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    5 Spot Size Medium or Large

    I'm thinking of upgrading to a Turner 5 Spot sometime this year. I've been riding a 2004 Turner Burner Medium since 2005. I've always been comfortable on the medium Burner.

    Would a medium 5 spot have a similar fit and feel?

    I'm about 5'10 1/2", 165lbs ride cross country/some downhill...I guess you'd call it aggressive trail riding?
    I like to ride bikes.

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    What length stem are you using on the Burner?
    Setback seatpost?

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    No set back on the seat post. I believe it's about 90mm.

    What I should do is demo one in each size.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    Might depend on your inseam. I'm 5 10.5 and the large spot fits me perfectly. Long legs, short torso. I appreciate the short reach.

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    I've got about a 33 inch inseam. I have long arms. My ape index is plus 1.5".

    Quote Originally Posted by LncNuvue View Post
    Might depend on your inseam. I'm 5 10.5 and the large spot fits me perfectly. Long legs, short torso. I appreciate the short reach.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    otis24,
    I'm 5'11" with the same inseam as you. I have a lg 2012 Spot with a 70mm stem. It fits me perfectly and you could even run a 50mm stem. I demo'ed the Spot on a med and it felt a little cramped with my knees coming too close to the bars.

    Hope this helps.

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    And one more thing: I would almost always lean to the taller frame if one's between sizes. In my opinion it is much better to run a longer frame with a short stem than going with the smaller one and the longer stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Child View Post
    And one more thing: I would almost always lean to the taller frame if one's between sizes. In my opinion it is much better to run a longer frame with a short stem than going with the smaller one and the longer stem.
    +1 for what Child said.

    Added to that another consideration is standover height, noting that Turners have good clearance.

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    6ft on a large here with a lot of seat post showing

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    5'11 on a large with a reverb & 90mm stem.

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    5' 10.5" here on a large with a 100mm stem.

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    Thanks for all the feedback. From what I've read else where and on Turnerbikes.com it's better to have a slightly larger frame than a smaller one. This would comply what has been said in this thread as well. I believe a large would be the better choice for me.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otis24 View Post
    Thanks for all the feedback. From what I've read else where and on Turnerbikes.com it's better to have a slightly larger frame than a smaller one. This would comply what has been said in this thread as well. I believe a large would be the better choice for me.
    I'm the same hieght as you and love my large Burner. I ran med Turners for years and switched to large last year. Not going back to med for trail bikes, still ride a med DHR though.

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    5'11" with a 32" inseam and feeling perfect on a large w/70mm stem. It actually felt a little smaller than my large TNT RFX.

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    5'10.5" as well and a large 2012 with 50mm stem, 780mm bars. Or 70mm stem and 720mm bars. I'm sure I'd be cramped on a medium.
    32" inseam fwiw.

    And I wish my GF had DD's but she doesn't.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

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