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    woohoo my frame finally turned up today!

    time to start building!

    only slight disappointment was that the graphics are actually a dark green not black which makes the yellow a bit of a strewth fair dinkum cobber aussie green and gold which being a kiwi is highly offensive to me!

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-rune_s.jpg

    just cause I've finally reached the 10 post count will chuck up an image...

    hopefully will get it built up before the weekend for some serious testing

    images don't really do justice of how LOUD the yellow is!

    someone earlier mentioned how small this thing looks - I certainly didn't think it was an XL. Might just be my current Enduro XL is a farm gate

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    Lovely looking frame mate! Gotta wait another month or so for mine to arrive so seeing this just makes it harder!
    One thing though, bit naughty of Banshee to send out the stickers in that sort of green when all of their promo picks look jet black, as does the other yellow one on here.
    Wonder if Keith can shed any light on the change?

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    So you went with an XL? How tall are you?

    be sure to report back if it only looked small or does is it also feel small when assembled?

    Keith, a question regarding geometry? the stated wheelbase 47.5" of an XL frame is that measured with the low, neutral or high setting @545mm A2C?
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    @ williethewaiter:
    Based on personal Preference I like it a lot better with the green Decals rather than Black - really unique.

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    My Rune V2! Medium size, 160 mm U-turn Coil Lyrik, 1 x 10 with 28 in the front and 11 - 36 back.
    (Not shure if it works for my kind of riding, it´s an experiment)
    After finding the right position I will change the stem and handlebar for Spank Spike parts.
    "Chaindevice" is selfmade (out of wood), will be painted black when testing is over.

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    Here are the pictures ... (with 9 posts I wasn´t allowed to make a link ...)

    (More of it here on my Bikeblog - but it´s German ... English version will follow some time)




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    Quote Originally Posted by georgeslo View Post
    So you went with an XL? How tall are you?

    be sure to report back if it only looked small or does is it also feel small when assembled?

    Keith, a question regarding geometry? the stated wheelbase 47.5" of an XL frame is that measured with the low, neutral or high setting @545mm A2C?
    Thats in neutral, add 3mm for slack, take 3mm off for steep.
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    Smile

    My medium V2 build is here My medium V2 build is here pinkbike.com/photo/9255437/ just add www then .

    Can't add pics due to post count.

    Build comes in at 29lb 15oz with coil forks which is cool, chain needs shortening along with steerer and hoses

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    On a Large?

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    I´m running a 40mm stem right now and I´m 6,0


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    The green decals make me glad that I didnt wait for a yellow one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diniwiti View Post
    My medium V2 build is here My medium V2 build is here pinkbike.com/photo/9255437/ just add www then .

    Can't add pics due to post count.

    Build comes in at 29lb 15oz with coil forks which is cool, chain needs shortening along with steerer and hoses
    Nice build how strong are the crest wheels I was thinking of a new set for my spitfire but I was looking at flow ex and arch ex, verging more towards the flow I think for strength. How heavy are you and what kind of riding you gonna do with those wheels, I presume it will be pretty full on if you've just built up a rune!

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    My Wheel-Builder has recommended the WTB Frequency i23, as an Alternative to the Flow EX. He told me NOT to go with Crest or Arch EX, as these Rims/Wheels do have a Rider-Weight-Limitation of 90-100 kg. So he build up a nice Pair of WTBs on Tune Hubs for me. I weight 90 kg, so these should work fine for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyninja View Post
    Nice build how strong are the crest wheels I was thinking of a new set for my spitfire but I was looking at flow ex and arch ex, verging more towards the flow I think for strength. How heavy are you and what kind of riding you gonna do with those wheels, I presume it will be pretty full on if you've just built up a rune!

    The crest wheels have been a tough set of wheels, they have been on my hardtail and done trail centres, bmx, pump tracks and urban dh races on them, still running pretty true. They are laced with cx x ray spokes to keep them light. I am 95kg. The flows are lovely but crest saves half a pound in weight where it matters. Still run tubes tho

    I will use them at trail centres etc but i am going to race dh on the Rune this year to make things interesting so have a set of flows to go on for that along with a ccdb air
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgeslo View Post
    So you went with an XL? How tall are you?

    be sure to report back if it only looked small or does is it also feel small when assembled?
    yep XL - I'm 6'4

    expect it to feel a little short, but that's mainly cause I spend all week on road bikes with 58.5 TT's with 130 stems.. so mtb always feels short but I think from measurements it'll be a couple of cm shorter than my xl enduro with a shorter stem too.

    but that seems to be the position of the 'new' bikes.. shorter tt, shorter stem and wider bars to even it out a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoStyle View Post
    My Wheel-Builder has recommended the WTB Frequency i23, as an Alternative to the Flow EX. He told me NOT to go with Crest or Arch EX, as these Rims/Wheels do have a Rider-Weight-Limitation of 90-100 kg. So he build up a nice Pair of WTBs on Tune Hubs for me. I weight 90 kg, so these should work fine for everything.
    building up mine with 650 velocity P35's on hopes. I'm in triple figures so hoping they'll be plenty strong.

    chucked some Hans Dampf Super Gravity's on there looks FAT! (nothing like pi$$ing and moaning about your frame not turning up for so long that your don't actually get around to building wheels etc up on it..!!)

