015
    spicolli1976
    Well, I added a 1.5 Works headset to my '13 Spot, and I have to say this brought my already amazing bike to another level!!! I have a 160 Lyrik u-turn, and I drop the fork down to 140mm for the climbs (I can barely notice a difference), and when it's time to go down, bring the fork to 160 and......... WOW!!!!
    Thanks DT and thanks Works!! :thumbsup:
  • 02-01-2015
    outlaw
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cburden View Post
    I purchased a cane creek inline for my spot last summer, made it feel like a component new bike.... Amazing upgrade.

    thinking about driving over to turner and picking one of those up, had the monarch since beginning of 2011 and have been curious to see if It would outperform the pushed monarch???? any thoughts from anyone.......
  • 02-01-2015
    jjkitt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by outlaw View Post
    thinking about driving over to turner and picking one of those up, had the monarch since beginning of 2011 and have been curious to see if It would outperform the pushed monarch???? any thoughts from anyone.......

    You probally can get a CC Inline significantly cheaper with Bike Bob, think Turner sells the shock at MSRP.
    I've been using a DB air since 2012, took a while to tune it, but once set up its pretty darn near a coil. I have had a Pushed Monarch Plus (nice shock), the properly tuned CC beats it all day and twice on Sunday. Can only imagine the Inline has the same performance sans the weight.

    Cheers,
  • 02-01-2015
    Agster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by outlaw View Post
    thinking about driving over to turner and picking one of those up, had the monarch since beginning of 2011 and have been curious to see if It would outperform the pushed monarch???? any thoughts from anyone.......

    Turner don't have stock at the moment and appear to be having difficulty obtaining supplies from Cane Creek. I ordered a Burner frame with the CCDB inline upgrade direct from Turner 2 months ago, and emailed Tom a couple of days ago to find out what the delay in shipping is - I was told it's because they are still waiting for delivery of the shocks.
  • 02-01-2015
    outlaw
    what is bike bob? found a site online but they don't sell the inline? Anyone know of a place that has good deals on them and has them in the right size for my 2012 spot
  • 02-01-2015
    jjkitt
    5 Spot Photo Thread [o]
    Bob@bikerbob.com
    His website is out of date. Email him, he is pretty good about getting back to you. He is legit, I've bought CCDBA, KS LEV, and Pikes from him.

    Cheers,


    "I like the cut of his jib."
  • 02-03-2015
    antipop
    Post Rain Desert Ride
  • 02-04-2015
    ttchad
    Have any of you guys had this happen?
    I only noticed it after washing my bike. It appears I have bottomed out.
  • 02-04-2015
    ttchad
    It is a nice sized dent.

  • 02-04-2015
    shupack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ttchad View Post
    I only noticed it after washing my bike. It appears I have bottomed out.

    sort of, I have a bit of paint rubbed off there, not a dent thoug. I noticed it on the last washing too, my DW link bushings had quite a bit of slop in them too, could be related? how are your pivots?
  • 02-05-2015
    ttchad
    My pivots cycle as they should and none of them feel sloppy. My little XC 28H DT swiss 350 wheels should look like tacos with that much frame flex though. I would also suspect bottom out damage from my shock but it seems fine! It is more like a crease then a dent.
  • 02-05-2015
    ttchad
  • 02-05-2015
    sidelined
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ttchad View Post

    now THAT is a proper looking Spot! :)
  • 02-07-2015
    ttchad
    Clean, sag set & ready to ride tomorrow. It has rained for 3 weeks. Enough already here we go rain or shine! Even lost some weight over the winter & now down to 26.4lbs.

  • 02-16-2015
    hoolie
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    Bike whipped me.
  • 02-19-2015
    David R
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    Attachment 965698

    Pfft, what ever...
  • 02-19-2015
    Travis Bickle
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    From Sunday's ride.
  • 02-21-2015
    steadite
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    Attachment 966388

    From a recent Arizona road trip. No complaints about this bike especially now that I put on the 1 piece link which made the suspension a lot better.
  • 02-21-2015
    Vespasianus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by steadite View Post
    Attachment 966388

    From a recent Arizona road trip. No complaints about this bike especially now that I put on the 1 piece link which made the suspension a lot better.

