Jenson USA Exclusive: Banshee Rune SLX Spec-B Bike
Founded on Banshee’s 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 Exclusive Build pairs the Rune with Shimano’s workhorse SLX components. The SLX trigger shifter controls the crisp, accurate shifts of the SLX derailleur across the 11-42t 11 speed cassette while the Shimano SLX brakes deliver predictable power with the ability to stop you on a dime in any condition. The Rock Shox Pike RC fork ups the suspension game with ultra-plush and smooth, terrain gobbling action, and external rebound and compression adjustment. Jenson rounds out the Rune SLX build with RaceFace Aeffect 27.5” wheels wrapped with Schwalbe Hans Dampf rubber, Rock Shox Reverb dropper seat post, and Race Face Aeffect cockpit. So, whether you are out on a casual trail ride or looking to test your skills on the Enduro scene, 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 drivetrain Shimano’s workhorse components deliver consistent high performance.
Race Face Aeffect Wheelset are a strong, and reliable, no-nonesense tubless compatible wheelset.
Banshee Rune, hydroformed 7075 aluminum, 160mm
RockShox Pike RC SA Boost, 27.5”, 160mm
Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3, Solo Air, LL, 216x63
Cane Creek 10, ZS44/ZS56
Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed
SHIMANO SLX RD-M7000 REAR DERAILLEUR, 11 speed
Race Face Aeffect Cinch 1X, 175mm, 32T, Direct Mount
Race Face BSA 30, 68/73 threaded
Shimano CN-HG601, 11-speed
SHIMANO SLX CS-M7000 CASSETTE , 11-speed, 11-42t
Shimano SLX M7000, RT66 rotor, 160mm rear, 180mm front
Race Face Aeffect 30 27.5” Boost, 15 x 110 front, 12 x 148 rear
Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5 x 2.35”
Race Face Aeffect 10mm Rise, 35mm, 760mm
Race Face Aeffect, 35mmx50mm
Lizard Skins 494
Rock Shox Reverb Stealth Dropper, 150mm travel, 31.6mm, 425mm length
Trail, All-Mountain, Enduro
30.6 lbs (Small) 31 lbs (Medium) 32 lbs (Large)
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
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