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    Disappointed!!

    After a year of contemplating buying a 5 spot- and doing lots and lots of research- I finally pull the trigger and order it- I am a shorter guy 5'6"and was on the fence of whether or not to order the small or medium frame- after advice from other cyclists I ordered the small... UNFORTUNATELY- no where on the Turner website does it show a different top tube geometry for the small frame. HAD I KNOWN it would look like a kids bike I would have NEVER ordered the small!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bike shop is already putting it together- and I am second guessing this decision. Can ANYONE reassure me that I made the right decision.....??????? Has anyone had this same experience????

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    Does ANYONE have any more punctuation marks I can borrow!!!!!?????.....????!!!!$$@@!!!!{\]*+++)(&%???











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    Quote Originally Posted by edupe
    After a year of contemplating buying a 5 spot- and doing lots and lots of research- I finally pull the trigger and order it- I am a shorter guy 5'6"and was on the fence of whether or not to order the small or medium frame- after advice from other cyclists I ordered the small... UNFORTUNATELY- no where on the Turner website does it show a different top tube geometry for the small frame. HAD I KNOWN it would look like a kids bike I would have NEVER ordered the small!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bike shop is already putting it together- and I am second guessing this decision. Can ANYONE reassure me that I made the right decision.....??????? Has anyone had this same experience????
    My suggestion is to keep your eyes down the trail when you are riding your small Spot. It is very difficult to maintain control while inspecting the "look" of your ride.

    Just keep in mind that you will be riding a VERY nice bike with a great feel and excellent performance. Sacrificing ride quality for looks would be a huge mistake!

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    Stop!!

    If you hate it now, it won't get easier. Stop the shop and get a medium. My wife is 5'6" and ride medium with 80 stem for XC or 70 stem from AM.

    The bent top tube is for those who think an extra inch will save their soft parts, truth is most mtb riders will slide out or go over the bars, not clown walk the top tube.

    Get a medium, buyers remorse is no fun.

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    By the way.....the chart on the Turner site suggests that you buy the small.

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    Go by TT length and the way the bike rides, not the way it looks.

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    I am 5,5 and ride a medium. It has worked out great.

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    take DTs advice stop the shop. you won't get much support from this board. there are very few that would admit that the smaller Turners look like a kid's bike, dare i even say a girls bike... but they do and it's to bad for the ones that do care when they pay this kinda coin for bike frame.

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    AHAHAHAHA, I had a friend clown walk down some steep rooty steps...funniest thing I ever saw on a mtb!


    thanks for the laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes


    The bent top tube is for those who think an extra inch will save their soft parts, truth is most mtb riders will slide out or go over the bars, not clown walk the top tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodel
    there are very few that would admit that the smaller Turners look like a kid's bike, dare i even say a girls bike... but they do and it's to bad for the ones that do care when they pay this kinda coin for bike frame.

    Oh the poor victims!


    Measurements are listed on turner's website. I can't say for sure but that's probably for a reason.


    I feel sorry for anyone that buys an appropriately sized frame and can't get over what the size LOOKS like before they even sit on the built up bike. That must be a rough world to live in.
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    not a fan of the bent TT either but this looks good. definitely needs a slacker HA, though. ; )
    nothing witty here...

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    I'm not sure I'd exchange a swooping top tube for these, but if the looks are that important you could step into a medium and out in style with some new footwear:


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s


    not a fan of the bent TT either but this looks good. definitely needs a slacker HA, though. ; )
    and some more cable ties.

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    That actually looks like a pretty sweet slopestyle bike.
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    Bummer dude........

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    I'm between 5'6" & 5'7" and have a medium DW 5 Spot. Coming from an HL 5 Spot, the DW feels smaller. I run a straight seatpost and 110 stem which fits me perfect. I demo'd the 5 Spot at Fruita Fat Tire Fest last year and Moe never considered throwing me on a small. Has your LBS built a medium for anyone that might let you take a spin on it? Good luck.

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    I think the small looks awesome, too bad im 6'4"
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    life is steeper than it looks

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    nevermind
    life is steeper than it looks

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    fwiw - I'm 5' 5 1/2" (damn right I'm gettin that 1/2" in there) and couldn't be happier with my small. Low CoG and flickable like a BMX bike, but long enough TT (for me) for a long ride (4-5hrs).

    Everyone says the DW 5 Spot runs short, but look around, in a Small it's one of the longest front ends you will find (part of the reason I bought my first Turner years ago).

