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    Two more babys ready for schread...
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    First ride, this bike is awesome...
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    Quote Originally Posted by el_guillyt View Post
    First ride, this bike is awesome...
    ...looks awesome!

    ...too bad im still waiting for mine ..."just" 3 months of delay ...its getting a bit pathetic ...really unprofessional from banshee, indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslide18 View Post
    Gotcha. Didn't realize you were talking about the Manufacturers tune. Looking at the CTD it looks like it runs a mid comp tune and a low rebound tune. Maybe Ill play with speeding up the rebound a bit to try and alleviate the dead feeling I'm getting out back. Maybe it is packing a bit?

    For shits and giggles I swapped out my slack flip chips for the neutral ones. See that goes tomorrow.

    I am quite happy so far with my Fox CTD... it is not undervalved imho.
    but it tends to bottom out too easily... I am going the same way as you do, and add some plastic to the outer airchamber to make it ramp up a little more...
    other than that, I think it works even better than tha Rune V1 with Fox RC4 shock...

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    Quote Originally Posted by malymato View Post
    ...looks awesome!

    ...too bad im still waiting for mine ..."just" 3 months of delay ...its getting a bit pathetic ...really unprofessional from banshee, indeed
    doesnt look as normal, in my case I ordered in the end of december, and my dealer accomplished earlier then espected, in fact 3-4 weeks in advance

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    ...well, i dont think ist normal as well, thats why im complaining ...i can understand if theres a delay of a few weeks, but in three months of delay you can already run out of your patience, trust me ...especially if youve paid a down payment (as it was a pre-order), sold your old frame already and your dealer is ignoring your inquiries about the delivery (probably feeling pathetic already... no wonder) :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by malymato View Post
    ...looks awesome!

    ...too bad im still waiting for mine ..."just" 3 months of delay ...its getting a bit pathetic ...really unprofessional from banshee, indeed
    same thing. Where are you from? I did my order in january and I'm still waiting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrello View Post
    same thing. Where are you from? I did my order in january and I'm still waiting...
    ...early december my friend ...with the delivery estimated between christmas and new year ...its end of march and im still waiting ...and im not alone in this situation, my friend made the "pre-order" with the same dealer in november and is waiting as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrello View Post
    same thing. Where are you from? I did my order in january and I'm still waiting...
    ...im from slovakia

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    I just placed a preorder for mine for the June batch. Maybe your dealer wasn't too honest on the delivery date?

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    Hey,

    I have the same situation ;( I'm from Prague. and we have probable the same distributor But I'm ordered this frame at October 2012.... and I'm still waiting for information about approximately delivery date, no for frame, "but only for delivery date"

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    This is not professional from Brand / Distributor. I will be really happy if i will get any decision from the brand managers. (distributor-impossible to contact- still away, still on roads, switchyng offline from skype if I'm Online, etc....) it's a 5 months ago when i make a complaint for Rune V1,5. som I bought bikes 8 months ago and i can't riding and I don't have function bike....Which person i can contact about this problem? som specifically mails or phone numbers directly to banshee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malymato View Post
    ...early december my friend ...with the delivery estimated between christmas and new year ...its end of march and im still waiting ...and im not alone in this situation, my friend made the "pre-order" with the same dealer in november and is waiting as well
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    ...im from slovakia
    Quote Originally Posted by sfofan View Post
    Hey,

    I have the same situation ;( I'm from Prague. and we have probable the same distributor But I'm ordered this frame at October 2012.... and I'm still waiting for information about approximately delivery date, no for frame, "but only for delivery date"
    I'm from Italy and I've the same problem. I placed my order the 10 of january and my dealer said that the frame would be delivered between february and march. Now we're at the end of March and I dont have any info about the delivery date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfofan View Post
    This is not professional from Brand / Distributor. I will be really happy if i will get any decision from the brand managers. (distributor-impossible to contact- still away, still on roads, switchyng offline from skype if I'm Online, etc....) it's a 5 months ago when i make a complaint for Rune V1,5. som I bought bikes 8 months ago and i can't riding and I don't have function bike....Which person i can contact about this problem? som specifically mails or phone numbers directly to banshee?
    ...obviously we have been misled by our dealer (charvat bros) in terms of the frames delivery ...i know about a few other customers complaining about the same issues they have with them ...lack of communication, unreal predictions (or even lies) ...if i would have known this, i would have avoided any business with them and keep my carbon nomad ...im sure the new rune is a nice frame, but after 3 months of delay ive definitely run out of my patience! amen

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    Hey all. Think I've narrowed it down, to either Rune or Knolly Chili.

