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    Czar Availability

    Are Czar's readily available? I'm looking for an XL frame or xx1 build but a quick internet search turned up empty. I live in SW N.H. and don't have any dealers close to me.
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    From what I hear, XL and XXL Czar frames will not be available until sometime this coming spring. Still out in prototype. . .

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    XL probably September, last I heard (which was in May, so things may have changed). Worth waiting for, IMO. If you don't have any nearby dealers, call Turner next week and start talking about a direct purchase (which they will happily do if there are no dealers nearby).
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    Czar Availability

    DT said late July for XL on the Facebook page

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    Placed my order for an XL this past Friday. Now I play the waiting game. Would've ordered from a dealer but nobody even remotely close. Bring on the Czar!

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    Is there a better number to reach turner at besides the one on they're website? I've called and left a message and e-mailed them and have not gotten any response.
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    XL probably September, last I heard (which was in May, so things may have changed). Worth waiting for, IMO. If you don't have any nearby dealers, call Turner next week and start talking about a direct purchase (which they will happily do if there are no dealers nearby).
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    I pinged Turner this week about XL and XXL availability and they told me they didn't have a firm date yet, but "late September is our best guess."

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    I'm considering a L Czar, but there is nowhere in San Diego to see one, let alone ride one.

    Are most people buying these unseen and unridden?

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    I bought unseen and unridden, and am happy as can be.

    Just depends on the type of trail and the type of rider you are.

    Is there a dealer near you, or would you buy direct?

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    Turner is down your way. Did you call them?

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    Well of course. They are only 60 miles from Sand ee eh go.

    Give em a call, they are great.

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    Steve, yes most Turner Bikes are bought sight un-seen, weird huh? With 20 years of reputation for exceptional ride quality and service we are able to do most business that way, even if a dealer has never ridden one. that is why we are selling so many bikes direct to the riders, our dealer network is thin. BUT, you happen to live in SD and North of the Border bikes is a dealer. They have no stock because they keep selling them, but, they might have a customers in house to look at. You can also give us a call and come to the Inland Empire (cough cough) and ride one of ours, then buy from Doug. We will not sell into his territory unless you refuse to buy from him, but Doug and Mike rule so that don't happen often.
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    Very thin indeed

    "our dealer network is thin."

    I had an inquiries for the Czar availability and landed price in HK and didn't received a reply for 3 weeks now.
    Hoping I got a good news in the next few days...
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    Hey, turnerbikes - do you guys have any kind of military program on your bikes?

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    Bullit, did you contact our HK distributor/dealer?

    Skiahh, we do not have a formal program. Send us a copy of one of the other brands military program and we will see if we can match it. Thank you for your service!

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    Thanks, turnerbikes! I'll get you the info this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    Bullit, did you contact our HK distributor/dealer?

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    Thanks Dave,
    Yes, contacted Probike. the guy in charge of Turner left the shop and all are left are a bunch of roadies who doesn't have idea what is Turner bikes. They even pronounce your name as "Tuna" LOL :-D

    Hopefully, we got a reply in the next few days. Looking forward for a black medium and a large for a friend.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    Thanks Dave,
    Yes, contacted Probike. the guy in charge of Turner left the shop and all are left are a bunch of roadies who doesn't have idea what is Turner bikes. They even pronounce your name as "Tuna" LOL :-D

    Hopefully, we got a reply in the next few days. Looking forward for a black medium and a large for a friend.

    Cheers,

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    I did no have this kind of experience when I bought my 2012 Turner 5.Spot frame...I exchanged emails with Pro Bike Manager Joe Lau who answered all my queries and was well-accommodated by Patrick Chung when he was still assigned to the Pro Bike Shop in TST ...All I can say is great service..

    Even aftermarket sales is top-notch when I needed the rear brake barrel nuts in a hurry, they sold to me the ones fitted on the frames on display in a quickie...

    For Turner frames, Joe Lau and Patrick Chung are the best guys to ask..especially Patrick who rides competitively in HKG on board a Turner DHR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rey Recinto View Post
    I did no have this kind of experience when I bought my 2012 Turner 5.Spot frame...I exchanged emails with Pro Bike Manager Joe Lau who answered all my queries and was well-accommodated by Patrick Chung when he was still assigned to the Pro Bike Shop in TST ...All I can say is great service..

