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    As we are in the midst of winter now - has anyone replaced the Rune's earnings yet? What size? Easy task?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krj View Post
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    off topic, but that mural in the background looks a hell of a lot like this - same artist? Instagram

    also, how do you find arch ex rims? I've always gone with flows, but do you find arches are strong enough?

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    Has anyone used a continental Trail king 2.4 /27.5 on the rear of there rune?

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    I ran the 26 version and my friend ran the 27.5x2.4 on his Spitfire.
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    So did i in 26" - i find it a bit smallish yet i have yet to puncture... 2.4 Trailking is a very good one in front!

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    Odd the 26x2.4 Trailking was huge compared to everything else I have run. I destroyed 2(gutted the sidewalls), my friend destroyed 2(torn bead and a larger puncture) and another friend destroyed 1(bead tore out) all in a few months. TBH I really liked the tire in back but they have a high failure record here.
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    Same as @dirtrider76 here. I really like the Trail King due to its massive dimension and its awesome grip on dry ground. However, the ripped sidewalls became a no-no for me.

    I switched to High Roller II. The tire is smaller with its 2.3 but I've been riding it through the Autumn/Winter and absolutely LOVE it (fairly wet conditions in west germany here, not so much snow). I'm riding it as a front and rear tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    Odd the 26x2.4 Trailking was huge compared to everything else I have run. I destroyed 2(gutted the sidewalls), my friend destroyed 2(torn bead and a larger puncture) and another friend destroyed 1(bead tore out) all in a few months. TBH I really liked the tire in back but they have a high failure record here.
    Hi dirtrider76
    Were they the ProTection with Apex version?

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    Mine were. Been riding them both with and without tubes.

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    Hi dirtrider76
    Were they the ProTection with Apex version?

    Thanks

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    Yes they were, only tires I ever had the sidewalls tear like that. I thought the first one was a fluke but the 2nd one still had the nubs on it.
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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by makoman View Post
    off topic, but that mural in the background looks a hell of a lot like this - same artist? Instagram

    also, how do you find arch ex rims? I've always gone with flows, but do you find arches are strong enough?
    Hi Macomer about OT: it could be , the pictures is from belgium famous writer ROA ( one out of The top fine world writer ). He did it in my city for a sociale Project. End OT

    About arch ex, i Ran them fine but i' m looking for something wide to pur to the front.

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    Hi guys,

    I was just curios about how playful the bike is?

    Is it easy to throw around in the air? Does manual well? Is it playfull in general? I was wondering since i´ll might go to squamish for a year, and want something that climbs well, but is pure fun on the downs. Plus i will try to go to whistler af often as possible, where i probably ride the more flowy trails with berms and jumps.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi,s
    My Rune has the cane creek db shock and a 160 pike up front.I find this set up to be very easy to adjust to ultra plush for dh ridding or adding some psi and being able to pop off features. This is the most stable bike I've ever been on as well as the stiffest. I attribute a lot of it great abilities to awesome suspension.

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    apologies if this has been asked before.......

    What are my options for replacing the 142x12 bolt through axle with a tool free version?
    Something that will screw into the drive side dropout ok, but doesn't need an allen key or the second bolt inserting?

    Thanks

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Antshee View Post
    apologies if this has been asked before.......

    What are my options for replacing the 142x12 bolt through axle with a tool free version?
    Something that will screw into the drive side dropout ok, but doesn't need an allen key or the second bolt inserting?

    Thanks
    E.g. rs rear maxle lite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antshee View Post
    apologies if this has been asked before.......

    What are my options for replacing the 142x12 bolt through axle with a tool free version?
    Something that will screw into the drive side dropout ok, but doesn't need an allen key or the second bolt inserting?

    Thanks
    The Rock Shox Maxle works perferctly.
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    thanks for the prompt replies, not cheap those are they!

    any other options before I order one?

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    I actually broke one of the stock ones and replaced it with a Maxle.
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    27,5 conversion update

    Finally I've made the switch to the 650b wheels.
    DT Swiss EX471 rims on 350 hubs.
    Also switched to Schwalbe tires, just to compare with the Maxxis I've been using so far.
    And the ´13 Monarch+ shock was upgraded to a ´14 version from a Nomad. Tuning is now a ML, rather than the MM on the previous
    Here are some pics.