    Rune appears to be dialed, but I'm wondering about mud build up in that lower linkage pocket, and short bearing life? (It rains A LOT here) Are there any issues with that?

    I've also noticed a few of you are running 180mm forks... how does it climb on steeps? Does it feel it out of balance in the air? I actually had planned to run a 170mm Fox Van/ CCDBA combo, any thoughts?

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    I doubt there is enough time that has been put in on any of these frames when it comes to bearing life. The oldest bearing bikes out there would probably be the prototype Primes. If mud buildup is a concern then perhaps road bikes are more up your alley. As for the 170mm....thats what I run (170mm RS Lyric Coil) and the bike climbs great! I am sure you could run the 180mm in the steep setting and it would be fairly equivalent to running the 170 in the neutral setting but dont quote me on that because I dont know. I am sure either way you will be fine.

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    Actually, road bike is far from up my alley. It's merely an observation, that pocket is right in the line of fire for huge mud cake. And 75% of my riding is north shore winter rain so it could be a concern.

    Obviously this rig has been tried and tested in my back yard, but you never know... remember the bushing idea.

    Anyway, Rune is looking fine and probably is my go to. Thanks for info, a 170 fork is likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djball View Post
    Hey all. Think I've narrowed it down, to either Rune or Knolly Chili.

    Rune appears to be dialed, but I'm wondering about mud build up in that lower linkage pocket, and short bearing life? (It rains A LOT here) Are there any issues with that?

    I've also noticed a few of you are running 180mm forks... how does it climb on steeps? Does it feel it out of balance in the air? I actually had planned to run a 170mm Fox Van/ CCDBA combo, any thoughts?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by djball View Post
    Actually, road bike is far from up my alley. It's merely an observation, that pocket is right in the line of fire for huge mud cake. And 75% of my riding is north shore winter rain so it could be a concern.

    Obviously this rig has been tried and tested in my back yard, but you never know... remember the bushing idea.

    Anyway, Rune is looking fine and probably is my go to. Thanks for info, a 170 fork is likely.
    I live in the PNW and mud isn't an issue in the area above the BB shell. Sure it gets a little grubby in there but nothing to complain about. I have had the bike since November of last year and the bearings are still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    I got the Banshee Rune with the CCDB Air and I finished building the frame today. I was about to go ride it tomorrow for the first time but I noticed some tolerance in the rear bushing of the CCDB. I can easily reproduce it when I lift the bike holding one hand at the seat tube. Is this a known problem? Is this an issue after all?
    Did you ever get this sorted out? My arm is healed up so I am getting the bike ready for its first ride and I noticed play. I tightend the rear to the 16nm as Kieth mentioned in another thread and I can actually move the shock side to side in the back, seems like a lot of play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djball View Post
    It's merely an observation, that pocket is right in the line of fire for huge mud cake. And 75% of my riding is north shore winter rain so it could be a concern.
    Super easy to fab up a rear fender out of plastic sheet, that runs from the lower chainstay yoke all the way up above the seatstays. 3 zip-ties to mount. Keeps crap from collecting at the pivots, although I'm not sure it's much of an issue anyways. I've got exactly a year on my Prime proto, PLENTY of wet Seattle riding on it, the fender works great and there's plenty of clearance for both the fender and a nice big tire (i.e. hand dampf 2.35). With the fender being light & ample clearance, I just leave it on year round.

    Here's the pattern I made off my Prime. The Rune should be pretty close.

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    You can find 1/32" plastic sheet pretty easily. Amazon carries it. You can cut it with scissors and use a hole punch for the zip ties. I bought a pair of Marsh Guards for one bike, and traced them on a plastic sheet for the other. Works well.

