Sea Otter: More on that new Turner

by Chipps 5

David Turner took some time to show us the new Czar and explain a bit behind it. We’ve known that he’s been working on a carbon bike for a couple of years now, but it never seemed to be nearing readiness. With David doing most of the design work (and the travelling to visit factories to iron out the details), it was always going to take longer than a company with departments full of people to do that thing.

The Turner Czar


Anyway, here’s the result. The Czar. We had a chance to look at some of the closer details, like the removable cable bosses. They’re nothing new, but what is clever is that there are bosses on both sides of the bike because Turner realises that some riders (himself included) run their brakes the other way round to most Americans, and so would like to run their hoses around the head tube on a different side – hence bosses on both sides.

Under top tube bosses for a dropper


Subtle bolt that'll hold brake hose for UK riders. And Mr Turner.

There’s a moulded-in direct mount front mech boss for everyone who can’t afford XX1 just yet. It also means that riders running 1×10 (or 1×9 or whatever) can fit something like the MRP top chain guide.

Chainguide (or even a front mech!) bolts on here

The back end is a 142mm bolt-thru. Something that seems to be gaining popularity even in XC racer world.

So, there we have it. That’s it from Mr Turner for a bit. He’s got some new stuff in the works, but don’t hold your breath.

Czars should be starting to appear in July from UK distributor, Silverfish

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Comments (5)

  1. I hope he does a carbon 5-Spot

  2. It’s very pretty and appears to have had a lot of thought put into the details. Nice.

  3. I think’ll be selling the wife and kids if he does do a 5-Spot

  4. Well… I asked David about a carbon Five Spot, just for you.
    He says ‘No, sorry…’

    Actually, this is what he said “You will never see a 26in carbon bike from Turner Bikes. Ne-ver!”

    I’ll be doing more in-depth analysis of the mountain bike world of the future in a blog after the Sea Otter, so stay tuned for more info.

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