    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-banshee_1.jpg

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-banshee_4.jpg

    Only have 2 trips on the bike (~40km) so no real conclusions on the upgrade...
    The bike seems to roll a litle bit better on rocky sections but grip seems as good as before.
    The Debonair is really effective and the ML tune is much better, plusher and more sensitive, allowing better use of available shock travel.

    Cheers.

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    Anyone planing on trying the vorsprung Corset air can on the fox/float/Float X on their Runes?

    Any thoughts on these Builttoride?

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk77 View Post
    Anyone planing on trying the vorsprung Corset air can on the fox/float/Float X on their Runes?

    Any thoughts on these Builttoride?
    My guess i that these have the same function as Debonair, which is plain awesome.

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    Just fitted some new forks:


    Marzocchi 350ncr riding tomorrow night

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfli View Post
    Just fitted some new forks:


    Marzocchi 350ncr riding tomorrow night

    Good looking rig. How do you like that Nevegal on the rear and are you running it tubeless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY View Post

    Good looking rig. How do you like that Nevegal on the rear and are you running it tubeless?
    Nevegal Prox is a really good allrounder. Its much better at rolling than the old Nevegal and has good grip at angles. Its tough and I'm using it tubeless with no issues at all. Very underrated tyre IMO, good price though!

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    I want to know about that fork! I switched to Marz on my 29'er and would like to on my Rune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayf View Post
    Hey Spooky221,

    I too am 5'11" (33.5" inseam) and rode a medium V1 with a 65mm stem which I always found a little cramped for general AM duties. I couldnt decide between M and L for my V2. Going by the numbers I thought the V2 Large might be a little long for me but I went with it, and have to say its perfect. The top tube really doesnt feel too long. I swapped out my stem to a 50mm and my bar to a 760mm and its dialled. The only thing I'd say is if you run a dropper post check how much post you need exposed. I have a 6" KS post and only have about 1" of post showing between the frame clamp and the post's collar. If you have shorter legs this may be a problem meaning you'd have to run a post with less drop.

    I'll stick up some pics of my build later. Hope this helps. The bike is great btw, rips DH and climbs way nicer than the V1.
    Hmmm this has me thinking....I'm riding a V1 and I have been looking at upgrading to a V2. Could you elaborate on the climbing differences between V1 and V2? I have also been trying to figure out if a L or XL is right for me; I am 6'2" and have been riding a V1 size L and like it...part of me thinks the XL would fit great and part of me is nervous it would feel too big and clunky.

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    Rode with my Marz 350ncr last night. Unfortunately terrible conditions. Typical British winter really, slop and slime, so it was hard to find anywhere that I would notice the new forks. On the fastest/most hardpacked and rooty descent I could feel the forks working hard below me. The tracked extremely well and felt very stiff, no noticeable flex. They felt smooth and controlled, but I'm still playing around with pressures to work out what PSI to use - I wish manufacturers would install an oring on the stanchions by default!
    I have a mini DH race on Sunday, so hope they perform equally well there

    On another note, the Banshee has developed a load of creaking. Moving the back wheel left/right and the whole backend is creaking? I will strip down the linkages on Sat and see if it goes - anyone else had this? Hopefully not bearings already (4.5mths old)

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    Creaks are most likely caused by:

    #1 loose pivots
    #2 Grit in pivot.

    Stripping the frame down, cleaning everything well, greasing all axles and then reassembling with correct torque and your creak will almost certainly dissapear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hssp View Post
    My guess i that these have the same function as Debonair, which is plain awesome.
    Totally agree! The Debonair air sleeve makes for a much more linear and sensitive shock.

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    The back end if mine creaked when the axle worked loose.
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    Will a 420mm length stealth reverb work for a large Rune using the stealth hole? I am 5'11
    Thanks
    edit: 125mm drop
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    Is that the 150mm drop?

