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    2013 Turner Burner Expert
    $2,195.00
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The Burner Expert is a workhorse ready to take you where ever you want to go. With a sturdy build, exceptional performance, and the geometry to handle any situation you might find yourself in. The Burner Expert excels at climbing but was born to descend, if you are looking for a mountain bike that can do it all from sunday xc rides to resort style runs with moderate drops, berms, and technical terrain then the Burner Expert is the right choice.

New this year is the TR build-kit for the Burner Expert. Designed to be a more affordable option without sacrificing even a smidgeon of performance or ride quality. Our top priority with this kit was not to put you on the podium but to get you on the dirt with the rapturous intent to go faster and further while leaving all your troubles stirring behind in the dust. This build is a mixture of components to best suite a quality ride at an affordable price.

Then we are still offering both a Shimano XT+ and a SRAM XO build-kits for the Burner Expert as well. Your preference is king when it comes to what you want to ride. The Shimano XT+ drivetrain is based on a 2x10 but can be upgraded to a 3x10 at no extra charge. For an additional charge you can upgrade to a SRAM XO TYPE 2 drivetrain in either 2x10 or 3x10. The XO option will come with a XT front derailleur to insure full compatibility with all popular chainring combinations.

As an added bonus we are now offering the option to upgrade the wheels to carbon Enve and the seat post to a KS Lev dropper post. Backed up by a host of top quality components from Thomson, Cane Creek, WTB Saddles, ODI grips, and others; this Turner Bike will raise your expectations of how a bike should ride. The Burner Expert is purposed to be the perfect blend of durability, performance, and economy. Whether you are drudging through East Coast roots and muck, or charging through SoCal rocks and ruts, you will find this bike is more than what you need to handle your local trails for seasons of abuse. This is mostly due to Turner Bikes renowned laterally stiff chassis and exceptional service life thanks to our journal bearing system, 142x12 thru axle, post-mount disc brakes, dw-link, and zerk lubrication fittings. If your looking for the complete package that is built to last and perform, then this bike is the perfect choice for you.

Build Kits

{ Build-Kits are subject to change due to availability. }

TR Build

TR Build-Kit Specifications
weight TBD
drivetrain Shimano XT+ / SLX/ Deore, [See Side Note]
fork FOX 34 Float RL, 15qr, 150mm
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes Deore, 180/160mm
wheelset Mavic CrossRide, 32h 15qr
tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf [ 2.25/2.25 ]
tubes Butyl Tubes
headset Cane Creek 40
handlebar Race Face Evolve, 750mm x 19mm
stem Race Face Evolve, 90mm
seatpost Race Face Evolve
saddle WTB Rocket V
grips ODI
msrp $ 3,499.00 USD

XT Build

Expert Shimano XT Build-Kit Specifications
weight TBD
drivetrain Shimano XT+, 2x10
fork FOX 34 Float FIT CTD Kashima, 15qr, 150mm
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes Shimano XT, 180/160mm
wheelset Stans Arch/ DT350, 32h 15qr
tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf [ 2.25/2.25 ]
tubes Stan's tubeless
headset Cane Creek 40
handlebar Thomson Carbon, 730mm x 12mm
stem Thomson X4, 90mm 0°
seatpost Thomson Elite
saddle WTB Rocket V
grips ODI Lockon
msrp $ 5,195.00 USD

X0 Build

Expert SRAM X0 Build-Kit Specifications
weight TBD
drivetrain SRAM X0 TYPE 2, 2x10
fork FOX 34 Float FIT CTD Kashima, 15qr, 150mm
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes Shimano XT, 180/160mm
wheelset Stans Arch/ DT350, 32h 15qr
tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf [ 2.25/2.25 ]
tubes Stan's tubeless
headset Cane Creek 40
handlebar Thomson Carbon, 730mm x 12mm
stem Thomson X4, 90mm 0°
seatpost Thomson Elite
saddle WTB Rocket V
grips ODI Lockon
msrp $ 5,964.00 USD
- All drivetrains are available in 3x10 or 2x10. Standard is 2x10 so be sure to specify 3x10 if desired.
- All Expert Build-Kit drivetrains come with a Shimano XT Front Derailleur due to compatibility.
- The FOX Float CTD Factory with Kashima coating is available as an optional shock choice.
- Once ordered it may take 2-4 weeks to ship.
TR Build-kit: Our new TR Build Kit is the perfect way to get a great riding Turner at an even better price. Using a specific combination of components to get the biggest bang for your buck without compromising the quality of the ride. Using a Shimano XT+ rear derailleur, a SLX front derailleur, Deore cranks, Deore Brakes and Mavic CrossRide wheels to compliment an already stellar build kit. Our TR Build Kit is spec'd to perform out of the gate!
† Our shocks come custom tuned from Fox Shox for our bikes specifically, which has a very low- compression and low- rebound setting. This is crucial for the dw-link to perform to its fullest which is why we opted to spec our bikes with the FOX Float CTD.
‡ MSRP is shown for a Burner frame in the Raw finish with the selected build-kit choice and stock Fox CTD Evolution rear shock. Anodized and Laser can be upgraded for 250. FOX CTD Factory with Kashima can be upgraded for 150.

