• 05-09-2016
    mik8yu
    I will be really sad if only 650b is available for the future rune. For guys who rides size s 26 wheels make the tune so much more agile and corner much better


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  • 05-09-2016
    BansheeRune
    I'm keeping my V1...
  • 05-19-2016
    graypaw
    1 Attachment(s)
    And here is mine, still with 26 wheels and low setup. 14,7 Kg / 32 lb 6.5 oz

    Frame Banshee Bikes Rune v2 Stealth
    Rear Shock Cane Creek DBair CS XV
    Fork Rock Shox Lyrik Coil X-Firm Fast Compressor
    Headset Cane Creek 10 Series
    Handlebar Chromag BZA 35mm
    Stem Sixpack 35 mm
    Grips ODI Rogue Lock-On
    Brakes Hope Tech 3 V4 Braided Hose
    Brake Levers Hope Tech 3 V4 Braided Hose
    Shifters SRAM XO 10 speed
    Rear Derailleur SRAM x9 type 2
    Chainguide Superstar Components
    Cranks SRAM GX 1400 32t oneUP Oval
    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Ceramic
    Chain KMC X10SL DLC 10 Speed Chain
    Cassette SRAM PG-1070 11-42 OneUP 42t
    Pedals Superstar Nano-X ti
    Wheels Hope Pro II Evo + Mavic EN 821
    Front Tire Maxxis Highroller II 3C MaxxTerra
    Rear Tire Maxxis TomaHawk 3C MaxxTerra
    Saddle Bontrager Kovee
    Seatpost RockShox reverb 125mm
    Seatpost Clamp Chromag

    Banshee rune v2 NightHawk - graypaw's Bike Check - Vital MTB

    Attachment 1071240
  • 05-24-2016
    shoshy
    Since we are making Rune update wishlist:
    1.) more progressive leverage (so it plays nicer with coils)
    2.) drive side chainstay clearance (maby make it asymmetric?)
    3.) a wee bit shorter and steeper seattube
    4.) keep the flip chips, options are awesome (although i think that you should make it solely as a 27.5 - and this is from a guy who still rides a 26)

    Bike is already low and slack, no need for tiny increments. If you want to go even lower and slacker, might as well go all the way to the extreme like Nicolai did.
    Wouldn't mind dropping some weight, but not if it compromises the burlyness :D

    When designing the V3, keep in mind that we LOVED the V2 so you have big task ahead of you to make even better bike :D
  • 05-26-2016
    thedrizzle


    My rune scored some new wheels and big boy tyres!
  • 05-26-2016
    Junersun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thedrizzle View Post


    My rune scored some new wheels and big boy tyres!

    Nice! I have that setup but the version before they made them asymmetric. Lots of fun!
  • 06-08-2016
    Boom King
    Here's mine, damn I love this bike!

    Current spec:

    Frame - 2013 Banshee Rune V2
    Rear shock - Fox DHX RC4, 400lb
    Front fork - 2015 Manitou Mattoc Expert 160mm with IRT kit
    Handlebars - Renthal Fatbar Light 740mm, 20mm rise
    Stem - Thomson X4 50mm
    Headset - FSA
    Grips - ESI Chunky
    Saddle - Fizik Tundra 2
    Seatpost - KS Supernatural with Southpaw remote
    Post clamp - Salsa lip lock
    Front brake - Formula RO - 203mm rotor
    Rear brake - Formula RO - 180mm rotor
    Cranks - Truvativ Noir 175mm
    Chainring - One Up traction ring 32T
    Chain - Shimano HG701
    Pedals - Saint
    Rear derailleur - XT M8000 11 speed
    Rear shifter - XT M8000 11 speed
    Cassette - XT M8000 11-42T
    Front hub - Hope Pro 2 EVO
    Rear hub - Hope Pro 2 EVO
    Front rim - Zelvy 35mm
    Rear rim - Zelvy 35mm
    Spokes - DT Swiss Aerolite
    Tyres - Maxxis High Roller II, EXO 26 x 2.40 front
    Maxxis Ardent EXO 26 x 2.25 rear
    Tubes - Setup tubeless
  • 06-08-2016
    Junersun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Boom King View Post
    Here's mine, damn I love this bike!

    Current spec:

    Frame - 2013 Banshee Rune V2
    Rear shock - Fox DHX RC4, 400lb
    Front fork - 2015 Manitou Mattoc Expert 160mm with IRT kit
    Handlebars - Renthal Fatbar Light 740mm, 20mm rise
    Stem - Thomson X4 50mm
    Headset - FSA
    Grips - ESI Chunky
    Saddle - Fizik Tundra 2
    Seatpost - KS Supernatural with Southpaw remote
    Post clamp - Salsa lip lock
    Front brake - Formula RO - 203mm rotor
    Rear brake - Formula RO - 180mm rotor
    Cranks - Truvativ Noir 175mm
    Chainring - One Up traction ring 32T
    Chain - Shimano HG701
    Pedals - Saint
    Rear derailleur - XT M8000 11 speed
    Rear shifter - XT M8000 11 speed
    Cassette - XT M8000 11-42T
    Front hub - Hope Pro 2 EVO
    Rear hub - Hope Pro 2 EVO
    Front rim - Zelvy 35mm
    Rear rim - Zelvy 35mm
    Spokes - DT Swiss Aerolite
    Tyres - Maxxis High Roller II, EXO 26 x 2.40 front
    Maxxis Ardent EXO 26 x 2.25 rear
    Tubes - Setup tubeless

    Nice setup! ROs are by far the most powerful brakes I've ever had!
  • 06-08-2016
    Boom King
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    Nice setup! ROs are by far the most powerful brakes I've ever had!

