So I have to admit my Turner 5 spot frame is too small for me.
I get the same feeling with my Heckler, feel over the front wheel to much, althought its a large size and I'm 5'11 so its the right size..think thats to do with the Geometry though. Rode a Trex ex 9 and I felt like I was sitting in that and overall more confident inspiring.Posted 8 years ago
Swayndo , hadnt ridden one for about a year before i bought it online, ( 1st mistake) did all the checking of my old frame , book between the legs compared geo but still ended up with the wrong one. I put a layback post on it so its not the tt lenght more the top heavy ride.Posted 8 years agoTeetosugarsSubscriber
flippinheckler – Member
I get the same feeling with my Heckler, feel over the front wheel to much, althought its a large size and I'm 5'11 so its the right size..think thats to do with the Geometry though
So I'm not the only one then???
I really think I should have got a medium Heckler, but comparing it to a medium Hustler it replaced, it semeed the only difference was 1/2" TT length.. so I got a shorter stem.. and a Larger Heckler
Theres' still a voice in the back of my head saying I should have got a medium.. 😐Posted 8 years agoallankellySubscriber
I dunno. I'm 5'7 or 5'8 on a good day, and I'm about to buy a 16" Orange 5. I test-rode a few at Glentress, one visit each (thanks Edinburgh shop The Bike Chain!). I tried an 18" Orange Blood – great, but a downhill rig, and a similar sized Orange ST4. They had their good + bad points. What sold me on the 5 was the versatility (I can climb standing like I do on the SS, and descend like a fat teenager) and the "flick-ability". I think the flick comes from the size.
I felt slightly cramped in the bike, but the flicks sold me.
al.Posted 8 years ago
Bought the frame last year after much deliberation about the size , got a medium spot ( i am 6 foot btw) running a 90mm stem and i never felt quite right . It feels like i am sitting on the bike not in the bike if you know what i mean. Bought a genesis alptitude recently which has futher compounded the problem, its the large with 70 mm stem but just feels so much better. So has anyone else spent a small fortune on the wrong size bike and does anyone want to buy / swap a medium spot?Posted 8 years agofettlingMember
Almost went through the same thing… not sure if it counts.
Ordered a medium Cannondale Taurine on monday, did some calculations based on the geometry and comparing it to my existing giant NRS. Got cold feet and decided it was going to be too small. Phone shop up at the end of the day and thankfully it hadn't been despatched. Cancelled order and ended up buying a Large from Evans.
That shop is a liability though as I had to point out the fact the layback seatpost was laying forward to the sales guy, Doh!
Just about to try out the bike properly. Size feels great though.Posted 8 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I've never found 'the one' top tube/stem combination that fits me, but im farly versatile.
My XC bike is a cannondale 18" (23.3) with 110mm stem, perfect for XC.
My trail bike is a DMR switchback (22.5" TT) with 90mm stem, plannong on replacing it, but not sure what with (23" TT, 12" BB, short stays, 68/69 head angle, 130mm fork, anyone?)
Other bikes have been a 20" carrera fury (21.5! TT WTF?) with a 110mm stem, which was just wierd, the new carrera geometry is pretty sorted though IMO.
DMR trailstar, awesome bike, but couldnt even go jumping on it, the 21.5TT is just too cramped so had to run 90mm XC/trail stems!
Sanderson 18", similar gemoetry to the cannondale, will ultimately replace it once I've finalised its build.
Although much as I like the look of steel bikes the Cannondale is growing on me, it's just so brutaly rigid that you can almost love it for it, whereas a 25-27lb trail bike takes a bit of a heave to get moving up a steep incline, this feels like you could do the whole thing with a flick of the ankles.Posted 8 years agodr.jugglesMember
stonemonkey, glad to hear that you got your front triangle aswell 🙂
i hope it was a good swap for both of us … the medium front triangle looks ridiculously small compared to my former large.
i am 6ft1" but i felt a bit uncomfy on the large frame – the top tube always was a bit too long for my taste. for long xc rides it was nice but for short fun rides i prefer a shorter tt and more ball clearance.
has anybody reading this a 2004 Turner Burner frame for sale?
looking for one to build me a xc ride.
@daj – i also have some older GT zaskars from the mid 90ies. you cant compare the old geo / angles with modern rides. the old bikes, especially GT had that racing geo where you are lying on the bike, real uphill racing position and with the modern fully rides you feel like sitting in your TV chair so comfy.
but honestly the mid 90ies bikes looked way better … for me 🙂
cheers from rainy germanyPosted 8 years ago
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