Turner Flux Returns as a 27.5 Trail Bike

27.5 All Mountain Trail

One year after showing the new Burner with 27.5″ wheels, Dave Turner returns to Bike PressCamp in Deer Valley, UT to show us the all new Flux with 27.5″ wheels and 120mm of travel. Dave explains how this new bike fits into his bike line-up and who the ideal rider is for this bike.

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The new Flux features a first for Turner, a bent top tube. The tube is not hydroformed, it is cold formed into the new shape. The BB height is 12.8″ with a 120mm fork and the rear provides enough clearance for a 2.3″ tire. The Flux has a 68 degree head angle and a 73 degree seat angle for climbing efficiency. Out back, the Flux has a 142×12 thru axle to provide lateral rigidity and post mount brakes. Up front, the head tube is 44mm which is tapered fork compatible.

Available starting July, the new Flux will be available in Raw finish, Ano Blue and Ano Black (the Blue and Black have laser etched graphics for durability.)

Available with Fox Evo (non-Kashima) or Fox Float CTD rear shock with boost valve and Kashima coat.
Pricing is the same as the Burner and Sultan, which means $2195 for frame and Fox CTD Evolution rear shock.

Turner is in production now with the Flux, so when Dave says they are shipping in July, they really will be available at that time.

Available in 4 sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL)

Lastly, in the video above, Dave talks about how Dave Weagle works and how they came about with the design of this new bike. Being the first 27.5″ wheeled bike for Turner brought about new challenges including how kinematics relates to a larger (or smaller, depending on your perspective) wheel.

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Turner Flux 27.5 Trail Bike

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Turner Flux 27.5 Trail Bike - 120mm of travel

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Turner Flux 27.5 Trail Bike - welds

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Turner Flux 27.5 Trail Bike - asymmetric rear swingarm

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Dave Turner and the All New 2014 Flux 27.5

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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  • Fran says:

    The venerable flux, in a 27.5 = excellent.

  • Franzen says:

    Don’t let the internet get to you. Your bikes always look great. Yes, this is a departure, but own up to it. Be proud of your work. However, you are too apprehensive on camera. And should seriously consider a PR guy that will spin the same technical background you wish to convey.

  • Warren says:

    Yes, so does my wife’s XC 2010 Flux, I prefer straight tubes by admittedly the bend makes it more functional.

  • Gregg Kato says:

    I am normally the kind of guy that prefers straight tubes over bent (or shaped). Heck, I still prefer a level top tube vs. sloping on my road bikes. But in this case, I think the gentle bend works with the rest of the Flux’s lines.

  • david says:

    the new flux is gorgeous. i dig it.

  • Izzy says:

    Noice! ;-)
    Geo numbers look good =D

  • Izzy says:

    Forgot to ask: what’s the frame weight?

  • Izzy says:

    “Being the first 27.5″ wheeled bike for Turner …”
    I thought this article was about the Flux. Isn’t the Burner the first 650B Turner bike?
    Great geo numbers on the Flux. What’s the chainstay length? Frame weight?
    Dream bike for sure =)

  • Big Baller says:

    I’m digging the new Flux. I will be on one by January 2014…..just need to work through some of my other bike stuff.

  • Bigfoot jr says:

    Why doesn’t it have a ISCG05 mount?

  • Luis says:

    For those of you that like it cool..for those of you that don’t, ah, I don’t know…GET A BURNER !!! I like this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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