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Crazed Country Rebel
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Um, actually the Ibis is really cool - but if you got a large RFX - ping me.

Thanks, bye!
 

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OK, I'll bite. OP, there a quite a few nice 08 and older RFX's currently listed in MTBR classifieds. FWIW, after seeing your recent Large Mojo purchase and 6'3" height, you may want to check on the XL fit. You also seem to go through too many frame breaks, and an RFX might help with that. Note the 09 DWL RFX is likely not being released until 2010.
 

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moosehead said:
OK, I'll bite. OP, there a quite a few nice 08 and older RFX's currently listed in MTBR classifieds. FWIW, after seeing your recent Large Mojo purchase and 6'3" height, you may want to check on the XL fit. You also seem to go through too many frame breaks, and an RFX might help with that. Note the 09 DWL RFX is likely not being released until 2010.
I need to find a demo to see how the L fits. I will call Turner in the morning to see what up.
 

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iheartbicycles said:
I need to find a demo to see how the L fits. I will call Turner in the morning to see what up.
If you don't get the hookup, why not try EBrider's L Spot or Morgan's XL Spot? I know they ain't RFXs but they should give you a pretty good idea.
 

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Plim said:
If you don't get the hookup, why not try EBrider's L Spot or Morgan's XL Spot? I know they ain't RFXs but they should give you a pretty good idea.
That's kinda sorta what got me into trouble with the Ibis. I test rode one built up for XC, then when and built mine with a 90mil stem and talas 36.

I need to find a large RFX that I can pedal aboot, here in the East Bay.

Buuuuuueller?
 

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Flyer said:
Overly nice Ibis Homers = lost sale. FU and Merry Christmas!!

......just kidding
I know, I'm a big sissy.

Happy HanaRamuKwansMas!
 

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Jerk_Chicken said:
What happened? The serial killer look on that guy's face with his screen name on his shirt turn you off to carbon?

Or was it the SL built with a DH weight shock?
I bought too small of a bike. My bad. The Ibis is actually a great bike. The DW link really appears to be all it's cracked up to be.

I think the issue might be that I ran a talas 36 on the Ibis - raising the front end. I ran a 90 mil stem, too. Net, net - the top tube was way too short for my 6'2" frame.

I normally run size large frames - but the way I had the Ibis configured didn't work out.

So - given the chance to re-assess, I am considering a Turner RFX. It has more travel, good angles, is a little heavier and very stout. Not to mention very good customer service. I know the TNT is outmoded - so in a year or two maybe I'll get an aluminum DW bike.:thumbsup:
 

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iheartbicycles said:
I know, I'm a big sissy.

Happy HanaRamuKwansMas!
It's ChrismaHanuKwanza, silly.

I'm 6'4", and ride an XL RFX, the fit is perfect. If you can't find a L, a ride on an XL might at least confirm the XL is too big. If you are ever going to be out in Marin, shoot me a PM.

What TT measurement did you end up with on the IBIS, btw? The XL RFX runs 24.6.
 

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Whew, humor, I get it......

From some of the adolescent level attacks around here even I was getting nervous about checking out the Turner forum. Glad to see some humor, even if it touches a nerve.

You are an Xl, period.

DT
 

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iheartbicycles said:
I bought too small of a bike. My bad. The Ibis is actually a great bike. The DW link really appears to be all it's cracked up to be.

I think the issue might be that I ran a talas 36 on the Ibis - raising the front end. I ran a 90 mil stem, too. Net, net - the top tube was way too short for my 6'2" frame.

I normally run size large frames - but the way I had the Ibis configured didn't work out.

So - given the chance to re-assess, I am considering a Turner RFX. It has more travel, good angles, is a little heavier and very stout. Not to mention very good customer service. I know the TNT is outmoded - so in a year or two maybe I'll get an aluminum DW bike.:thumbsup:
It happens. Just put feelers out for someone looking to trade in size. I'm sure in time you can find someone interested in a trade +/- cash, depending on the condition.
 

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turnerbikes said:
From some of the adolescent level attacks around here even I was getting nervous about checking out the Turner forum. Glad to see some humor, even if it touches a nerve.

You are an Xl, period.

DT
Humor? What humor? I'm dead serious, Mang! Sell me a TURNER!:thumbsup:

Know anybody with demo's in the San Fran area? Wrench Science has a frame in stock - but no demo. What about Sunshine in Fairfax?

Gratzi.
 

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Humor? What humor? I'm dead serious, Mang! Sell me a TURNER!:thumbsup:

Know anybody with demo's in the San Fran area? Wrench Science has a frame in stock - but no demo. What about Sunshine in Fairfax?

Gratzi.
Sunshine does not have any RFX's (I was there last week). Not really a bike they carry, as most around here want a Flux, Sultan, or Spot.

They are listed as a demo center, but I have not seen a Turner demo (a bike that you could actually ride at Tamrancho) there for over a year.

DT, you list Sunshine as a demo center on the website, but I don't think they do demos (on dirt) anymore.
 

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TLL said:
Sunshine does not have any RFX's (I was there last week). Not really a bike they carry, as most around here want a Flux, Sultan, or Spot.

They are listed as a demo center, but I have not seen a Turner demo (a bike that you could actually ride at Tamrancho) there for over a year.

DT, you list Sunshine as a demo center on the website, but I don't think they do demos (on dirt) anymore.
Thanks! Will call Turner in a bit and see what I can come up with.
 

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iheartbicycles said:
That's kinda sorta what got me into trouble with the Ibis. I test rode one built up for XC, then when and built mine with a 90mil stem and talas 36.

I need to find a large RFX that I can pedal aboot, here in the East Bay.

Buuuuuueller?
Makes sense. I'll file that tidbit away in case I ever gain the skills for a non-XC bike...
 
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