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    I run it in neutral.
    Tried the slack setting once and was annoyed with the pedal strikes I got.
    At the same time I was impressed with the even more impressive descendig abilities.

    We don't have the gnarliest trails where I live and I also do a lot of pedalling uphill, so going back to neutral was the obvious choice.

    As to how often I change the position: Basically never.
    I feel I have to readjust bar height and seat position aswell if I do.
    In total it's too much of a hassle.

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    i dont swap to much but i really like the versatility to do it and is freaking awesome really change the feel of the bike drastically i recently swap to neutral and now i anjoying the uphill much more

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    Re: Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Mine's been in the slack setting since day one, can't really see a point when I'll need it to be tighter to be honest, although I do alternate between a 32t & 34t front ring depending where I'm heading.

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-rune.jpg

    Finally got my Rune. Using it for 2 weeks now. Loving the downhills, have to put extra effort on climbing though but still acceptable.

    Currently using a 26" tires and i'm planning to convert to 27.5. If i want to go tubeless on a flow ex rims, will hans dampf fit it perfectly? Or better to use tube instead?

    Thanks

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Hi Izi1, i am using hans dampf 2.35 tubeless on EX Flows, never had an issue. A few small burps when running too soft, but nothing really worth mentioning


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    Quote Originally Posted by dzdale View Post
    Hi Izi1, i am using hans dampf 2.35 tubeless on EX Flows, never had an issue. A few small burps when running too soft, but nothing really worth mentioning


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    Thanks for the reply... i will be getting the 2.25 since there are out of stock for 2.35

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    So anyone else have this problem yet? Hit the back end hard yesterday and found the axle broke at the threads and the rear triangle spread open maybe 10mm. I may just order a Maxle to replace it, I've never broke one them.

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    Nope, I sure haven't! Just picked up the revised dropouts/axle/hangar, I noticed the thread of the short axle securing bolt is now thinner which might help mitigate what happened to you if there is more material. Was this the original or revised type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    So anyone else have this problem yet? Hit the back end hard yesterday and found the axle broke at the threads and the rear triangle spread open maybe 10mm. I may just order a Maxle to replace it, I've never broke one them.

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    That failure can happen if the axle and or axle lock bolt are over tightened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    That failure can happen if the axle and or axle lock bolt are over tightened.
    what is the torque spec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    what is the torque spec?
    The torque specs are laser etched onto the end of the axle and the lock bolt. 8Nm for axle 3Nm for lock bolt.
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    It was tightened with a small folding Allen key set, it wasn't over tightened and if that's all it took to over tighten it that it broke something's wrong.


    I don't know now to tell which revision axle/dropouts I have. It's a 2013 V2
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    I've seen axles break like that due to over tightening as well. Not saying thats what you did Dirtrider, just sharing my experience too.

    On the plus side, I've also never broken a maxle!

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    I've broken the Maxle on my Pike and a rear Maxle before. One might say I tend to "overdo" it a bit...

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    So a little off topic but still a Banshee question ? Where can I purchase some Banshee soft goods ?
    My brother rides Canfield and has just come back from the US with some really cool stuff, could we expect to see anything coming from Banshee in the near future ? Keith 😉

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    i broke my rear axle 1 time cause i over tighten just a little bit but really just a bit now i have a torque wrench and is perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    So anyone else have this problem yet? Hit the back end hard yesterday and found the axle broke at the threads and the rear triangle spread open maybe 10mm. I may just order a Maxle to replace it, I've never broke one them.

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    I don't think you overtorqued it, though that would cause a similar failure. I think it was 250# pounds of man ramming the rear wheel into a log between 15-20 MPH, which was the result of crashing, not intentional. I was right behind him and we were moving at a good clip when **** went wrong. Stuff made with weight in mind just isn't going to take that kind of abuse. That's my .02..............
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    Yeah Ferguson, I hit HARD all on the drive side, I'm shocked nothing else was messed up.
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb

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    The same thing happened to me just recently. I clipped my pedal quite hard and axle broke in exact same manner.

    I too typically tighten mine with a hand tool.

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    So anyone else have this problem yet? Hit the back end hard yesterday and found the axle broke at the threads and the rear triangle spread open maybe 10mm. I may just order a Maxle to replace it, I've never broke one them.

