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    Hi I have a 2014 rune v2 on order but could do with knowing what the deal is with bearing wear and replacement. How are v2 owners finding the main pivot bearings in terms of wear? and how often have you replaced the main bearings? Also, are there any bearing kits available or are the main bearings very easy to get i.e general purpose bearings?

    I could do with knowing the running cost of a Rune and how often bearings need doing.

    any help is appreciated

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    Been ripping my rune all summer. Definitely a do it all bike. The rest of the fleet is jealous.


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    Hi all!. I have a question for anybody that's done it or for Keith, if possible:

    I've ordered a Rune with 650b dropouts but my wheels will arrive a couple months later. Meanwhile, I have the possibility of using my previous 26" wheels instead, is there a problem in doing that? Any problem running 26" wheels in 27,5" dropouts and fork?

    Thank you!

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    @ fingerbanger:
    I thought about this aswell when I was thinking about getting a Rune.
    So I checked if i can find complaints about the prime, which i didn't.

    We had a plenty wet spring this year, but the bearings are still all good.
    I still have to hear someone complain about the KS link bearings.
    Seems to be a none-issue.

    Size wise they do look quite standard and i think keith mentionend he chose the dimensions to make finding spares easy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by diablosp View Post
    Hi all!. I have a question for anybody that's done it or for Keith, if possible:

    I've ordered a Rune with 650b dropouts but my wheels will arrive a couple months later. Meanwhile, I have the possibility of using my previous 26" wheels instead, is there a problem in doing that? Any problem running 26" wheels in 27,5" dropouts and fork?

    Thank you!
    This will work no problem, you'll have the 26" geometry with the exception of the longer chainstay and possibly slightly slacker angles for given fork travel depending on fork axle to crown, but I wouldn't worry about that. Upside is that you will have a ton of mud clearance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    This will work no problem, you'll have the 26" geometry with the exception of the longer chainstay and possibly slightly slacker angles for given fork travel depending on fork axle to crown, but I wouldn't worry about that. Upside is that you will have a ton of mud clearance!
    Thank you for the answer! Fork will be a Pike 650b, so it's only 10mm longer axle to crown, from 542 to 552mm. In the neutral dropout position I'll guess it'll be ok until I can get hold of the new wheels.

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    Got rid of the Pike already, did not care for the air spring curve. Just installed a new Float-X CTD (initial feel is amazing, small bump had me thinking there was only 10psi in my tire) and a Pushed RC2 36 Float.

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    There's some nice photos of a green Rune in the Banshee gallery:

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Got rid of the Pike already, did not care for the air spring curve. Just installed a new Float-X CTD (initial feel is amazing, small bump had me thinking there was only 10psi in my tire) and a Pushed RC2 36 Float.
    how tight is the crown clearance with the 650b on that float?

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    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread

    New frames have just arrived!

    Believe these to be the first in 2014 production runes in the world....

    Fluro green looks mega,

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    Looking good, thanks for the pics.

    I assume these have the new revised 650b brake side drop out? Can you get a few pics of that when you get a chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    how tight is the crown clearance with the 650b on that float?
    I cycled it with no air and it is close but ok. The most I ever got from the Float is 1/4" from using full travel on a 6' to flat bottom out drop so no concerns.

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    No more tapered steering tube? This looks like a 1.5 on the photos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Looking good, thanks for the pics.

    I assume these have the new revised 650b brake side drop out? Can you get a few pics of that when you get a chance?

    Yes mate by the looks of it the brake mount holes are now on the bolt on drop outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindPatterns View Post
    No more tapered steering tube? This looks like a 1.5 on the photos...
    Have had a look and it must be the camera angle as its definitely still tapered.

    Frame is super similar to the 2013 model with the exception of some bottle holder mounts on the underside of the downtube, which would be useful for some of the shorter Enduro races I do when you want to risk it and not take a bag. It also comes with a Reverb stealth hole.

    Apart from that they are pretty much indentical.