    Even aftermarket sales is top-notch when I needed the rear brake barrel nuts in a hurry, they sold to me the ones fitted on the frames on display in a quickie...

    For Turner frames, Joe Lau and Patrick Chung are the best guys to ask..especially Patrick who rides competitively in HKG on board a Turner DHR!
    They use to be when Patrick was still there, it was all good when I got my Spot too,
    My friend visit the shop last weekend and ask for Turner bikes and nobody seems to know the brand. Kind of strange but I have a very long patience... :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenSD View Post
    I'm considering a L Czar, but there is nowhere in San Diego to see one, let alone ride one.

    Are most people buying these unseen and unridden?

    Steve,
    I'm up in Carlsbad, and you are more than welcome to come up and check my czar out. It's a large, setup with xx1. Send me a message

    I bought mine after a short test ride at north of the border. It is a rocket!!!

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    We just got another batch in Monday and they are over sold. So those that don't make it will be rolled to next group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    We just got another batch in Monday and they are over sold. So those that don't make it will be rolled to next group.
    Excellent glad they are selling well. Great bike and I feel very lucky to have one.. THX David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstepper View Post
    Excellent glad they are selling well. Great bike and I feel very lucky to have one.. THX David.
    +1 Loving mine too. Puts a smile on my face everytime I ride it. I hope you guys sell a lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    We just got another batch in Monday and they are over sold. So those that don't make it will be rolled to next group.
    Any XL's in that batch?

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    No XLs shipping this month. Shit.

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    Czar Availability

    HTFU Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    No XLs shipping this month. Shit.
    No worries. Installed a wider bar and shorter stem and the DW Sultan was crushing it yesterday! Be happy...ride a Turner :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    We just got another batch in Monday and they are over sold. So those that don't make it will be rolled to next group.
    And I know where one of those is going.

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    While waiting,
    Which among Chris King/Canecreek headset fits on your Czar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    While waiting,
    Which among Chris King/Canecreek headset fits on your Czar?
    Turner Bikes - Czar FAQs
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    Ooch! my bad, forgot about the FAQ, Thanks
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    Any news on when XLs might ship? I was told late fall. Have one on order (and was told I could get one from the first batch). Probably wont be able to even build it up until the off season, but I'm tired of just reading about the Czar! Want to see it in my basement - ha ha. Used to ride a Flux, then a Yeti for a few years - excited to get back on a Turner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    Any news on when XLs might ship? I was told late fall. Have one on order (and was told I could get one from the first batch). Probably wont be able to even build it up until the off season, but I'm tired of just reading about the Czar! Want to see it in my basement - ha ha. Used to ride a Flux, then a Yeti for a few years - excited to get back on a Turner.
    Boy, if you're going to send it to the basement, yours may NEVER ship!
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    I hear ya. But have to deal with the old lady. She's getting tired of the bikes in the dining room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Anyone know the inside diameter for the seatpost collar? 34.9?

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    It's 30.9.

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    Or at least 30.9 is the diameter of the seatpost you want to buy for it.

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    I know the seatpost diameter, I need to know what the collar diameter is

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    34.9mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    34.9mm
    Thanks!

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    Any word on availability for XL yet?

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    Wow, GJ, Fruita, and Moab trails are riding great. This is a killer spring for riding!

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    Also timetable for the XXL's?

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    Bump. Waiting on an XL. I was told there might be a more definite date soon. Hopefully DT can chime in.

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    Yo!

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    Parts are starting to stack up waiting for the release of the XL's.

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    Still nothing on XXL's ?

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    I'm wondering how many will impatiently cancel their Czar order and go for a Pivot 429. Several of my riding buds had the 429c as THE bike only to wait a little bit for the Czar.

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    I went ahead with a Jet9rdo in XL and have really enjoyed it for (3) months, but if the Czar comes in XXL, and gets some "real reviews", I will be placing an order.

    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    I'm wondering how many will impatiently cancel their Czar order and go for a Pivot 429. Several of my riding buds had the 429c as THE bike only to wait a little bit for the Czar.

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    Okay, I'll ask. What do you mean by "real reviews"?

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    and gets some "real reviews", I will be placing an order.

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