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    Does this bike frame exist yet?

    I am building up my first full suspension bike and trying to find frame with the following geo and specs:

    Front and Rear Travel in the 140mm to 150mm range
    DW link suspension or ???
    HA no less than 66.5 with 150mm travel or greater than 67.5
    Chainstays between 17 and 17.3
    Reach ~17 and Effective Top Tube between 24 and 24.5 for Med/Large frame
    Enough clearance to run a true 2.4 tire in the rear

    Looking at the new Turner Burner, everything looks great except the longish chain stays which unfortunately is a deal breaker. Bikes on list my short list include SC Bronson, Norco Killer B Sight, and waiting to see what the Canfield Bros are going to potentially put out soon in the 605b space. I think the Pivot Mach 6 might be too much travel for my intended use, but maybe not since I have not ridden any of these bikes but plan to ride the Norco Sight and Bronson very soon. I ride in the mountains of east TN and Western NC so I want something that will pedal up well and go down even better.

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    Check out the Banshee Spitfire, I believe it meets all of your criteria. I like mine, super fun bike to ride.

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    Look at the Devinci Troy (it's DW Split Pivot not DW Link though) DEVINCI
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMtnB44 View Post
    Check out the Banshee Spitfire, I believe it meets all of your criteria. I like mine, super fun bike to ride.
    Yup, he's right it sure does with the 650b drop outs. Bike is awesome.

    See review here (with 26" wheels though) 2013 Banshee Spitfire: Reviewed - NSMB.com Mountain Bike Reviews, News, Photo and Video

    Does this bike frame exist yet?-spitfire-v2-geometry.jpg

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    Man, I like both of these! Just looked up the closest Banshee dealer and found one that sells Norco, Banshee, and Devinci. Got some test riding to do now.

    @ JustMtnB44 - do you find yourself adjusting the geometry often on your Spitfire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc927 View Post
    Man, I like both of these! Just looked up the closest Banshee dealer and found one that sells Norco, Banshee, and Devinci. Got some test riding to do now.

    @ JustMtnB44 - do you find yourself adjusting the geometry often on your Spitfire?
    I wish we had dealers like that around here. Actually I haven't adjusted the geometry at all, I just put it in the mid position when building and left it there. Some day I will mess with it, maybe once I switch to 650b wheels.

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    Lapierre spicy or zesty AM would be close to what you're looking for. They are just now coming to the US so I was able to get a smoking deal on one.

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