Specifications

{ All Measurements are given in Inches and Pounds. }
travel::. 5.5in
{ 140 millimeters }
class::. 27.5 Enduro Trail / Adventure XC
specifications::.  
  • shock: FOX Float CTD Evolution
{ 7.5x2 }
note: The FOX Float CTD Factory with Kashima coating is available as an optional upgrade.
• F. Der: 34.9mm
{ trad'l top-pull }
note: dual pull will work with modification. see tech page for details.
• R. Axle: 142x12 Thru
{ DT RWS X-12 alloy }
stock colors::.  
  Ano Orange  • Ano Black  • Raw  • Custom Color*
note: due to the nature of the anodizing process, colors may vary.
* Custom colors are available as an optional upgrade.
Gold Dust Orange Copper Candy Red Candy Purple Charcoal Metallic Blue Johnny’s Blue Candy Blue Granny Smith Green Gloss White Sparkle Silver Iron Glimmer Grey Charcoal Metallic Smoke Black Semi-Gloss Black
(click on the color swatch to see a larger image with the color name)

Geometry

{ Listed geometry based on a 540mm axle to crown fork with a 27.5"x2.25" tire ( 702mm/27.6in Outside Tire Diameter), acceptable fork travel range: 140-160mm }
  sm md lg xl 2xl all  
a: virtual tt 22.5 (572) 23.4 (594) 24.4 (620) 25.5 (648) 26.4 (671) g: head angle 67°
b: seat tube 15.0 (381) 17.0 (432) 19.0 (482) 21.0 (533) 23.0 (584) h: seat angle 73.0°
c: head tube 3.75 (95) 3.75 (95) 4.5 (115) 5.3 (135) 6.1 (155) head tube 44mm
d: stack 23.5 (595) 23.5 (595) 24.2 (615) 24.9 (632) 25.7 (653) j: bb height 13.25 (337)
e: reach 15.3 (389) 16.2 (412) 17.0 (432) 17.9 (455) 18.5 (470) bb shell 73mm
f: standover * 28.8 (732) 30.0 (762) 31.5 (800) 32.65 (829) 33.9 (861) seat post 30.9mm
k: wheelbase TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD i: chainstay 17.6 (447)
frame weight 6.8 6.9 7.1 7.4 7.6  
rec'd rider 5'2- 5'6 5'6- 5'10 5'10- 6'1 6'1- 6'4 6'4 +  
{ All specifications are subject to change. Measurements are given in 'Inches (Millimeters)' unless otherwise noted. }
Geometry Key

* Inseam measurements are fine for pant shopping, but have no place in mountain bike shopping. Leg length is what is important as rarely does anyone buy pants that have the same inseam as their actual leg length. Since no one rides barefoot the leg length should be measured with your mountain bike shoes on standing against a wall and with a carpenters square or large sized book firmly raised into the crotch and square to the wall is how to figure leg length.

Turner Bikes measures ‘Standover’ height 6” / 150mm in front of the BB center, that is roughly the MIDDLE of the Top Tube, not at the actual lowest point way back at the junction with the Seat Tube as some companies do. This allows for plenty of standover clearance without the nose of the seat crushing into your spine!

Features

dw-link

Simultaneously engineered anti-squat and wheel rate curves are the mathematical formulas that make dw-link the world's most efficient and traction-aiding suspension system.

The dw-link is the only design on the market that is able to control unwanted bob and still remain active in more gear combinations than any other design. Dave Weagle has been refining the mathematics of optimum pivot locations of the dw-link on everything from World Cup winning downhill bikes to short travel XC flyers.

 

journal bearing system

The use of journal bearings, or 'bushings' as some in the bike industry call them, is a perfect solution for the high shock load and abusive limited range of motion that bicycle suspensions put on the pivot system.

Our Journal Bearing system utilizes hard anodized aluminum pivot shafts and Kevlar composite bearings. Since it is not made of steel this system is not capable of rusting and has substantial weight savings over its cartridge style counterparts. Then with the zerk lubrication fittings found at every pivot location, our Journal bearing system has an unrivaled service life, even in the harshest of environments.

The design of our Journal Bearing System is built into the frame to work seamlessly with the suspension. By not using an off-the shelf bearing we are able make use of the entire width of the pivot area. This eliminates any torsional flex in the back end and is why our bikes have legendary handling & stability.

 

finite element analysis (fea)

A mathematical technique for analyzing stress points, which breaks down a physical structure into substructures called 'finite elements'. These finite elements and their interrelationships are then converted into equation form and solved mathematically.

