Banshee Announces 3 New Bikes: Prime, Spitfire and Phantom V3

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Banshee Bikes has been hard at work redesigning and testing three new bikes for trail and all mountain use. The press release shows the design team taking the prototypes to far away places such as Iraq and Scotland. What have they been hiding in plain sight? Let’s check out the Prime V3, the Spitfire V3 and the Phantom V3.

Prime V3

Banshee Bikes prime
Banshee Bikes prime
  • 29 inch wheels
  • 135mm rear travel
  • For All Mountain riding
  • KS2 linkage with custom tuned Fox DPX2 Performance Elite 185x55mm metric trunnion shock
  • Progressive linkage with low 2.45:1 leverage ratio
  • 65.5° – 66.0° Head angle 76.7° – 77.2° Effective seat angle
  • Adjustable geometry via modular dropouts (also enables optional 27.5+ and 29+ setups)
  • Mullet compatible (27.5” rear / 29” front)
  • 140-160mm fork travel
  • Ability to run bottle cage inside front triangle
  • Internal cable routing (also works with moto-style)
  • Frame Weight: 3.7kg (8.2lbs) – size medium black with Fox DPX2 shock, dropouts, rear axle, and seat clamp)

Spitfire V3

Banshee Bikes spitfire
Banshee Bikes spitfire
  • 27.5 inch wheels
  • 135mm rear travel
  • For trail riding
  • KS2 linkage with custom tuned Fox DPX2 Performance Elite 185x55mm metric trunnion shock
  • Progressive linkage with low 2.45:1 leverage ratio 
  • 65.0° – 65.5° Head angle 76.5° – 77.0° Effective seat angle
  • Adjustable geometry via modular dropouts (also enables optional 26” setups if so inclined)
  • Mullet compatible (26” rear / 27.5” front, or 27.45 rear and 29” front)
  • 140-160mm fork travel (130-140mm if running 29” front wheel)
  • Ability to run bottle cage inside front triangle
  • Internal cable routing (also works with moto-style)
  • Frame Weight: 3.55kg (7.8lbs) – size medium black with Fox DPX2 shock, dropouts, rear axle, and seat clamp)


Phantom V3

Banshee Bikes phantom
Banshee Bikes phantom
  • 29 inch wheels
  • 115mm rear travel
  • For trail riding
  • KS2 linkage with custom tuned Fox DPX2 Performance Elite 185x50mm metric trunnion shock
  • Progressive linkage with very low 2.3:1 leverage ratio
  • 66.0° – 66.5° Head angle 76.7° – 77.2° Effective seat angle
  • Adjustable geometry via modular dropouts (and enables optional 27.5+ and 29+ setups)
  • Mullet compatible (27.5” rear / 29” front)
  • 120-140mm fork travel
  • Ability to run bottle cage inside front triangle
  • Internal cable routing (also works with moto-style)
  • Frame Weight: 3.55kg (7.8lbs) size medium, black with FOX DPX2 shock, dropouts, rear axle, and seat clamp

All three models will be the same price: USD $2,199 or €2,199. UK buyers are advised to contact Banshee directly for pricing and sourcing, as they’re in the process of moving to a dealer direct sales model in the UK and at the same time are monitoring prices while Brexit shizzle happens.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (2)

    Prime looks fantastic. Reach figs a bit short, but plenty scope to size up as the STs are relatively short.

    We have another new wheel size standard. 27.45″ on the Spitfire.

    For those times when 27.5 is just a tiny bit too big ?

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