Tell me about the Turner 5-Spot please
Up to 2005 they used the patented Horst Link (HL) same as Spescialized FSR etc
2006 onwards the pivot got moved from chainstay to seatstay to circumvent expensive HL license fees – TNT link. Effectively the same as HL but with diferent pivot placement.
2009 onwards are DW link. Total resdesign.Posted 8 years agocooganMember
2006 onwards the pivot got moved from chainstay to seatstay to circumvent expensive HL license fees
Nope, he was only paying a few dollars per frame. Think it was more to do with an ongoing dispute with Tony Ellsworth.
I'm on DW version now from the HL version I had for 5 years. Both fantastic bikes. Too early to say its a big difference as I've only ridden it once in anger. Back end is certainly stiffer that much I have noticed, not that the HL version was exactly flexy. They are expensive frames, can't argue that one, but I wanted one, could afford one, really liked one when I tested it and thats enough justification for me. Best try and get a test before splashing the cash and make your own mind up.Posted 8 years agoheiheiMember
Toons is right – I still own a HL version but rode exensively the DW version before buying one, and it's significantly better. A mate of mine has done the same moving from the TNT version to the DW version after riding mine back-to-back.Posted 8 years ago
Don't get me wrong – the others are good, it's just the DW is a good bit better. All IMHO of course!firestarterSubscriber
i have a tnt and its great cant really tell the difference between it and the hl ive ridden but apparently the tnt is stiffer . Dw is meant to be the dogs danglies but not ridden that i dont like the look of it but i would buy one when i need a new one as the ride is more important than looksPosted 8 years agoshortcutSubscriber
I am still running a HL version and for my money it is an extremely nice frame and very well made. Everything is very straight and nicely built. Pivots are very reliable and bushings last for ages.
I am not prepared or able to enter into a discussion on which is best having only ridden my own.Posted 8 years agoThe BeardMember
I have a TNT 5 Spot which is an awesome bike, it just handles brilliantly. I've got a HL Flux too but there are so many variables between the two bikes I can't really draw andy direct comparison between the two types of linkage. I used to have a DHX Air 5.0 on the spot and I was never really that happy with it, swapped to a RP23 and it's frickin' awesome now. I can't recommend the 5 spot enough.Posted 8 years ago
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