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    Well, my case might differ a little bit from yours. I had no side-to-side play, but rather vertical play. The german distributor for CC was aware of the problem, some bushings that got delivered with the shock did not apply to the specifications. I had to send the shock in and they changed them without further costs for me, so all Kudos to Cosmic Sports GmbH Fahrrad GroBhändler Bike Markenprodukte and CC for taking care of this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mishtar View Post
    Did you ever get this sorted out? My arm is healed up so I am getting the bike ready for its first ride and I noticed play. I tightend the rear to the 16nm as Kieth mentioned in another thread and I can actually move the shock side to side in the back, seems like a lot of play.

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    here in Israel, mud season is over :cool:

    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    You can find 1/32" plastic sheet pretty easily. Amazon carries it. You can cut it with scissors and use a hole punch for the zip ties. I bought a pair of Marsh Guards for one bike, and traced them on a plastic sheet for the other. Works well.
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    My Rune XL arrived last week and I'm loving it! XL fits me perfect with a 30mm stem!

    I have one problem, I need to tighten the seatpost clamp really hard to
    get the seatpost (KS lev) to stay put. I got some creaking sound from the seat tube when I took the bike out today and had to loosen the clamp to make it go away, only problem with that was that I could rotate the seat fairly easy...

    I'm thinking of getting a clamp with bolt instead of QR-clamp, I'm not moving the seat anyway.

    How hard can I torque the clamp?

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    ...adding some carbon paste will help it stay put as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    ...adding some carbon paste will help it stay put as well.
    Forgot to mention that in my post, I've used carbon paste and it didn't help much.
    My 100kg riding weight probably a factor

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    I have a fixed bolt clamp and no issues with the post, and I'm a heavy guy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanson View Post
    My Rune XL arrived last week and I'm loving it! XL fits me perfect with a 30mm stem!

    I have one problem, I need to tighten the seatpost clamp really hard to
    get the seatpost (KS lev) to stay put. I got some creaking sound from the seat tube when I took the bike out today and had to loosen the clamp to make it go away, only problem with that was that I could rotate the seat fairly easy...

    I'm thinking of getting a clamp with bolt instead of QR-clamp, I'm not moving the seat anyway.

    How hard can I torque the clamp?
    Seems to vary a bit from frame to frame. Some have no issues and others say it's a tad loose. Seat posts can vary also.

    Check this link to the Spitfire thread and some pics of the Salsa Lip Lock and I know that Chromag QR post clamp is dam beefy/strong looking. Might try either one of those.

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    This thread needs more photos of bikes! Here is mine
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    This also works really nicely for a rear fender:

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    Another one! Here it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by jozumar View Post
    Another one! Here it is

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    That is a GREAT looking bike! Fantastic.

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    Well I along with others have been on the Prime protos for over a year and so far, so good with the bearings and we had a crap load of rain last year=loads of very muddy rides and gunk. AFAIK, the bearings in the production bikes are even higher quality than we got in the protos, so I don't think you'll have to worry, but good common sense and maintenance will ensure long life and lack of trouble - i.e. if you ride through lots of creek/river crossing and/or super deep mud puddles that put the linkages into the soup, then pulling down the frame and checking the bearings a couple times a year would be a good idea no matter what bike you're riding.

    Quote Originally Posted by djball View Post
    Hey all. Think I've narrowed it down, to either Rune or Knolly Chili.

    Rune appears to be dialed, but I'm wondering about mud build up in that lower linkage pocket, and short bearing life? (It rains A LOT here) Are there any issues with that?

    I've also noticed a few of you are running 180mm forks... how does it climb on steeps? Does it feel it out of balance in the air? I actually had planned to run a 170mm Fox Van/ CCDBA combo, any thoughts?

    Cheers
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    I doubt there is enough time that has been put in on any of these frames when it comes to bearing life. The oldest bearing bikes out there would probably be the prototype Primes. If mud buildup is a concern then perhaps road bikes are more up your alley. As for the 170mm....thats what I run (170mm RS Lyric Coil) and the bike climbs great! I am sure you could run the 180mm in the steep setting and it would be fairly equivalent to running the 170 in the neutral setting but dont quote me on that because I dont know. I am sure either way you will be fine.
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    I Installed the new MRP AMg today in conjunction with a ZEE rear der. Took it out for a first ride today and it worked perfectly
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    Well then, if needed that little fender is a good idea.

