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    Turner 5 spot $3900 is this a good deal

    First off I am buying a sasquatch size bike, it cost an extra $400- larger then the XL ( I am 6'7" 265.

    Fork- Manitou Minute 100/130mm 204
    Brake caliper- Hayeys MAG Brake Kit
    Components- XT
    Wheels- MAvic Crossmax Enduro Disc 2004

    I am upgrading on the wheels which I have to because of my size and weight and getting a pretty good fork, and I think I am saving some money with the XT parts without sacrificing a whole lot. I am really excited about the bike it is beautiful, and I test rode one that was a bit small for me, am I getting an amazing bike or I am buying into the hype.

    Thanks a lot Sam

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    It looks like a fair deal, the XT stuff is great, don't worry about it not being XTR, it won't make a difference. The enduro wheels are a good idea, but for the same money you could get a set of Chris King/Mavic Wheeled rims built that would be just as strong and use easily serviced parts. Most likely they would also be lighter. King Hubsets are known for strenght and reliability and you can match spokes and rims to your riding style.

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    We the people ...

    Yo that sounds like a good build. My spot is in paint shop says turner I ordered it about five weeks ago. I am now counting the minutes.

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    Not bad... My LBS has one on the floor XT kit, Z1 fork, (I forget which cranks) other nice parts... The price tag on it was $3900 as well.

    The XTR stuff is sweet but XT parts work so well, and are much cheaper to replace. Besides the new XT cranks will take a bash guard for the middle ring. The XTR will only take a big ring sized bash guard... I know I'm shopping for a BG now, Warhawk seems the only option for the XTR.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    New to forum but I am digging it. I do agree with the cat about the king wheels. You can choose hub color and type of rims,spokes and nipples. I went with pewter hubs silver 317s with black nips. I also have a xtr-xt mix. I believe that xtr pods and rear derailuer are the way to go. Everything else xt.

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    xtr vs xt cranks

    I have heard some folks mention that the xt cranks are as good as the xtr..maybe better in the case of being able to use a bash guard on the the middle chainring ( the xtr only allows for a big chainring bash guard).

    As far as weight, performance and strength..does anyone know the real difference?

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    long legs on Sasquatch

    Quote Originally Posted by ssjt5858
    First off I am buying a sasquatch size bike, it cost an extra $400- larger then the XL ( I am 6'7" 265.
    I assume you have long legs? Do you plan to run crank arms in standard length? If yes, the BB-height of the Sasquatch (which is the same on all 5-Spot frames sizes) is fine.

    From my point of view, a higher BB-bracket for such a large bike could be an option to prevent from (potentially) longer cranks hitting obstacles on the trail.

    Bernhard
    Last edited by ritzelflitzer; 02-29-2004 at 10:38 PM.

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    Fork?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssjt5858
    First off I am buying a sasquatch size bike, it cost an extra $400- larger then the XL ( I am 6'7" 265.

    Fork- Manitou Minute 100/130mm 204
    Brake caliper- Hayeys MAG Brake Kit
    Components- XT
    Wheels- MAvic Crossmax Enduro Disc 2004

    I am upgrading on the wheels which I have to because of my size and weight and getting a pretty good fork, and I think I am saving some money with the XT parts without sacrificing a whole lot. I am really excited about the bike it is beautiful, and I test rode one that was a bit small for me, am I getting an amazing bike or I am buying into the hype.

    Thanks a lot Sam
    I would suggest a different fork. The minute has the 30mm stanchions and is built a little bit less sturdy than most of the other 125-130mm forks. I would go with the Firefly if you are partial to Manitou but the Fox Vanilla and the good old standard Z1 are more suted to your weight. Might want to consider a thru-axle model also.

    The 5-spot might have you riding places you wouldn't have before.
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