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My girlfriend's new Spot. A big "thank you" to David, Greg, and Jarrett for all the help with the local demo. She was sold on the bike in the first mile.

• Frame Size & Color: small, granny smith green
• Rear Shock: RP23, Push'ed
• Fork: Fox Talas 140, Push'ed
• Brakes: Elixir CR Mags, 185 F, 160 R
• Shifter: SRAM X9
• Cranks: XT
• Rear Derailleur: X9
• Pedals: CrankBros Mallets
• Stem: Thompson X4 50mm
• Handlebar: Easton carbon
• Seatpost: Thompson
• Saddle: SDG Allure
• Bottom Bracket: XT
• Chain: SRAM hollowpin
• Cassette: XTR 12/34
• Headset: Cane Creek 110
• Grips: Peaty Lock-on
• Front Tire: Minion DHF 2.35
• Front Rim: DT Swiss 4.2d
• Front Hub: Chris King
• Rear Tire: Specialized The Captain 2.1
• Rear Rim: DT Swiss 4.2d
• Rear Hub: Chris King

Rider Setup
•Weight: 115 lbs
•Height: 5' 3.5"

Bike weight: 27.5 lbs



 

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Marshall Willanholly said:
My girlfriend's new Spot. A big "thank you" to David, Greg, and Jarrett for all the help with the local demo. She was sold on the bike in the first mile.

•Frame Size & Color: small, granny smith green
• Rear Shock: RP23, Push'ed
• Fork: Fox Talas 140
• Brakes: Elixir CR Mags, 185 F, 160 R
• Shifter: SRAM X9
• Cranks: XT
• Rear Derailleur: X9
• Pedals: CrankBros Mallets
• Stem: Thompson X4 50mm
• Handlebar: Easton carbon
• Seatpost: Thompson
• Saddle: SDG Allure
• Bottom Bracket: XT
• Chain: SRAM hollowpin
• Cassette: XTR 12/34
• Headset: Cane Creek 110
• Grips: Peaty Lock-on
• Front Tire: Minion DHF 2.35
• Front Rim: DT Swiss 4.2d
• Front Hub: Chris King
• Rear Tire: Specialized The Captain 2.1
• Rear Rim: DT Swiss 4.2d
• Rear Hub: Chris King

•Rider Setup
•Weight: 115
•Height: 5' 3.5"

Bike weight: 28.25



that is the exact frame i need to replace my mkiii
 

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Frame Size & Color: medium, charcoal blue metallic
* Rear Shock: RP23
* Fork: Fox Vanilla 140
* Brakes: XT 180/160mm rotors
* Shifter: XO
* Cranks: XT, 22-36
* Rear Derailleur: XO
* Pedals: Shimano 959
* Stem: Thompson X4 100mm
* Handlebar: Race Face Next
* Seatpost: Crank Bros
* Saddle: WTB Speed V
* Bottom Bracket: Chris King
* Chain: SRAM PC 991
* Cassette: XT 11/34
* Headset: Chris King
* Grips: WTB
* Front Tire: Nevegal 2.35
* Front Rim: Bontrager Mustang
* Front Hub: Chris King
* Rear Tire: Nevegal 2.23
* Rear Rim: Bontrager Mustang
* Rear Hub: Chris King

* Future changes: lowering the seatpost

*Rider Setup
*Weight: 165
*Height: 71"

Bike weight: No idea

I transferred the components from my previous bike, with the exception of rear derailleur, headset, bottom bracket, and seatpost.

Rippin' fast in the twisty stuff!

Uh oh...that bike is way too small for you. Even if you have the correct amount of seatpost inserted, you are putting far more leverage on the seat tube than was intended with that much exopsed seatpost. Not good. That is a seat-tube failure waiting to happen (from experience). Your stem setup tells the tale almost as well as the seatpost.

Stevo's spot is also too small. Way too long of a stem and way too much rise with it, add to that the super-extended seatpost.
 

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More changes

Ok so here's yet another revision of my beloved spot. I wanted to go a little more burly, it's less than 2lbs. heavier, (just under 32) but boy is it stiff! Obviously I've gone full bling mode and it is even more hideous in person than the pix but it's a lot of fun to ride. I replaced the Talas 32 150 with a 2010 Lyric 2step and the Mavic Cross max St's with some DT 1750's.
 