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    @leejords

    Any chance of a weigh in? Just for the sake of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leejords View Post
    Yes mate by the looks of it the brake mount holes are now on the bolt on drop outs.
    They already were last year. The problem with last years dropout was the brake mount was 3mm to far to the left (so Banshee supplied spacers) and there was no relief cut in for the 12 x 142 wheel/axle. Both issues were supposed to be addressed with a revised dropout for 2014. From the fuzzy pic it looks like the 2013 dropout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    They already were last year. The problem with last years dropout was the brake mount was 3mm to far to the left (so Banshee supplied spacers) and there was no relief cut in for the 12 x 142 wheel/axle. Both issues were supposed to be addressed with a revised dropout for 2014. From the fuzzy pic it looks like the 2013 dropout.

    Skidad,

    I was asked the question of if the brake mounts were on the dropouts which I have replied as yes. I had last years frame but not in 650b. The 'fuzzy' photos were not intended to be used as 'Exhibit A'.

    If you want that photo then feel free to PM me and ill help you out but to make an assumption on a picture that was intended to show off a frame colour is a little harsh towards Banshee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by generallevi View Post
    Skidad,

    I was asked the question of if the brake mounts were on the dropouts which I have replied as yes. I had last years frame but not in 650b. The 'fuzzy' photos were not intended to be used as 'Exhibit A'.

    If you want that photo then feel free to PM me and ill help you out but to make an assumption on a picture that was intended to show off a frame colour is a little harsh towards Banshee.
    First, I love how people interpret things on the net...there was NO harshness what so ever intended towards Banshee. Not sure how you read into it like that?

    2nd, the brake mounts were on the drops last year (didn't matter 650b or 26") and I already new that and you should to if you had the frame. 650b drops were just 10mm longer otherwise no different from 26".

    3rd, Banshee was revising the brake side dropout for 2014 with correct spacing and a relief cut in for the wheel with a 12 x 142 axle. Just wanted a picture of the new dropout to see if it was indeed the updated one.(I'm waiting to order a new 650b set when available and an August date was originally mentioned and now we're into Sept.)

    4th, you have a whole 2 posts now....might want to familiarize yourself with the entire thread on the dropout issue

    Prime/Rune Dropouts/Hangers Starts on post #12

    Or this thread Newly revised dropouts or hanger for V2 frame (142x12)?

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    anybody has tried to drill hole in v2 frame to get stealth dropper post to fit in?

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    hey there,

    I'm currently riding a banshee spitfire V2 Medium (60mm Stem & 12 deg backsweep bar)
    and I'm intendig to swicht to a rune v2 due to some recently built fr tracks next to my village. Should I go for an M or Large one? I'm 180cm tall with 84cm inseam.

    Due to the seatback on my seatpost the spiti felt long on climbs but perfect to a little bit cramped on the dhs.

    thanks for any advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirest View Post
    hey there,

    I'm currently riding a banshee spitfire V2 Medium (60mm Stem & 12 deg backsweep bar)
    and I'm intendig to swicht to a rune v2 due to some recently built fr tracks next to my village. Should I go for an M or Large one? I'm 180cm tall with 84cm inseam.

    Due to the seatback on my seatpost the spiti felt long on climbs but perfect to a little bit cramped on the dhs.

    thanks for any advise
    Sounds like a large frame with short stem (30-40mm) would suit your needs pretty well I think.
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    My frame arrived today and I wasted no time swapping parts over from my Norco so I can get back on the trails.

    Everything went together flawlessly except I'm having a issue with the crank hitting the chainguide. Its a old E-thirteen guide with a Raceface Atlas crank with 1 spacer on the driveside of the BB and none on the left side. I mocked the crank up to make sure everything was good and the crank hits the chainguide pretty solid. Anyone have any issue's like this before?


    As of now all thats left is to finish the crank issue up and toss on a chain.
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    Yep, even with the newer E13s, the frame's dropped stay is a bit of an issue. Scroll through the thread and you'll see.

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    OK so the E13 I have is not going to work. I have a Blackspire laying around and that wont work either as the cog is way off line and cant be shimmed. What is working for people?


    I have it together now with no guide/tensioner and its seems ok but I only took it for a quick ride so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 94krawler View Post
    OK so the E13 I have is not going to work. I have a Blackspire laying around and that wont work either as the cog is way off line and cant be shimmed. What is working for people?