    One other thing, regarding DBair... does anybody know if current or future deliveries from Trident will ship with the the new XV can? Have any of you upgraded to teh XV can on your V2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djball View Post
    Well then, if needed that little fender is a good idea.

    One other thing, regarding DBair... does anybody know if current or future deliveries from Trident will ship with the the new XV can? Have any of you upgraded to teh XV can on your V2?
    As per this email i recieved the XV can won't be out for a month or so.

    "my apologies, it seems as though I didn't sent out a further update.


    Our first production run wasn't up to snuff, so I'm afraid there's been a further delay. We're now looking at first of May before we can ship. I'm sorry about this -- we wanted to be sure they're absolutely spot on!""

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednova75 View Post
    I Installed the new MRP AMg today in conjunction with a ZEE rear der. Took it out for a first ride today and it worked perfectly
    Is this a 32tooth ring up front?
    And what size of the guide are you running?

    Please keep me updated on how this combo performs.
    I plan on getting this Guide aswell once they become available here in Germany.

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    [QUOTE=BeezKneez;10270301]Is this a 32tooth ring up front?
    And what size of the guide are you running?

    Yeah it's a 32t ring, with a 32-38t guide. I wanted the option to be able to run a larger front ring.

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    My arm finally healed up enough for me to get out for a ride yesterday. I cannot really comment on the new Rune vs the old as it has been so long since I rode and I think I only had 3 rides on the Rune since last may as I was mainly riding the Wilson. About the only thing I did notice was even though it is VERY Slack it did not wander to bad on the few climbs I had the lungs for. I have a few more parts I am changing out then I will grab a weight and post up what the full build is.

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    Hi guys, can anybody advise length, height and width of box for Banshee Rune frame?

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    thank you very much!

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    Another ride today and the Rune doesn't stop to impress me. I'm finally riding it with the Lyrik R2C DH and the bike starts to show it's capabilities!

    What really annoys me though is the seatpost diameter being off. Today my Reverb slipped again down for appr. 3-4 mm. I'm using a Tune Würger but cannot go the whole 5 NM since otherwise the Reverb would not be able to use it's whole travel.

    Keith, is there any suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    Another ride today and the Rune doesn't stop to impress me. I'm finally riding it with the Lyrik R2C DH and the bike starts to show it's capabilities!

    What really annoys me though is the seatpost diameter being off. Today my Reverb slipped again down for appr. 3-4 mm. I'm using a Tune Würger but cannot go the whole 5 NM since otherwise the Reverb would not be able to use it's whole travel.

    Keith, is there any suggestion?
    Ya, I haven't even built mine up yet, but my seat tube is way off. I need the crank the piss outta the clamp to get it to hold, and even then it can slip with a lot of pressure... gah. My old rocky mountain had the same problem so it's not just a banshee thing, but man is it annoying.

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    What about something like this?



    • Concealed inner o-ring design, ideal for carbon seatpost to avoid slippery falling
    • Weight: 26g

    If it helps hold a carbon post in place, it should help hold the dropper post?
    More info here.

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    Sadly it seems either the tubing manufacturer is off or one of the reamers at the factory is off, as I too found I had that problem with my V1 Paradox. Simple solution though, just cut a shim from an old/used soda can and your problem will be solved. Seat tube on the Prime is alitle big, but not like the Paradox was, no shim needed on it, but do have to clamp it down a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    ..............What really annoys me though is the seatpost diameter being off. Today my Reverb slipped again down for appr. 3-4 mm. I'm using a Tune Würger but cannot go the whole 5 NM since otherwise the Reverb would not be able to use it's whole travel.

    Keith, is there any suggestion?
    Quote Originally Posted by ironxcross View Post
    Ya, I haven't even built mine up yet, but my seat tube is way off. I need the crank the piss outta the clamp to get it to hold, and even then it can slip with a lot of pressure... gah. My old rocky mountain had the same problem so it's not just a banshee thing, but man is it annoying.
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    Well, tbh, I'd hate to use a hack like this on a € 1600,- brand new bike frame, and was hoping there is some kind of official statement from Keith - like some kind of best partice what would work best with the frame (carbon paste, shim etc.).
    It's just a little meh. since the frame rides so damn well. Can't wait to swing my legs over it again!
    Not sure about the shim and the forces that usually apply to a seat post in a seat tube though - any chance something might break here by bad luck?

