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    Production Prime Photo/Build thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1359312084.284206.jpgProduction Prime Photo/Build thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1359312103.509998.jpg
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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


    If you can do that kind of riding with the modded fox 36 (isn't it?) and it keeps from falling apart...well, I have no more doubt.
    it's shaving time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by filbike View Post
    If you can do that kind of riding with the modded fox 36 (isn't it?) and it keeps from falling apart...well, I have no more doubt.
    it's shaving time!
    Yes it is a shaved 36. I got it used and beat up prior to the shave. Now I wish I had used a new fork.

    Alex Morgan (BCD racing) and Mikesee both use them and both ride harder than me so I figured it was safe. There are folks outweighing me by 50 lbs riding them for years with no issues.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    i wish fox would just make a 36mm fork for 29" with a 20mm axle and forget the retarded 15mm qr. just another standard offering nothing over the existing 20mm platform that no one asked for.

    good to hear the modded fox works well. i'd wonder about muddy locals though and its clearance there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    The sun was going down so these pics don't really capture the color all that well. I still have some cable trimming and steerer trimming to do as well.

    This bike is the epitome of "in the bike" feel to me. Very pleased.

    More pics to come.
    BTW, what pedals are those? DMR Vaults?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Yes it is a shaved 36. I got it used and beat up prior to the shave. Now I wish I had used a new fork.

    Alex Morgan (BCD racing) and Mikesee both use them and both ride harder than me so I figured it was safe. There are folks outweighing me by 50 lbs riding them for years with no issues.
    good to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    BTW, what pedals are those? DMR Vaults?

    Good eye! Yes they are vaults. Although I have since put an x9 crank and 28t bling ring on with orange Canfield crampon ulti's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Good eye! Yes they are vaults. Although I have since put an x9 crank and 28t bling ring on with orange Canfield crampon ulti's.
    How did you like 'em? I'm looking at dumping my Point1 Podiums.
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    The Vaults are great. Probably the biggest platform I have found. They have held up extremely well and are reasonably light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    I'm looking at dumping my Point1 Podiums.
    Bearings? That's my only issue with mine (all 4 sets ).


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    Production Prime Photo/Build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    i'd wonder about muddy locals though and its clearance there
    The clearance on mine is better than a Reba. The fork is limited to 130mm travel.

    It would be so easy for Fox to build a 36 29"ER fork it is ridiculous. I like their version of 20mm TA better than the Maxle.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    I pulled the trigger!!

    The yellow beast is on the way

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    Could somebody measure the width of the chain stays near the flip chips
    and about 14 inch from center of bb?
    I'm curious if i would rub the chain stays with my shoes?
    I wear size 15-16...
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by filbike View Post
    I pulled the trigger!!

    The yellow beast is on the way
    Welcome to the yellow beast club, population: 2

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    I have a good offer for a RS REVELATION RTC3 29er 140mm with 20mm maxle.
    Now I can't decide if keep and shave my 36 VAN or buy the RS for my PRIME.

    What 'd you do PRIME people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by filbike View Post
    I have a good offer for a RS REVELATION RTC3 29er 140mm with 20mm maxle.
    Now I can't decide if keep and shave my 36 VAN or buy the RS for my PRIME.

    What 'd you do PRIME people?
    What's a good offer? That fork is currently selling brand new on CRC for $500.
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    Jeez, just when I'm getting my DBair dialed, Cane Creek says that the Prime requires their new DBair XV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    What's a good offer? That fork is currently selling brand new on CRC for $500.
    yeah, right that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Jeez, just when I'm getting my DBair dialed, Cane Creek says that the Prime requires their new DBair XV.
    mh, wondering if the new DB Airs that arrive end of feb are the ones with XV or the "old" db airs ... if the old ones it would be nice if there would be a CHEAP upgrade available for those who bought the frameset with the old

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    Is it worth upgrading to the DBAir over the Fox?
    I mostly ride trail, with the occasional DH run..

    (ps: I'm a 200lbs rider, if that makes a difference..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkey View Post
    mh, wondering if the new DB Airs that arrive end of feb are the ones with XV or the "old" db airs ... if the old ones it would be nice if there would be a CHEAP upgrade available for those who bought the frameset with the old
    I think I saw where you will be able to purchase the XV can for $40. The DBair comes apart very easily and would probably take about 10 mins to swap it out. I plan on getting the XV can once its available as I have noticed that I am not getting full travel as it is with the standard can. I'm just glad the the shock is this tuneable.

