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2TurnersNotEnough said:
Hoping to get a 650b out of the mating?
Who knows what will happen?
Mebbe an RFX

2TurnersNotEnough said:
That's a nice pair you got there (if a little redundant IMO).
Definitely redundant in their raw form.

I bought the Sultan as an XC rig to replace my hardtail Niner when it went on sale at Competitive Cyclist. It will be a lightweight (for a 4" travel 29er) pimped out every day bike.

The 5 Spot then went on sale at Go-Ride and I have an old Iron Horse that has been rebuilt to All Mountain status. (beefy rims, Pushed Pike etc.) I am sure you are aware of the status at Iron Horse......

Soooo, for the cost of a frame and a front derailleur, I have a bike I can beat the hell out of that will last forever.

Now, the cost of the Sultan build..........that is a different story.
 

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Makes sense. I've done something similar with my 29ers. I have a pimped out Sultan that I use for those heavier days (at least for an XC weenie like me), and I just picked up a Mach 429 that I'll be building up to be my endurance racing machine to replace my late, sometimes lamented Jet 9.
 

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2TurnersNotEnough said:
Makes sense. I've done something similar with my 29ers. I have a pimped out Sultan that I use for those heavier days (at least for an XC weenie like me), and I just picked up a Mach 429 that I'll be building up to be my endurance racing machine to replace my late, sometimes lamented Jet 9.
I built the wife a 429 for XMAS last year. What an awesome bike!! You are going to love it. I am going to try to get the Sultan almost as light as her Pivot.
 

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I built the wife a 429 for XMAS last year. What an awesome bike!! You are going to love it. I am going to try to get the Sultan almost as light as her Pivot.
I took the 429 out for my first ride on it last weekend, and for a person who really likes how Turners ride, it's exactly what I was looking for. A little less travel than the Sultan, a little more responsive without being twitchy. I felt that the Jet 9 wanted to be turned, rather than leaned like a Turner or the Pivot. And the good news is that the frame weights between the Pivot and the Sultan are about 1/4 lb. apart.
 

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2TurnersNotEnough said:
Makes sense. I've done something similar with my 29ers. I have a pimped out Sultan that I use for those heavier days (at least for an XC weenie like me), and I just picked up a Mach 429 that I'll be building up to be my endurance racing machine to replace my late, sometimes lamented Jet 9.
I have done something similar. I have "beefed up" my DW 5 Spot and I purchased a Pivot Mach 5 for endurance racing and the occasional XC race. As many has commented, the Turner DW Spot has more of an "all mountain" feel and the Pivot Mach 5 has more of an XC feel to it. Both are great bikes.
 

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Clearly NOT a post topic approved by FoShizzle. :D
 

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Just out of curiosity, what were the weights and sizes of the Sultan and the 429?
The Sultan is a large (24.25" ETT) and the frame weight came in at almost exactly 7 lbs. The Pivot is a medium (24.0" ETT) and the frame weight came in at about 6.8 lbs. Hard to get an exact measurement on the Pivot because the HS and the BB cups were already pressed in.
 

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jeebus, i'd have a better chance of lining up two miss universe finalists than having maternal twin dwl's in the stable.

with that fully-loaded stock and the swanky red spread, me thinks the OP is a very successful pimp. nice work man.
 

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Iron Horse 5 Spot Operation begins well.

Bicycle tire Bicycle frame Tire Wheel Bicycle wheel rim

Similarities evident.

Wheel Tire Bicycle tire Bicycle frame Bicycle wheel rim

The money shot.

Bicycle tire Bicycle wheel rim Bicycle frame Bicycle part Bicycle wheel

The "da^^n it is going to cost me money shot."

Finger Bicycle accessory Electric blue Cobalt blue Bicycle

I have looked at all headset/stem combinations and my Pike is just too short. I was trying to get through this build under $2500 including frame, but, it looks like my wife is getting the Pushed Pike upgrade and I am going Revelation.

Any ideas out there? Tube stretcher maybe??
 

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Methinks those Turners have been molested......

I was surfing the net for porn, and right before the wife busted me I came across this vid, I did'nt see the whole thing but I caught this screenshot.

Looks like the OP was gettin his groove on.....
 

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Methinks those Turners have been molested......

I was surfing the net for porn, and right before the wife busted me I came across this vid, I did'nt see the whole thing but I caught this screenshot.

Looks like the OP was gettin his groove on.....
 

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What about the King Inset headset? - Low stack height deal that might give you enuf to keep that fork (?)

I know many here in Homerland do not like King but I've had no probs with mine on my Spot(s) and seems you are ok with them too.

http://chrisking.com/headsets/hds_inset
 

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You need an integrated headtube for that headset to work.

I think the crankbros opium/iodine headests have the lowest stack height for a conventional frame, and you can probably find a lower stack hight stem as well, I bet the steertube could work.
 
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