    With modulation too, they are incredible brakes. Only those that have them understand.
  • 06-08-2016
    Junersun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Boom King View Post
    With modulation too, they are incredible brakes. Only those that have them understand.

    Agreed. I just modified it to bring the lever in closer and now I have absolutely zero complaints about it! when I first fit them on 203 rotors I damn near flew over the handlebars... whoops....
  • 06-09-2016
    MsvSpaz
    1 Attachment(s)
    Just keeping up with the Joneses (Boom King & The Drizzle)



    Attachment 1075430

    Frame - 2015 Banshee Rune V2
    Rear shock - Fox DHX RC4, 400lb (now with Ti Spring)
    Front fork - 2105 Pike RCT3 160mm w/custom decals
    Handlebars - Blackspire 808
    Stem - Fireeye 40mm
    Headset - FSA
    Grips - ODI Vans
    Saddle - Fizik Tundra 2
    Seatpost - Reverb
    Post clamp - Hope
    Front brake - SLX M675 with 180mm RT66 Rotor
    Rear brake - SLX M675 with 160mm RT66 Rotor
    Cranks - SLX M665 (have Zee in the mail)
    Chainring - Blackspire Snaggletooth 32t
    Chain - SRAM something
    Pedals - Nukeproof Electron Evo
    Rear derailleur - Zee Wide Range
    Rear shifter - Zee
    Cassette - XT 11-36
    Front hub - Hope Pro 2 EVO
    Rear hub - Hope Pro 2 EVO
    Front rim - Hope Tech Enduro
    Rear rim - Hope Tech Enduro
    Spokes - Sapim
    Tyres - Maxxis 27.5 DHF 2.3 EXO TR 3C & Maxxis HR2 2.4 EXO 3C
    Tubes - Setup tubeless
  • 06-09-2016
    BansheeRune
    Joneses or Jonesers?

    Nice bike!
  • 06-09-2016
    MsvSpaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Joneses or Jonesers?

    Nice bike!

    Probably Jones's.
  • 06-15-2016
    MiWi
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Boom King View Post
    With modulation too, they are incredible brakes. Only those that have them understand.

    Thatīs why I got them on my Rune as well as on my Spitfire.

    My 2016 Rune on 26" (intended, loooow and slack for uplift/bikepark and when it gets gnarly, frame L)
    Iīm so in love withe the low bb on the 2016 frame and even with the 26 wheels I can still pedal it with no problem.







    My Spitfire 2015 (for everything, frame L):


    (old picture with hope brakes)

    Attachment 1076468

    I think I donīt have to tell you, Iīm absolutely in love with both bikes.
    Never had more fun on any other bike I owned.
    Both can take a serious amount of beating (more than I can take for that matter...)
  • 06-15-2016
    Boom King
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MiWi View Post
    (old picture with hope brakes)

    From Hope to Formula, I like your style...
  • 06-15-2016
    MiWi
    Iīm 6.3 / 220lbs (100kg).
    With the RO I got the nice modulation of the Hopes M4, but more "headroom" concerning the absolute braking power.
    Best of both worlds for me.
  • 06-15-2016
    Boom King
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MiWi View Post
    Iīm 6.3 / 220lbs (100kg).
    With the RO I got the nice modulation of the Hopes M4, but more "headroom" concerning the absolute braking power.
    Best of both worlds for me.

    They are very good, Mattoc on both as well, very impressed.

    I've ridden a mate's Spitty and it's a lovely trail bike. Might get one myself sometime but will it be too close to the Rune?
  • 06-15-2016
    MiWi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Boom King View Post
    They are very good, Mattoc on both as well, very impressed.

    I've ridden a mate's Spitty and it's a lovely trail bike. Might get one myself sometime but will it be too close to the Rune?


    Both mattocs got IRT now and the Spitty got a MCLeod. Love it.


    Rune/Spitty or both depends on the built, I would say.

    They are very similar when built with similar components. (especially pre 2016 Rune with Spittys)
    My 2016 rune pedals and climbs as wells as my 2015 Spitty when seated.
    (seatangle ist easily noticable)
    If I lived in a region with long fireroad climbs and continuously and long descending trails, the Rune would be all I need.

    But we got a lot of funny, but rather flat trails here. And itīs always a little climbing in between to connect trail sections.
    When pedaling in attack position on the trails or coming of berms, I prefer the spitty. Itīs easier to bring up to speed, when the trails lack gradient.
    Iīve ridden both my Banshees on my hometrails. And the Spitty simply gives me more thrill.


    I got the Rune, because I wanted the feel of the Spitty to be transferred to my bikepark visits.
    I owned a Kona Operator, but lately had more fun pushing the Spitty in the bikeparks.
    I like to feel the terrain and to work hard going fast.

    I was indecided between the Darkside and Rune, but with the 2016 Rune being longer, slacker and with a 27.5 bb, I decided for the Rune.
    Itīs the same familiar feeling as the Spitty, but at the same time it feels quite a lot more capable and more high speed stable.
    Which is not only from 20mm more travel front/rear, but the burly 26 wheels, the slack headangle (170mm Mattoc makes for 63.5°) and the low bottom bracket.

    Spitty and Rune feel similar and I donīt need to adjust when changing from one to another, but at the same time both got their own range where they really shine, at least for me.
    And Iīd built those two bikes in the same way anytime again.

