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I love my Burner, but now that my skills have grown and I find I really do want to go a little bigger sometimes (CC units, not Aqua units), I think a 5 spot would hit the spot. My question is, how does it work? Do you buy the bike and then send the old frame in for the refund? Or do you buy it from DT direct w/ a trade in? I live here in SoCal, so I could drive out to the facilty to do a trade. I would hate to be w/o a ride in the interim. I would also upgrade the spec as the bike would need appropiately matched parts. HMMMMMM...
And then, how do you tell the wife? :D
So, the math is something like this: (cost of Spot) - $600= out of pocket.
Right?
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cost - $600 is right. if yer timeing is right id guess you could drive out there and come home with a new spot. otherwise i think ya send the old frame and a check or call in the credit card # and they return with the new frame at yer door. by hand with some cold beer. ok... forget the last part. call dt and make sure im right but lots of folks have done this as its a killer deal.
 

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front triangle?

Don't the burner and spot have the same rear end? If they do you could always trade in the your front triangle (cheaper) and then get any shock you want. Might save a few hundred. Maybe not though, because you would also need the new rockers.

Just a thought.
 

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Don't the burner and spot have the same rear end? If they do you could always trade in the your front triangle (cheaper) and then get any shock you want. Might save a few hundred. Maybe not though, because you would also need the new rockers.

Just a thought.
I traded in my Burner front triangle for an RFX and received a $300 credit.
 

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Does this work in the UK?

Sorry to thread hijak but does this trade in offer apply to the UK as well? If so it is an awesome idea.

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It doesn't mean it can't be done from abroad, right?
It just means you must do it directly. Or am I mistaken?

I am in about the same situation as I live in France.
 

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Ryder said:
Sorry to thread hijak but does this trade in offer apply to the UK as well? If so it is an awesome idea.

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I'm sure SuicideDave traded his xce for a spot a few years ago direct from Turner. Might be worth sending him a message.

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I think you can do it direct, that's what I said, just shipping costs, taxes etc., though you may be able to get round the import duty as you're sending one back, warranty claims for example are tax free.
 

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The Swedish importer is willing to handle trade-ins (for Swedish customers) so perhaps the UK one also does that?
 

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anywhere

The trade in is available anywhere in the world. For overseas trades it is a ''warranty'' type of deal which drops the inbound taxes, but the shipping is still a factor.

If you want you can break it down to a front triangle to further reduce the cost, but you have to get the right rocker plates as well. Many times you guys can aquire the right shock for the new set up pretty cheap on E bay or your buddies garage or someplace, but the reducers do have to be matched to the Turner 21.6mm wide with 6mm bolts on both ends.

For under the radar type deals I have heard great results with having the same color frame and fork so that repeated upgrades over the years are not noticed by the non cycling therefore non understanding SO!

The reason that we usually, not always, but usually do the deal direct instead of through dealers or disrtibuters is $. They aren't going to make any so we do not like to burden them doing work they will not get any return on. There are dealers that do not mind of course as some Turner owners spends much money with them so they are more than willing to give them super service as well for the good of the relationship.

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DT,
Thanks for the info. For the record, which models share the same rear end?
Do the Burner, spot, and flux all use the same rear?
Thanks in advance.
Tim
 

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Thanks DT! I do not have a Turner yet I have an <<whispers>> Ellsworth Id! I am deciding between a 5 spot or a Flux. Knowing I can trade one in for the other takes a bit of the risk out and means I can look for the flux now (this is the best option for the terrain where I live) but "upgrade" to a spot if my needs change.

Really good service,

Thanks again.
 

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All the rear ends are "swappable", but the Pack/RFX stays (both chain and seat) are slightly longer and beefier, and the Nitrous are shorter/skinnier. The O2, Burner, XCE, and 5-Spot share the same stays.
 

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tscheezy said:
All the rear ends are "swappable", but the Pack/RFX stays (both chain and seat) are slightly longer and beefier, and the Nitrous are shorter/skinnier. The O2, Burner, XCE, and 5-Spot share the same stays.
we were comparing our Spot and RFXc rear ends the other day and found that the 2002 RFX chainstay is actually shorter than the 5 spots.
 

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Just double-checking here but...the 5 pack is a RFX with the spot rockers or a RFX front triangle with a Spot rear triangle? Or both?
 

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So, let me get this straight...

turnerbikes said:
The trade in is available anywhere in the world. For overseas trades it is a ''warranty'' type of deal which drops the inbound taxes, but the shipping is still a factor.

If you want you can break it down to a front triangle to further reduce the cost, but you have to get the right rocker plates as well. Many times you guys can aquire the right shock for the new set up pretty cheap on E bay or your buddies garage or someplace, but the reducers do have to be matched to the Turner 21.6mm wide with 6mm bolts on both ends.

For under the radar type deals I have heard great results with having the same color frame and fork so that repeated upgrades over the years are not noticed by the non cycling therefore non understanding SO!

The reason that we usually, not always, but usually do the deal direct instead of through dealers or disrtibuters is $. They aren't going to make any so we do not like to burden them doing work they will not get any return on. There are dealers that do not mind of course as some Turner owners spends much money with them so they are more than willing to give them super service as well for the good of the relationship.

DT
If I keep my rear triangle, then I just trade in the frame/rockers (if this happens, I'll have some Paul's rockers up for sale!!). I would like to try the TNT, but I need to keep costs under control. This is another huge benefit of owning a Turner. Thanks,DT. You guys rock.
Edit: Will my RP3 from the Burner work? Or is the I2I different?
 

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The Burner's RP3 (6.5") has a shorter i2i length than the Spot's (7.5"). You would not be able to use the shock.
 
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