    So, the 1 piece link really helps?
  • 02-22-2015
    ttchad
    Quick ride after trail work!


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  • 02-28-2015
    steadite
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    So, the 1 piece link really helps?

    Sorry, didn't log in for a while. I found the 1pc link to be a huge improvement. Had no idea how floppy the old link was until I switched it. Mostly the back end is a lot stiffer on corners.
  • 03-01-2015
    tuffguy
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    Super Blinged out
    Finally got the bike back together after a proper 1x10 upgrade:
    RF NW 32t
    E Thirteen 40t Cog on XT cassette
    Saint M820 RD and Shifter
    KMC X10SL Gold Chain

    Attachment 968803
  • 03-01-2015
    cburden
    Nice build!
  • 03-13-2015
    David R
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    Stripped and ready to go to her new home, hopefully to be ridden more than she has been in the last few years...
    Attachment 972687
  • 03-13-2015
    Bullit_cn
    Wow! This spot looks like in very mint condition! Lucky will be the new owner[emoji106]


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  • 03-14-2015
    David R
    Yeah it's pretty good for the age, has had minimal riding since I bought my '10 DW 5spot.
  • 03-15-2015
    rhynohead
    Updated the Spot to 1x10 with One Up 42 &16th, raceface nw front ring, and some new chromag bits.



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  • 03-31-2015
    Jack7782
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    New life for a 10 Year old Spot - Turner re-build program, XTed, Attachment 977333
    OneUp 1x10 and Debonair.
  • 03-31-2015
    cburden
    Very nice!
  • 04-03-2015
    EndurBro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jack7782 View Post
    New life for a 10 Year old Spot - Turner re-build program, XTed, Attachment 977333
    OneUp 1x10 and Debonair.

    Looks great! How is that debonair feeling,what tune are you running?
  • 04-07-2015
    mikkosan
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    Started out as Sangria Red, stripped off the PC to raw, then eventually got tired of it. Off to a new color again:
    Attachment 979203

    I only regret selling my monarch plus.
  • 04-07-2015
    Jack7782
    No real feedback on the shock yet, except it works fine for some easy local trails. More feedback after it is ridden (by my brother) in the SOC Enduro next week
  • 04-07-2015
    ajax247
    Celeste!

    Could be Edoardo's 5-Spot.
  • 04-08-2015
    mikkosan
    Aaand she's up! Can't decide which downtube deval color to put. Any suggestions?

  • 04-09-2015
    Bullit_cn
    Beautiful[emoji106][emoji106]


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  • 04-09-2015
    ajax247
    Gotta be black
  • 04-09-2015
    Cary
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    My son's Spot, all murdered out and ready for Sea Otter.

    Attachment 979892
  • 04-09-2015
    David R
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mikkosan View Post
    Aaand she's up! Can't decide which downtube deval color to put. Any suggestions?

    One that says "Yeti"?

    :p

    IMO black would work best with the rest of the bike.
  • 04-09-2015
    Gazzer
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    Attachment 980062

    Here's my 2010 Spot. It started out life sangria coloured, the finish was looking sorry for itself so had it powdercoated in yellow plus new decals. Recently rebuilt the suspension too including the revised DW link. Would have liked a new Burner, but decided to spend on this instead.
  • 10-03-2015
    Vespasianus
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    My 5-spot is close to 4 years old and love it more every day!

    Attachment 1019970
  • 10-03-2015
    etacata
    Great pic!
  • 10-04-2015
    Vespasianus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by etacata View Post
    Great pic!

    Thanks man. A new fork and one new main pivot kit have made me into a hooligan. Can't ever imagine owning anything but a turner.
  • 10-04-2015
    etacata
    I finally traded my Spot to a new Burner a month ago. Found the Burner offers much more downhill prowness. Problem is I also want the RFX now!
  • 11-21-2015
    jokermtb
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    My 2006 front triangle, w/ 2008 TNT rear.....It's my dual slalom race sled these days....Attachment 1030453
  • 11-22-2015
    Vespasianus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jokermtb View Post
    My 2006 front triangle, w/ 2008 TNT rear.....It's my dual slalom race sled these days....Attachment 1030453


    Great Pic!
  • 11-25-2015
    David R
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    Sent her off to the new owner today, I'm officially Turner-less now.
    :(

    Attachment 1031248
  • 11-25-2015
    Vespasianus
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Sent her off to the new owner today, I'm officially Turner-less now.
    :(

    Attachment 1031248


    Loser. Just kidding. I have been demoing lots of other bikes and while many are as fun as my old spot, none so far is head and shoulders better (for my location - NE USA- and me).