    Iīm not missing my Operator, nor am I regretting not to have bought the darkside (though I wouldnīt mind owning one, nor would I mind owning a Prime as well...but donīt tell my wife....).
  • 06-18-2016
    dansmac
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobtailoner View Post
    Some updates for my runey
    Kindshock lev integra, specialized sip grips, Continental Baron Projekt/ trailking

    I've got Trail Kings on my XL 16 Rune..

    How does the Trail King & Baron Projekt compare?

    I've ordered some Baron 2.4 Projekts...

    Which is bigger?

    I was going to leave a Trail King up front and Baron out back?

    cheers...
  • 06-22-2016
    Junersun




    Stealth linkage mud guard turned out pretty well. Can't tell its there unless you look close.
  • 06-22-2016
    BansheeRune
    Nicely played, Junersun. :thumbsup:
  • 06-23-2016
    Bonski
    4 Attachment(s)
    Hi! here's my build =)
    Frame Banshee Bikes Rune V2 Rear Shock Cane Creek Double barrel air cs Fork RockShox Pike Solo Air RCT3 Headset Cane Creek Handlebar Easton Havoc Carbon Handlebar Stem Easton Havoc Stem Grips ODI Troy Lee Designs Lock On Grip Brakes Shimano Saint M820 Brake Levers Shimano Saint M820 Shifters Shimano XT Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Shadow+ Chainguide MRP Cranks SRAM XO1 DH Chainrings / Sprocket SRAM Bottom Bracket SRAM Chain KMC X10 SL DLC Black Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Cassette Pedals Shimano Shimano Saint Front Rim Industry Nine Torch Enduro 26 Rear Rim Industry Nine Torch Enduro 26 Hubs Industry Nine Torch Enduro Front Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Rear Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Saddle Chromag Trailmaster Seatpost Thomson Elite Dropper
  • 07-04-2016
    I_AM
    Anyone go from 27.5 wheels back to 26?
  • 07-04-2016
    ScottieM8
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by I_AM View Post
    Anyone go from 27.5 wheels back to 26?

    I did. Wanted to put back my 26 wheels for Angelfire. My park bike fork is 20mm and so is my 26 front wheel. Plus I have a few tires left over so why not use them. Really don't notice a difference between the two sizes.
  • 07-25-2016
    samty
    @Junersun What did you use to make this guard out of? Awesome idea!
  • 07-25-2016
    Junersun
    I just went down to my local plastic supplier and got something easily form able.
  • 07-27-2016
    FM
    1 Attachment(s)
    Good times up in Whistler!
  • 07-27-2016
    Junersun
    I'm digging the blue!
  • 08-11-2016
    Tmh
    Current trail riding setup:
  • 08-11-2016
    ryan_daugherty
    2 Attachment(s)
    V2 updated from 26 to 27
    Before: 26" 31lbs 6oz
    Attachment 1087477


    Now 27.5" slightly heavier
    Attachment 1087476

    I have had the bike since it came out. Just recently switched to bigger wheels. I like it on all accounts.

    Here is all that has changed since I originally built the bike
    1. 36 to Pike RCT3 Dual Position
    2. i9 Enduro to Easton wheels Heist 27
    3. CCDBA to CCDBAcs
    4. HT flats MEO1 to XT Trail to HT T1 Enduro pedal (not pictured)
    5. 31.8 785mmSixC bar to 35 800mm Chromag BZA, tad more rise too
    6. 40mm Chromag Ranger stem to 50mm Raceface Atlas stem
    7. 32t ring to 28t ring
    8. added MRP AMG V2 guide
    9. Nobby Nic to Magic Mary front and DHR2 rear
    10. XO Trail Brakes to Guides RSC
    11. Same grips different color
    12. Red to black crank boots because matching (not pictured)
  • 08-11-2016
    samty
    Sounds like you changed a lot at once. Any apples to apples comparisons on 26" vs 27.5", or was it a full swapout before you rode again? Looks sick by the way!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty View Post
    Before: 26" 31lbs 6oz
    Attachment 1087477


    Now 27.5" slightly heavier
    Attachment 1087476

    I have had the bike since it came out. Just recently switched to bigger wheels. I like it on all accounts.

    Here is all that has changed since I originally built the bike
    1. 36 to Pike RCT3 Dual Position
    2. i9 Enduro to Easton wheels Heist 27
    3. CCDBA to CCDBAcs
    4. HT flats MEO1 to XT Trail to HT T1 Enduro pedal (not pictured)
    5. 31.8 785mmSixC bar to 35 800mm Chromag BZA, tad more rise too
    6. 40mm Chromag Ranger stem to 50mm Raceface Atlas stem
    7. 32t ring to 28t ring
    8. added MRP AMG V2 guide
    9. Nobby Nic to Magic Mary front and DHR2 rear
    10. XO Trail Brakes to Guides RSC
    11. Same grips different color
    12. Red to black crank boots because matching (not pictured)

  • 08-21-2016
    naslime
    Where did you guys get your Runes from? Any suggestions for an online store that ships to Singapore? I'm looking for a black size S. Thanks guys
  • 08-21-2016
    tonik666
    I have just checked that for my Reverb 125 today and ithe distance between rails and bottom of the collar is 19cm.

    Could anyone be so kind and measure the maximum seatpost insertion into the seat tube of a large rune?

    I am considering the 175mm Fall line, which in my case would require approx. 23cm of the post to be in the seat tube, and not sure if that much would fit.
  • 08-22-2016
    builttoride
    The large rune should easily fit 23cm of post insertion with room to spare.
  • 08-22-2016
    tonik666
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    The large rune should easily fit 23cm of post insertion with room to spare.