    I wasn't crazy about the bent tt at first but then you kind of forget about it and then it starts to look low, long and mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edupe
    After a year of contemplating buying a 5 spot- and doing lots and lots of research- I finally pull the trigger and order it- I am a shorter guy 5'6"and was on the fence of whether or not to order the small or medium frame- after advice from other cyclists I ordered the small... UNFORTUNATELY- no where on the Turner website does it show a different top tube geometry for the small frame. HAD I KNOWN it would look like a kids bike I would have NEVER ordered the small!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bike shop is already putting it together- and I am second guessing this decision. Can ANYONE reassure me that I made the right decision.....??????? Has anyone had this same experience????
    It depends. Are you really 5'6" or are you one of those short guys who is barely 5'4" and lies about his height? Makes a difference. FWIW, the difference in the TT is only .5". Take 10mm off your stem and you're golden.

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    Thanks for the feedback, the good- bad and the ugly.

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    Ride and smile Thats a great looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightySchmoePong
    FWIW, the difference in the TT is only .5". Take 10mm off your stem and you're golden.
    Or maybe add to it since you think it may be too small.

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    I'm confused why there are 2 threads? You start one asking what the correct size should be, then one hour later start this one?

    edit - enjoy it. I'm 6' tall and have always loved the look of a 16"/small frame. - something about the compact-ness of it compared to the larges I ride.

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    seems that whenever I read these "what size should I get" posts, the consensus in the end is "when in doubt, go bigger"......

    yeah, shoulda woulda coulda.........it's still "new", so have the bike shop send it back and get a fresh one....if it costs ya an extra hundie or so, it's worth it in the long run.

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    I had the same problem, height 5ft 6" and not sure which size to go for. Couldn't demo as I didn't have a local dealer at the time but coming off a small burner I decided to go for the small frame.

    I have had my 5 spot for over a year now and it has done a lot of different riding from lift access in Italy to Scottish single track and it has done everything I could ask of it.
    Do I think I should be on a medium ? I have thought that for some of my longer rides the longer top tube would be a bit more comfortable on the medium but it really isn’t that much of an issue and I love the small frame for the type of riding I generally do. As for the “bent” top tube, I knew what I was getting after checking the various threads on the forum and I like the look of the bike built up.
    Not sure if this helps you out but it’s a lot of money if you aren’t sure, might be too late but a demo is always the best way to buy, I took a gamble and fortunately it paid off for me...
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    Strange posting from the OP.

    Asked about size then an hour later the bike was being built?

    http://forums.mtbr.com/search.php?searchid=9153648

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    [QUOTE=edupe]After a year of contemplating buying a 5 spot- and doing lots and lots of research- I

    Apparently not too much research. I size frames by TT length FIRST. Everything else is secondary (standover/angles/bb height etc.). If it's not on the web site, I would damn sure find out before dropping a couple grand. I would stop the build immediately and get the right size frame.

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    Just to add to the mix. I'm 5'6" and ride a medium with a 50mm stem. There, I'm sure that was no help at all.

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    Here's the sizing information right from the Turner site including TT lenght and recommended rider height per size. The items in red are for the size small.

    xs sm md lg xl 2xl all
    a: virtual tt 21.5 22.5 23.0 23.6 24.2 25.1 g: head angle 68.6°
    b: seat tube 13 15 17 19 21 23 h: seat angle 72.6°
    c: head tube 3.5 3.9 4.5 5.3 5.9 6.6 i: chainstay 16.9
    d: stack 22.1 22.5 23.1 23.8 24.4 25.1 j: bb height 13.7
    e: reach 14.4 15.3 15.6 16.0 16.4 17.1 bb shell 73mm
    f: standover 28.4 28.9 30.2 31.0 32.0 33.0 seat post 30.9mm
    frame weight 6.5 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.1 7.3 head tube 1.125
    rec'd rider size 4'11-5'2 5'3-5'6 5'7-5'10 5'11-6'1 6'2-6'4 6'5 +
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    Build it up and ride it awhile. If it fits right, don't sweat the look of the bent top tube. Are you going to ride it, or look at it? If it's cramped, then strip it down and order a medium.

    Riding the wrong size bike because you like the looks of it is like girls who buy a shoe two sizes too small because they like the way their feet look in the smaller size.

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    Good job! go for medium

    I"m 5' 5" ish and have always ridden small frames. Have had the DW Spot for some time now and found the medium to be hands down the best bike I've ever ridden! the the longer TT length of .5" with a bit shorter stem 90mm or 75mm coupled with a little extra wheel base makes for a bike that work good everywhere from all day 40 mile epics to steep and rough.
    The Spot is now my main bike. Throw on the 90 mm stem and a light weight wheel set and you can even do an xc race or two. My 2 or 3 cents.
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