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    ... and if we just ... My Next HardTail Will Be a Turner

    ...........spotted this SO pic on HCOR courtesy of Yeti...not sure if it will ever see production or was just a one off for a sponsored racer



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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    ...........spotted this SO pic on HCOR courtesy of Yeti...not sure if it will ever see production or was just a one off for a sponsored racer
    Would I buy one?

    Why, yes. Yes I would!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Apparently DT likes to singlespeed and would supposedly have a hardtail out if it weren't for the "Suspension" in the "Turner Suspension Bicycles" company title.

    Take it how you may.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Apparently DT likes to singlespeed and would supposedly have a hardtail out if it weren't for the "Suspension" in the "Turner Suspension Bicycles" company title.

    Take it how you may.
    The more I hear about Mr T, the more I like him :^) Met him once at a UK bike show (must've been about 8 or 9 years ago - very down-to-earth and friendly).

    I've singulated my Manitou HT - a real blast for short rides

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    Deano, you're the one! I was trying to remember who around here was a Manitou HT rider. I'll post up a shot of mine if you want to do yours. Perhaps the finest hardtail ever produced. They were really ahead of their time and have some extremely Turneresque qualities like oversize tubes, tasteful machining, square chain and seat stays, radically sloping top tube, etc...

    I only use mine for touring now. Singlespeeding it sounds sort of tempting, though our trails are pretty rough and I just can't see riding a hardtail offroad anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Apparently DT likes to singlespeed and would supposedly have a hardtail out if it weren't for the "Suspension" in the "Turner Suspension Bicycles" company title.

    Take it how you may.

    Put a suspension fork on the front, and it will be a suspension cycle.

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    Manitou HT...

    Yup, it's me alright :^)

    A great bike - I'll never be parted from it. I did think it was a goner a few years ago, when I stripped it for respray to find two of the three CNC 'bars' of the drive-side dropout had snapped clean through! I got Dave Yates (excellent British frame builder) to weld her up with plates in the fancy CNC holes, then respray in matte black. I had new graphics cut and now she lives again. For short rides (up to 2 hours) the 1 gear is fine and the long post/SDG Grandeprix make it almost comfy

    It's the classic 32:16 which luckily needs no tensioner
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    Fresh from the respray...

    This was almost 2 years ago...
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