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hello there

I am buying my first tuner a 5 spot (large frame) on order from my shop (the path). I want to bulid the bike all mountain- beefy no over 32 lbs

Here is my question:

I have a mavic crosline wheelset w 20 mm axles and I am looking for a fork. I am considering a rockshox revelation (140 mm max travel) or a lyric (160mm max length). Which would would work better with the frame geometry and buld?

I ride agressive all mountain. I climb,downhill (I pick aggresive lines), small jumps and small drops.

im 5"10 and weigh 210

I read on the MTBR forums that dave was testing a lyric on a 5 spot.

Thanks

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I just want to tell you something to consider... I'm 5 10' and bought a large. Tried to make it fit and had lots of problems with the fit. Got a medium frame and is soooooooooooooo much better:thumbsup: I was having wash out problem up front and with the medium "0"
If you ride aggressive I would go with the medium.... do a demo if you can...
140 is OK but 160 would be much better..... someday I will do 160:madman:
 

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The Path is good shop - those guys will get you dialed. A Lyrik solo air fixed at about 150mm would be great. I don't think I'd run a fixed length fork much taller than that on the DW. You can "do it all" with the Revelation too but you'll have to be a little more on your toes on the DH. I currently have a Pike on my DW Spot and like it but I only weigh 145. I'm considering a Marz 55ATA Micro upgrade. Good luck with the build.
 

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I just picked up my 5 spot frame from The Path yesterday. Working on getting it built up this weekend. I bought a brand new Pike 454 coil to put on it and dropped the dang thing damaging one of the stancions. I am so pissed at myself as I don't think it can be fixed. I am most likely going to buy another Pike as they can be had for pretty cheap. May consider a lyrik if I can find one for a good price. Let us know which one you go for and how you like it!
 

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BBW said:
I just want to tell you something to consider... I'm 5 10' and bought a large. Tried to make it fit and had lots of problems with the fit. Got a medium frame and is soooooooooooooo much better:thumbsup: I was having wash out problem up front and with the medium "0"
If you ride aggressive I would go with the medium.... do a demo if you can...
140 is OK but 160 would be much better..... someday I will do 160:madman:
i demoed a large and it was perfect, i ran a short stem.

Some people at the shop said large and other said medium, i just thought the large with the short stem fith the best.
 

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ctimrun said:
I just picked up my 5 spot frame from The Path yesterday. Working on getting it built up this weekend. I bought a brand new Pike 454 coil to put on it and dropped the dang thing damaging one of the stancions. I am so pissed at myself as I don't think it can be fixed. I am most likely going to buy another Pike as they can be had for pretty cheap. May consider a lyrik if I can find one for a good price. Let us know which one you go for and how you like it!
what size and color did u get?

i ordered a large iron glimmer.

BTW, do people run 2 ring set ups and chain tensioners on spots?
 

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what size and color did u get?

i ordered a large iron glimmer.

BTW, do people run 2 ring set ups and chain tensioners on spots?
I ordered a large raw frame. When I ordered it Brian from The Path called Turner and was told they did not have any raw frames in stock and they would have to build one. I was a bit concerned it was going to take a while to get it, but three weeks is not bad at all! When I ordered mine they said they had some painted frames ready to ship, so its possible you may get it pretty fast if the iron glimmer is the standard 5 spot color for this year (I believe it is but I forget).

As far as the two chain rings I am not sure to be honest with you. I am going to set mine up with 3 for now because that is what I have, plus I am not too concerned with the weight of my build.
 

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160mm

I prefer having more travel than spec'd by frame mfr with adjustability below spec'd.
Reason: 140mm is optimum, but there are those days when all thats in front of you is down; some of it steep. More travel on this day is better. Then there are those days when it seems all that you do is flats, rollers or climbs with no downhill reward for all the work. Less travel up front and pro-pedal in the rear on this day is better.

I'm running a Fox 36 Talas on my SPOT. Some days I air it out to 160mm and let off the brakes! Most of the time I'm in 130mm mode because the bike rails at this HA. And once in a while I find myself doing a little more XC with 100mm up front and pro-pedal ON.

Set it up so you can change it up to fit the conditions and your mood.
 
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