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    What headset for a straight 1 1/8 steerer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudpuppy View Post
    What headset for a straight 1 1/8 steerer?
    ZS44 top/ZS56 lower with a 30mm crown race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    ZS44 top/ZS56 lower with a 30mm crown race.
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    I just have to say how much this bike rocks!!! So far I have ridden it at our local freeride and jump trail to a 35 mile, 5500 feet ride, and it has handled everything. When pointed DH its way faster than the V1 to the point where i scared myself a little as I wasn't expecting it

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    These new Runes are really making me envious. They're all looking really really good!

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    starting my build tonight...
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    Sorry, posting one more time. My first round of pix didn't turn out so well. I like this one:


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    That's a sweet picture!!

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    Finished the build today. First ride tomorrow. Quick spin round the house and I instantly noticed waaaay less pedal bob. Size wise the large feels great, I always felt too cramped on my V1 Medium. I'll throw on a 50mm stem, 2012 XT brakes and a lighter wheelset and it should be perfect. The raw metal under clearcoat looks amazing in the daylight and the whole frame right down to the pivot axles is on a new level of finesse compared to the V1. Big thanks to Keith@Banshee and Zac@Trident for helping sort me out.
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    Hi guys!!

    Wow, nearly 25 pages of runes thoughts!!! Really Like it!!! So after 2 months using the bike and handle it in any possible conditions (Including bikepark session)... I have to say... THIS IS THE BIKE!!!

    BRUTAL....

    I want to show yours my Rune with 2 different builds.

    1. DH Configuration ( I have the vivid coil waiting for a K9 spring so.. figure out the bike with the coil... see the slack angles and how the bike appears.... it´s a killer bike! ) (About 16 kilos)

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    2. Enduro configuration... 14,2 kilos Simply the perfect enduro bike!!

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    Thanks keith for design a bike for the hard bikers
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    Hello AdrianoMTB,

    I see you are not using a front derailleur here? Why do you do that? Is the single 36 ring enough? I'd appreciate advice on that, because most of the riders here in Russia say you need a front derailleur on a mid-travel bike, whereas one American guy I know who's been riding for all his life says it's only required when "climbing trees".

    I'd also appreciate it if you shared your experience wrt installing the LG1+ guide in combination with the XT triple crankset. Do the small ring tabs get in the way of the chain guide backplate? Did you have to grind them off?

    Also, how are the XT cranks holding up in downhill? Any chance to break them?

    Other than that, I have to say you guys must be crazy professional. I see lots of CCDB's and even some BOS shocks in this thread, that's crazy expensive, there must be some real reason to spend that much on professional hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaWiseNuthatch View Post
    Hello AdrianoMTB,

    I see you are not using a front derailleur here? Why do you do that? Is the single 36 ring enough? I'd appreciate advice on that, because most of the riders here in Russia say you need a front derailleur on a mid-travel bike, whereas one American guy I know who's been riding for all his life says it's only required when "climbing trees".
    I find a 2 tooth smaller chainring to largest rear cog is enough for me. I'm running 34T front 11-36 back. When I'm fit I've found 36T front 11-36 back enough. Riding the same trails, my friend uses 2x front with 11-36, he wouldn't consider a single front. So it depends what you like/fitness/style.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaWiseNuthatch View Post
    Other than that, I have to say you guys must be crazy professional. I see lots of CCDB's and even some BOS shocks in this thread, that's crazy expensive, there must be some real reason to spend that much on professional hardware.
    It seems from this thread there are lots of enthusiasts who have chosen the frame/gear becuase it's fun. My situation is after 20+ years of mtb'ing it's a luxury to have stuff like the CCDB and this frame, it's replacing 2 bikes, and it's fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaWiseNuthatch View Post
    Hello AdrianoMTB,

    I see you are not using a front derailleur here? Why do you do that? Is the single 36 ring enough? I'd appreciate advice on that, because most of the riders here in Russia say you need a front derailleur on a mid-travel bike, whereas one American guy I know who's been riding for all his life says it's only required when "climbing trees".

