Turner has unveiled its 2009 line-up of bikes, and the big news here is that Turner has jumped on the DW-Link bandwagon across the entire range. This marks a departure from the brand’s previous Torque Neutralizing Technology (TNT) faux-bar rear ends. Compared to the outgoing TNT, the new DW-link bikes are claimed to be better at climbing and ride “lighter” according to Dave Turner. Turner also offers his assurances that the 2009 bikes will maintain a high level of rear-end stiffness, which has been a challenge for some DW-Link bikes in the past.
Despite the big shift in suspension philosophy, Turner hallmarks will remain across the new line. Journal bearings (read: bushings) still handle the rotating duties, thanks to the ultra-high tolerances which they can be built with. Also, the combination of round, minimally manipulated tubes of front with square tubing for the seat- and chainstays mean that the ’09 line is still instantly recognizable as Turner.
Check out renderings of the whole 2009 Turner Bikes line below.