Post your wicked BANSHEE thread....

JTmofo

XC Enthusiast
With the amount of Banshees on this site now, I reckon a thread with PYR Banshees only to consolidate the porn in one spot.

I'll post decent photos later.


Specs, weights and settings would be nice to compare. ie Fork and shock settings, wheels sizes and HA angle settings.

For all the Banshee haters.... Eat a bag.

2013 Spitfire

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Frame: 2013 Banshee Spitfire

Shock: CCDB Air
Forks: Rockshox Pike 150mm
Headset: Banshee
Stem: Raceface Evolve 60mm
Bars: Rental Fatbar Carbon , 740mm
Brakes: Hope E4, Hope Saw Rotors 203mm front, 180mm rear.
BB: Hope SS
Saddle: Charge Scoop CrMo
Seat post: KS Supernatural
Cranks: XO carbon 170mm GXP
Chain ring: WTC 36t
Pedals: XTR M985 Trail
Shifters: Shimano XT
RD: Shimano Saint
Cassette: Sram 10 speed
Wheels: LB 650b 35mm rims laced to 32h Hope Pro2

2014 Paradox

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Frame - Banshee Paradox V2 2014. Medium. Black anodized.
Fork - Rockshox Revelation RTC3 120mm 29er
Bars - TBD
Stem - Raceface Evolve 70mm
Headset - Hope
Grips - Funn Lock On
Seatpost - Banshee
Brakes - Shimano Deore M615 2x160mm.
Cranks - Shimano Deore 2x10
Chain - KMC X10 light
Pedals - XT trail
Front derailleur - Shimano XT M786 Direct mount
Rear derailleur - Shimano XT M786 Shadow + Mid cage
Shifters - Shimano XT M780
Cassette - Shimano XT M771 11-36T
Wheels - Hope Hoops Tech XC's on Evo Pro2 32h Hubs, running Tubeless
Tyres - Maxxis Ikon 2.2 TR Exo
 
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.dan.

Likes Dirt
Didn't even recognise my old Spitfire there Jonny. I think the only thing you left the same was the shock. Gotta say she's looking rather sexy now.
 

JTmofo

XC Enthusiast
Didn't even recognise my old Spitfire there Jonny. I think the only thing you left the same was the shock. Gotta say she's looking rather sexy now.
Cheers Dan, I'm stoked with it. Frame, shock and headset are the only reminisce of your build.
 

Knuckles

Burner
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chonox

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out of curiosity & boredom I went back 10 pages to see how many Banshees there are... 20 in total. Impressive - I know a few of these PYR threads inspired me to get one.

Spitty (9)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?286219-2015-Banshee-Spitfire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?285745-spitter-of-fire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?286750-Banshee-Spitfire-2015
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?287019-Neon-Orange-Banshee-Spitfire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?287115-All-new-Minty-fresh-2015-Banshee-Spitfire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?286463-The-Black-Knight-Banshee-Spitfire-2015
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?272765-2014-Banshee-Spitfire-650B
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?273129-14-Banshee-Spitfire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?284238-Banshee-Spitfire

Rune (6)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?287062-Lucifer-s-Fabulously-Swanky-Dark-Horse-2015-Rune
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?283377-Banshee-Rune-26-quot-Built-to-ride-down-and-up-mountains
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?265394-Banshee-Rune-V2
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?278565-JT-s-All-Mountain-650b-Build-With-Pics
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?284284-Totally-RAD-Banshee-Rune
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?284109-2015-Banshee-Rune

Paradox (1)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?284832-Banshee-Paradox-29er-Build-Thread

Darkside (2)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?282202-2014-Banshee-Darkside-Carbon-Wheels
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?283791-Banshee-Darkside

Amp (1)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?285025-2014-Banshee-Amp

Phantom (1)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?283217-I-bought-a-Banshee-Phantom-in-Bellingham-Washington-4-days-ago

oh yes - and obligatory picture

qt.jpg
 

marc.r

Likes Dirt
does the banshee distro give discounts for PYR threads as a form of covert "social media advertising" or something?

i'm glad i bought a giant.. something a little less... how do you say... common?
 

