Turner Interbike 2008

, Turner Interbike 2008

2009 Turner DHR (click to enlarge)

, Turner Interbike 2008

Turner Bikes have adopted DW-Link technology for 2009. The DHR has gotten reworked a bit and we talked with Dave Weagle and Todd from Turner Bikes to get the info on the latest DHR. Price is still TBD.

One of the most anticipated bikes as of late has been the 2009 Turner DHR. We’ve got some info from Dave and company on it.

, Turner Interbike 2008

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  • The new DHR features a lot shorter links than the other DW Link downhill bikes.
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suspension detail (click to enlarge)

  • The DHR suspension will have a progressive rate in the beginning, flattens out, and then progressive again at the end. It has an increased spring rate, 150lb rider would use ~300lb spring.
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  • They are experimenting with pivots (needle / bushing)
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  • A little more anti-squat compared to the Sunday, 36t designed (vs 40t on the sunday)
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  • Lots of FEA loading and testing done
  • Saved lots of weight in the dropout area with a “volcano” style axle interface
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dropout detail (click to enlarge)

  • Plan to work together a mud guard for it
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shock detail (click to enlarge)

  • Turner wanted it to have the feel and geometry of a DHR but with the pedaling and efficiency of a dw-link bike.
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Weight:

Claimed weight from the guys are about 9.5lbs with shock but that number can drop a little bit once production fully hits.

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Turner will be doing some rapid testing on the prototypes to get them up to speed and available next spring before everyone goes crazy with anticipation.

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Sultan (click to enlarge)

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5 Spot (click to enlarge)

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Flux (click to enlarge)

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