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    Sakucee:

    seems you removed the lower part of the chain guide, how is that working?
    Also, how does the DHX-Air feel?

    Anyone tried the prime with a coil shock?

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    Yeah, looks awesome Sakucee!
    What kind of dropper post is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by G_g View Post
    Anyone tried the prime with a coil shock?
    I ran the elka coil off my v1 Rune on my prime for a while, with a lighter spring to match the lower leverage ratio. Definitely a learning experience- the elka was valved for the higher leverage & firmer spring ratio of the Rune, so on the prime it felt choked up on compression and slow on rebound, even with the adjustments backed out. A stock light tune RP23 felt better everywhere. And a cheap used RP23 sent to Push was another leap in quality feel and a great value compared to say, a CCDB air.

    So.... custom tuning ain't just marketing IMO!

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    I have a DHX-3 in a parts bin that I'll get tuned eventually. I bought it a year or so ago specifically for a tuning platform, but I never caught one of Push's MX-Tune windows. In the meantime, I've been pretty pleased with X-Fusion's Vector HLR Air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G_g View Post
    Sakucee:

    seems you removed the lower part of the chain guide, how is that working?
    Also, how does the DHX-Air feel?

    Anyone tried the prime with a coil shock?
    Haven't dropped a chain yet, there is way more slap since tension is lower (i don't have shadow+), some noise on lightest gears, not too bad.

    The DHX-A was custom tuned, but it needs a rework most likely, too soft when standing up and pedalling, seated it was ok with the lever closed, but the pro-pedal was also reworked so it is nowhere stock either.

    That being said it was sub zero and weather was... challenging and i didn't check BV pressures which might fix it, need to test again tomorrow, but i have re-work guarantee from the lbs, he will retune it so i'm happy with it, not worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Yeah, looks awesome Sakucee!
    What kind of dropper post is that?



    I ran the elka coil off my v1 Rune on my prime for a while, with a lighter spring to match the lower leverage ratio. Definitely a learning experience- the elka was valved for the higher leverage & firmer spring ratio of the Rune, so on the prime it felt choked up on compression and slow on rebound, even with the adjustments backed out. A stock light tune RP23 felt better everywhere. And a cheap used RP23 sent to Push was another leap in quality feel and a great value compared to say, a CCDB air.

    So.... custom tuning ain't just marketing IMO!
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    Anyone has a decent quality pic of the old banshee logo? (the one with the gargoyle-ish thing)

    Jay did a dig in his stuff and couldn't find any. The guy I know who has a scream got it repainted a few years back and doesnt have a good pic of it.

    Either this, or where can I find a headtube badge for the prime?


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    Only need frame now (and to make the chain guide backplate), all other parts are ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakucee View Post
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    Has somebody received a Production Prime XL Frame already?

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    Picked up my XX1 set from lbs, off to hunt XD freewheels now!

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    sorry, forgot the question, was stupid
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    New PR for this drop. 1st run on my 150mm wheel, LG1+ hub with a WTB i23.


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    Production Prime Photo/Build thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356623452.401245.jpg

    If only I had time.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
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    Nice Enel . Get that thing built so we can have a Banshee day in the Dells. Alot of Primes and V2s are showing up in AZ. Waiting for some parts for mine and should be built by tuesday? FYI, check and make sure you have the reducer bushings for that DBair. My V2 came with only mount bolts and I had to get the reducer bushings from cane creek. Awesome.
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    You guys are going to like them, guaranteed.

    I wanted to try the CTD.

    My DBair will be here Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech View Post
    Nice Enel . Get that thing built so we can have a Banshee day in the Dells. Alot of Primes and V2s are showing up in AZ. Waiting for some parts for mine and should be built by tuesday? FYI, check and make sure you have the reducer bushings for that DBair. My V2 came with only mount bolts and I had to get the reducer bushings from cane creek. Awesome.
    Production Prime Photo/Build thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356629512.721994.jpg

    Are these the reducer thingies?
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    Is It worth upgrading from the ctd to the db air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
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    Yep, lucky u. I got my CCDBa for my nad, so had to get the reducers for the V2. Its should be nice, just like Optimus said!
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    Okay, going over the parts in the garage box, it seems the only thing I need to buy is a new front derailleur.

    I can't say as I totally understand the instructions on Banshee's website, and there are so many options, I want to order the correct part.

    Will any Shimano Direct mount work?

    I am thinking of this:

    Universal Cycles -- Shimano FD-M786 XT Direct Mount Front Derailleur - 10 Speed

    The Banshee site says to use an E type with the BB plate removed, but isn't that essentially just a direct mount derailleur. I am not opposed to SRAM if you have a link to the correct derailleur.

    Anyway, help a guy out, I don't want to dig all through the thread.

    Also, the last time I derailleur shopped, ten speed didn't exist. I can use these ten speed fronts for a 9 speed system I assume??
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    I used an S3, bottom pull SRAM. Absolutely zero problems.

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    I just went out an checked the box, it is an X9, but for a 3x10. I just dialed the hi down to keep the chain off my bash guard.

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    Yes you can use a 9-spd f. der on 10-speed.
    I test fit a bunch of f. der's on my proto before building it up, the SRAM's fit best- mainly because their 2x specific derailuers have a shorter cage, so less chance of interference with the chainstay as the suspension compresses. SRAM cable routing worked better too.

    All that may have changed now that we have a gazillion models and standards to select from!

    The SRAM that fit well was an S3. The exact model depends on what chainring sizes you'll be running. Genius!
    Here's some helpful info on selecting the right part number.

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    150 and 2x

    Hey there Primeates,

    I have been considering a 29er recently and from what I can see, the Prime is on the short list. The option to run a wide flange rear hub for lateral wheel strength is one of the reasons I am interested in the Prime. (graphics could be toned down a bit though, how about black graphics on black ano?)

    Does anyone know if a 150 rear hub will work properly with a 2x/bash ring (stock 3 ring) crank? I am concerned the chainline would not work well.

    I was also wondering if there will be 157x12 dropouts with slots available in the future? I really like the 142x12 on my Chilcotin. Just drop the wheel in to the stops and insert the axle.

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    What chainrings are you planning on running, 2X or #X? Figure 2X, but need to ask. I used the SRAM XO 10spd, 2X FD on my Prime and it works fantastic, shifts are crisp and smooth and I'm using a 2X 9spd setup running 24/38 rings.

    That Shimano FD you linked to is the wrong type, you need a BOTTOM mount, BOTTOM pull type, hence the E-type reference. Jenson has some OE XTs on sale now Shimano XT M770-10 Oe Front Derailleur > Components > Drivetrain > Front Derailleurs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop


    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Okay, going over the parts in the garage box, it seems the only thing I need to buy is a new front derailleur.

    I can't say as I totally understand the instructions on Banshee's website, and there are so many options, I want to order the correct part.

    Will any Shimano Direct mount work?

    I am thinking of this:

    Universal Cycles -- Shimano FD-M786 XT Direct Mount Front Derailleur - 10 Speed

    The Banshee site says to use an E type with the BB plate removed, but isn't that essentially just a direct mount derailleur. I am not opposed to SRAM if you have a link to the correct derailleur.

    Anyway, help a guy out, I don't want to dig all through the thread.

    Also, the last time I derailleur shopped, ten speed didn't exist. I can use these ten speed fronts for a 9 speed system I assume??
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