Turner Bicycles founder David Turner has been at the forefront of MTB suspension since the technology's inception in the 1980's. As a professional racer, David helped designers at Rock Shox, Mongoose and AMP Research race-test and fine-tune early advancements in suspension design. After retiring from full-time competition, David worked with legendary design guru Horst Leitner to create some of the most progressive and lightweight suspension bicycle frames and forks the sport had ever seen.
Knowing how a full-suspension mountain bike should ride, David looked to the Industry and could not find any viable solution and as a result the vision of Turner Suspension Bicycles was born. Driven only by a meager budget and the stubborn determination of a mule, Turner Bikes began to take shape. In late 1991 early prototypes found there way under top pros and into magazine spy shots (see photo to the right) but David's first priority was to change peoples' expectations of how a bike should ride rather than just to meet it. The company's focus had a tenacious grip on the design of the bike and not the image, form follows function was the unspoken creed.
In 1994, David Turner entered the bicycle market with high-performance frames bearing his own name. Turner suspension frames quickly earned a winning reputation by delivering levels of performance, pedaling efficiency and reliability few riders had ever experienced. Numerous NORBA, World Cup and UCI Championships have been won on Turner frames, relabeled by other bike companies to be ridden by their professional riders. Turner Bikes became a dominate force in the shadows of the industry for years to come.
Two thousand ten marks our company's 16th year building high-performance suspension frames for core riders. Still making the 'ride' our priority, Turner Bikes has established a large following of devoted Turner Riders who have come to rely on both the progressive nature of the evolution of our bikes and the exceptional customer service that has become paramount to continue tending to every frame that leaves its home here. Turner Bikes is not just an image, we build our bikes to perform. Quality Without Compromise.
For more information on the origins and history of Turner Bikes, check out mountain.bike198.com's "The History of Turner Bikes".
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