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    i have recently testing and riding other bikes bot as the rune but damn the rune feels so nice

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    don't get this. im a spitfire v2 rider and run it in slackest setting with a 13.0 inch bb height - hardly ever get pedal strikes but ive learnt to ratchet the cranks a bit get in half strokes here and there on rocky uphills. I never change dropout position either cos don't really need to - although if I had an all dayer planned with nothing but climbing and mild downhill then perhaps would run it steep. Banshee rocks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzdale View Post
    So a little off topic but still a Banshee question ? Where can I purchase some Banshee soft goods ?
    My brother rides Canfield and has just come back from the US with some really cool stuff, could we expect to see anything coming from Banshee in the near future ? Keith 
    I've got some designs in which I think you guys will like. We are ging to work on making these avaliable through our distribution network over the coming year.
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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Thats good news Keith, looking forward to seeing them. I need some new soft goods "branded Banshee"


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    I found a curious incompatibility between Rune ( and I persume Spitfire as well ) and shimano E2 front mechs.

    I run 35/21 chainrings with shimano SLX 675 E2 front mech, designed for 38-26 rings.

    It looks like this: ( only now differently because bashguard and other miscalleny ): at Local Trail in Wrocł;aw, Poland - photo by uzurpator - Pinkbike

    Due to the size of the rings I had to move the mech as low on the mount as possible. Obviously. It turns out that the frame is not compatible with that mech so low. When I tightened the bolts the mech would jump upwards, moving it out of the proper position.

    This resulted in unoptimal shifting performance and spontaneous untightening of the mech.

    During the spring checkup of the bike I noticed that the backside of the mech is chamfered around the mount holes, and this material interferes with the E-type mount on the frame. Which suggests that the mount is out of spec

    I took the dremel out, shaved off some material of the mech and now it sits securely on the mount, as low as humanly possible. Shifting is great.

    BTW - Keith must really hate the granny the high gears on the cassette are impossible to use because the chain scrubs the frame. 11-34 cassette, saint 810 medium cage

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Random moutain biker : what frame is this?
    Me: it's a banshee
    Random moutain biker : it looks like the new nomad
    Me: (huge grin on my face) yeah and it comes with ccdb air cs too
    Random moutain biker :sweet
    Me: and all to be had at a fraction of the price of sc nomad
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    I made a couple small changes to my Rune the other day that changed it from a bike I liked, to a bike I love.

    I changed the chip in the drop out from lowest and slackest to highest and steepest. I also added 10psi to my rear shock.

    Holy shiznit is my bike fun now. My bike now climbs like a billy goat and pops off roots like a rocket. I am running a Float CTD right now and keep it in climb mode because the other two settings suck arse.

    I have learned first hand that low and slack rocks the DH but numbs out all the fun stuff on the trails.
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    Keeping a Fox CTD in Climb mode on a Banshee Rune is no way to go through life son

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    Heh, good to see Bobrocket on a V2 -think he was the first guy in North America on a Rune V1 - those Fox CTD's are persnickety though, I'd suggest getting it PUSHed or send it to Avalanche to get better midstroke, or add a bigger spacer in the air can. I agree with Colins' Animal House reference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Keeping a Fox CTD in Climb mode on a Banshee Rune is no way to go through life son
    I beg to differ.

    The trail and descend mode suck. I find the float has no control at high speed when things get rough. Keeping it in the climb mode prevents me from bottoming out and keeps things firm when pumping the trail. I can feel the rear swing arm just flop around in the descend mode when at high speed. I have more control, I'm faster and have more fun when I just keep it in the climb mode.

    I have an ISX-6 that needs servicing that I much prefer over the Float CTD.

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    No need to beg or differ, just pointing out what you already know...Fox CTD sux donkey balls.

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    So I've been lurking on this build thread for about 6 months, basically as long as I have had my Banshee Rune. This bike was to be my bike for the downhill kind of riding but be able to still climb ie. not shuttle. So I'm only 5'6" and ended up with a medium, now I'm not sure if I should of gotten a small all the GEO numbers are bigger than anything I've ridden before and I just feel like its taking back in my ability just because of the size . Im running 40mmm stem, between wheelbase and BB height I'm just fighting it. I am running in middle setting didnt think the slackest would help that much... any inputs would be helpful, Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    No need to beg or differ, just pointing out what you already know...Fox CTD sux donkey balls.
    Donkey Balls nails it (trail/descend). In climb it is pretty good.

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    Nice bike!

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    Anyone riding the e13 TRS R crankset on his V2? I'm tempted to get them but not quite sure about the crank length. I'm currently riding XT 175mm on a M-frame which feels good (rather long legs), but wanted to give 170mm a try which gives me 5mm more space to those nasty rocks and roots on the ground. Does anyone have a recommendation?

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    test test

    test test

    my banshee rune
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    Good clean fun


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    Wondering, has anyone taken off the decals? If so , how hard?

    Also, anyone know anyone who can make a custom set of decals?