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    Well the 36 Van has gone.
    I hope the PRIME will like RS Revelation

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    I just found out this bike existed. I think I just found my next bike! Please forgive my ramblingsÖ

    My current bike is a GT Sensor 9r. I love the bike, but Iím always looking for something better. The stock HTA on my Sensor is 69.5. Iíve modified it so that the HTA is 67.1, and it is just starting to ride the way Iíve always wanted a bike to ride. Iíve found that the slack HTA doesnít bother me one bit on switchbacks or climbs, and I love it everywhere else. On the downside, the seat tube is now slacker than Iíd like, and the BB is higher than Iíd like. What I really need is a 29er Frame that was designed with a slack HTA from the beginning.
    I think with the Prime I can easily get the HTA and BB where Iíd like them. The adjustable dropouts are a great feature!

    The Sensor has a 24.8Ē ETT. Iím running a .75 setback seat post, and the seat is jammed all the way back. I works pretty well that way, although I still would like to be slightly more stretched out. The 25.4 ETT on the Prime ought to be long enough for me. I still need to crunch numbers on the reach to know for sure.
    I really liked the fit and handling of the Stumpjumper FSR, but the rear suspension was unacceptable to me. It sank down in the travel when I pedaled it. I loved the Sultan, but the TT on the XL is too short, and the standover on the XXL is too high. Not to mention it has a long straight head tube which limits the HTA change via an angleset.

    All the boxes are checked for me on the Prime. Sounds like the suspension is comparable to DW link, and thatís good enough for me. Iím 225, so stiff is good. The top tube is long enough, and the low standover is a bonus. I just need to figure out when Iím going to be ready to cough up 2k for a new frame!
    Iím thinking an X-fusion Trace RL2 140 (when itís finally released) along with an X7 build would get it done for me.

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    This new vid just pushed me a lot closer to a Prime...

    Aaron LaRocque - Prime Time
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    p.s. Anyone got any shots of an XL in the wild?

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    So far only 1 commenter on PB has mentioned it's a 29er. One thought it was a Rune, despite the name of the video. Such a good looking and proportional bike. And with a ride to match.
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    LOL, yeah those PB peoples, they'll get over the "BUS" theory for 29ers soon I'm sure. Still loving my PP Prime XL, really is a monster truck on 2 wheels. Matthew, if you want to see my XL Prime check out the videos on YouTube in my SIG or my FB page or my Prime thoughts thread. Unfortunately I'm the photographer of any group I ride with, so not much of me riding, just some video footage from the GoPro chest mount. Beginning of this video that's me in the yellow jersey on my XL Prime, most all the rest of videos are me on my Prime.

    BTW, great video from LaRocque, love the song and editing.

    Quote Originally Posted by thematthewjones View Post
    This new vid just pushed me a lot closer to a Prime...

    Aaron LaRocque - Prime Time
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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    So far only 1 commenter on PB has mentioned it's a 29er. One thought it was a Rune, despite the name of the video. Such a good looking and proportional bike. And with a ride to match.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??
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    Great riding, video & trails!
    Is that Vancouver Island? Looks like it.... arbutus trees and rock.... I am jealous!
    Need to make it there this season!!!

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    Yeah, he lives here now.

    If you come over let me know and I would love to show you around.

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    Thanks for the offer Mudpuppy, I'll take you up in that in the spring!

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    Just received my "black beauty" ^^:

    Production Prime Photo/Build thread-foto-3-.jpg

    Btw, what should also provided with the frame?
    • 4 Flip Chips
    • 1 screw + 1x hanger for derailleur (only 1?)
    • seatpost
    • seat clamp
    • axle
    • drop outs


    something else?
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    Speaking from past experience with Banshee I have always received the frame with hanger installed and a spare hanger with bolt. Sounds like you got what you should have.

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkey View Post
    Just received my "black beauty" ^^:

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    Btw, what should also provided with the frame?
    • 4 Flip Chips
    • 1 screw + 1x hanger for derailleur (only 1?)
    • seatpost
    • seat clamp
    • axle
    • drop outs


    something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Speaking from past experience with Banshee I have always received the frame with hanger installed and a spare hanger with bolt. Sounds like you got what you should have.
    Mh, i only got the spare hanger in the box, but none was installed. there was just the dropouts and the axle.

