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  1. Vintage, Retro, Classic
    De-clutter mode: Turner Flux ~ year 2000 about. broke frame. Dumpster it or find value someplace? Klein Adroit - older than the Turner. Dumpster or not dumpster it. Wish I had kept the original rigid front fork - then I would fix it up and keep it. Trek 8000 - around 1993 give or take a...
  2. 27.5
    When this Flux went to carbon molds, 142mm rear wheel spacing was the standard and reach numbers for a large frame were only just starting to approach the 17″ range for most manufacturers. Editor's Note: Mtbr welcomes longtime forum member Kent Robertson to the front page. Kent - or KRob - has...
  3. Enduro Racing
    The bike had predictable handling, but it wasn't necessarily telepathic or razor sharp. Editor's Note: Along with longtime Mtbr forum member Kent Robertson (KRob), the 2016 Outerbike Test Sessions are being handled by Ben Slabaugh, aka Schlim on Mtbr. Ben, 37, has been riding mountain bikes...
  4. General Discussion
    Turner bikes used to be synonymous with American made alloy frames, but in recent years they've shifted their focus to carbon. The new era began with the rebirth of the RFX and continues with the introduction of the all-new Flux. The new Turner is a "new era trail ripper," that is claimed to...
  5. 27.5
    The Turner RFX (click to enlarge). Lowdown: Turner RFX 4.0 You may not have heard much from Turner in recent years, but make no mistake, the brand hasn't lost their touch. The new RFX is as capable downhill as it is pointed up, which makes it one of our favorite bikes in the category...
  6. 29er Bikes
    This past year, the Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets. But only a handful of those bikes could make it onto our Best of 2015 list. And the winners are… We predict The Following will be one of the most emulated bikes of...
  7. 27.5
    Editor's Note: Mtbr was so impressed with this new bike from Turner that we've published two First Ride Reviews. You can read the initial impression from Saris Mercanti here. We're also excited to welcome longtime forum member Kent Robertson to the front page of the website. Kent (or KRob) has...
  8. 27.5
    The new RFX enters its 16th model year with a ground up redesign (click to enlarge). Derived from a race format that mimics the dynamics of a solid group ride, the term enduro has become an all-encompassing phrase for things meant to go fast and take a beating. This race pedigree has forced a...
  9. 27.5
    The new Turner RFX is the latest in a new breed of Enduro bikes that straddles the middle ground between hard charging EWS racer and versatile all mountain rig. Cable routing is largely external, although there are provisions for a stealth routed dropper post. Designed around a 66° head...
  10. 27.5
    Turner has just announced the return of the RFX. Virtually a cult classic, the 2016 RFX is back in a full carbon version made from Toray hi modulus carbon fiber and utilizing the industry standard for enduro - 27.5" wheels. It is designed as an aggressive trail bike/enduro racer. Like all of...
  11. General Discussion
    Outerbike gives riders a chance to check out next year' bikes in a premier mountain bike destination--Moab, Utah. Photo by Matt Woodley Scoring credentials to Interbike's Outdoor Demo used to be the über bike geek's golden ticket to riding all of next year's bikes before anyone else. But...
  12. General Discussion
    Fatbikes are indeed here and they're not only here to stay, but they're actually breaking out in to categories. There's flotation fatbikes to float over snow or ungroomed terrain. There's also racing fatbikes that are 21 lb. carbon wheeled machines, that can fly up and down hills. But the most...
  13. 29er Bikes
    This is part 2 of Krob's bike tests from Outerbike in Moab, Utah. Be sure to read KRob's Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews - Part 1. Norco Sight I'd stopped by the SRAM tent several times looking for this size large on the first day but was never successful so it was high on my list for the...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Fall in BC brings back rain. Rain brings saturated green vibrant moss, ferns, evergreen and deciduous trees back to life. Roots, rocks and rolls get a bit slippery but that keeps one honest. The trails that become a bit brown and dusty when dry and easier to ride for the tourists visiting in...
  15. 29er Bikes
    2013 Interbike Dirt Demo - Part 2 This is part 2 of Krob's bike tests from Interbike's Outdoor Demo. Be sure to read Krob's All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike (part 1). My normal riding buddy Craig ("Craigstr" in the Mtbr forums) was busy working a booth today so I was on my own for my...
  16. 29er Bikes
    Turner Czar - The Carbon Bling Machine Introduction David Turner does it again. Time and time and time his genius results in rideable bike art.. The difference this time of course is that the Turner Czar is carbon; and what a start! The Czar is a 100mm travel 29er full-suspension bike...
  17. 27.5
    One year after showing the new Burner with 27.5" wheels, Dave Turner returns to Bike PressCamp in Deer Valley, UT to show us the all new Flux with 27.5" wheels and 120mm of travel. Dave explains how this new bike fits into his bike line-up and who the ideal rider is for this bike. The new...
  18. 29er Bikes
    As has been long rumored in the Turner discussion forum here on Mtbr, Turner Bikes has finally and officially launched their first carbon framed bike. Called the "Czar" (following the naming convention started by it's big-wheeled brethren, the "Sultan"), this bike features 100mm of rear...
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