    I have it together now with no guide/tensioner and its seems ok but I only took it for a quick ride so far.
    Just built mine up as well. Debated chainguide set up and ended up guideless with a clutch derailleur and RF narrow/wide chainring. Works well but still dropping chain in rough high speed sections. The MRP AMG guide looks like a viable option for the Rune, its a top guide only with lower taco/bash that looks like it should work well with the dropped Rune chainstay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cope View Post
    Just built mine up as well. Debated chainguide set up and ended up guideless with a clutch derailleur and RF narrow/wide chainring. Works well but still dropping chain in rough high speed sections. The MRP AMG guide looks like a viable option for the Rune, its a top guide only with lower taco/bash that looks like it should work well with the dropped Rune chainstay...
    Mine wasnt much of a build I just swapped over what I had. With a 32Renthal ring and bash and a 12-36 cassette and mid cage X9 I dropped no chains on the ride I was just on. I dont trust it though, the chain moves a good bit and I wasnt pushing it due to a fresh build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 94krawler View Post
    OK so the E13 I have is not going to work. I have a Blackspire laying around and that wont work either as the cog is way off line and cant be shimmed. What is working for people?


    I have it together now with no guide/tensioner and its seems ok but I only took it for a quick ride so far.
    I run an MRP AMG Guide, X-9 Crank with North Shore Billet 28T ring (I also run a 32 T depending on the type of ride) along with an X9 Clutch derailleur. No dropped chains at all. Get a clutch rear D and something with an upper guide. No need for a tensioner.

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    Leon's Rune:

    Frame Banshee Rune V2 large
    Rear shock Cane Creek Double Barrel Air
    Front fork Fox Float 36 @ 160mm
    Handlebars Race Face Respond Riser 740mm
    Stem Race Face Respond 45mm
    Headset Hope Zero stack (pick n mix)
    Grips Jet Black Lock-on
    Saddle SDG Bel Air Ti/Alloy
    Seatpost Banshee
    Brakes Shimano XT M785 (203mm Front/180mm Rear)
    Cranks Shimano Zee Single Ring
    Chainguide MRP AMG
    Chain Shimano XT 10spd
    Pedals Nukeproof Neutron
    Rear derailleur Shimano Zee Shadow+ short cage wide ratio
    Rear shifter Shimano Zee 1x10
    Cassette Shimano XT 11-34
    Wheelset Stans ZTR Flow EX on Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs
    Tyres Hans Dampf 2.35 snakeskin/tubeless

    Forgive the photos they are a couple of weeks old. Yet to take any with the new bar/stem/brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LP88 View Post
    Leon's Rune:

    Frame Banshee Rune V2 large
    Rear shock Cane Creek Double Barrel Air
    Front fork Fox Float 36 @ 160mm
    Handlebars Race Face Respond Riser 740mm
    Stem Race Face Respond 45mm
    Headset Hope Zero stack (pick n mix)
    Grips Jet Black Lock-on
    Saddle SDG Bel Air Ti/Alloy
    Seatpost Banshee
    Brakes Shimano XT M785 (203mm Front/180mm Rear)
    Cranks Shimano Zee Single Ring
    Chainguide MRP AMG
    Chain Shimano XT 10spd
    Pedals Nukeproof Neutron
    Rear derailleur Shimano Zee Shadow+ short cage wide ratio
    Rear shifter Shimano Zee 1x10
    Cassette Shimano XT 11-34
    Wheelset Stans ZTR Flow EX on Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs
    Tyres Hans Dampf 2.35 snakeskin/tubeless

    Forgive the photos they are a couple of weeks old. Yet to take any with the new bar/stem/brakes...

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    Do you ride at all up Brissy way - would love to know if I could do a large with similar stem setup - feel medium is too short coming from my last ride thats an 18" frame with a 645mm top tube even though Im only 5'10

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMMandrew View Post
    Do you ride at all up Brissy way - would love to know if I could do a large with similar stem setup - feel medium is too short coming from my last ride thats an 18" frame with a 645mm top tube even though Im only 5'10
    I'm in Gladstone, sorry (Central Queensland) though there is one fellow Pete (Psimpson7 on here/Rotorburn) in Brisbane or the Gold Coast with I believe a Medium. I would be happy to help but don't get to Brisbane much (let alone with the bike).

