Banshee Phantom Frame 2017
We can easily sum up the Banshee Phantom as a short travel 29er that's built for lycra-wearing cross country speedsters. However, this wouldn't be an accurate summary. Stiff, strong, and aggressive enough to turn the heads of hard-nosed all-mountain and trail riders, the Phantom is so much more.
By combining a short 105mm travel platform with the stiff frame and a low, slack geometry, you get a 29 inch bike that doesn't believe in labels or assumptions. Most bikes within this travel range usually feature a steeper geometry and a flexier tube set that simply doesn't inspire the confidence needed to fly down technical descents. The Phantom on the other hand sees things a little differently.
Banshee specifically went with 105mm of travel to bring the bike alive and connect the rider directly with the trail, without being totally rigid. Bikes can often have too much suspension which can sort of cloud the ride experience and spoil us as riders. Less travel breaks down the safety net and forces us to get to know the trail on a personal level by testing our skills and grit. Additionally, shorter travel equates to a more responsive acceleration and a better climbing platform.
Let us not forget that the Phantom's stiffness is the secret to new levels of confidence. The stiffer ride permits improved control, allowing you to hold a tighter line and blast through corners. Combine the Phantom's benchmark stiffness with its slack head angle, and you've got a recipe for becoming a true bad ass on the trail. You'll love every minute of it.
Reviews: Bike Magazine
- Custom Hydroformed Triple Butted 7005 T6 Tubeset Increases strength and stiffness while reducing weight optimally
- KS Link Suspension with 105mm Travel optimized for trail riding with connected feel to the trail.
- KS2 Modular dropouts w/DT Swiss axle Adjust frame geometry without affecting suspension kinematics
- Ultra Low Friction Linkage Pivots Fully sealed high quality bearing maximize performance and bearing life.
- Internally Ribbed Stays Increase lateral and torsional frame stiffness to maximize efficiency
- 2 year Warranty / Crash replacement to original owner.
|Fork||Designed for 120mm forks (Not Included)|
|Rear Shock||Cane Creek Inline|
|Headset Included||Cane Creek - ZS 44/56|
|Front Derailleur||Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||73mm Threaded|
|Seat Clamp||34.9mm Banshee|
|Accessory Mounts||ISCG mounts, 1 water bottle mount|
|Cable routing||Standard brake and derailleur routing, standard or stealth dropper routing|
|Weight||3.49 kg / 7.69 lbs, Medium Frame|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|A: Seat Tube Length||420 |
|B: Effective Top Tube||590 |
|C: Stack||613 |
|D: Reach||426 |
|E: BB Height||333 |
|F: BB Drop||-||-||-|
|G: Head Tube Length||115 |
|H: Head Tube Angle||67.5 °||67.5 °||67.5 °|
|I: Seat Tube Angle||75.0 °||75.0 °||75.0 °|
|J: Standover Height||718 |
|K: Chainstay Length||443 |
|L: Wheelbase||1151 |
Stiff, agile, easy to throw around and to lift the frontend.
It's not your average XC 29-er. It actually feels more nimble than some 26er.
It takes 27.5+, 29 and 29.5+ rubber easily (may need long dropouts). I have it on 2.6 Nobby Nics with short dropouts and they are good, with good clearance.
Also it has: regular headtube, you can install angleset.
threaded BB, no creaky press-fit.
Adjustable geo with interchangeable dropouts.
Takes 110-140mm fork, so you can choose according to your style.
Yes, it weights a little bit more, but all the benefits outweigh the weight (see what I did here)
If Chuck Norris was a trailbike Phantom he would be, I tell ya.
7 months ago
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