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  1. #1
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    New question here. Demo Pointers Please?

    Upon test riding a Turner, what key factors should I pay attention to when chosing the correct size? I am heading out today to try a medium 5 spot (I'm 5'10" @150#) and I want to make sure I know what's up before buying. Since I ride the line on fitting a med or large what is the most important aspect to be aware of? Standover? Eff. top tube? s/t length? Help...

    It's all cycle-logical to me.

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    TT length is the first issue for me. If possible, demo various stem lengths to get the proper feel for your intended riding. ST length is a non-issue since you'll be varying your seat height a lot anyway. Rule of thumb is to go smaller if you straddle sizes, but fit is too personal an issue to be bound be generalities.
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    I'm the same size as you and I ride a medium Spot. I have shorter legs and a longer torso and use a 100x10 stem. This makes for a fairly compact cockpit but that feels best for me. If you can try a large too that might help.


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    In general for demos:

    Pound the living crap out of it and see what does or doesn't break.

    The biggest thing is making sure the suspension is setup appropriately for you. You can't make a worthwhile decision about a bike if it's not working as it's designed to.
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    You're taller than me and my medium Spot was too small, I was never so happy as when I got on a large. It doesn't make sense to me to have a seatpost cranked up in the air if you're riding a trail bike. I can see the high assed/stretched out position on a xc race bike but not a trail bike. However, it's like cutthroat said, it's a personal choice. you have to be careful when you're riding a 5-Spot, both the medium and large will feel great.

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