All about two wheels. Mostly non-motorized. Mostly off-road.
May 24, 2019 at 10:28May 24, 2019
2013 Turner 5.Spot. Medium – 17” seat tube. Most recent version - Shimano XT build. I’m the first and only owner. Purchased mid-2013. This bike has been and still is a fine ride. Late 2016, I started moving back to hard-tails. That move - still evolving. While this bike is still occasionally ridden (it just fits & works so well), it often sits unused. This bike works flawlessly. It's been ridden, for sure. Even bike-packing. It’s always been faithfully maintained, and promptly repaired. Suspension pivots show no signs of wear - being greased every few rides via zerks w/SlickHoney. Billed as a Trail/Enduro unit - specs & reviews are available online. Features include: • Frame built by our dearly departed Zen, in Portland. DW Link. 140mm rear travel. • XT 785 series running gear & brakes. No mix & match. Clickety click click de-click. Man…, this stuff is amazing. • New rear derailler (bent the cage last Spring & easier to just replace the entire unit). Clutched shadow unit. • Running 1x10. Front XT 2x setup is included (shifter, derailler, 34T ring) • Fox Fit 34 150mm Kashima forks w/CTD & Trail-Adjust. Cane Creek 40. • Fox Float shock, CTD, rebound adj. • Shock & fork serviced locally for cleaning, wipers, & oil. Fox softened the trail-adjust on the fork. • New Ice-Tech rotors. • New wheel-set - DT 350 hubs & Stan's Mk3 Arch rims, laced w/DT 2.0/1.8 Comps & chromed brass nipples. • Carbon bar – 756mm Syntace Vector Low-5, 12 deg sweep. • PNW Cascade externally-routed 125 dropper. • New Conti Mtn King 2.4's. Images from the end of my last ride. Alsea Falls. The only damage beyond normal wear & tear, is the depicted scuff on the outside of the drive-side chain-stay. Otherwise - no dents, cracks or breaks. Nothing loose or wobbly. Frame built by Zen in Portland - Buyer pays for shipping. Will arrange to deliver w/i state.
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Mar 2, 2019 at 8:38Mar 2, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Ride a Hardtail Anymore?
Can't say I've always had a full sus bike. But from my first - I've never been without. That said - of the herd - all except one, are hardtails. One sacred '99 Klein is relegated to path work only. The AlaCarte is blessed with two wheelsets - of which one is bestowed with good solid mud-capable offroad tires. It sees the occassional day-ride, cuz it's FUN cuz! Mostly - for wintertime use my breathed-on 1st-gen TimberJack gets the nod. It's just so capable - up and down. And last but not even remotely the least - my friend & companion - my pedaling steed - my heart's smile last-gen 5.Spot is my fair-weather soulmate. I'm Dave, and I shop. Looking really really hard at a new (or replacement) squish bike. Newer goemetries are all that and a bag of chips too. So I struggle. Do I keep the 5.Spot & betray my Hunny Bunny Hoochie Coochie Sweety Pie - says to get rid if one before adding a new one? Or do I betray my common-law marriage to my beer-mate Five Spot? Awwww hell. I think I'm gonna puke. Then - probably toss de doggies in the pickup along with the TJ & go get really really cold & muddy.
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Feb 11, 2019 at 11:32Feb 11, 2019
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Oct 15, 2018 at 11:06Oct 15, 2018
Well..., alright. That didn't happen. Whenever we go to Truckee for Hole In The Ground, we make a day trip (or two) up to Downieville. And always Do the DD. And always have a ball. And you know what else? All those obstacles that we initially walked? We walk fewer of them. And the ones we still do - we at least give it a go before abandoning ship. So there. Just so you know.
jimicarl RichardCunningham's article
Jul 26, 2017 at 18:55Jul 26, 2017
From the Top: David Turner
Still sportin my '13 5.Spot. Not my only. But see's my butt way more than the others. Same with my Sweety Pie and her '15 Burner. Orange ano. Beautiful. Got 'em both direct. Both ordered after a number of conversations with a variety of the company's staffers - who were without exception absolutely ENTHUSED to be helping. Those things see the hard use. The unexplored. The chunky. The difficult. And the steep. Both as good or better climbers than I would expect from any bike. Awesome comfy pedallers. Durable & reliable to a fault. They also see all of our travels (even last year's hut-to-hut. Perfect choice. Glad to have my 5.Spot under me with every stroke of the pedals day-after-day. Any issues or a question to Turner Bikes sees a dang nabbit speedy response from the man himself. Need a part? Same dang nab speedy response and no doubt with the big guy's finger prints on it somewhere. Granted - there are other brands that make decent bikes. But from my limited experience - dollers tah doe-nuts you'll not find the golden package provided by Dave & his crew. Ever hear anybody say anything even remotely critical of Turner Bikes, Turner's bikes, or Mr Turner? Me either. Kudos, Dave. And you can wear your beanie anywhere anytime for any reason. You wear it well.
Jan 8, 2011 at 9:07Jan 8, 2011
first race in april
Added 10 photos to DaveyKBo
Nov 12, 2010 at 12:10Nov 12, 2010