Banshee

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Matt Jones is Amped

Banshee

Most of us dream about riding lines like this. Matt Jones makes it look easy on his Banshee Amp… If you want to get an Amp, Smack Cycles in Bragg Creek can hook you up. If you want to ride like Matt, YYCMTB can help you get started.