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Banshee Bikes Paradox Frame

Average User Rating: (Outstanding)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “I wanted an XC bike and I got a trail shredder”

    The Good: forward thinking 29r that is now copied

    The Bad: could be a bit slacker

    Overall Review:

    This was my 1st 29r and my 1st hardtail since I owed my Yeti DJ back in 2005 and my Cannondale F700 before that in1998. I really enjoyed this bike and road it quite a bit. If i didn't have to consolidate my garage I'd still have this. I also have a feeling I'll own one again and here is why.

    1. Rolls over anything

    2. Stiff and efficient

    3. best looking 29r hardtail

    4. short stays

    5. was slacker than anything out when it came out

    6. rips downhill

    They revised it recently and slacked it out a bit more + they lowered it and added a DM front derailleur. Honestly though I'd only ride this thing as a 1 by.

    I always enjoyed riding it faster on more technical trails or certain sections other guys on their super AM bikes either walked or tip toed down.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Riding Type Cross-Country
    Sizes and Geometry

    M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size M L XL
    Top Tube Length 590mm 615mm 645mm
    Head Tube Angle 69 69 69
    Head Tube Length 110mm 110mm 110mm
    Seat Tube Angle 72 72 72
    Seat Tube Length 17.3 19.5 22
    Bottom Bracket Height 310mm 310mm 310mm
    Chainstay Length 426mm 426mm 426mm
    Wheelbase 1080mm 1104mm 1146mm
    Standover 755mm 800mm 816mm
    Reach 379mm 403mm 446mm
    Stack 650mm 650mm 650mm
    Frame Material 7005 T6
    Rear Travel
    Rear Shock
    Head Tube Diameter 1.125"
    Bottom Bracket 73mm
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 135mm
    Front Derailleur Size 34.9mm
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
    Max Tire Size 2.3"
    ISCG Tabs ISCG 05
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors
    Warranty
    Weight

    4 lb 7.6 oz (2.0 kg)

    Miscellaneous
    Price $775.00
    More Info Banshee Bikes website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry