Banshee Spitfire V3 frame-set (size options) Fox Float DPX2 Performance **FREE SHIP**
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This listing is for one brand new frame-set (bicycle pictured for reference only)
- Fox DPX2 Perfomance shock
- Banshee Cartridge bearing headset (installed)
- Gen2 148x12 boost dropout kit
- seat post collar
- Threaded BSA bottom bracket
- 31.6mm seatpost
aftermarket packaging - including manuals
full manufacturer’s warranty
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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)
The V3 Platform
Keith Scott, Banshee Engineer and Co-Owner, has spent the last three years developing our V3 platform, the foundation of which is the new KS2 link. The linkage is designed to optimize all aspects of suspension performance for each bike while maintaining Banshee’s DNA. Using superior 7005 T6 alloy and manufacturing methods such as custom hydroformed tube sets and near-net 3D forgings, we created frames that we are truly proud of. Oh, and yes… these changes also allow a full-size water bottle inside the front triangle.
We built numerous test mules and prototypes as we refined the designs, using both alloy and carbon to experiment with structure, geometry, and suspension characteristics. Multiple manufacturing options were ridden while others were abused in rigorous lab simulations. At Banshee our priorities are to create incredibly balanced bikes that excel in terms of riding confidence, speed, and FUN! We are very excited to share the evolution of Banshee Bikes with Banshee riders around the world.
3D-Forged Shock Cage
Load Isolation - The 3D-forged shock cage of the KS2 design contains all the high rear suspension loads that are amplified by leverage ratios within the forged section, effectively equalizing these loads within the cage and isolating them from the rest of the frame. This results in a better front triangle with all high loads contained by the strongest section.
Low Center of Gravity - Mounting the shock low down in the shock cage results in an incredibly low center of gravity. This makes the bike more stable when things get rough, easier to lean over into corners to carry more speed, and helps initiate turns faster.
KS2 Linkage and Kinematics
Low Friction - With full complement sealed bearings throughout all linkage pivots including the trunnion mount, there is almost zero rotational friction. This results in incredibly supple suspension and huge amounts of traction.
Leverage Ratio -
By fitting longer stroke shocks then competitors with the same amount of travel, our frames have a lower overall leverage ratio (under 2.5:1). We have also adjusted the progression of our bikes to work optimally with both large volume air and coil shock options, giving our customers a wider range of choice and better performance.
Axle Path -
The initially rearward axle carries better speed through square-edge hits. Combined with high initial anti-squat this also generates more speed when pumping terrain and landing drops and jumps.
Anti-Squat Profile -
The anti-squat profile has been specifically tuned to maximize pedaling efficiency in the sag range. This value reduces as you go deeper into the travel to minimize pedal kickback and offer a neutral feel through the roughest terrain.
Optimized to result in maximum traction and balance under hard braking, so you can brake later and ride faster.
We have tested a whole range of geometry from the sublime to the ridiculous. It would be easiest to simply jump on the bandwagon of longer + slacker + more travel, however, extreme geometry plus adding extra travel isn’t automatically better or as fun to ride. Banshee riders deserve better. Our ride geometry delivers a very balanced weight distribution that maximizes traction and inspires confidence so you can ride faster and have more fun.
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