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    Question about Turners HL dropouts (on 5 Spot)

    My lurker friend Nels will probably laugh at me for this; but, why did Turner use the machined out dropouts with triangulated members instead of just having it as one solid piece? If for weight, is that really saving any practical amount of weight anyway?

    I've heard no one has any problems with those droputs but seems the solid (such as are on the new Non-HL frames) would be stronger?

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    They looked good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98
    If for weight, is that really saving any practical amount of weight anyway?
    It all adds up.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I can't recall ever reading about dropouts breaking...ever. It looks better (IMO) and is enough grams lighter to help keep the overall package weight down, while it's not a big deal it makes for a good spec, which is one of the first things people look at. So why not?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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