- Intense Tracer or Turner 5 spot frame?
INtense 5.5 doesn’t like 160mm forks according to Intense.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve had a 5.5 and have a DW spot. The DW spot is a good bit better however you can get 5.5’s very reasonably as they’re no longer made.
I’d look at the Tracer 2 if keen on an Intense.
Otherwise get a Yeti SB66 or Knolly Chilcotin depending on your preference on uphill/downhill performance.CaptainMainwaringMember
SC Blur LT2 – 6.6lbs. 160mm forks are part of the standard build options so within warranty. Or a Nomad at 6.97lbs which will take up to 180mm forks.
If you are flush with cash the LTc weighs 6.0lbs or the carbon Nomad 6.06lbs.
Not sure why you would want a low BB on a bike that takes 160mm forks? If you need that much travel surely you want good ground clearance so you can get over stuff?Posted 6 years ago
Ok, this is what I’m looking for:
Circa 6inch travel.
Lightish frame- upto 7lb max.
Low bottom bracket (low-slung weight to reassure me). This is worrying as the Tracer is supposed to be quite ‘high’ at almost 14”? 😮
Able to take 160mm forks within warranty.
Should I also look at the Intense 5.5?Posted 6 years agoKryton57Subscriber
I own a Tracer.
Look for 2010 frames, they are corrected with regard to the “breaking” rear triangle, and the alignment issue shouldnt be there.
V strong frame with excellent riding abilities and build potential, will go to 160mm fork as standard & has the 1.5 headtube to boot.
If your buying new, The Tracer 2 is a better bet, but you’ll pay for it of course.Posted 6 years agonick1962Member
Rides well and looks great IMHO ,(the tubes are a work of art )and half the price of the others.Brant never seems to be off his….Posted 6 years ago
Works well with air shocks/fork for All Mountain riding and just as well with coil for more heavy duty riding
I can’t believe that these haven’t all been sold yet…no idea what the warranty is now it’s with On One
Quality comment from another forum that I came across (5 spot or Epifanny)
If impeccable build quality, unmatched customer service, and a superior ride and feel are even the slightest bit important to you…then this is a one bike list.
If none of that matters to you, get the Ellsworth
Gee’ its the carbon sections in the rear-stays that worry me.Posted 6 years agovondallySubscriber
if you are looking for a ‘bbig bike’that will climb a bit and then descend
Yeti ASR7 really misunderstood really stable bike and techinically a great climber
Titus …..had the supermoto and it was great el gaupo lighter but still as good
Maverick ML8 outstanding climber, great singletrack and forest
All cheap in comparision to Tracer but
Personally not got on with DW links but
Turner 5 class bike
Intenses I had in the day tracer/uzzi broke enough said,
HAd a Blut lt mk 2 did not like at all and bought it being a heckler and santa cruz fan
I would have liked to had a g onPosted 6 years ago
Ventana el terromoto and
Knolly…car park rode one thought it was intresting.
Yeh, watch out.
Turner 5 spots can be terrifying to ride, especially if you arent an experienced bike handler. I think alot of 2010 5 spot riders train on motocross bikes, as they’re the closest thing in terms of ride and feel. They are like nothing else.
I’m only kidding!
Its just a push bike, I imagine it will ride very similarly to all the others.Posted 6 years ago
Question- I need to get a PM to PM adaptor for a 203mm rotor on the rear but Superstar only offer a front (and I probably can’t use on the rear as the rear frame spacing looks quite wide)
Anywhere else I can source one from?
Edit (different brake but same principle)
“Post Mount rear Hope M$4
I have a new Turner 5 spot frame with post mount rear brake fittings.
What adapters do I need for a Hope M4 with “
“you need a 183 post fork to post brake adapter for a 183 rotor on the rear of a DW 5.Spot – the rear post mounts are the same sizing as a fork post mount”
– This is true?Posted 6 years ago
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