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    Simple solution though, just cut a shim from an old/used soda can and your problem will be solved.

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    I've got an "Official" 30-9 - 31.6mm shim and I can tell you, it ain't much more than what I suggested you do, only additional thing it has a lip so it won't slip down into the frame and that's not a problem with a dropper post since you won't be raising and lowering the post into the frame. Just cut the shim the entire height/length of the alu can so it doesn't quite wrap the entire way around the post and touch and you'll be golden.

    Can't see Keith suggesting anything different TBH, only other option would be to send it back if it annoys you that much and to me that's a bit over the top. Your post has tolerances, the frame has tolerances, both happen to be to the far end of the those tolerance specs and hence the fit is very loose - ever consider that your post is on the thin side of the tolerances and part of the problem? May not be what you want to here, but it's the honesty of it all.

    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    Well, tbh, I'd hate to use a hack like this on a € 1600,- brand new bike frame, and was hoping there is some kind of official statement from Keith - like some kind of best partice what would work best with the frame (carbon paste, shim etc.).
    It's just a little meh. since the frame rides so damn well. Can't wait to swing my legs over it again!
    Not sure about the shim and the forces that usually apply to a seat post in a seat tube though - any chance something might break here by bad luck?
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    An action shot from this morning, the shock is going smoother every ride and after this ride which was 3 huge rockgardens the feeling is very plushy but without loosing the pedaling performance
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    Well, tbh, I'd hate to use a hack like this on a € 1600,- brand new bike frame, and was hoping there is some kind of official statement from Keith - like some kind of best partice what would work best with the frame (carbon paste, shim etc.).
    It's just a little meh. since the frame rides so damn well. Can't wait to swing my legs over it again!
    Not sure about the shim and the forces that usually apply to a seat post in a seat tube though - any chance something might break here by bad luck?
    Dude, people have been shimming seat posts since cave men wore wooden underwear. I wouldn't worry about it. Shim the sucker and ride it. With a dropper post you wont even know it is there.

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    All I can really say about my V2 is it gives me a **** eating grin. I cant think of a higher praise than that. A few shots from today out at Sandy Ridge. The trails were perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    Well, tbh, I'd hate to use a hack like this on a € 1600,- brand new bike frame, and was hoping there is some kind of official statement from Keith - like some kind of best partice what would work best with the frame (carbon paste, shim etc.).
    It's just a little meh. since the frame rides so damn well. Can't wait to swing my legs over it again!
    Not sure about the shim and the forces that usually apply to a seat post in a seat tube though - any chance something might break here by bad luck?
    good shims are 4" long. so make yours that long. it does suck to have to shim, but i don't know what else you can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslide18 View Post
    All I can really say about my V2 is it gives me a **** eating grin. I cant think of a higher praise than that. A few shots from today out at Sandy Ridge. The trails were perfect.
    Awesome Pics!

    I Have yet to take it out to Sandy, can't wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    Well, tbh, I'd hate to use a hack like this on a € 1600,- brand new bike frame, and was hoping there is some kind of official statement from Keith - like some kind of best partice what would work best with the frame (carbon paste, shim etc.).
    It's just a little meh. since the frame rides so damn well. Can't wait to swing my legs over it again!
    Not sure about the shim and the forces that usually apply to a seat post in a seat tube though - any chance something might break here by bad luck?
    Agreed it makes me sad to spend a jaw dropping amount of money building my dream bike with all brand new parts, only to have to end up using a piece of soda can to get it running... but in the end, I doubt I'll care when I finally get it on the trail. Now if only my damn wheels would ship.

