Sultan Inventory Reduction: $500.00 usd OFF of TR Build / $1,196.00 usd OFF of XT Build
Sultan TR Build is normally $ 3,499.00 and now is marked down to $ 2,999.00   USD
Sultan XT Build is normally $ 5,195.00 and now is marked down to $ 3,999.00   USD
Sultan X0 Build is normally $ 5,944.00 and now is marked down to $ 5,469.00   USD
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    Turner Sultan Expert
    $1,700.00
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The Sultan Expert is a testament to how a 29er should ride. With now over seven years of lineage it has been proven tried and true. With a component package that aspires to raise the bar and a suspension platform that will change how you invision the way a 29er trail bike should ride. The Sultan Expert is the perfect mountain bike for the rider who is looking for a 29er that not only inspires confidence but doesn't know how to give in when the trail gets rough.

New this year is the TR build-kit for the Sultan 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 Sultan 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 Sultan 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, 140mm
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes Deore, 180/160mm
wheelset Mavic CrossRide, 32h 15qr
tires Conti Trail King [ 2.1/2.1 ]
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   $ 2,999.00   USD

XT Build

Expert Shimano XT Build-Kit Specifications
weight TBD
drivetrain Shimano XT+, 2x10
fork FOX 34 Float FIT CTD Kashima, 15qr, 140mm
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes Shimano XT, 180/160mm
wheelset Stans Arch/ DT350, 32h 15qr
tires Conti Trail King [ 2.1/2.1 ]
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   $ 3,999.00   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, 140mm
shock FOX Float CTD Evolution, 7.5x2
brakes Shimano XT, 180/160mm
wheelset Stans Arch/ DT350, 32h 15qr
tires Conti Trail King [ 2.1/2.1 ]
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.
- All Anodized Sultans come with Decals. 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 Sultan frame in the Raw finish with the selected build-kit choice and stock Fox CTD Evolution rear shock. An anodized finish 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::. 4.92in
{ 125 millimeters }
class::. Cross Country Race / XC Trail
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 Green  • 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 525mm axle to crown fork with a 29"x2.2" tire, acceptable fork travel range: 120-140mm }
  md lg xl 2xl all  
a: virtual tt 23.0 (584) 23.6 (599) 24.5 (622) 25.3 (643) g: head angle 69.5°
b: seat tube 17.0 (432) 19.0 (482) 21.0 (533) 23.0 (584) h: seat angle 73°
c: head tube 3.7 (94) 4.5 (115) 5.3 (135) 6.1 (155) head tube 44mm
d: stack 24.1 (612) 24.7 (627) 25.6 (650) 26.3 (668) j: bb height 13.4 (340)
e: reach 16.1 (409) 16.3 (414) 17.2 (437) 17.6 (447) bb shell 73mm
f: standover 31.0 (787) 31.5 (800) 33.0 (838 34.0 (864) seat post 30.9mm
k: wheelbase tbd tbd tbd tbd i: chainstay 18.2 (462)
frame weight 6.9 7.1 7.4 7.6  
rec'd rider 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

I would like to thank you for the Turner Sultan design. I am a 43 year old recovering single tracker.

In the late 80s I moved to Crested Butte to ski and fell in love with mountain bikes. In 1992 I purchased a sandvik titanium frame. In 94 I moved to western NC and road consistently till I moved to western PA in 2000. For the next 13 years I would get out a few times a year, but a child, work and road race cars took up much of my time. Upon the recommendation of 2 other turner owners, for Christmas I ordered a Turner Sultan directly from your organization for myself. The order process and the selection of parts your group put together is top quality.

What a change over a 21 year old Ti bike with 2" of front travel. The ride quality of the Sultan is very intuitive and the 5" of travel help my riding, both in confidence and when I do something stupid. I come home after a hour or 2 of single tracking tired but not beat up. That's a big plus. On video you said the Sultan is a woods bike and on the horse trails around my house it does everything I ask it to. I guess what I am trying to say is well done and thank you.

~ Sincerely K.C. Kowalyk


I have been through many bikes and this Sultan is truly the best I have ever had. While in the market for a new bike I test drove almost every fullsuspension 29er there is. The proportions of my bike has the best fit for my 250lb, 6’3” frame which has increased my confidence level in the more technical sections. Nice going to all the guys at Turner for the Sultan.

~ Submitted by Bob Murphy


Just got a Sultan last week. Best bike I have ever ridden! Took my riding to the next level. Rode the Very technical Zen Trail in St. George the second ride and made stuff on the uphill and downhill that I don't think I would have made on another bike. No need for gravity dropper post or sitting back on the seat when dropping in to the knarlys just sit down and go. The awesome Fox 34 fork, slack angles and the big front just works their magic. You think this set up would be adverse for steep techclimbs but the front wheel stays down and the bike just digs in. Love this bike!

~ Posted on Facebook by Paul Zembruski


I just made the switch from the 2010 Turner Sultan to the 2012 and WOW! In one word, Stiff. The stiffness added by the addition of the through axel in the back and the 44 head tube up front make the ride noticeably more precise and some how smoother than the last incarnation. The other big surprise for me is the chain guide, something I did not think I would even use when I ordered the new bike. It improved my front shifting and makes the bike so quiet that on the down hill all you here is the sound of tires on dirt!

~ Submitted by Judd Kleinman


I have had my Turner Sultan now since August 2012. I haved logged many hours of trail rides in all types of weather conditions on Pennsylvania’s root-filled and rocky terrain. This bike does it all. I could not happier with the bike, and the service I received from Turner when I ordered the Sultan direct from the company. Great bike, great company!

~ Submitted by JP


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