    Thanks for the answer Keith!
  • 08-22-2016
    Vadim0791
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by naslime View Post
    Where did you guys get your Runes from? Any suggestions for an online store that ships to Singapore? I'm looking for a black size S. Thanks guys

    Contact this guy:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/member.php?u=771190
    or at the Pinkbike
    dirtmerchantbicycles on Pinkbike
    His name is Ethan, owner of Dirt Merchant Bicycles bike shop . Official for Banshee and Knolly.
    I been working in Malaysia from 2013 up to May this year and I got from him Banshee Phantom frame with monarch XX and MRP fork, Knolly Warden frame with CCDB inline and Pike fork. Recently,already been in Russia, got from him MRP Raze shock for my wife's CB Riot.
    Even with custom fees banshee frame from Ethan came cheaper,then Fakawi Tribe, official distributor banshee for Malaysia offered me.
    Highly recommend.
  • 08-22-2016
    naslime
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vadim0791 View Post
    Contact this guy:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/member.php?u=771190
    or at the Pinkbike
    dirtmerchantbicycles on Pinkbike
    His name is Ethan, owner of Dirt Merchant Bicycles bike shop . Official for Banshee and Knolly.
    I been working in Malaysia from 2013 up to May this year and I got from him Banshee Phantom frame with monarch XX and MRP fork, Knolly Warden frame with CCDB inline and Pike fork. Recently,already been in Russia, got from him MRP Raze shock for my wife's CB Riot.
    Even with custom fees banshee frame from Ethan came cheaper,then Fakawi Tribe, official distributor banshee for Malaysia offered me.
    Highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your help man! I will contact Ethan soon. Hope I won't get much import tax as well.
  • 08-22-2016
    Vadim0791
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by naslime View Post
    Thank you so much for your help man! I will contact Ethan soon. Hope I won't get much import tax as well.

    For sure you will get tax way less then in Malaysia.
    My malaysian friend been ordering evil wreckoning and the following via singapoure relatives.He said two times plus less tax.;)
  • 08-23-2016
    MindPatterns
    I need some advice:

    My CCDB Air CS suffers from the stuck down syndrom - negative air chamber wont let the air back into the positive chamber and the shock is completely sacked for a few minutes.
    The shock was serviced, but a month later the same happens. I've neber had these problems with my Runes before and I'm wondering if a slightly miss-aligned rear could cause this issues?

    My shock distributor offered me to rebuild the shock into the coil version (didnt even know this was possible :) ) for free which sounds very tempting, but I'm afraid a coil shock will not play so nice with the Rune (2016 btw).

    Do you guys have any suggestions? I need a shock I can rely on. The feeling of a bike that hangs completely slacked out after compressing from a bigger drop sucks a**...
  • 08-23-2016
    bikeboardorblade
    Banshee Rune V2 Build Thread
    Call Avalanche and see what Craig can do for something coil. I have the DHX2 on another bike and love it, but if I could do it over I'd have Craig build me something.
  • 08-23-2016
    dirtrider76
    I would think it would be easy to tell if the rear wasn't aligned correctly just by tightening one end of the shock and seeing if its off center at the other end.
  • 08-23-2016
    ScottieM8
    I'm wondering if they didn't do a complete rebuild on the shock. Same thing happen to my buddy's DBAir and the shop sent it out for a complete tear down and he has no issues since. BTW the shock wasn't on a Rune.
  • 08-23-2016
    Lithified
    Are you in the US? Who did the work on it? If not the factory then that may be part of the problem. Send it directly to the Cane Creek shop in Fletcher, NC. They've taken care of me on a number of occasions. Great CS in my experience.

    As to the coil I thought there was a lot of buzz abt coils and KS playing really well together? I'm pretty darn happy on my air but wow I want to try a coil CS on my Spitty.
  • 08-23-2016
    wakk
    1 Attachment(s)
    Rune V2 Build
    Just changed from 26 to 650b along with a new fork and drivechain, feels like an all new bike! I was pretty sceptical about the difference changing wheel size would make, but have been impressed by the better rollover that the bigger wheels give, and has not lost any of the fun in my opinion... Changed from 26 to 650b, 160fork (pike) to 170 lyrik, 10spd with 42extender to xt11 speed, 125mm post to 150mm...

    loving the increase in wheelbase, feels awesome at speed, and even more confidence inspiring.... it is the perfect bike for where I live, (Whistler)...

    Frame: 2016 Rune v2 Lrg,
    Fork: 170mm Lyrik rct3
    Wheels: Light bicycle Carbon on Dt 240's
    Drivechain: 2016 11spd XT
    Brakes: Avid Codes
    Tires: Minion Dhf
    Bars: Raceface Sixc carbon
    Stem Easton haven 35mm
    Seatpost: Fox Transfer 150mm
    Saddle : Cromag

    :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:Attachment 1089822
  • 08-23-2016
    wakk
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 08-24-2016
    MindPatterns
    Thanks for all the replies so far guys.
    Regarding the misaligned rear - I don't think this is the case, since I'd assume the bushings of the shock would show much more wear than what's the case right now. Also, the flex of the rear puts stress into the damper anyway, so I'd say if there's something misaligned you'd have to see it with your eyes right away.
    The shock went to the german distributor of Cane Creek. They changed the seals and did sent it back, so that's that. Bummer. I know the DB Air can be a sensitive a** at times (owned 4 Banshees with 4 different DB Airs, none of them lasted more than 6 months before it had to go to service) but it shows hands down the best performance when it's working correctly.
    Here's my plan so far: Getting the Rock Shox Monarch as a replacement shock (sucks to be without the Rune for several weeks) and for trail riding; rebuilding the DB Air into the coil version for stunts without regrets (hopefully). Still looking for reviews how the coil version works, though. @builttoride, any recommendations?

