Show me your 5 spot !!
I know there have been posts about this before but I thought i would start a new one as Im excited about collecting mine on Saturday(if all goes to plan!)
So post some pics up of your 5 spot.
Also tell me what fork length you run as Im interested in peoples thoughts about the ideal fork length for one !!
StevePosted 4 years ago
Just built mine up and went for my first ride yesterday…awesome frame !
* Frame Size & Color: Large 2009 RAW (was blue) £270 (Including new rebuild kits)
* Rear Shock: RP23 kashima £138 – New
* Fork:Fox Float 140mm £140
* Brakes: SRAM XO £70
* Shifter: XT – £20
* Cranks: FSA K-Force Triple £150 – New
* Rear Derailleur:XTR £65
* Pedals: Crank Brother Candy 3 £20
* Stem: Bontrager RL £12
* Handlebar: FSA XC280 £8
* Seatpost: Thomson Elite £30
* Saddle: Selle Italia SLR £30
* Bottom Bracket: FSA K-Force Ceramic – New with cranks
* Chainring: FSA K-Force – New with cranks
* Cassette: XTR £20
* Headset: M:Force £25
* Grips: Wish I knew, they are great !
* Front Tire: Speed King £20
* Front Rim: Bontrager Rhythm Pro £60 – New
* Front Hub: Bontrager Rhythm Pro – New
* Rear Tire: Nokian £15
* Rear Rim: Bontrager Rhythm Pro £60 – New
* Rear Hub: Bontrager Rhythm Pro – New
*Weight:200lbs with gear
bike weight= ???
Total Build Cost around £1,200
Imminent changes – Tyres and StemPosted 4 years ago
Yeah I did very well on the frame. I spotted a rear triangle with rockers etc on ebay for $70 plus shipping, so gambled that I would be able to pick up a front triangle. Took a couple of months to find, but somebody on here had a spare, and thus a whole frame was born. Took around 3 months from start to finish, but worth it 🙂Posted 4 years agoelliott-20Member
* Frame Size & Color: Medium 2012 RAW
* Rear Shock: Fox RP23
* Fork: Fox Van 2010 140mm
* Brakes: Hope M4 Front – X2 Rear
* Shifter: XT
* Cranks: XT Double and E13 Bash & Heim
* Rear Derailleur: Saint
* Front Derailler: XT
* Pedals: Shimano DX
* Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
* Handlebar: Sunline V1 845
* Seatpost: Thomson Elite
* Saddle: SDG Bel Air
* Bottom Bracket: Hope
* Chainring: Middleburn and XT
* Cassette: XT
* Headset: Hope
* Grips: ODI Rogue
* Front Rim: Mavic XM321
* Front Hub: Hope Pro 2
* Rear Rim: Mavic XM321
* Rear Hub: Hope Sport
* Tyres: Maxxis High Roller / Minion
I’m possibly looking at selling the Vans to fund either some 36’s, ‘Zocchis or Lyriks putting up to 160. I feel it could really benefit from something a little harder-hitting up front but that maybe just because of the way I like to ride it.Posted 4 years ago
How does it ride with the 150mm revs?
Mine is fine at 150mm but I wouldn’t wana go any less as it stil feels a little steep……..only my two penneth worth
I would agree exactly with Trailmoggy. In fact I am just trying an 1deg offset headset, but TBH I think it’s better in std form.
I did think about a 160mm fork but the 150mm rev has been great for everything.
The bike was designed around that length A-C BTWPosted 4 years ago
Ahhh, so what your saying Dave is the mk 1 dw link 5spot has a 69 degree head angle with forks that have a A-C length the same as 150mm revs?
I always thought the mk1 dw link was the same geometry as my old Horst link, which was 69 degree with 130mm forks…..so when every 10mm sets the head angle back roughly a degree it made it 67…..
The new 5spot has a 67 degree head angle with a 150mm length fork…so I thought mine had the same head angle as the new 5spot
It’s probly just me being daft……..Posted 4 years ago
Turner 5.Spot geometry
Head angle 68.6Posted 4 years ago
EFF Seat Angle 72.6
EFF Top Tube 23″
Chainstay 16.9 mm
Bottom Bracket 13.7″
Actual Frame Size (seatube length) 17″
Based on a 525mm axle to crown fork with a 26″x2.3″ tire
See now all the pictures you lot are posting up make you bikes look quite slack at the front whereas the 09 I had felt quite steep.
Im 6 foot 1 and a bit and found the large to short in the top tube even with a 100mm stem, was quite disheartening really as I had saved loads of cash to buy it and had to sell it within 3 weeks as I just couldnt get right on it.
The xl Im getting is near enough the same size wise with my large stumpy ive just sold., not sure what it is with the stumpys, like the look of them but they feel “wooden” if that makes sense whereas even though it was to small the suspension on the 5 spot felt amazing!
here she is/was.
The one im buying has full deore 30 speed, hope wheel and rev 150mm forks, looking forward to getting it now !!Posted 4 years ago
There was a PSA a while ago…Posted 4 years ago
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