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Banshee Rune 2017 Frame (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
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Best bike I've ever owned

The Good:

Excellent geometry, Stability at speed, Versatile (3 rear dropout positions for 2016), Durability, Well priced

The Bad:

Powdercoat is not as tough as anodizing could be

Overall Review:


Banshee has built a bike that fits perfectly with my needs. In the year I've owned it, it's been ridden nearly 750 miles in San Diego CA, Santa Cruz CA, and Park City UT. It handles the gamut between XC and light DH easily. I've not had an ounce of frame trouble.

The Rune makes it possible to use one bike for nearly everything. It replaced two bikes: an Ibis Mojo HDR and a Santa Cruz VP Free. The Rune is actually more stable on fast, rough descents than the Free was. It's every bit as quick on trail as an HDR. The long, slack (but not too long, not too slack) geometry and KS link rear end must be to blame for both of those wins. With a travel-adjustable fork, the long wheelbase is not a drawback on switchbacky climbs.


  • Fox 36 TALAS
  • Cane Creek DBAir
  • SRAM GX Drivetrain, Hope Cranks / BB
  • Chris King InSet
  • Race Face SIXC DH bar and Atlas 50mm stem
  • KS LEV Integra post
  • Hope Tech3 E4 Brakes (ditched Saint / Hayes setup in pic)
  • Hope Pro4 / DT Swiss EX471 27.5" wheels
  • 2.4" tires F/R



Product Banshee Rune 2017 Frame
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, 27.5" (Low, Neutral), M, 27.5" (Low, Neutral), L, 27.5" (Low, Neutral), XL, 27.5" (Low, Neutral), S, 26" (Low, Neutral), M, 26" (Low, Neutral), L, 26" (Low, Neutral), XL, 26" (Low, Neutral) View Geometry
Size S, 27.5" (Low, Neutral) M, 27.5" (Low, Neutral) L, 27.5" (Low, Neutral) XL, 27.5" (Low, Neutral) S, 26" (Low, Neutral) M, 26" (Low, Neutral) L, 26" (Low, Neutral) XL, 26" (Low, Neutral)
Top Tube Length 565mm 590mm 615mm 640mm 565mm 590mm 615mm 640mm
Head Tube Angle 64.5°, 65.0° 64.5°, 65.0° 64.5°, 65.0° 64.5°, 65.0° 64.5°, 65.0° 64.5°, 65.0° 64.5°, 65.0° 64.5°, 65.0°
Head Tube Length 115mm 115mm 125mm 125mm 115mm 115mm 125mm 125mm
Seat Tube Angle 74.0°, 74.5° 74.0°, 74.5° 74.5°, 75.0° 74.5°, 75.0° 74.0°, 74.5° 74.0°, 74.5° 74.5°, 75.0° 74.5°, 75.0°
Seat Tube Length 395mm 420mm 450mm 490mm 395mm 420mm 450mm 490mm
Bottom Bracket Height 338mm, 345mm 338mm, 345mm 338mm, 345mm 338mm, 345mm 328mm, 335mm 328mm, 335mm 328mm, 335mm 328mm, 335mm
Chainstay Length 437mm, 434mm 437mm, 434mm 437mm, 434mm 437mm, 434mm 427mm, 424mm 427mm, 424mm 427mm, 424mm 427mm, 424mm
Wheelbase 1158mm 1183mm 1208mm 1233mm 1149mm 1174mm 1199mm 1224mm
Standover 698mm 708mm 728mm 743mm 698mm 708mm 728mm 743mm
Reach 402mm 427mm 455mm 480mm 402mm 427mm 455mm 480mm
Stack 585mm 585mm 594mm 594mm 585mm 585mm 594mm 594mm
* Additional Info All specifications listed are with 552mm a-c fork with zero stack headset for both wheel sizes.
Wheel Size 26", 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Custom hydroformed triple-butted 7005 T6 tubeset, internally ribbed stays
Rear Travel 160mm
Rear Shock Not included, air or coil compatible, 216mm x 63mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Bottom Bracket 73mm threaded, not included
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost or 142x12mm
Front Derailleur Size SRAM S3 low direct mount
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Max Tire Size Long dropouts: 27.5" x 2.6"
Compact dropouts: 26" x 2.6"
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (single)
Colors Raw/Burgundy, Stealth Black Ano, Lime/Blood Orange
Warranty 2 year warranty, lifetime crash replacement
Weight 6 lb 15.1 oz (3,150 g)
Miscellaneous 2017 version
KS Link suspension
Ultra-low friction linkage pivots
Internal dropper post routing
KS2 modular dropouts with DT Swiss rear axle
Price $1,599
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