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Nitrous Ti Frame

Nitrous Ti Frame


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Nitrous 

The big change for the 2024 model year is uhh, nothing! But, we could not leave it completely unchanged, so, new for 2024 is a 3D printed chain stay 1/2 yoke, with  massive 2.6" tire clearance and room for a 38t round chainring, but with 3D printing we were actually able to increase the stiffness in the bottom bracket area!  We also created custom 3D printed cable routing ports that are sleeker and smoother and designed to make it easier to run the internal control lines. There was no change to geometry or tube spec, would not want to mess with perfection!

The Nitrous already had UDH,  which allows you to use the newest SRAM  'Transmission' rear derailleur and drivetrain. And each frame is shipped with a Universal Derailleur Hanger so any derailleur from the last 4 decades can be installed and with the multiport cable routing options you can choose electric or mechanical shifting and internally routed dropper post. 

Why was the Nitrous created? For fast cross country type rides, but with a fully modern geometry. There is no reason that a XC / fast trail bike designed to really be pedaled in anger should have a seat angle from 1992 and the head tube angle from a decade ago. Modern longer, lower, slacker works better than the old geometry on light fast bikes. 

Why a hard tail??  For many of us, there is a ton of riding that does not require a full suspension bike, and with trail sanitation happening daily, more and more trails are becoming more fun on a hardtail!  

So, the Nitrous is far more capable feeling than any gravel bike when the going gets rough, and conversely far lighter,  and more responsive to pedal input than a full suspension bike for powering along on the less demanding terrain that so many of us have easy access to.

So, is the Nitrous a fast XC bike or is it a stable ‘down-county’ trail bike capable of ripping thru the woods ducking branches and carving up the spaces between the trees, or is it the perfect bike for Leadville type endurance races? I would say yes, it is. 


Geometry
S M L XL
rec'd height 5'1"-5'6'' 5'6''-5'10'' 5'10''-6'2'' 6'2''-6'6''
effective TT 585 615 640 670
seat tube 370 400 430 470
seat tube angle real 75° 74.5° 74.5° 74°
head tube 85 100 125 155
head-angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
bb drop 62 62 60 60
chainstay 435 435 440 445
reach 420 443 462 478
stack 610 623 644 672
wheelbase 1140 1166 1200 1233
standover@mid tube 760 775 805 835
Max post insert 250 210 240 280
{ All specifications are subject to change. Measurements are given in ‘Millimeters’ and ‘Grams’ unless otherwise noted. }

 Frame Specs

Frame Specs

Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
Headset Dimensions
ZS 44 top, ZS56 lower
BB Shell T47 Threaded, 73mm 
Fork Length 120-130
(Geo based on 120 fork)
POST mount rear brake 180 max
Max Tire Clearance 29'' x 2.6'' 

Max Boost chainring size:
36t oval 38t round



Features

CUSTOM SHAPED TITANIUM TUBESET

Subtle shaping at the lower end of the Down Tube to the spread load over the BB shell and a dramatically flared Seat Tube both increase lateral rigidity for better feel when smashing the pedals. Along with the custom tapered chainstays, these subtle features set the Turner Ti ahead of the pack when it comes to ride tuning.

12mm Bolted AXLE

Bolts are stronger, stiffer, and simpler. Which is exactly why all our bikes come with them, it simply makes sense.


DESIGNED IN THE USA


Every aspect of this Turner Ti frame is designed and engineered in the USA. From the gorgeous CNC tapered head tubes to the proprietary dropouts, we have designed every aspect of the frame.

As you probably figured out from the great price and long list of standard features, this frame is imported. We found this factory when we were producing the carbon Flux frames years ago. Soon after we started developing the first Ti Cyclosys with them. Our frames are not the first or the only Ti bicycle frames they build, as they are a factory long known for building world-class titanium mountain and road frames. What drew us to this factory was their ability to taper and create butted titanium tubing, and their massive CNC capabilities allowing us to create exactly what we wanted with out cookie cutter head tubes, bottom brackets and dropouts. Even our chainstay bridge is CNC out of billet to be super thin and not create a mud shelf! 

T47 BB

‘T’ stands for threaded! Due to popular demand threads are back, and the new T47 offers bigger bearings & longer service life than older threaded standards. It will easily fit the larger and 30mm aluminum spindle creating a stiffer crank assembly, which is up to 18% lighter than the traditional steel spindle system.

POST MOUNT DISC BRAKE

Guarantee

PURCHASE GUARANTEE,


Why offer a Guarantee?