    Thx

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    You can't on the raw frame. Not sure about the Ano frames. I peeled some of them off my old yellow Prime.

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    on my black on black rune can be done but dont know how, on my rune the black banshee logo on the back of the seat tube every time i wash the bike little parts of the logo peel off but i think will be chill if i can put them on top of the original decals

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    i have a question that i think i know the answer but for be sure for what are the two screws on the bottom of the tube on the rune?

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    Water bottle, tool kit, etc

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    Mine has no water bottle or tool kit mounts?
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb

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    I thought he was referring to the 2014 frames? Maybe not. I think the new Prime is supposed to have them...

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    That would make sense that its new for 2014 as mine is a 2013.
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    My Prime is 2013 as well so I don't have them either.

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    wait wait all of you know what two screws i am talking about or not? mine is a 2014 frame

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-banshee-1.jpgthis two screws the ones in red circle

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    See my original answer.

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    Fresh Rune build for the '14 season...

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    Frame: Banshee Rune, Large
    Shock: Rock Shox Monarch Plus/Cane Creek DBair CS
    Fork: Rock Shox Pike 160mm SA RCT3
    Headset: Banshee
    Stem: RF Atlas 50mm
    Bar: RF SIXC 785mm
    Grips: SDG
    Post: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth
    Seat: Chromag Moon
    Cranks: RF Carbon Protos 32T N/W
    Chainguide: e*13 XCX+ S3
    Shifter: SRAM XX1
    Derailleur: SRAM XX1
    Cassette: SRAM XX1 10-42T
    Chain: SRAM XX1
    Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC 200/180mm
    Hubs: Stans HD
    Rims: Stans Flow EX 650B
    Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary/Maxxis HR2 27.5x2.3 tubeless
    Pedals: RF Atlas

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    Mine has no water bottle or tool kit mounts?
    They added them to all the 14 frames from what I understand. My 14 spitfire has them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAFIA View Post
    i have a question that i think i know the answer but for be sure for what are the two screws on the bottom of the tube on the rune?

    They are for fitting a downtube mudguard or a downtube protector.

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Question: anyone have 2 setups for their rune ? Something like a DH mode ( wheels, tires, Eric) and trail like wheels,etc?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilBR View Post
    They are for fitting a downtube mudguard or a downtube protector.
    can you post a mudguard or downtube protector to fit there with does screws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAFIA View Post
    can you post a mudguard or downtube protector to fit there with does screws?
    Like this

    CUBE Carbon Stone Guard, Frame/Downtube protection 3M sticker Foil Down tube NEW | eBay

    Or this


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    yes but that is a sticker

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAFIA View Post
    yes but that is a sticker
    Didn't notice that but the mudguard is correct, you can get the one below and just drill the holes. There are hundreds knocking around or are you saying the bolts aren't for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeJon View Post
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    Very cool bike!!!
    I really like the stealth look.

    I'm expecting that mine will have a similar look and set up (monarch plus included)

    Regarding the shock, that is a '12 model, right? What damping setup do you have there?
    My Monarch is an MM and the tech guy at the LBS suspects that at least compression will have to be changed.

    Cheers.

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    Regarding the screws question, isn't the location too low for a mud guard?
    But for a downtube guard, that makes more sense to me.

    If found this one:
    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-imag0896_1-1-.jpg

    It seems cool.
    It is from RockguardZ, specific Rune model
    Banshee Rune - BANSHEE

    You may notice that in the picture there are no screws on the downtube, but then again, it is a 2013 Rune (white decals on black satin finish).

    Cheers!

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    this is the anwers from banshee bikes facebook "They are incase you want to have a bottle cage, or screw on light batteries."

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    Why would you put them on the downtube?

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    To create controversy, obviously.

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    yeah that why i was like a bottle cage downtube with banshee you dont only ride the mud you have to tasted lool

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    Where else are you supposed to put one on Banshees then?

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    yes actually there no room but is good to have a bottle for quick runs i actually going tu put one there when a short street ride is the option cause i serious hate have to take my camelbak for short rides

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-20140510_094745.jpg

    Just converted to 650b...

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    do you like 650b?

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    Well... had only one ride so far. I does feels slightly different than 26. I did a small jump and it does feels a little "big" i think..maybe also because i was using blur trc before..anyway in terms of speed it is definitely faster, cornering still feels more or less the same although at first i did feel a little tall in cornering the bike. One thing for sure i did feel more confident in the steeper and rough section...but sometimes i do missed the feeling of suspense using a 26 inch and a shorter travel . Overall i think if i was already have the rune in 26 setup i wouldn't be bothered to change...but since when i bought the frame i plan it to set it up to be 650b. It is a good progression though..

