• 03-18-2013
    el_guillyt
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    Re: Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread
    Two more babys ready for schread...
  • 03-19-2013
    el_guillyt
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    Re: Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread
    First ride, this bike is awesome...:eek:
  • 03-21-2013
    malymato
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by el_guillyt View Post
    First ride, this bike is awesome...:eek:

    ...looks awesome!

    ...too bad im still waiting for mine ..."just" 3 months of delay ...its getting a bit pathetic ...really unprofessional from banshee, indeed
  • 03-21-2013
    builttoride
    PM sent
  • 03-21-2013
    MalcolmX
    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 ****s 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...
  • 03-21-2013
    el_guillyt
    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
  • 03-21-2013
    malymato
    ...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) :/
  • 03-21-2013
    Sandrello
    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...
  • 03-21-2013
    malymato
    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
  • 03-21-2013
    malymato
    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
  • 03-21-2013
    juanbeegas
    Double post.
  • 03-21-2013
    juanbeegas
    I just placed a preorder for mine for the June batch. Maybe your dealer wasn't too honest on the delivery date?
  • 03-22-2013
    sfofan
    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"
  • 03-22-2013
    sfofan
    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?
  • 03-22-2013
    Sandrello
    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

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by malymato View Post
    ...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"

    :incazzato: 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.
  • 03-22-2013
    malymato
    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 :madman:
  • 03-22-2013
    djball
    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
  • 03-22-2013
    bmxking45
    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.
  • 03-22-2013
    djball
    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.
  • 03-22-2013
    stunzeed
    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread
    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

    Not sure where you live, but a bunch of us Pacific Northwest guys here aren't sweating it - and not many places in the US are as wet as here


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  • 03-22-2013
    darkslide18
    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.
  • 03-23-2013
    Mishtar
    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.
  • 03-23-2013
    FM
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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.

    Attachment 783924
  • 03-23-2013
    evasive
    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread
    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.
  • 03-24-2013
    MindPatterns
    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.

  • 03-24-2013
    amrayo
    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.

    take a look...
    holy dh in manara Video - Pinkbike
  • 03-24-2013
    hanson
    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?
  • 03-24-2013
    jncarpenter
    ...adding some carbon paste will help it stay put as well.
  • 03-24-2013
    hanson
    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 ;)
  • 03-24-2013
    el_guillyt
    Re: Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread
    I have a fixed bolt clamp and no issues with the post, and I'm a heavy guy!!
  • 03-24-2013
    skidad
    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.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/banshee-bikes...802889-24.html
  • 03-24-2013
    hanson
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    This thread needs more photos of bikes! Here is mine :)
  • 03-25-2013
    Tmh




    This also works really nicely for a rear fender:

    SmartAss | Ass Savers
  • 03-25-2013
    jozumar
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    Another one! Here it is

    Attachment 784492

    Attachment 784493
  • 03-25-2013
    DBY
    Quote:

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

    Attachment 784492

    Attachment 784493

    That is a GREAT looking bike! Fantastic.
  • 03-26-2013
    LyNx
    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

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bmxking45 View Post
    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.

  • 03-26-2013
    Hikers Only
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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:)
  • 03-26-2013
    djball
    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?
  • 03-26-2013
    Mishtar
    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!""
  • 03-27-2013
    BeezKneez
    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.
  • 03-27-2013
    Hikers Only
    [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.
  • 03-28-2013
    Mishtar
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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.

    Attachment 785297

    Attachment 785298
  • 03-29-2013
    alexey_shmat
    Hi guys, can anybody advise length, height and width of box for Banshee Rune frame?
  • 03-29-2013
    builttoride
    approx 115x55x25cm
  • 03-29-2013
    alexey_shmat
    builttoride
    thank you very much!
  • 03-29-2013
    MindPatterns
    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?
  • 03-29-2013
    ironxcross
    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.
  • 03-29-2013
    juanbeegas
    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.
  • 03-29-2013
    LyNx
    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.


  • 03-30-2013
    MindPatterns
    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?

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Simple solution though, just cut a shim from an old/used soda can and your problem will be solved.