Q: What front derailleur do I need for my Sultan?
- A: All dw-link Turner's use a 34.9mm, Top-pull, Bottom-swing, Traditional Clamp.
Top-swing will NOT work. All Dual-Pull derailleurs must be modified, due to the bottom-pull arm as it will contact the chainstay yoke under full compression. Go to our tech page for information on how to modify Dual-Pull derailleurs. No modification is needed for the following derailleur(s):
SRAM X9, Top-pull Only, # 00.7615.014.000
Q: What fork length do I need for my Sultan?
- A: For the Sultan, the suggested fork travel length is 120-140mm.
Q: What size seatpost is required?
- A: 30.9mm seatpost with enough length to guarantee 4" or 100mm of insertion.
Pre-2009 Turners, horst-link or TNT, use a 27.2mm seatpost.
Q: What size headset do I need?
- A: The 2011 or newer Sultan uses a 44mm headset size. This allows you to run a straight 1 1/8" steer tube or a tapered style steer tube. For more information on 44mm headset configurations please refer to either this Chris King 44mm Fit Guide or this Cane Creek 44mm Fit Guide.
Pre-2011, use a 1 1/8" headset with 8mm of insertion into the headtube.
Q: What size is the bottom bracket does the Sultan use?
- A: The Sultan has a 73mm bottom bracket shell with english threads.
Q: How big a tire can I run on the Sultan?
- A: The Sultan has the ability to run tires up to 2.35" with ample room for bent rims and mud clearance. This suggestion is due to variations in tread design, tire sizing and rim widths. Although larger tire sizes may fit properly but due these case by case situations it is up to the rider, or dealer, to install an acceptable tire size.
Q: What sag should I run in the rear shock?
- A: Proper sag on the Sultan is 15mm. Please refer to our Turner Tech page for more information on proper shock setup.
Q: What Size shock and hardware does my dw-link Sultan use?
- A: The dw-link Sultan comes with a 7.5in X 2in Fox RL. All of our shocks use the 21.8mm wide reducers with 6mm hardware. For more information regarding the Fox RL shock visit www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_center/.2009-2011 models came equiped with Fox RP23 shocks.
tech note: 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 RL in 2012. If you choose the FOX RP23 option we suggest to not use the Pro- Pedal feature on your shock, or at the minimum only use the lightest (1) setting. With the dw-link, this feature should only be used on very smooth trails or while commuting on pavement to the trail head.
Q: Which Shock will fit on my Sultan?
- A: The Sultan uses a 7.5" X 2" on all versions 2009 + [dw-link : 190.5mm X 50.8mm ] and a 6.5" X 1.5" on 2007-08 models [TNT : 165mm X 38mm].
• The Fox RP23 WILL fit. : as of January 1, 2010.
• The 2010 Fox DHX RC4 will NOT fit. : as of January 1, 2010.
• The Elka Stage 5 will NOT fit. : as of January 1, 2010.
Note: If you find that any of the above information is not current or if another shock brand does or doesn't fit, please let us know so we can update our informtion. Go to our Contact Us page..
Q: Will the SRAM XX Gruppo fit on my Turner?
- A: Yes, but it is VERY Important to order the correct one.
• The 28/42 chainring combination,
• with a GXP bottom bracket,
• as well as a 166mm Q-Factor (Q166)
• and a 34.9 High-Mount Top-Pull Derailleur are necessary for proper fitment.
Please be aware that if your use any other SRAM XX setup it may not fit correctly and damage the frame and/or components. If this is at all confusing please consult your local Turner Dealer and/or go to the SRAM XX website.
Q: Torque Wrench Specifications for my Turner are?
- A: These Torque Wrench Specifications apply to all dw-link Turners:
• Main Pivot- 10 ft-lbs / 13.7 nm / 121 in-lbs.
• DW Link- 6.6 ft lbs / 9 nm / 80 in-lbs.
• Shock Bolts- 6.6 ft lbs / 9 nm / 80 in-lbs.
• Clevis Bolts- 6.6 ft lbs / 9 nm / 80 in-lbs.
If this is at all confusing please consult your local Turner Dealer for the proper mechanical procedure and tools. Please refer to our Turner Tech page for more information on proper bike maintenance.
Q: What is the dw-link?
- A: 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.
For more information on the dw-link go to: www.dw-link.com.
Q: Why use Journal Bearings?
- A: 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 wieght 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 ability.
Q: What is a Zerk?
- A: Zerks are fittings that 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.
Q: Why use the 'post-mount' standard to attach disc brakes?
- A: 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. With the decision to create the post mount rear dropout we eliminated the adapter and two bolts that were doing nothing but adding weight and potential flex. Thus it is stronger, lighter and simpler, seems like a no brainer in hindsight.
Q: Burrito vs Taco, Why the change?
- A: 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. Refining and evolving is our way to insure a better ride.