I may not ever understand this. My friends with carbon bikes seem to constantly be dealing with impact damage and cracks resulting from hitting rocks.Why exactly do we need a carbon version other than its what all the cool kids are riding?
U jelly bro?I may not ever understand this. My friends with carbon bikes seem to constantly be dealing with impact damage and cracks resulting from hitting rocks.
Not to mention they have to run rubber bumpers and tape all over their frames.
This is why I run unpainted aluminum frames. Some steel wool and metal polish fixes it right up!
Haggis,Ardent ok running tubeless? Maxxis are slooow to bring out TR versions of their standard rubber...
funny thing is that Turner has consistently been pushing the rest of the bike world with innovations, not following like so many companies. bushings, zerks, modern geometry, post mount brakes, etc, etc, etc. Just because the burner isn't carbon doesn't mean it isn't up to date... It will be interesting to see how many of these current 4k chinese carbon bikes are around in 10 years.I almost bought a Burner, but everything else I am looking at (over 4k) is carbon. One thing you can't deny about carbon is that it is lighter. And, its supposed to be stiffer. And, its what the cool kids are riding.
I don't know about the fragility issue. I've never had a carbon bike but I've had carbon bars that seem as tough as nails. And I think I'd worry more about paint on a metal frame than dings on a raw carbon.
Turner bikes are cool, especially that they are made in America, but I'm having trouble pulling the trigger when it seems other options are lighter and more "up to date".