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    @ williethewaiter:

    I ´m somehow new when it comes to classy, light but strong Wheels. I just followed the Recommendations my Builder gave me, so I think I´m fine and ready for 650B-only when it feels right. Plus I can go bigger Volume-Tires and have a good Ratio on Weight and Durability.
    Is this your 650B-Wheelset already? Do you use the 650B Dropouts?
    I haven´t seen a Hans Dampf Super Gravity in real life, but the 2.35 HD is big, almost as big as a 2.4 HR II.

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    Hey no style do you need to run tubeless tires on those i23 rims or can I use my standard maxis adrent/ minion combo?

    Forgot to mention I want to set them up tubeless

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    @ monkeyninja:

    Please check out this link: WTB » Products – Wheels – Rims – All Mountain – Frequency i23 TCS

    The Rims can handle both UST and regular Tubetype-Tires, so Ardent/Minion plus Tubeless should work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoStyle View Post
    @ williethewaiter:

    I ´m somehow new when it comes to classy, light but strong Wheels. I just followed the Recommendations my Builder gave me, so I think I´m fine and ready for 650B-only when it feels right. Plus I can go bigger Volume-Tires and have a good Ratio on Weight and Durability.
    Is this your 650B-Wheelset already? Do you use the 650B Dropouts?
    I haven´t seen a Hans Dampf Super Gravity in real life, but the 2.35 HD is big, almost as big as a 2.4 HR II.
    yep went straight to 650 didn't even bother getting the 26inch dropouts

    no real reason other than being a big rooster 650 wheels will look more in proportion on a big frame!

    love big volume tyres switched to 2.4 mountain queens a while back and they're the shizz made such a diff.

    110kgs at the mo after a bit of a layoff so no interest in anythign with the word 'light' in it! main reason I wanted a rune cause it ticked all the boxes MTB is all about not breaking stuff for me...

    in fact one of the reasons i took a shine to this bike was Keith said somewhere 'want a lighter bike have a dump before you ride'.. something i've said about a million times in 20 years of road racing!

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    willie, can you post pics of your build? looking at pulling the trigger on a rune (or maybe a spitfire), and there aren't many XL builds out there. Also curious about your ride report. Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishtar View Post
    Size large. So to be safe what size steerer length would you recommend as a minimum when I look at used forks?
    Couldn't find an answer anywhere and I'm now wondering this as well. Anyone out
    there kind enough to pull their fork out and let me know? Info on what headset/stem/spacers you're running would be a plus. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kootenaytallboy View Post
    willie, can you post pics of your build? looking at pulling the trigger on a rune (or maybe a spitfire), and there aren't many XL builds out there. Also curious about your ride report. Thanks!!
    nearly there - trying to get it sorted for a ride tonight. Only outstanding issues are the bash wouldn't work with the front d for now so have yanked that off and have run out of time to switch the hoses on the brakes and dropper to white ones.
    new bars haven't arrived yet so have just chucked on some old ones I had laying around.. more pics later.

    liking hte 650 wheel choice - looks much more in proportion! haven't sat on it yet so ignore seat height etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironxcross View Post
    Couldn't find an answer anywhere and I'm now wondering this as well. Anyone out
    there kind enough to pull their fork out and let me know? Info on what headset/stem/spacers you're running would be a plus. Thank you!
    Depending on what stem and spacers you intend to run I would say 175mm.
    If I were you I would try to look at 185+ mm.
    This is speaking for a frame size large.

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    Nice!
    Good to see another vengeance (?) and 650b build, it's a great combo combined with the DBAir looking forward to a ride report.
    Interesting on the 26 dropouts, tempting for a shorter chainstay...


