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The Burner Frame option is for the riders that are upgrading from a their current mountain bike to a shiny new Turner mountain bike. We have three options to choose from depending on what you need to get your new Burner rolling as soon as possible.

The Starter kit gives you frame, fork, headset and wheels. The perfect example of someone who would be perfect for this option would be an older Turner owner who is ready to upgrade to the new Burner with 27.5 inch wheels. This package gives you the basic necessities to make the jump from 26 inch to the new 27.5 inch wheel standard.

Our Upgrade-Kit is the perfect solution for those who want to upgrade to their new Turner Burner frame from your current mountain bike. This package includes a new Fork and a headset. Yes, that means you get the most important parts at a great price so that you can use any combination of new and old parts to get your new Turner frame rolling. This is where refinement and resourcefulness go hand in hand for a greater purpose. . .

Then we still offer the option to only purchase the frame if you are the type that loves to nitpick over every single component. Some riders will never be happy with any build-kit because building a new ride is a kin to birthing a child. Yeah, we get it, since most of us are the same way.

When ordering a frame kit be sure to check with your local dealer to make sure that all of your existing parts, firstly, are safe to use and, secondly, do not require any special adapters to be used on your new Turner frame. Although in most cases a Turner Upgrade Kit will be a simple build but nothing is guaranteed since we can't account for every component option available.

Build Kits

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

Starter Kit

Burner Frame Starter Kit Specifications
weight TBD
drivetrain N/A
fork FOX 34 Float FIT CTD, 15qr, 150mm
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes N/A
wheelset Stans Arch/ DT350, 32h 15qr
tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf [ 2.25/2.25 ]
tubes Stan's tubeless
headset Cane Creek 40
handlebar N/A
stem N/A
seatpost N/A
saddle N/A
grips N/A
msrp $ 3,964.00 USD

Upgrade Kit

Burner Frame Upgrade-Kit Specifications
weight TBD
drivetrain N/A
fork FOX 34 Float FIT CTD, 15qr, 150mm
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes N/A
wheelset N/A
tires N/A
tubes N/A
headset Cane Creek 40
handlebar N/A
stem N/A
seatpost N/A
saddle N/A
grips N/A
msrp $ 3,195.00 USD

Frame Only

Burner Frame Only Specifications
weight TBD
drivetrain N/A
fork N/A
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes N/A
wheelset N/A
tires N/A
tubes N/A
headset N/A
handlebar N/A
stem N/A
seatpost N/A
saddle N/A
grips N/A
msrp $ 2,195.00 USD
- Remember the front wheel is a 15qr and the rear wheel is a 142x12 thru-axle.
- The Rear Brakes are postmount which is compatible with most current brake options, but older 'IS' mount brakes will require a special adapter and a larger 180mm rotor.
- 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.
† 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.


{ All Measurements are given in Inches and Pounds. }
travel::. 5.5in
{ 140 millimeters }
class::. 27.5 Enduro Trail / Adventure XC
  • 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)


{ 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!



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.



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 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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