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    Farewell Turner Flux

    I for one am shedding a tear for the end of the Flux line

    But I guess 26in XC race bikes are pretty much no-more, so the axing of the Flux is a logical progression. Making room for the new Turner carbon 100mm 29er??

    Just my thoughts.


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    I am sharing tears with you.
    The Flux was my first Turner back in may 2005 & I have owned three of them since then.
    It was a fantastic frame, xc oriented in hte HL/TNT versions and more trail oriented in the DWL version.
    I am confident that a new Flux will rise again in a few month/couple of years in the Turner line up. Maybe in carbon... Maybe with 29' wheels or 27.5 (even better in my opinion).

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    Don't be sad guies, evolution won't stop. The next bike in the line should be better than the previous, but the flux is already a terrible so good bike !
    My 2009 Flux with 2010 upgrades (gusset on the top of the BB and larger weld on top of the taco) is the best bike i had, corresponding to my style of riding and the places where i ride.

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    Is this speculation or fact?
    Just Ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wveddy View Post
    Is this speculation or fact?
    DT quote - Price drops on the horizon?


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    I just ordered some bushings for my Flux to make sure I can ride it for many years to come. It looks like my next bike will be a short travel 650b or 29er. Please hurry with these DT!

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    I will miss the Flux dw link, one of the best bikes I have ridden so far. Waiting for an xc 650b...a flux 275 would be excellent but the market seems to be 29r for short travel xc and 650 for trail. I hope there will be enough interest for shorter travel versions.

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    Me too, two DW Flux's with 120mm forks in our house.

    Its a shame the Flux didn't go 650b with 120mm travel, instead of putting 650b wheels on a 5 Spot & calling it a Burner.

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    ditto on the Flux 275
    would be a nice race bike for the occasional racer, mostly trail rider

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickie View Post
    Me too, two DW Flux's with 120mm forks in our house.

    Its a shame the Flux didn't go 650b with 120mm travel, instead of putting 650b wheels on a 5 Spot & calling it a Burner.
    Yes, it would have been more logical in my opinion. If the Spot and the Sultan are still selling well, while there were no more interest in the Flux, then I would have put the priority on a next flux with 27.5 wheels instead of producing a third trail bike (Sultan, Burner, Spot all between the 120-140 mm range).
    Now the 'general mtb market' may be more trail oriented than xc/all around. If it is the case, it may be intersting for Turner to offer a full range of wheel size (26/27.5/29) to the customers choice in the 120-140 mm range..
    Anyway, I think that next Turner will be for us the Flux supporters and that the next Turner that could disapear will be the Spot
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    Fork availabilty

    I would have loved to build a 275 Flux before the Burner, but the only forks available from Fox and RockShox was more 'trail' than xc. If more forks come available for 275 in the future from Fox and RS, we will work on something.

    Sorry guys, ***** at the big guys!

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    2005 HL first Ride

    Some photos of my Flux on its first ride.
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    No more Flux?!

    Well, I've sure enjoyed my '06 and '09 (still riding the '09). Would love to see a 100mm 27.5 race bike though! - perfect bike for the things my 5spot doesn't do so well.

    My Flux has many miles left in it, so no hurry, Dave

    Still a sad day. The Flux is a fantastic bike!

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    It is sad news indeed; but it means that a new incarnation is in the works. I just ordered a replacement Flux after having cracked my 2005 Flux (HL) and I really loved the polished look! Now I'm going to Red Ano. All new parts are in order for myself (just because) and some new wheels to support the new thru-axles.

    I am certain that this one will last me well into the future and when its ready a short travel 650B will be next. I would have gone with the Burner too; but 140mm for where I ride was just overkill.
    See You On The Trails!

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    FYI, the DW Flux is even better with a 650B front wheel mounted to a Fox 100 mm 26er fork.

    Probably not all that different from running a 120 mm fork with 26er front wheel.

    Reports are that the 2013 26er forks from Fox may NOT have the clearance needed for these unauthorized 650B shenanigans.
    Whining is not a strategy.

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    Farewell Turner Flux-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350503601.609719.jpg
    Current build - the best yet! Loving this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    I would have loved to build a 275 Flux before the Burner, but the only forks available from Fox and RockShox was more 'trail' than xc. If more forks come available for 275 in the future from Fox and RS, we will work on something.

    Sorry guys, ***** at the big guys!
    Looks like RockShox has stepped up with shorter travel 650 Reba and Sid offerings. Can Fox be far off? I may join Greg and ride a hardtail 650 until the new carbon flux 275 is ready. Where did that come from - I mean aluminum. Ok, I don't really want a hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackOut View Post
    It is sad news indeed; but it means that a new incarnation is in the works. I just ordered a replacement Flux after having cracked my 2005 Flux (HL) and I really loved the polished look! Now I'm going to Red Ano. All new parts are in order for myself (just because) and some new wheels to support the new thru-axles.

