Sometimes you spot things on the first day of a show, other times you spend all week looking and not spotting who, or what, you're after. Final day and we track down Banshee to their German distributor's stand in the open air centra area, an area which became less popular as the week progressed and the rain fell.
This new Rune was the most striking bike on show because it's the one that's not quite in production, although with a release date pencilled in for this October it's not far away. It's a 160mm trail and all mountain bike that looks like it will be an absolute ball on the most technical and steep trails. The bike features Banshee owner/designer Keith Scott's proprietary KS Link suspension platform.
The big news is that the new frame is compatible with both 26" and 650B wheels thanks to its replaceable and interchangeable dropout design. Not only available to suit differing wheel sizes they're also available to suit 135mm, 142mm & 150mm hubs while a unique flip chip design enables the head angle to be adjusted between 65 and 66 degrees in half degree increments. Pricing is keen at €1,799 with a Fox CTD shock or €1,880 including the Cane Creek DB Air seen here. All the details are there, will this turn out to be as good as we're hoping? Time will tell.
Banshee bikes NOW available in IRELAND. Contact us for order details.