    I'd also appreciate it if you shared your experience wrt installing the LG1+ guide in combination with the XT triple crankset. Do the small ring tabs get in the way of the chain guide backplate? Did you have to grind them off?

    Also, how are the XT cranks holding up in downhill? Any chance to break them?

    Other than that, I have to say you guys must be crazy professional. I see lots of CCDB's and even some BOS shocks in this thread, that's crazy expensive, there must be some real reason to spend that much on professional hardware.
    Hello DaWiseNuthatch (good nick )

    I´m not using a front dérailleur in the Rune cause my local trails and the ways where I use to go up with the bike (mostly of them are wide semi roads) are not very technical in the uphill.. just go with good cadence and good fitness level. Obviously it´s not my first time with 1 ring in the front.. so my body is habituate to run with this kind gear.

    Anyway the most important thing is how your fitness level are, so it´s depend on your capacity to maintain this kind of gears, in my case until now I´m able to move that gears but I use to train 4 days a week plus the weekend route... probably the day I expend only 1 or 2 days with the bike I will build 2 rings again or the SRAM XX1

    My combination in the bike is 11-36 in the rear and a 30t in front. not complex and specially physical.

    The combination with the e-thirrteen LG1 and the 30T ring are awesome, no issues and the chain line is fine so, good.

    In the downhill the cranks performance are perfect to be honest, no issues, no scare about brake it.. just fine again

    About the thread of shocks like the CCDB´s or BOS or something like that.. I do not know the case of our partners but in my case I had a Ibis mojo hd later and a DH bike so I decided to reduced them in only 1.. the Rune... so it´s perfect, that´s why most people of this forum have this amazing builds on their Runes.

    Cheers!

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    BOOM. Its been a long time in the works:


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    Those who ordered a CCDBa, did you have to order a special tune shock for the Rune?

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    You can find the base tune here: Cane Creek DBAIR Suspension Base Tunes

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    Those who ordered a CCDBa, did you have to order a special tune shock for the Rune?
    Kieth posted this earlier. Notice he recommends one large volume spacer.

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    Any more info on the internal spacers? I ask because the frame warrantys are only available from Trident with the Fox Float or no shock, so if I wanted to buy a CCDB air and get the HV can just wondering what internal spacers i would need.

    Rune spec for the DBair is Xvol can with 1 large volume spacer. Base settings are as follows:

    LSR - 14 clicks in
    LSC - 10 clicks in
    HSR - 2 turns in
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    V2 build specs

    Frame just arrived the other day! Everything looks good with exception of BB shell that looks like it needs to be faced/chased. Now just waiting for the 142x12 dropouts/axle as I was sent the wrong ones from Trident (135xQR) with frame initially, then it's build time and hope to take it out for it's maiden voyage this time next week!

    FRAME: Banshee Rune V2 Medium
    SHOCK: Rockshox Monarch RC3+ HV low tune
    FORK: Rockshox Lyrik DH RC2 160 air
    WHEELS: Stans Flow EX/Hadley hubs
    FRONT TIRE: Specialized Butcher Control 2.3
    REAR TIRE: Specialized Purgatory UST 2.3
    HEADSET: Cane Creek 110 zerostack
    STEM: Thomson X4 50mm
    BARS: Chromag OSX gold 780mm
    GRIPS: ODI Troy Lee Designs
    BRAKES: Shimano Saint 180/160
    DRIVETRAIN: Shimano Saint cranks w/Blackspire 36/24 rings + bash (2x9), Saint RD/shifters, XT FD, SRAM 990 cassette/991 Hollowpin chain
    BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano Saint
    PEDALS: Crankbrothers Mallet 2
    SEAT POST: Thomson 410mm, KindShock Supernatural 150 when needed
    SEAT: Chromag Trailmaster DT
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    The frame shouldn't need faced (everything is faced chased and reamed before leaving the factory), although sometimes on painted frames it looks a little like it might be required due to the weld around the ISCG. If in doubt you can send me a photo and I'll confirm keith@bansheebikes.com.
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    Just got done building this LG up. Went with the LG air reducer sleeve in the can, hope that helps but not sure it needed it. Hitting the Dells tomorrow for its 1st romp and see how it handles. Feels very nimble around the hood, kinda like a SC Blur? Comes in at 32.5lbs. Cant wait for the romp.
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    For anyone waiting on the 650b dropouts...

