The Good: Finishing quality on the frame is comparable to none, it was spot on perfect. Except for the minor issue they had with the first batch with the gusset on the head tube. Other than that, the Turner Customer Service has always been helpful and have been helping me out without delays and problems. And please take note I'm from Malaysia, not US or Canada. Yet still they were helpful and fast with the reply.
Ride characteristic: This bike will take you to another level, it is unforgiving and yet playful. I have been riding with a 61 Deg head angle and it has been a blast on the steeps. But still with a flat handle bar, body position is necessary since the rear end is very progressive and doesn't use up its travel like other DH bikes so quickly. But with aggressive riders, this will not be an issue. This bike like to be punished, and push to the limits. Railing corners is a dream, jumps and drops become non-existent, just let her rip. Definitely recommend this bike to anyone looking for a new bike for 2012. Don't miss out on this super DH rig. It's not a featherweight frame but it will take the abuse without worries.
The Bad: Only one issue that i had is the bearings getting wet after washing. Would suggest for better bearing sealing for tropical countries with wet riding conditions.
Never regretted buying frames from Turner and will always stick with the best bike company out there!