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Bike Check – Banshee Prime

Banshee Prime

Many moons ago, I was deep into the analysis paralysis zone of choosing a new bike to replace my Ibis Mojo HD. Eventually, I settled on the Banshee Prime after riding Banshee’s Spitfire a few times last summer. I had thrown a leg over a few plus bikes as well, and wanted a certain amount of future-proofing, which the Prime delivered – 27+, 29 and 29+ wheel setups were all doable with various dropout options. I knew what I liked from […]

Jump Clinic

Jump Clinic - YYCMTB

Learn how to Dirt Jump with grace and style! Increase your skill level, comfort in the air, body positioning, speed, and learn some tricks! The skills you learn here will also greatly increase your confidence and flow on singletrack trails. Your coach for this 1-day session is Stephanie Nychka, straight off her recent Pro-class win for Best Trick at the Sweetlines Sugar Showdown in Duthie Hill!     Jump Clinic Details When: Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. […]

Powderface Short Loop – Video

Powderface Short Loop YYCMTB Banshee

We get a lot of questions about trails outside of West Bragg. The Powderface Short Loop is a good one to look at. This used to be one of the go-to rides in Kananaskis, long before Moose Mountain and West Bragg were developed [raise your hand if you rode it on a hardtail XC bike]. Since the early 90s, parts of it have been rebuilt 6-7 times, plus erosion and cattle have worked their magic. These days, it’s a wide-open ripper […]

Ride With YYCMTB This Summer

Chestermere Bike Park Kids Strider

The lazy days of summer are here! YYCMTB has some space left in our July and August sessions: Chestermere Bike Park Sessions are rolling most Tuesdays in July and August. We have a limited space left in the Ripper sessions for kids aged 5-9, so act fast if you want to get them signed up! We’ve made some tweaks to our other Chestermere sessions, so check them out to see what will work for you. Do you have a child aged 3 or […]

First Impressions – Banshee Spitfire

[This is coach Mike’s initial take on the Banshee Spitfire. He’ll do a full review later, once he’s got more time in the saddle.] It’s been a month since I’ve put my 2017 Banshee Spitfire together,although I’ve spent some time on a Spitfire before. I had a shop demo bike from Banshee last year so I knew what I was getting myself into. Right off the bat I knew this bike would suit my riding. Besides having geometry on the […]