    I called Trident today and they had apparently dropped that part of my order, since they didn't have any when the frame shipped. I was told they have "a few" in stock with more to come by the middle of February, and I had to give him my CC number again. It was pretty clear they wouldn't have sent the rest of my order if I hadn't called back. So if you're waiting for dropouts, give them a call...

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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    The frame shouldn't need faced (everything is faced chased and reamed before leaving the factory), although sometimes on painted frames it looks a little like it might be required due to the weld around the ISCG. If in doubt you can send me a photo and I'll confirm keith@bansheebikes.com.
    Yeah, the BB area doesn't look like it needs to be faced/chased at all when looking at BB shell face head on. It's only when you run your finger over the face of BB shell surface that it your fingers catches a bit of material protruding off the rim of the shell from the inner threads, making the shell face not totally flush or smooth feeling. I never had to have a new frame faced before or really know what determines if so, just curious as it doesn't feel totally smooth and flush at the face and wondering if it will impact BB install at all? Myself and a friend were going to do the build this weeekend, but going to have favorite LBS frame builder do it instead and sure he will be able to make that determination. Probably shoot you an up close pick as well just to make sure too.
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    Awesomeness! Still loving the blue very much even though I went polished raw with mine. Let us know how the ride goes.
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    Got my Raw frame a week ago. I'm going to start building Feb 15th

    Build is as follows so far
    Med Rune W/ Fox CTD and 142 rear axle
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    Nuke proof bars and stem
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    2011 Saint 9 Speed D
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    I'm still thinking about Tires and head set.

    I can't wait to build this bike. I'm hoping for a sub 34lbs build.

    I'll post up once it's built!

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    Hans Dampfs are sikkkkk.

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    Does anyone know where you can order the 135 and 150 dropouts from?


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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    Does anyone know where you can order the 135 and 150 dropouts from?


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    Trident Sports bike division in N. Van, BC until US dealers get them in their hands. Not sure if 150's are available yet, but definitely 135's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
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    People are going pretty short in the stem department due to long reach measurements on the frame as they are about the same length as the next size smaller. Given the fact the top tube lengths didn't change due to steeper seat tube angle and slacker front end. Guys that are running 30-40mm stems are guys who kind in-between'ers in sizes due to longer reach. For example I went medium and plan to run 50 stem with saddle pushed back or set-back post for more comfort with seated pedalling due to smaller top tube than what I am used to, but if going large I would more than likely need to run about a 30-35mm max to get similar cockpit feel with saddle forward a bit or I would feel too stretch out with out of the saddle riding/descending.

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    I should have a bike to post up some time soon.

    I've been on a MKI longer than almost anyone. I am going with a MKII in silver polish. 135mm and 150mm spacing.

    I'll give 650b a try at some point but for now I will stick with 26".

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    Those of you who ordered a CCDBa, what size mounting hardware did you get for the front and rear shock mounts


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    Hi!

    Does anyone of you know which of the following axles fits the 142x12 drop outs of the Rune v2?


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    The maxle will fit.
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    I thought the axle was included... Is it? (I ordered 142x12 dropouts too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    Those of you who ordered a CCDBa, what size mounting hardware did you get for the front and rear shock mounts


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    The Fit Finder on Cane Creek's website has all that info for you.
    Cane Creek Double Barrel and DBAIR Suspension Shock Fit Finder

    Resi end: 25.4 x 8mm
    Air can end: 40 x 8mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by G_g View Post
    I thought the axle was included... Is it? (I ordered 142x12 dropouts too)
    Yes, it's included!

    I just want to go for an axle with quick release.

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    thanks for the info...

    the Rune comes with an ThruAxle (if you order the 142mm or the 150mm Dropouts), but for Car Transport or Race (Tire Puncture) the Maxle is just more convenient...

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    Question to Banshee - can you tell us ( by 'us' I mean me and all my other personalities ) when will the next batch of Runes be shipped?

