- Time to move on from the 5 spot?
2004 (I think) HL 5spot here…
No real desire to change what is still a brilliant bike. I feel it’s quite unusual in that it hasn’t dated either, they just look like a bike
Maybe you wouldn’t regret selling it, if it doesn’t get ridden much then you might be bored of it but if it’s difficult for you to get frames that fit it would be daft to sell it
I’m not one for change for changes sake though…!!Posted 5 years agokhaniMember
I had a H/L spot since 03, moved on to a 29er ht a couple of years ago and really liked em, then got a 29 full suss when wiggle were clearing Titus rockstars for £660 with an RP23,Posted 5 years ago
I kept the spot frame though, they’re still superb frames and even now there’s not really anything much better with 26inch wheels and similar travel IMO.
I built it back up not long ago with nos Z1’s and parts bin/classifieds bits and every now and then it makes a nice change and still brings a smile to my face..
So go and try a 29er by all means, but keep the spot frame as well.KingofBiscuitsMember
@esher shore What size is that Stumpy?
Really tempted by the Stumpy FSR Expert Carbon Evo 29er. Currently have a Yeti ASR5C and a Cotic Solaris. Love the fast, light, stiff, aggressive nature of the Yeti. Love the big wheel feel and benefits of the Solaris and believe the Stumpy would be the best of both bikes consolidated.
As you can tell I’m trying to talk myself out of it 🙂
Mate has a ’11 5 Spot. He had the HL 5 Sport before it. Think he’s tempted by the Burner.Posted 5 years agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
In the same vein I’ve had
05 HL Spot
07 TNT RFX
11 DW Spot
12 DW Sultan
The Sultan is an XL with E13 TRS+ wheels, 140mm Pikes, Reverb and XT everything else. Weighs about 31.5, fits better then any of the others, long chainstays are probably in proportion on an XL, can’t say I’ve had any issue with them. Loved them all (mainly loved the RFX on the one week it spent in the Alps, too much for my riding in the SE) but the Sultan is defo my favourite. Bet the carbon FSR is a great bike too (in fact my brother has one but I haven’t ridden it yet) and a couple of lbs lighter but the Turner customer service is a huge plus for me too.Posted 5 years agorickonSubscriber
Weighs more than a small family car.
Pfffft. I’ve got a 2011 DW Spot and Sultan, built to a very similar spec, and they both weight almost identical.
Low weight != Better bike.
My Spot rides loads better weighing a bit more, and the parts last a lot longer than the lightweight expensive tat I used to use.
I’d upgrade to a Burner from the Spot at some point, but the cost of new wheels, tyres and forks is just not worth it – and I don’t really like the kit off the peg for the full bike.Posted 5 years ago
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