Crankworx is just around the corner and prototypes are coming out of the woodwork. We spotted this fresh ride from Banshee Bikes just before heading up the lift. Known as the Darkside and inspired by a rowdy underground trail network near Vancouver (not Star Wars!), the rig appears to be a replacement for the Banshee Scythe. Details are sparse right now, so we're speculating, but we'd guess it's in the 7 to 8-inch travel range. Freeride, DH, park bike, or super aggressive enduro rig? A few features make it look capable of all of the above.
Click next to see the Darkside up close...
Sneak Peek: Banshee Darkside Prototype 0 of 14