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    Has anyone built up an XL frame yet? Would love to see some pics.

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    I am waiting anxiously for one ( Going to be 150mm dropouts with 180mm front fork - 26" wheels ). A friend of mine is also waiting - but he is going for 160mm fork and 650b wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Frame just arrived the other day! Everything looks good with exception of BB shell that looks like it needs to be faced/chased. Now just waiting for the 142x12 dropouts/axle as I was sent the wrong ones from Trident (135xQR) with frame initially, then it's build time and hope to take it out for it's maiden voyage this time next week!

    FRAME: Banshee Rune V2 Medium
    SHOCK: Rockshox Monarch RC3+ HV low tune
    FORK: Rockshox Lyrik DH RC2 160 air
    WHEELS: Stans Flow EX/Hadley hubs
    FRONT TIRE: Specialized Butcher Control 2.3
    REAR TIRE: Specialized Purgatory UST 2.3
    HEADSET: Cane Creek 110 zerostack
    STEM: Thomson X4 50mm
    BARS: Chromag OSX gold 780mm
    GRIPS: ODI Troy Lee Designs
    BRAKES: Shimano Saint 180/160
    DRIVETRAIN: Shimano Saint cranks w/Blackspire 36/24 rings + bash (2x9), Saint RD/shifters, XT FD, SRAM 990 cassette/991 Hollowpin chain
    BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano Saint
    PEDALS: Crankbrothers Mallet 2
    SEAT POST: Thomson 410mm, KindShock Supernatural 150 when needed
    SEAT: Chromag Trailmaster DT
    Feels good to be back on a Banshee!!! Finally taking out the new ride manana to break her in!
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    Went for a hike today and stumbled upon a pair of elusive V2s playing in the California sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cressa View Post
    Has anyone built up an XL frame yet? Would love to see some pics.
    should get mine in the next few weeks ...
    i will report
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    My build: I should have my frame & fork at the end of feb or mid march, most of my components are here on Tuesday. All i'll need is my drivetrain, bars and some other knickknacks.


    Weight estimate is based off of claimed weights and some estimates that I could find. No air, grease or fluid estimated though. If I'm wrong on a few weights let me know.
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    Still waiting on my front deraileur and chain so figured I would post in the meantime

    Plan to swap out wheels and run my I9 DH set also

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    ^ Did you have a Convert before? I swear I've seen a similar build before on a Covert frame, black too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ Did you have a Convert before? I swear I've seen a similar build before on a Covert frame, black too.
    Yup, that was mine prolly


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty View Post
    My build: I should have my frame & fork at the end of feb or mid march, most of my components are here on Tuesday. All i'll need is my drivetrain, bars and some other knickknacks.


    Weight estimate is based off of claimed weights and some estimates that I could find. No air, grease or fluid estimated though. If I'm wrong on a few weights let me know.
    Sick build, but would pass on the CC 40 headset though as that is a lower end bearing and just wont last long around here on the lower cup. Mine seized in about 9-10 months with regular cleaning and no mud riding. Not sure about weights, but my medium Rune weighed a bit over 8lbs and my build is 33.3 lbs with standard post, over 34 lbs w/6" KS post.

    Took out the ride for first time today on some trails in the Gorge. Bike is VERY supple and smooth, so much different/better than the V1 in that regard, but I found the bike didn't accelerate or sprint near as well as the V1 on the flats and while climbing. So, I guess it is a trade-off. Want supple/smooth, bump eating travel with no pedal feedback at cost of pure pedallable acceleration. The frame also feels slightly more robust and heavier than the V1 with similar shock, I imagine about 1/2-3/4 lb. I feel this bike would be best for steep, rough terrain on a regular basis where you still need to pedal here and there. So definitely more AM/FR than previous version and pedals and rides similarly to the Cove G-Spot to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Sick build, but would pass on the CC 40 headset though as that is a lower end bearing and just wont last long around here on the lower cup. Mine seized in about 9-10 months with regular cleaning and no mud riding. Not sure about weights, but my medium Rune weighed a bit over 8lbs and my build is 33.3 lbs with standard post, over 34 lbs w/6" KS post.
    I'm actually a big fan of the 40 headset, have one on my legend and one of my wildcard and my girlfriend has one on her Rune. All of them have been great for us. Maybe you just got a lemon.

