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    Just bought my first Turner 5 Spot! :)

    Hey,

    Just purchased a Large 05 Turner 5 spot. Very happy apart from maybe thinking ive got a too smaller frame.

    Im 6ft3, maybe a shade over. Do you think the frame will be too small?

    Looking at the pdfs of geometery, here is a run down of the 09/05 5 spots.

    09 Turner 5 spot geometry:

    L XL

    Virtual TT -23.6 -24.2
    Seat Tube -19 -21
    Head Tube -5.3 -5.9
    Standover -31 -32


    05 Turner 5 spot geometry:

    L XL

    Virtual TT -23.9 -24.8
    Seat Tube -19.5 -22
    Head Tube -5 -6
    Standover -32 -33

    As you can see the TT on a 09 XL is only 0.3 bigger than a large from 05. Im i safe in thinking i should be fine. Have always preferred smaller frames aswell so i can chuck it about a bit better.

    If anyone has any experiences i would be very gratefull if you could talk about them. Cheers!

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    Thermal, it is likely that Turner and most of this board will recommend that a 6'3" rider be on the XL in most cases. For instance, I'm 6'0" with 34" inseam, and fit perfectly on a L Spot and L Flux.

    Per the 05 Turner catalog link below, a XL Spot is recommended for rider heights 6'2" to 6"4", with 6"5" and up going on a XXL or sasquatch.

    http://www.turnerbikes.com/Catalog/Turner2005old.pdf

    Do a few searches, you will find a few good threads on this specific topic. Even if you prefer the smaller frame for flickability, it seems like most taller riders are at the limits of cockpit setup, even with layback posts, seats all the way back, and longer stems.

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    Im a hair under 6'0" and ride a large. I think it will be too small IMO.

    Cheers

    Buzz

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    Ok, thats annoying as ive bought it. My fault entirely! Will see if the guy will offer it up on 2nd chance. If so then i will cancel, if not then im stuck with it. Can always build it up and see for myself if its too small.

    Cheers for your input guys!

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    Definitely a large is too small on an 09 - you'll need a long post and a 130 mm stem! DT sized the 09s so a 5' 11" person would be squarely on a Large. I think it's dubious if a pre 09 Large Spot is big enough for you. This has been discussed here a lot. Hopefully you can make it work! I think a 23.6 TT would be a Medium in most brands.

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    I have an 08 spot in a large and i am 6ft1.5 and find it perfect.I think you could do with an xl but you could always try it and see what you think.
    Last edited by norcosam; 03-09-2009 at 01:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermaltake
    Just bought my first Turner 5 Spot!
    The operative word being "first".

    Ruined for life now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermaltake
    Ok, thats annoying as ive bought it. My fault entirely! Will see if the guy will offer it up on 2nd chance. If so then i will cancel, if not then im stuck with it. Can always build it up and see for myself if its too small.

    Cheers for your input guys!
    I'm 6'3" and ride a Large 2006 5spot. I actually demo'd an XL three different times because I was POSITIVE that XL "should be" the right size for me. I hated the fit of the XL, mainly the standover was redonkulously high. So I went with the L and love the fit, even though I show a little more post than I care to.

    Just make sure you get a 400mm(or longer) seatpost and don't cut it.

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    If I were purchasing an 05 then I would choose large and I am nearly the same height.

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    You should be just fine on that large spot-just build er up and ride.
    Too wet to ride!

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    I'm 6'2" and had a '04 Lg Spot then switched to a '07 XL.
    It's a LOT bigger. Be mindful of the kind of riding you intend. I like the XL for cranking out the singletrack but the Lg was a lot more fun to whip around and get techy with... Easier to lean over b/c I could get lower over the seat when it was dropped so I could corner more aggressively.

    Both suit me well, and I have Highline to rail on so I'm happy with the light trail/crankfest oriented XL. If it were my one bike I'd probably prefer the Large.

    "Thermaltake" isn't that the CPU cooler company?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla

    "Thermaltake" isn't that the CPU cooler company?
    i have the same username for all the messageboards i use. Keeps it easy that way.

    Im into my computers and electronical items....

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    Yep you're done.

    I got my first Turner this past x-mas, been loving every second of it, and to be honest I don't think I will be looking at any other brand of FS bikes. I've become such a better rider since I have gotten the bike, its been ridiculous. It has also made me more aware of my riding and how my bike acts.

    Enjoy!

    Give it a go, and if you dont like it, youll be able to find another frame eventually.
    2006 Turner 5 Spot
    2007 Trek 2100 ZR

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    5 spot

    Hi
    If it is to small let me know I,m looking fir a 5 spot
    Thanks idlewilddr@gmail.com

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    Assuming that you're normally proportioned and your style is XC-AM, XL is the optimum size for you. You're right in the middle of Turner's 5 Spot XL.

    Height VTT (XL)
    6'2".... 24.8 in
    6'3".... 24.8 in
    6'4".... 24.8 in

    Anyone taller than 6'4 1/2" should consider an XXL. I've had too many bikes that were too small. One of my next bikes will be an XXL Sultan.

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    Sweet, build it up and see if it fits. If not sell to idlewild.
    fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch where it itches.

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