JTmofo

XC Enthusiast
does the banshee distro give discounts for PYR threads as a form of covert "social media advertising" or something?

i'm glad i bought a giant.. something a little less... how do you say... common?
Jealous....much?

Had a Giant Trance once..... My Banshee is......how do you say..... Better.
 

Mywifesirrational

I however am very normal. Trust me.
i'm glad i bought a giant.. something a little less... how do you say... common?
haha, good call.

Still don't see heaps of banshees on the trails, to be fair a banshee build is not a whole lot more than the equivalent giant - but with a CCDBA and custom build.
 

FatMuz

Likes Dirt
Will have to get my Banshee fleet photographed and posted too... maybe this weekend.
I have a 2015 Banshee Spitfire (Black) and a 2015 Banshee Phantom (Mint Green). Just waiting on a Cane Creek DB Inline to finish off the Phantom build.

For me personally... part of the attraction of the Banshee brand is the relationship / respect / experience you get from the dealer... in this case, Defcon Cycles.
It's pretty hard to buy a bad bike today... so what else does your local bike shop bring to the party to differentiate it from all the others. Under these circumstances, Banshee wins.
 

Knuckles

Burner
Will have to get my Banshee fleet photographed and posted too... maybe this weekend.
I have a 2015 Banshee Spitfire (Black) and a 2015 Banshee Phantom (Mint Green). Just waiting on a Cane Creek DB Inline to finish off the Phantom build.

For me personally... part of the attraction of the Banshee brand is the relationship / respect / experience you get from the dealer... in this case, Defcon Cycles.
It's pretty hard to buy a bad bike today... so what else does your local bike shop bring to the party to differentiate it from all the others. Under these circumstances, Banshee wins.
I'll extend that right to the top, Keith the designer behind these rigs, is an absolute pleasure to talk to, and an ace bloke to boot.

Banshee is one of the only brands I can think of that actually makes a constant, concerted effort to go beyond their customers satisfaction and make fan boys out of every one who has ridden their bikes.
 

markgab

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For me personally... part of the attraction of the Banshee brand is the relationship / respect / experience you get from the dealer... in this case, Defcon Cycles.
It's pretty hard to buy a bad bike today... so what else does your local bike shop bring to the party to differentiate it from all the others. Under these circumstances, Banshee wins.
I totally agree with you.
I nearly purchased a sb66/knolly, but after emailing Defcon.
I was sold by the excellent customer service :)
 

effarr

Likes Dirt
out of curiosity & boredom I went back 10 pages to see how many Banshees there are... 20 in total. Impressive - I know a few of these PYR threads inspired me to get one.

Spitty (9)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?286219-2015-Banshee-Spitfire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?285745-spitter-of-fire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?286750-Banshee-Spitfire-2015
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?287019-Neon-Orange-Banshee-Spitfire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?287115-All-new-Minty-fresh-2015-Banshee-Spitfire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?286463-The-Black-Knight-Banshee-Spitfire-2015
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?272765-2014-Banshee-Spitfire-650B
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?273129-14-Banshee-Spitfire
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?284238-Banshee-Spitfire

Rune (6)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?287062-Lucifer-s-Fabulously-Swanky-Dark-Horse-2015-Rune
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?283377-Banshee-Rune-26-quot-Built-to-ride-down-and-up-mountains
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?265394-Banshee-Rune-V2
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?278565-JT-s-All-Mountain-650b-Build-With-Pics
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?284284-Totally-RAD-Banshee-Rune
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?284109-2015-Banshee-Rune

Paradox (1)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?284832-Banshee-Paradox-29er-Build-Thread

Darkside (2)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?282202-2014-Banshee-Darkside-Carbon-Wheels
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?283791-Banshee-Darkside

Amp (1)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?285025-2014-Banshee-Amp

Phantom (1)
http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?283217-I-bought-a-Banshee-Phantom-in-Bellingham-Washington-4-days-ago

oh yes - and obligatory picture

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Missed a couple ;)

http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?265903-Leon-s-2013-Banshee-Rune-Build-Photos-Galore!&highlight=Rune

http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?259838-2013-Banshee-Rune-V2

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