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Mega-Prime AM Weapon

Hi-Lights in the forest. This bike rewards the pilot who opens it up.
Hi-Lights in the forest. This bike rewards the pilot who opens it up. Good looking profile, I think. The business end of 150 drops and hub, plus the 203 Formula RO's The build of the front holds strong, but the 34 cant keep up here. So much radness in this bike!! Race Face SixC + Thomson + Angleset + hi-lighter Banshee = Oh Gawd! DBAir, Straightline, Oregon Enduro Stickers, SixC cranks, and the classic Reverb Wrap. DB AIR is GOD. Oregon Enduro weapon, with DBAir and Reverb wrap.... DX clip pedals too... Okay, let me be frank: HALF NELSON GRIPS ARE RAD. Sixc bars are pretty sweet as well. Short spokes and the 150 hub add a next level of 29er wheel build options. NEXT LEVEL!!!!
Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Banshee Bikes Prime XL Hi-lighter
Rear Shock Cane Creek DB Air So unreal.
Fork Fox Racing Shox 34 Float CTD Kashima 29 Wish it was a Pike:(
Headset Cane Creek AngleSet.ZS44-ZS56 1.5 degree slacker!!!
Handlebar Race Face SIXC Full length baby!
Stem Thomson X4 50mm Best Ever.
Grips Race Face Half Nelson These grips are pretty amazing
Brakes Formula 2013 RO Disc Brake 203's for wagon wheels
Brake Levers Formula RO
Shifters SRAM X.0 10sp
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.0 10 speed
Chainguide Straitline Silent Guide Green plastics are tight.
Cranks Race Face SIXC Are these the saintkillers?
Chainrings / Sprocket e*thirteen 34t Guidering Green? No duh!
Bottom Bracket Race Face Team DH X-Type Bottom Bracket DH is for 29 AM
Chain SRAM 10-speed
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM 10 Speed
Pedals Shimano DX SPD BOMBER!
Front Rim Spank Subrosa 29 Green!!
Rear Rim Spank Subrosa 29 Green!!
Hubs Chub DH Front Disc Hub Hi-flange=shorter spokes
Spokes Sapim double butted DH
Front Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.4 x29 Very impressive cornering
Rear Tire Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 x29 Holy fast batman!
Saddle SDG Formula FXR Ti Saddle Bel Air of the future.
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Gotta have it.
Seatpost Clamp Other Santa Cruz OK OK, ok its not a Hope.
General Info
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 0 lb 0 oz (0 g)
Additional Info This BIke is Unreal. Using the DH 150 rear drops and hi-flange Chub hubs gives the wheels unreal torsional stiffness and helps the ridiculous wheelbase gobble and crush all trail at speed. Being 6-4 makes this bike make sense. The short stem is crucial for DH handling and the pedaling character of the KS link is very impressive, it keeps the bike wanting more ups after destroying the downs. On the other hand: CTD is under-impressive, period. This is the kind of bike that demands a 36 talas 140 ((w/20mm thru)) x29 fork. If you are going to go fast and ride rough stuff, this is the weapon of choice. Straight line punishment of all obstacles and psychotic wheel strength add up to a crazy fun time at speed. Slow and tight? Meh, not so much the ideal choice. The DBAIR is simply the answer. Dialed. The Angleset helps the already insane handling and geometry go completely to the dark side. 29'ers are so capable in garbage terrain that I just thought I'd see how zany we could get. Simply put: It worked. Combining the fit and ability of an XL 29'er with the stability and aggression of this build yields a pure AM speed attack monster!
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