    Attachment 1031311
  • 11-25-2015
    David R
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Loser. Just kidding. I have been demoing lots of other bikes and while many are as fun as my old spot, none so far is head and shoulders better.

    I'm pretty happy with my Warden, and noticeably faster according to the guys I ride with! I can't seem to get the timing right with Turners; I bought the '10 Spot just before they brought out the revised one with the slacker HA and 12mm rear end, and I ordered my new frame only a couple of months before the RFX appeared.
    The one thing I miss is the way the 5spot pedals, I never touched the lock out on the shock but now I'm using it all the time for the logging road climbs (and still trying to remember to unlock it at the top!).
  • 11-25-2015
    Vespasianus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by David R View Post
    I'm pretty happy with my Warden, and noticeably faster according to the guys I ride with! I can't seem to get the timing right with Turners; I bought the '10 Spot just before they brought out the revised one with the slacker HA and 12mm rear end, and I ordered my new frame only a couple of months before the RFX appeared.
    The one thing I miss is the way the 5spot pedals, I never touched the lock out on the shock but now I'm using it all the time for the logging road climbs (and still trying to remember to unlock it at the top!).

    That is the problem with demo's, the bikes are generally not the more boutique brands. Treks, Specialized and Rocky Mountain for the most part.

    I am with you with the timing. I purchased a Titus right before they went belly up and my 2011 5-spot right before the move to 27.5.
  • 02-29-2016
    ajax247
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    Start of a new season
    The 2016 SoCal High School MTB Race League spring season is open, and there's still one Turner sweeping the races...
  • 04-07-2016
    Vetboy
    Hi

    Has anyone tried adding a stealth dropper slot like the burner 3.1 and if so how did it go? Ask as thinking it might be possible to machine a slot into my '13 spot and loose the annoying reverb cable looping next to the rocker

    Many thanks
  • 04-07-2016
    Vespasianus
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vetboy View Post
    Hi

    Has anyone tried adding a stealth dropper slot like the burner 3.1 and if so how did it go? Ask as thinking it might be possible to machine a slot into my '13 spot and loose the annoying reverb cable looping next to the rocker

    Many thanks

    Not 100% sure. Is the routing that bad?

    Sorry for the pic, but still love my 5-Spot:

    Attachment 1062355
  • 08-31-2016
    splatball68
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    Its 2016 and now my 5-Spot is 12 years old. Tempted to buy a 27.5 but decided just to upgrade it. Aluminum is more forgiving than Carbon Fiber. Added some Ergons, 26x2.3 tubeless WTB Weirwolfs, Thomson 27.2 dropper, FOX talas Fit 4, Float RP23, converted to 9x2, K-Edge MTB chain catcher, crane creek 110. Location: Monument Peak , Milpitas, Calif.

    Attachment 1091241
  • 08-31-2016
    incubus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by splatball68 View Post
    Its 2016 and now my 5-Spot is 12 years old. Tempted to buy a 27.5 but decided just to upgrade it. Aluminum is more forgiving than Carbon Fiber. Added some Ergons, 26x2.3 tubeless WTB Weirwolfs, Thomson 27.2 dropper, FOX talas Fit 4, Float RP23, converted to 9x2, K-Edge MTB chain catcher, crane creek 110. Location: Monument Peak , Milpitas, Calif.

    Attachment 1091241

    Nice refresh of a classic!

    Did you entertain drilling a hole in the seat tube to run a stealth dropper as others have done?