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    Well i finally took delivery of my Rune and got her built up last night, there is a bit of play between the seat post and tube but i think it'll be ok. I ordered it with the CCDB and like some other people on here I have a little play in the DU. I take it the distributor sort it out? Just a case of putting a new DU in or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky221 View Post
    I take it the distributor sort it out? Just a case of putting a new DU in or something?
    Yeah, contact the CC distributor, they will take care of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    Yeah, contact the CC distributor, they will take care of it!
    What needs replacing - anyone know? 40mm shock pin, DU bush or shock eyelet?

    I replaced DU bush and shock pin last night just to see how that goes..

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    Here she is! Took it out last night for a spin, well impressed with its climbing ability! Going to take a wee while to get used to, a lot longer and slacker than i'm used to, quite easy to push the front so might put it in neutral, rather like the low bb though! The shock is going to take some figuring out as well...bring it on!Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-rune.jpg

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    some words on the other side considering the seat tube diameter,
    i got a KS LEV 150mm, using a tune würger, too.
    I put some carbon fibre assembly paste on the KS LEV, got the tune würger about 4nm and its bomb proof. Ridn it for about 1 Month and notihing slidin down.
    Maybe it is the combination of the Reverb with the Rune´s seattube.?#

    Got my Rune @ 30,55lbs, with the KS LEV, hope 2 get a RS LYrik solo air 170mm next month. With a little luck, maybe get the Rune under 30lbs
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    I wrapped my seatpost (ks lev) with 1 layer of tinfoil and it worked perfectly.
    Thats how small the difference between is. I had bit of play before and had to clamp
    the seatpost very hard to not have it slip. I'm now at 4Nm and no problem at all.

    Should not have to do this imo, but what the heck, it works

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    3 months of enjoyment, setting PBs everywhere - it's fast!
    Summary review is it's the best MTB I've owned in 20 years
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    Does anyone know how big of a difference the drop in chainstay is, compared to the previous version of the Rune? I have an E13 SRS+ 32t and it doesn't have any adjustability on the spacing of the lower roller and the thought that it might not fit my new frame, has been bugging me for a while.

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    Hi!

    I would like to add a little bit of progression to the Fox CTD of my Rune. Which of the following air spacers would you recommend? 0,2"^3, 0,4"^3 or 0,6"^3?

    Rider weight is 72kg (158,73lbs)
    I am currently riding the bike downhill with ~155psi at Trail+1 in order to not bottom out the rear shock far too often.

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    After riding the bike over the weekend I feel i have to echo PTD's comments, this bike is f*cking brilliant. I'm still not completely at 1 with it yet and have to tweak the shock (going to take time) yet I've KOM'd a fair few of my local runs on my first attempt...awesome. I'm really surprised at how well it climbs as well, even in the slackest setting. Nice 1 Keith!

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    Just got my frame today. It's a yellow one. I'm sad to say, that the decals realy are a dark green colour.
    HOWEVER, Banshee didn't want to send the frame out due to this fact and to deliver a product that lives up to my expectations. The thing is my distributor requested the frame to be send out anyways. I don't blame my distributor as he only wished to supply me with a frame as fast as possible. And I certainly don't blame Banshee since they work on the problem and they intended to deliver a perfect product.
    For anyone who is interested and the ones stating that Banshee false advertised the decal colours:
    From what I've learned the decals were intended to be black but somehow reacted with the clear coat during the coating process causing it to turn into a dark greenish colour. This stuff does happen and especially in small series productions or when you try something new. Banshee is clearly working on a solution for this problem and I bet they will manage it fast. I contacted Banshee for some new decals so I could stick them over the green ones and they did not hesitate to send me those without charge.
    So thanks a bunch Banshee and good luck with overcoming this issue!

    The only thing I will mention here is that the prototype looked much better to my eye since it wasn't full of decals. I would consider just putting the brand and the framename (+ BOTS logo) on the Frame without the other decals on the next year's version of the Frame. But maybe that's just me.

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    Oh and I do not have any seatpost or clamping issues, maybe I got lucky or that issue is solved.

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    ^ Good post, but I would stick with the dark green decals UNDER the clearcoat than dealing with pealing decals on top of the clearcoat.
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    My yellow frame shipped on Monday. Cant wait for it to arrive. Will be intersting to see how the decals look. I hope they are black but can live with it if they are green.

