I thought it was time for a post your ride thread on my current stable. I'll start with the bikes in the order that they were purchased. 2014 Banshee Rune V2. 2014 Banshee Rune V2 w/Fox DHX RC4 Rockshox Pike Solo Air RCT3 27.5 Derby AM Carbon wheels on Hope pro 2 evo hubs laced with sapim x-ray cx spokes 27.5 Rockshox Reverb Stealth Raceface turbine cranks Raceface narrow wide chainring 32t Shimano XTR shifter 11sp Shimano XT derailleur m8000 Shimano XT cassette 11-42 m8000 Hope tech 3 v4 brakes Shimano ice tech rotors 203f 203r Raceface atlas 35 stem 50mm Raceface sixc 35 carbon handlebars One up chain guide *Edit - spec on the Rune updated. Got most of the bits from the spitfire before sale * I came to own this bike through getting a sweet deal on a damaged 2015 Reign 1. The frame was a write off however the remaining bits were the perfect build kit for this rig. At the time there was a second hand rune frame on rotorburn with a fox ctd shock. So i sold up my trusty Rune V1.5 and bought the frame. After a month or two decided that the fox shock wasn't ideal for me as a 95kg rider. It tended to blow through its travel easily and was too harsh with the pressure increased. I sold it to Boom King and I managed to get a CCDBA CS from Ben at single tracks and I'm more than happy with how it performs with this shock. I am very happy with how the bike is riding at the moment and the only upgrade i can see in the near future would be to get a better headset. The stock banshee one has seen better days. Will most likely get a Hope one. I experienced the creaking crown issue with my pikes but after some solid advice on this forum, fixed it with loctite 290. 2013 Santa Cruz Nomad C 2013 Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad w/ Fox DHX RC4 (ti-spring & push link) 2013 Fox 36 Talas 180 - 160 Easton Haven carbon wheels KS Lev 150 dropper w/ southpaw remote SRAM x9 shifter 10sp SRAM x9 type 2.1 derailleur 10sp Zee brakes Formula rotors 203f 203r Zee cranks Blackspire narrow wide chain ring 32t Renthal fatbars Truvative aka stem 2015 Banshee Spitfire V2. * Edit - Has been sold * Fork upgrade. 2015 Banshee Spitfire w/ Cane Creek Double Barrel Air CS (Upgrade from dB inline) Rockshox pike 27.5 DPA RCT3 130 -160 (Upgrade from x-fusion sweep rl2) Hope Tech Enduro 27.5 wheels w/ Maxxis High Roller ll 27.5 3c exo TR tires f+r set up tubeless Shimano Zee brakes Shimano ice tech rotors 200mm Racefaace turbine crankset Raceface 32T NW chainring One Up ISCG 05 micro chainguide XTR m9000 11sp shifter XT m8000 shadow plus 11sp rear derailleur XT m8000 11/42 11sp cassette KS LEV integra 125mm dropper post WTB rocket V team saddle Raceface SixC bars 760w Race Face Atlas 50mm stem Hope tapered headset Bought this rig off a dude on gumtree for 3k. It came with a custom fluro yellow sticker kit from slik, but it was the Rune decals. Apparently they sent him the wrong decals and he decided to run with it anyway. Removing the decals was the first thing I did when I got the bike. I haven't ever made a purchase this large without seeing the item first and not purchasing from a trusted seller on here or through eBay where there is some buyer protection in place. I grabbed a copy of his license and it matched with the bank account details so i took a leap of faith, turns out the bloke was a stand up fella, even posted out the neutral flip chips after forgetting to include them originally. Quite often you will buy a bike and the seller claims that the bike is in 'as new condition' and has only been ridden 'a handful of times'. Fortunately for me this was actually the case, the bike arrived in immaculate condition. Aside from removing the yellow rune decals and the matching yellow grips to reveal the glorious black on black, i swapped out the wheelset. Originally came with WTB i25 laced to Hope Pro2 Evo's but i found these to have too much flex so i swapped them out for a Hope Tech Enduro whilst i had on the hardtail i sold to fund this bike. I am not too sure if i will keep the inline shock on this rig or try and get something else, i have heard they aren't the best for heavier riders. I have a mate with a monarch plus that will fit who is keen to give the inline a crack, so that may be on the cards in the near future. The bikes i sold to fund these beauties. The reason i have bought two bikes that are so similar, is because i am trying to get my wife into riding. The BFe was used for rides with my 2yo daughter on the Yepp mini. The Spitfire has taken over that role. I must admit i get some strange looks riding around on it with her on the handlebars. After a bit more time on the Spitfire i'll compare the ride quality of the two.