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    In saying that I have a MTBO race at the Sunny Coast this weekend and will probably start trying to ride down that way a bit more.

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    That MRP AMG looks like the way to go. Thanks guys!
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    First Banshee Rune V2 in Russia! 8 months expected builds due to the DB XV air. Finally it's done!
    Theme with many foto on local forum: Banshee Rune V2 - Dirt.ru



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    Actually it's not first.

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    Assembled Yes, but the frame which was imported to Russia - the first. It changed the banshee to upgrade program
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    va, nice selection of parts. Tires are way too light/weak. so 16kg.. not bad.. same with mine at 16kg. though I use 900/1200g tires plus EX823/EX721

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    I can't fully understand about DB AIR volume.
    Some people installing volume reducers, some XV. So what is recommended?

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    I believe i didnt post my picture.

    Banshee Rune v2 L
    Bos Deville 170 fork
    Bos VipR 160 shock
    Mavic Ex721/Ex823
    Hadley hubs (20m, 150mm)
    Dt Comp 2.0, brass nipples
    Schwalbe 900g Muddy Mary Fr, 1200g Big Betty Dh
    205mm discs at both.
    Shimano Saint cranks, brakes, deraileur, shifter, ring
    Syntace 30mm stem, Nukeproof 760 bar, Banshee seatpost,
    Selle Italia Flite saddle, Superstar pedals, CC headset, LG+1 chainguard

    About 16kg. I will build another lighter wheelset for other conditions.

    Extra reach with shorter stem works very well. Im 177cm and use Large frame. It happened many times when I lost stability in riding and managed to stay without crashing. It would not happen with smaller frame. I ride it almost as it was downhill bike with 64,5 degrees at headangle at steepest configuration. At slackest, I get 63,5 degrees.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tene View Post
    I can't fully understand about DB AIR volume.
    Some people installing volume reducers, some XV. So what is recommended?
    both works, but with larger can, you get more stroke to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomasis View Post
    I believe i didnt post my picture.

    Banshee Rune v2 L
    Bos Deville 170 fork
    Bos VipR 160 shock
    Mavic Ex721/Ex823
    Hadley hubs (20m, 150mm)
    Dt Comp 2.0, brass nipples
    Schwalbe 900g Muddy Mary Fr, 1200g Big Betty Dh
    205mm discs at both.
    Shimano Saint cranks, brakes, deraileur, shifter, ring
    Syntace 30mm stem, Nukeproof 760 bar, Banshee seatpost,
    Selle Italia Flite saddle, Superstar pedals, CC headset, LG+1 chainguard

    About 16kg. I will build another lighter wheelset for other conditions.

    Extra reach with shorter stem works very well. Im 177cm and use Large frame. It happened many times when I lost stability in riding and managed to stay without crashing. It would not happen with smaller frame. I ride it almost as it was downhill bike with 64,5 degrees at headangle at steepest configuration. At slackest, I get 63,5 degrees.




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    Nice!!! Wish Bos wasn't so f**king hard to get downunder
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMMandrew View Post
    Nice!!! Wish Bos wasn't so f**king hard to get downunder
    Or so bloody expensive when compared to some of the deals you can gets with Lyriks or 36's. Nearly went stuff it and bought some, but the spare parts lack of availability scared me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMMandrew View Post
    Nice!!! Wish Bos wasn't so f**king hard to get downunder
    I know where it is possible to get Bos in downunder (if my memory is right), I just forgot guy's name.. If you want, I can give name after googling in ridemonkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uphill=sad View Post
    Or so bloody expensive when compared to some of the deals you can gets with Lyriks or 36's. Nearly went stuff it and bought some, but the spare parts lack of availability scared me off.
    I dont think that it is huge problem due lack of availability for spare parts. Expensive, yes maybe but I dont feel ripped and it is worth the price Also service centres are available, return time is fast. I send shock, fork for service annually or each second year. Recently it got introduced in us with service centres. Before that it was problematic to find reliable service centres that have constant access to service parts. Im using Mad elkes in Ireland which is suberb.


    some ramble about bos

    one good thing about bos suspension that I found is that it holds up travel on top and still gives good small bump compliance. At first it felt harsh, but heck it was fun to ride overall. It was new insight for me what kind suspension is good and working. I understand now what it means with poppy and fun bike even I left settings at default except faster rebound and LSC +2. Before Bos, I had several Zocchi forks, albeit older (not 380, 350). it was plush but hard keep to get support of middle travel in the fork. Wallow, unstable ride I could get despite tinkering with settings. I have Avalanche cartridge on dh fork, it helps more with midtravel.

