SOC13: Prototype Banshee Phantom 29r
Last year, Banshee introduced a fleet of bikes based on their newly redesigned KS Link suspension platform. For Sea Otter, the company was showcasing a new prototype 29er with all the heralded North Shore characteristics – good looks, slack angles, and plush travel.
Jump past the break for some close ups…
Jon Hatfield, the Sales and Marketing Manager of Banshee Bikes, was tight lipped about the specs as changes are still in the works.
What we did notice was ISCG05 tabs, threaded BB, a tapered head tube, and one seriously beautiful bike.
The sleek new frame is slated to be released as part of their 2015 lineup.
The prototype was utilizing the companies existing adjustable dropouts which allows the end consumer to easily swap between different axle sizes, change the headtube half a degree, and move the BB a quarter inch.