Banshee Spitfire V2 26" & 650b Mountain Bike

Banshee Spitfire V2 26" & 650b Mountain Bike
$1,725.00 - $9,086.00
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New for the 2014 biking season, the Banshee Spitfire V2 is receiving a couple of minor updates. First, you'll notice that the frame is now available in Raw, Bright Blue and Stealth Black Ano. As far as physical changes go, the 2014 Spitfire 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 Spitfire 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 Spitfire V2's frames should be released sometime in September or October of 2013. We do recommend that customers who want a 2014 Spitfire V2 right away place a pre-order now, as the Spitfire 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.

2014 Banshee Spitfire V2 Features:
- 5" rear wheel travel
- New Colors - Raw, Bright Blue, Stealth Black Ano
- Ghost cable routing for dropper seatposts
- Available in 26" and 27.5" / 650b wheel sizes
- Interchangeable 135mm QR // 12x142mm // 12x150mm // 650B Dropouts
- Hydroformed 7005-T6 Construction
- 44-56mm Tapered Headtube
- KS Link Suspension
- Short One-Piece Forged Linkages // Fully Sealed Oversized Bearings
- Adjustable Geometry

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 140mm optimised for agressive 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 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" or 650bx2.5" with 650B dropout choice
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]

geo-spitfire

(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"   (<170cm) 5'7"-6'0"   (170-183cm) 5'11"-6'4"   (180-193cmcm) >6'3"   (>190cm)
Seat Tube Length 395mm   (15.5") 430mm   (16.9") 470mm   (18.5") 508mm   (20.0")
Effective Top Tube 570mm   (22.4") 590mm   (23.2") 615mm   (24.2") 640mm   (25.2")
Wheel Base 1134mm   (44.6") 1154mm   (45.4") 1179mm   (46.4") 1204mm   (47.4")
Head Angle Low - 66.0°     /      Neutral - 66.5°     /       High - 67.0°
Effective Seat Angle Low - 73.5°     /      Neutral - 74.0°      /      High - 74.5°
Seat Post Angle Low - 71.5°       /      Neutral - 72.0°       /      High - 72.5° 
BB Height Low - 330mm (13.0")   /   Neutral - 336mm (13.25")   /   High - 342mm (13.5")
Chainstay Length Low - 431mm (17.0")  /   Neutral - 429mm (16.9")   /   High - 427mm (16.8")
 
650B wheels
Size S M L XL
To Fit Rider Height <5'8"   (<170cm) 5'7"-6'0"   (170-183cm) 5'11"-6'4"   (180-193cmcm) >6'3"   (>190cm)
Seat Tube Length 395mm   (15.5") 430mm   (16.9") 470mm   (18.5") 508mm   (20.0")
Effective Top Tube 570mm   (22.4") 590mm   (23.2") 615mm   (24.2") 640mm   (25.2")
Wheel Base 1144mm   (45.0") 1164mm   (45.8") 1189mm   (46.8") 1214mm   (47.8")
Head Angle Low - 66.0°     /      Neutral - 66.5°     /       High - 67.0°
Effective Seat Angle Low - 73.5°     /      Neutral - 74.0°      /      High - 74.5°
Seat Post Angle Low - 71.5°       /      Neutral - 72.0°       /      High - 72.5° 
BB Height Low - 340mm (13.4")   /   Neutral - 346mm (13.65")   /   High - 352mm (13.9")
Chainstay Length Low - 441mm (17.4")  /   Neutral - 439mm (17.3")   /   High - 437mm (17.2")
 
Head Tube Length 115mm (4.5")
Standover Height 684mm 697mm 715mm 736mm
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 7.875x2.25" (40x8mm shaft end, 25.4x8mm reservoir end)
Shock Type Large volume air / coil
Suggested Sag 25%
Reach 407mm 427mm 452mm 477mm
Stack 590mm

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