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Ok so here's yet another revision of my beloved spot. I wanted to go a little more burly, it's less than 2lbs. heavier, (just under 32) but boy is it stiff! Obviously I've gone full bling mode and it is even more hideous in person than the pix but it's a lot of fun to ride. I replaced the Talas 32 150 with a 2010 Lyric 2step and the Mavic Cross max St's with some DT 1750's.
Looks good, but your bashguard needs to be rotated 90°.

http://www.e13components.com/
 

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Kiwi Adventure, Blue Streak

Bike setup:
* Frame Size & Color: Blue Streak- Medium
* Rear Shock: Fox RP23 HV
* Fork: 09 Fox Talas 140mm /15mm QR
* Brakes: Hope Mini Pro X2 w/Braided hoses and 183/ 160mm floating rotors
* Shifter: SRAM XO
* Cranks: Shimano XT
* Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO
* Pedals: Time Atac XS
* Stem: Thomson X2 90mm with 10º rise
* Handlebar: FSA K-Force XC
* Grips: Ergon GE1
* Seatpost: Thomson Elite layback
* Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
* Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
* Chainring: Shimano XT, 175mm crank
* Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-32
* Headset: Chris King
* Front Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2.35"
* Front Rim: DT Swiss XR 4.2D with DT Swiss tubeless kit
* Front Hub: Industry 9 Enduro
* Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racking Ralph 2.25" UST
* Rear Rim: DT Swiss XR 4.2D with DT Swiss tubeless kit
* Rear Hub: Industry 9 Enduro with Hope 9mm QR

* Bike weight: 12.315 kg's (27 ¾ lbs) on the bike shop scales

* Future changes: Hope black QR seatpost collar, Helmet cam to re-live some of the great trails, roof rack adaptor for the 15mm thru axle & a big Christmas pressie for my wife for being so understanding. Bring on the Kiwi summer riding adventures.

*Rider Setup
*Weight: 79 kg's (174.16 lbs) + riding gear
*Height: 1.754m (5ft 9¾") + shoes
I have been riding the Spot DW a month now and the only issues I have had was the 4 month delay on Industry 9 hub componients :madman: once they arrived I needed to get new hub spacers made for the I9 front hub as they are not compatable with the Hope 183mm floating rotor & the Fox Talas.
Bug thumbs up :thumbsup: to Dave T & Dave W for making the best trail bike I have ever ridden in my 25 years of mountain biking.
 

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Adventure said:
Bike setup:
* Frame Size & Color: Blue Streak- Medium
* Rear Shock: Fox RP23 HV
* Fork: 09 Fox Talas 140mm /15mm QR
* Brakes: Hope Mini Pro X2 w/Braided hoses and 183/ 160mm floating rotors
* Shifter: SRAM XO
* Cranks: Shimano XT
* Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO
* Pedals: Time Atac XS
* Stem: Thomson X2 90mm with 10º rise
* Handlebar: FSA K-Force XC
* Grips: Ergon GE1
* Seatpost: Thomson Elite layback
* Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
* Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
* Chainring: Shimano XT, 175mm crank
* Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-32
* Headset: Chris King
* Front Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2.35"
* Front Rim: DT Swiss XR 4.2D with DT Swiss tubeless kit
* Front Hub: Industry 9 Enduro
* Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racking Ralph 2.25" UST
* Rear Rim: DT Swiss XR 4.2D with DT Swiss tubeless kit
* Rear Hub: Industry 9 Enduro with Hope 9mm QR

* Bike weight: 12.315 kg's (27 ¾ lbs) on the bike shop scales

* Future changes: Hope black QR seatpost collar, Helmet cam to re-live some of the great trails, roof rack adaptor for the 15mm thru axle & a big Christmas pressie for my wife for being so understanding. Bring on the Kiwi summer riding adventures.

*Rider Setup
*Weight: 79 kg's (174.16 lbs) + riding gear
*Height: 1.754m (5ft 9¾") + shoes
I have been riding the Spot DW a month now and the only issues I have had was the 4 month delay on Industry 9 hub componients :madman: once they arrived I needed to get new hub spacers made for the I9 front hub as they are not compatable with the Hope 183mm floating rotor & the Fox Talas.
Bug thumbs up :thumbsup: to Dave T & Dave W for making the best trail bike I have ever ridden in my 25 years of mountain biking.
Hey Adventure, I'm pretty much your height and weight (4 pounds less;) ). I wonder how much air in the rear shock are you using and how much rebound??
 

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Hi BBW, I have 175 psi in the shock with the rebound is currently set on 3 clicks below the max (5 from the slowest) As seems popular from reading all the theads & magazines the Pro Pedal is turned off. Still tinkering (dialing it in) and always keen to listen to any recommendations from people with more experience or expertise. Cheers Gary
 

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Hi BBW, I have 175 psi in the shock with the rebound is currently set on 3 clicks below the max (5 from the slowest) As seems popular from reading all the theads & magazines the Pro Pedal is turned off. Still tinkering (dialing it in) and always keen to listen to any recommendations from people with more experience or expertise. Cheers Gary
Thanks!:thumbsup: yeap, pro pedal does nothing on this DW... I leave it off
 

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Marshall Willanholly said:
My girlfriend's new Spot. A big "thank you" to David, Greg, and Jarrett for all the help with the local demo. She was sold on the bike in the first mile.

