- What slack low tough 140-160mm full-sus frame & forks for 140mm hardtail rider?
I already apologised for the dropper! 😉 I’ve had a GD on my Soul for years and it just works – and when it gets grumbly it’s dead easy to make happy again. Seemed like aesthetically driven folly to get anything else (especially as they’re lighter than the rest)!Posted 4 years ago
Dropped it from neutral to low/slack (6mm more BB drop and angles 0.5 deg lower) today and expected it to feel more choppered out and floppy on the flat but actually the main thing I noticed is how much more smoothly it carves and changes direction when turning. 65.6 deg HA now, which gives the same trail as 65 deg on a 26″. How long since that was the norm on DH bikes?!Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Glad you’re enjoying it.
I love my Rune…it’s a great bike. The KS link seems to do a great job.
I’ve not really experimented with the low setting on mine, I’ve just stuck with the neutral setting which I think is the same as the Spitfire’s slackest setting. The demo bike I ride was in the slackest setting which was awesome on the descents but I got a lot of pedal strikes. Felt like harder work on the climbs too.Posted 4 years ago
Gnarred up front tyre and slack/low setting:
This bike is so much better than I am – we get to the top of the hills as fast as on my hardtail and get back down way quicker (e.g. 4min20 vs 4min50 on one of the hardtail-friendly blue runs at BPW). I can’t even conceive being able to ride the Spitfire hard enough to make it feel out of its depth. I know I’m coming at this from a longterm hardtailer’s perspective but how can 140mm of travel on the back feel so controlled and bottomless? KS link and CCDBair combo is black magic. Love the Pike too.Posted 4 years ago
After almost a year of ownership, I’ve written a review! http://brightonmtb.org/2015/01/31/a-review-banshee-spitfire-v2/Posted 3 years ago
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