Interbike 2011: Turner tweaks range for 2012

Updates to 5.Spot, Sultan and Flux; no sign yet of RFX

Dave Turner happily admits his bikes have never been the most showy. With anodizing choices generally limited to more lairy colours, it’s taken him a while to find two suitably subdued hues. The orangey/gold and maroon  are suitably understated though, with the former complementing new Fox Kashima coated shocks particularly well.

There are some neat changes under the electro plated skin too. The shorter travel Flux gets a new larger diameter top tube to increase twist resistance between the seat tube and the new tapered fork-compatible 44mm headtube. The rear end switches to a 142x12mm screw thru axle with a particularly neat driveside dropout terminal. Mainframe cabling has been changed to a full length outer clamped arrangement too.

The classic 5 Spot and the big wheeled Sultan both get the same changes, plus a new curved downtube to give enough clearance for a piggy back shock such as the Fox DHX Air or Rock Shox Monarch Plus.

There’s still no sign of the much anticipated longer travel ‘RFX’ replacement bike that’ll sit between the 5 Spot and DHR. Dave was following his own advice from our interview with him earlier this year, staying tight lipped on when we’ll see it.

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