    I am certain that this one will last me well into the future and when its ready a short travel 650B will be next. I would have gone with the Burner too; but 140mm for where I ride was just overkill.
    I think you will love the DW Link Flux. I had just received my new tnt flux and decided to demo the DW version when Dave was in town, loved it and traded up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    I would have loved to build a 275 Flux before the Burner, but the only forks available from Fox and RockShox was more 'trail' than xc. If more forks come available for 275 in the future from Fox and RS, we will work on something.

    Sorry guys, ***** at the big guys!
    XFusion and WhiteBothers have XC oriented 650b forks! Why wait.
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    The flux was pretty much my 'perfect' bike. But due to progress and wanting a change, and wanting 4" 29er FS so had to jump ship to SC for the Tallboy. I really struggled with seperating my loyalty thing for Turner (But not so happy with the dealers this side of the pond) and spending 2.5K on a frame made in china ... which I didn't realise till I got it home.

    Fingers crossed on a 29/27.5 flux something or other. Stil think the DW pedals better than the VPP by quite a margin.

    I had three flux's ... loved them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rone View Post
    The flux was pretty much my 'perfect' bike. But due to progress and wanting a change, and wanting 4" 29er FS so had to jump ship to SC for the Tallboy......Fingers crossed on a 29/27.5 flux something or other. Stil think the DW pedals better than the VPP by quite a margin.

    I had three flux's ... loved them all.
    I would have done the same thing as you, if in the same position. Given that BikeRadar (WhatMTB and MBUK) are always telling us all how the Tallboy the 'top of class' I would have expected it to be at least as good as a flux if not better.

    So +1 for a 29/27.5 flux something or other.

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    SC makes a nice looking bike, their carbon layup process is excellent, but after riding the Tallboy I don't understand the kudos that vpp has received. Didn't like it at all - especially after owning the dw-link flux.

    I would savage my charge card for a Flux 275. Like the Burner, I hope it comes back in new form.

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    I've will be forced to Buy the Last of the Flux!!

    I am still riding my 02!...with rim Brakes!!

    Loved it...(past tense) ...till I got a close-out DW Link 5-Spot. (2011 models on sale while 2012 models come out.) The DW Link changed my Mnt Bike riding life. Amazing!! But, most of the trails I ride don't need 5inch travel. The slack head tube is slightly 'sluggish' among the twisty trails. Don't get me wrong...I NEED a 5inch bike...but I also NEED a 3inch travel bike.

    In the back of my mind, i figured I would wait to see if Turner would come out with a new 'short' travel bike in 2013. But instead, He puts the Flux on sale. What's a man to do? 3inch, 4inch...it's close enough. Similar angles to my old O2 frame.

    It is there...right before me...On Sale...a DW-Link, short travel bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falldog View Post
    I am still riding my 02!...with rim Brakes!!

    It is there...right before me...On Sale...a DW-Link, short travel bike...
    Falldog - There is a new Flux waiting for a home with your name on it. You know this. Give the man a call. I'm tempted myself as I'm a sucker for the red anodized finish, but my current Flux only a year old...you on the other hand.

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    A truly sad day. I picked up a 2011 Blue anodized Flux in the sales over here for £900 (about $1200). Built it up using parts cannabilised from other bikes. Also have a 5.Spot. Plan was to sell the 5.Spot if I liked the Flux. Absolutely love the Flux, superb bike, handles well, climbs great, wants to accelerate, "feels" like it has loads more travel. Will keep the 5.Spot though as my riding is between the very rocky and unpredictable (sudden drops etc) riding in North Wales and Peak District and the more trail oriente riding elsewhere. Have to admit I was excited by the Burner (650b being maybe perfect middle - ground between handling and acceleration/climbing of 26, with the roll-over anything capability of 29) but disappointed to see it as a slacker, longer version of 5.Spot (though I still want to try it). Now that the fork guys are upping their game. look forward to a a new 650b Flux sometime soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by falldog View Post
    i am still riding my 02!...with rim brakes!!

    It is there...right before me...on sale...a dw-link, short travel bike...
    DO IT!!!