• Frame Size & Color: small, granny smith green
• Rear Shock: RP23, Push'ed
• Fork: Fox Talas 140, Push'ed
• Brakes: Elixir CR Mags, 185 F, 160 R
• Shifter: SRAM X9
• Cranks: XT
• Rear Derailleur: X9
• Pedals: CrankBros Mallets
• Stem: Thompson X4 50mm
• Handlebar: Easton carbon
• Seatpost: Thompson
• Saddle: SDG Allure
• Bottom Bracket: XT
• Chain: SRAM hollowpin
• Cassette: XTR 12/34
• Headset: Cane Creek 110
• Grips: Peaty Lock-on
• Front Tire: Minion DHF 2.35
• Front Rim: DT Swiss 4.2d
• Front Hub: Chris King
• Rear Tire: Specialized The Captain 2.1
• Rear Rim: DT Swiss 4.2d
• Rear Hub: Chris King

Rider Setup
•Weight: 115 lbs
•Height: 5' 3.5"

Bike weight: 27.5 lbs



If you are going to nominate a bike, at least take the time to clean it properly & take some decent pictures will ya :D

Very nice steed indeed!
 

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Bug thumbs up :thumbsup: to Dave T & Dave W for making the best trail bike I have ever ridden in my 25 years of mountain biking.
Hey adventure, nice nic to by the way!

I see ya love the Naseby trails an old fav of mine too, haven't been there since 07, hope to back with my Turner in 2010 Jan/Feb if I can!

Where are you based ? are you in CO?

Best riding in NZ CO, Naseby, Behind the clock, Leaning Rock, the Old Man range, Pisa, Clyde, Nevis and then Qtown Sticky man I miss riding there, must get back the DWL Spot must be attracting the attn down there too, mine Spot in 07 was a shock to the locals, but yours is off the richeter scale with Magpie bling:D

Happy trails in CO ya lucky bastid:D Let us know how and show some fantastic shots of it in CO and Naseby when ya get the chance:thumbsup:
 

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Copper 5 spot

I'm a little late to the party but here's my entry.

Bike setup:
* Frame Size & Color: Large Copper
* Rear Shock: Fox RP23
* Fork: Fox Float 140RL
* Brakes: Avid Elixir R SL
* Shifter: SRAM X-7
* Cranks: Shimano XTR
* Chainguide:
* Rear Derailleur: '07 SRAM X-0
* Pedals: Kona Jack-it
* Stem: Specialized Pro-stem 90mm
* Handlebar: Specialized XC low rise 640 mm
* Seatpost: Specialized Pro Alloy
* Saddle: Specialized Format
* Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
* Chainring:
* Cassette: Shimano FC-M542, 175mm
* Headset: Cane Creek
* Grips: Specialized XC Lock-on Grips
* Front Tire: Captains, 26x2.2"
* Front Rim: DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
* Front Hub: Specialized Hi Lo disc, 9mm DT RWS, alloy QR, 28h
* Rear Tire: Captains, 26x2.0
* Rear Rim: DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
* Rear Hub: Shimano M525 SL, alloy QR, 32h

*Bike Weight: just under 29lbs

* Future changes: Replace components that have a Specialized logo on it ;)

*Rider Setup
*Weight: 140
*Height: 5'11"
 

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$3,000 5 Spot

All right, I tried to save money, and I did with the super deal from Go-Ride and all of my existing parts. But, it is still a pimp bike....rode it today, and it was flawless. I am still a fat out of shape b^stard, but, the bike kicked a$$. I can't believe I waited so long for a sweet ride. This forum was part of what swayed me. THANKS!!

