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    Finally! Been begging DT for such a bike going on four years; guess it took 650b to make it happen. Can't wait to see geo, but it looks sufficiently long, low (bb height well below axle centerline), and slack at first glance.
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    Just what I have been waiting for. Thanks DT. The increased standover is cool too. This gave me my first woodrow after the vasectomy I had six hours ago. This helps make up for my lost saddle time.

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    Nice! Good to see new models rolling out of the Turner camp.

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    We done DT and Crew, looks great. Want one.

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    Interesting comments over on that story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Interesting comments over on that story.
    One of them is mine I would LOVE to be back on a Turner, but I need a XC race bike, and not a 29er... 120mm is fine, the frame just needs to be a little lighter. Or carbon (and therefore lighter).

    Besides the reported weight... a very nice bike and obviously well thought out. I agree that most of the comments over on bikerumor are inane at best.

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    I had a Flux for a few years. Loved it. Great handling. Now on a different 26er. When it comes time for a new bike, this is something I'd be interested in. My only question: is 650 that much different from 26? On my 29er I really do notice the "rollover" effect, but I just can't see how the 650 can be that much of a difference over the 26. I guess I'm just seeing the argument of some that 650 is a bit of a compromise, and doesn't have the benefits of the other sizes. I guess I could ask this question on the 650 forum, but thought I'd get a less biased opinion here. I'm definitely interested, but not 100% sold. Where I am, I doubt I could get a test ride on any 650 any time soon.

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    The comments are spot-on.

    That bike wins zero beauty contests.

    Probably rides well though, if you're into that kinda thing.
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    Anybody else craving a burrito?

    What's the price point?

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    Re: New 650b Flux Spotted

    I have to agree with the comments too. The bike is not the nicest out there. I like the straight tubes on other Turner bikes.

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    Wrong wheel size, not enough travel, not carbon. Spot on!
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    [QUOTE=jazzanova;10475045]I have to agree with the comments too. The bike is not the nicest out there. I like the straight tubes on other Turner bikes.

    Agreed. As someone who has owned an RFX, older Sultan and newer Sultan, I just prefer the dropped, straight top tube with the taco/burrito/chimichanga/etc brace. The curved top tube just looks too much like a Giant to me. If any input is still being accepted by Turner, please keep the straight/welded brace top tube.

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    The new bikes GT just announced are all 27.5 or 29. No 26 will be made. It looks like Turner is moving away from 26 as well. Will there be any new bikes in 2015 that are 26"? I almost think it is conspiracy to kill the 26" bike.
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    Another View>>

    A few fabrication pics on our Facebook page as well.
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    Re: New 650b Flux Spotted

    The bike manufacturers are moving their lines where the demand is. And right now, 29 and 650b is what people want. No conspiracy, consumer driven market.

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    Available direct w/ XX1 build?
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    New 650b Flux Spotted

    I think the photo on BikeRumour is a large or XL. The mediums are always easier on the eye.
    +1 for keeping the Mexican touch/ straight tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanopatoni View Post
    +1 for keeping the Mexican touch/ straight tubes.
    Tout fait !

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    I too wish it weighed less but then again, it's within a few grams of my 2008 Spot HL. But to it's advantage, I believe the Flux includes the rear 142mm axle in its 6.25lb frame weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    is 650 that much different from 26?
    I can only answer this as someone who has not ridden a 29er (except for road bikes) and had no interest in bigger wheels but decided to give the Burner a try. For me it is very different than 26 and has been really enjoyable to ride up and down. The big selling point was the promise that it would roll faster downhill on flatter sections of trail and since I like going faster this has been noticeable and fun. I'm definitely climbing faster on it too which is something I'm enjoying more than I thought I would. But since I've not ridden 29ers I would never try to convince a 29er lover that the 27.5 is going to live up to their expectations. So much personal preference and more awareness now of the subtle differences, bit of a gamble but you are not going to get your answer until you try it. Funny to see people trying to unload their 10k Bronsons already...

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    Another solid looking machine. Does look a little odd with out the Burrito though. Looking forward to see what else is coming down the line, will be fun to see what's next.

    happy trails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanopatoni View Post
    I think the photo on BikeRumour is a large or XL. The mediums are always easier on the eye.
    +1 for keeping the Mexican touch/ straight tubes.
    +2 for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanopatoni View Post
    +1 for keeping the Mexican touch/ straight tubes.
    Not sure what is the Mexican touch, but, being Mexican and owning a Flux, I'm going for this one.
    I'll take advantage of the Turner4Turner as soon as the new Flux is available.

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    Yeah, I would echo the same sentiments about keeping the straight tubes. It's kind of a trade mark look already and looks very industrial. The bent top tube looks out of place in the frame.

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