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  • 08-31-2016
    slowrider
    That was one of the most iconic bikes ever made. I still have my 1st year medium (loaned to a friend) and a 6" prototype of the 6 pack that I can't part with. I did however try and later adopt the 27.5 wheel with an intense T 275 and a flux, both aluminum. I'm now looking at the new Guerilla gravity pistol, Lynskey summit because they use the horst link and 27.5.
  • 08-31-2016
    splatball68
    No, the Thomson 27.2 doesn't come in stealth. For now I just reach under my seat and lower it by pressing the lever by hand. Haven't hooked up the remote.
  • 08-31-2016
    splatball68
    Check out REI Ghost bikes from Germany. They use Horst link.
  • 12-15-2016
    xprmntl
    Just built up a '14 5 Spot large frame that I purchased used, and I punched the holes and filed a slot just like the thread on the Burner.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/turner/stealt...me-917427.html

    Will try to post pics, soon. I put in the slot a little off center due to some bad drill wander, but I think it is better offset to have the hose better clear the shock. Other routing under the shock has also been done. Just make sure to follow DT's instructions of drilling fairly high up between the rocker braces on the seat tube.

    My wife's Flux 3.0 was also drilled like this--it was a demo from Turner's fleet.
  • 12-29-2016
    hoolie
    New bars, since last post of my 5-Spot. Grouse Ridge area.
    About 7,600 ft Elevation. Tough trail. Attachment 1112988
  • 01-03-2017
    xprmntl
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    Ano Blue and Turquoise
  • 01-05-2017
    Buzz
    I think you mean '13 5 Spot no? I dont believe they were made in 2014.
  • 01-05-2017
    xprmntl
    I don't know when it was welded nor anodized nor assembled, but technically, it's the 5 Spot V4.2. This model was released in late 2012, from what I can gather. It was sold 2012-2014 from Turner. If you must know particulars: bike frame was purchased directly from Turner in 2014 and built up in the off season to ride in 2015, and then sold to me in Sept of 2016. The Burner V3., the 5-Spot's 140mm travel replacement in the Turner line-up, was released at the end of 2013 for 2014, so you could say my 5 Spot was just a 2012/13 model that was closed-out in 2014. If you want to.
  • 01-06-2017
    SparkyAlumni
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    2017 = 13 years old now
    [QUOTE=splatball68;12807593]Its 2016 and now my 5

    Unfortunately, she's gotta go, as I'm going to upgrade...
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  • 01-13-2017
    She&I
    Small '07 set up B26

  • 01-14-2017
    spicolli1976
    MMMMMM....... Turner.......... Upper Holy Jim......... Nice!!!!
  • 04-16-2017
    Vespasianus
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    6 years old and still rides like a champ. Went to Pisgah and riding partner rented a Yeti SB5. He loved the bike but when he got on my 5-Spot was amazed at how well it peddled and how playful it was. Still a great bike!

    Attachment 1132037
  • 04-16-2017
    TheJesusfreak
    Couldn't resist letting the family get ahead a bit and taking a pic of my 5-spot at Uluru in central Australia the other day... Also gave me a chance to pick up the pace for a minute while catching up :p colour fits in nicely!

  • 04-27-2017
    greendream
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    I haven't posted in many moons but this was from my last ride, & i mean literally my last ride on the old 5-Spot.
    Spent many a fine hour bashing around in the Australian bush on this once fine machine.:(

    Attachment 1134075
    Attachment 1134076Attachment 1134077
  • 04-27-2017
    6thElement
    That looks terminal.
  • 04-27-2017
    ajax247
    Wow! Big hit?
  • 04-27-2017
    Vespasianus
    Ouch. That does not look good.Never seen a tube bent like that.
  • 04-27-2017
    skyerose123
    Have you contacted Turner? Was it dented or is it a crease?
  • 04-27-2017
    xprmntl
    Rescinded
  • 04-27-2017
    xprmntl
    That's a crease in the top tube from the downtube fail! I don't think Turner really has much in the way of any Al frames left, and he won't sell any used front triangles that he takes in on trade-in, just the rears. DT will give you $600 toward an RFX, though.
  • 04-27-2017
    xprmntl
    I destroyed my 07 Flux in that very same manner last year. It catalyzed a nice foray into some fun experiences with a Flux V3 (27.5") and a Spot V4.2 . I'd like to now try the last incarnation of the Burner.