    I have modified my build kit quite a bit just in case! otherwise I think the colours would have looked all over the shop.. especially with a white fork

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    My yellow Prime's decals where on top of the clear which is probably why they weren't green? I removed the chainstay and downtube decals as I felt it was a tad busy.

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    The yellow frames are powdercoated, so the decals are baked in to the powdercoat (no clearcoat). On the yellow frames, the sample decals worked fine for us, but the production decals (which were meant to be identical) let the yellow colour bleed through slightly. We have found a solution for this now, but some distributors wanted the frames in a hurry to satisfy demand.
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    So I just ordered a full SRAM X9 Type 2 10SP drivetrain for my Rune V2 coming off X9 9Sp. I am hoping it quiets things down in the rear a bit through the chunk nad maybe even get rid of the "looseness" that I have described in other threads. Does anyone else run this setup and how has it treated you on your new Runes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptd View Post
    What needs replacing - anyone know? 40mm shock pin, DU bush or shock eyelet?

    I replaced DU bush and shock pin last night just to see how that goes..
    You must replace this:


    I contacted the dealer and sent me new bushings. The problem was fixed.

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    Cool thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxking45 View Post
    So I just ordered a full SRAM X9 Type 2 10SP drivetrain for my Rune V2 coming off X9 9Sp. I am hoping it quiets things down in the rear a bit through the chunk nad maybe even get rid of the "looseness" that I have described in other threads. Does anyone else run this setup and how has it treated you on your new Runes?

    HOLLA!!!
    I run 1x10 with the X9 type 2 and it's very quiet. No chainslap, no dropped chains.

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    Anyone know which of the three sizes would fit the frame?

    Large: 24cm long x 10.5cm wide
    Medium: 24cm long x 9.5cm wide
    Small: 24cm long x 8.5cm wide



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    It depends if those dimensions include the overlap of the velcro, but the perimiter of the chainstay is 10cm.

    Personally I highly recommend the cheaper, lighter, tougher and more effective option if using industrial strength sticky back velcro... like this Amazon.com: Velcro 1-Inch by 10-Feet Ultra-Mate Glue-on Strip, Black: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

    I've used this for years on numerous bikes and still haven't used up the roll.
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    Uhhh ... that´s a Nukeproof ... doesn´t fit at all ...
    I would go with the Velco Strips/Tapes.

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    AdrianoMTB, I see you're using a 30t up front, which is very nice for climbing, but, on the other hand, is it enough for riding flat terrain? Do you spin the cranks like crazy similar to those poor road race guys? Thank you!

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    Is anyone using a rear shock other than the RP23 or CCDB air? Thinking of switch out the RP23 as it just does not have enough support in the mid stroke an I'm blowing through the travel on bigger hits.

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    I have an X-Fusion Vector Air HLR on my Prime, and I'm very happy with it. Having your RP23 tuned might be an option for you, though. FM went that route for his Prime, and has praised the results on here a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednova75 View Post
    Is anyone using a rear shock other than the RP23 or CCDB air? Thinking of switch out the RP23 as it just does not have enough support in the mid stroke an I'm blowing through the travel on bigger hits.

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    Not for the Rune, but for the Spitfire I run a Manitou-Evolver ISX-4, which does a pretty good Job! If you have the Chance to get one used (ISX-4 or ISX-6) don´t hesitate. I´m going to ride the CCDB first Time this Weekend to check if there are Differences ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    It depends if those dimensions include the overlap of the velcro, but the perimiter of the chainstay is 10cm.
    Thanks, I'll just keep my old chainstay protector, then. I'm still waiting on my frame and just gathering parts up for the build, when it comes.

    Quote Originally Posted by NoStyle View Post
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    If only Banshee would come up with something... *cough*builttoride*cough*

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    Maybe in time if we ever get an online shop sorted out... we prefer to focus on frames tho, rather than buying catalogue parts and branding them... :P

    I might start branding velcro products!
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    IMOP the best stuff for CS protection. Wraps on nice. Works like a charm. Quiets things down.

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    Me personally, I prefer to be a bit environmentally friendly and just use all those old tubes I've got hanging around that I already paid for Stays on the PP Primes is a bit wider than production, so with my long feet my heal rubs and burns through whatever, so the old tubes really works out cheap and easy.
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    +1 for this stuff.