    For weight, i'm estimating that the large will be just over 8.5lbs w/ a CCDBa. My goal is 30lbs or under with an adjustable post and 2ply tires. Wish me luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    Still waiting on my front deraileur and chain so figured I would post in the meantime

    Plan to swap out wheels and run my I9 DH set also

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    Too bad the lev post isnt Kashima as well.

    Great build, cant wait to see it with the i9s

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty View Post
    I'm actually a big fan of the 40 headset, have one on my legend and one of my wildcard and my girlfriend has one on her Rune. All of them have been great for us. Maybe you just got a lemon.

    For weight, i'm estimating that the large will be just over 8.5lbs w/ a CCDBa. My goal is 30lbs or under with an adjustable post and 2ply tires. Wish me luck.
    I always jived well with 40 series as well, but were EC lowers. Zerostack 40 bearing with wet and dirty riding won't last I am afraid. You can get a 110 lower cup zerostack for a good price at Universal . Good luck with the weight, pretty ambitious especially with DH tread and dropper post. Heading to Blackrock in a few
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    I always jived well with 40 series as well, but were EC lowers. Zerostack 40 bearing with wet and dirty riding won't last I am afraid. You can get a 110 lower cup zerostack for a good price at Universal . Good luck with the weight, pretty ambitious especially with DH tread and dropper post. Heading to Blackrock in a few
    I went 110 in mine also, 40 series has very short life expectancy in the PNW

    Jon let us know how the Rune performs, thinking about your ride report from yesterday. I think the slacker HA on v2 is probably why you may have leaned towards the V1 for better climbing.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty View Post
    I'm actually a big fan of the 40 headset, have one on my legend and one of my wildcard and my girlfriend has one on her Rune. All of them have been great for us. Maybe you just got a lemon.

    For weight, i'm estimating that the large will be just over 8.5lbs w/ a CCDBa. My goal is 30lbs or under with an adjustable post and 2ply tires. Wish me luck.
    Sorry mate but you are going to need more than good luck

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    Just received the Flouro Yellow color. It's LOUD. Looks great.


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    Uaaahhhh, that´s so awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    I always jived well with 40 series as well, but were EC lowers. Zerostack 40 bearing with wet and dirty riding won't last I am afraid. You can get a 110 lower cup zerostack for a good price at Universal . Good luck with the weight, pretty ambitious especially with DH tread and dropper post. Heading to Blackrock in a few
    i've had ok luck with 40 series headsets. when i get them though, i fully clean the stock grease out and re-grease with a high quality bearing grease i get from work. it's made for extreme wet applications. so far they have held up well with this treatment, external and internal style and it's a lot cheaper than 110 or chris king.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemech23 View Post
    Just received the Flouro Yellow color. It's LOUD. Looks great.

    I thought they were only going to be available in Blue, Black and Raw. That looks sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    I went 110 in mine also, 40 series has very short life expectancy in the PNW

    Jon let us know how the Rune performs, thinking about your ride report from yesterday. I think the slacker HA on v2 is probably why you may have leaned towards the V1 for better climbing.




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    Alright, after today's ride at Blackrock can easily say this bike totally rips! Was still getting use to the taller and slacker front end while climbing since I was unable to drop the fork down like i usually do on the steep grinds due to blown adjustable fork last week. The bike did seem to climb better the more I went up the hill though and really shined on all the fun freeridey descents. Was able to hit stuff higher, farther, and harder than on my SB just the week prior at same locale. Conditions were pretty spectacular up ther today though. Most fun I had at Blackrock to date, mostly due to bike. The V2 does feel like a true AM/FR machine than the previous model as well. Pretty happy with the bike now as just general somewhat flat trail riding like I did yesterday wasn't enough for it. Had so much fun today that I pretty much rode continuously for at least 4 hours with multiple times up to the top. Great job with design and execution Keith, Jay and Banshee!
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    Finally got the Large Ano black Rune built up. I can't wait to get this bike up to black rock!
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    It will like BR very much as I just came back from there for first time with Rune. Perfect bike for the place as it allows to get multiple runs in with minimal effort.
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    Took my Rune 2 on a bit of an adventure over Christmas weekend here in Taiwan. Such an amazingly versatile bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    I always jived well with 40 series as well, but were EC lowers. Zerostack 40 bearing with wet and dirty riding won't last I am afraid. You can get a 110 lower cup zerostack for a good price at Universal . Good luck with the weight, pretty ambitious especially with DH tread and dropper post. Heading to Blackrock in a few
    I only ride the zero stack 40 headsets and all have lasted since they were released and I ride in the PNW. Opinions appreciated but I'll stick with what has worked with me.