Bike setup:
* Frame Size & Color: Lg Blue
* Rear Shock: RP 23
* Fork: Revelation XXX (the Pushed Pike from the Iron Horse would not fit)
* Brakes: Hayes carbon HFX 9's (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Shifter: X.9 (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Cranks: FSA Carbon (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Chainguide: Race Face (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Rear Derailleur: X,O short cage
* Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet 2 (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Stem: Easton EA 50 (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Handlebar: Easton EA 50 (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Seatpost: Gravity dropper (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Saddle: 1995 Terry Fly Ti (ripped off of my Iron Horse, and my Litespeed, and my Caloi)
* Bottom Bracket: Chris King
* Cassette: SRAM PG 970 (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Headset: Chris King
* Front Tire: Nevegal (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Front Rim: WTB AM (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Front Hub: Chris King (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Rear Tire: Nevegal (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Rear Rim: WTB AM (ripped off of my Iron Horse)
* Rear Hub: Chris King (ripped off of my Iron Horse)

* Future changes: Handlebars, stem, saddle

*Rider Setup
*Weight: 200
*Height: 6' 1"
Bike weight: 32

Bicycle tire Bicycle frame Wheel Tire Bicycle wheel

Blue Bicycle frame Bicycle part Bicycle accessory Bicycle

Tire Wheel Bicycle wheel Bicycle tire Bicycle wheel rim

Blue Electric blue Azure Cobalt blue Synthetic rubber
 

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Hi Homer bruthas! Just got myself another DWL, an iron glimmer. How do you suggest I laminate the "Turner" decal on the downtube to ensure it won't peel off? Got all the components ready but I won't start building if the decals are not laminated/clearcoated.
 

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Hi Homer bruthas! Just got myself another DWL, an iron glimmer. How do you suggest I laminate the "Turner" decal on the downtube to ensure it won't peel off? Got all the components ready but I won't start building if the decals are not laminated/clearcoated.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/12-x...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

I run this on all my bikes. Works great, does not peel or fade & conforms easily. Same stuff they use for the auto industry. 3M all the way. Don't buy kits from bike shops, too expensive & you get maybe 10% of product.

Though this set up is not bad, just more $$ for less.
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/14620-400_BNKDI6-2-Accessories-675-Bike-Protection/Bonk!-Paint-Protection-Film-Do-It-Yourself-Kit.htm
 

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call mine...IRONMAN!

sharing my Medium - Raw rig...

Bike setup:
* Frame Size & Color: Medium / RAW
* Rear Shock: RP 23
* Fork: Fox Vanilla 32 RLC
* Brakes: Avid Elixir CR
* Shifter: Sram XO
* FD: Shimano XTR
* Cranks: Truvativ Noir (Gold)
* Rear Derailleur: XO Limited (Gold), mid-cage
* Pedals: Shimano XTR
* Stem: Truvativ Team, 90mm
* Handlebar: Truvativ Noir Team
* Seatpost: Truvativ Team
* Saddle: Prologo Kappa Pas
* Bottom Bracket: Truvativ GXP
* Cassette: Sram PG 970
* Headset: Chris King
* Front Tire: Kenda Nevegal, 2.35
* Front Rim: Stans NoTubes, ZTR Arch
* Front Hub: Hope Pro II
* Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal, 2.1
* Rear Rim: Stans NoTubes, ZTR Arch
* Rear Hub: Hope Pro II

Rider Setup
* Weight: 175
* Height: 5' 9"
Bike weight: 28.2 lbs
 

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Just in time for post-op rehab excercises

First of all, thanks to all the folks @ Turner and BikeWorks for making this bike possible!

I'm on the fence as to which fork to go with long-term: RS Lyrik Coil or Revelation (either would be U-Turn) - I've weighed the pros/cons of each and am still solidly in the undecided realm. In the meantime, the Nixon will suffice (I do love this fork).

Bike setup:
* Frame Size & Color: Large "Old School" Sparkle Silver/Polished Rear
* Rear Shock: Fox DHX Coil (Push MX Tune)
* Fork: Manitou Nixon Elite Coil (RTWD 130-160)
* Brakes: Avid Elixir Mag CR
* Shifter: Front: SRAM X.9 Twist - Rear: SRAM X.7 8 speed Trigger
* Cranks: XTR
* Chainguide: N/A
* Front Derailleur: SRAM X.9
* Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0 Medium Cage
* Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy SL
* Stem: Thomson X4 70mm 31.8
* Handlebar: Sunline V1 OS (737mm/29")
* Seatpost: RaceFace XY
* Saddle: Charge Spoon Ti (Brown)
* Bottom Bracket: Chris King
* Chainring: e13 Turbocharger/36t/22t
* Cassette: XTR 8 Speed (11-32)
* Headset: Chris King
* Grips: ODI Lock-On Yeti
* Front Tire: Schwalbe Muddy Mary
* Front Rim: Stans Flow
* Front Hub: Chris King
* Rear Tire: Schwalbe Muddy Mary
* Rear Rim: Stans Flow
* Rear Hub: Chris King

* Future changes: RS Lyrik Coil or Revelation (U-Turn), lighter/smaller tires for the warmer months

*Rider Setup
*Weight: 190 lbs RTR
*Height: 6 foot





P.S. Thanks goes out to [email protected] & InkPad for help with the build!
 
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