Turner 5 spot
They're good, although the looks are bit of an aquired taste. IMHO the DW link is one of the best suspension designs out there, being both plush whilst at the same time being taught under pedaling, so it sprints well. It also climbs well, as the DW supports the rear of the bike, meaning you don't need to run travel-adjust forks.Posted 8 years ago
Downsides? Well the 69deg head angle is quite steep compared to some other AM bikes with similar travel so it's not a bike that encourages loony behaviour, although the bike is beefy enough to take it. It's also not as light as things like the Ibis Mojo, so unlikely to satisfy weight weenies.
I'm a very pleased owner of a turner 5 spot (bought 2nd hand). It has bailed me out of sticky situations including jumping stream accidentally (it could have been very messy). I find it climbs fairly well and the suspension is superb.Posted 8 years ago
I had a titus motolite before and the Turner is by far the better bike. I would definitely get another one.cooganMember
Superb bike. Have a HL verison and wish my DW verison would hurry the **** up. 1 month + of waiting. Worth it though.
£1500 here:Posted 8 years agofreeform5spotMember
Built my DW 5 spot up today, will post pics later.
Have had a horst and the newer version of the 5 spot so will be good to compare.
STill think I will get some travel adjust forks as I like running a 70mm stem and the front end tends to wonder when the trail gets steep.Posted 8 years ago
I've just gone from an 07 575 to a new DW Link 5 SPot, the differences are amazing. The Turner climbs as well (if not better) than the Yeti but when it comes to descending blows it out of the water. The bike is a hell of a lot stiffer too resluting in a bike that rails round tight singletrack. It's about a pound heavier than the Yeti but you don't feel it at all, the DW suspension sees to that. If that Large White from Bromley bike fits, have it.Posted 8 years agoHadgeMember
Timpol, I wouldn't worry about the rear end of the 575 it will take a lot oif abuse honest. If you want peace of mind then go for the Intense Tracer or even the 5 Spot. Can't comment on the new DW model but I had the older HL with a coil DHX shock with ti spring and it was superb. Also had the 5.5 Intense but they don't like our weather and you need look after the bearings more.Posted 8 years agoaldomacMember
heihei – you running a 160 fork – that'll be slacker that 69 degrees?
Duggie – take the bushings out and simply drill a 2mm hole in them, then pack em with grease.The hole allows grease from the gun to reach the inside and stops the clicking. If you don't want to do it yourself then Turner will send you some.Posted 8 years agoChunkyMTBMember
You can run longer forks on the DW Spots because the back end doesn't squat down at all. I run mine with a Lyrik and don't really wind the fork down as the front end doesn't wander. I didn't even touch the travel adjust even on longer climbs in the Alps.
They are a giggle.
Posted 8 years ago
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