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    here are the 2014 spitfires

    where did you find this? Any more info on the 2014 Rune and Legend?

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    2013 Spitfire-legend2014.jpg2013 Spitfire-rune2014.jpghere

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    Uhhh yeah, I like that Stealth Black Ano - Damn!!!
    But I´m keeping my 2013er large Spitfire, as it does a great Job and is incredible Fun to ride. And of course - unfortunately money´s a Factor, too ...

    @ baramats, coocoomike, BillT and Aweather:
    Wow, you Guys do have some killer Spitfire-Builds.
    Good to see a nice Mix-Up of 26ers and 650Bs!

    @ Keith, Jay and Jon:
    Are these the new revised 142x12 Dropouts? Any Info when they will be available?

    Many Greetings
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoStyle View Post
    Are these the new revised 142x12 Dropouts? Any Info when they will be available?
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    What's wrong with current version?
    Did not even buy the frame but ordered conversion kit for rear hub - just to be ready...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logoffski View Post
    What's wrong with current version?
    Did not even buy the frame but ordered conversion kit for rear hub - just to be ready...
    Nothing really major - they work as they are. It has been discussed here
    Because of Riders Demand only the 142x12 Dropouts will become a Make-Over for all 2014 Primes, Runes and Spitfires, with Reliefs and Spacing due to the Syntace X-12-Standard ...

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    my 2013 spitfire is being delivered tomorrow.....and now the 2014 comes out....haha.

    looks like they just cleaned up the welds. the rear linkage looks pretty much the same... any word on the new geo specs?

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    These Pics are Renderings, just in another Color-Sheme than the Last-Year-Pics. Therefor no Welds.
    The only Things that changes are Color, more Shock-Options, and Reverb-Stealth-Ready. The Rest hopefully stays as amazing as it already is!

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    Hi, anybody using Small size? How tall are you.. also if there's picture of the build, been looking but looks like they are all med, large sizes.. just want to check the seat tube length and proportion between S and M (visually)..

    Thanks..

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    I'm 5'7. Had a small, now on a medium - see my reply in post #729.

    Here's a pic of the complete small frame and another comparing a small vs a medium.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2013 Spitfire-smvsmed.jpg  

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    @sov thanks for the pic, that is exactly what I was looking for

    Looks like there's enough space for dhx air in small frame, silly me of course because there's ccdb air option.

    Still not 100% sure about picking up an S or M, but I'm gonna use my old 50mm stem and 780 bar from my current am bike. I am 173cm with quite long hand span (177cm).

    Also anybody drilled 'stealth reverb' hole yet?

    Cheers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by b15mo View Post
    ... Still not 100% sure about picking up an S or M, but I'm gonna use my old 50mm stem and 780 bar from my current am bike. I am 173cm with quite long hand span (177cm) ...
    From my positive Experience (switched from M to L) I can say maybe better go with the next larger Size. In your Case you might be better off with M and the 50 mm Stem or slightly shorter.

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    Finally got the V2 buttoned up, wooh! Can't wait for the first ride, coming up in approx 1 hr.

    Specs:
    Frame: 2013 V2, Large
    Fork: Marzocchi 55CR, 170mm
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SX
    Drivetrain: SLX, 1x10
    Brakes: Avid Elixir
    Post: RS Reverb

    2013 Spitfire-dsc_2521_copy.jpg

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    that is one good looking bike.. great components selection

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    very cool, how is that marz 55cr, would love to hear a ride report on it.

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    nice!

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    After three rides I have to say I'm impressed, I like it even more than the V1. But without doubt, the fast flowy downhills are where this bike truly shines, she's a ripper! As I'm not a fancy fork-setting-sensitive kind of person I don't really have much to say about the 55 other than it's been great! Nice and simple to set up, very little bobbing on the uphills, nice and sensitive, seems to match the rear Fox nicely on the downhills. Would recommend! Although it apparently doesn't with a tapered steerer, which limits your headset choice slightly.

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    Thundrbucket, would be nice to have a Side-Shot of your Bike. Looks amazing!

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    Cheers guys, side shots coming up!2013 Spitfire-dsc_2503_copy.jpg2013 Spitfire-dsc_2507_copy.jpg

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    Uhhh that´s hot !!! Thanks

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    Hi everyone new poster here.Wow some great looking examples . Ive just signed up to this forum after reading through this entire thread and deciding I should as found some really usefull info to help me with my current build. Im currently in the process of building my spitfire im just waiting on a couple of parts I should have it ready to ride by friday




    Will post more pictures when im finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundrbucket¨ View Post
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    Wink

    Well, here's another RED Spitty :







    After 2 weeks comparing the geo chart with my 'slackened' oldie SX, and assembling my bro's rune v2, I decided to go with the S size. Rode it this morning aroung my home area and happy with the sizing. Can't wait for the weekend to ride it in proper trails..

    Components wise pretty standard :
    Fox DHX Air (from my SX) with 40mm Enduro Needle Bearing Kit
    Fox 32 150/120 (might switch to my 36 Float 160)
    780/38 fatbars (same as my DH bike for familiar feel) with 50mm Thomson X4
    5.1D/Hope 26" wheelset + Ardent EXOs (Might borrow and test my bro's WTB 650B wheels)
    Reverb Stealth (Custom seat tube hole, but very neat) + Salsa LipLock (just in case)
    Saint 165 Cranks + 32T + LG1+ set at Wide (will change to XT 785 dual but my wolftooth 30T still on the way)
    Zee RD, 11-36T, Saint Shifter, Etc.

    Yes, my S frame also doesn't have the front cable guide tab (just like some of you), and hopefully is being taken care by banshee dealer.