Simply put, we know that you are going to love your new Turner Bike. But given the chance that it just doesn’t seem to fit right, we want to ensure that you will be happy in the long run.

Our customer service rocks and our bikes ride like no other, but in the end, we want it to fit you.  If you cannot get comfortable on your new Turner Bike within 5 days of receiving it, give us a call and we will work out a solution, you may only need a different stem, or length of seat post. If that won't work, a different size frame can be swapped out.

Press

"Turner Goes All Ti - Nitrous Titanium hardtail adds another metal bike to the lineup" - BikeRumor


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Nitrous 

The big change for the 2024 model year is uhh, nothing! But, we could not leave it completely unchanged, so, new for 2024 is a 3D printed chain stay 1/2 yoke, with  massive 2.6" tire clearance and room for a 38t round chainring, but with 3D printing we were actually able to increase the stiffness in the bottom bracket area!  We also created custom 3D printed cable routing ports that are sleeker and smoother and designed to make it easier to run the internal control lines. There was no change to geometry or tube spec, would not want to mess with perfection!

The Nitrous already had UDH,  which allows you to use the newest SRAM  'Transmission' rear derailleur and drivetrain. And each frame is shipped with a Universal Derailleur Hanger so any derailleur from the last 4 decades can be installed and with the multiport cable routing options you can choose electric or mechanical shifting and internally routed dropper post. 

Why was the Nitrous created? For fast cross country type rides, but with a fully modern geometry. There is no reason that a XC / fast trail bike designed to really be pedaled in anger should have a seat angle from 1992 and the head tube angle from a decade ago. Modern longer, lower, slacker works better than the old geometry on light fast bikes. 

Why a hard tail??  For many of us, there is a ton of riding that does not require a full suspension bike, and with trail sanitation happening daily, more and more trails are becoming more fun on a hardtail!  

So, the Nitrous is far more capable feeling than any gravel bike when the going gets rough, and conversely far lighter,  and more responsive to pedal input than a full suspension bike for powering along on the less demanding terrain that so many of us have easy access to.

So, is the Nitrous a fast XC bike or is it a stable ‘down-county’ trail bike capable of ripping thru the woods ducking branches and carving up the spaces between the trees, or is it the perfect bike for Leadville type endurance races? I would say yes, it is. 

S M L XL
rec'd height 5'1"-5'6'' 5'6''-5'10'' 5'10''-6'2'' 6'2''-6'6''
effective TT 585 615 640 670
seat tube 370 400 430 470
seat tube angle real 75° 74.5° 74.5° 74°
head tube 85 100 125 155
head-angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
bb drop 62 62 60 60
chainstay 435 435 440 445
reach 420 443 462 478
stack 610 623 644 672
wheelbase 1140 1166 1200 1233
standover@mid tube 760 775 805 835
Max post insert 250 210 240 280
{ All specifications are subject to change. Measurements are given in ‘Millimeters’ and ‘Grams’ unless otherwise noted. }

 Frame Specs

Frame Specs

Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
Headset Dimensions ZS 44 top, ZS56 lower
BB Shell T47 Threaded, 73mm 
Fork Length 120-130 (Geo based on 120 fork)
POST mount rear brake 180 max
Max Tire Clearance 29'' x 2.6'' 
Max Boost chainring size: 36t oval 38t round

CUSTOM SHAPED TITANIUM TUBESET

Subtle shaping at the lower end of the Down Tube to the spread load over the BB shell and a dramatically flared Seat Tube both increase lateral rigidity for better feel when smashing the pedals. Along with the custom tapered chainstays, these subtle features set the Turner Ti ahead of the pack when it comes to ride tuning.

12mm Bolted AXLE

Bolts are stronger, stiffer, and simpler. Which is exactly why all our bikes come with them, it simply makes sense.


DESIGNED IN THE USA


Every aspect of this Turner Ti frame is designed and engineered in the USA. From the gorgeous CNC tapered head tubes to the proprietary dropouts, we have designed every aspect of the frame.

As you probably figured out from the great price and long list of standard features, this frame is imported. We found this factory when we were producing the carbon Flux frames years ago. Soon after we started developing the first Ti Cyclosys with them. Our frames are not the first or the only Ti bicycle frames they build, as they are a factory long known for building world-class titanium mountain and road frames. What drew us to this factory was their ability to taper and create butted titanium tubing, and their massive CNC capabilities allowing us to create exactly what we wanted with out cookie cutter head tubes, bottom brackets and dropouts. Even our chainstay bridge is CNC out of billet to be super thin and not create a mud shelf! 

