- Injured…. so show me your Turners
not a Turner rider (yet) but I may become one – really like the look of the 650b Burner.
you guys love your Turners don’t you? a lot of you have had a few.
from his videos DT looks like a sound guy too, no ego, just somebody who looks like he cares about his product and his customersPosted 4 years ago
Anyone think my flux above would look better with white forks? or even with the silver SID stickers instead of the Red (which I have). Currently 100mm SIDS and fancied trying 120mm SIDS (or something else?)
The red on the SIDS does look a bit orange in the photo, but it doesnt in reality.
Would like to tone down the wheels too as the dcecals are a bit much but dont think they come off.Posted 4 years ago
there’s a lot going on with that bike organic, I find it pretty hard on the eye. I’d clean and simplify it as much as possible, let the frame come to the fore.
at least the frame is black, so you’re starting from the right place.
lol ‘valve’ written on the rims by the …. valve!Posted 4 years ago
lol ‘valve’ written on the rims by the …. valve!
yeah I know, they are “American” wheels though so maybe needs to be spelled out for them 😉
may try the silver stickers on the SIDS, I can always get another set on ebay for a tenner.
Thinking I may get a plain black alloy handlebar too.
Not much i can do about the wheels I dont think. unless I get something else.Posted 4 years agoobelixMember
Always wanted a Santa Cruz, but since their rubbish attempt at impersonating Specialized (with their court cases against Yeti), Turner now definitely tops my list.
Their styling leans towards the industrial, somewhat like Nicolai, rather than the sculpted carbon, etc of most other boutique manufacturers.Posted 4 years ago
The transformation has started.
VALVE stickers cames off, and it looks like the other wheel decals will come off with a bit of elbow grease and light scraping, should I go for the stealth black rim look?
also dug out my silver SID stickers and gonna try them on the forks this weekend, also thinking of looking for a matt black barlike the easton Haven Carbon riser might look good, anything to get something new!!
may consider getting that 1 red spoke changed too.Posted 4 years ago
Turner Sultan 29er.
Now living in Hong Kong where this is pretty much the perfect bike. Rolls fast over undulating terrain. There isn’t much like the Peak District or the Welsh centres over here where agility and the ability to do twisty turny stuff matters. Mostly fast rolling stuff, where a 29er is perfect. Don’t get me wrong, there are hills. Oh boy are there hills! But they aren’t rock infested technical climbs, and I can’t remember the last time I saw mud so traction is never a problem. When I did last see mud, I made a 5 year old child style detour to ride through it, just for fun!
I had a 5 spot before (HL version), and despite there being several years in between the 2, and despite the rest of the bike world having moved on to other things, a Turner is still quite a classic, and timeless ride.
They have stuck with the times in terms of 44mm headtubes, integrated bb mounts, dropper post routing etc, but some things don’t change because they got it right first time. Not the lightest, not the blingest, but in my humble opinion, the best all round bikes that money can buy.
I just fitted it with a Reverb dropper post which has made things more fun on some of the steeper decents. Not sure there is now much I would change. Even the carbon wheels have proven robust.
I would have another in the blink of an eye, and think I might have settled on my ‘brand for life’ if not my bike for life. They remain small, well thought out, unique, with great customer service. The geometry is still a bit upright in the seat tube, but somehow it just works.Posted 4 years ago
Does the Sultan have holes drilled for a Stealth reverb, or have you just gone with a standard one?
I asked Greg @ Turner if I could widen the hole at the bottom of my seat tube for a stealth installation, but he said under full compression the hose would/could get crushed.Posted 4 years ago
No, standard Reverb post, but there are guides under the top tube which make it neat. I will post a picture later when I get home.
Friday afternoon @ 4.30 here in Hong Kong, so the weekend is just half an hour away!!!!!
Weather forecast is dry (yawn!) and 38 degrees (like it has been for weeks, yawn!).
Only drawback is you have to hit the trail sat 6am before it gets too hot to function normally, and on the mainland there are Orb Spiders as big as your hand that like to build webs across the trial. I sometimes dream of single digit temperatures and dodging ramblers in the Peaks and Surrey Hills instead of f#*king great spiders and heat exhaustion!
Don’t look at this if you are not a fan of spiders. This is what a New Territories Hong Kong Orb Spider looks like….Posted 4 years ago
(I) think I might have settled on my ‘brand for life’
Totally agree. Even though my Spot was a bit neglected by the previous owner, it’s so easy to work on and replace parts or hone.
Plus it’s by far and away the best feeling bike I’ve ridden, I been through a Zesty, Trek EX8, Giant Reign, Ibis Mojo, Pace 405, Santa Cruz Heckler, Whyte E-120, Spark, Anthem…. loads of bikes. And the quality, engineering and feel of the Spot is epic.
Organic355 – my missus is 5’7 and that’s her Sultan in my first photo, she looks in proportion on it, and absolutely loves it. Forget any notion of it not being a quick turning bike, with a 70mm stem and 710mm bars with a low ride, and a slammed stem, it is very quick to turn, incredibly similar to my 5Spot.
It’s not as playful, which is why I wouldn’t have one, but it does make things feel easier.Posted 4 years ago
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