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    Props to Giant [ Why NOT TURNER? ]----20"er content

    I bet Dave could design a pretty terrific 20" if he wasn't so darn busy with the d-dubya RFX

    Anyway, I picked this up from Bikeworks for around $365. This is way more suitable for a quick romp in the Foothills. Geared 1x7, nice wide tires, and a fork that is actually rather supple for what it is ( I may need to open up for a look-see ). Anyway the little dude loved it, and I know if T made one lots of little homers would be loving life as Tye was today.

    Sweet little frame and fairly lightweight.





    It was much better through the rocks and on the climbs than the Intense mini...










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    Kool stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Don't show this on the DH/FR or they'll chew the little one up for rolling the lips on their doubles!

    Great photos of one lucky kid!

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    Thanks!...

    Quote Originally Posted by nybike1971
    Don't show this on the DH/FR or they'll chew the little one up for rolling the lips on their doubles!

    Great photos of one lucky kid!
    I'm the one who maintains them so screw 'em

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    It always surprises me that more high end brands don't have kids bikes. I know i'd probably be brand loyal if I had a turner as a kid, especially if I got to grow up talking to the guys who make my bike - talk about something thats cool! Guess the money just isn't there for "made in the US" kids bikes. It would be pretty cool to see DT's response to this one, since he gets to see the actual numbers. I know I'm not really pumped on most of the kids bike offerings out there - yah, they get kids on bikes, but they could be so much better then a 15 pound steel 20 inch frame!

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    As you say, 'brand loyaltly' is a loooong term business plan. If anyone is in it for the long haul, its DT!

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    That's awseome!!!

    I'm sure Turner could put out a kiddie bike if they actually made frames, but they farm then out (not bashing Turner here). I'm sure when Turner disigns a frame and sends the drawing off to Sapa he has to purchase "X" amount of frames. Who wants to go out on that limb?
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    I love it,

    Looks like I just found my boys new bike for 09..How much? Is that your boy? You must be ( and should be) VERY proud..Now that's what it's really all about right there..CF...

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    My bad just saw the price..Thanks..CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    My bad just saw the price..Thanks..CF.
    $365 out the door

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    It reads: Turner Suspension Bicycles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    It reads: Turner Suspension Bicycles.
    so, we need a 1/2 scale DHR. 4.25" travel, custom fork, and 12" wheels, 4" brake rotors, 85mm crank arms, and a 7" BB. how sick would that be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan
    That's awseome!!!

    I'm sure Turner could put out a kiddie bike if they actually made frames, but they farm then out (not bashing Turner here). I'm sure when Turner disigns a frame and sends the drawing off to Sapa he has to purchase "X" amount of frames. Who wants to go out on that limb?
    Why on earth would anybody pay Turner prices for a bike the kid will abuse and outgrown in a few years? They wouldn't. That's why there are precious few "boutique" kids frames.

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    Good stuff!

    DT sent this proto for a thrashing from the test rider in the family
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    Very cool thread.

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    Looks flexy

    Great kids stoke, cool to see your young dood out rockin trails, well done dad

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    That's not flexy... This is:


    Playdough... One of my buds made it while his mini-he was napping.

    I love watching kids take on the trails the focus on their faces says it all.
    They grow up fast. Mine turned 10 and started riding her mom's bike.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightySchmoePong
    Why on earth would anybody pay Turner prices for a bike the kid will abuse and outgrown in a few years? They wouldn't. That's why there are precious few "boutique" kids frames.
    I see people on this forum get rid of frames faster than a kid would take to out grow one.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Good job! Sweeeet Thread!!!

    Nephews:
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    What my son will be on when he is 18 months +
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    Oh, and as for the question: I agree with the brand loyalty comment, but economies of scale play a big role in trying to capture this segment of the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bond007jms
    Nephews:
    IMG_1.jpg

    IMG_2.jpg

    What my son will be on when he is 18 months +
    striderrunningbike18_JPG.jpg

    Oh, and as for the question: I agree with the brand loyalty comment, but economies of scale play a big role in trying to capture this segment of the market.
    sure, but how much money/engineering/upfront cost does it take to make a tiny hardtail frame? Even if theres not massive profit, long term brand loyalty from both parents and kids is there. I donno, I know that if it were economically feasible then it'd probably already be done, I'd just love to see how that goes.

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    Lose the reflectors - less rotating weight

    The pick of the dog walking beside him is classic.

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    chumba wumba made several small frames back in the early 2000's, may have been the late 90's. i think it was a 24" version of the zulu. i saw these at big bear and it seemed like the hill was full of fast groms in orange chumba kit ridin these things like deamons. reseachin it, i discovered a 1 off 20" zulu was made back in '02 but couldnt find a pic besides the full sized version though.

    "For the kid who has everything, there's the DSS, a Mini Me to Chumba's full-size Zulu DSS frame. The 20-inch-wheeled bike retains the same 3.5 inches of travel and high-end specs, such as an 83mm-wide bottom bracket shell, floating brake caliper and 12mm rear thru-axle. Retail price for the frame equates to roughly six year's worth of allowance."

    pretty cool huh?
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    very cool pic!

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    Awesome! I have a one-year-old and that might work for him, thanks!

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    I saw a thread a while back that had a similar s/u. Zoke, Race Face, and some other manu's colaborated. Was a sweet bike too!

    Thanks cc, maybe worth the investment if he signs a contract stating I never have to buy anything for him ever again.

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