Sea Otter: Turner Bikes

In the Turner booth there was two things of interest.

Full Suspension: The first was the Turner Sultan their 29er bike that is 4″ of travel BUT with 650b wheels on there. After speaking with Greg from Turner I learned that the bike was indeed a Sultan but with a 5 spot chain stay. The chain stay was 13-3/4″ which left the bottom bracket exactly in the same spot as the bike was with 29″ wheels. This change also shortened the travel to 3-3/4″. As most folks don’t set up their suspension correctly anyways, I’m pretty sure most won’t feel the 1/4″ difference.

Steel: The bike was out on a ride with David Turner so I wasn’t able to grab some shots but there indeed was a steel bike in the Turner tent with 650b wheels. The tubing was standard Columbus tubing.

It seems that a couple guys at Turner have taken high interest of the 650b and are even building personal bikes to test out their theories.

Late edit: From Greg at Turner- “ The head tube angle on the converted Sultan is 71and the seat tube angle is 73 with a 13.250 bottom bracket height. The fork is a 2009 120mm 29er fork.”


No Responses to “Sea Otter: Turner Bikes”

  1. GreenLightGo Says:

    Cool idea on the Sultan. I have a 29″ variety Sultan – the 650B is a good option as well – Turner makes a great bike to work with.

  2. PowersUSA Says:

    What fork is that?

  3. Arleigh Says:

    Powers –

    not a clue. I’ve emailed and asked as a couple folks have been interested.

  4. MMcG Says:

    Could that be a 2009 F29er from Fox on that Sultan?

  5. cocheese Says:

    It looks like it may be a new, longer travel Fox F29? Nice!

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