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    I'm 5'11" with large frame and any more than 125mm would be too long. You'll need about 3" extra from the base of the steady post for the connectamajig and a bit of Hose to reach to the stealth hole

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    The axles in the upper pivot, mine is in pretty tight (seattube end). Theres nothing different to the other end is there? ie just undo screws and pull out. Any tips? Leave the bolt in a fair bit and give that a whack? I've sprayed GT85 around and will leave overnight now. On first inspection 1 of the 2 bearings on other end appears rough. Not good after 4 months use :-[

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antshee View Post
    I'm 5'11" with large frame and any more than 125mm would be too long. You'll need about 3" extra from the base of the steady post for the connectamajig and a bit of Hose to reach to the stealth hole
    Ok great, thanks!

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    Just measured seat rails to stealth hole and it's 520mm

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    Doh. Stripped all the pivots, greased the bearings (needed it, and some will need replacing soon). Still creaking. Tightened and cleaned shock bolt, still creaking. Rear dropouts next. One of the bolts was very loose!! great! why didnt I start there lol! Threadlocked now

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    My first upgrades (used wheelset and bars + new Pike, brakes and swap to 1x drivetrain) since building this bike 5 years ago and finally under 30lbs even with the coil shock; can't wait to get it on the trail!Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1425177226.096397.jpgBanshee Rune V2 Build Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1425177239.545942.jpg

    Edit: sorry should I have posted this in the V1 thread
    Last edited by cachaulo; 03-04-2015 at 12:16 AM.

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    My updated Rune V.2 Carbo wheels, XX1, oval directmount chainring.

    Actual weight is 13.1 kg.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alexey_shmat View Post
    My updated Rune V.2 Carbo wheels, XX1, oval directmount chainring.

    Actual weight is 13.1 kg.

    What size frame do you ride?
    Yeti SB95C
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    Pivot M6-For sale in classifieds
    VeloFix-Save time. Ride More

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    I have medium frame size.

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    Vorsprung Corset ordered! It turns out that TFTuned in UK will be stocking them shortly, so I preordered mine. £79

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    I finally got a Rune! I'm just waiting on a DVO Jade to replace the clapped out DHX 4 loaner shock I've got on there now.

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    I am thinking about getting a monarch plus for the rune and read here that the M/L tune is the one to get. What would be the flaws of going with a M/M? I ask because there is one for sale locally. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGPIE!!! View Post
    I am thinking about getting a monarch plus for the rune and read here that the M/L tune is the one to get. What would be the flaws of going with a M/M? I ask because there is one for sale locally. Thanks
    I run M/M for some Months but never been able To fine tune it. It worked Well but Even with the recommended sag or higher always 1.5 cm of travel were unused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krj View Post
    I run M/M for some Months but never been able To fine tune it. It worked Well but Even with the recommended sag or higher always 1.5 cm of travel were unused.
    When it didn't use full travel, was it during general trail riding or also jumps and drops?

    Here's a pic of my Rune, almost finished. Just installed Guide RS brakes and still need to trim the cables. The build isn't too fancy, curious to see how these Race Face turbines hold up. I ordered decals from Slik in "Hope tech Purple" but it was just too much. So I just left the head tube and seat tube badge stickers on.
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    WOW, nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cburden View Post
    WOW, nice bike!
    Thanks! First ride yesterday in a mix of grippy ice and snow but with some completely dry sections. Could never get flat out due to the ice but it was a good taste. The Rune felt intuitive right away, super excited!

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    What rear shock is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cburden View Post
    What rear shock is that?
    It's an x-fusion 02 rcx mounted rearward.

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    This is my 2013 v2rune. Best bike I've ever owned..... And I've had a lot!
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    Wicked! prepared for whatever the trail throws at you, in more ways than one.

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    Its the Green Machine!

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    that looks rugged as. you like the mattocs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanceuppercut View Post
    I finally got a Rune! I'm just waiting on a DVO Jade to replace the clapped out DHX 4 loaner shock I've got on there now.
    That looks rugged as, do you like the mattocs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGPIE!!! View Post
    I am thinking about getting a monarch plus for the rune and read here that the M/L tune is the one to get. What would be the flaws of going with a M/M? I ask because there is one for sale locally. Thanks
    I had a 2013 M/M Monarch+ until recently. It felt a little harsh on compression and couldn't get correct sag:
    - when sag was set to ~30%, couldn't get full travel;
    - when sag was 35~40%, harshness wasn't as noticeable and could get full travel, but geometry was totally out (most notecible when climbing, seat to far back to control the front end or to have a nice pedaling position).

