Turner Flux V3 – 2014

I bought this bike in 2015 from Jeff Chen at Dirt Merchant in Washington State. It’s one of the last American aluminum frames from David Turner. This bike still runs the bushings on all the pivots. It was a demo up in Washington and so it had a few miles on it when it came to me. But you can’t hurt a bike like this.
“The Flux V3 was designed to take advantage of the larger 27.5″ / 650b wheel size. The Flux’s 27.5″ wheels allow this bike to roll faster and smoother than any previous Flux design. It’s larger wheels roll over roots, rocks and bumps easier than ever before, enhancing rider control and increasing your tires’ footprint on the trail.”


– 4.72″ / 120mm DW-Link Suspension.
– XC Race / Trail Specific Design
– Fox Float CTD Rear Shock
– 6061 Aluminum Trilobular Shaped Tubes
– 12x142mm Rear Dropouts
– Raw Aluminum Finish
– 44mm Headtube
– Post Mount Disc Brakes
– Journal Bearing System (bushings)
– Threaded Zerk Grease Fittings
– Designed & manufactured in the United States

2010 Santa Cruz
Juliana Superlight

This bike is from Bicycle John’s out in Burbank. We went in looking to buy a new bike for Leah. Her Santa Cruz Superlight burned up in our garage fire. We looked at the new 27.5″ Superlight, but she rode it and did not fit on it well.

Walking back into the shop I spotted this older 26″ superlight. It was identical to her old bike! She hopped on it and grinned. We paid 1200 for it and brought it home. I got some nice stan’s wheels for it on Ebay and converted it to tubeless. Replaced the heavy tripple with a 1 X 11. Got it down to 25 lbs! It’s a nice little trail ripper.


– 6061 Aluminum Frame
– Single Pivot rear suspension
– Fox Float Front Fork 4.00″ / 100mm travel
– Fox Float CTD Rear Shock 4.00″ / 100mm travel
– 1 X 11 Shimano SLX Drivetrain / 32 tooth race face ring
– 12x142mm Rear Dropouts
– White Paint Finish with matching fork. (Bonus!)
– Post Mount Shimano XT Disc Brakes
– Forte Carbon Handlebars 
– WTB Rocket Saddle

2004 Turner Burner

My first TURNER from Supergo in Santa Monica. I worked in an office next door to Supergo. I parked in the same lot as all their mechanics and we came to know each other. Lunch times were spent looking over parts and stuff in the store. One day this sick red Turner Burner frame went on display. It was way in my face like every day. $1200 they wanted for the frame. I watched and waited. After a few weeks the frame came down to $1000.00. On tuesday nights, after 6PM they had 20% off sale on everything in the store and on that night I struck! I paid $800 for the frame and never looked back.
This bike served me well for many years and took me to destinations I never envisioned. From easy trail rides to bombing Mammoth, this Turner Burner was up for the game. I was able to upgrade the fork and rear suspension to transform the bike into a burly trail basher. It went from a 100mm XC machine to a 120mm Trail bike.


– 6061 Aluminum Frame
– 4 Pivot Horst Link rear suspension / custom links 120mm
– Rockshox Reba Race 120mm
– Fox RP3 Rear Shock Push Tuned 
– 3 X 9 Shimano Drivetrain – 11 – 36 rear cogs
– Post Mount Hayes Disc Brakes
– Monkeylite Carbon Handlebars 
– WTB Rocket Saddle
– Hutchinson Python Tubeless tires

1983 Specialized
Rock Hopper

My first mountain bike! 1983 Specialized Rock Hopper. It was a bit cheaper than the Stump Jumper, and had heavier tubing, but it still rode real well. We would cut the bars real narrow back then as we rode the Gabrielino trail down from Redbox to JPL and the trail was mostly along a cliff. So yeah, narrow bars were a must.


– Crome-Moly Steel Frame & Fork
– Shimano XT SIS thumb shifters
– Shimano XT Front and Rear Derailers
– Tommaselli Brake Levers
– Araya 7X Rims
– Specialized Ground Control Tires

Why you use tubeless tires on your mountain bike.