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    Does anyone have the stand over height with 650b?

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    Quote Originally Posted by general lee View Post
    Took my Rune 2 on a bit of an adventure over Christmas weekend here in Taiwan. Such an amazingly versatile bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resnick View Post
    Does anyone have the stand over height with 650b?
    Here’s the same bike with 26” and 650b dropouts and wheels. I don’t have an accurate measurement, but it “feels” about 10mm higher. Note that I haven’t dropped the travel on the Lyrik to 150mm yet, so some of the rise is from that...

    Edit: well, there's two images when I preview the post, but just one when I save it...
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    the missing 650b image...
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    Quote Originally Posted by belljeffw View Post
    the missing 650b image...
    What kind of clearance between the arch and the tire are you getting with the Lyrik?

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    Quote Originally Posted by belljeffw View Post
    Here’s the same bike with 26” and 650b dropouts and wheels.
    belljeffw, did you ever try to put the 650b rear wheel on the 26er dropout? Just my curiosity, but I'd be interested in knowing if there would be enough clearance for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savo View Post
    belljeffw, did you ever try to put the 650b rear wheel on the 26er dropout? Just my curiosity, but I'd be interested in knowing if there would be enough clearance for it.
    No, unfortunately I ordered the 135X10 dropouts for the 26" wheels, and didn't have the hub spacers to adapt my 650b rear wheel. My memory of how close a fit it was makes me think you would have problems using the 26" dropouts with 650b wheels, but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslide18 View Post
    What kind of clearance between the arch and the tire are you getting with the Lyrik?
    It's a little under 1/4" (6mm). Slogging through deep mud might be a problem : )




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    @ ptd:
    Awesome Rune
    Are these the 2.25 or 2.35 Hans Dampf? Could you please measure the Clearance between Tire and Yokes/Chain- Seatstays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemech23 View Post
    Just received the Flouro Yellow color. It's LOUD. Looks great.
    frikkin awesome. means mine can't be TOO far away. better get onto getting my 650 wheels built up!

    shame it didn't make it for my trip to queenstown this weekend but I didn't build up my hopes that it would so all good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    All SRAM S3 offering work with good clearance.
    so i picked up my spitfire frame today. down at the lbs, looking through a local distributor's website, trying to figure out which front derailleur to order. unfortunately we couldn't rely on the catalogue or the website - the descriptions and part numbers the distributor listed didn't line up with either the shimano or sram website. so, looking for clarity, we headed over to the crc website - surely they'd have an accurate run down of the different front derailleur standards?



    but no - while i've been told by everyone in the know that i need an s3 derailleur for my frame, crc is telling me i need an s2, as the drl mounting holes on the frame are clearly offset as described above under spec 2. so, assuming keith is right, since i can't get one through my lbs, do i order a s2 derailleur, assuming crc got their descriptions mixed up? or an s3, assuming their internal processes are right even if the website copy got goofed

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    I may be able to help as I purchased a spec 3 X0 from CRC, for this very job, and it has the offset holes. (as per the description for the spec 2 above)

    I have it in front of me

    i can take a pic if it helps with the packaging.

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    Keith is right (of course). You do need a S3. CRC's product description has been wrong about this for at least a year. I went through this buying a S3 for my Prime, and I remember realizing that I needed to ignore CRC.