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lithified View Post
    Are you in the US? Who did the work on it? If not the factory then that may be part of the problem. Send it directly to the Cane Creek shop in Fletcher, NC. They've taken care of me on a number of occasions. Great CS in my experience.

    As to the coil I thought there was a lot of buzz abt coils and KS playing really well together? I'm pretty darn happy on my air but wow I want to try a coil CS on my Spitty.

  • 08-31-2016
    ss36x18
    Thanks for that!
  • 08-31-2016
    shoshy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lithified View Post
    As to the coil I thought there was a lot of buzz abt coils and KS playing really well together?

    Really depends on how you ride. If you are aggressive, you definitely need some bottom out resistance, because suspension curve is pretty much linear (i'm talking about Rune. I guess Darkside and Legend are quite a bit more progressive).
    I rode RS Kage for a while, and hated how easily i bottomed out with 30% sag. Now, I'm on Fox RC4, same spring rate and it rides damn fine.
  • 09-01-2016
    Boom King
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shoshy View Post
    Really depends on how you ride. If you are aggressive, you definitely need some bottom out resistance, because suspension curve is pretty much linear (i'm talking about Rune. I guess Darkside and Legend are quite a bit more progressive).
    I rode RS Kage for a while, and hated how easily i bottomed out with 30% sag. Now, I'm on Fox RC4, same spring rate and it rides damn fine.

    I'm running an RC4 on my Rune and it's the shizz! I know three other guys with the same setup and they all feel the same way.
  • 09-01-2016
    Junersun
    Anyone have the e13 cassette? Any troubles with the 9 tooth on our Rune? My XO cassette is about done and I'm on the hunt for a new cassette.


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  • 09-01-2016
    Junersun
    Sorry another question... If the chainstay difference between the 26 and 27.5 drop out is 10 cm... I can technically move my wheel in 10 cm to see if it fits in the 26 drop out? Am I missing something with this?


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  • 09-01-2016
    Boom King
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    Sorry another question... If the chainstay difference between the 26 and 27.5 drop out is 10 cm... I can technically move my wheel in 10 cm to see if it fits in the 26 drop out? Am I missing something with this?


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    10mm and you could but it will be difficult to get the exact position right. I ran a 27.5 x 2.4 Hans Dampf in my 26" dropouts. Could only use the slack position though, couldn't get clearance in neutral or steep.
  • 09-01-2016
    freyrida
    New banshees out at Eurobike. Apparently they shaved off 1 lbs. with the use of hydroforming...


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  • 09-17-2016
    Junersun
    Thanks for the feedback guys. I got the 26 drop out and I am currently running 2.25 Hans dampf but I think this is all I can fit due to my rim being a little wide to begin with (arc 30). Feels awesome with that shorter chainstay though!

    Another question. I'm currently running 170 mm fork and according to my phone app, I'm rocking a 63 degree HA! Holy DH... I wonder if 160 would do me better... a little more balanced, a little lower BB... thoughts? Or will it make minimal difference and I should just run it chopper style...



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  • 09-18-2016
    Recycling
    Getting ready to go from 26 to 27.5 on my spitty.
    Are there any issues with running my 2x9 on the newer hubs?
    I don't want any surprises.

    Just realized its not the spitfire thread.
    Will I have any issues with my 9 speed cassette on any "new" hub?
  • 09-18-2016
    Junersun
    Just make sure it not the xd driver and you'll be fine


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  • 09-18-2016
    Lock_down
    ignore this I forgot to quote him
  • 09-18-2016
    Lock_down
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by graypaw View Post
    And here is mine, still with 26 wheels and low setup. 14,7 Kg / 32 lb 6.5 oz

    Frame Banshee Bikes Rune v2 Stealth
    Rear Shock Cane Creek DBair CS XV
    Fork Rock Shox Lyrik Coil X-Firm Fast Compressor
    Headset Cane Creek 10 Series
    Handlebar Chromag BZA 35mm
    Stem Sixpack 35 mm
    Grips ODI Rogue Lock-On
    Brakes Hope Tech 3 V4 Braided Hose
    Brake Levers Hope Tech 3 V4 Braided Hose
    Shifters SRAM XO 10 speed
    Rear Derailleur SRAM x9 type 2
    Chainguide Superstar Components
    Cranks SRAM GX 1400 32t oneUP Oval
    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Ceramic
    Chain KMC X10SL DLC 10 Speed Chain
    Cassette SRAM PG-1070 11-42 OneUP 42t
    Pedals Superstar Nano-X ti
    Wheels Hope Pro II Evo + Mavic EN 821
    Front Tire Maxxis Highroller II 3C MaxxTerra
    Rear Tire Maxxis TomaHawk 3C MaxxTerra
    Saddle Bontrager Kovee
    Seatpost RockShox reverb 125mm
    Seatpost Clamp Chromag

    Banshee rune v2 NightHawk - graypaw's Bike Check - Vital MTB

    Attachment 1071240

    How are you liking the ONE UP Oval?
  • 09-18-2016
    Junersun
    I have the wolf tooth oval and they have been awesome! You can really feel the difference when your off the saddle smashing.


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  • 09-18-2016
    Lock_down
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    I have the wolf tooth oval and they have been awesome! You can really feel the difference when your off the saddle smashing.