    Quote Originally Posted by williethewaiter View Post
    nearly there - trying to get it sorted for a ride tonight. Only outstanding issues are the bash wouldn't work with the front d for now so have yanked that off and have run out of time to switch the hoses on the brakes and dropper to white ones.
    new bars haven't arrived yet so have just chucked on some old ones I had laying around.. more pics later.

    liking hte 650 wheel choice - looks much more in proportion! haven't sat on it yet so ignore seat height etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptd View Post
    Nice!
    Good to see another vengeance (?) and 650b build, it's a great combo combined with the DBAir looking forward to a ride report.
    Interesting on the 26 dropouts, tempting for a shorter chainstay...
    I dont think he has the 26inch dropouts. A couple of posts up it says that he did not even bother getting the 26inch dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxking45 View Post
    I dont think he has the 26inch dropouts. A couple of posts up it says that he did not even bother getting the 26inch dropouts.
    Ah yeah you're right I read wrong

    I'll try it one day for the laugh..

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    I changed my stem and my bar to the new Easton Havoc 35, and I have to admit it rides like a dream. Stem length is 50 mm and bar width is 800 mm. While I thought I would shorten the bar for sure, I'm not so convinced after the ride today - I totally like it, though I'm not even riding a 800 mm bar in my downhill bike I guess only time will tell... Riding this - tank - is absolutely fabulous. I was worried that an enduro like this would fail on the steeper climbs but I had no problem, except hat I have to get used to the fact that I have to put my butt more behind the saddle to apply more pressure to the rear wheel when it gets steep - I guess this is due to the steep seat tube angle.

    What bothers me though is that both my Reverb and the original Banshee post slip _really_ easy into the seat tube when the clamp is not tightened. From my experience, I would expect that you have to apply very little force to the seat post to push it into the tube.
    During my ride, the post slipped for 5 more mm into the tube. I'm worried that there is too much tolerance and the seat tube might not be processed properly. Anyone care to take away my sorrow?


    Anyway, here are a few pictures. Enjoy




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    The first feedback is gonna be ‘first impressions’ as the final push to get the bike complete on Friday arvo combined with rush hour traffic and fading light meant it was never going to be a long ride.

    Here’s the final pics – only thing missing is a bashguard (having some issues finding one that fits with the front D) and have the matching handlebars to the stem on order (yep LOUD is the theme of the build).. bars are 760 as opposed to the 780 I’ve been riding lately

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    So arrived at the forest, threw the bike at a fellow ccdb owner with the base tune settings and had him have a play whilst I got changed.

    One of the things I wanted in a new ride was something that looks a bit more in ‘proportion’.. my old farm gate looked like it had midget wheels. Taking a look at this pic with only M and L other bikes you’ll notice that the Rune doesn’t look ‘big’ – but don’t worry it is!

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    At this point I should explain what my old ride is – it’ll probably make you stop reading right now because yeh it’s old and it’s a POS.. ’08 Enduro with a Van rear coil. however I’d had a lot of work done to it and it was running super nice even the fork seemed to be finally going good after a recent service (who knew – a service makes things work better?!). I’d even started having second thoughts about whether or not I actually needed a new bike (boy how wrong I was!).

    Here’s a side by side size comparison old v new

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    Into the forest (Riverhead forest – clay base.. hasn’t rained for ages so is rock hard, lots of tree roots and ruts from moto’s.. it’s just riding unreal right now! Can just take any line anywhere) riding up the gravel road to get to the hilltop asap the first thing I noticed was the rear end stiffness – felt good. Bike pedals very well no bobbing from the rear sits nicely

    Straight into the down.. write this first section off as rear shock was totally overpowering the front and bucking me a bit. (fork feels blimin good tho) Quick stop before section two for a consult with the suspension gurus and we decide to just increase the sag for now. Drop 10psi out of the shock and straight into section 2.

    HOLY FREAKIN SH*TBALLS THIS BIKE IS THE SHIZZ! Fanged it down an unfamiliar track sitting on my mates wheel.. rear feels much more balanced. immediately going faster on a new unfamiliar bike than I have ever been on my old bike. Despite having fairly slack headangle (I’m riding it in neutral chip at the mo) the handling is pretty quick and it’s just super manoeuvrable on the track. The 650 wheels and no doubt the combo with some great suspension means it just rolls over the roots and ruts like they’re not there.. get to the bottom laughing my ar$e off with a huge grin on my face and immediately turn around to hit it again!

    Light is getting low now so manage a couple more tracks back to the carpark. More of the same – just riding as fast as poss everything just felt so natural! Wasn’t expecting at all to be able to just jump on a new rig and feel like it’s made for me! just absolutely rails around corners.. ahh the satisfaction of making a good purchase sets you up for a good evening...