    (and let me know how it goes. I'm still riding on O2 and thought about going with a Flux and increasing my travel by 1")

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    Dw flux is awesome. Buy it while you still can!
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    I have a 2012 Flux frame XL on the MTB ads. No response at all. DT said that sales were not great for this frame, 29r's taking over the xc realm, but what a great frame. If the Burner is any indication - can't wait for the Flux reincarnation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etanc View Post
    I have a 2012 Flux frame XL on the MTB ads. No response at all. DT said that sales were not great for this frame, 29r's taking over the xc realm, but what a great frame. If the Burner is any indication - can't wait for the Flux reincarnation.
    I've got a 2010 medium that i can't get rid of,great frame but no intrest

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    Just bought an XS flux for the Mrs, arrived a few days ago. Going to build it up a bit more trail orientated than XC. If it was a large I would have kept it for myself.

    After not owning any Turners for a few years, you forget how well they are built and the attention to the small details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etanc View Post
    I have a 2012 Flux frame XL on the MTB ads. No response at all. DT said that sales were not great for this frame, 29r's taking over the xc realm, but what a great frame. If the Burner is any indication - can't wait for the Flux reincarnation.
    Not trying to be rude, but it's probably because your frame with a used shock is the same price as a brand new one from Turner. I agree that the Flux is a great bike.

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    Can't understand why these bike's resale value is so low. I picked up a 2010 for a steal (well under $700) and it is the best bike I have ever ridden for my terrain and style, and I've had some good bikes over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Mama View Post
    Not trying to be rude, but it's probably because your frame with a used shock is the same price as a brand new one from Turner. I agree that the Flux is a great bike.
    No rudeness taken, you may be correct and I will be lowering the price.

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    i've had brand new flux for sale all year long with a top build for around 3k, and nobody wanted to buy it. Decided the other day to transform it into a trail rocket again and just keep it - for now at least. I'm stupified that it hasn't been sold sooner, but based on that experience i can totally relate to Turner pulling the plug on the Flux.

    My spot is my prefered weapon of choice however, so time will tell how much use the Flux will see. It is however, a beautiful bike - truly stunning. Guess i will have to post some photos when the transformation back to a trail rocket is complete.

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    I agree. I would even argue that the Flux is one of the top 26r 4" travel xc/trail frames ever made. I had no intention of buying another bike at the time I demoed it but that all changed after one ride. The transition to the 29r as the standard for the xc wheel size has killed an absolutely great bike but looking forward to demoing the new xc model(s?) from Turner.

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    patience

    dont you think something might be in the works to replace the flux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebiker View Post
    dont you think something might be in the works to replace the flux?
    Yeah, I have a feeling they wont really let the Flux die. I bet a replacement wont come for a year or two though. Hopefully it will be a 120mm 650b bike with a slightly longer TT. With the market stuck on short travel carbon 29ers I think an aluminum short travel 650b will stand out.
    Killing it with close inspection.

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    I think that there would be a market for the Flux 275 but will sales of the original flux dampen Turners enthusiasm for the 650b version, especially with essentially a Flux 29r carbon in the works? Maybe if I bought a 29r and rode it long term it would grow on me but the middle wheel feels like the right size, even for xc.

    The Flux will rise again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etanc View Post
    The Flux will rise again.
    Acid Re-Flux?

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    Flux off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebiker View Post
    dont you think something might be in the works to replace the flux?
    A new Stinger would be nice
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassie Devil View Post
    A new Stinger would be nice
    based on my conversation with turner today, a new xc bike is in the works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    based on my conversation with turner today, a new xc bike is in the works.
    Will it have a pull shock which confuses general trail users though??
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    based on my conversation with turner today, a new xc bike is in the works.
    Any word on an ETA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideon View Post
    Any word on an ETA?
    I heard that if everything goes well it will be about 6 mos for the Czar - mid 2013 but I'm sure they won't be announcing it this far out. If fox comes out with a fork for the 275 wheel I bet he could move quickly on an short travel aluminum xc if there is enough interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etanc View Post
    I heard that if everything goes well it will be about 6 mos for the Czar - mid 2013 but I'm sure they won't be announcing it this far out...
    Thanks for the info. Would love to see this happen next year. I have been "Turner-less" for a few years now. Said farewell to my Flux in 2010, and have been waiting patiently for DT to introduce a more XC Sultan (preferably carbon).
    I'm pulling the trigger on a replacement for my Racer-x 29er early next year and had narrowed it down to the Pivot 429C or the Ripley. If that 6 month timeline is accurate I would definitely hold out for the Turner.

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    nearly sold mine
    sale didn't work out
    I'm happy about that!!!

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    Time to say farewell to my Flux, awesome bike

    2008 front triangle/rockers with 2006 Horst Link rear end, best of both worlds.
    See MTBR classifieds or PM me for info.
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    Just sold my 2010 flux today,now whats next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink View Post
    Just sold my 2010 flux today,now whats next?
    How about a Flux 650 Carbon? That sounds good to me anyway but it's not clear if the 650 will carve a slot into the 29r mkt.

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