    Racers usually set the suspension tight, thats why I consider Bos for better riders. Other forks are good if you know exactly what you need. There are some differences that Zocchi, Bos dont require constant servicing unlike RS, fox Just ride it in 1-2 years with clean mind. Open bath is nice.

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    My Rune, kinda tossed together from the parts off my Norco when it broke.

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    13 Rune
    Fox Vanilla36 160mm
    Chris King inset, Chromag Acute bars and Ranger stem
    Transition Revoltion 32's with a HR2 on front and Clutch control in back
    Raceface Atlas crank's, Renthal ring, Azonic 420's
    KS eTen dropper, tompson clamp and Chromag trailmaster seat
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    Guys, have sombody experience to compare CCDB air with regular and HV can on V.2 Rune? I am in doubt which I need to ride. My regular trailes and DH have a lot of stones and rocks, please see example on picture. Now I am using coil RS Cage shocks and it's work amazing against Fox CTD, but it heavy a lot and I want to reduce weight a little without loosing of functionality.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alexey_shmat View Post
    Guys, have sombody experience to compare CCDB air with regular and HV can on V.2 Rune? I am in doubt which I need to ride. My regular trailes and DH have a lot of stones and rocks, please see example on picture. Now I am using coil RS Cage shocks and it's work amazing against Fox CTD, but it heavy a lot and I want to reduce weight a little without loosing of functionality.


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    What about swapping the steel spring for a Ti spring???
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    Good Ti spring is a half price of CCDB air. RS cage is the same price with Ti spring :-) In this case I will consider CCBD coil, but want air to reduce weight.

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    How about the RS Vivid Air. I had one on my SB-66, and it made me much more confident in the gnar. I actually sold my DH bike after a weekend of only running my SB66 in the bikepark (Hafjell - where the WC just was at). I mostly ride the singletrack rooty, rocky trails there and the occational 1-2m drop.

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    Here's mine

    Spec
    Banshee Rune
    Medium
    Raw Silver
    CTD Shock
    Currenty Geometry - Slack

    36 Talas Fork

    ZTR FLOW wheel
    Hope Pro Evo II Hub
    DT Swiss Spoke
    Maxxis DHF 2.5 Front
    Maxxis DHF 2.35 Front at Rear

    Cane Creek Forty Series zerostack Headset
    Thompson 50mm stem
    Spank 777 Evo Handlebar with ODI grip
    XT shifter.
    XT brakes
    Reverb Adjust Remote

    Wolftooth 30t Single Chainring
    XT Crank with Deity Pedals
    XT Long Cage Rear Derailleur shadow
    XT 9 Speed Cassette

    Initial impression.
    Rear is stiff, still trying to get them tune to my liking. I normally ride kiara, here in the capital of KL. Mostly singletracks with lots of technical bits. Nothing this bike cant handle. Fiance got me a full face helmet so im itching to try the downhill track on this bike.

    Climbs well, just as well as the V1 spitfire. Altho most time i'd be nose forward for steep climb. No issues with pedalling.

    Other than that, this bike serves most of the things that i normally do here in kiara. I wish the rear feels plusher like my old SB66.

    Maybe the CCDB would help?

    Im keen on the CCDB but im a simple guy and i dont think i can keep up with all the adjustability option that came with the CCDB.

    I normally ride with the TRAIL option on CTD, although at times i switch to downhill but the difference is marginal for me.

    Anyway, i'll be competing in ASIA's first MTB Enduro race here in Kiara. Wish me luck!

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    Nice ride. If I can get out of work I'll come and cheer you on this weekend!

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