    1. Get back to car park do a little dance – i’d describe it as a cross between the running man with a bt of gangnam chucked in..
    2. Crack a couple of beers
    3. Drive home, feeling so emotional start composing a poem in my head expressing my love for Keith and the new Rune
    4. Get home, wake kids to hi five them.
    5. Say nice things to the wife – immediately raising her suspicions
    6. Get yelled at by the wife about buying a new bike – pretend to listen but really I’m thinking how I can manage a midweek sneak down to Queenstown as well as trying to progress this damn poem... poetry not my strength – stuck on opening line ‘there once was a man named keith...’
    7. Think the yelling has stopped. Review my decision on going for the ‘loud’ build. Previous bike builds have just been red, black and white because my wife is bikelexic – they all look the same to her.. there’s no hiding this sucker in the garage!
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    8. Drink more beer – feel happy looking forward to Sunday and a longer ride
    9. Try to end the arvo / evening by thinking hmmm what would make this day perfect.. give the wife my most enticing smile mixed with blue steel... this does not appear to work so have to cut my losses there.
    10. Feel annoyed that I have to wait until Sunday for next test cause i’m on daddy day care on Sat while the missus attends hens do
    11. Sleep.

    So to summarise EXTREMELY HAPPY so far.

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    so on to ride no 2 - the usual sunday bunch ride. same location different tracks. only bummer was that for the first time in a few weeks it rained in the morning so wasn't going to be the super fast dry run was gonna be a bit more slippery - no matter just being greedy complaining about that!

    only changes over the weekend were dropping a bit of air out of the fork after having loads of travel left in the first test ride and a couple of tweaks to the low speed rebound.

    before I bought this bike I spent HOURS trying to decide whether or not to buy a talas type fork so one of my big concerns was how this thing was going to go up steep climbs with the slack head angle and the 'long' fork... so one of todays test was to hit a super steep climb - left a 22 on the front and a 36 on the rear for this reason. (btw 22 no good as can only use about half the sprockets then the chain hits the chainstay - will be sticking a 26 on there).

    I used the dropper function on my old fork all the time - but forgot to lift back up all the frikkin time too which was the reason for flagging it. Was kinda sh*tting myself that i'd end up with an old bike i had a few years back which was a giant trance - that thing was trying to do backflips anytime it pointed sharply upwards.

    first grinding climb up into the forest had me reaching for the lower gears - and good news the front end felt just fine. Defo 'light' but to me just the right amount - makes it easy to pick up the front end and lift it over objects - old bike I had to use the power of greyskull to get the front end up.

    so onto the downs - steep and techy... as you've probably guessed from part 1 here comes the big smile!! just eats roots for breakfast and man I just feel like I've got so much more to come from this bike. Using a type 2 rear mech with no guide at the mo - getting very minimal noise and no probs with losing a chain so still undecided if I need one as yet

    just touching on size for a second - totally different setup on this bike from old. much shorter and I knew that was going to be the case - felt strange to see the hub way out in front of the bars but in no way did it feel short at all. A few weeks back I was down in Q'town riding with a former Aussie downhill champ and one thing I noticed was the way he really got forward on the bike and bent his elbows out - the short position really encourages this type of riding and it feels good!

    onto the super steep hill time to see if i could make it up - short answer yes! if only i didn't slip on a tree root.. all concerns about the front end on the bike being too light were well and truly put to bed. no issues here folks!

    rest of the ride followed the same theme - lots of steep ups and steep downs with a fast flowy downhill chucked in. had the confidence to ride a steep g-out that had been head f*&king me since I busted a collarbone so another box ticked.

    the suspension gurus on the ride were observing and thought the bike was riding well so the base tune is pretty good just a couple of minor adjustments seemed to be more about finding the right level of sag. The Vengeance fork is a great bit of kit - super plush straight out of the box. Won't go on about that too much as it's pretty well documented that my old e150 is a piece of junk so would expect anything of quality would feel great. Very happy with the level of stiffness in the fork too - the one good quality I was scared of losing going to a single crown. no probs there..

    finished on a tight and techy trail done at slow speed - bike just felt great that amazing maneuverability came into play again.

    back to the carpark feeling full of extreme man love for this bike and what Keith has achieved - kudos to that man!!

    if you're thinking of getting one just stop thinking about it and go buy it right now I'm farked if I know what you could find to not like about it!

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    yeah nice words man! love 2 read it, some same feelings here!
    freedom is the ability to go where you want, when u want

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    is it really visually smaller than the ibis, cause ibis in real life seems tiny to me. i also see that you're running a flatbar and no spacers inder your stem..... so as low as possible.... how do you compare ultra low stack of the rune compared yo one of the highest stacks that the enduro has???? any issues in body position?

    it does look tiny

    great great writeup

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    Quote Originally Posted by williethewaiter View Post
    9. Try to end the arvo / evening by thinking hmmm what would make this day perfect.. give the wife my most enticing smile mixed with blue steel... this does not appear to work so have to cut my losses there.
    I didn't know anyone could overcome Blue Steel!

