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    Beam Me Up Spotty

    Got my Spot dialed in.
    After numerous rides and changes it finally feels really goood.
    RP23 is pushed and needled and running a skosh under 200psi.
    I tried the 36 at full travel and the bike didn't like to climb(AKA:ELVIS WHEEL)
    I lowered the travel to 150mm and it now feels great. Running a titch over 80 psi.
    Crank bros headset is a few mm's shorter than some of the other h.s.'s out there.
    I also am running a half inch spacer under the stem and low rise bars and positioning is perfect balanced. 2.4 maxxis adv. tires are stable in the chunk but don't slow the bike down too much for the climbs. Easy to lift the front end up yet stays put the rest of the time.
    Perfect chunker bike for me. It makes me very happy. Thank you Turner Bikes.
    I hope you like it.
    Last edited by freebiker; 03-10-2010 at 06:50 PM. Reason: pics are bad

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    Looks a great build. Enjoy.

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    Nice build! The DW Spot is pretty hard to beat. Excellent handling and adding those needle bearings makes it soooo PLUSH.

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    Nice ride. I have a 36 RC2 set to 150mm on my Spot also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks
    Nice ride. I have a 36 RC2 set to 150mm on my Spot also.
    Not so hot at 160mm. I think it might be more tolerable in the desert. But when it gets steep in the mtns, 160 really hampers the potential of this bike.

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    Nice, I really like the lowered fork idea. So what size is it and you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjlama
    Nice, I really like the lowered fork idea. So what size is it and you?
    Large frame, 6'1"

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    Thanks, it just helps people with sizing as the question comes up often.

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    ?!?

    Are you questioning what size bike to get or something?
    Quote Originally Posted by pjlama
    Thanks, it just helps people with sizing as the question comes up often.

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    Glad to see an Irish Setter, had one when I was 4.5 years old till around 13.. Great friend.. Miss him.. want to get another one but they are very hard to find where I live.

    Great bike! How do you like those ardents?

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    Losing an old friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Relayden
    Glad to see an Irish Setter, had one when I was 4.5 years old till around 13.. Great friend.. Miss him.. want to get another one but they are very hard to find where I live.

    Great bike! How do you like those ardents?
    Thanks, It is hard to lose a pet, my shepherd is not doing so well and his prognosis is rather poor unfortunately. I do like the ardents I have tried(29 by 2.25). The tires pictured on the spot are advantages, and they are super. Just like all the other maxxis tires I have tried. No complaints.

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    Ups, Ardents, I keep mixing the names. Wish all goes well with your pal...

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    Love the "xtr" cranks man. Well done.

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    Xtr

    Quote Originally Posted by NWfreeride
    Love the "xtr" cranks man. Well done.
    XTR IS THE BEST

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