As has been long rumored in the Turner discussion forum here on Mtbr, Turner Bikes has finally and officially launched their first carbon framed bike.
Called the “Czar” (following the naming convention started by it’s big-wheeled brethren, the “Sultan”), this bike features 100mm of rear suspension and can be considered a XC racer. Yes, weight weenies…apply here.
The Czar features the DW-link suspension design and also a 69.8 degree head angle (a bit slack for what is supposed to be an XC “racer” but it IS a Turner, after all.) The 441mm chainstays are nice and short (for a 29er), so handling should be nice and snappy.
And for those of you eyeing this bike and wondering about slapping a longer travel fork on it…really, if you’re gonna do that, you might as well get a different model Turner!
As you can imaging, pricing for the Czar is not cheap. For the top-of-the-line RS model (equipped with XX1 and Enve carbon wheels) the MSRP is $9600.00. Weight for a complete bike built up with the RS build is 22.0 lbs.
- XC Race/Marathon MTB
- 29 inch wheels
- 4in/100mm travel
- 142×12 thru-axle
- dw-link tuned for 29ers
“The versatile nature of the Czar is more than capable of taking on more demanding terrain than most XC race courses offer”