T47 BB

‘T’ stands for threaded! Due to popular demand threads are back, and the new T47 offers bigger bearings & longer service life than older threaded standards. It will easily fit the larger and 30mm aluminum spindle creating a stiffer crank assembly, which is up to 18% lighter than the traditional steel spindle system.

POST MOUNT DISC BRAKE

PURCHASE GUARANTEE,


Why offer a Guarantee?

Simply put, we know that you are going to love your new Turner Bike. But given the chance that it just doesn’t seem to fit right, we want to ensure that you will be happy in the long run.

Our customer service rocks and our bikes ride like no other, but in the end, we want it to fit you.  If you cannot get comfortable on your new Turner Bike within 5 days of receiving it, give us a call and we will work out a solution, you may only need a different stem, or length of seat post. If that won't work, a different size frame can be swapped out.

Customer Reviews

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Eddie Rea
T-7

I believe that this is Turner #7 between Suebee and I. I know my way around building out a bike, but there are always options that I prefer to discuss. DT was always on point for a lengthy conversation that went off the deep end. Much of which was about aging not so gracefully as a lifelong cyclist. Tinnitus & shoulder surgery were commingled with stem length, wheels and bar manufactures. God, I love those conversations!
Onto the bike… that moment that you sling a leg over it and clip in for the neighborhood shakedown and find yourself at home before the driveway ends is what I come to expect. The bike is on point. Although I have yet to delve into the meaty trails, I am confident the bike will deliver.

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Ben Boyce
Purchased frame only

This frame is building up really nicely. I’m doing the build myself, and I appreciate the clever cable routing ports which do make running internal cables much easier. I have 2.4” Ardent tires on at this point, and they fit with lots of space for mud. I have a 140 Revelation fork on it, which feels awesome so far on my test rolls. I’m still waiting on cranks, brakes and free hub body to complete the build. Can’t wait for drier trails to try the Nitrous!

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James MacMahan
What should I say about Turner Nitrous that has yet to be said?

This bike is an absolute joy! It rekindles the essence of why I fell in love with mountain biking. The experience it offers is nothing short of exhilarating. Surprisingly, despite my initial concerns, I am far less battered after rides. It has changed some of my views of full suspension! The combination of its 29er wheels, titanium frame, turbo light inserts, and lower tire pressure results in a winning formula. Riding it is effortless, and I'm particularly amazed by its descending capabilities—it's an absolute thrill! I'm sending smaller jumps, just ensuring perfect landings on the backsides. The bike's speed is remarkable even when I'm not pushing it. Within just a week of owning it, I've achieved several Strava PRs and even a few top 10 spots, which, considering my age of 52, flat pedals, and being out of biking shape, speaks volumes. My dogs are wondering about the uphill drug that I am on—haha! This bike represents a significant step in the right direction. Its inherent lightness initially feels almost unnatural (having been institutionalized to heavier bikes), but you quickly adapt and come to appreciate it. Even loading and unloading it from the truck bed is a breeze due to its lightweight.

It took some time to fine-tune the cockpit setup, but ultimately, I've found that a 35mm rise bar paired with a 50mm stem provides the perfect balance of roominess and confidence-inspiring control.

The various responses on MTBR from DT over the past few years, along with several frame reviews, heavily influenced my decision to purchase this bike. I appreciate all of these comments so I could make an informed purchase!

Throughout the purchase and the build, DT answered my questions quickly and thoughtfully - thanks!

The bike came out fantastic! I love its look, and the pink makes it stand out. I have gotten lots of kudos (which is all that matters—haha)!

I couldn't be more delighted! It has reignited a newfound passion for biking within me again, which is truly remarkable!

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Charles Mckenzie
Piece of Art!

Had to wait because the frame was on backorder and totally worth it! Such a beautiful piece. I am not sure if it was really Dave Turner who emailed me back but they were quick and friendly. It is my first Ti frame and I am so so happy with my purchase! I don't have a picture of my final build but I went with SID 120mm fork, BERD wheels, AXS XO1 drivetrain. So much fun!

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P Smith
This is a keeper!

I'm not one for writing reviews but here it goes. If you have the means, you need this rig in your life!

Building a bike from the frame up is a great feeling. Even better when the bike ends up a perfect match for your terrain, style and the geo just works! The Nitrous construction is pure quality / built with attention to detail in mind. Turner support is A+ with guidance along the way if needed.

4 rides in and I keep pushing thanks to the frame compliance, light weight nature and geo/stability in the corners.

Now my only worry is what the FS bike thinks :)