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Added a comment about video Aero Velo: Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter - AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight 7/16/2013 12:02 PM
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That is increadibly impressive. Lots of people have been trying to beat that challenge for years!

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Added a comment about video MacAskill's Imaginate - Riding Film 6/18/2013 3:20 AM
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The transport museum looks like a LOT more fun now than when I used to go there on School trips! Awesome imagination and of course riding skill, I really enjoyed that.

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Liked a bike check Banshee Wildcard 2013 (Fluorescent yellow / green ) 5/28/2013 8:48 AM
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Added a comment about slideshow Exclusive First Look: The All-New 2013 Banshee Rune v2 8/26/2012 8:41 PM
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Antisquat always increases with smaller chainrings due to their smaller radius affecting the drive line of the chain... much as antisquat also changes when you change gear at the cassette. If any bike brand says they have perfect chainline and pedal characteristics (except if single speed of internally geared hub) then they are lying to you. You can only pick characteristics that are optimal for a range of options that are likely to be used by customers since the chain moves around when changing gears. Running a 28-30 tooth on this frame will not be an issue, you'll get a little more pedal kickback and antisquat than you would on a 32-34 tooth setup, but that is not always a bad thing, it just depends on personal preferance. The sag you run on your shock also makes a big difference.

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Added a comment about slideshow Exclusive First Look: The All-New 2013 Banshee Rune v2 8/26/2012 8:34 PM
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The proto pictured there is about 30-31lbs I think with pedals... and the production frames will be lighter. I'm not saying that frame weight is not a factor I consider, just that I know it isn't the only important thing to consider, I would certainly argue that linkage efficiency and frame stiffness make a bigger difference on frames where weight is similar. As I often find myself saying... if you want a lighter weight to drag up a hill, go for a shit before you ride, as it is combined weight of bike and rider that matters.

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Added a comment about slideshow Exclusive First Look: The All-New 2013 Banshee Rune v2 8/26/2012 8:31 PM
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Although that is analysing closest aproximation to prototype frames with reasonable accuracy... so isn't accurate for what the refined and improved production will be since it has all changed a bit... still a cool blog tho.

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Added a comment about slideshow Exclusive First Look: The All-New 2013 Banshee Rune v2 8/20/2012 10:45 PM
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I think you'll find when you test ride the it is very very different. The antisquat makes a big difference by itself... but also the rune V2 is steeper than the early slayer which had a 72.5degree effective seat angle compared the the rune V2's effective seat angle in the neutral postion of 74degrees.

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Added a comment about slideshow Exclusive First Look: The All-New 2013 Banshee Rune v2 8/20/2012 10:34 PM
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Frame weight is not confirmed 100% yet, but is likely to be around 7.5-8lbs with shock. Banshee knows that frame weight is not a top priority for a bike like this. A good suspension linkage and a stiff frame will make more difference to acceleration, handling and efficiency than loosing a few grams ever will. Saving weight in the wheels (rotational mass) makes a far bigger difference than saving weight in the frame. The center of gravity of this frame is also low, with most material around the BB area, this results in a bike that is easy to lean over and whip around.

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Added a new video Banshee Factory WC Team rides Schladming and Leogang 6/13/2011 9:15 AM
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Adam Brayton and Guest Rider Scott Mears take you down the infamous Schladming DH course on their way to Leogang, where Matej Charvat shows you his first practice run. Hold on tight...

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Added a comment about video Santa Cruz Head-to-Head: Minnaar vs Hart at Fort William 6/8/2011 1:17 PM
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Would be cooler if they were in sync so you could actually see who was ahead in each part of the course, and not to exaggerate how much Minnar won by. Looking at that you can't tell that Hart was almost 2 seconds faster to the second split than Minnar who got that back on the pedaling section... always cool to see the different riding styles of the best riders tho. Congrats to both guys, Hart is one of the young guns to watch out for in the future!

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Added a new video Fort William Helmet Cam with Brayton & Charvat 6/6/2011 9:50 AM
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Take a spin down the Fort William World Cup track with Adam Brayton and Matej Charvat.

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Added a comment about photo dip three 1/24/2011 12:57 PM
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Wow, this was almost 2 years ago now... Mike has only gone bigger and got better since then. Now riding for Banshee as well as a host of other proud sponsors. Watching Mike ride is like seeing into the future.

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