    About 6 months ago I sent the shock to my LBS for a reshimming. It was way plusher and sag was easier to set. Nonethelss I felt that it could be improved, there was a small spiking mid travel that made me unconfortable going down swiftly but when going really fast I was good (no spiking).

    At he beginning of the year I got a 2015 Monarch+ Debonair from a Nomad II. The base tune is a M/L. Much better. No more spiking or harshness. I can get the same sag that on the reshimmed '13 Monarch+ with less 10psi on the chamber. Also the Debonair is more sensible to small bumps, increasing traction when climbing.

    So my experience is that the M/L is better suited to the Rune. You can get away with an M/M and if you are able to (or are intending to) reshimm it.
    That said, my "combat" weight (with all the gear) is around 95Kg. I guess a much ligther rider could eventually get away with a M/M tune but can't confirm that...

    By the way, nice build

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    Awesome, thanks! That answers my questions. Always seems like the deals on parts/components never show up on the the specs you actually need, always close but not quite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGPIE!!! View Post
    Awesome, thanks! That answers my questions. Always seems like the deals on parts/components never show up on the the specs you actually need, always close but not quite!
    Well, kinda, isn't it? If you look a little you may find a deal on the perfect Monarch+ for the Rune. Apparently some SC Nomad II owners prefer to upgrade (to a CCDB maybe?) the stock shock. That how I got the Debonair! And recently there was an auction on eb for a Vivid, also from a Nomad and also M/L tune.

    Cheers!

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    echo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by makoman View Post
    that looks rugged as. you like the mattocs?
    The Mattoc is awesome so far. I'm still messing around with pressure and compression settings to see what I like best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
    I had a 2013 M/M Monarch+ until recently. It felt a little harsh on compression and couldn't get correct sag:
    - when sag was set to ~30%, couldn't get full travel;
    - when sag was 35~40%, harshness wasn't as noticeable and could get full travel, but geometry was totally out (most notecible when climbing, seat to far back to control the front end or to have a nice pedaling position).

    About 6 months ago I sent the shock to my LBS for a reshimming. It was way plusher and sag was easier to set. Nonethelss I felt that it could be improved, there was a small spiking mid travel that made me unconfortable going down swiftly but when going really fast I was good (no spiking).

    At he beginning of the year I got a 2015 Monarch+ Debonair from a Nomad II. The base tune is a M/L. Much better. No more spiking or harshness. I can get the same sag that on the reshimmed '13 Monarch+ with less 10psi on the chamber. Also the Debonair is more sensible to small bumps, increasing traction when climbing.

    So my experience is that the M/L is better suited to the Rune. You can get away with an M/M and if you are able to (or are intending to) reshimm it.
    That said, my "combat" weight (with all the gear) is around 95Kg. I guess a much ligther rider could eventually get away with a M/M tune but can't confirm that...

    By the way, nice build
    For the record: M/L means medium rebound, low comp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hssp View Post
    For the record: M/L means medium rebound, low comp?
    That is correct.

    Cheers!

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    Need some help guys. I'm planing to upgrade my spitfirev2 to Rune v2 in near future, since I need a bit more of a bike. Now what i'd like to know is, how much rear tire clearance would i have with 650b HR2/minion 2,3/2,4 or 650b Schwalbe MM 2,35, using 26" dropouts in slackest/lowest position. IS that even an option? If anyone has tried that or is running that combo, could you please measure the clearance or take some photos of the rear?

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    Hey Kinserk.

    I don't have pics but I can tell you that most 2.3s don't fit, I have tried MM's and Nobby's at 2.3, they are a definite no go. I only ever ran 2.2 hans d's successfully. I finally switched my drop outs.

