The 2015 Turbos have arrived! I was psyched on Friday to see the truck roll up with four brand new Turbos and 1 new Turbo X (with a suspension fork and knobbier tires). We had been expecting them and I started the builds right away. I documented the process of unpacking and setting up the bike and the pros and cons of that and exploration of the features as a quick first look. I am sure we will be seeing them find homes shortly and will continually add summary progress in a troubleshooting article that will build with time.
They were the middle range motor/battery option which seemed to top out at around 21 mph with moderate effort. Both models feature some great new tech options and builds upon prior years’ success. They substituted their own branded stem on both models this year instead of the Crank Brothers model from prior years. The key and battery lock look like a different make and the disc brakes are Formula C1 models. Much of the rest of the bike is the same. The Turbo X front light mounts on the handlebar, which I prefer over the Turbo mount at the crown of the fork. The Rock Shox Paragon 50mm (regular QR) air fork with remote cable lockout is a nice touch on the Turbo X. It is also spec’d with Trigger tires, which I believe might be better suited to substitute Electrak tires. The first nine photos are of the Turbo X and the rest are of the Turbo and its accessories. The LCD controller looks the same and mounts in conjunction with the shifter and brake lever.