    Cheers and happy rides!


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    Interesting front brake cable routing.
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    My setup for all of my bikes for few years now..

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    Man that beast is low... o_O

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    2 rides in and neither one of them felt like a test or shakedown ride. i was instantly comfortable on the bike and it sure rewards the rider's effort.

    Medium frame in slack mode Flip Chips
    650b drops
    Sun Ringle Black Flag Pros
    Fox 34 up front
    Maxxis Ardents

    Coming off of a Stumpjumper FSR 29, the Spitfire is way more playful. I've been riding for 25 years and finally feel like I've found the perfect bike. Great job, Banshee.


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    Quote Originally Posted by b15mo View Post
    ... Yes, my S frame also doesn't have the front cable guide tab (just like some of you), and hopefully is being taken care by banshee dealer ...
    Out of Curiosity: Turn a Page back and look at the other S-Size-Frames. They all don´t seem to have it ?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by moojo View Post
    ... and finally feel like I've found the perfect bike. Great job, Banshee ...
    Hell yes - that´s my Feeling too!


    Nice Spitfires - enjoy!!!

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    Yes my dealer told me the black anodized one has the front cable tabs, and my red one doesn't. I don't mind (actually wish) if the lower downtube cable mounts that they forgot to weld, but the front upper one is very important. Still waiting for update. Can't mount cables properly, not a very good 1st impression for the QC, i hope it rides as well as 'all' the reviews.

    In this picture (hopefully) You can see the 'blank' upper front cable guide tab on my spitty :



    Our small rune v2 has the complete cable mount tabs :


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    Hi b15mo, what is the exact spec of the Enduro needle bearing kit you using?

    NBKTREK40X10 or NBKRWC3988?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightyfive View Post
    hi b15mo, what is the exact spec of the enduro needle bearing kit you using?

    Nbktrek40x10 or nbkrwc3988?
    nbkrwc3988

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Heres my red spitfire finished the build last night.cant wait for the week end to test it properly.well chuffed with it






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    Looking good man! Red bikes are faster, it's science!

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    Hi b15mo, may i know whats your height? And what u feel your small frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sorlo101 View Post
    Hi b15mo, may i know whats your height? And what u feel your small frame?
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    Hi Sorlo,

    I'm 173cm with 175cm arm span, the S with 780mm handlebar + 50mm stem feels great (for me)!

    Similar wheelbase from my previous AM bike (custom SX) that was even slacker (65HA) but the seattube was to steep for uphills, so I got this spitty.



    It may look small (because i'm quite fat hahaha) but I can balance my bike easily, i imagine if it's 25mm longer it will be too forward biased for my liking (also don't like 35mm stem as I found it harder to bunnyhop etc)

    Cheers!

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    Great pic b15mo!

    Bonus style points for coordinating shoelaces with frame color. (yeah me too)

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    boring weight question- has anyone got a Spitty coming in sub 30 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudpuppy View Post
    Looking good man! Red bikes are faster, it's science!
    My rafting friends always say that red floats, too.
    "Back off, man. I'm a scientist." - Dr. Peter Venkman

    Riding in Helena? Everything you need to know, right here.

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    Finally got mine finished up




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    Quote Originally Posted by cunningstunts View Post
    boring weight question- has anyone got a Spitty coming in sub 30 pounds?
    No problem, mine is 28,66 lbs including flat pedals.But I do not use fancy heavy seatpost with that elevator function

    It's a Large frame in red, Revelation fork, CCDB Air. Pic in post #8 in page 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baramats View Post
    No problem, mine is 28,66 lbs including flat pedals.But I do not use fancy heavy seatpost with that elevator function

    It's a Large frame in red, Revelation fork, CCDB Air. Pic in post #8 in page 29.
    That's superlite.. mine's 14.48 KG (almost 32 Lbs) with fox 32.

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    Yes, It is probably incorrect, must find a better scale for reference weighting. But certain it is under 30 pounds. Single ring up front, light fork and wheelset, tubeless...

    I'll post an update when more correct numbers are in.

    Quote Originally Posted by b15mo View Post
    That's superlite.. mine's 14.48 KG (almost 32 Lbs) with fox 32.

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    Just info, plenty of clearance for 30T chainring :



    Hopefully the wide-narrow thingy works..

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    If someone's looking for a chainguide, I've got a brand new Stratiline Silentguide 32t for sale. Price : 85 euros (shipping costs depend on location).
    Straitline SilentGuide - Pinkbike
    PM if interested

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    OK, so it's a 2011 spitfire frame technically... but figured I'd post a riding shot from the weekend.2013 Spitfire-1015552_10151421320542413_1680573213_o.jpg
    There is definitely a little favourable tilt going on here from my photographer mate. haha
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    Nice Keith ... and looks steep

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    Steep enough that you need to commit... but scoped out some proper steep stuff on this little scout. Need to do a bit of trail building to make them ridable tho. If it happensI'll try to get photos.
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    First ride with the Spitfire today. Did a 30min climb. The bike climbs pretty well even at 14kg, no dropper post yet (waiting for my Thomson) and flat pedals. Really impressed by how it rides downhill. The rear triangle feels stiffer than the one of my DH bike (Lapierre Pendbox, ok....maybe not the stiffest on the market). With the DBair and the Deville the bike really feels like a mini-DH bike.

    Pics will follow. Just need to find a proper camera
    Last edited by superQ; 06-19-2013 at 09:48 AM.

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    13.85kg as shown on the pictures.
    Enjoy

    Spitfire-V2-2013 Photo Album - Pinkbike

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    Really nice Spitfire!

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    @SuperQ.

    wow. the nicest one i've seen yet! what do you think of the BOS?

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