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Picked this up on Ebay for a friend. Seller claimed it was a 2002 XCE. I used to own a 2002 XCE and the cable routing on that bike was on the bottom of the top tube. Also the rear end on this bike is obviously not original. Any guesses on the real year of the front triangle and year and model of the rear triangle. The seller has been less than cooperative on communicaitons and I would really like to know what I've got here.


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so YOU got that. im guessin it was a 4x/slolom/lite dh frame made from bits off older xce's and/or burners. maybe in the '00 timeframe but coulda been as recent as '04. i cant check my pics now but will when i get home. the pics in the classics sticky arent commin up at work.

i didnt get much back from him either.
 

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That is a 4X / slalom bike from way back. Keep an eye on those rear disc mounts, they are the weak part on the frame. The rest looks like I make it bullet proof with all the gussets etc.

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WV_XCE said:
Picked this up on Ebay for a friend. Seller claimed it was a 2002 XCE. I used to own a 2002 XCE and the cable routing on that bike was on the bottom of the top tube. Also the rear end on this bike is obviously not original. Any guesses on the real year of the front triangle and year and model of the rear triangle. The seller has been less than cooperative on communicaitons and I would really like to know what I've got here.


https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270069883024&indexURL=1&photoDisplayType=2#ebayphotohosting
The frame is from a Maxxis team rider, they ran them in 02-03. I know the guy who was selling it (for the Maxxis rider) he probably told you what he knows about it, as it was not his bike originally. CC is most likely correct, the frame is an XCE, but may have a different rear end conf., as the team was always experimenting, just like a handfull of the Franken-RFX riders here ; )
 

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turnerbikes said:
That is a 4X / slalom bike from way back. Keep an eye on those rear disc mounts, they are the weak part on the frame. The rest looks like I make it bullet proof with all the gussets etc.

DT
Hey Dave,

Stu here from the old Turner / Honda days ; ) Can you shoot me a PM, I have something you may want??.
 

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Cable Routing

WV_XCE said:
I used to own a 2002 XCE and the cable routing on that bike was on the bottom of the top tube.
19.5" and larger XCE's had the cables routed along the bottom of the top tube, 18" and smaller XCE's had the cables routed along the top of the top tube.
 

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I know what it is! It's FUGLY, from a purely cosmetic standpoint :)
He's gonna ride it, not marry it. Ya know, sometimes the ugly ones give the best ride.

Seriously, thanks for all the replies. I've never ridden a 4X type bike or even know anyone with one. Is the geometry on this mutt gouing to be suitable for XC type riding. Not that it matters all that much since this guy is coming from a 1998 Trek hardtail. So I'm sure this thing will feel like a lazy boy to him.

DT, thanks for the clue about the rear brake mounts. Shouldn't be a problem initially since he'll be riding v-brakes.
 

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Is the geometry on this mutt gouing to be suitable for XC type riding.
thats a toughy. id say theres not many folks on this earth that can answer that question or have a clue what the geo is. perhaps inkpad or dt?
 

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thats a toughy. id say theres not many folks on this earth that can answer that question or have a clue what the geo is. perhaps inkpad or dt?
"Is the geometry on this mutt going to be suitable for XC type riding."

All I can offer is that this 4X (semi) specific bike is built to be a quick handler, not slacked out, so it should be a sweet XC ride. I raced the identical set-up for 2 years. I know the previous owner had it set up last year for his XC bike (see front der). Plus it's a Turner, of course it's gonna be a great bike, but as DT said, I would keep an eye out for the rear tabs, they will start to develop stress cracks after a while, but won't fail without warning though.
 

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That bike is soooooo cool!
I would love to own one of those :)
Bet that thing would rip it up pretty hard.

Nice find! I like those slightly older turner 4x frames. Awesome 4x bikes but also super fun play bikes and trail bikes...for those of us who do not like very tall BB's

Have fun with that baby!

Booner
 

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Another 4X before and after...

WV_XCE said:
Seriously, thanks for all the replies. I've never ridden a 4X type bike or even know anyone with one.QUOTE]

I picked this up over a year ago, but didn't build it up until very recently. It is more of a Frankenbike now with XR rockers and a change to a Revelation fork. It came with the Pushed rear shock which feels very plush, but I'm not sure what the difference would be if I had it tuned for XC instead of 4X. I only have a couple of rides on it so I don't have a specific opinion yet. I'm use to riding a SS 29'er so its quite different.
 

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