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    A New Homer


    Hi there.
    Soooo. . . I'm the happy recipient of a 2011 Turner 5 spot. I was awarded this frame as the "trailworker of the year" for 2010 / 2011 trail work season by the San Diego Mountain Bike Association ( SDMBA - San Diego Mountain Biking Association )
    Quite an honor I must say. To do this justice I'm building this up with some pretty nice parts. I'll insert pictures here as I progress. Hopefully I'll have it up and going this coming week.
    Look for pics and updates. . . .
    Nice to be part of the Homer club. I'll take pics of it on my couch asap.
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    Congrats and thanks for putting in the time to work on the trails.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Lucky!

    Well, I guess it's not luck if you earned it. Way to go & welcome to the homerland.

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    Homer whether you wanted to be or not. I think you'll come to like it.
    Thanks for the trail work.
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    Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevmortensen View Post

    Hi there.
    Soooo. . . I'm the happy recipient of a 2011 Turner 5 spot. I was awarded this frame as the "trailworker of the year" for 2010 / 2011 trail work season by the San Diego Mountain Bike Association ( SDMBA - San Diego Mountain Biking Association )
    Quite an honor I must say. To do this justice I'm building this up with some pretty nice parts. I'll insert pictures here as I progress. Hopefully I'll have it up and going this coming week.
    Look for pics and updates. . . .
    Nice to be part of the Homer club. I'll take pics of it on my couch asap.
    Pics on the couch, please.

    Oh, and once you get some time on it, let us know how it compares to your Chumba - although I think I already know the answer.

    Congrats and good job!

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    Congrats Kev and a big thanks to Turner Bikes and DT for supporting SDMBA! We'll have to do a Crestridge Homer ride once your bike is built and the weather cools.

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    Good for you! And thanks for hooking up the trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdmoondogg View Post
    Congrats Kev and a big thanks to Turner Bikes and DT for supporting SDMBA! We'll have to do a Crestridge Homer ride once your bike is built and the weather cools.
    Sounds Good.
    We'll have a handful of trail re-routes again this year so we'll get in a ride after a work day for sure!
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    Way to support your local trailbuilders/advocacy organization, DT!

    Sick award, Kev!

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    It's not built yet?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Can't wait to see it when it is!
    Our group needs another homer. Too many VPP's, not enough Turner's...

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    WOW!!!!!
    I took it out for it's first ride today and this bike is absolutely AMAZING.
    I've owner near a dozen bikes, and have ridden for 15 years, this is without a doubt the BEST bike I have ever ridden. I've always sworn by the 4 bar linkage, the DW link has it beat hands down.
    Here's some specs and pics.
    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: 2011 5 Spot
    * Rear Shock: Yes it has one
    * Fork: Lyric 160 2- step air converted to coil and PUSHed
    * Brakes: Hope X2 with Red upgrades
    * Shifter: Sram X0
    * Cranks: Truvativ Noir Carbon
    * Chainguide: NA
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X0 Black Box
    * Pedals: Shimano
    * Stem: Straightline SSC 50 mil in PINK
    * Handlebar: Sunline 745
    * Seatpost: SUnline
    * Saddle: Specialized
    * Bottom Bracket: King - RED
    * Chainring: stock
    * Cassette: SRam PG990 11-32
    * Headset: Cane Creek 110 40
    * Grips: ODI
    * Front Tire: Hutchinson tubeless
    * Front Rim: No Tubes ZTR FLow - WHite w/ red nipples and black spokes
    * Front Hub: Hope pro2 evo
    * Rear Tire: Hutchinson tubeless
    * Rear Rim: No Tubes ZTR FLow - WHite w/ red nipples and black spokes
    * Rear Hub: Hope pro2 evo

















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    Quote Originally Posted by kevmortensen View Post
    WOW!!!!!
    I took it out for it's first ride today and this bike is absolutely AMAZING.
    I've owner near a dozen bikes, and have ridden for 15 years, this is without a doubt the BEST bike I have ever ridden. I've always sworn by the 4 bar linkage, the DW link has it beat hands down.
    Here's some specs and pics.
    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: 2011 5 Spot
    * Rear Shock: Yes it has one
    * Fork: Lyric 160 2- step air converted to coil and PUSHed
    * Brakes: Hope X2 with Red upgrades
    * Shifter: Sram X0
    * Cranks: Truvativ Noir Carbon
    * Chainguide: NA
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X0 Black Box
    * Pedals: Shimano
    * Stem: Straightline SSC 50 mil in PINK
    * Handlebar: Sunline 745
    * Seatpost: SUnline
    * Saddle: Specialized
    * Bottom Bracket: King - RED
    * Chainring: stock
    * Cassette: SRam PG990 11-32
    * Headset: Cane Creek 110 40
    * Grips: ODI
    * Front Tire: Hutchinson tubeless
    * Front Rim: No Tubes ZTR FLow - WHite w/ red nipples and black spokes
    * Front Hub: Hope pro2 evo
    * Rear Tire: Hutchinson tubeless
    * Rear Rim: No Tubes ZTR FLow - WHite w/ red nipples and black spokes
    * Rear Hub: Hope pro2 evo

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    NICE!

    I suspected you might be impressed with the DW link.

    Glad to hear you're stoked on the bike and great job on the trail work.

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    A HUGE Thanks to Dave Turner for sponsoring the SDMBA and providing this frame. It's nice to have these types of sponsors on our team.
    RIDE 'TILL YOU PUKE

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    Looks fantastic! I for one hope the grey ano is still an option for 2012.

    I must say the big ring does look a bit out of place on such an aggressive rig. If you feel you need it more power to you, I'm just not used to seeing 'em on anything other than XC race bikes.
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    Nice build Kev! Just need to add a Reverb or another drop post. How do you like the Lyric?

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    Push is offering service on the Lyrik now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclekittykiller View Post
    Push is offering service on the Lyrik now?
    I don't know what they currently offer, however back when they did this fork, they switched it from air to coil, removed the flood gate, and tuned it.

    @ Moondog - It's great. Love the height adjustment for climbing. and it's pretty well dialed for soaking everything up.
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    So it's been 2 months on this new 5-spot and I have to say - Best bike I've ever owned. The climbing is amazing, but the descending is just unreal. The suspension feels bottomless, and it just tracks so well. Turner really knocked it out of the park with this bike.
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    Just came across this thread. Nice build Kev, and thanks for all your trail work in the SD area.

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