Banshee Bikes Spitfire 27.5 Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

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Product Description

The Spitfire is built around the BC company’s KS Link, and sports 140mm of rear suspension travel. The result is a bike that pedals up without complaint, and simply sails through everything on the way down.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by meta4x a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2015

Strengths:    Geometry, suspension kinematics, strength.

Weaknesses:    Weight, bearings.

Bottom Line:   
A truly aggressive mid travel ripper.

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Favorite Trail:   Eagle vs Shark

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Cyclexpress

Similar Products Used:   SC Nomad, SC Bronson, Giant Trance, Giant Reign, Avanti Torrent, SC 5010, Specialized Stump EVO, Specialized Enduro 29er, Specialized Enduro 27.5.

Bike Setup:   Medium black ano frame with CCDBACS, Pike 150 solo air, Renthal 780 carbon bar, Rental 40mm stem, Guide RSC 180/160, SRAM X01, E13 TRSr with DM32T ring, DT350 hubs laced to Derby 40mm carbon rims with bladed spokes. Maxxis 3C TR Ikon 2.35s f/r.
Weight 28.9 pounds

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Devon a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2014

Strengths:    I have been a long time fan of banshee bikes and it has been exciting to see the company progress. The new KS link is like no other full suspension linkage on the market. Pedal bob is literally non existent while the bike feels amazing plush on rough trails. After riding the Prime (29er) for nearly two years I was blown away by the handling of the 650b Spitfire. You could really feel a difference in tight turns.

Weaknesses:    The aggressive geometry can make technical uphills, especially turns, difficult. It simply requires a little bit of getting use to an a little bit of extra muscle. This bike will not win the best climbing bike award, but turn that puppy downhill and you will not remember a think about any difficulties climbing.

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a great all around bike then this is the one for you. It can handle anything from an all day xc ride to a shuttle ride. The capabilities of this bike is surprising and truly is the dowhillers cross country bike. Since getting this bike I have cleaned sections of trail (both technical downhill and technical climbing/pedaling) that I have never been able to get. Not only that my confidence in my riding has sky rocketed. I highly recommend this bike to anyone looking for an awesome all around trail bike.

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Favorite Trail:   highline- sedona

Duration Product Used:   three months

Similar Products Used:   banshee prime, banshee spitfire v1, banshee scythe, banshee paradox

Bike Setup:   Full xtr kit, 36tx10sp
MRP fork
CC DB rear shox
Sunringle wheels
Bontrager G5 tires

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