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Founded on Banshee’s all-new KS Link suspension platform, the Spitfire 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 Spitfire’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.
Honing in on the small details, the Spitfire features Banshee’s new modular dropout system which uses a 3-position adjustable geometry and “flip-chips” to alter the head angle in half degree increments, and also change the BB height in quarter inch increments. 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.
- "It's easy to get hung up on how much travel a bike has, but even though 140mm of travel might make you think 'trail bike,' the Spitfire's confident handling in steeper terrain places it right into the all-mountain category." - Mike Kazimer
|Frame||2016 Banshee Spitfire, hydroformed 7075 aluminum, 140mm, 12x142mm|
|Fork||140mm to 160mm travel forks are recommended|
|Rear Shock||Cane Creek Inline|
|Headtube Diameter||44mm / 56mm (1.125" zero stack top, 1.5" zero stack bottom) allows angle sets and tapered forks|
|Front Derailleur||Uses SRAM S3 low direct mount system|
|Seat Clamp||Banshee (included)|
|Dropout Style||12x142mm Thru (axle included)|
|Accessory Mounts||Bottle cage,|
|Intended Use||Trail, All-Mountain, Gravity|
|Weight||8.35 lbs (XL)|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|A: Seat Tube Length||395 / 15.5||430 / 16.9||470 / 18.5||508 / 20|
|B: Effective Top Tube||574 / 22.6||595 / 23.4||615 / 24.2||640 / 25.2|
|C: Stack||596 / 23.46||596 / 23.46||596 / 23.46||596 / 23.46|
|D: Reach||409 / 16.10||430 / 16.92||455 / 17.91||480 / 23.7|
|E: BB Height||(Low: 333 / 13.1) (Neutral: 339 / 13.3) (High: 345 / 13.6)|
|F: BB Drop/Rise||-||-||-||-|
|G: Head Tube Length||115 / 4.5||115 / 4.5||115 / 4.5||115 / 4.5|
|H: Head Tube Angle||Low - 66.0° / Neutral - 65.5° / High - 67.0°|
|H: Seat Tube Angle||74.0° / 74.5° / 75.0°||74.5° / 75.0° / 75.5°|
|J: Standover Height||684 / 26.92||697 / 27.44||720 / 28.34||745 / 29.33|
|K: Chainstay Length||(Low - 437 / 17.2) (Neutral - 435 / 17.1) (High - 433 / 17)|
|L: Wheelbase||1146 / 45.1||1166 / 45.9||1191 / 46.9||1216 / 47.9|