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinserk View Post
    Need some help guys. I'm planing to upgrade my spitfirev2 to Rune v2 in near future, since I need a bit more of a bike. Now what i'd like to know is, how much rear tire clearance would i have with 650b HR2/minion 2,3/2,4 or 650b Schwalbe MM 2,35, using 26" dropouts in slackest/lowest position. IS that even an option? If anyone has tried that or is running that combo, could you please measure the clearance or take some photos of the rear?
    With 26 dropouts, my configuratikn too, you can run up to a 57etro tyre. Very Well with Low set up and acceptable , depending on your mad condition, in neutral but high.
    I' m running hd and nn with 2.25 with but propably hrii 2 3 can run too.

    Regardless the tyre size i love the short armi that 26 dropouts give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinserk View Post
    Need some help guys. I'm planing to upgrade my spitfirev2 to Rune v2 in near future, since I need a bit more of a bike. Now what i'd like to know is, how much rear tire clearance would i have with 650b HR2/minion 2,3/2,4 or 650b Schwalbe MM 2,35, using 26" dropouts in slackest/lowest position. IS that even an option? If anyone has tried that or is running that combo, could you please measure the clearance or take some photos of the rear?
    I can tell you that 650b Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2,35 on EX471 rims won't fit and will rub the bridge between the chainstays. So I doubt that the Magic Mary will fit (awsome tire, by the way!).
    I've also tried a Continental Mountain Kin II 2,4. On the EX471 rim it didn't fit either, but oddly enough, it did fit on a DT Swiss M1900 rear wheel. Didn't actually ride this configuration since it was a wheel from a friend.
    So I guess that not only the tire width matters, also the rim width will have a role on fitting.
    Hope that helps.
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    So all in all, fitting a big 650b tire in 26" dropouts is a no go. Even if it fits it's to tight of a fit i gues.
    Thanks for replays and your help guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinserk View Post
    So all in all, fitting a big 650b tire in 26" dropouts is a no go. Even if it fits it's to tight of a fit i gues.
    Thanks for replays and your help guys.
    If you like big tires you are right but std rear tyre.
    Quote Originally Posted by kinserk View Post
    So all in all, fitting a big 650b tire in 26" dropouts is a no go. Even if it fits it's to tight of a fit i gues.
    Thanks for replays and your help guys.

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    I'm using a 650b 2.25 Hans Dampf with 26" drop outs using Flow EX's.....no issues, not sure how much difference moving to a 2.35 would make, I'm close to the bridge between the chainstays (but easily clearing), not the sides, so can't see increasing the width by .1 would affect that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1tch666 View Post
    I'm using a 650b 2.25 Hans Dampf with 26" drop outs using Flow EX's.....no issues, not sure how much difference moving to a 2.35 would make, I'm close to the bridge between the chainstays (but easily clearing), not the sides, so can't see increasing the width by .1 would affect that?
    Suppose I could also question how a 2.25 woul fit, since its only a .1' difference...
    Not trying to pick a fight and I dont want to seem rude.

    But to fit the 2,35 Hans Dampf I had to offset the rim away from the drive side, since the tire would actually block on the reinforcement vertical plate between the chainstays and the upper (brake?) stays on the drive side.

    It seemed to me the wheel would fit that way, but as you can see in the photo bellow, I was wrong...
    (note: this was after a 15km ride on a clear day, no mud involved)

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    Cheers

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    I tried searching for this answer but haven't been able to find it.

    I'm having issues with my CCDB air and am considering swapping for a Float X. For you Float X riders, what tune did you get? Do you have the code from the shock?

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    Is there anyone who uses the Shimano Saint chainguide on his Rune? I am currently using Silent Guide with a 34t chainring, but it can be adjusted properly because it hits the frame. I a am trying to get a solution to this chainguide problem. Any help welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
    Suppose I could also question how a 2.25 woul fit, since its only a .1' difference...
    Not trying to pick a fight and I dont want to seem rude.

    But to fit the 2,35 Hans Dampf I had to offset the rim away from the drive side, since the tire would actually block on the reinforcement vertical plate between the chainstays and the upper (brake?) stays on the drive side.

    It seemed to me the wheel would fit that way, but as you can see in the photo bellow, I was wrong...
    (note: this was after a 15km ride on a clear day, no mud involved)

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    uf that's not good. in which dropout setting was this? low-med-high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinserk View Post
    uf that's not good. in which dropout setting was this? low-med-high?
    Hi.

