[First Look] Turner RFX V4.0

[First Look] Turner RFX V4.0

22/11/2015
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22/11/2015

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For years Turner Bikes has teased us with the possibility of a production RFX coming to fruition. They weren’t pulling our heart strings though. Some time ago, Turner dabbled with a 26″ version and right as it got close to production, the market went to 27.5″ bikes. We recently got ahold of the production version. It’s Turner’s second carbon fiber bike and has a host of cool features. We’re doing a custom build on the $2995 frame only option but for now, we wanted to tease you with some shots of its features.

Here it is - our size XL came in just a snippet over 7 pounds without axle, seatpost clamp but WITH shock, frame guards and headset cups.

Here it is – our size XL came in just a snippet over 7 pounds without axle, seatpost clamp but WITH shock, frame guards and headset cups.

Geometry and details.

Geometry and details.

Relatively bold graphics from Turner's camp.  Generally they keep it very subdued.

Relatively bold graphics from Turner’s camp. Generally they keep it very subdued.

Yoke style uprights.  Easy on the eyes.

Yoke style uprights. Easy on the eyes.

BEEFY headtube.

BEEFY headtube.

An alightment point for whoever is pressing cups in.  Turner offer the RFX with a massive range of head tube angle options.

An alightment point for whoever is pressing cups in. Turner offer the RFX with a massive range of head tube angle options.

A nice sleek chainstay guard reminds you this bike has one of the best suspension designs that money can buy.

A nice sleek chainstay guard reminds you this bike has one of the best suspension designs that money can buy.

The heart of it all - DW link and a RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair - should be a nice combo.

The heart of it all – DW link and a RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair – should be a nice combo.

The whole rear end is really asymmetrical.  It really is a work of art.

The whole rear end is really asymmetrical. It really is a work of art.

The brake bosses have replaceable barrels.  Not destroyed rear ends by meat fisted mechanics.  A Dave Turner industry first.

The brake bosses have replaceable barrels. Not destroyed rear ends by meat fisted mechanics. A Dave Turner industry first.

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A very sleek, removable downtube guard.  We love that it's bolted on.  The sticky ones can get really messy to replace.

A very sleek, removable downtube guard. We love that it’s bolted on. The sticky ones can get really messy to replace.

The bottle cage mounts assimilate with the external cable guides.

The bottle cage mounts assimilate with the external cable guides.

ISCG 05 tabs and a press fit BB.  We plugged the front derailleur mount with some titanium brake hardware.

ISCG 05 tabs and a press fit BB. We plugged the front derailleur mount with some titanium brake hardware.

Clean lines.

Clean lines.

3/4 view.  It's a big beastly bike.  We'll keep you updated once we build it up.

3/4 view. It’s a big beastly bike. We’ll keep you updated once we build it up.

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