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    Also your build would look awesome with some green bars.

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    Thanks for the reviews Willie. Bike looks great!

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    Haha, thank you Willie! That was one of the most entertaining Reviews I have read for a while - made my Day!

    Oh yes, just feel the same Stoke on my Spitfire. These new Banshees rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgeslo View Post
    is it really visually smaller than the ibis, cause ibis in real life seems tiny to me. i also see that you're running a flatbar and no spacers inder your stem..... so as low as possible.... how do you compare ultra low stack of the rune compared yo one of the highest stacks that the enduro has???? any issues in body position?

    it does look tiny

    great great writeup
    yeh weird huh? I had those flat bars on the enduro and didn't like it despite it being the super highest front end on the planet with that stupid stem. currently has some 3.5 rise renthalls on it and i found that good til i got on new bike

    I think I just didn't like it because I had a bad crash landing a jump that busted my c'bone which I blamed on my weight being too far forward thanks to those bars being flat - when in reality it was just that I was being soft and going too slow, along with the fact I followed someone in who weighed half of me who flew the jump and I landed like a scud missile.

    I am planning on sticking on some bars with a 2.5cm rise (see below.. looooud!) but too be honest the flat bars feel blimin good.. Struggling to explain why I can go from needing the highest rise in the world to feeling good on a super low rise.. must have something to do with the headangle for a start. Tis most odd but am not gonna spend too much worrying about something that feels so good!

    haven't had a chance to jump this thing yet (not exactly the worlds biggest jumper anyway - fat ba$tards aren't made to fly) so will see how that goes when I get a chance

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    Willie, I think you may be mistaken. You state the bike is shorter- that's not the case. The Chainstays are definitley shorter, the ETT is the same, but the reach is actually longer- which would be attributable to a steeper seat tube angle. If you're running the same size on your new V2, you should be able to run a shorter stem with the longer reach. I'm running a 60mm on my medium, and I definitely feel like I have some more room than when I was running a 65mm on my V1.

    BTW- your bike looks great! Gotta love the Vengeance too.

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    im afraid to say that i think those runes look like a dogs dinner. its not the tidiest looking machine. this thread is a mess too!

    lets hope it rides better than it looks.

    banshee have got a cheek sending them out with green decals (on the yellow) without telling the world first. i bailed out from buying one when they did this. its shoddy practice.

    this new effort from banshee is suspect.

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    im afraid to say that i think those runes look like a dogs dinner. its not the tidiest looking machine. this thread is a mess too!

    lets hope it rides better than it looks.

    banshee have got a cheek sending them out with green decals (on the yellow) without telling the world first. i bailed out from buying one when they did this. its shoddy practice.

    this new effort from banshee is suspect.
    So you'd "bail" on a frame due to graphics? LOL!


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    So you'd "bail" on a frame due to graphics? LOL!
    your daft! its the principle, people were opening up the boxes expecting the colours banshee advertised everywhere, but they weren't. you just dont do that to people. at least i wouldnt. i got out of there due to what seemed like a lack of morals.

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    I normally don't repeat myself (on principle), but...LOL!


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    Some people do spend some time putting their bikes together with components that mesh and stick to a color scheme that they have in mind. Me personally, I am all about sticking to my color scheme. Not to toot my own horn (TOOT TOOT) but I can shred and the bike looks good doing it!! I also think that it could be a miscalculation on Banshee's part sending this thing out with green decals.......However I will try to give them the benefit of the doubt and say....Maybe its just that the decals they are using are in fact black. Since the screaming yellow paint is "sunshine bright" it comes through the black making it appear green but they (Banshee) is in such a rush trying to get these orders filled and keep the customers happy. In the end the bike will do all the talking and I have a feeling these yellow Runes talk REALLY REALLY LOUD!

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    Bottom line: if you advertise something as X, and it turns out to be Y, you deserve to be called out for it. Likewise, if a customer wants it to be X, and it turns out to be Y, that customer is allowed to have whatever reaction they want, including returning the frame. They are the buyer, and are entitled to make choices on what they want. If my advertised black and white frame comes back as black and pink, you can be damned sure Banshee will be getting their frame back.

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    I should add - that yellow and green does look pretty good!

