Originally an aluminum cyclocross race bike, the 2022 Turner Cyclosys Ti switches materials and focus. With huge tire clearance and an updated geometry, it follows the trends into capable-yet-racy dirt road territory.
The new frame is made of titanium with double-butted top and down tubes, tapered chainstays, and CNC’d head tube and bottom bracket. But there are a few other touches that make it more unique… The chainstays get a CNC’d “mud cutter” bridge in front of the rear tire to reduce mud accumulation. At the back is an oversized dropout with their overbuilt derailleur hanger, which should keep shifting crisp and be more durable in a wreck.
The seatstays are shaped and ditch the bridge to add a bit of compliance, enhanced by a 27.2 seatpost diameter. All cable routing is internal, and it’s 2x compatible. There are three water bottle bosses on the front triangle, with the lower one (under the down tube) being a three-position “ Anything Cage ” mount that give you the option for using it as storage. Top tube bag mounts add more options. Turner’s Nitrous MTB seat tube junction shown in this photo, but the Cyclosys uses a similarly wide flare into the BB shell. One of the key differences between Turner’s Cyclosys and other ti (or steel, or alloy, for that matter) gravel bike is the flared seat tube. It maintains the same fore-aft thickness, but expands to fill the width of the bottom bracket shell to maximize power transfer and torsional stiffness […]