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Anyone have a 650 fork and run 26" wheels? I want to be able to run 650 on trail and 26" on DH trails


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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    Anyone have a 650 fork and run 26" wheels? I want to be able to run 650 on trail and 26" on DH trails


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    The older X-Fusion Vengeance forks could be run with both wheel sizes and I have been running it with 26" wheels since I first got it in 2010.

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    Anyone have a 650 fork and run 26" wheels? I want to be able to run 650 on trail and 26" on DH trails


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    I run 26 wheels with a pike (650b) for a while no problem at all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    Anyone have a 650 fork and run 26" wheels? I want to be able to run 650 on trail and 26" on DH trails


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    I ran a pike for 650b as well as using a 650b dropout on 26 inch before i converted to 650b. It was fine. Geometry wise, It is hard to tell the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAFIA View Post
    do you like 650b?
    I just converted to 650b after 12 months on 26. same model forks, tires and wheels.

    Simply put - the Rune is a better and faster bike with the larger wheels.

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    I've been running the rune with 27.5 wheels/dropouts. I just put on the 26" drop outs with the 27.5 wheel, the shorter chain stays are rad! I put it in the middle setting and it looked like the same bb height as the 27.5 drop out in the middle setting when i compared them, just way shorter chain stays. Noticeable difference in lifting the front end up and railing corners. I'm using a racing Ralph tire in the rear with 10mm or so of clearance. Makes me wish i wouldn't have spent 100 bucks on the 27.5 drop outs..

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    Farkin hell, PCJ ripping CwmCarn a new one on his rune!
    Just another enduro edit - Banshee Rune with PCJ Video - Pinkbike

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    i want to jump like that

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    I should point out.. that on that last hip Pat is tabling his wrong way while clipped in. Respect for that!
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    Thats some awesome riding, wish i could jump like that 😀

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    Indeed awesome riding. Is he running 650b in that video?

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    Yeah he is running 650b with halo carbon wheels, hans damf rear, and magic mary front, both super gravity.
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    I'd like to see a full bike check. Absolutely love that orange. Wish the Spitfire came in Orange!

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    They did do a limited orange run of spitties in orange I think.

    If you're in the UK, I believe that Lovelo cycles has one in stock.

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    that was "ok" but really too much just flying over stuff. wish he would have ridden it at walking speed to really increase the challenge of the terrain and so he could feel the trail.lol

    all kidding aside that was a great edit and some awesome riding. the orange looks pretty good on the rune too and 27.5", interesting. i may need to give it a try on my spitfire. just need some tires and the combo he is using is what i am after

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    Spiity definatly came out as a limited edition in orange the same time as the rune , I think bike active still have one in the uk too. I love the orange it wasnt available when I got my red one last year though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboardorblade View Post
    I'd like to see a full bike check. Absolutely love that orange. Wish the Spitfire came in Orange!
    Not able to provide the full bike check but i can put my 2 cents saying that the fork is the enduro mrp.


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    This should help you guys, hes running XO with the Halo carbon wheels, looks like renthal cockpit and yes 650B

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    It is here...

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    Nooice! What shock you gonna run?

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    ^
    2013 Monarch Plus for now.
    Perhaps latter a new Debonair or a Vivid Air, not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
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    2013 Monarch Plus for now.
    Perhaps latter a new Debonair or a Vivid Air, not sure.
    woww..and with pike...you gonna go all black..

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    yeah...
    I just love a good stealth looking bike (just don't tell anyone...)


    Well, probably the spokes will be chrome

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    like mine

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    Anyone knows if anyother rear axle than the stock one will fit (DTSwiss, Rockshox Maxle,...)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
    Anyone knows if anyother rear axle than the stock one will fit (DTSwiss, Rockshox Maxle,...)?
    Im using maxle... nice

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    the murdered out black looks awesome. love that

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
    yeah...
    I just love a good stealth looking bike (just don't tell anyone...)


    Well, probably the spokes will be chrome
    ..don't worry..i won't tell anyone..what the brand of your (my) bike...

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    anyone run a MRP AMG with a 30T RF narrow wide? Doesnt look like it will work since you need to run the 30T ring on the inside of the crankset

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    I run that chain guide with a 32t rf n/w on a 2x10 sram x5 crank, i am using thick spacers on it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
    Anyone knows if anyother rear axle than the stock one will fit (DTSwiss, Rockshox Maxle,...)?
    I'm using a maxle. DT one works well too.

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    hi there,

    does anyone know the brand and type of the tires

    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-ban-shee.jpg

    thx

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    not sure but maybe intense micro knobby?

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