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    Why is there so much Complaining about the Decals on the V2s? Seems like some Customers are unhappy they are under Clear-Coat, so can´t remove them bla bla. I have never heard Trek- or Giant- or whatever-Riders want to remove the Decals off the Frame and are complaining because they can´t. Now the yellow Rune got dark green Decals, which looks pretty great and unique in my Opinion. If you don´t like them, then the hell get your Frame Coated again, get Custom Decals to your liking, Costs will take only around 100-150 Euros when done professionally, and individually ...
    Better thing to do is get the Bike on the Trails, get it muddy and dirty and ride the $hit out of it - no one cares about Decal-Color when it´s under the best Coating ever - Dirt from the Trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchcr View Post
    im afraid to say that i think those runes look like a dogs dinner. its not the tidiest looking machine. this thread is a mess too!

    lets hope it rides better than it looks.

    banshee have got a cheek sending them out with green decals (on the yellow) without telling the world first. i bailed out from buying one when they did this. its shoddy practice.

    this new effort from banshee is suspect.
    Bitter much? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion... my opinion is that people who care enough about the color of their decals to return/not order their frame have missed the point of owning a mountain bike. The whole point of biking to me is the pure fun you have sitting on top of it riding down a trail... if that experience is influenced by the color of your graphics then you should probably get into another hobby.

    I hear what you mean about the principle of the thing, but I really doubt the guys at banshee sat in a room and said "let's falsely advertise this as having black graphics, then totally screw everyone over and send them out with these green graphics that are even cheaper and save us tons of money mwahahahahawahaha!!"

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    Has anybody built the V2 up with XX1? Any known issues?

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    XX1 cranks/chain with saint clutch on 11-36.
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    I should add - that yellow and green does look pretty good!
    I agree!


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    Have been following this thread lately, (mostly picture browsing), but has it been mentioned why Banshee decided to switch from black to green on the yellow frames?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Have been following this thread lately, (mostly picture browsing), but has it been mentioned why Banshee decided to switch from black to green on the yellow frames?
    Did Banshee ever mentioned the Yellow Frames having Black Decals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoStyle View Post
    Did Banshee ever mentioned the Yellow Frames having Black Decals?

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    ...fair point ...they never did

    ...but as a soon-to-be owner of the yellow version im kind of regretting my decision to go for this colour ...looks fugly with green decals, to be honest ...i was hoping, that its possible to remove all the decals (except for the main one) as the test bike previewed at vitalmtb looked like... simple, clean, beautiful ...the decals make the frame look cheap in my opinion

    ...however, as someone said earlier in this thread, decals dont ride, so i can live with that ...but dont tell me youre not more happy if your bike looks nicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by malymato View Post
    but dont tell me youre not more happy if your bike looks nicer
    So, strip the paint and do it to exactly what you like? The bike companies can't provide designs that will appeal to everyone. I love my Demo, but couldn't stand the colours available at the point I bought my frame, so I stripped it. I didn't let "ugly" graphics stop me from buying a bike with a geometry that appealed to me.
    I'm not a huge fan of the new graphics too, but i've already got my downpayment on a raw Rune, which I'll strip a little later down the road. I just need a source to get the old headtube badges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanbeegas View Post
    So, strip the paint and do it to exactly what you like? The bike companies can't provide designs that will appeal to everyone. I love my Demo, but couldn't stand the colours available at the point I bought my frame, so I stripped it. I didn't let "ugly" graphics stop me from buying a bike with a geometry that appealed to me.
    I'm not a huge fan of the new graphics too, but i've already got my downpayment on a raw Rune, which I'll strip a little later down the road. I just need a source to get the old headtube badges.
    ...paint striping is too much hustle... with all the delivery delays thats the last thing i wanna do

    ...and btw the fugly decals wouldnt let me go for another frame ...i would buy it anyway ...just as i said, i would opt for another colour scheme

    ...i just wanted to share my opinion about the decals which dont fit to the industrial look of banshee frames ...my opinion

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    Looking at these pictures I think I may have to cancel my order and try and choose another colour. It's my opinion and mine only but I think those green decals on a yellow frame look awful. The picture I have which I saw when choosing the colour was that of a yellow frame with jet black decals. There was also a guy on here earlier in the thread who had one turn up with jet black decals.

    Bottom line, consistency is the key and the customer deserves that. Keith, what's the crack mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemech23 View Post
    Just received the Flouro Yellow color. It's LOUD. Looks great.

    Does this look like green decals to those saying its fine?

    One or the other fellas but QC needs to be better than completely different graphics on what's supposed to be the same frame.

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    Slap some duct tape on there and ride it like ya stole it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanbeegas View Post
    So, strip the paint and do it to exactly what you like? The bike companies can't provide designs that will appeal to everyone. I love my Demo, but couldn't stand the colours available at the point I bought my frame, so I stripped it. I didn't let "ugly" graphics stop me from buying a bike with a geometry that appealed to me.
    I'm not a huge fan of the new graphics too, but i've already got my downpayment on a raw Rune, which I'll strip a little later down the road. I just need a source to get the old headtube badges.
    ^ This!


