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Vital's Banshee Legend Test Bike

When I'm testing individual downhill components, I use this steed. Fast Frame Facts: Weighs 8.6 pounds without shock // Tuned virtual pivot design // All CNC'd parts are forged first for optimal strength to weight ratio // Hand-welded hydroformed 7005 butted aluminum tubes // Titanium pivot hardware // 1.5-inch headtube // 12x150mm rear end // 63.8-degree head angle
When I'm testing individual downhill components, I use this steed. Fast Frame Facts: Weighs 8.6 pounds without shock // Tuned virtual pivot design // All CNC'd parts are forged first for optimal strength to weight ratio // Hand-welded hydroformed 7005 butted aluminum tubes // Titanium pivot hardware // 1.5-inch headtube // 12x150mm rear end // 63.8-degree head angle These ENVE wheels are indestructible. 'Nuff said. Easton went huge with the Havoc35 bars. Literally. They measure a whopping 35mm at the bar clamp. Cane Creek says weight wasn't a goal when they came up with this shock, but it sure lightened things up a fair amount. On top of that, it feels very much like a coil shock for most of its stroke. Win win. It'd be a shame to mount that Enve carbon goodness to anything but the best. Holy stopping power, batman! It's about time the Sensus got their act together and made a lock on version of their grip! They're similar to ODI Long Necks which I've grown to love over the years.
Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Banshee Bikes Legend MKII
Rear Shock Cane Creek DBair
Fork RockShox BoXXer World Cup
Headset Cane Creek
Handlebar Easton Havoc35 Carbon
Stem Easton Havoc35 Direct Mount
Grips Sensus Swayze Lock-On
Brakes Formula RO
Shifters Shimano Saint SL-M810
Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint
Chainguide MRP G2 SL
Cranks MRP Camber
Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano Saint
Pedals Answer Rove FR
Front Rim ENVE
Rear Rim ENVE
Hubs Chris King
Front Tire Maxxis High Roller
Rear Tire Maxxis High Roller
Saddle SDG I-FLY I-Beam Saddle
Seatpost SDG I-Beam
General Info
Riding Type Downhill
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