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    My Rune......after 4 years of riding

    I believe that I might be the longest running owner of a Banshee Rune IN THE WORLD!!!!

    I bought the first one available in North America in December of 2007. That's basically 4 years.

    The build on my ride has evolved over the years and the picture below shows it's current state (she's a hair under 30lbs).


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    Awesome

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    Hard funkinī Kraut
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    Lovely built as usual
    Would be great to have a long-term-review!

    Greetings from Cologne, Germany
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    Klunkin' Ain't Easy.
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    Well, I'm no weight weenie but my Spitfire (Large) comes in at 32 with pedals. I have a similar build to your Rune with a 2 ring setup and Blackspire guide. Wondering where the extra weight is coming from. What wheels are you running? I'm guessing this is what has my bike so overweight. XT wheels with UST Minion F/and UST Nevegal R.

    Nice bike by the way. Seeing 4 years on a bike makes me feel good.
    Obviously, you're not a golfer.

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    My Rune has a few parts that help keep the weight down.

    ZTR flow rims run tubeless on King hubs - (taped) 1870g ready for tires. Not super light but a reasonable weight and good strength.
    Tires are Hans Dampf 795g each run tubless with Stans liquid.
    RaceFace SixC carbon bar
    A DW Tuned 188g chainguide
    Ti spindle Mag pedals
    SLR seat (135g)
    plus a sprinkling of ti bolts here and there for a little pimp factor.

    I've played the weight game for a little while and started a few threads on NSMB that have seen a 100K hits each for a few years.

    BTW- a UST Minion is typically 1100g. That is 300g or .66 pounds more than a Hans Dampf. Its all in the details.

    Here is a link to some parts and weights that went into my build. By keeping track of the weights of parts, you can figure out what parts to pick and choose to build the bike and the weight you'd like.

    My personal weights page
    or Sicklines Weights


    I found making a spreadsheet really useful to track the weight of my bikes.........and I'm not even a obsessive weight weenie. IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS.

    My Banshee Legend MKII Spreadsheet

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    Klunkin' Ain't Easy.
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    I knew the Minion UST was heavy. They don't even list that tire on their site. Only the folding DHF.

    I can see where you saved some weight. As to the tires, I really like having solid rubber () on the ground. I'm coming off an Uzzi VP and I ride this bike the rame way I rode that one. It just climbs a ton better.

    Thanks for the info!
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    My Minion 2.5 DHF 3C dual ply is 1200grams. It's awesome. Just too heavy. eventually going to swap it for some aDvantage 2.4 Exos and run them tubeless as well.

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    Loving the build of your Rune man, I had mine below 34 pounds before I took it apart to sell it...not too bad for a big dude like me.

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    Looks like a super fun bike.

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