Turner Flux V4 goes Carbon

120mm of travel, DW-Link, 27.5” wheels

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The new Flux is a lightweight 120mm travel 27.5” trail bike.

The new Flux is a lightweight 120mm travel 27.5” trail bike.

Turner bikes used to be synonymous with American made alloy frames, but in recent years they’ve shifted their focus to carbon. The new era began with the rebirth of the RFX and continues with the introduction of the all-new Flux.

The new Turner is a “new era trail ripper,” that is claimed to weigh just a shade more than your traditional XC race bike. It is purpose built for 27.5” wheels (no plus size nonsense here) and features 120mm of travel front and rear.

The Flux utilizes a DW-Link.

The Flux utilizes a DW-Link.

Like all Turner full suspension frames, suspension duties are performed by a DW-Link.

The Flux is available in four sizes: S/M/L/XL

The Flux is available in four sizes: S/M/L/XL

Rather than go full low/long/and slack, the Flux takes a more middle of the road approach to geometry. While the 67-degree head angle place the Turner on the slacker end of this category, the 16.7″ reach (for a size medium) is on the more conservative end of the spectrum. The other number that jumps out is the chainstay length, which is on the average to long side at 17.2″

While it’s fun to draw conjectures based on numbers on a page, the true test of a bike is how it performs on the trail. Dave Turner is notorious for producing some of the best handling bikes in the industry, so we’re curious to see how this geometry translates.

The drivetrain and brake cables are routed externally, but there are provisions for an internally routed dropper post.

The drivetrain and brake cables are routed externally, but there are provisions for an internally routed dropper post.

In an unusual (one might even say consumer friendly) move, the Flux forgoes internal cable routing and boost spacing. Instead, the Turner uses cables that are externally routed for easy service. They’ve been carefully routed to avoid impact zones and eliminate sharp bends, which should translate to crisp shifting. The Flux is also Di2 compatible.

Dropper post cable routing is internal since that is a moving part that should not be allowed to interfere with suspension movement.

Dropper post cable routing is internal since that is a moving part that should not be allowed to interfere with suspension movement.

There are five different build kits available, with prices starting at $4,895 for a SRAM GX build and topping out at $6,295 for full XTR. The frame is 2x compatible and builds will be available with and without front derailleurs.

For more info, visit www.turnerbikes.com.

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  • Henrik says:

    You know, it’s good to see Turner is still turning them out, but dang, $4900+ for a bike that doesn’t utilize internal routing? I feel like they missed something there to cut costs.

    • shane says:

      They did not cut costs. They did it on purpose because a lot of people like me, who work on their own bikes, think it’s better than internal routing.

  • Art says:

    Why do you say “no plus sized nonsense”? In the past it’s been wagon wheel nonsense, tubeless nonsense, suspension nonsense, carbon fibre nonsense.

  • NC says:

    Great bike…two years too late though. No internal routing, no threaded BB, no Boost, BB a bit low (okay…most do this now), TT a bit short for a short stem, CS 0.25″ too long. Decent bike but certainly not a revolutionary step over the last Flux…just a slight improvement, mainly due to DW Link and a slacker HA. Decent trail bike..nothing outstanding.

  • gg says:

    Looks like Dave has morphed full carbon on the MTB line.
    - Sniff – way better value ALU too bad as full bike builds not too far back were $3K ?
    Small indies can’t support too many product codes otherwise running red.

  • dar says:

    Turner is the best bike I have ridden, and their customer service is hands down THE BEST in the world…rock on!!!

    Love the external routing, its super easy to work with. The PF BB works great just like the PF headsets that ALL bikes have. Stoked to keep my 142 wheelset and not have to buy into a new wheel standard thats going to be outdated AGAIN very soon.

  • E-Dub says:

    Agreed, nothing wrong with external cable routing. Would be more likely to buy because of the non-boots. Would prefer a longer top tube and a threaded BB but not a deal breaker.

  • NC says:

    Love Turner and Dave & Team are among the very best. That said, no Boost and no threaded BB will keep me away. I’d prefer a .25 shorter chain stay and .25 longer TT as well.

  • guy smiley says:

    beautiful bike but PF BB is the deal breaker… keep the pressure on companies to bring back the threaded bb with your wallet.

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