BIKE TEST / TURNER RFX V4.0
sports a very slack geometry, with a 65-degree head angle
and a 160-millimeter-travel fork. Our test bike with a matched
170-millimeter Lyrik fork was even slacker.
The bike also has all the modern amenities you’d expect from
a carbon enduro bike. It has a direct-mount front derailleur, a
12x142-millimeter rear axle, a tapered head tube and a clean but
WHICH COMPONENTS STAND OUT?
fast-looking flat-black finish. Turner chose to use external cable
routing throughout, which keeps the ride noticeably quiet and
the maintenance easy.
Turner is one of the few companies left that offers its bikes as
frames and lets you choose a parts package. Since Turner bikes
are also available to you directly through their website, you can
Weagle-approved: The dw-link may look
like the Turner four-bar linkage bikes of the
past, but the linkage is more complex than
that. Turner’s adaptation of the dw-link
design is plush and surprisingly efficient.
Light and clean: The carbon construction
of the front and rear triangles make for a
streamlined look that works impressively
well and keeps the weight under the
Mechanic’s choice: The RFX has
externally routed cables. This might not
seem like the right choice for aesthetics,
but we can tell you, it’s the right choice for
this bike. The routing is smooth and easy
to use. It’s also quiet and makes the job of
replacing a cable or housing much easier
for any home mechanic.