Wow, an avowed Turner fan saying very nice things about the 575. That carries some weight.tscheezy said:I own a Spot and have a bit of time on 575s. The Yeti is a touch plusher and a touch lighter. It pedals similarly well to the Spot, and I could not detect any compromised braking behavior. Both climb with alacrity and are stable, neutral, and very balanced when descending. The construction of both bikes is top notch. The Yeti is a bit more bling looking with more tube manipulation and better graphics. The 575 also costs considerably less. Go-ride has them for $1299 for the frame. I would not hesitate for a moment to buy a 575...
... except I am not a big bearing-equipped bike aficionado since I live in coastal Alaska and ride in muddy goo pretty much all year and the Turner bushing system pretty much kicks complete ass in the muck. I also like to run a lot of different shocks on my bikes (I have used Romic, RP3, Swinger Air, DHX, etc) and the Turner takes them all. The weight of the frame and size of the tubing on the 575 make me think the bike must be very thin walled and dent prone, but that is just a supposition.
Other than that, I would likely be on a 575. They ride famously.
If you didn't scratch the paint, you didn't hit it that hard. Paint can be tough, but it is no match for rock. Go superman in Moab a few times and then report back .Redmon said:Ive had 2 bad accidents since I purchased my 575 almost a year ago.... Hardly even a scratch on the paint
The Macpherson-strut is a virtual 4-bar design with the axle/spindal on the "seat stay" of the design. Car suspension has about 2% relation to bike suspension (well maybe a little more).soulfly_NYC said:This is only theory!
...but if the weights of both bikes are very close in weight with the RP3 shock, and the Yeti has less moving parts and a less complex suspension design, then wouldn't you think that there is more metal in the places where it is needed for strength on the 575?
The conjoined head tube and hourglass steerer tube on the 575 look to be very strong considering their weight, and I personally prefer it to a gusseted head tube. Also call it a modified single pivot, dogbone, whatever...it is a machpherson strut design which is the same principle used on the porsche 911 and BMW M3 suspension...a simple design with low moving mass that will react and return to equlibrium quickly while giving a smooth ride.
I'm biased because I just ordered a 575, but if i had to say the strengths of the Turner it would definitely be handmade quality. The welds look much nicer on the 5spot and 6pack, and the BB housing looks a bit sturdier. Add up the historical reliability of the Turner (or FSR) design and it is a sweet ride.
Either way you probaby can't go wrong...i would probably have bought a 6-pack if it were the same price as the 575 with the parts I wanted (bought Enduro 20), but the pricing on the Yeti builds is very hard to beat.
Redmon,Redmon said:Im just reporting the facts, just the facts.
I have the 04 model Bling. Im telling ya this bike is almost bomb proofjoltz said:Redmon,
Which color 575 do you have? If its not the raw or black anodized they use powder coating which is pretty durable. I've been told the anodized is a hard anodizing so its durable as well.