Banshee Bikes Spitfire 27.5 Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)

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: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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Spitfire S or M Sizing

I'm looking to size myself up on a newer small or medium 26" Spitfire. I'm 5'7" and don't know what size to get. The guy at the shop says medium all the way but I want something smaller I can throw around. Is there anyone in San Diego CA that has one I can check out?Read More »

Cane Creek Inline in a Banshee Spitfire V2 2014

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Derailleur Hanger Options For Banshee Rune/Spitfire v1, V2 135mm dropouts and others

Wheels Manufacturing has great distribution and the Dropout 98 Hanger works for our bikes. WM will be updating their info to include Banshee in the description of the hanger but I wouldn't expect it to be know by retailers for a long time. Discovered this after a hunt high and low to find a repl ... Read More »

Banshee Spitfire V2 14 + CCDB air. Worth the money?

Advice needed! Beforehand apologiese for my terrible english... I own custom FS XC 29er bike and now want to build trail one. I can buy Banshee Spitfire V2 frame with CCDBair for 1300 Eur. I'm not familiar with that brandname, will it be good trail friend? And if i'll use Manitou Mattoc Pro with it? ... Read More »

CCDB Inline for a Banshee Spitfire.

I am thinking about a new shock for my Banshee. No real reason particularly but i like to try out different kit. I had done a lot of reading and i think i'm gonna go with the new CCDB Inline, but i cant find a base tune on their site. No rear problem but i'm wondering if anyone else id running on ... Read More »

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