Banshee Prime is a kickass bike, it loves to be ridden hard and fast. Been riding mine for 3 years now…not one issue, still on the original frame bearings! I have broken every full suspension bike I have ridden except my old Transition Dirtbag freeride bike…and this awesome Banshee Prime and none I have ridden for this long…so…yeah, it's strong too!
I do have new bike-itis though and have test ridden a few bikes and none are better than my bike…so I am sticking with it, I actually am thinking about getting the '16 frame for the new geometry tweaks….I just love this bike.
With that said I am a total gear whore and I have been keeping an eye on what I call Awesome 29ers and putting them all in a shitty little spreadsheet. Here is a link to it if you want to check out a poorly edited and unfinished spreadsheet:
what travel fork do you run ? and the guys at Guerilla Gravity are dropping their 29r this Friday , 120mm of travel