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Advice on upgrading a 96 Turner Burner

Old 10-20-13, 09:00 AM
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Advice on upgrading a 96 Turner Burner

I recently picked up a 96 Turner Burner on Ebay and I was wondering if I should upgrade the suspension. Right now its got a mystery fork on it that the guy at the LBS guessed was some kind of old Rock Shox. The rear has an old Fox Float. Neither has any adjustments on them like a lock out, etc. So I was wanting to upgrade to a fork with a lock out. Iíve got v-brakes so my choices are limited. There are a couple of old Fox Float 100 RCLís out there. And Iíve got my eye on a Fox Float R pro pedal for the rear. My question for you is, would these make sense to upgrade on an old frame. I was wanting a Turner but I canít afford the $3k-$4k for a new Turner. So I went the ebay route and found this old classic. Now I want to upgrade it into a kick ass trail bike. Am looking for advice or suggestions on what the best route would be. Iím new to this mtb stuff so Iím still learning. Thanks. Scott
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Great old bike!

You will have to be careful what fork you use on that bike. It was probably only spec'd with 2.5" - 3" of travel. The shock is much newer than the frame also - it was probably a Fox Alps 4 or 5 also with limited travel.
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Frame abuse should be obvious, so since you reported none, I'll assume it's been treated fairly well.

Turners are the "Lexus" of the mountain bike world. I'd redo it in a SECOND.
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