After mentioning to us that he might have something fat up his sleeve at Interbike, it wasn’t long until Turner’s first fat bike made an appearance at the Outerbike demo. Rather than stepping tentatively into a hardtail to test the waters, Turner went with their strong suit – a DW Link equipped full suspension monster. Taking full advantage of the biggest RockShox Bluto available, the King Khan mates a 120mm travel fork with 125mm of travel through the rear linkage.
Utilizing a made in the USA frame, King Khan carries almost all of the features that you’ve come to expect from the rest of the Turner fleet. Through the use of a journal bearing system along with threaded Zerk grease fittings, the suspension system is easily serviced – something that is particularly important on a fat bike. A 44mm head tube allows for the use of a tapered fork, while the rear of the bike uses a 177x12mm thru axle system. Combined with the 100mm threaded bottom bracket, the frame has clearance for 3.8-4″ tires depending on the rim.
Available now through Turner’s site or your local dealer, details on the build kit and geometry are next…
Sold in SM, MD, LG, and XL frame sizes, King Khan fat bikes are currently available as completes only, at least from Turnerbikes.com. Pricing starts at $5,999 for a complete bike in the Raw finish, though powder coated colors are available at no charge if ordered direct from Turner. Due to the rear suspension configuration, the King Khan is 1x only since a front derailleur can’t be mounted to the frame. Sold with a mix of SRAM XX1, X01, and X1 (10x42t cassette and 28t chainring), the Fat Kit build includes a Fox Float CTD Evolution rear shock and Rockshox Bluto Solo Air RL fork. Rear shocks can be upgraded to a Fox CTD Factory Kashima for an additional $150.
Additional build specs include Hope hubs laced to Turnagain FR80 rims and Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.0 tires, a Thomson cockpit, and Shimano SLX brakes.