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Turnagain Components Gets Colorful with Limited Edition Fat Bike Hubs, Hed Rims Optional

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We got our first look at the new Turnagain hubs at Eurobike, which are essentially an updated version of the original Borealis FH1 hubset. Now as the sister brand to Borealis fat bikes, Turnagain has been introducing a lot of new fat tire related products including their new FR65 and FR80 aluminum rims.

To go along with their standard anodized colors, Turnagain just announced an extremely limited run of fat bike hubs in purple, green, and gold! Like their standard hubs, the limited edition models will fit 190/197 rear and 150mm front spacing with either Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10 speed compatibility, or XD freehubs. The hubs go along with a recent announcement that Borealis and Turnagain have started stocking Hed Big Deal carbon rims meaning you should be able to get these colorful new centerpieces built up into a super light carbon wheelset. If you hurry.

Call the Fat Bike Company at 320-FAT-BIKE, or visit your local dealer to order.

Hub Specs:

Rear 197x12mm and 190mm QR:

  • 336g

  • 197x12mm thru-axle, convertible to 190mm QR

  • Swappable end caps

  • 32-hole only

  • 3 pawl, 30 points of engagement

  • Shimano 8-10 speed and SRAM XD 11 speed compatibility

  • High-grade, stainless steel bearings

  • Drive Side:

    • CTF: 48mm

    • FD: 58mm

  • Non-Drive Side:

    • CTF: 60mm

    • FD: 58mm

Front 150mm:

  • 224g

  • 150x15mm dedicated size

  • 32-hole only

  • High-grade, stainless steel bearings

  • Drive Side:

    • CTF: 48mm

    • FD: 58mm

  • Non-Drive Side:

    • CTF: 45mm

    • FD: 58mm

 

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carbonfodder
carbonfodder
8 years ago

Looks like they finally gave up and admitted their carbondale rims were a vaporware marketing ploy. Not a company I would recommend anyone give their money to.

michael
michael
8 years ago

anyone else see the optical illusion with the photo when you scroll down the page?

Seric
Seric
8 years ago

@carbonfodder. Unless you have all facts on the table, you should spare yourself for such comments. The carbondale never was any kind of marketing ploy. Quality issue ones they went to higher volumes was their main problem. The question is if they released it too soon, and maybe the communication and how they handled the information to consumers should have been done a better way.

haromania
haromania
8 years ago

carbonfodder perhaps you should try being a little more understanding, because you sound like a consumer that has ZERO clue how tough it is to own a company of any sorts and put new products out. Perhaps you should try it, get out there and flex your muscle, show us what you did and how you did it and describe the challenges along the way. My guess is you haven’t accomplished 1/100th of what they accomplished, and they’ve managed to please thousands of consumers along the way and gave bike shops a product that led to a revenue stream that didn’t exist before, and provided jobs along the way for lots of folks. So freaking what if 1 product didn’t go as smoothly as they had hoped? Have you ever looked at how involved they are with the industry overall, and all the good they do?

Ron G.
Ron G.
8 years ago

@michael–See it? I stopped scrolling because I thought I had accidentally found myself in some previously undiscovered magnification mode. That was really cool.

Charlie Best
Charlie Best
8 years ago

@ Ron G and michael, it’s because the hubs in the picture are coincidentally almost exactly 1 wheel-click apart on the average monitor.

elkcycles
elkcycles
8 years ago

@carbonfodder

It is my understanding from one of their reps that the carbon rims were not able to consistently set up tubeless. As tubeless is now the industry standard, the product did not perform up to par and was sidelined indefinitely. I’m going to speculate that the cost of a redesign and retooling of the production did not make financial sense when compared to total projected profits.

Additionally, I run an FF1 fork on my El Gordo singlespeed and love it. The stiffness, weight savings, and quality are top notch and bring a portly framed bike down to 26lbs. I would love to have been able to realistically consider their rims as a weight reduction option.

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