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    New Turner Homer cant sleep

    Hi. I'm a soon to be turner owner and I'm new to the turner forums. I can't wait for my new 5.5 spot to arrive. Its due in around a week.

    In the meantime, Here's what I plan to slap on the frame for some rough trailriding, 2-3 foot drops and small air:

    Fox 36 Van 160mm
    Hope ProII with Mavic 321
    2.35 nevegals
    Shimano Hone cranks 36-22-bash
    XO/X9 drivetrain.
    XT brakes with 7inch rotors
    70 or 90mm Thomson stem and DH wide bar.

    My real concern is if the fork will be too tall for the Spot. The bike will see lots of epic climbing, there being no shuttles or lifts where I'm from.

    I'm going crazy drooling over all the fine turners around here. I cant wait....

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    The Vanilla could be too tall for fun climbing. I'd check out the Fox 36 Talas for that application. Great fork.
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    Wow! Congrats on your new Spot! Post pics when the bike is built!

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    go with a Talas 36. While the spot rides well with a 160mm fork but there will be times that the 130mm setting will be useful.
    Last edited by SSINGA; 08-07-2008 at 08:12 PM.
    Nothing to see here.

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    its about time!! cant wait to see your ride built up!! enjoy brah!!

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    get a pike or cancel the 5 Spot and order an RFX for the 36 Van.

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    Thanks everyone. I'll try out the Van first, since I have it already. Then maybe I'll get a van 32 with the 15qr...hmmmm... The RFX is also an option, though I must admit that I'll hardly be able to do the stuff its supposed to do. The Spot is more than enough bike for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeboy
    its about time!! cant wait to see your ride built up!! enjoy brah!!
    Hey Leo, lets ride soon

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    we gots to when i get back!!! youre gonna love it!! post them pics right away brah!!

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    Get the Talas 36. With the fork in the 160mm you have the same geo as a RFX.

    I just got done riding this exact combo for the last 10 months. It was a perfect match.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Leeboy, See you soon bro!

    SSINGA, Thats great news for me. I'll try to swap with a Talas. Otherwise, I think I'll be fine with the fixed 160mm for now. I'm kinda used to the slightly choppered front end anyway.

    Just a few more days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobym2
    Leeboy, See you soon bro!

    SSINGA, Thats great news for me. I'll try to swap with a Talas. Otherwise, I think I'll be fine with the fixed 160mm for now. I'm kinda used to the slightly choppered front end anyway.

    Just a few more days...
    correct... a few more days bro... a few more days...

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    i was kinda suspicious... cobym2... then i scrolled down... i knew it, another Turner from the PI... brought to you by DJPapi himself!

    cheers!

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    Hey Cobym! Welcome to the Forum. And Welcome to the wonderful ride of TURNER!
    Hope to ride with you soon. Also a HOMER from P.I.

    Cheers!

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    Nice to know there are lots of Turner dudes in the PI.

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    elo coby, we'll get our frames this week yipee!. mines going to the altar :bowdown:- next to my toy collection.

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    Problem solved, I think....

    Medium RFX, on the way

    + the DHXCoil and Ti spring from the previous ride....

    = this bike is gonna rock!

    Enjoy, bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle
    Problem solved, I think....

    Medium RFX, on the way

    + the DHXCoil and Ti spring from the previous ride....

    = this bike is gonna rock!

    Enjoy, bro!
    Thanks to you gargoyle, thanks to you.

    Yup. The new spot is now a new medium RFX. Its gonna have a DHX 5.0 with a 450 lb Ti coil from my old bike. Its gonna be colored ?.... I dont know... but who cares what color it is.

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    Glad to know that you HeadTURNERS are happy... just a few more sleeps, peeps!!

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    New Spot owner

    Hey Guys,

    Got a spot in April and am very Happy I did. This is my first post and will post a photo once the bike is done with it's upgrades.

    Late!

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    Great, RP Turner! We'll be watching out for your spot build.

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    yo coby... thats good you decided to get the rfx instead! atleast you can make use of your dhx coil w/ti spring! now its perfect w/ your 36 van.. nice!!!

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    Just got the frame this afternoon. Yahoo!!!!!! I'm going to be up all night building her up!
    Sorry no pics yet. But stay tuned....

    A few notes:

    - The bronze is an amazing color.
    - Weight with stock RP23 - 6.92 lbs.
    - Weight with DHX 5.0 with Ti coil (450lbs) and King headset cups - 7.81 lbs.
    - The seatpost/clamp is a tight tight fit.

    Still cant sleep.

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    Finally done...

    Built her up last night after dinner.

    Cant wait to take her to the mountains.






    Hope ya like it!

    The only fear I have is that the swingarm will hit the FD cage in full travel. Theres a teeny weeny clearance, but I think it will do.

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    Great looking bike! I never would have thought blue and bronze would work together, but it does.
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    yup

    Quote Originally Posted by J.N.
    Great looking bike! I never would have thought blue and bronze would work together, but it does.
    I was leery of the bronze at first, seeing the pics in the turner homepage. My hubs were already blue, so I said, what the heck, I can always repaint anyway. But the pics didnt do justice to the bronze in person. And the blue just adds the right bright accent to the earthy bronze.

    Am I sounding like Martha Stewart already....?

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    finally standin up!! nice brah!!

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    ... glad to see another proud and happy HeadTURNER member in Philippines... Yeah!!! Super nice bike, Coby...

    NOW, GET IT DIRTY!!!

    Cheers BRO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobym2
    Built her up last night after dinner.

    Cant wait to take her to the mountains.


    Hope ya like it!

    The only fear I have is that the swingarm will hit the FD cage in full travel. Theres a teeny weeny clearance, but I think it will do.
    looking good, cobym2!

    since you are running 2x9, you might want to look at the 2-ring SLX FD to see if it provides some extra clearance...

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    leeboy - Thanks bro!

    Crisillo - will definitely check it out. I like to use my granny... a lot!

    emrs - Thanks to you bro! thanks to you...

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    true, bronze is best appreciated up close. at any rate, medy charges between $55-$70 to paint road bikes. it'll probably be less for just a front triangle.

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    NICE! NICE! NICE!

    Now lets ride!

    Later!

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    Well, after two major rides and tweaks here and there, I can finally say....

    I LOVE THIS BIKE!

    Plush!
    Solid handling!
    Traction! Traction!
    and it climbs too!

    What else can I say, xcept... The DW RFX better be really darn incredible to make me move off my 08 RFX!

    I'm getting myself a pair of platform pedals since this bike is pushing me to do gnarlier stuff I dont have the confidence to do clipped in.


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    ei cobs... whats with the water bottle holder... ?

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    Very nice, Coby.

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    Sweet rig dude..
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    Hehe

    Quote Originally Posted by emrs0414
    ei cobs... whats with the water bottle holder... ?
    I'm a thirsty chugger and I usually need a bottle in addition to my 2L camelbak, esp. on epic all-day sufferfests which Saturdays usually turn out to be.

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    My new 08 Spot (size large, Sangria) should be in later this week. Slowly acquiring parts...

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    BTW, is it ok to run around 17-18 mm of sag? The Turner FAQ suggests 20mm of sag for the RFX. I've got a 450 lb Ti coil on it right now that results in around 17-18 mm of sag only. So far, I'm quite content with the ride. Its still trail plush enough but I havent bottomed out yet. I have a 400 lb steel coil that gives 20mm of sag, but I'd really like to use my Ti coil rather than the steel.

    Shock is DHX coil, (unpushed).

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    Very nice bronze RFX! Congrats!

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