The solid frame, fork and wheelset combo was sturdy in the fast swooping corners, holding the intended line. And it stayed stiff and strong on the climbs and sprints, too. The curvy lines belie its sturdy workhorse abilities. . .
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I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on one of the pre-production prototype Turner Cyclosys cyclocross bikes and have been running the bike for the past 2-3 months. My bike came with the awesome Enve CX Carbon Forks, a full SRAM CX1 group with Force Hydraulic brakes with finishing kit from Thomson and Zipp. I swapped the Mavic Wheels that came with the bike with some Hope Hoops with Stans Alpha 400 rims, because I like to run tubeless, I run Bontrager CX0 tyres on there at the moment and the whole bike weighs in at a svelte 19lbs. It feels like a rocket!
I am constantly amazed by just how fast this bike rips, be it on road, off road and anything in between it is just confidence inspiring and you can really tell that Dave wanted to have his MTB roots embedded in this new bike. I primarily use my Cyclosys for my 20 mile round commute, but any opportunity I get to ride it off road, I take! It is so stable and planted at speed it just begs to go fast, it also rails corners like you wouldn’t believe and makes every ride a pure joy. The bike is also very comfortable thanks to the use of a 27.2mm Thomson Post and the seat tube that DT worked long and hard to get things just right with. Also the forks are nice and forgiving when the rough gets going! I have used the bike on many of the local off road trails around where I live and bettered many of my times previously set on MTB’s, really says a lot for the versatility of the Cyclosys.
I plan on using the bike in its’ intended purpose of CX racing during the latter part of the year, I know the bike loves grass and gravel so my confidence has really built up using this bike in all situations, so I really think it will help me with my mountain biking and getting my fitness built up towards my goal of competing in the BC Bike Race.
The production Cyclosys comes with thru axles, which I would like at some point, but it’s not something I would miss on my bike, it is plenty stiff enough and the tapered head tube certainly helps with that.
I really enjoy owning the Cyclosys, it was my first Turner, as a result, I’ve just recently bought my second, a Turner Burner v3.1 in matching raw. The perfect quiver, I’m pretty sure of! 🙂
~ Submitted by Jamie Whitfield from Yorkshire, UK