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    Finaly

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    the thing is at banshe's website is nothing said about colors and decals, Keith drop us a line!!!

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    here is a link to a small video riding my rune v2, my friend with the camara pointing back is on a rune 2012
    this is the best bike i have ever ride!! I am caming out of an injury and is the first ride after 4 month that i can loose a bit on the brakes
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    Just had an email back from Banshee. They said that Fluro Runes should come with black stickers and they have heard there are one or two with green stickers and are looking into this.

    That's the party line guys,
    All the best,
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    I have seen one here, and I know there is two in portugal for me and my friend, so there are 3 at least...

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    Cool, instant collectors item Now everyone is gonna want the green decals
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    Quote Originally Posted by leejords View Post
    Just had an email back from Banshee. They said that Fluro Runes should come with black stickers and they have heard there are one or two with green stickers and are looking into this.

    That's the party line guys,
    All the best,
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    Limited Edition FTW

    Just like my XL with an L sticker :P

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    I'm starting to feel one of "the secteds" hahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    anyone running the new CCDBA HV? Haven't been able to locate one
    stunzeed,
    I've contacted Cane Creek in regards to the HV aftermarket sales availability.
    Was told an estimated April delivery.

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    Pics of my Rune in its "final" form.







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    Quote Originally Posted by leejords View Post
    Just had an email back from Banshee. They said that Fluro Runes should come with black stickers and they have heard there are one or two with green stickers and are looking into this.

    That's the party line guys,
    All the best,
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    ...happy with my choice of colour then

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    Loving my V2. Had a dry day yesterday so I able to give it a proper flogging. This bike is quick.

    A little edit. Nothing special.

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
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    Syncline! I ride there all of the time. Especially in the winter. The video I posted is from Sandy Ridge. Trails were off the hook yesterday.

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    Rune does Sedona

    The bike totally slayed the trails at Sedona today. So much, I had to take it out twice on two totally different rides in the morning and later in the afternoon. This bike loves railing and romping up/down chunk and chunder I must say. Very much dig it here!
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    Hey all,

    First up, I'm loving the new Rune! But while I like the Float CTD shock for AM trails I find it lacks the plushness I'm looking for when hitting the gnarlier Shore trails here in Vancouver and for occasional days in the Whistler Bike Park. I'm thinking of getting a coil shock to swap out to for those days, in particular a RS Vivid coil, but am a bit unsure about what RS tune would suit the Rune's suspension curve. Any advice on what would work best and what you think of the RS Vivid coil for the Rune would be great.

    Also, how do you guys find the stock Fox CTD that comes with the frame? Did you set it up based on Fox's 25% recommend sag? I found a little more sag ~30% works best for me. What about your rebound settings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayf View Post
    Hey all,

    First up, I'm loving the new Rune! But while I like the Float CTD shock for AM trails I find it lacks the plushness I'm looking for when hitting the gnarlier Shore trails here in Vancouver and for occasional days in the Whistler Bike Park. I'm thinking of getting a coil shock to swap out to for those days, in particular a RS Vivid coil, but am a bit unsure about what RS tune would suit the Rune's suspension curve. Any advice on what would work best and what you think of the RS Vivid coil for the Rune would be great.

    Also, how do you guys find the stock Fox CTD that comes with the frame? Did you set it up based on Fox's 25% recommend sag? I found a little more sag ~30% works best for me. What about your rebound settings?

    Cheers
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    Hey Murray, maybe consider dropping by Supensionwerx in North Van and talk to James about the Rune. I know they carry the CCDB Air there and that is the other shock a lot of us on here are running.

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    Can someone confirm for me if a crankset with the following BB will fit on the Rune. I am unsure. Thank you in advance.


    "GXP Bottom Bracket for standard 68/73mm press fit bottom bracket housing"

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    tune M/M will suit you, I've read in the Spainsh forum that AdrianoMTB is running that setting on his rune for those "hard" days, also recomended from a guy who writes a blog about suspensions sistems, which I would like to recomend but is in spanish...

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    Thanks Mishtar. I really wanted the DB Air when I picked up the frame but it wasnt available at the time. How do you like it? Is it a truly "one shock to rule it all"? If it can handle everything well then it seems like a no-brainer. It would certainly be nice to not have to swap shocks all the time. I just figured I could get a coil shock cheap, but if the DDB Air does it all then I'll sell the CTD and suffer less wallet ache!

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    Hey murray

    I'm running the ctd on the shore as well but I've been pleasantly surprised at it, but it is SUPER liner, Fox redesigned it to be this way. So if you're looking for that great ramp up limitless travel feel, the CTD isn't going to cut it. IMO their internal boost value needs work.