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    Junersun you have cost me more money than anyone else on this forum!! lol ;) I guess I will have to get one now. Do you run a 32t or 34t? I will go with the one up as I have all there stuff already.

    OH OH I got my Amp built too! its on Banshee's and Dirt Merchants Bicycles Facebook pages ;)
  • 09-18-2016
    Junersun
    I'm on 30t for where I ride. I climb so I can ride down ;-)

    When I get my next cassette I may opt to go 32t.

    Haha I only answer your questions. Enjoying the rune? My recent project has my 26 inch drop outs with 27.5 wheels. Game changer!


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  • 09-18-2016
    Lock_down
    Yes I enjoy it!

    OH OH I got my Amp built too! its on Banshee's and Dirt Merchants Bicycles Facebook pages

    https://www.facebook.com/BansheeBikes/

    https://www.facebook.com/dirtmerchantbicycles/

    See what you think?
  • 09-18-2016
    Junersun
    It only takes me to the home page. Is yours the blue decal with the 36?


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  • 09-18-2016
    Lock_down
    Yes!
  • 09-18-2016
    Junersun
    That's pretty dialed bike! If I dirt jumped I would build exactly that. Congrats!


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  • 09-20-2016
    Junersun
    Can you guys go and measure your BB height for me. With 27.5 wheels, DHF/Hans dampf tires I get 13.75... almost 350 mm! Seems a bit high. Not sure how you get to 13.3 as advertised


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  • 09-21-2016
    Boom King
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    Can you guys go and measure your BB height for me. With 27.5 wheels, DHF/Hans dampf tires I get 13.75... almost 350 mm! Seems a bit high. Not sure how you get to 13.3 as advertised


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    Where are you measuring to?
  • 09-21-2016
    Junersun
    Center of BB to the ground.


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  • 09-21-2016
    dirtrider76
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    Can you guys go and measure your BB height for me. With 27.5 wheels, DHF/Hans dampf tires I get 13.75... almost 350 mm! Seems a bit high. Not sure how you get to 13.3 as advertised


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    My 2013 is 14" center of BB to the ground. 27.5 in slack mode and 160mm 26" Fox 36 also has a Magic Mary SG in front and a Aggressor DD in back.
  • 09-25-2016
    freyrida
    I think this is the only disadvantage converting a Rune from 26" to 650b - the BB is rising!

    I have a quick question: i have a SHIMANO XTR SM-BB93 bottom bracket installed, running a 1x10 setup. As we have a 73mm BB here, do i run ONE spacer on the drivetrain side? I only researched info for running one when using a 2x setup in front... thanx!
  • 09-25-2016
    mantra
    Yes... always one spacer for 73mm.
  • 09-25-2016
    freyrida
    Thanks. As i disassembled the Cranks today i found i did put that spacer there, it was too dirty to See :D
  • 09-25-2016
    Lock_down
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vadim0791 View Post
    Contact this guy:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/member.php?u=771190
    or at the Pinkbike
    dirtmerchantbicycles on Pinkbike
    His name is Ethan, owner of Dirt Merchant Bicycles bike shop . Official for Banshee and Knolly.
    I been working in Malaysia from 2013 up to May this year and I got from him Banshee Phantom frame with monarch XX and MRP fork, Knolly Warden frame with CCDB inline and Pike fork. Recently,already been in Russia, got from him MRP Raze shock for my wife's CB Riot.
    Even with custom fees banshee frame from Ethan came cheaper,then Fakawi Tribe, official distributor banshee for Malaysia offered me.
    Highly recommend.

    I Approve this message I bought my AMP from Ethan!! I already had my Rune before I found him.
  • 09-29-2016
    Lithified
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lock_down View Post
    I Approve this message I bought my AMP from Ethan!! I already had my Rune before I found him.

    +1 for Ethan/Dirt Merchant, bought my Spit frame from him 1.5yrs ago and already in contact with him regarding a '17 frame this year. A standup dude!
  • 10-07-2016
    haristheodoropoulos
    Hi guys. I own a 2014 banshee rune with CCDB and is time to go for the 2017 model.My dealer told me that for 2017 there is only the monarch plus option for a rear shock. Has anyone tried the rune with both monarch and ccdb shocks? Any big differences or issues with the monarch? I am thinking of keeping the CCDB and putting it in th new frame and to give away the monarch.
  • 10-07-2016
    tonik666
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by haristheodoropoulos View Post
    My dealer told me that for 2017 there is only the monarch plus option for a rear shock.

    The choice of shock is supposedly done by the dealer. From Banshee, CCDB is available too. (e.g. my dealer sells only CCDB Runes).
  • 10-07-2016
    haristheodoropoulos
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tonik666 View Post
    The choice of shock is supposedly done by the dealer. From Banshee, CCDB is available too. (e.g. my dealer sells only CCDB Runes).

    Lucky you.Eather way i have to choose between the new frame with the monarch or the new frame with my old ccdb
  • 10-07-2016
    Junersun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by haristheodoropoulos View Post
    Lucky you.Eather way i have to choose between the new frame with the monarch or the new frame with my old ccdb

    Keith mentions there's minimal changes to the kinematics and the new frame really shed some serious weight.

    My buddy bought his rune with a monarch only to switch it out to a ccdb. I think it depends on what kind of riding you do but most people looking or riding a rune isn't doing xc stuff so I'd opt for a ccdb recommendation.


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  • 10-11-2016
    graypaw
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lock_down View Post
    How are you liking the ONE UP Oval?

