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    Is Turner going DW Link for 09'?

    Read from another forum in MTBR that Turner is going DW Link for 09'? Sounds strange, but is this true?

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    I believe DT has respect for the DW suspension system, but the Turner bikes are pretty dialed. I'd be really shocked if this were true.
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    Nope.

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    I agree that the Turner bikes are dialed, but I could see a move to newer technology happening.

    DT ditched the Nitrous, is ditching the Highline, and is completely overhauling the RFX for 09'. Seems like change is afoot at Turner, in some fashion at least.

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    I think there is no need for major change/departure from what works really well, a few tweaks maybe as the entire line continually evolves.

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    I'm in favor of a DW Turner if it drops the price below $2000 so that Jaybo can have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I'm in favor of a DW Turner if it drops the price below $2000 so that Jaybo can have one.
    Nice gesture....however, one word of caution: I fear the allure of a DW link Turner may be more than Davide can withstand. Be forewarned


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Nice gesture....however, one word of caution: I fear the allure of a DW link Turner may be more than Davide can withstand. Be forewarned
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    I agree that the Turner bikes are dialed, but I could see a move to newer technology happening.

    DT ditched the Nitrous, is ditching the Highline, and is completely overhauling the RFX for 09'. Seems like change is afoot at Turner, in some fashion at least.
    Have any idea how the RFX will be overhauled?

    Will the tubes be bent or will it have a new suspension design ala DW Link?

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    It's been like 2 whole months since the last "DT is going DW??" thread. I was in serious withdrawals.
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    rumor is dt is gonna rebadge a run of santa cruz nomads and call em the turner behappy.
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    Its just a big pile of the steamy brown stuff.......... If DT is changing, he can keep a straight face real well when 6 riders are quizzing him during a breather on a ride the other weekend...

    Sounds to me like a huge knitting circle talking a whole pile of do do
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    If not Turner then where's DW going?

    Ellsworth? (at least then the efficiency claims would be closer to true )

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtr444
    Have any idea how the RFX will be overhauled?
    Seriously? It's still on page 3. Here's a hint: Next generation rfx will have ISGS tabs, 1.5 headtube and maxle?
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    DW-Spot

    Quote Originally Posted by xtr444
    Read from another forum in MTBR that Turner is going DW Link for 09'? Sounds strange, but is this true?
    For me this rumor would be a Dream Come True!!! Youíd get the best of both worlds. A beautifully crafted USA built bike with great geometry and the best suspension design currently available. After spending the last few years riding and racing DW linked Lead Donkeys Iíve come to really enjoy and appreciate the DW link design. The DW link does it all. It climbs like a goat with no peddle feedback and it descends like no other design with a very plush and stable feel. I've also realized how much I missed riding a bike with the craftsmanship of a Turner. For what itís worth, put me on the list for a White X-Large DW-Spot with a painted rear-end!!!

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    I'm coming (way) late to the party, but can someone explain to me what a DW link is and why it's supposed to be the best rear suspension set-up going?

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    and where was it said turner is doing the DW thing?

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    For all the answers, please search on "GroundHog's Day"
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeTee
    I'm coming (way) late to the party, but can someone explain to me what a DW link is and why it's supposed to be the best rear suspension set-up going?
    Check out this site for all the technical details of the DW Link. www.dw-link.com

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    penned by dave weigel to isolate the rear from pedaling forces and other negitive traits of trail use. its the best cuz the marketing guy says it is. ive yet to ride 1 so maybe i should shut the hell up.
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    CC, Santa Cruz is going DW???
    Now that IS news!
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    dammit! i need more sleep. thats a vpp, isnt it?

    here ya go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeTee
    I'm coming (way) late to the party, but can someone explain to me what a DW link is and why it's supposed to be the best rear suspension set-up going?
    Because the man himself says so here: clicky
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    dammit! i need more sleep. thats a vp, isnt it?
    whateva, a 4 bar (HL, VPP, DW, Maestro, etc.) is a 4 bar; yes? Each has their own pros and cons as there is always a compromise. You just can't have it all despite what the marketing folks say in their dissertation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foamzilla
    If not Turner then where's DW going? Ellsworth? (at least then the efficiency claims would be closer to true )
    Since the Horst Link patent is expiring soon, perhaps Specy would be interested in picking up what IH dropped.

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    This is good news. Turner frames just don't look as good without some extra sticker(s) proclaiming the associated suspension patents involved.

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