Knight in Shining Armour

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For 20 years, Turner has been in the business of making rugged off road bikes for the discerning rider, and Lim Yu Koon is no exception to this rule. His brilliant Turner Burner gleams in the sunlight, and the purposeful lines of the frame shows that this bike means business.
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Lim Yu Koon is a 37 year old businessman in the contracting industry. Coming back to cycling as a sport 4 years ago, he prefers off road riding. As is usually the case, Lim started off with hard tails, but as his experience grew, he wanted something more. Says Lim, “I have been a hardtail mountain biker for several years now, but I wanted more excitement. So I had the idea to build an all mountain bike with at least 140 mm of travel that can let me tackle technical trails and also have fun during MTB jamborees.”

His preferred choice of off road riding led him to select the Turner Burner. “One of my criteria for the build of this bike was that the frame has to be ‘Made in the U.S.A.’. I have always admired the craftsmanship of something that is handmade. The Turner met these 2 criteria,” explains Lim. Lim’s Burner is indeed something special, being hand welded and built in Oregon, U.S.A. A unique touch is the polished aluminium finish which was a limited edition run for Turner’s 20th Anniversary.

He explains the rationale behind his build. “The DW-Link suspension provides excellent pedalling efficiency during climbs and good stability on the downhill. I fitted this bike with a Fox Racing 34 Talas 130/160 so I can make it a trails or all mountain bike. The SRAM X0 groupset and RSC brakes come with polished metal accents that pair perfectly with the bike’s polished frame.”

Who?

LIM YU KOON
Age
37
Profession
Contractor
Years Riding
4 Years
Favourite Ride
Kiara
Toughest Ride
Any Part Of Kiara
Riding Group
TMC
Number Of Bikes Owned
3
Favourite Bike
Turner Burner

Specifications

Frame
Turner Burner 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
Fork
Fox Racing 34 Talas RC2 FIT 130/160
Shock
Fox Float CTD
Hub
SRAM X0
Rims
ZTR ArchEx 650b
Spokes
DT Swiss Revolution
Groupset
SRAM X0 2×10
Cassette
SRAM X9
Seatpost
Rockshox Reverb
Seat
WTB Pure V
Levers
SRAM Guide RSC
Calipers
SRAM Guide RSC
Discs
HSX 180 mm Front/Rear
Pedals
Wellgo B185
Stem
Gravity Light 60 mm
Handlebar
Gravity Light
Grips
CDI Trolley Design

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