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  • Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Burner for me. I’ve just built one up for a friend. Very nice.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I’d buy the Burner though I suspect you’d maybe be a bit overbiked a lot of the time.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    I thought this was going to be about timeless English landscapes.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Flux 27.5…imo 120mm of travel would be enough for this: general trail, trailcentre use and 24hr events

    Personally I want one as I reckon it would be spot on for the Surrey Hills

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    Burner for me. Just priced one up but Silverfish are out of size small in orange and no word of when they’ll get more

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Personally I want one as I reckon it would be spot on for the Surrey Hills

    That’s ironic, I actually want a Burner for when I’m not riding in Surrey. I find a HT does me fine for home rides, tho I’m not into the jumps over Winterfold way.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    @simwit there are more options for 650b trail bikes popping up all the time. The Kona Process ’14 has caught my eye recently.

    remoterob
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    Would a Czar make an ok trail bike?

    robinlaidlaw
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    I’m on a 5 Spot at the moment, so it’d be a Burner for me, but the new Pivot Mach 6 is looking very good too.

    Premier Icon jameso
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    I rode a new 5-spot briefly on familar trails. Impressed. Great suspension, really efficient on climbs and better angles than the old one. Based on that, if I was after a susser now the Burner would be high on the list.

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    mattjg – Member
    I’d buy the Burner though I suspect you’d maybe be a bit overbiked a lot of the time.

    But on the basis I can ride a rigid singlespeed, I’d cope fine with being under biked for a little of the time (the yeti is fitted with a 120mm front end)…

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    yeah I do that too

    anything more than rigid singlespeed is overbiked, which is another way of saying the concept is nonsense

    Burner’s on my want list at the mo

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    So if you were buying one now for general trail, trailcentre use and 24hr events, which would you buy? Flux 27.5, or sultan 29, or a Burner?

    It’s likely to be my last ever MTB (honest) and is my dream bike, yet might replace an ASR5, which i am very happy with so has a lot to live up to.

    Premier Icon vondally
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    Having owned turner HL xce/rfxs/flux and DW flux I have just bought a second hand turner sultan frame (a complete whim and to use up the shed parts 8)), first ride today and in the afterglow of it being a blast on downs and singletrack and very capable on the ups( The sultan reminds me most of my xce in the day) I would say a Sultan for general trail duties and riding but my Rocky mountain element 29er is better for 24hr and races.

    I do like 29ers for being stable/faster and generally more comfortable, I sold the DW flux as I did not like the feel of the suspension nor the bike, set up 120mm at the front.

    Learnt a lot on air pressure and the sultan feels more progressive in its travel and with 120 mm Fox Talas is nicely balanced.

    Finally imho Sultan

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    I had my heart set on a Burner when I come to replace my 5 Spot,

    but I must admit the 1lbs saving and still having the ability to run 140mm fork on the Flux is getting the more likely choice.

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    It’s not a good time to be buying your last ever MTB I wouldn’t have thought. Nothing against 27.5 or 29 as wheel sizes in theory, but both are new enough that the geometry is likely to evolve a bit more over the next few years I’d have thought. So whatever you buy now you may want to change in a few years, but then I guess that’s always the case.

    Oh and if we’re going to have a timeless English landscape, let’s at least make it a Turner 🙂

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Good point rover pig. I was just looking at discount 26″ flux frames, thinking the back end would be better than the yeti’s. however, the yeti with medium/ max pro pedal would be firmer for the events…. With the option to be fully bouncy for the downs….

    Premier Icon bigdean
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    A long travel sultan but they dont do one. Keep thinking of replacing my 5spot with a burner but idealy would like more than 140mm rear travel.

    Premier Icon Simwit
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    @mattjg, I realise that there is an ever growing choice out there but the Turner really caught my eye for a n+1 purchase if you know what I mean.

    wrecker
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    No more 5spots or 26 flux’s knocking around cheap?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    There’s some flux frames on CRC as long as you are 6’5″…

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    @sim yeah of course, I could go n+10 at the moment

    put down the credit card and walk away Matt

    dickie
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    I’ve DW Flux & 5 Spot, so for me I would love to go n-1 to replace both with a 27.5 DW Flux.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Are you selling Dickie?

    wrecker
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    I recently sold my 2011 raw. It was lovely. Brand new revs. Pro2/arch (brand new rims), Thomson, XT 2×10, haven carbons. Went for £1500 I the end.

    dickie
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    @Kryton – which?
    (email in profile)

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Simwit, it was a small orange burner I built up this weekend. The friend I built it for it absolutely loving it, best bike she’s ever had.

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    @onzadog – ooh ya wee monkey, was that my frame?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    What’s gone is gone dood. Pls get a Kona Process 135. And then report back if it’s good.

    Premier Icon Simwit
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    Aargh why won’t my post edit?

    It was also meant to ask if you had any pics of the build? I would be very interested to see them.

    Premier Icon Simwit
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    @mattjg, no sorry fella, just doesn’t do it for me.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Rocky Mountain Altitude? Intense Tracer 275?

    wrecker
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    Having owned a 5 spot and a blur LTc, I’d by a solo.
    The spot was good, but the LTc is very special.

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    The new Burner is a blast, but it sounds like the Flux (maybe with a 140mm fork to get the BB up) might be a better choice come race day. Besides, it’s 3/4lb lighter.

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    Simwit, I tried. Uploaded the pic to tiny, generated the url but for some reason, it wouldn’t let me copy that link to paste here. Might be because I’m on a phone rather than a computer.

    Fortunately, I’m better at building bikes than I am working computery stuff.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Seat post is much lower now and all spacers have been removed from above and below the stem.

    matther01
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    That looks the onzadog bolx.

    Any chance of the full spec, onza ( and weight)?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    That, is nice….. *want*

    Premier Icon Simwit
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    Damn it that looks good, it’s certainly not dissuading me from wanting one. Was that built using Turners build kit or a custom spec?

    the wanderer
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    If I was choosing between either the Burner, new Flux or Sultan. I would:

    – Get the Burner if I wanted to do any lift accessed riding / Alpine riding

    – Otherwise I’d get the flux as I think with my riding style, I would prefer the smaller wheels over the Sultan’s 29″ers.

    Personally, I won’t be parting with my spot any time soon though, it’s ace.

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