    Sorry, forgot to mention: 26' dropouts on the lowest/longest setting.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haristheodoropoulos View Post
    Is there anyone who uses the Shimano Saint chainguide on his Rune? I am currently using Silent Guide with a 34t chainring, but it can be adjusted properly because it hits the frame. I a am trying to get a solution to this chainguide problem. Any help welcome
    I have the Saint guide on the Rune. No problems of any kind, works perfectly!

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    Hi Guys, I am hoping that someone can help me out. Just had the bearings on my Rune V2 done at the LBS and have just started to rebuild it and noticed that the upper linkage is displaying an "R" on the Left-hand side of the frame.

    I'm guessing this means it is around the wrong way from before, but the part looks completely symmetrical in every way so is there any need to take it out and turn it around or are my eyes playing tricks on me and its not symmetrical??

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    R is probably for Rune

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    I like that theory!

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    That theory is correct. R=Rune
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    Thanks both! Now to finish rebuilding! (Great bike Keith BTW) - looking forward to putting a Rockshox Monarch Debonair on there (from a mates new Nomad C - some people have no taste) and pleased to hear it should be the right tune.

    I did look to see if the white decals on the 2013 Frame can be removed easily to be replaced with stealth black ones but didn't see a definitive answer? It would look totally sweet like that.

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    I did that with my 2013 Spitfire. It had white painted emblems on it. I used a product called Airplane Stripper. I sprayed it on the white emblems and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then I wiped and scraped with cardboard or soft plastic to remove the white paint. My frame is anodized which I was told is tougher than powder coating. Nothing happened to the anodizing whatsoever, it was fine.
    I hope this helps. I did it for the stealth black too. It looks awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easty View Post
    Thanks both! Now to finish rebuilding! (Great bike Keith BTW) - looking forward to putting a Rockshox Monarch Debonair on there (from a mates new Nomad C - some people have no taste) and pleased to hear it should be the right tune.

    I did look to see if the white decals on the 2013 Frame can be removed easily to be replaced with stealth black ones but didn't see a definitive answer? It would look totally sweet like that.
    Just remember that there is more to a tune than the damping settings. TheNomad shock will likely have different internal volume spacers also for the shock to work well with it as the nomad has the opposite shape leverage curve to rune as seen in attached.Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-leverage.png

    I personally believe that debonair shocks are primarily designed to improve performance of bikes like the nomad which have low initial leverage to help make them more supple at start of travel, and then compensate for the high leverage mid stroke to make the bike more supportive in this range.
    The rune is the opposite so will achieve the same sort of thing as a debonair shock on a nomad with a normal shock. Some may say this was a result of a better linkage...

    It's not to say a debonair shock will not work with our bikes, but swapping a tuned nomad shock onto a rune will likely feel a bit weird.
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    I run a custom tuned Bos Vip'R on there at the moment, it is a good shock, was a great shock, but its had a hammering and even after a full service I just don't feel I'm getting the same responsiveness from it that I was. Hence when I had a good offer on the Debonair I thought I would go for it, but I don't want to pay for another custom tune on top of everything else. Maybe I'll stick with the Bos and have a play with the settings, see if I can improve it. Any experience with the Bos Vip'R Keith?

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    Sorry, never owned one so can't offer any help there.
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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    Hey there,
    This is my rune for the Moment.
    Some colorfull mashup Until my new Parts will arrive next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    Just remember that there is more to a tune than the damping settings. TheNomad shock will likely have different internal volume spacers also for the shock to work well with it as the nomad has the opposite shape leverage curve to rune as seen in attached.Click image for larger version. 

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    I personally believe that debonair shocks are primarily designed to improve performance of bikes like the nomad which have low initial leverage to help make them more supple at start of travel, and then compensate for the high leverage mid stroke to make the bike more supportive in this range.
    The rune is the opposite so will achieve the same sort of thing as a debonair shock on a nomad with a normal shock. Some may say this was a result of a better linkage...

