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...I am trying to determine what size Pack/ Rfx frame I should get for a future Franken-Turner (RFX5). Could you help me out by telling me what size frame you ride (med or Large owners) & your height/ inseam? Thanks!!

PS. Pics welcome!
 

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Jerk_Chicken said:
From what DT has previously said, if you ride one Turner model, it will be the same size for another.
...ummm, thanks...I think. For the record, I have spoken with DT already. If you notice, the med pack is only .5" shorter TT than the large Spot.

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Pics of us or the bikes?
...preferably the bike! ;P You can include yourself in the photo as long as there is no lycra involved! :D
 

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5pack vs. 6pack

JNC,
Have you thought about going 6pack? By the looks of your spot it seems like you would appreciate the extra inch. I have ridden my pack with 5" rockers, and while it is a bit firmer and a little crisper climbing, I wouldn't say it is a "better" climber. The 6pack is still a very capable climber. On the way down the extra inch is quite noticeable.

You also have that 66 fork ready to go! By the way how is that thing. I am very tempted to buy a 66sl, I amjust a little skeptical of all that air. What are your thoughts of the 66sl at this point.

By the way I am 6'1"+, 32" inseam.

Enjoy the ride which ever way you go!
 

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OK seriously, 6ft-32" inseam. I ride a large pack with a 90mm stem. Previously on a large 5 spot. Almost identical in fit but I went from a setback Thomson seatpost on the Spot to a straight up Thomson on the Pack. This was to adjust for the difference in seat angle. The Pack also has better standover height than the Spot.
 

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G-AIR said:
JNC,
Have you thought about going 6pack? By the looks of your spot it seems like you would appreciate the extra inch. I have ridden my pack with 5" rockers, and while it is a bit firmer and a little crisper climbing, I wouldn't say it is a "better" climber. The 6pack is still a very capable climber. On the way down the extra inch is quite noticeable.

You also have that 66 fork ready to go! By the way how is that thing. I am very tempted to buy a 66sl, I amjust a little skeptical of all that air. What are your thoughts of the 66sl at this point.

By the way I am 6'1"+, 32" inseam.

Enjoy the ride which ever way you go!
I don't typically like alot of travel. I have ridden plenty of nasty stuff on a hardtail, so 5" feels like plenty to me. The trails around here are very technical & the lower the BB the better. Also, having to do alot of trialsy moves benefits from less travel to compensate for. Did you ride the 6 Pack rear stays with a 5spot rocker? Doesn't seem like that would be a good idea. I assume you are on a Large frame.

Is there anyone 6' or better riding a Med Pack?

The 66SL is a very promising fork. After just a few rides it is feeling VERY good. Apart from the normal stiction, it feels very nice. If the air fork can remain problem-free, I will be very satisfied with it.
 

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jncarpenter said:
...ummm, thanks...I think. For the record, I have spoken with DT already. If you notice, the med pack is only .5" shorter TT than the large Spot.

...preferably the bike! ;P You can include yourself in the photo as long as there is no lycra involved! :D
So why ask here if you got your info from THE definitive source?
 

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5'11" / 34"

I've got a large Spot and a medium Pack and I'm really happy with those choices. The Spot is a little long, but that's great because it's really my XC bike. I like FR bikes to be smaller, so I got the medium Pack. Even then the front tri is actually longer than some large bikes I've had.

Consider that if the seat tube was 67 degress instead of 72 the effective top tube would be something like 1.5" longer. My old large Bullit had a slack seat tube and a 24" TT measurement. It's actually a tad smaller than my medium Pack.
 

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If you're six foot I think you would feel a bit cramped on the pack. I'm 5'10" 32.25in inseam with 33in sleeves and the medium is perfect. I also have a 90mm stem.
 

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...here is a pic I did of a med pack comparison to my Large Spot. I scaled the pack frame using the i2i on the shocks...so there should be a pretty fair comparison. I lined up the BB area & relative HT height...
 

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5' 11" Inseam about 32ish.

I ride a medium. I wouldn't like the next size up very much. The medium has a generous top tube for my size, and it is manuverable as well.
 

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Jayem said:
5' 11" Inseam about 32ish.

I ride a medium. I wouldn't like the next size up very much. The medium has a generous top tube for my size, and it is manuverable as well.
...what length stem are you running...do you ride much XC type stuff with the Pack?
 

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I run a 100mm stem.

The way I use the pack most of the time is as an agressive trail bike, BUT I also use it for shuttle runs and freeride too.

I like to be fairly stretched out up front, and I don't feel that I need a real short stem. I've used shorter stems on Dh bikes obviously, but after trying shorter and longer stems, on those bikes the shortest I went was about 75mm.

If I use a smaller stem, I find myself wanting a bigger frame, and then I have a "huge" frame and it feels like much more of a dog on trails, so with the top tube/stem length that I currently have, I feel like I have a fairly nimble bike. I don't have any problems controlling it at speed or going off drops, but I'm very used to this stem and TT length.

My only advice as far as this is concerned is that you should do what you like and what feels right to you. Just because someone else uses a certain length stem, don't think that you have to do that to be happy. Some people can get pretty adamant about what length you *should* be using, and sometimes they have valid points, but when you take it into account and still find that you like something else, don't feel like you are "missing out".

I'm lucky because at my size, I always choose the "medium" frame (for the most part, after going over the individual specs and making sure they jive with what I like). Medium just works for me, and I'm just at the right size where I don't feel like I'm really "in between" sizes, at least enough to make me 2nd guess. As I stated above, I'd rather have the slightly smaller bike.
 

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Jayem said:
I run a 100mm stem.

The way I use the pack most of the time is as an agressive trail bike, BUT I also use it for shuttle runs and freeride too.

I like to be fairly stretched out up front, and I don't feel that I need a real short stem. I've used shorter stems on Dh bikes obviously, but after trying shorter and longer stems, on those bikes the shortest I went was about 75mm.

If I use a smaller stem, I find myself wanting a bigger frame, and then I have a "huge" frame and it feels like much more of a dog on trails, so with the top tube/stem length that I currently have, I feel like I have a fairly nimble bike. I don't have any problems controlling it at speed or going off drops, but I'm very used to this stem and TT length.

My only advice as far as this is concerned is that you should do what you like and what feels right to you. Just because someone else uses a certain length stem, don't think that you have to do that to be happy. Some people can get pretty adamant about what length you *should* be using, and sometimes they have valid points, but when you take it into account and still find that you like something else, don't feel like you are "missing out".

I'm lucky because at my size, I always choose the "medium" frame (for the most part, after going over the individual specs and making sure they jive with what I like). Medium just works for me, and I'm just at the right size where I don't feel like I'm really "in between" sizes, at least enough to make me 2nd guess. As I stated above, I'd rather have the slightly smaller bike.
...yeah, I was just curious about your stem length. I would probably go with the 90mm I am currently using on the Spot. The way I see it, with the Med. Pack being only .5" shorter ETT, I could easily accomplish the same cockpit length with saddle at XC height. Then with the saddle lowered, it would seem like the perfect size for more aggressive riding.
 

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The Squeaky Wheel said:
34-22-32

sorry, wrong measurements.

5'10" with 32" inseam.
Medium Pack with 90mm stem.
Hey, it's my twin.
 

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Are you planning on using a 5 spot rocker or a RFX rocker? With the 5* one, you steepen the angles by a degree, I believe.

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