    Yes, enough. The 32t oval with a modified 10v CS 11-42 teeth works well (I needed some time to adapt) because the great pedaling properties of the rune. But I think is a better option, with the same oval, a 11v 11-46 CS for climbing effortless (if that is possible)

    regards,
    Pawnee
  • 10-19-2016
    kev.1n
    I'm very interested in trying to run the 26inch dropouts with 27.5 wheels. I quickly tried the combination with a 2.35 Schwalbe hans dampf and the side knobs rub on the frame, even in the slackest/longest setting so that's a no go. I'm about to switch to a maxxis aggressor 2.3 in the rear so I'm hoping it will fit since it's a narrower tire.

    Has anyone else had luck running the 650b wheels in the 26 inch dropouts? Is it even worth doing so?
  • 10-19-2016
    Junersun
    I was doing that for the summer season. Now that it's winter time and I'm getting muck on the tires ive switched back.

    I've only got a schwalbe HD 2.25 installed and that worked really well. The short chainstay is awesome!


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  • 10-20-2016
    dirtrider76
    I don't remember if the aggressor cleared. Junersun do you still have the PM's when I checked for you? I don't have one mounted anymore.
  • 10-20-2016
    Junersun
    Direct copy/paste from dirt rider when he helped me

    I just tossed my 26" drop outs on quick. Both my Aggressor DD and my 2.25 Hans dampf clear but are close there. That bracket could have been pushed away jus a bit there would be so much more clearance there. I know I remember also running a Mavic Roam in those drop outs. I got a 2 week check up on my shoulder and after that I'm heading out of town for 2 days. I have a few tires I can try if you need me to then. I have to eventually remove the Aggressor anyways cause the sidewalls trashed.

    I'm in Eastern Pa, most of our riding is rocky tech, flow trails and loamy woods. A few places are muddy but typically we just got places that drain well then.


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  • 10-25-2016
    ifcho
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    Thought I should post my current build, as I am planning some upgrades over the winter.

    Frame is 2014 Banshee Rune V2 Large in Raw color. Running it at the slackest setting currently. I like the handling, but I get too much pedal strikes, so I might switch back to neutral. I am using it mainly for Enduro events, but also do some adventure rides on it, and even though its a bit heavy and with tires that are dragging it backwards, it still climbs well. I even entered a few XC events with it. I was even able to get to first place on one of them, but it had a downhill section at the beginning. Afterwards, I was quickly left behind :)

    I got the 27.5 dropouts, and I am planning a conversion to 27.5 with a new fork (I'm hoping for the new Lyrik(

    Anyways, the current build is:

    Rear Shock: Fox Float X
    Fork: Fox 34 Factory Kashima Talas CTD-Adjust
    Handlebar: Spank Spike
    Stem: Easton Havoc 55mm /Spank Spike 35mm
    Grips: Specialized Enduro XL
    Brakes: Shimano XT with SuperStar pads
    Shifters: Shimano SLX
    Rear Der: Shimano Zee
    Chainguide MRP
    Cranks Shimano XT
    Chain Connex Black Edition 10sp
    Cassette Shimano XT 11-36 + 40t extender
    Pedals Superstar Delta Magnesium Evo
    Wheels Pacenti DL31 on SuperStart Switch hubs
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Magic Marry 26" 2.35
    Saddle SDG Curcuit
    Seatpost RockShox reverb 125mm

    I am 180cm and found the 35mm Spank stem too short on the Banshee. 50mm Easton Havoc is perfect for me.

    My pics really aren't the best I could do, but that's what I have available now

    Attachment 1101930
    Attachment 1101929

    And one action shot:
    Attachment 1101984
  • 10-25-2016
    Junersun
    Nice! I'm about your height. I'm at 780 mm handlebar and experimenting with a 40 mm stem. I was on a 50 which was fine as well.

    Due to the x2 recall I have slapped on a DVO jade until it's resolved but I am reminded of how awesome a coil shock is so I may stick with it for a while! With a fox SLS spring I'm only .4 lbs heavier.


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  • 10-26-2016
    ryanmj
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    Nice! I'm about your height. I'm at 780 mm handlebar and experimenting with a 40 mm stem. I was on a 50 which was fine as well.

    Due to the x2 recall I have slapped on a DVO jade until it's resolved but I am reminded of how awesome a coil shock is so I may stick with it for a while! With a fox SLS spring I'm only .4 lbs heavier.


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    Im on a jade as well, I have a ccdb air cs that fits but haven't tried it. Think I should give it a whirl?
  • 10-26-2016
    Junersun
    My buddy is running a db air on his rune. He loves it. Prior to the X2 being unsafe, it was my favorite shock I've ever ridden. Similar technology so I would imagine you would enjoy it too.

    Nothing can beat the sensitivity of a true coil shock though ;-).


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  • 10-27-2016
    drapeado
    Hi fellas
    I m riding a 2007 nomad at the moment, it s old but it doesn t do anything seriously wrong...
    Anyway, i am considering a v2 rune with a monarch debonair and swap my current parts and wheels. The nomad would stay for my 13 years old son.
    Being a modern and agressive bike i am aware that it will be great going down, my worries are the weight and climbing ability. I have to climb some very steep stuff to get to the fun part. I have read some posts here complaining about the total bike weight, and it makes me think twice before i get it. Is it really that bad? I m a poor climber, but i pedal everything on my current v1 nomad with 1x10, 32 -11x36.

    I had a banshee a long time ago, want another badly!!!!

    Any thoughts apreciatted.