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    Swapped the sram xo for xtr and a set of the new e13 cranks..


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    I finally finished making changes to my build. The final weight is 33.04Lb's I cannot see where I could lose much more weight besides the fork, saddle, seat post and maybe wheels. I like the saddle and the rest would just coast to much so I think it will stay this way for a bit.

    I have 4 rides on it so far with the SRAM 9 speed R shifter and a shimano 10 speed Shadow + RD and 9 speed cassette and it works flawlessly. I am glad Shimano changed their pull ratio on the new 10 speed RD's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishtar View Post
    I finally finished making changes to my build. The final weight is 33.04Lb's I cannot see where I could lose much more weight besides the fork, saddle, seat post and maybe wheels. I like the saddle and the rest would just coast to much so I think it will stay this way for a bit.

    I have 4 rides on it so far with the SRAM 9 speed R shifter and a shimano 10 speed Shadow + RD and 9 speed cassette and it works flawlessly. I am glad Shimano changed their pull ratio on the new 10 speed RD's.

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    Shift Lever/SRAM XO 9 speed with match makers for the brakes.
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    Oh man, sounds awesome Mishtar...I hope we can get some rides in before you head out. Got any photos?

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    The Photo a couple pages back of the bike and my dog are pretty much the exact same except for the pedals. I had some old Fortes on while I was wating for the crampons. The bike actually went from 34.4 down to 33.04 just by changing out those pedals lol.

    I am heading to Van to ride the North Shore and Squamish next week Mudpuppy but I should be back to ride on Sunday on the Island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishtar View Post
    I have 4 rides on it so far with the SRAM 9 speed R shifter and a shimano 10 speed Shadow + RD and 9 speed cassette and it works flawlessly. I am glad Shimano changed their pull ratio on the new 10 speed RD's.
    Care to explain?
    You run a 10 Speed Shimano Derailleur with a 9 Speed SRAM shifter?
    Is this working?

    Never heard somebody do this before, but I'm very interested in this.
    Would be nice to have some more info on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeezKneez View Post
    Care to explain?
    You run a 10 Speed Shimano Derailleur with a 9 Speed SRAM shifter?
    Is this working?

    Never heard somebody do this before, but I'm very interested in this.
    Would be nice to have some more info on this.
    Yup, I have race face chain rings that run 9 or 10 speed chains, I use a 10 speed, a PG990 9 speed rear cassette 11-34, a Shimano XT Shadow + clutch RD and a XO rear shifter. This thread will explain it a lot better.
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    The gist of it is that the new 10 speed shimano has the same pull ratio as the old 9 speed SRAM and since the shifter only has 9 clicks the RD can only move 9 times so it covers my 11-34.

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    Didn't know this was possible before.
    Thank's for the input.

    So I think I will get a Shimano Clutch to wear down my 9speed cassettes and then replace the shifters and go 1x10.

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    A'ight, here's my baby -- first ride today!

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    * Frame Size & Color: Banshee Rune V2 w/650b dropouts -- med -- "Fluor"
    * Fork: Fox 34 Float 160 27.5 CTD w/TA
    * Brakes: Shimano SLX
    * Cranks: SLX 2x10, 24x38, 175mm
    * Front Derailleur: SLX
    * Rear Derailleur: XT w/shadow plus
    * Pedals: Crank Bros Candy 2
    * Stem: RaceFace Respond 60mm x 10deg
    * Handlebar: Easton EC70
    * Seatpost: Easton EC70
    * Saddle: WTB Rocket V
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano
    * Cassette: XT 11-36T
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40
    * Grips: ODI lock-on
    * Front Tire: Kenda Nevegal DTC UST 2.35
    * Front Rim: Stan's Flow EX 650b
    * Front Hub/Skewer: XT / 15mm thru
    * Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal DTC UST 2.35
    * Rear Rim: Stan's Flow EX 650b
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: XT / 12x142mm thru
    * Weight: I'm guessing around 30lbs, probably a hair over. Calculations based on average component weight come to 28.6lbs without Stan's sealant or brake fluid.

    No action shots yet...riding buddy bailed on me :-(

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