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Banshee Releases Three More Brand New Mountain Bikes 3

Something for everyone! Hot on the heels of the Titan and third-generation Rune comes all-new Prime, Spitfire, and Phantom models.

Banshee Releases Three More Brand New Mountain Bikes

Banshee announces three new highly anticipated and significantly updated trail and all mountain models. Utilizing the same KS2 linkage as the Titan and Rune V3, each model has specifically tuned kinematics and geometry optimized for ideal weight distribution for its intended use. These frames mean business.

While the model names might be familiar, they have been significantly upgraded. Technologically advanced forging and hydroforming was used throughout the designs to ensure that these frames offer incredible levels of performance on the trail. Offering more traction, better efficiency and a true feeling of confidence that result in these frames in being faster, and simply having more fun.

Prime V3 – 29-inch | 135mm Rear Travel | All-Mountain

  • 140-160mm fork travel 
  • KS2 linkage with custom tuned FOX DPX2 Performance Elite 185x55mm metric trunnion shock
  • Progressive linkage with low 2.45:1 leverage ratio 
  • Adjustable geometry via modular dropouts (also enables optional 27.5+ and 29+ setups)
  • Mullet compatible (27.5” rear / 29” front)
  • Ability to run bottle cage inside front triangle
  • Internal cable routing (also works with moto-style)
  • Frame Weight: 3.7kg (8.2lbs, size medium black with FOX DPX2 shock, dropouts, rear axle, and seat clamp)

Banshee Sales Manager (and EX team USA DH racer) Michael Buell’s prototype Prime V3 was tested high up in the stunning Colorado Rockies.

Spitfire V3 – 27.5-inch | 135mm Rear Travel | Trail

  • 140-160mm fork travel (130-140mm if running 29” front wheel)
  • KS2 linkage with custom tuned FOX DPX2 Performance Elite 185x55mm metric trunnion shock
  • Progressive linkage with low 2.45:1 leverage ratio 
  • Adjustable geometry via modular dropouts (also enables optional 26” setups if so inclined)
  • Mullet compatible (26” rear / 27.5” front, or 27.5" rear and 29” front)
  • Ability to run bottle cage inside front triangle
  • Internal cable routing (also works with moto-style)
  • Frame Weight: 3.55kg (7.8lbs, size medium black with FOX DPX2 shock, dropouts, rear axle, and seat clamp)

Banshee Co-Owner and Engineer, Keith Scott, tested an early prototype Spitfire in Scotland (fake decals applied to throw people off the prototype scent).

Phantom V3 – 29-inch | 115mm Rear Travel | Trail

  • 120-140mm fork travel 
  • KS2 linkage with custom tuned FOX DPX2 Performance Elite 185x50mm metric trunnion shock
  • Progressive linkage with very low 2.3:1 leverage ratio
  • Adjustable geometry via modular dropouts (also enables optional 27.5+ and 29+ setups)
  • Mullet compatible (27.5” rear / 29” front)
  • Ability to run bottle cage inside front triangle
  • Internal cable routing (also works with moto-style)
  • Frame Weight: 3.55kg (7.8lbs, size medium black with FOX DPX2 shock, dropouts, rear axle, and seat clamp)

Banshee Brand Manager, Dennis Beare, loves an adventure, so he took his prototype Phantom to the wild mountains of Iraq. Thankfully, its "mine-proof" capabilities were never tested.

Frameset MRSP for All Three Models: USD $2199 / €2199

Price includes dropouts of choice with axle, seat clamp, pre-installed headset and tuned FOX Performance Elite DPX2 shock. All Banshee KS2 frames come with a four-year warranty provided customers register their frame on our website within 60 days of purchase. All frames also come with lifetime crash replacement cover for original owner.

Banshee Prime V3 Geometry

Banshee Spitfire V3 Geometry

Banshee Phantom V3 Geometry

Prototypes were also tested in Russia, Chile, France…

…and of course, sensational Canada!

Visit www.bansheebikes.com for more details.

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