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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...

Credit: Turman
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Sneak Peek: Banshee Darkside Prototype

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  • gazelle11

    12/27/2013 3:08 PM


  • brianclaw

    8/8/2013 9:37 AM

    If those chainstays are as short as they look to me... This might just be my next big bike.

  • Big Bird

    8/7/2013 8:43 PM

    That seat angle looks a bit slack for enduro pedaling action. Looks good for pointing downhill though.

  • Pudskies

    8/7/2013 8:20 PM

    This looks awesome, I can't wait for more info!!! I need to get into the village on my lunch break to oggle at bikes.

  • ryan_daugherty

    8/7/2013 8:20 PM

    Saw 2 orange ones in Whistler. The bike looks pretty freaking cool. Hope it has 8 inches with a 63.5 - 64.5 HTa options. Thinking 142x12, 150x12 & 157x12 dropout options. Maybe 26 & 27.5 options.

  • b-kul

    8/8/2013 6:13 PM

    id guess a 27.5 option too, those dropouts look alot like the rune.

  • Uncle Cliffy

    8/7/2013 8:53 PM

    No homo.

  • ryan_daugherty

    8/7/2013 9:02 PM

    This will make its way into my garage.

  • shovel1st

    8/8/2013 8:41 AM

    And mine. I need geo numbers stat!