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    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

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    Sent her off to the new owner today, I'm officially Turner-less now.


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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.


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    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).

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    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!).

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    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.
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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...
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    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

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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:

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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.

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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    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.

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    Check out REI Ghost bikes from Germany. They use Horst link.

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    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.
    The Stealth Mod, or drilling holes in your alloy frame

    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.

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    New bars, since last post of my 5-Spot. Grouse Ridge area.

    About 7,600 ft Elevation. Tough trail. Attachment 1112988

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    Ano Blue and Turquoise

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    I think you mean '13 5 Spot no? I dont believe they were made in 2014.

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    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.

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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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    Small '07 set up B26


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    MMMMMM....... Turner.......... Upper Holy Jim......... Nice!!!!

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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!

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    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 colour fits in nicely!


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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.

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    That looks terminal.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Wow! Big hit?

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    Ouch. That does not look good.Never seen a tube bent like that.
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    Have you contacted Turner? Was it dented or is it a crease?
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    Rescinded
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    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.

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    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.

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