For yet even more ridiculous bike porn see YamaDan's tremendous thread here. I thought about putting my pics in his thread but the world can't have enough Turner love.
Got this for a MTBR test. Picked up the stock highend XX1 Enve build
All I can say is that David Turner's creation will make grown men fall to their knees and weep for the sheer beauty of it all
Front end is so clean. No front derailleur with XX1 but there are cable guides for housing if you're using a front D. Tapered headtube for the Cane Creek 44XX headset. RockShox SID RCT3. Conti MKII mounted tubeless front changes tire from the stock Race King
The chainstays and wheelbase are on the short end for a 29er which bodes well for the bike not steering like an ocean liner. The DW-link linkages are super compact. There's a front der mount.
XX1 - enough said. Chain stays are square! I love that!!! Makes it look like a ..... Turner
Changed up bars and stem from stock - Thomson 70mm and Easton Havocs with a slight rise to put me into the riding position I like
Super nice touches. The post-mount brakes on the rear are nice but you've got replaceable fittings in case you gorilla something and strip the mounts.
Grease fittings for the bushing pivot hardware. A Turner touch that appreciative fans have come to expect
Lots of tire clearance. This is with a 2.2 Race King II that is on the narrow side. I checked and a 2.4 Ardent will fit in there just in case I want to do some 10foot drops to flat
With pedals, bottle cage. Could have weight-weenied and stuck some Maxxis Beavers on there to lose about a 1/4 pound per tire but that's plenty light as is.
Geo figures here. I'm riding a size large. Going to play hooky today and ride it.
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