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    thanks guys. to be clear, i'm railing here not against the design of the spitfire but (again) against the idiocy of the mtb industry:



    8 different slx front derailleurs... are you ****ing kidding me? and that doesn't include the god-knows-how-many road bike standards there are
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomforeal View Post
    thanks guys. to be clear, i'm railing here not against the design of the spitfire but (again) against the idiocy of the mtb industry:



    8 different slx front derailleurs... are you ****ing kidding me? and that doesn't include the god-knows-how-many road bike standards there are
    Haha, welcome to my world!

    I wonder how many other industries think a standard is something that they can apply to any new design they feel like coming up with, rather than something that should be thought through very carfeully in the first place, and stuck to by all manufacturers to make life easier for veryone including customers. Standards in this industry tend to just be made up by big companies to make more money if you ask me! (not that I'm bitter! haha). That said, I think the S3 standard is best all round for clearance reasons.

    Yeah, CRC have the spec wrong, they have S2 and S3 swapped round the wrong way... which isn't very helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    ... That said, I think the S3 standard is best all round for clearance reasons ...
    I can confirm this. Installation is a No-Brainer and Clearance everywhere!
    I´m a Shimano-Guy for many Years, but first Time switched to a SRAM X0/S3/36-22T/Bottom-Pull Frontmech for my Spitfire, because I want Things go easy and free of Trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    Yeah, CRC have the spec wrong, they have S2 and S3 swapped round the wrong way... which isn't very helpful.
    CRC actually have one of the clearer descriptions of the different mounts I've found - it's a shame it's backwards...

    Quote Originally Posted by boomforeal View Post
    8 different slx front derailleurs... are you ****ing kidding me? and that doesn't include the god-knows-how-many road bike standards there are
    If you think that's bad, look at SRAM's lineup. I really had trouble hunting down the one I needed last year. SRAM also has multiple cage sizes for different chainring ranges. How does anyone maintain that kind of inventory? The answer turned out to be that they don't. Maybe it's better now that their 10 speed drivetrains have been on the market for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptd View Post
    Fun!
    Nice!!

    Are you running a 10spd chain on the XX1 cranks and chainring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednova75 View Post
    Nice!!

    Are you running a 10spd chain on the XX1 cranks and chainring?
    I went xx1 chain because of the alleged longer life / stronger..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptd View Post
    I went xx1 chain because of the alleged longer life / stronger..
    Correct me If I'm wrong but are you running a 10spd cassette and saint rear der.? How is that meshing with the XX1 chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednova75 View Post
    Correct me If I'm wrong but are you running a 10spd cassette and saint rear der.? How is that meshing with the XX1 chain?
    That's right, working fine so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoStyle View Post
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    Are these the 2.25 or 2.35 Hans Dampf? Could you please measure the Clearance between Tire and Yokes/Chain- Seatstays?
    2.35 Hans Dampf.
    Seat stay 14mm
    Seat stay bridge 15mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptd View Post
    2.35 Hans Dampf.
    ]Seat stay 14mm
    Seat stay bridge 15mm
    Chain stay 15mm
    Chain stay bridge 16mm
    Big clearance everywhere. Makes me really curious about running 650B wheel in the 26" dropouts. I'd be totally fine chopping 10mm off those bold measurments and having shorter 650B dropouts. Am I the only one who thinks the 650B drops are fugly?
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    Breaking her in!

    From my second ride last weekend on the V2. Very much digging the feel of it on the trail, especially in the neutral setting w/160 fork.

    Ride On!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    Still waiting on my front deraileur and chain so figured I would post in the meantime

    Plan to swap out wheels and run my I9 DH set also

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    Hi
    very very nice
    but how can it be this frame does not have the ugly welding between the top tube and the seat tube?
    Thanks

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    That is some f'in beautiful riding, man.

    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    From my second ride last weekend on the V2. Very much digging the feel of it on the trail, especially in the neutral setting w/160 fork.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ptd View Post
    2.35 Hans Dampf.
    Seat stay 14mm
    Seat stay bridge 15mm
    Chain stay 15mm
    Chain stay bridge 16mm
    Thank you very much. This is massiv Clearance.

