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  • wrecker
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    INtense 5.5 doesn’t like 160mm forks according to Intense.
    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.

    sambob
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    Mojo HD160?

    ChunkyMTB
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    Intense are hit and miss on the frame alignment front….

    Premier Icon Stopadoodledoo
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    Why don’t you just stick with your SX or get a 2011 Enduro, so when you invariably change your mind about it in 2 months time (or claim that it feels ‘dead’), you won’t have spunked as much cash away?

    Sure, the SX is heavy but you push up most hills anyway

    hora
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    Sambob you continue to work hard academically, I didn’t so can’t afford a Mojo 😉

    wrecker
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    That medium 5.5 will be far too small for you anyway.

    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?

    bluebird
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    Intense are hit and miss on the frame alignment front….

    What he said. Intense frames can ride very well, but the QC is iffy to say the least. I’m not saying don’t get one, but check the frame for alignment thoroughly before handing over your cash.

    Premier Icon binners
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    If you buy the same bike as mine I will seriously physically damage you.

    I’m not joking either

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Having owned an Intense (2 off) and a Turner, Turner every time (simply because it’s not broken and I’ve been trying for 6 years).

    MRanger156
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    I’m in a similar position and am thinking:

    Transition Covert
    Orange Alpine
    SC Butcher
    Commencal Meta AM
    SB66 if I had the money

    Turner all the way. You get a good warranty and a straight frame.

    hora
    Member

    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?

    hora
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    Riding the SX up mam tor then mam tor old rode I cursed the 10lb frame weight and 2.5 supertacky tyre…

    Saing that if it was a large frame I’d have been happy as larry’. A medium had me over the front too much 🙁

    Binners I would not buy a lady-blue intense frame 😉

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    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.

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Mate has just bought a 5 spot to replace a Yeti and he is very happy with it.

    Premier Icon Stopadoodledoo
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    Did you leave the High Roller Super Tacky on that James gave you in Morzine? No wonder it was hard work, you buffalo headed freak.

    nick1962
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    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….
    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

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FRTITELGALURS/titus-el-guapo-frame-and-monarch-shock

    geetee1972
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    Hora did you now fancy Infidel’s Yeti 575?

    You could add the Nicolai Helius AM to your list. I’m coming up to the Peak on the weekend of September 3rd. If you’d like to have a go on my AM I’d be happy to let you.

    hora
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    Yip I’m really looking forward to getting that beast off

    brant
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    There will be a used El Guapo going on on-one soon. As I just got my first 2012/2013 sample built 🙂

    Really like them.

    hora
    Member

    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.

    Johnbot
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    I own a tracer, 160mm up front and want for no other bike.

    hora
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    Johnny? Your a seriously capable rider whereas I’m nervous/need a slacker/reassuring frame plus the 5 new at 999 isn’t far off a used Tracer…

    Bought and collected 🙂

    Premier Icon vondally
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    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 on
    Ventana el terromoto and
    Knolly…car park rode one thought it was intresting.

    Digger90
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    Hora – if I’m reading your post right, welcome to the world of Turner ownership. I’m on my sixth Turner now. I’ve bought, ridden, and sold plenty of other bikes alongside them, but they are always something special.

    Post some pics up when you get it.

    Oh god. Does this mean I have to sell mine now? 🙁

    hora
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    Digger collected and built. Just need a post-post rear brake adaptor and saw off part of the front mech then fit.

    Scienceofficer classifieds ——————————>

    What did you get?

    I assume with the post to post adaptor and front mech comment, its a Turner DW 5 spot

    ajr
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    All new 2012 Ventana El Ciclon.

    hora
    Member

    All new 2012 Ventana El Ciclon.

    Will it be £999? :mrgreen:

    £999!

    geetee1972
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    Hora that’s amazingly cheap for a new 5-Spot.

    It must be the ‘old’ geometry right, i.e. before the slackened things off a little?

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting there is anything wrong with the ‘old’ geometry; just that it might explain why it’s so cheap.

    hora
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    Not sure but with 160mm forks it’ll slacken it anyway.

    traildog
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    Personally, if I was a slower nervous rider that you say you are (and perhaps I am), I wouldn’t got for a 160mm travel machine as they scare the s–t out of me. Bikes like this are very fast.

    hora
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    Its a bicycle not a Grandnational-bred steed 😉

    Premier Icon lowey
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    They are the 2010 models. They need to be ridden hard to get the best out of them. Mince on this frame and it will bite you. (speaks from harsh experience).

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    Get one bought at that price.

    Especially as they are in the nicest colour they do.

    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.

    hora – Member
    Not sure but with 160mm forks it’ll slacken it anyway.

    And you can always slacken it by a further 1.5 degrees with a HAS if you feel the need.

    hora
    Member

    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)

    http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=57&products_id=359

    Anywhere else I can source one from?

    Edit (different brake but same principle)

    From Wiggle
    “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 “

    Answer
    “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?

    ChunkyMTB
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    The front adapter will fit the rear. It’s the same.

    Why 203 on the back though?

    hora
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    Dunno, POWA!

    ChunkyMTB
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    well anyway… front PM adapters fit the rear

    Premier Icon binners
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    Oi monkey boy! You going to have it built for Sunday? We’re doing a run from here if you fancy it? I do fancy witnessing the first time you bin it 😀

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