Chop MTB have got a cracking post up about the Banshee Rune, Prime and Spifire.
2013 Banshee Rune, Prime and Spitfire – three bikes that should be a scream on the downhills!
Banshee make no bones about it – their bikes are made for ripping downhill, and pedalling back up is just a necessary evil. That doesn’t mean they weigh a tonne, it’s just that stiffness and handling take precedence over gram shaving. Designer Keith Scott describes them as “downhillers’ trail bikes”.