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    burner updates changes for next year?

    I am excited about a new bike this upcoming winter.. wondering if the burner has any expected changes for next year. thanks!

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    I wouldn't expect so since they've nailed it with Ver. 3.0. If anything, maybe they'll offer a new anodized color.

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    whats different between the 3 versions, I only thought there was the pre-production and the production versions.. thx.

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    I'd expect to see this year's version available direct from the turner website for ~$1500.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Gnomer - That's a question probably only Turner can answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomer View Post
    whats different between the 3 versions, I only thought there was the pre-production and the production versions.. thx.
    V1 94-98
    V2 03-04
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    From their website Turner Bikes - Turner Bikes Lineage

    I wouldn't expect major changes either for next year, except maybe colors. If there will be changes prob only Turner knows at this point.

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    Build the Burner in Carbon???

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    burner updates changes for next year?

    They will be updating it to 160mm travel and calling it the Burner v RFX.
    Riding slowly since 1977.

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    internal routing for dropperseat post?
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    No plans for a carbon Burner. we have been 142x12 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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    I'd expect to see this year's version available direct from the turner website for ~$1500.
    That would be awesome!

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    Mrwhlr wouldn't buy one at that price! trolls don't use money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    Mrwhlr wouldn't buy one at that price! trolls don't use money...
    turnerbucks aren't money!
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
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    Squeaky wheel gets the grease.
    Killing it with close inspection.

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    so i guess that is a no from DT? no upcoming changes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireLikeIYA View Post
    Squeaky wheel gets the grease.
    More like squeaky bungholio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
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    And that tells you all you need to know about the reputation thingy, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    And that tells you all you need to know about the reputation thingy, no?
    yeah, no doubt, i mean look at yours
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    turnerbikes contribution to the mountain biking world - ************************************************** ************************************************** ********************************************

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    No plans for a carbon Burner. we have been 142x12 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?





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    Burner-C = Most Gnar Kore

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    Does anyone really want a carbon RFX? I thought that kinda bike was for the Gnar Kore...?

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    Fricken like Dudes... Make the RFX outa Gnarbon, that would fricken Kill!

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    "Does anyone really want a carbon RFX?"

    Yes, I really want an RFX. I think there's more than a few other people that feel the same way. I would happily buy an aluminum one though. A 160mm travel, DW link, Turner sounds like a winning ticket to me.

    My 5spot is a great bike, and every time I ride it I have fun, but it needs just a little more travel to handle some of the bigger moves on the trails I ride. I even bought an Intense UZZI thinking it would be a good place holder, but it doesn't pedal or handle as well as any of my Turner's.

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    I used to be a loyal Turner fan. I've owned 5 Turner frames (1998 RFX, 2004 Flux, 2006 Spot, 2008 RFX, 2009 Spot, 2011 Spot) over the years and loved the ride on all of them. I tried other brands from time to time but always came back to Turners. Why the switch to other brands? Carbon.

    DT, I know you said you have no plans for carbon, but it seems to be the trend and future of mtb. I see it as what disc brakes and suspension were when they first came out (yes, I'm THAT old); not everyone accepted it at first. But now carbon is everywhere as we can see!

    Like others have said a carbon Burner would absolutely be killer. It would bring me back for sure. I was totally a carbon skeptic and hold out. But after riding a carbon bike, I'm a believer. Now I have two carbon frames. One 26' AM, one 650b AM/XC.

    Turner Bikes quality and customer service, 650b-specific, great geometry, DW-link, a frame that fits me perfect, AND AND in carbon. I'd be there in a heartbeat.

    I'm just wondering....Why NOT a carbon Burner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    I'm just wondering....Why NOT a carbon Burner?
    Me too ^^

    I don’t need one this year, but planning to purchase my 5.Spot replacement in 2015.
    I am resigned to the fact that 650B is going to be the norm by then and likewise so will carbon (for high end frames like Turner).

    I sympathise with David Turner and Turner Bikes ethos to be made in America, and the transfer to Zen has been for the better IMO , but until someone can start making carbon frames economically in the US then this ethos will need to change. The best result would be if Zen started a carbon manufacturing plant alongside their aluminium arm, making their own moulds etc. and offering carbon to the small run frame making companys that are their current main client base. This would be great for all concerned… Monday Dreaming..

    deano

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