Turner Flux 27.5 27.5 Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

The 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.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MikeDeee

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2014

Strengths:    Climbing, stability, descending, technical, pounds/dollar, American designed, American made

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
I own a 4-bar 2008, 26'er Flux, and just replaced it with the Flux 27.5. The bike feels similar to my old Flux, but does everything better. Everything.
I was worried that my new flux would be tougher to muscle through switchbacks because it has a longer wheelbase, and I was worried the front end would slide on the uphill switchbacks because of the slacker head angle. Not the case at all. I am just grinning at the ease of carving down, and dicing up, switchbacks vs. my old Flux.And, my old flux was a great climber and very nimble.
Climbing is amazing. The larger wheels combined with the DW/Fox suspension allows me to just roll up and over stuff I usually pick my way around. I am just faster on the new Flux.
Descending is very familiar feeling, and my Flux allows me to feel comfortable railing turns, leaned over and committed. The suspension tracks and the frame is stiff. I have the TALAS fork, and the 140mm is awesome for descents. I do climb in the 120 length, however.
I have the XL, anodized frame. I have the Turner XT kit, with Enve XC wheels upgrade.
I am 6'2", 175lbs. The bike fits me well and I like having the TALAS to bring the hand position up. THe kit comes with a flat Thomson bar and 0 degree rise, 80mm Thomson stem. If I did not have the TALAS, I would probably fly a riser bar or 10 degree stem, because I have long legs that would leave me with a 3" drop from saddle to stem. But, with the TALAS, I have a reasonable drop, and can lower the front for the extended climbs. I took about 3/4" off each end of the bar and may take some more off, and go to a 100mm stem, since the new style of super-wide bars is just not for me. The bar is 720mm stock. It is a trend that I am not totally down with. But, I am going to try it the way Dave and crew spec it.
I did not have a chance to demo the bike because no local shops stock it. But I decided to trust that Dave Turner created a better version of my beloved Flux, and bought it on faith.
Lastly, this bike was not only designed in the USA, but also welded by men and women in the USA. It matters to me that in the creation of my machine, a wage was earned in the USA. I would love a carbon Turner, and one day I might get one. But I was able to get an XL, aluminum, hand-made, sexy-welds frame that weighs a hair over 6 lbs. 6. Many/most? XL carbon frames weigh almost as much or more. AND, I don't have to sweat every frickin' time I raise a wrench to it on the trail, fearing the dreaded carbon crack of over-tightening.



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by NarrowPath

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2013

Strengths:    Light and spry.
Really fun to ride
Shoots up hills
Rips down trails


Weaknesses:    Not for serious bombing
Not as forgiving as the new Burner or 5-Spot


Bottom Line:   
I had the opportunity to demo a Flux. I ride an 09 5-Spot. If the Flux and Burner existed then as they do now, I would have selected one of them over the 5-Spot. Note: I LOVE the 5-Spot.

I would say the 5 Spot is for super chunder, Burner is for loving the down more than up, and the Flux is for loving it all. The shallower HT angle on the Burner makes the down a little less sketchy. All in all, the flux is a great all-mountain bike for those of us who are really all-mountain. That is, I don't do big rock rolls or try to clear the doubles, or even try the doubles.

I am trying to envision what would make the Flux a better bike, given its purpose, and nothing is leaping to mind, sans the fact that the one I rode had no dropper post, and I really, really enjoy having the dropper.

I just saw a deal from my LBS that you can get a complete Burner or Flux for $3500. Awesome.

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