- Turner Burner 650b (?)
I have a bit of as bike-crush on these at the moment, please help me get over it (and avoid raiding my daughter’s pocket money fund) by posting pics of ugly builds and reviews of how dire it is as a fun all round trail bike suitable for a range of riding from Surrey Hills mince-core to more heavy duty UK rocky place and alpine and so on riding.
ps anyone know if the UK stock has the slightly higher BB (compared to the first batch) I have seen mentioned.Posted 4 years agosam_underhillSubscriber
I’d like to warn you off. But I already have a DW flux, and love it. I also have a massive bike-crush on the new Burner. I’d like a more trail orientated bike, and can’t think of anything better (for me).
looks especially good in the ano-orange doesn’t it? Please buy one and then let me have a go. See you in Peaslake……..Posted 4 years ago
@cheez no need. Not unduly bothered by looks (within the bounds of a pretty large envelope), most FS bikes look a bit gak in truth.
@ska maybe we’re reaching the point of convergence! The Yelli’s a keeper for me. (Reverb, wide flat bars set lower than yours, short stem).
looks especially good in the ano-orange doesn’t it?
liking the black and the clear myself, no idea what’s available in our little isle thoPosted 4 years ago
Only downside over recent years has been that Merlin and Wiggle have sold the frames cheaply at the end of the lifecycle meaning second hand value suffers. Currently neither Wiggle or Merlin have any stock, but who’s to say they wont when the new models get announced.
Very poor strategy imoPosted 4 years ago
I think it’s only been out since May.
Someone asked on MTBR and Dave replied:Posted 4 years ago
No plans for a carbon Burner. we have been 142×12 exclusively for a couple years. ISCG? done. Tapered fork compatible? Done. Post style disc mount with replaceable threads? First to do it. Custom SS grease fittings on pivots? Done. Does anyone really want a carbon RFX? I thought that kinda bike was for the Gnar Kore… Knolly is Gnar Kore and he don’t do carbon, so what does that make them C-Bronsons and Nomad-C for?
Late last year in the US judging by posts on MTBR.
Presumably US orders get filled first and we suffer from batched import lag too.
There are a couple of posts on MTBR re it being slightly modded to raise the BB a tad due to pedal strikes, I have no idea if the UK stock frames are pre or post that revision. I think it was only a 1/4 inch (6mm or so), and I usually run 170mm cranks anyway so not really concerned.Posted 4 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
I might be slightly responsible for suggesting the burner to missnotax.
I really like them but managed to put myself off by finding out that fox don’t do a 650b float 36.
For me, the 34 would be a bit floppy and I must have something that takes an avalanche cartridge.Posted 4 years ago
You’re right matt but it’s not beyond the whit of man to get some stickers made, which is all you see there. If the stickers are well made they’d cover the etching. If you emailed turner direct you may find they could leave the etching off and provide stickers, worth asking….Posted 4 years ago
In all honesty I think they look great but then have been a fan of turner since my old xce, I love the machining being visible and the attention to detail. I also love the greasable bearings which have lasted me so very well.
I was unable to get a test ride,on a 5spot I can ride medium or large but the large burner has a well long tt so was not sure if it would be to long.My medium has a 70mm stem with 740mm bars,only had 6 rides but love it,my spot is a heavy build with 36 forks 2.5 tyres,angleset + dropper post,a good lakes, alps bike.Posted 4 years ago
The only rfx I have tested was a 2007-8 & my spot is a better bike!
The burner does take a little bit more effort on the climbs but if you push hard it will keep the speed.
The only other 650 bikes I rode,intense traser @ cube but the burner feels better.
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