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    Carbon 29

    I really like certain design aspects of the new Ibis Ripley. Haven't ridden one yet, and probably won't anytime soon due to the lack of dealers in my area, so these are just my musings.

    1)The compact DW link, inside the frame eccentrics seem to have some advantages...maybe.

    2) An XC raceable 120mm travel 29er. I like the option on the front end at least.

    3) 51mm offset fork(G2)for a better "trail" number, thus better handling. Having ridden several bikes with this feature, and comparing it to my Sultan...I give the edge to G2. It gives you 26er quickness with all the advantages of the 29er.

    I'm super excited to see what Dave brings to the party, as he seems to be able to put it all together better than most.

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    Aaaaahhahahahahaaaa!
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Sometimes, an old idea needs to be bump up once in a while, hahaha :-D
    You know?
    Who knows what would the cook will finally put on the table ;-)
    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    Sometimes, an old idea needs to be bump up once in a while, hahaha :-D
    You know?
    Who knows what would the cook will finally put on the table ;-)
    Cheers.
    Not sure how the flavor of not made in the USA will be received.
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    Not for me either,
    One steel 29'er is good enough for me ;-)
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    Looky here, something has been cooking at Turner.
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    nice!!!!!!
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    Oh good, maybe this will help the homers get over their racism.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Travel looks around 100mm? Sid fork ?

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    Photoshop!

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    Judging by the Rotor chainrings and the medium size, I'm guessing that is DT's bike. Looks good! Hopefully, they'll have some of those to ride at Sea Otter.

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    Need.
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    Supposedly David was riding this today at the Pow Wow Cleveland National Forest Orange County CA.


    New Turner spotted... it's CARBON!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano machineo View Post
    Looky here, something has been cooking at Turner.
    Beautius Maximus. XL Please.

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    Saweeet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano machineo View Post
    Looky here, something has been cooking at Turner.
    Very nice Deano.

    I like the look of 'non' elevated chain stay. This is officially the sexist Turner ever!

    Also - what's with that double levered front+rear brake??

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    WOW, I like it.

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    Very excited.
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    Yep, still really very very excited.
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    Carbon 29

    That black on black is gorgeous.

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    David told folks at the Vision Quest yesterday the bike will be rolled out at Sea Otter. By the way Davis placed 9th in the Counting Coup...no bad. Tinker won the Vision Quest race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal-Rider View Post
    That black on black is gorgeous.

    +1 on that.

    I really like the 'straight tube' look that Turner has achieved with this design. Very unique, very Turner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deanopatoni View Post
    +1 on that.

    I really like the 'straight tube' look that Turner has achieved with this design. Very unique, very Turner.


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    +1 on that! It still looks very Turner. I'm glad DT didn't go all swoopy with the lines like other carbon frames.


    I wonder if the carbon is just for the 29ers. Hmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikkosan View Post
    +1 on that! It still looks very Turner. I'm glad DT didn't go all swoopy with the lines like other carbon frames.
    I agree. Especially from the driveside...it looks like a bike should (double diamond frame) not some melted 'organic' mess.

    Top work DT and the crew! Looking forward to the first ride reports coming through...
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    well done!
    very vice looking frame!

    hope to see sth. like that for the 5spot.
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    another pic from socaltrailriders
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    Is it called the Czar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by therollex View Post
    Is it called the Czar?
    Not quite an original name, though...

    Jeronimo cZar Ti - FFF | Carretera

    And then, there's the variation Tzar... Sunn Tzar S1 2011 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Yeah, the name may be registered since the time of Noah's Arc, but someone actually used it first.
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    Carbon 29

    +1 on that, oh - and make it 27.5 with 150mm travel please


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    I would bet this is only one of a few carbon models DT is going to introduce . . . Hopefully at Sea Otter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    I would bet this is only one of a few carbon models DT is going to introduce . . . Hopefully at Sea Otter.
    Unfortunately I tend to agree. But with all others manufacturers having carbon offerings across their range I live in hope that ultimately Turner roll out the technology to the Burner or Spot.


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    So a longer travel 275 carbon Turner is what you are after.... R you Fairly certain thats Xactly what you want?

