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    I'm an awful Turner owner

    I have owned two Turner bikes and bought both used. I have never bought a new Turner. I always find such good deals that it is hard to buy new. I am considering buying a Burner once they are released.

    Do you buy new or used?
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    I bought my first Burner new, my RFX iI was used and my current Sultan I bought new. I like it when my frames tell the story I wrote with them, as cheesey as that sounds.

    Happy trails...

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    I purchased an 08 Sultan and 12 Sultan both new. I say get the Burner new

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    Of the 5 (soon to be 6, hurry up UPS!) Turners my wife and I have owned/do own, 4 were bought new and 2 used. There is only going to be one left in the stable this year

    Buzz

    In chronological order:

    02 XCE - New
    04 Burner - New (Supergo Blowout!)
    06 RFX - Used
    08 Highline - New
    05 Spot - Used
    12 Spot - New
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    Both were new but on sale. The Five Spot was bought in Hood River and the Highline came from Chad at Red Barn.

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    1st 5spot secondhand,1 flux not used but secondhand,1 burner,1 flux & 3 spots brandnew!

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    05 Pack - 2nd hand
    08 Spot - new
    05 Flux - 2nd hand
    09 Flux - new
    07 Nitrous - 2nd hand
    2nd 05 Pack - 2nd hand.

    Next one will hopefully be new and with bigger wheels than the others :-)
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    I just bought my first Turner a month ago (who-hoo) and also felt bad for buying used, but my logic is this: if I support the used market, then the guys who do buy new are more likely to buy Turner again since they are easy to sell after a couple years.

    Makes the guilty feeling go away and that's what REALLY matters
    whatever...

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    New.

    I'm always afraid that a used one will have been ridden by somebody like me!
    The drive towards achievement and success is the motive power of civilization.

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    Since 2002, I've owned 3 RFX, 3 5 Spot, 2 Six Pack and one XCE. All used and all 2008 or earlier. Never been disappointeed with the purchase of any of the used frames. All previous Turner owners were great to deal with. Yeah, I know, that's a lot of frames in 10 years. Building up a new to me used frame has become an almost annual ritual. The current 08 RFX is at the powdercoater getting a Granny Smith green PC.

    Strangely, I have not been lusting for a DW Spot. Although the 2012 looks appealing and I think would ride similarly to the 08 RFX.

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    I've got 2

    First one bought new, dent the down tube later sold to a friend,
    After less than a year, he sold it back to me...SWEET
    After almost 7 YEARS, no RFX...got another new Spot,
    Ridden it hard with my buddies on a downhill bike,

    I should be on on DHR instead of a Spot, but can you blame me for liking to pedal up

    I think I am awful Turner owner for poking DT *ss too much in past
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    my 5 spot was the first frame i've ever bought new from any brand, albeit heavily discounted and from an online dealer.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    2004 Spot - 2 hand
    2006 RFX L - 2 hand size adjusted to 2006 RFX M - 2 hand

    Then I promised to be good and:

    2009 Spot - new warranty replaced to 2010 Spot - new
    2011 Sultan - new

    Since we're not living a perfect world it's good to be covered by nearly perfect Turner CS. I say - get new.

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    You guys keep buying 2nds
    Now I understand why DT keep cutting down his lineup,
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Well, not many Turners on the trails here in Denmark. So all three Turners I've owned were brand new.

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    2004 Burner - new
    2010 Spot - new
    2010 Flux - new

    Sucker for new bikes.

    Now that I think about it all new components each time too.

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    2004 Burner, new on blowout at Supergo, back in the day. That's what got me on the Turner train.
    2005 Spot, new.
    2005 RFX, new.

    That was it for new bikes, save for a new Covert which was a mis-fire.

    2002 RFX, used.
    2005 RFX, used.
    2005 DHR, used.
    2008 Sultan, used.

    2008 DHR, used.
    2008 Spot, used.
    2008 Highline, used.
    2004 Burner, used.

    On a used Mojo HD now. Used bikes and used cars it is these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_ View Post
    2004 Burner, new on blowout at Supergo, back in the day. That's what got me on the Turner train.
    2005 Spot, new.
    2005 RFX, new.

    That was it for new bikes, save for a new Covert which was a mis-fire.

    2002 RFX, used.
    2005 RFX, used.
    2005 DHR, used.
    2008 Sultan, used.

    2008 DHR, used.
    2008 Spot, used.
    2008 Highline, used.
    2004 Burner, used.

    On a used Mojo HD now. Used bikes and used cars it is these days.

    _MK
    How do you rate the Mojo HD,what set up?

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    The HD wasn't instant love. Mine is pre-tire clearance update so that was a bummer, the front derailleur setup is a real bummer and lack of ISCG tabs is a real bummer number three.

    I came into the HD from an IH 6 Point which I had setup for 7in of travel in the rear with a PUSH tuned Vivid coil. That bike was amazing but I have a kid and wanted a lighter alternative to make up for my loss in fitness. The HD isn't as compliant in the rear on the downhills as I was used to; I've tried it with a stock POS Fox Kashima RP whatever, Monarch, Monarch Plus, CCDBa, X-Fusion H3LT and now Vector Air. CCDBa was a fiasco, the H3 LT made that rear end sing but it isn't an opera performance I'm used to from the 6 Point.

    On the uphills, it has no equal for this travel category bike. It's really snappy, with zero squatting. Low BB doesn't translate to rock strikes. It is also a great tech climber.
    The handing on the downs is superb. Very neutral and you feel very inside the bike so you can really throw it around. As I mentioned before, it isn't the plushest thing on this planet but it descends exceptionally well, overall. It is not a hucking machine, neither. Not like the 6 Point, at least. I remember the RFX/6Pack take big hits better as well.

    Overall, I'm really happy with it now but it has room for refinement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I have owned two Turner bikes and bought both used. I have never bought a new Turner. I always find such good deals that it is hard to buy used. I am considering buying a Burner once they are released.

    Do you buy new or used?

    Buying used does not make one a bad Turner owner. I have bought 5 new Turners, at times needing to sell one to get another. I am glad there is a pre-owned (car euphemism) bike market and that Turners have such a good rep. I intend to repeat this process as soon as new 650/29r xc frames arrive. Bottom line: Its good to ride one either way you purchase it.

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    Bought my first Turner, an HL 2005 5 Spot, used. Loved it. I rode it until it started to show its age then traded it in for a new 2011 Spot. Love that even more!

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    No bad dogs, no bad Turner owners?

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    09 Sultan ( 1st Turner I've owned ) - I think I've ridden this bike more than any bike I've ever owned....it's been through a lot ( Side spills , Endos , and one miscalculated jump that went very badly leaving me with a mild concussion ) and it just keeps ticking ! It shows no signs of weakness ...leaving my 2011 Sultan frame ( bought on sale ) still NIB for now ! I'm a bad Turner owner too since I don't pamper this bike whatsoever.....it is always dirty , only the mechanical stuff gets maintained when needed , and it gets bounced around in the back of my truck all riding season to be ridden as much as possible ! TIG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN View Post
    09 Sultan ( 1st Turner I've owned ) - I think I've ridden this bike more than any bike I've ever owned....it's been through a lot ( Side spills , Endos , and one miscalculated jump that went very badly leaving me with a mild concussion ) and it just keeps ticking ! It shows no signs of weakness ...leaving my 2011 Sultan frame ( bought on sale ) still NIB for now ! I'm a bad Turner owner too since I don't pamper this bike whatsoever.....it is always dirty , only the mechanical stuff gets maintained when needed , and it gets bounced around in the back of my truck all riding season to be ridden as much as possible ! TIG.
    That's the spirit.

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