Turner Rail Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1395.00


Product Description

It's all in the name - this bike Rails! The new Rail is our answer for dirt jumping, mountain cross and urban assault.

The Rail features 4.5 inches of rear wheel travel, a 1.5 standard headtube, square tube frame design, Fox Pro Pedal shock, disc brake mounts, and a low center of gravity to keep the Rail in the groove and boogieing down the course, wherever that may be.


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by from Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2008

Strengths:    Ive got a 2006 Rail, very different to the one above.

Its long, light, stable, really easy to jump.
I race 4X on mine, but its also a very capable downhiller and makes a wicked trail bike, too.


Weaknesses:    Hard to get your hands on one, pretty pricey (about 3k frame only).

Cant think of any flaws performance wise, but maybe Turner could slightly re design the rocker arm so the I can fit my pump underneath to pump my shock!


Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike, everyone that rides it agrees. if your after something capable of everything, or something to race, or just an awesome 4.5" travel trail rig then this is the go.
And to top it off its very attractive (gets the ladys for me).

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Revelation 426, DHX-air 5.0, Sram X-0, Novatech wheels, FSA gear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anthony a Downhiller from Portland,OR

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2006

Strengths:    *05 Rail
*Stiff, rear end
*Stable,ground and air
*Manuals forever..
*Predictable
*Rails corners


Weaknesses:    Not more available

Bottom Line:   
Needlings 05 rail, couldn't get one from Turner.. This has to be the most fun, I have had on a bike for a while. the name Rail is an understatment.This bike corners like no other, you can literally have your grips skimming dirt..Did I mention it manuals forever.. its almost stupid.. has a huge sweet spot, power wheelies really nicely too..back end is very stable and predicatble.. Have not got a bad thing to say about this frame..Can't wait to get it up to Whistler..and out on the 4x track.. "Its 2 wheeled crack cocaine...!"

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Favorite Trail:   Aline, Dirt Merchant, bend 4x track

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   used..

Similar Products Used:   *24 Le toy
*Azonic DS1
*Intense tazer


Bike Setup:   *Pike*Hayes*Hope*SDG*Truvativ*Azonic*Mavic*Maxxis

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by captain awesome from santa cruz, ca

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2005

Strengths:    Strong, small, simple.

Weaknesses:    not a feather weight, single pivot probably isnt the most efficient design, not made anymore, short seat tube area.

Bottom Line:   
the bike jumps and it jumps well. i knew my dirtbag wasnt a jumper, and i was used to doing everything on my evil so i was a bit hesitant to get one of these, but ive wanted this frame for too long. i'm a happy camper. the shock it came with isnt much to write home about, but if i pump about 150psi in it it's good to go (im about 140 lbs). the frame weight is definitely higher than i had expected but turner went out of their way to overbuild this bike. perhaps one downside of the bike is that it's got a 4" headtube, a bit shorter than id like, but this may not be a downside for some. tire clearance is suprisingly large. as stated above im running a 24" rear, i prefer this over a 26/26 setup mostly because i run 24's on my other bikes to rake them out a bit and this bike has pretty steep geometry when set up with 26/26 though i may go to that later. i was quite pleased with the bike's performance on the trails as well. im not a big fan of the full squish bikes that take out all the sense of what's going on beneath you. this bike has the right ammount of travel for me, kinda like a sports car- it lets you know what's below you without being too harsh, and hauls butt. it's not much of a climber the way ive got it set up becuase ive got my seat tube cut down for standover since it is going to be used primarily for sumping.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Similar Products Used:   in terms of jumping/4xish stuff: identiti dr jekyll, evil imperial sl.
in terms of full suspension: transition dirtbag.


Bike Setup:   04 rail (doesnt look like the one pictured above), sherman flick, trailpimps (26/24), maxxis larsen tt/arrow launch, evil/e13, raceface, avids.

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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