Allegedly this was built for Mrs Turner but I’ve never been able to establish if that’s true. It is however a custom Extra-Small. Fitted by 11 year old daughter at 5ft and she’s outgrown it at about 5ft 5.
It is a raw finish and polishes up really nicely. It rides ‘like a turner’ which if you haven’t had one is best described as ‘brilliant’ Climbs well, digs in for traction, lovely and balanced in the singletrack and a hoot downhill. I’ve ridden it a few times (obviously it’s tiny for a 6 footer) and never come back without a grin on my face.
Rear travel is about 5 inches, front is currently 4. It’d take a bigger fork as the frame is very robust. Weight with the air shock is 28lbs. I’ll include a Vanilla R with a couple of springs if anyone fancies it as a park bike. Which it’d also be fab at.
Frame: 13.5inch (mail me for all measurements) RAW 5-Spot frame
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber 2003 100mm (still works superbly)
Wheels: Mavic 223s with Conti Vert Pros
Brakes: Hope Mono Mini, 160mm both ends
Transmission: LX cranks and shifters, XT mechs. 3 x 9.
Seatpost: Thomson 27.2 / 400mm
Stem: Superstar 60mm
Bars: Shimano Pro
Everything works perfectly with loads of wear left in all components, recently changed gear inners and outers, new brake hose and bleed.
Things to note: there’s a dent in the top tube which was there when the previous owner had it. Never shown any sign of getting bigger/cracking/etc. Pic below. Everyone who has looked at it feels the same as me – it’s not an issue.
Lower headset bearing is a bit grumbly and could do with replacing and there’s a bit of a rumble (but no play and it spins for ever) from the rear wheel.
I really hope it can go to a good home. We’ve had loads of fun on it and my daughter has now moved onto a 2004 17in burner ☺
I dare not work out what it cost me. Selling it for £500 if we can meet and a bit more if I have to pack it up and post it.
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