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Banshee Phantom 29er Mountain Bike

Banshee Phantom 29er Mountain Bike
$1,430.00 - $8,808.00
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Meet Banshee Phantom 29er. New for 2014, this short travel 29er sports 105mm rear suspension and a super stiff frame. Designed to be a low travel 29er capable of riding more than just XC trails, the Phantom 29er is great for both all day epic rides as well as aggressive all mountain riding.

Build yours today and start riding!

What do your build kits consist of?  Below is a chart of what each build kit consists of.  Each build kit includes all of the parts for the series from which you have chosen.  Example: If you choose a Shimano XT build kit, the entire drivetrain, including brakes, will be that of the XT series.  Please refer to the following chart.

Shimano Series 10 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Front & Rear Derailleur
- Shifters
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  SRAM Series 10 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Front & Rear Derailleur
- Shifters
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  SRAM Series 11 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Rear Derailleur
- Shifter (Rear Only)
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes

What if I want specific component(s) that aren't listed as a choice?  Generally speaking, we have access to all components, even if not listed as a choice.  In order to make the build process less confusing for our customers, we've opted to list the most commonly requested components from our past customers.  If however there are any components which aren't listed that you'd like your bike built with, simply call us at 708-448-8260 or drop us an e-mail at, and someone will be able to help you with your request.

Can I mix & match items in my groupo?  In order to keep pricing as low as possible for our customers, all of our groupo's are purchased in bulk as "kits" (ex. XT 2x10, XTR 2x10, X.9 2x.10, ect...) from the manufacturer's.  If you wish to mix components from different series groupo's, we can do so; however you'll lose that bulk discount pricing, therefore if you're looking to simply replace a couple of components with lower grade items in order to save money, it'll generally cost you more to do so.  In the end however, if you ultimatly want a mixed groupo, we can absolutly accomidate your request, but ask that you please e-mail with a full list of components that you'd like to use.

Explain your wheelset choices? Richards Bicycles offers 2 wheelset choices.  The first being stock wheelsets, such as Mavic CrossMax SLR, Stan's Crest/Arch EX / Flow EX w/ Stan's 3.30 hubs, ect.....  If you're not interested in one of our stock wheelset options, you can "I don’t need a wheelset OR building custom below" and simply choose one of our custom wheelsets from below.  

If you want a stock wheelset that isn't listed, we ask that you please contact us.  If you want to customize your wheelset beyond the custom options that are listed, we ask that you either contact us or choose "No, I don’t need a custom wheelset" and then proceed to our custom wheelset builder page, where you'll be able to customize your wheelset choice with much more details. 

What is the build time?  Provided that the frame is available in the size that color that you're looking for, we can generally build your custom bike within 1-2 weeks.  If you'd like to check on frame availability, please contact us.

What is S&H?  S&H for frames is $50 and $100 for customers located in the lower 48 states.  Customers located in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or internationally should contact us to request a shipping quote.

Is there sales tax?  Richards Bicycles is only required to charge sales tax for IL customers.  If you live in any of the other 49 states, there will be no sales tax.  Furthermore, international customers will not pay sales tax through Richards Bicycles; however you may be charged importing duties / VAT charges upon receiving your frame / bike.  We do not keep a list of rates paid per country, as they change on a regular basis, so we ask that international customers please contact their local customs office to obtain a list of possible charges, as we will not have that information.

Sizes Medium, Large, Extra Large
Travel 105mm KS-link suspension optimised for aggressive trail style riding
Taper Headtube 44mm ¦ 56mm   (1.125" zero stack top, 1.5" zero stack bottom) allows angle sets and tapered forks
Hydroformed 7005 AL tubes Increases strength and stiffness, and reduces weight
ISCG2005 Latest standard in ISCG for chainguide mounting
Full length seat tube Maximum saddle height adjustability
Internal dropper routing
Option of running stealth dropper posts, as well as having guides for non stealth posts.
Internal ribbed stays Increase stiffness for railing berms and holding lines through the roughest of trail sections, as well as increasing pedal efficiency
Front derailleur Uses SRAM S3 low direct mount system
Aggressive geometry Slack angles paired with frame anti-squat keeps speed going down and the front end planted on steep climbs
Tire Clearance 29 x 2.4"  (135x10, 142x12, and 150x12mm dropout options)
INA Bearing pivots Fully sealed high quality bearings throughout
KS Link pivot system
Optimised suspension kinematics for a fast, efficient, aggressive and fun ride
Warranty 2 years [original owner]
Crash replacement Lifetime [original owner]


(as measured with a 531mm a2c fork and zero stack headset)
Size M L XL
suggested rider height <6'0"   (<183cm) 5'11"-6'3"   (180-191cm) >6'2"   (>189cm)
Seat tube 445mm   (17.5") 483mm   (19") 533mm   (21")
Top Tube 585mm  (23.0") 615mm (24.2") 645mm (25.4")
Wheel Base 1138mm   (44.8") 1168mm  (46.0") 1200mm  (47.2")
Head Angle 67.5°   /   68.0°   /   68.5°
Effective Seat Angle 74.0° / 74.5° / 75.0°     (real seat angle varies with saddle height and will slacken as saddle height is increased )
BB Height 13.2"   /   13.45"   /   13.7"
Chainstay 17.5"   /   17.4"   /   17.3"
Head Tube length 115mm (4.5") 115mm (4.5") 125mm (4.9")
Standover 718mm 745mm 780mm
Max Tire Clearance 29" x 2.4"
Rear Hub Spacing 135x10  or  142x12  or  150x12mm
Head Tube 44mm ¦ 56mm   (1.125" zero stack top, 1.5" zero stack bottom)
Seatpost Dia 30.9mm
Seattube OD 34.9mm
BB 73mm - ISIS 118mm
Chainguide  ISCG 2005
Shock 7.25x1.75" (40x8mm shaft end, 25.4x8mm reservoir end)
Shock Type Air / coil
Suggested Sag 25%
Reach 420mm 450mm 478mm
Stack 616mm 616mm 625mm

Banshee offers a 2 year manufacturer warranty against defects on all of their frames, for the original owner.  Banshee also offers a lifetime crash replacement for the original owner after the 2 year period has expired, or in the event of a crash.