Banshee Bikes has come up with an answer to the question: “Is there a longer travel full suspension 29er out there that isn’t all XC-ed out, noodly, and twitchy? Y’know, something I can ride on the North Shore?” Their answer is: “Yes, yes there is, because Keith Scott designed one, it’s called the “Prime.” It’s a 130mm travel frame designed around a 120-150mm fork. The frame is made out of stiff 7005 alloy and it weighs in at about 7.5lbs. But we aren’t worried about weight, we’re focused on performance, focused on the bike not being a flexy piece of junk. All the pivots are sealed bearing and the anti-squat profile of the linkage is designed to work well with the wee-bitty chainrings that folks generally use on their 29ers (bigger wheels make gears bigger).”*
Kind of a long-winded answer if you ask me, but there are a whole lot of gigantic, clickable photos after the break.
* This not an actual quote from anyone at Banshee Bikes, it is merely a bunch of information about the bike compiled into a made up quote.