new build project for the wife - Turner 5-Spot AM WW buil

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by fivethirtyonepm

I recently picked up a 2004 (Horst Link) 5-spot frame with upgraded RP23 boost valve shock. It is size 'small', so I thought I would build my wife (yet) another bike (which she will probably never ride!).

The frame is now at the finishers waiting to be stripped and powder-coated (RAL 6027 which is the original Gulf Racing Blue colour). After that, I have new downtube decals, a new (new style) metal headtube badge and some fresh zerks to go on.

The current spec (with published weights reads as follows):-

5-spot frame with RP23BV shock and all linkages/bushing etc - 2,250g (remember, it is a tiny frame!)
DT Swiss EXM130 QR fork - 1,645g
Hope Pro 3 SP XC3 wheelset (Stans 355 24-spoke SP with 3-bolt rotors) - 1,483g (complete with rim tape) **actual weight
Hope 3-bolt 160 & 185mm rotors - 200g
Schwalbe Ro'Ro 2.25" and RaRa 2.25" EVO folding tyres - 1,000g ** actual weight
Stans valves and sealant - 180g
Lock-On grips - 120g
Superstar 9mm bolt-through QR (front) and 10mm QR (rear) - 190g
Formula RX brake levers & calipers - 550g
FSA Carbon Pro handlebars - 250g
Fizik Arione Dione saddle - 210g
Seatpost collar - 20g
Thomson X4 80mm stem - 150g
Ks i7 Supernatural dropper post with remote (27.2mm) - 609g
2x10 SLX groupset with 38/24 front and 11-36 rear plus XT shadow+ (clutch) rear mech inc cables - 2,173g

total estimated weight (less pedals) - 11,030g (24.3lbs)

for pedals may use the indecently heavy Shimano SPD Trail pedals at circa 455g

i also have a FSA carbon pro 27.2mm seatpost which I could put on to save weight (will save approx 350g) but that would rather defeat the AM focus of the bike.

i will post up pics and actual weights as i start to put it all together.

hope you enjoy!

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by Washdogg

Your wife is lucky! I built my gf up a mtb around an on-one inbred frame from bits and bobs I had lying around. Somehow it's heavier than my 29er...

Good luck - look forward to the pics!

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by fivethirtyonepm

i really must stay away from CRC... i now appear to have a brand new Fox RP23 Float Kashima-coated shock in the exact right size for the 5-spot, complete with the right reducers and essentially the right level of tune... hmmm... her bike is going to end up nicer than mine!

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by lional7

If you are looking for lighter option on grips, try these ... -p105.aspx" onclick=";return false; they are really comfortable and nice and small in diameter :-)

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by Drappo

I use handlebar tape.

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