    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Big clearance everywhere. Makes me really curious about running 650B wheel in the 26" dropouts. I'd be totally fine chopping 10mm off those bold measurments and having shorter 650B dropouts. Am I the only one who thinks the 650B drops are fugly?
    That was my first Thought too.
    Seriously: If this Clearance is offered on the Spitfire too, than there should be no big Problem to go with Hans Dampf 2.25/2.35 and 26 Dropouts.
    But no - I don´t think the 650B Dropouts are fugly. I have both 26 and 650B 142x12 and the Difference is right about 10 mm in Lenght. Visually hard to set appart.

    @ All, just for the Interest:
    I´m running mostly 2 Tires - Maxxis Highroller II 2.4 and Onza Ibex FR 2.25. Both great Tires, like them a lot!
    Yesterday I got Feedback from Onza Tires. They are testing a Ibex FR 650B 2.4 Version. Launch is planned in April/May. A Ibex FR 2.25 for 650B is planned too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meekkho View Post
    Hi
    very very nice
    but how can it be this frame does not have the ugly welding between the top tube and the seat tube?
    Thanks
    There is nothing ugly about the welding, but there is no brace on the small frame size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    From my second ride last weekend on the V2. Very much digging the feel of it on the trail, especially in the neutral setting w/160 fork.

    , wish we had stuff and dirt like that down here in arid AZ. Nice riding! Oh we have some stuff .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    From my second ride last weekend on the V2. Very much digging the feel of it on the trail, especially in the neutral setting w/160 fork.

    that was very nice. trails look great for january. i have to get out to oregon sometime, i love that type of terrain. the dirt looks beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    that was very nice. trails look great for january. i have to get out to oregon sometime, i love that type of terrain. the dirt looks beautiful
    Thanks, was only my third time riding there in many years since having kids as it is almost 2hrs each way from home. Was the perfect storm for great dirt riding conditions that day for sure with dry, fast, yet tacky conditions. Now, we are back to the usual 40 degree wet, slop-like conditions, which makes me dream of AZ or other SW riding. Sedona in 6 weeks though, can't wait to see how the V2 digs the terrain at red rock country!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    From my second ride last weekend on the V2. Very much digging the feel of it on the trail, especially in the neutral setting w/160 fork.

    Bonzai is looking good. Riding this weekend?

    I just swapped my WTB Bronsons for my Minion DHF's. I like the Bronsons a lot but with the thin single ply I cant run them at the pressures I like with out burping them. Burped them twice at Sandy last Sunday. The DHF's are the single ply Exo's but the sidewalls are far more substantial. Plus the DHF's corner better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Thanks, was only my third time riding there in many years since having kids as it is almost 2hrs each way from home. Was the perfect storm for great dirt riding conditions that day for sure with dry, fast, yet tacky conditions. Now, we are back to the usual 40 degree wet, slop-like conditions, which makes me dream of AZ or other SW riding. Sedona in 6 weeks though, can't wait to see how the V2 digs the terrain at red rock country!
    Shred sedonuts all the time, an hr away. Give us a hoot if you need some trail hookup while there. Also, the Dells are close by .
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslide18 View Post
    Bonzai is looking good. Riding this weekend?

    I just swapped my WTB Bronsons for my Minion DHF's. I like the Bronsons a lot but with the thin single ply I cant run them at the pressures I like with out burping them. Burped them twice at Sandy last Sunday. The DHF's are the single ply Exo's but the sidewalls are far more substantial. Plus the DHF's corner better.
    Hopefully this Sunday, will be a little wet, but shouldn't be too bad. Have bad cold right now, but still riding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech View Post
    Shred sedonuts all the time, an hr away. Give us a hoot if you need some trail hookup while there. Also, the Dells are close by .
    Thanks, will do. Will be arriving solo for work stuff as well, but should have some good opportunities to ride as this will be my third time down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Big clearance everywhere. Makes me really curious about running 650B wheel in the 26" dropouts. I'd be totally fine chopping 10mm off those bold measurments and having shorter 650B dropouts. Am I the only one who thinks the 650B drops are fugly?
    I second that

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