Founded on Banshee’s all-new KS Link suspension platform, the Rune features an insanely supple design as it completely eliminates pivot resistance and nearly all DU bushing rotation. To achieve this, Banshee’s KS Link provides the rider better traction through its ability to react faster to sudden changes in the terrain, resulting in superior small bump compliance for an overall smoother ride. The short one-piece forged linkages boosts the Rune’s overall stiffness and responsiveness by lowering the center of gravity, while its fully sealed, oversized bearings and low pivot loads keep maintenance virtually non-existent.
A 44/56mm tapered headtube cleverly permits the use of a zero stack headset cup to reduce the stack height if needed. Chain and seat stays are internally ribbed for increased stiffness and 7005 T6 aluminum is used throughout with custom hydroformed tubes and forgings. This Jenson USA Custom Collection pairs the Rune with Shimano SLX 11-speed drivetrain. The SLX shifter lets you play with the 10-42 SLX cassette while the SLX hydraulic controls the centerline rotors with 180mm up front and 160mm in the rear, you’ll be able to stop on the dime. Jenson rounds out the Rune SLX with RaceFace components. The Rune has a Race Face Turbine narrow-wide 32-teeth crankset that powers Race Face Aeffect 27.5 wheels wrapped with Maxxis High Roller ll rubber. So whether you want to hang with the XC crowd or crave a freeride, this well-equipped Banshee Rune is game.
7005 hydroformed aluminum alloy frame internally ribbed to increase stiffness while reducing weight.
KS Link pivot system optimizes the rear suspension for a fast efficient aggressive and fun ride.
Shimano SLX 1x11 speed drivetrain delivers top notch performance from the company that invented the 1x.
Race Face Aeffect Wheelset are a strong, and reliable, no-nonesense tubless compatible wheelset.
Banshee Rune, hydroformed 7075 aluminum, 160mm
RockShox Pike RCT3 27.5", 160mm, tapered, 15mm
Cane Creek Inline air
Cane Creek 40
Shimano SLX, 11-speed
Shimano SLX, 11-speed
Race Face Aeffect Cinch, 32t narrow wide, 175mm
Race Face BSA
Shimano 11-speed chain
Shimano SLX, 10-42t
Shimano SLX, 160mm rear, 180mm front
Race Face Turbine 30 27.5”
Maxxis High Roller ll 27.5x2.3
Race Face Aeffect 10mm Rise, 35mm, 760mm
Race Face Aeffect, 35mmx50mm
Lizard Skins 494
RockShox Reverb 125mm, 30.9mm
WTB Speed Comp
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
I bought this bike for 4 reasons: I wanted the 7000 series aluminum, I wanted the leverage curve of the KS-Link suspension, my son has one and it was a hoot to ride even in the wrong size for me, the price is ridiculous. I am not disappointed. It is highly efficient pedaling, though you will notice the weight. The SLX drivetrain is slicker than owl poop, though I do miss the double-upshift of the Saint shifter. Shimano brakes; duh. The Race Face wheels are fine, but why do they come with a warning not to use them at a bike park? Cockpit is spot-on. Fork is so-so. Wish it was a Mattoc, but most folks love the Pike, so oh well. The Cane Creek In-Line is the Holy Grail of shocks. Seriously, if you can't make this shock work for you, you're doing it wrong. The Reverb post is highly annoying. Not sure they could have found a worse position for the actuator/plunger. Since the actuation is hydraulic, there's no subbing a different lever. The orange color is garish beyond description; I love it. You want this bike.
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