I don't care if it's a non-drive side picture…

Home Forum Bike Forum I don't care if it's a non-drive side picture…

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 45 total)
  • I don't care if it's a non-drive side picture…
  • Premier Icon Kryton57
    Subscriber

    We’ll I just found my end of days bike….

    Where do I sign? I bet that’s a ยฃ2.5k frame only… But who cares!

    matthew_h
    Member

    Very very meh for me

    Jamie
    Member

    Another meh from me.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
    Subscriber

    20 years ago it was still meh

    brakes
    Member

    I’ve stared at it for a while, and I’m really really struggling to find anything wrong with it.
    apart from the Fox forks obv. which would have to be changed. and may struggle to get others with a Kashima coating (for colour matching purposes).
    but yeah, very very nice.
    polished finish can still look good.

    oh, and the silly edge/edve/enve stickers are a bit naff.

    Premier Icon wallop
    Subscriber

    Meh. Never been a fan of chrome.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
    Subscriber

    The original was so much better.
    PS if you would like a large silver one in almost perfect nick then email in profile ๐Ÿ™„

    *Spaffs*

    Clicky linky

    I’d have mine with SRAM and a Reverb, but otherwise – LOVELY!

    Premier Icon unknown
    Subscriber

    Another vote for meh.

    manitou
    Member

    prefer my Ellsworth

    Anyone else think those DW links are just ugly? It just looks like they’ve fitted the wrong rear triangle.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
    Subscriber

    Anyone else think those DW links are just ugly? It just looks like they’ve fitted the wrong rear triangle.

    Me. Not a pretty bike.

    Premier Icon stewartc
    Subscriber

    Maybe CFH is going through some sort of Shallow Hal treatment, as noted above the DW links just don’t add to the aesthetic.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
    Subscriber

    I like it OP!

    Premier Icon JoeG
    Subscriber

    Swoopy hydroformed frame clashes with straight rectangular tubing in the rear triangle IMO. ๐Ÿ˜•

    I do like the polished finish, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    I’ll be sticking with my Blur LTc…

    Hmm, I’m torn…

    I look at it and my immediate reaction is, ‘ooh – that’s nice’

    Then, I study it and can’t decide

    Then I look at that rear triangle and think it looks shit

    Then I study it and think I quite like it, in an industrial kind of way.

    One thing I do reckon though – it won’t look half as nice in a bigger frame

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    I also don’t see any signs of growth under the magic beans wheels making the ground come alive

    “Anyone else think those DW links are just ugly? It just looks like they’ve fitted the wrong rear triangle.”

    Nail on head. Another dissenter here.

    But then it’s a Turner so it must be good – right?

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    theblackmount – Member

    “Anyone else think those DW links are just ugly? It just looks like they’ve fitted the wrong rear triangle.”

    Nail on head. Another dissenter here.

    But then it’s a Turner so it must be good – right?

    Why would it not be good then? Or do you buy bikes purely on looks and standing around in the car park value?

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
    Subscriber

    do you buy bikes purely on looks and standing around in the car park value?

    Of course. You don’t??

    bland
    Member

    Posh kona or same as ever, undecided

    Premier Icon sam_underhill
    Subscriber

    if only that polished finish would stay like that.

    robinlaidlaw
    Member

    Disclaimer – I own a DW link 5 Spot.
    It looks fine, and it’s a bike I’d like to own but DW link Turners aren’t brilliant looking. It’s actually just as well it’s a non-driveside photo, Turners look better that way as you can’t see the weird looking elevated stay on the drive side.
    Based on what my 5 Spot is like I’m quite sure it’ll be great to ride, near indestructible and very well supported by Turner but other companies make better looking bikes. I’d still seriously consider one, but I’d also seriously consider a Pivot Mach 6.

    One thing I do reckon though – it won’t look half as nice in a bigger frame

    That’s at least a medium in the photo. Turner use very dropped top tubes with a long seat tube and a brace. The stand-over barely changes between the sizes and it stops the larger sizes looking too ungainly.

    cynic-al
    Member

    Or do you buy bikes purely on looks and standing around in the car park value?

    This pretty much sums up the entire thread.

    iolo
    Member

    To the OP.
    Your first word seems to indicate you masturbate over photos of this bike.
    How very odd.
    It’s a bike. A very mediocre looking bike at that.
    If you go outside you will see much more attractive things than this.

    absolutly gopping, nothing nice about any turner ive ever seen

    boxfish
    Member

    I have a 5-spot. It’s not pretty but then I’m riding it, not looking at it.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
    Subscriber

    I know this thread is all a bit tongue-in-cheek, but with the vast number of very capable bikes out there the aesthetics ends up being an important – no, essential – part of the purchasing decision for many of us.

    For my last bike purchase I demo’d a handful of bikes, narrowed it down to 2 that were more than good enough for my needs, but chose the one that looked that best and had the (in my opinion) best “car park factor”. Conversely I dismissed the “big brand” bike manufacturers like Giant and Trek simply because of the fact they aesthetically left me cold.

    The DW link Turners are just downright ugly though ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    maybe it’s a non driveside pic because this is it’s better side ๐Ÿ˜•

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
    Subscriber

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Turners.
    Most of the carbon 650b bikes around look nearly identical to each other and they’re made in Taiwan (possibly by the same factory).

    I like that DT is still making these in the US and I think this is a particularly good looking version of Turner.

    If I was to buy a bike today without test riding any, the Burner would be the one I’d order.

    Premier Icon amplebrew
    Subscriber

    I think it looks nice, although I much prefer the raw finished frames.

    A polished alloy frame always gives me a hankering for purple anodised bits ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
    Subscriber

    I’d have mine with Shimano and a normal post.

    Oh and pedals.

    Looks a bit heavy though, and I’ve gone off the Turner style (some nice features though).

    haggis1978
    Member

    I like it very much. Wouldnt swap my Blur LTc for it either though as its amazing and i cant see it being any better. Having said that i have an old Horst Link Flux which is amazing and as a result when the Blur dies i will be purchasing another Turner. One thing that annoys me though is it looks like a pain in the ar$e to clean round about those linkages. My Blur isnt the easiest to clean round its top linkage and that looks just as bad. No i dont use a pressure washer and yes i do use brushes.

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Member

    Looks OK to me but wouldn’t say it’s anything special and didn’t induce any thigh-rubbing on my part…

    brakes
    Member

    This pretty much sums up the entire thread.

    al, you’re such a cynic.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
    Subscriber

    @2unfit2ride – did you receive my email?

    Rather have a Five. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    >Why would it not be good then? Or do you buy bikes purely on looks and standing around in the car park value?<

    Simple really. The OP finds it an attractive looking bike and having also seen one in the flesh I don’t. It may ride well but that’s a different issue.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
    Subscriber

    Next STW poll:

    Do you care what your bike looks like?

    Yes 99% (nearly all votes)
    No 1% (1 vote*)

    *Cynic-al

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 45 total)

The topic ‘I don't care if it's a non-drive side picture…’ is closed to new replies.