Snot an orange for once.....

Discussion in 'Post Your Ride' started by moorey, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    So, TBH, not really sure what to do with this. Felix grew out of his old 160mm bike, so I sold the frame and put him on a spitty, which he loves. This frame came up at a good price, so I couldn't help grabbing it to put his old parts on, with the plan of sharing it with him. He is very comfortable on a smaller Medium, despite being 11yo.
    Anyhoo, changes planned for this down the track. Hopefully 11sp, maybe 27.5. Who knows :behindsofa:

    - 2014 Banshee Rune, medium (26")
    Rear shock -CCBDA CS

    Front shock/fork - rct3 pike 160mm 27.5"
    Handlebars - Fatbar light 740mm, 15mm rise
    Headset - Cane Creek
    BB - Raceface signature DH
    Stem - Thomson 4x 50mm
    Grips - Lock on.
    Saddle - Charge, currently
    Seatpost - Thompson elite dropper currently.
    brakes - XT m875
    Rotors - Icetech 203/180

    Cranks - XT 785
    Guide - Fouriers top guide
    Chainring - 32t Fouriers NW
    Chain - XT 10sp
    Pedals - DMR Vault
    Rear derailleur - XT Middy with one-up cage currently.
    Rear shifter - ispec 10sp
    Cassette - XT 11-40 10sp currently (hope expander 40t)
    Hubs - Hope pro 2 Evo
    Rims - Stans flow ex 26"
    Tyres - Front Minion DHR, rear Minion SS. Tubeless.
    Total weight - 14.5kg with pedal. Not built to climb.


  2. slowmick

    slowmick Likes Bikes and Dirt

    sweet looking ride. Spec seems to be your greatest hits. will it be at round 3 of KOB?
  3. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    All my bikes run virtually identical spec, from xc through to DH...I tried most things, and worked out what suits me.
    It plans to be there. Mad not to. You coming?
  4. taquar

    taquar Likes Dirt

    If that's your backyard, I hate you so much. :thumb:

    Nice bike though! Really need to update my bike to something with a tapered steerer and 27.5", at least. All these toys make me jealous.
  5. Knuckles

    Knuckles Burner

    Fork needs more white! For KOB, at least.
  6. yuley95

    yuley95 Likes Dirt

    Is the first rule of mountainbiking at your house 'all rides must start with a huck to flat off the back deck'?
  7. Knuckles

    Knuckles Burner

    Only for those under 40.
  8. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    Backyards are for townies. It's my sprawling bush block. Hate away.

    27.5 I'm not at all fussed about. It will happen. 26" still floats my boat.
    Yeah the tapered, 1.5" or 44mm head tube if unfortunately essential for the nice forks these days. I only run 2.5 forks to keep options open and gives a slightly slacker HA.

    I picked up this frame embarrassingly cheap. They're out there if you're lucky.
  9. Logic

    Logic Likes Dirt

    super nice ride man!
    Had a look at buying a frame once, they're damn expensive!
    You gotta give us a ride report :rockon:
  10. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    Look for a cracked one, they're good value.
  11. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    Not that I can ever buy new, but I reckon they're the best value frame out there. They often have leftovers or runout models for $1800-2000 with CCDBA or monarch shock. Nothing else comes close.
    Got this and a spitfire in the quiver. Looking forward to riding this in anger. Reckon I'll give it a run at the upcoming KOB race.
  12. Logic

    Logic Likes Dirt

    Are you serious? :suspicious: That sounds superrrr dogdy.
  13. Logic

    Logic Likes Dirt

    hell yeah dude! Not sure how tall you are, but a medium should be awesome to manoeuvre around the tight tecky sections.
  14. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    If it's a lateral crack, it almost certainly won't be a problem...*

    *Rotorburn running gag that almost predates your birth
  15. Logic

    Logic Likes Dirt

    hahaha only saw that other text when I went to reply.
  16. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    It's a long story but yes, I'm serious. My 2013 has two cracks where the shock mount meets downtube. Two other guys I know have the same cracks and they aren't a problem.

    Was an issue on 2013 Rune frames but the design means the cracks are only a cosmetic problem.

    There will be two cracked Runes in D grade at KOB round 3.
  17. Ideate

    Ideate Senior Member

    Until the bushfires roll in.
  18. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    And one cracked Rune rider in vets...
  19. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    Been there, done that. Look above my avatar.
  20. Logic

    Logic Likes Dirt

    Wow! I remember once on a Youies shuttle day overhearing some guys talking about a dude selling some cracked frames for ridiculously cheap, but I don't know where to find it. Admittedly I thought they were joking but it sounds like a good deal if you can get them for a good price. If you could link me to a website or something i'd be really keen to check it out:)

    It sounds quite funny that having a cracked frame is a common occurance and is completely fine haha :lol:

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