    @keith, could you clarafy what should be provided with the frames?

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    I got one hanger only and stickers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakucee View Post
    I got one hanger only and stickers!
    got the stickers aswell, most important

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    Maybe since you now get 2 sets of drop outs with the frame they don't send a 2nd spare hangar, cost and all.
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkey View Post
    Mh, i only got the spare hanger in the box, but none was installed. there was just the dropouts and the axle.

    @keith, could you clarafy what should be provided with the frames?
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    Just ordered an XL Prime in black with a DB air plus a set of Fox float 34s - can't wait to get her built up!

    Can we get some more pictures on this thread to keep me going until it gets here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thematthewjones View Post
    Just ordered an XL Prime in black with a DB air plus a set of Fox float 34s - can't wait to get her built up!

    Can we get some more pictures on this thread to keep me going until it gets here?

    Will you settle for a little video?

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    When Banshee write that the top tube on the Large frame is 610mm, are they talking about Effective top tube or just Top tube?
    It may finally help a 6' 3Ĺ'' dude to pick the right size..

    (i've been told that the meassurement may be ETT..)

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    Yeah, it's ETT. Actual top tube measurement doesn't tell you anything useful, as angles of top tubes vary significantly between sizes and brands.
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    Thank you very much!!
    Looks like it will be XL for me then..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kofoed View Post
    When Banshee write that the top tube on the Large frame is 610mm, are they talking about Effective top tube or just Top tube?
    It may finally help a 6' 3Ĺ'' dude to pick the right size..

    (i've been told that the meassurement may be ETT..)
    Either way top measurment is useless for FIT.
    Look at the reach ans stack. This is what matters.
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    Production Prime Photo/Build thread-p4pb9267077.jpg

    Here it is, updates to follow
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    looking good. im still waiting for my wheelset so that i can build it up.

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    Here it is, updates to follow

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    Any idea how to remove the decals?

    I tried to heat with an hair dryer, no good. Nail varnish remover doesn't work either.

    I wanted to keep only the sticker like in the following image, but for that I need an idea to remove the unwanted ones:

    Production Prime Photo/Build thread-banshee-rune-prototype.jpg

    Other possibility is to try to get a black sticker kit and apply them over, if there are black stickers. The ones I have are too small, and wouldn't help much in the top tube and other areas
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    Quote Originally Posted by G_g View Post
    Any idea how to remove the decals?

    I tried to heat with an hair dryer, no good. Nail varnish remover doesn't work either.

    I wanted to keep only the sticker like in the following image, but for that I need an idea to remove the unwanted ones:

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    Other possibility is to try to get a black sticker kit and apply them over, if there are black stickers. The ones I have are too small, and wouldn't help much in the top tube and other areas
    Nail polish remover with acetone? I know there's 2 versions, one with and one without.

    That's what people have been using on their Canfield Yelli frames to get rid of the decals on their ano finish frames. And since both brand of frames are made by the same company, Pacific Cycles, I don't see why the decal treatments would be any different to remove.
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    As far as was mentioned, those decals are heat transfers and should come off with some heat, maybe try soaking the frame in hot water or using a real heat gun (be careful not to let it sit over one spot for long).
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    The more time I spend on mine, and the harder that I ride it, the more obvious it becomes that this truly is an awesome frame design. The guys at Banshee did a great job. I have no problem with a big ass Banshee plastered on the top tube, I ride it with pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    The more time I spend on mine, and the harder that I ride it, the more obvious it becomes that this truly is an awesome frame design. The guys at Banshee did a great job. I have no problem with a big ass Banshee plastered on the top tube, I ride it with pride.

    Word. This bike loves to be in the air and pushed hard.

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    Production Prime Photo/Build thread-p4pb9273083.jpg

    Decals removed, except the logo on headtube, the small logo behind the seattube and the Banshee inside the Chainstay.

    Waiting for a bleed kit for the brakes, and need to finish the wheels. By the look of it, I'm glad I went for a Large instead of a medium (at 5'11). Once I ride it, I'll give further data about the size choice and if it was the correct choice
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    How did you finally remove them?
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