Sunday, December 19, 2010

How about some Turner bike bling!

We just finished up this super sweet Turner Flux for our good buddy Dr. Mike.

This 2011 medium Turner Flux started as their "Expert kit," an XT level bike. We made a few changes along the way.

The new Dynasys 10 speed Shimano drivetrain is smooth and good looking as ever.

We upgraded the bars to carbon Race Face Next bars. Also note those pimpin' brakes...

Even though the kit came with Formula RX brakes (which we love) we decided up upgrade to our favorite brake ever, the Formula The One. Even though it's technically a dh oriented brake, it's still lighter than a Magura Marta SL and has more stopping power than anything we've ever used. Win! That's not your everyday rear hub there, either. Powertap SL+ disc baby!
We used one of our favorite front hubs to round out these handbuilt wheels with Mavic 819 hoops. The DT Swiss 240. Even though it's a qr front end, we spec'd it with the 20mm version of the hub. That will allow Mike to run whatever fork he wants down the road. These hubs are easily convertible to 15qr or 20mm.

All done, it's about 26.5 lbs as pictured with the powertap rear hub and no pedals. This Flux will be a great all around, racy, do everything kind of bike. Thanks Mike, hope you love it as much as we do!

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