2014 Turner Flux V.3 - Shimano XT Build Kit - Raw Finish.
Turners new revised XC / trail machine just git better with the release of the Flux V.3
The new Flux 27.5 has been completely redesigned from the ground up to take your pursuit for exceptional trail riding further & faster than ever before. Now featuring 27.5 inch wheels to get that perfect balance of trail dominating control and the playful agility for technical twisty singletrack. With a slacker head angle and lower bb for a package that will eat up every foot of trail without sacrificing the nimble traits of its xc lineage. This is all thanks to the dw-link kinematics tuned specifically for the 27.5 inch wheels of the Flux. Then the travel just got bumped up to 120 millimeters with an all new shaped tubeset to save weight and be torsionally stiffer. The new Flux 27.5 is not simply a rehash of old ideas, this machine is a perfect example of xc trail bike evolution!
2014 The Turner Flux V.3 27.5 is back.
- 120mm travel
- 650B / 27.5" Wheel
- Fox Float CTD Evolution shock
- 142 x 12mm dropouts (incl axle)
- 30.9mm seat tube
- 34.9mm conventional front derailleur
- 73mm BB shell
- 44mm headtube
2014 Turner Flux V.3 XT Build Kit:
- Drivetrain Shimano XT+ 2x10
- Fork Fox 32 Float CTD Kashima 120mm
- Shock Fox Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
- Brakes Shimano XT 160mm/160mm
- Wheelset DTSwiss 350 Hub Stans Arch Rims
- Tyres Schwalbe Racing Ralph
- Headset Cane Creek 40
- Handlebar Thomson 730mm Riser Carbon
- Stem Thomson 4X 90mm
- Seatpost Thomson Elite
- Saddle WTB Rocket V
- Grips ODI Lockon
Turner Burner 27.5 Mountain Bike Features
DW-link - Simultaneously engineered anti-squat and wheel rate curves are the mathematical formulas that make dw-link the world's most efficient and traction-aiding suspension system.
Journal Bearing System - The use of journal bearings, or 'bushings' as some in the bike industry call them, is a perfect solution for the high shock load and abusive limited range of motion that bicycle suspensions put on the pivot system.
Our Journal Bearing system utilizes hard anodized aluminium pivot shafts and Kevlar composite bearings. Since it is not made of steel this system is not capable of rusting and has substantial weight savings over its cartridge style counterparts.
The design of our Journal Bearing System is built into the frame to work seamlessly with the suspension. By not using an off-the shelf bearing we are able make use of the entire width of the pivot area. This eliminates any torsional flex in the back end and is why our bikes have legendary handling & stability.
Finite Element Analysis (fea) - A mathematical technique for analysing stress points. We use an FEA computer program to aide in the design of every Turner frame. This helps us maximize the strength and minimize the weight to insure a perfect balance is achieved.
Anodized Frame Finish - Due to the tough nature of anodizing and the permanence of laser etching it fits well with the extremely long life riders get out of their Turner Bikes.
44 Headtube - This head tube is perfectly sized to work with a tapered steerer fork and the new 44XX lower head set bearing from Cane Creek. Stiffness gains of up to 20% can be had with a tapered steerer fork. With the upper bearing bore now at 44mm, the rider has the ability to run a ZeroStack headset on top. This setup will lower the hand position up to 10mm for more control on steep climbs and fast descents, where front end traction is enhanced through transferring the riders weight over the handle bar. Our 'just right' head tube design allows for the biggest bearing size on the bottom for a long head set life.
Post-Mount Disc Brakes - The biggest reason why Turner Bikes chose to pioneer the use of post-mount rear brake mounting was to eliminate the adapter. All disc brake manufacturers and all new fork designs had already gone to the post-mount calipers due to the ease of set up and the increased rigidity provided. Plus, with the decision to create the post-mount rear dropout we removed two bolts that were doing nothing but adding weight and potential flex. An exceptional design begins with simplicity and common sense.
Threaded Zerk Grease Fittings - Zerks are stainless steel, ultra compact, custom made proprietary fittings to aide in the lubrication and maintenance of all the pivots on a Turner frame. This is one of the key features that makes the ownership of a Turner cost effective over the long haul.
Burrito vs. Taco - Moving into 2011 we created a custom drawn, differentially dimensioned tube to replace the taco shell style seat tube/ top tube gusset of the past. This design will spread the load across the top tube and seat tube more efficiently with its convex top surface. This is due to the shape and varying wall thickness of the burrito to control how the stress is dispersed through the frame.
Improved Cable Routing - In order to make sure that no one had unwanted contact with the bike we created a special machined part to pass the rear derailleur cable directly through the tube on the right side of the rear end.
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