We use an FEA computer program to aide in the design of every Turner frame. This helps us maximize the strength and minimize the weight to insure a perfect balance is acheived as form follows function is the convention we adhere by.

 

anodized frame finish

Due to the tough nature of anodizing and the permanence of lazer etching it fits well with the extremely long life riders get out of their Turner Bikes.

 

44 headtube

This head tube is perfectly sized to work with a tapered steerer fork and the new 44XX lower head set bearing from Cane Creek. Stiffness gains of up to 20% can be had with a tapered steerer fork. With the upper bearing bore now at 44mm, the rider has the ability to run a ZeroStack headset on top. This setup will lower the hand position up to 10mm for more control on steep climbs and fast descents, where front end traction is enhanced through transferring the riders weight over the handle bar. Our 'just right' head tube design allows for the biggest bearing size on the bottom for a long head set life.

 

post-mount disc brakes

The biggest reason why Turner Bikes chose to pioneer the use of post-mount rear brake mounting was to eliminate the adapter. All disc brake manufacturers and all new fork designs had already gone to the post-mount calipers due to the ease of set up and the increased rigidity provided. Plus, with the decision to create the post-mount rear dropout we removed two bolts that were doing nothing but adding weight and potential flex. An exceptional design begins with simplicity and commonsense.

 

threaded zerk grease fittings

Zerks are stainless steel, ultra compact, custom made proprietory fittings to aide in the lubrication and maintenance of all the pivots on a Turner frame. It only makes sense that a machine that is used in the rough and many times sees wet conditions, that it would have a way to push the grit and water out easily and on regular basis. This is one of the key features that makes the ownership of a Turner cost effective over the long haul.

 

burrito vs. taco

Moving into 2011 we created a custom drawn, differentially dimensioned tube to replace the taco shell style seat tube/ top tube gusset of the past. This design will spread the load across the top tube and seat tube more efficiently with its convex top surface. This is due to the shape and varying wall thickness of the burrito to control how the stress is dispersed through the frame.

 

improved cable routing

In order to make sure that no one had unwanted contact with the bike we created a special machined part to pass the rear derailleur cable directly through the tube on the right side of the rear end.

 

Reviews

Just a quick note to say I've now had a good few rides on the Burner, you asked to let you know what I thought... Well not much to say but friggin brilliant! All the things I thought that would be a bit of a compromise over the Flux are in fact better. It climbs better for a start which I didn't expect at all. The reason for not expecting that was the slack front end but it's great, even on steeps. It did feel weird at first but I had a 100mm stem and 685mm bars so I swapped them for an 80mm and 750mm bars and bam transformed. Which amazed me as I've always been a long stem and narrow bar guy 'much to the amusement of my mates' but the short and wide really suits the bike. Obviously decsending is just superb and way better than the Flux which was to be expected.

Wheel size is a strange one, I didn't feel a great difference but did feel there was a kind of subtle momentum. Looking down at the front wheel it did look big but I didn't feel a massive change. However when a mate asked for a go, I got on his 26" bike and it really became apparent that there was just a right feeling with the 650b that was more noticable when it's not there. I guess that's it, it just feels RIGHT and it suits tha kind of riding I call proper mountain biking. Normally 35-45 miles up, down and along type rides..:-) I've been MTbing 20 years now and the Burner is simply the best all round bike I have ever slung my leg across

Thanks for all the help and the phone call prior to buying.....it is just a great great bike!

~ Thanks Howard


OMG! Took the maiden voyage on my new Turner Burner today. What a machine. I am 5'7" and that 650b wheel size is BOSS. I can finally retire my 2004 5 Spot! Thanks for another great mtn bike Dave Turner.

~ Posted on Facebook by Jeff Grella


The new Burner is absolutely awesome!!! Nice work Turner team you seem to have found the sweet spot!

~ Posted on Facebook by John Tony Ruiz


Thanks for the ride yesterday at OB, the geometry of the Burner is perfect, and it was a blast to ride (I rode all the 650's there and only one other was close in feel). Thanks again

~ Posted on Facebook by Lawrence D Porter Sr.


I had a great time at Outerbike, rode a lot of bikes. The Turner Burner was the Best bike I rode (I rode all of the 650). It was a blast to ride, I"ll have to start saving my money to get one.

~ Posted on Facebook by Timothy Byrd.


I also rode the Turner Burner at Interbike. Of the 15 or so bikes I rode, 26, 650b, and 29ers the Burner was the best of them all. I immediately felt like the bike was glued to the trail. It climbed very well and descended like it was on rails. Of the bikes I rode it was by far the best of them all. Kudos to Dave on an awesome bike.

~ Posted on Facebook by David Hamilton.


The Turner Burner rocked Outerbike. Rode over everything the North 40 Trail had to toss at it! Like you said, if you keep pedaling the bike/d-w link will get you over it! Thank you for bringing them and being there David Turner.

~ Posted on Facebook by Kerry Dunn.


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