Banshee Rune or Spitfire?
That Orange is lovely.
Saw another Rune in the wild at the weekend. A lady turned up at Eastridge on a green one with Pikes and the new Mavic wheels. Got to say it looked the tits! Still loving mine.
Lobby – the post is a 30.9 and the headset a low stack internal thing. I have a Hope one that eats bearings. Front me is are direct mount jobbies. The SRAM ones seem to cause loads of issues fitting wise whereas the Shimano ones tend to play ball.Posted 3 years ago
It’s the lower bearings that don’t seem to last very long – headset is snugged up nicely (no play and not cranked up like a gorilla). The sealing on the race seems pretty crap though. Every time I drop the forks there is loads of grit / mud / crap that has made its way beyond the seal of the fork race. I don’t jet wash either.
I was thinking of swapping to a King as / when I can afford it but they don’t see to get the best reviews.
Hope offered to waranty the bearings but wanted the headset cups which I decided was more hassle than it was worth because I don’t have a 1.5 inch press.Posted 3 years agogeneralleviMember
Was this the Rune you saw:
That would be my wife Fay’s bike. It’s a weapon. Malaga DH, big days in Wales, even an appearance at Peatys Steel City DH yesterday where she took 8th out of 52 females. Bike excels in so many areas. Keep an eye out for Fay at the World Enduro Peebles on this in a couple of weeks. Oh, bike weight is bang on 29lbs with this build.
All the best,Posted 3 years ago
Lee…thought I recognised it but didn’t want to come across all forum stalker especially as she was riding on her tod. The green is the pick of colours for me this year. I wanted fluro yellow but couldn’t get pastiche green decals because in not an Aussie!
Phil is your shock off to TFT who do all the warranty work for CC?Posted 3 years ago
Been wanting to say yes for some time……. It’s coming this Friday, mix up after stock problem after mix up it’s finally built and being sent for when I get home. Can’t wait to bolt my pedals to it and actually ride the thing.Posted 3 years ago
Still, it’s in time for going Edinburgh for August. Do any of you have any recommendations for the trails round there? Are Glentress and Innerleithen closest? Hoping there might be some clubs that go down, I won’t be driving while I’m there… Any local knowledge? Monkeyninja do you live in Scotland? If so, any recommendations?
I’ll post a pic up when it gets to me on Friday…
Yep that’s the intent, it’s a bit higher (10mm I think) but keeps the wheelbase a bit shorter for getting off the ground. To be fair when in its sag it seems plenty low enough. It’s a weird sensation getting on it, 650b wheels are noticeably taller- thought I might not even notice.Posted 3 years ago
It’s a beast of a bike, looks like it’ll take it all on.
Going up Machen Masts tonight, local downhill trail that motocross boys use. If I die, I’ll look stealthy when I go.
I have the CS version so i have set it with a bit less LSC (2 clicks) to make it more supple as i can turn on the CS to firm it up for climbs.
interesting issue I have.
With the CS off I struggle on the local pump track at lee quarry but with it on I sail around it, just shows the effect that the added LSR and LSC has on the bike.
the base setting is very good though so give that a try first, also wouldn’t adding LSR give it more of a pop?Posted 3 years ago
First ride done. F*cking awesome. Can’t believe how well it pedals, jumps great, traction is incredible. The level of confidence it gave me was directly proportional to the size of my lips after I crashed.Posted 3 years ago
Glad I went with the Rune. Will play about with the shock another time…AlexSimonSubscriber
You said the 27.5″ wheel in a 26″ dropout raises the back end a bit.
Did you not fancy using the dropout chips in low mode to compensate?
I guess the bikes are already pretty low and slack, so maybe it would be overkill, but at least you can try!
Bike looks ace btw.Posted 3 years ago
Thanks both.Posted 3 years ago
AlexSimon, I hadn’t thought of that to be honest- I told myself to reserve judgement until I’d ridden it as numbers don’t really tell the whole story; it’s definitely low enough for what I was riding, needed to time pedaling etc.
The difference in terms of confidence was what blew me away the most, instead of trying to float over roots or pick a line through stuff I just gapped the lot. Cannot wait to try it on an uplift- more bites of the cherry…
Philfive did you go to Antur on yours? Or am I imagining that?
Glad you like it.
I’ve been really happy with mine. It’s fine two trips to Antur, BPW, Stile Cop, Glentress, CYB, ‘Degla etc and has worked at them all. The only thing holding it back is, er me!
I’m not too far away from the base tube – slightly more high speed rebound to control g outs / big hits and a wee bit more low speed compression to give a better pedalling platform as I don’t have the climb switch. Seems to match my Devilles pretty well.Posted 3 years agomonkeyninjaMember
You can get 135mm dropouts and use either standard qr or 10mm with that. I use this options as it fitted with my hubs. According to keith the designer, there is minimal differences between the 135 and 142mm axles in terms of lateral stiffness, as the back end of the frame is a solid triangle. It feels solid to me and I weigh 14stPosted 3 years agogoodgriefMember
The 26″ and 650b dropouts aim to keep the same geometry so with the larger wheels you get a taller bottom bracket height.
I found the switch to 650b quite noticeable as I had my spitfire set up 26″ for a few months. The taller position had me worried for a couple of rides but it soon feels normal. Running more sag on the shock helps.Posted 3 years ago
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