Banshee Rune V2 26" & 650b Mountain Bike Frame

Banshee Rune V2 26" & 650b Mountain Bike Frame
$2,200.00 - $2,250.00
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New for the 2014 biking season, the Banshee Rune V2 is receiving a couple of minor updates. First, you'll notice that the frame is now available in Raw, Florescent Green and Black on Black. As far as physical changes go, the 2014 Rune V2 is now going to include "stealth cable routing" for a dropper seat-post. As far as we've been told from Banshee thus far, the rest of the Rune V2 frame should remain the same as the 2013.

Production Timing: According to the most accurate information that we've received from Banshee, the first production run of 2014 Rune V2's frames should be released sometime in September or October of 2013. We do recommend that customers who want a 2014 Rune V2 right away place a pre-order now, as the Rune has been one of our most popular bikes in the 2013 season, and it has generally remained been sold out before the production runs were even finished. Your best chances of getting a new 2014 are by placing a pre-order now instead of waiting until September or October.

For those that dare to see whats on the other side the mountain. The Rune V2 was made for the weekend adventurer to explore the back country. Escape the madness of the cities and urban sprawl and return to nature, restore your inner peace and go to the places most people will never see. This sturdy frame with amazing pedaling qualities will keep you pedaling all day and get you easily down the steepest mountain when its time to come home.

Features:

- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
- New colors for 2014 (Flo Green, Black on Black)
- Stealth Cable Routing
- Travel: 160mm
- Taper Headtube: Strength and versatility to use zero stack or adjustable head angle cups
- Hydroformed 7005 AL tubes: Gusseting formed into the tube for added strength with less weight
- ISCG2005: Latest standard in ISCG
- Full length seat tube: A necessity for freeriding where you need to pedal up before bombing down
- Adjustable seatposts: Cable guides along toptube and 30.9 size allows for all known models
- Internal ribbed stays: Increased stiffness for railing burms and sticking landings
Front derailleur: Capable of running multiple setups from chainguide, to dual ring w/Bash guard
- Hammerschmidt: Not recommended
- Tire Clearance: 26 x 2.5
- Ina Bearing pivots: For strength and long service life
- KS Link pivot system: Tuned for optimal wheelrate characteristics
- Warranty: 2 years [original owner]
- Crash replacement: Lifetime [original owner]

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 mtb@rbikes.com, 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 Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
Travel 160mm optimised for hard enduro style riding
Taper Headtube 44mm ¦ 56mm   (1.125" zero stack top, 1.5" zero stack bottom) allows angle sets ad 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 adjustibility
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 burms 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 26 x 2.5
INA Bearing pivots Fully sealed high quality bearings throughout
KS Link pivot system
Optimised suspension kinematics for a fast, efficient, agressive and fun ride
Warranty 2 years [original owner]
Crash replacement Lifetime [original owner]

Rune

As measured with 545mm a-c fork with zero stack headset for both wheel sizes
26" wheels
Size S M L XL
To Fit Rider Height <5'8" 5'7"-6'0" 5'11"-6'4" >6'3"
Seat Tube Length 395mm (15.5") 430mm (16.9") 470mm (18.5") 508mm (20.0")
Effective Top Tube 562mm (22.1") 584mm (23") 610mm (24") 635mm (25")
Wheel Base (44.5") (45.5") (46.5") (47.5")
Head Angle Low - 65.0°Neutral - 65.5°High - 66.0°
Effective Seat Angle Low - 73.5°Neutral - 74.0°High - 74.5°
Seat Post Angle Low - 70.5°Neutral - 71.0°High - 71.5°
BB Height Low - 340mm (13.4")Neutral - 347mm (13.65")High - 353mm (13.9")
Chainstay Length Low - 429mm (16.9")Neutral - 426mm (16.8")High - 422mm (16.7")
650B wheels
Size S M L XL
To Fit Rider Height <5'8" 5'7"-6'0" 5'11"-6'4" >6'3"
Seat Tube Length 395mm (15.5") 430mm (16.9") 470mm< (18.5") 508mm (20.0")
Effective Top Tube 562mm (22.1") 584mm (23") 610mm (24") 635mm (25")
Wheel Base (44.9") (45.9") (46.9") (47.9")
Head Angle Low - 65.0°Neutral - 65.5°High - 66.0°
Effective Seat Angle Low - 73.5°Neutral - 74.0°High - 74.5°
Seat Post Angle Low - 70.5°Neutral - 71.0°High - 71.5°
BB Height Low - 350mm (13.8")Neutral - 357mm (14.05")High - 363mm (14.3")
Chainstay Length Low - 439mm (17.3")Neutral - 436mm (17.2")High - 432mm (17.1")
Head Tube length 115mm (4.5") 125 (4.9")
Standover Height 718mm 718mm 734mm 748mm
Max Tire Clearance 26" x 2.5" (or 650B x 2.5" with 650B dropout)
Rear Hub Spacing 135x10mm OR 142x12mm OR 150x12mm (OR 650B 142x12mm)
Head Tube 44mm ¦ 56mm (1.125" zero stack top, 1.5" zero stack bottom)
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seat Clamp Diameter 34.9mm
BB 73mm - ISIS 118mm
Chainguide ISCG 05
Shock 8.5x2.5" (40x8mm shaft end, 25.4x8mm reservoir end)
Shock Type Large volume air / coil
Suggested Sag 28%
Reach 393mm 417mm 441mm 466mm
Stack 582mm 591mm

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