When Turner builds a new bike, there is no holding them back. This revision of the DHR bloodline has been broken down into its essential elements and painstakingly rebuilt with every minor detail polished to stunning perfection. Now with a ten year long lineage, the new DHR gains the use of the dw-link and such features as centralized lower center of gravity, postmount disc brake mounts, 1.5" headtube and an anodized finish with laser etched graphics. This purpose built, world cup downhill race bike will outperform anything else in its class. Welcome to the 2012 Turner DHR.
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.
The DHR has been designed to carry the majority of its weight as low and close to the bottom bracket as possible. This includes lighter butted & tapered stays, compact dropouts, post-mount brakes, and so on to reduce the weight at the extremities of the frame. This is done to accomplish two main goals. One is to build a super rigid chassis to provide lightning quick trail response. The other is to keep the bulk of the frame weight centered and as low as possible to improve stability and handling. The result is a down hill frame design that is even faster and more agile than any of its predecessors. Railing corners and floating over rock gardens has never been this effortless.
In an effort to reduce clutter and eliminate the need for a brake adapter, Turner pioneered the post-style brake mount. All disc brake manufacturers and all new fork designs had already gone to the postmount 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.
The chain and seat stays on the DHR are butted and tapered. This feature reduces the swing weight of the rear end for improved handling and enhanced shock performance.
Given the tight space constraints, and to allow the dw-link to behave optimally, remain fully active and have incredible lateral rigidity under load, the DHR uses enduro max-type bearings. They have been proven to work in a smaller compact design and with the aide of triple seals and Zerk lubrication fittings, this system raises the bar for world cup dh racing potential. The design of the new DHR has been refined and tuned to deliver the best handling feel and shock performance imaginable. Zerks are stainless steel, ultra compact, custom-made proprietary fittings to aide in the lubrication and maintenance of all the pivots on a Turner frame. Since your DHR will likely see rough and wet terrain, it only makes sense 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.
It's no doubt that your DHR will be riding strong in five years, but thanks to a hard anodized finish and laser-etched graphics!
The DHR is ON CLOSEOUT for a screamin' deal of $1750!
Please note, Turner frames and bikes may only be shipped within the United States.