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    We already have the Burner, why not go 160mm 26er in carbon? Its the DHR then down to the 5 Spot, if you're an agressive rider for All Mountain riding there is a huge gap there. I'd think that is where they could and should go. Clearly keeping the Burner a trail/light Enduro bike at 140mm. Please give us more travel to use one of the most popular fork chassis, Lryik or fox 36 in 160 to 180, as well as the light 160mm chassis (34, Pike) Make it light and stiff and ready for thrashing.

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    Well, I gotta say I'm so glad I haven't put my $ down on a Pivot or Ripley yet. I was hoping to see something like this. I've been rocking my old '04 Horst link 5 Spot since it was brand new, and I'm reluctant to leave Homer Island. Looks like I may be able to stay awhile longer. I LOVE that orange.
    I just hope they're ready to ship when they introduce them at Sea Otter.

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    Beautiful styling.

    I'm very happy to see that it doesn't appear to have the Gaudi design influence demonstrated by so many other frames!

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    Really looks nice. It will be interesting to see what frames come in the carbon when released. While I don't need a new frame (on a 2008 spot), I have been sorely temped by the Ibis Ripley, which is the only other bike I really like besides Turner's.
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    The Czar fills the need of a large market segment, the gram counting XC/Endurance crowd, that has yet to be met by Turner. I wouldn't doubt we see more carbon frames from DT in the future but I personally don't see an immediate need with his AM/Trail frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1soulrider View Post
    So a longer travel 275 carbon Turner is what you are after.... R you Fairly certain thats Xactly what you want?
    I'm fairly certain it's what I want, though may not be what I need

    I like the thought of the Bronson. I like my Spot a lot too.


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    This is a sad day in my book. Another great company sells out and goes overseas. I just hope there's a US-made aluminum Czar coming out as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddiecycle View Post
    This is a sad day in my book. Another great company sells out and goes overseas. I just hope there's a US-made aluminum Czar coming out as well.
    The big question is price. Will people pay MORE for a chinese made frame versus a made in the USA frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddiecycle View Post
    This is a sad day in my book. Another great company sells out and goes overseas. I just hope there's a US-made aluminum Czar coming out as well.
    I don't think they've sold out anything. To get into the carbon market it has to be sourced elsewhere. I haven't seen the slightest hint that aluminum manufacture is leaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddiecycle View Post
    This is a sad day in my book. Another great company sells out and goes overseas. I just hope there's a US-made aluminum Czar coming out as well.
    I sympathise with you, but this is not the way I see it. IMO Turner will still be getting their aluminium frames from Zen in Portland, and I'm sure they would prefer to source their carbon frames from USA but the reality is that there is no one (yet?) setup to make them at a cost that we riders are willing to pay.

    Carbon from DT is coming in response to our requests as consumers. Many Homers aren't interested in carbon, but to most people in the market for a new frame will not consider anything less.

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    I feel that if David does not get into Carbon bikes in some way he will not be around any more to make the aluminum bikes. Don't believe he went into this without a lot of thought and made a sense of survival.

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    Yup and Yup to Deano and dstepper. I couldn't agree more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstepper View Post
    I feel that if David does not get into Carbon bikes in some way he will not be around any more to make the aluminum bikes. Don't believe he went into this without a lot of thought and made a sense of survival.
    True that.

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    Thank you Dave and DW I have been a Ibis DW fan and was going to go with a Ripley but now that I have seen the carbon 29 Turner DW bike I finally get to try a turner, Czar!
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    Straight frame lines!

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    Turner 4" Carbon 29'er to replace the much loved '08 Flux in the quiver? Where and when can I send full payment?

    Cheers gents, had to come off the sidelines for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead View Post
    Turner 4" Carbon 29'er to replace the much loved '08 Flux in the quiver? Where and when can I send full payment?

    Cheers gents, had to come off the sidelines for this one.

    Rmac, we brushed elbows and grunted hellos at GM in hurried passing last week. Happy Spring.
    Hope I didn't swerve into your path too badly... You've been on the sideline too long.

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    ^Yea, but I tend to cut a large path, so not your doing, and guilty of the second. Trying to make up for it with a team outing at 18 hrs of Fruita next month, and maybe another crack at the FC 50.

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