    It's not to say a debonair shock will not work with our bikes, but swapping a tuned nomad shock onto a rune will likely feel a bit weird.
    I've got a debonair from a Nomad II for almost two months.
    My opinion is it works great with the Rune.
    The shock I got didn't have any volume reducers on the air chamber.
    I've put 3 bands from the rockshox air volume kit, just to see the difference.
    And it is harder to get full travel (obviously) and really, reducing the air volume is not necessary.
    Cheeers

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    I might be in love

    First day on my rune, definitely a happy camper.


    P.S. apologies for double photos by mistake, can't delete extra one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easty View Post
    I run a custom tuned Bos Vip'R on there at the moment, it is a good shock, was a great shock, but its had a hammering and even after a full service I just don't feel I'm getting the same responsiveness from it that I was. Hence when I had a good offer on the Debonair I thought I would go for it, but I don't want to pay for another custom tune on top of everything else. Maybe I'll stick with the Bos and have a play with the settings, see if I can improve it. Any experience with the Bos Vip'R Keith?
    Im riding Vipr on Rune and it feels good. I wonder where did you serve the shock and how it was customised unless it is made in factory or authorized service centre?

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    Running mine 69Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread-image.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtailoner View Post
    Hey there,
    This is my rune for the Moment.
    Some colorfull mashup Until my new Parts will arrive next week
    hi

    would you kindly tell me where I buy red stem?

    thank you
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^Marciano View Post
    hi

    would you kindly tell me where I buy red stem?

    thank you
    Answer will have red stems soon to match the Mattoc, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
    I've got a debonair from a Nomad II for almost two months.
    My opinion is it works great with the Rune.
    The shock I got didn't have any volume reducers on the air chamber.
    I've put 3 bands from the rockshox air volume kit, just to see the difference.
    And it is harder to get full travel (obviously) and really, reducing the air volume is not necessary.
    Cheeers
    This is great info thanks! I have a M/L monarch R (not RC3) coming and i'm a little worried now. Anyway, can someone tell me what the shock mounting hardware specs are? from the drop down SKU: Rockshox Rear Shock Hardware > Components > Frames, Forks and Suspension > Mounting Hardware | Jenson USA
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hssp View Post
    Answer will have red stems soon to match the Mattoc, I think.
    It is the answer stem on my bike. Answer atac AME, 30mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGPIE!!! View Post
    This is great info thanks! I have a M/L monarch R (not RC3) coming and i'm a little worried now. Anyway, can someone tell me what the shock mounting hardware specs are? from the drop down SKU: Rockshox Rear Shock Hardware > Components > Frames, Forks and Suspension > Mounting Hardware | Jenson USA
    Thanks
    From the banshee website:
    40x8mm shaft end, 25.4x8mm reservoir end
    However, there is no option for 25,4x8mm on the link you posted... out of stock maybe?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
    From the banshee website:
    40x8mm shaft end, 25.4x8mm reservoir end
    However, there is no option for 25,4x8mm on the link you posted... out of stock maybe?
    Cheers
    Ah sorry I didn't see that on the site. Thanks!

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    Running mine 69Click image for larger version. 

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    Interesting!! Post up some feedback on the handling and geometry.

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    I think it's great. Long and slack like a DH bike, but light weight. Fork is the Xfusion 140mm Trace, which is a really nice fork.

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    Frame Swap

    Hey Banshee Rune owners,

    I've got a 2015 Med Rune, with only a half dozen rides on it. It's too small for me
    I want to swap someone for their large frame. It can be a 2013, or 2014, and I'll take any color. If the frames are in similar shape, I'll through in some money to make it worth someone's while.
    The frame is black, with white accents. Has three very small scratches, and other than that looks brand new.
    If no one wants to swap, I'm also willing to part with it for $1250 with CCDBair+

    Thanks
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    Odd it doesn't look small...your seat post still has room to come up. What's wrong with it. I actually do not have one of these bikes either just curious why you think it's too small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer650 View Post
    Odd it doesn't look small...your seat post still has room to come up. What's wrong with it. I actually do not have one of these bikes either just curious why you think it's too small
    The Rune could benefit for some more reach. I am 185 cm and consider going XL on the slightly longer Spitfire. (I am now on an L)

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