The Prime features Banshee's all-new KS Link suspension platform that is a very supple design due to zero pivot resistance and very little DU bushing rotation as a result of direct shock actuation. KS Link gives the rider better traction thanks to the suspension’s ability to react faster to changes in the riding surface and also results in a smoother overall ride. The Prime is extremely stiff and responsive due to the short one-piece forged linkages used and has a low centre of gravity for superior cornering and control. The fully sealed, oversized bearings, combined with the low pivot loads that the KS link achieves result in a very low maintenance system. Banshee have worked extensively with Fox and Cane Creek to offer custom tuned shocks specifically optimized for the Prime.
The Prime also features Banshee's new modular dropout system which offer 3-position adjustable geometry. The dropouts utilize ‘flip chips’ to alter the head angle in half degree increments and also change the BB height in quarter inch increments. Dropouts are available in 135 quick release, 142 x 12mm bolt thru & 150 x 12mm bolt thru.
Other features include a 44/56mm tapered head tube, which allows the use of a zero stack lower headset cup, even with a tapered fork steerer for reduced stack height. There are also ISCG05 chainguide mounts, a Low Direct Mount S3 front derailleur and cable guides for dropper posts. Chain and seat stays are internally ribbed for increased stiffness & 7005 T6 aluminum is used throughout with custom hydroformed tubes and forgings.
Front Derailleur Compatibility
The Prime like all the KS link all mountain bikes can accommodate 2x10 (Shiamno and SRAM) and 3x10 (SRAM only) setups. Using only a low direct front derailluer with either a SRAM S3 or a Shimano 2012 and later E2 type with the BB shell plate removed will work. Their are two cable stop positions... the middle is for SRAM and the outside driveside position is for ShimanoHydroformed 7005 AL tubes
- 130mm Travel
- 29” Wheels
- Rear Hub Spacing Options: 135mm QR, 142mm x 12mm or 150mm x 12mm*
- Adjustable Geometry: 3 positions with a flip of the chips- Trail, Mid, Aggressive
- Tapered Headtube
- ISCG 2005
- KS Link virtual pivot suspension
- Front derailleur compatibility: Direct mount
- Internal ribbed stays
- Colors: Bright Yellow (Stabilo Yellow) or Black Ano
*Note: Rear Dropouts can be reconfigured with replaceable dropouts.