    CCDB air is the best air shock for it but you won't get the pedaling performance out of it that you get ctd, but at less you can adjust the curve to your liking.

    The only thing I have been cautioned on about the DB is that some people find it's TOO adjustable.so if you are going to buy it get ready to tune and re-tune endlessly.

    on the coil side, I've been told to just get the DB Air. when it's setup right you won't notice the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resnick View Post
    Hey murray

    I'm running the ctd on the shore as well but I've been pleasantly surprised at it, but it is SUPER liner, Fox redesigned it to be this way. So if you're looking for that great ramp up limitless travel feel, the CTD isn't going to cut it. IMO their internal boost value needs work.

    CCDB air is the best air shock for it but you won't get the pedaling performance out of it that you get ctd, but at less you can adjust the curve to your liking.

    The only thing I have been cautioned on about the DB is that some people find it's TOO adjustable.so if you are going to buy it get ready to tune and re-tune endlessly.

    on the coil side, I've been told to just get the DB Air. when it's setup right you won't notice the difference.
    Nice, thanks for the input Resnick. I love to tinker with the settings so think I might just opt for the DB Air. Thats the problem with the CTD, there's not much to adjust, so I think the shock isnt performing as well as it should. Maybe its ok!

    Out of interest, how have you got your CTD set up? Much rebound? Sag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayf View Post
    Thanks Mishtar. I really wanted the DB Air when I picked up the frame but it wasnt available at the time. How do you like it? Is it a truly "one shock to rule it all"? If it can handle everything well then it seems like a no-brainer. It would certainly be nice to not have to swap shocks all the time. I just figured I could get a coil shock cheap, but if the DDB Air does it all then I'll sell the CTD and suffer less wallet ache!

    I wish I could answer this but as I broke my arm again before I got to ride it I have no idea. I have had my frame since mid November and the bike built since 12 Dec and still have not gotten a chance to ride it............

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    I've got mine set to about 30% sag,

    Rebound I have set a little slower than the mid setting. from the slowest setting (clockwsie until it stops). I have it 7 clicks counter clockwise. I find this is better for fast chundery sections my tester spot is the last 100 meters of lower griffin ending at the bottom of KOTS.

    my bump compliance feels much better at this setting. when I turn it up higher my backend seems to kickup to much. I haven't tried this setting on Bob Sled to see how it performs on a smooth trail yet but I'll keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resnick View Post
    I've got mine set to about 30% sag,

    Rebound I have set a little slower than the mid setting. from the slowest setting (clockwsie until it stops). I have it 7 clicks counter clockwise. I find this is better for fast chundery sections my tester spot is the last 100 meters of lower griffin ending at the bottom of KOTS.

    my bump compliance feels much better at this setting. when I turn it up higher my backend seems to kickup to much. I haven't tried this setting on Bob Sled to see how it performs on a smooth trail yet but I'll keep you posted.
    Great to know, thanks man! The Fox app told me 1 click in from fastest - which was way off. I am currently riding with around 4 clicks from fastest and like you mentioned it feels too harsh on those chundery sections (I too use Griffen as a test run! Bobsled felt ok, but still too harsh where it gets a little bumpy near the bottom.) I'll try another couple of clicks and see how it goes. Compression-wise, I find there doesnt seem to be a whole lot of difference between the Trail and DH settings. So I usually just keep it in Trail 2. You?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    The bike totally slayed the trails at Sedona today. So much, I had to take it out twice on two totally different rides in the morning and later in the afternoon. This bike loves railing and romping up/down chunk and chunder I must say. Very much dig it here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishtar View Post
    Can someone confirm for me if a crankset with the following BB will fit on the Rune. I am unsure. Thank you in advance.
    "GXP Bottom Bracket for standard 68/73mm press fit bottom bracket housing"
    The Rune V2 does not use a press fit bottom bracket.

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    Re: Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanbeegas View Post
    The Rune V2 does not use a press fit bottom bracket.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanbeegas View Post
    The Rune V2 does not use a press fit bottom bracket.
    The BB thing just confuses me and maybe it should not.

    If I were to order a XX1 crankset from starbike, which one of the options in the drop down menu would I choose for the Runes BB?

    SRAM XX1 crankset

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    Get a GXP w/ 168mm Q-Factor

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    None of those come with the Bottom bracket, but yes, what he^ said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanbeegas View Post
    None of those come with the Bottom bracket, but yes, what he^ said.
    So would the BB I currently have for my Raceface Atlas Cranks work?

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    Not that I know of... All you'd need is a regular 68/73mm GXP BB, if they have them on site.

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