    Sorry for the english
  • 10-27-2016
    Boom King
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drapeado View Post
    Hi fellas
    I m riding a 2007 nomad at the moment, it s old but it doesn t do anything seriously wrong...
    Anyway, i am considering a v2 rune with a monarch debonair and swap my current parts and wheels. The nomad would stay for my 13 years old son.
    Being a modern and agressive bike i am aware that it will be great going down, my worries are the weight and climbing ability. I have to climb some very steep stuff to get to the fun part. I have read some posts here complaining about the total bike weight, and it makes me think twice before i get it. Is it really that bad? I m a poor climber, but i pedal everything on my current v1 nomad with 1x10, 32 -11x36.

    I had a banshee a long time ago, want another badly!!!!

    Any thoughts apreciatted.

    Sorry for the english

    I ride one and I have no issue with climbing. I'm pretty much the same as you, poor climber, only going up so I can come back down the fun stuff. They aren't light but neither are they really heavy and they are strong.

    Maybe a Spitfire if you want slightly better climbing. They are extremely capable on the down as well for 140mm rear travel.
  • 10-29-2016
    drapeado
    Thx boom
    I have found a nice write up from "hell belly", and just realized that its a modern "alu nomad", the minor diferences on bb height and total weight dont matter to me, also the price is very tempting and a lot cheaper than a new nomad, so i have send to hell all these silly worries, and bought the frame. Can t wait to swap parts and ride a banshee again! I ll post a pic of it later on

    Thx to hellbelly, his review really helped me to decide the purchase
  • 10-29-2016
    Boom King
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drapeado View Post
    Thx boom
    I have found a nice write up from "hell belly", and just realized that its a modern "alu nomad", the minor diferences on bb height and total weight dont matter to me, also the price is very tempting and a lot cheaper than a new nomad, so i have send to hell all these silly worries, and bought the frame. Can t wait to swap parts and ride a banshee again! I ll post a pic of it later on

    Thx to hellbelly, his review really helped me to decide the purchase

    So Rune or Spitty?
  • 10-29-2016
    HELLBELLY
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drapeado View Post
    Thx boom
    I have found a nice write up from "hell belly", and just realized that its a modern "alu nomad", the minor diferences on bb height and total weight dont matter to me, also the price is very tempting and a lot cheaper than a new nomad, so i have send to hell all these silly worries, and bought the frame. Can t wait to swap parts and ride a banshee again! I ll post a pic of it later on

    Thx to hellbelly, his review really helped me to decide the purchase

    Excellent! I still love mine 2.5 years later. Just had my fork (Pike SA) rebuilt and it's riding great.

    BTW, I demo bikes often. Every bike company comes through our area (ATL metro) usually at least a couple times a year and the local shops put on their own demos too. To date, NOTHING has out ridden my Rune back to back on any trail at any of these demos. There have been some close ones in certain aspects: Climbing- Ibis HD, Pivot Mach 6; Descending: Giant Reign, SC Nomad and the closest all around were the SC Hightower plus and the Evil Insurgent. The last two however weren't enough to make me want to pull out my credit card bend over though.
    :eekster:

    I mentioned in a new post that a regional (not really local as it's an hour and a half away for me) shop Blue Mountain Bikes has t-shirts if you are wanting to show off your stoke...

    Attachment 1102481

    :thumbsup: :devil:
  • 11-01-2016
    windv
    I am happy to finally get my hands on banshee and building a xl frame at the moment:)
    The shock from my last bike is 222x69 and I am considering using it to try if it works. Has anyone tried that? What if I use offset bushings? I will ride the bike with 180mm fork.
    Thanks.
  • 11-01-2016
    drapeado
    2 Attachment(s)
    And the frame is here, can t tell you how excited i am !!!

    Attachment 1103199

    Nice tshirt Hellbelly, but i have this "old " banshee jersey to wear while i ride

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  • 11-03-2016
    drapeado
    1 Attachment(s)
    Almost ready

    For now i m just drooooling

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  • 11-03-2016
    Junersun
    Looks good! Bombproof parts. Welcome to the rune fam.


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  • 11-06-2016
    shiremux
    Hello everyone, what size of rune v2 would u reccomend for a guy 186cm tall with long arms and legs? Currently i own orbea rallon with 447 reach and even with 60mm stem its short. Large banshee seems to be just slightly bigger, considering XL more at the moment. Suggestions?
  • 11-06-2016
    Junersun
    I am 177 with proportional arms and I ride a large with a 40 mm stem.

    I bet you would really fit well on a large with a 60 mm stem. Or you could try a xl and try to fit a 40 mm stem. I love the short stem feel though so if it were me I'd try the xl with 40mm


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  • 11-09-2016
    windv
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiremux View Post
    Hello everyone, what size of rune v2 would u reccomend for a guy 186cm tall with long arms and legs? Currently i own orbea rallon with 447 reach and even with 60mm stem its short. Large banshee seems to be just slightly bigger, considering XL more at the moment. Suggestions?

    I am 185cm tall and have 2014 XL. It feel just fine, even with 60mm stem, but will be riding it with 40mm soon. I think you would feel great on a xl frame.
  • 11-09-2016
    windv
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    Attachment 1104571Attachment 1104570

    That's my XL rune with 222x70mm shock, rocking something like 178mm of rear travel. BB is 344mm high. It feels great. I am running the vivid with ~35% sag. The rear triangle doesn't touch the seat tube when bottomed out. it's 14,9kg with the synthace W40 26" rims(150x12 rear axle and 20mm front) and fox van 36 180mm fork. guide brakes and 1x10 shimano drivetrain.

    will try fox float ctd 216 later on to see how both configurations compare...

    Removed the original paint and will be anodizing it soon in black, and than spraying some details with paint. Can't wait to see it ready:)