Banshee Paradox Frame

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I wanted an XC bike and I got a trail shredder

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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 Read More »

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.

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Specifications

Product Banshee Paradox Frame
Riding Type Cross-Country
Rider
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 Aluminum
Frame Material Details 7005 T6
Wheel Size
Rear Travel Hardtail
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 (2030 g)
Miscellaneous
Price $775
More Info Banshee Bikes website

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