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Well it sucks to do this, but I'm putting my Wildcard up for sale. This bike was my first full suspension ride, and it holds a special place in my heart. I've ridden it all across western Canada, and it's accompanied me on some unforgettable rides. The bike itself was, (no longer in production) listed by Banshee as a slopestyle/freeride rig. With the build I have on it, I would classify it as a slopestyle/all mountain bike. This frame was purchased new in the summer of 2011, built up over the following winter, and has been one of my two bikes since then. It jumps with stability and agility, is light and efficient enough to pedal, and can definitely handle most downhill. The frame has adjustable rear travel, (5 or 6.5 inches) and the front fork is a Fox Talas 36. The ability to adjust both front and rear travel make it an incredibly versatile bike. This bike absolutely shreds bike park trails like Dirt Merchant and Coastal Cruise, but is also well suited to your average trail ride. To put it simply, look at it as an enduro bike that gives up a little bit of climbing ability in exchange for an awesome ride while jumping. It's a niche bike in that works well in so many different areas, if that makes sense. Some quick notes about the bike: -The frame has seen use for three full seasons now, plus the current 2015 season. -The bike has been well cared for and maintained, and always stored inside. -The frame is in good shape, with some cosmetic scratches and paint chips. -Approximate weight: 32 lbs Parts Spec: (And when the component first went on the bike) -Rear Shock: 2011 Fox DHX Air 5.0 (Purchased new w/ frame summer 2011) A versatile shock. Smooth, consistent, and reliable. Serviced in the spring of 2014. -Fork: 2010 Fox TALAS 36 RC2 (Spring 2012) Insanely reliable yet lightweight. Smooth, consistent feel that handles the big hits really well. The aforementioned TALAS still works perfectly, and aids in making this bike so versatile. 160-130-100mm of travel, rebound, high and low speed compression adjustment, air sprung, tapered steerer tube. Cosmetic chip on lower leg, stanchions are in great shape. Serviced in the spring of 2014 although it didn't really even need it. -Wheelset: 2011 Mavic Crossmax SX (Spring 2012) Light and stiff. Keeping these guys tuned prefectly requires a little bit of work but when they're in the right hands, they're a killer wheelset. 20mm front and 135 mm QR rear hub. -Crankset: 2009 Truvativ Hussefelt Crankarms w/ Howitzer threaded BB (Spring 2012) These guys came off my previous bike. Ridiculously durable and strong. Pretty heavy though. Still running smoothly. -Handlebar: 2012 Answer Protaper DH expert. (Summer 2012) 780mm. Stiff, durable, and heavy. Some cosmetic scratches and paint wear. -Stem: 2009 Bontrager Big Earl. (Summer 2012) Came off of my previous bike. Durable and heavy. 50mm long, 31.8mm clamping diameter. -Grips: Sensus DISISDABOSS (Spring 2014) Andreu Lacondeguy signature lock ons. Starting to wear a bit and the right grip has a slight amount of play in the grip-clamp interface. -Brakes: 2013 Shimano SLX (Spring 2013) Like most Shimano brakes, durable with a great lever feel. Reliable and strong enough. Front pads replaced spring 2015, rear pads replaced spring 2014. -Rotors: Shimano (Spring 2014) 8" front and rear for extra power. -Shifter: Shimano ZEE (Fall 2013) 10 speed. Works well. -Derailleur: Shimano SLX (Spring 2015) 10 speed, medium cage, shadow + clutch technology. -Cassette: SRAM PG-1050 (Fall 2013) 11-36t. 10 speed. -Chain: SRAM PC-1031 (Spring 2015) Couple of quicklinks in this guy. -Chainring: Race Face Narrow Wide (Summer 2014) 32t. Never dropped a chain. Never ever. -Bashguard: Gamut (Spring 2012) Guards against bashes. -Pedals: Blackspire Sub4 (Spring 2012) Mix of short and tall pins. Pretty grippy, especially with 5.10's. Lightweight too. Some cosmetic damage and a little bit of play in the bearings. -Headset: Cane Creek 40 (Spring 2012) Zero stack top cup, and regular external lower bearing. Tapered set up. -Seatpost: Race Face Ride (Spring 2012) Still long enough to climb due to the uninterrupted seat tube in the frame. -Saddle: SDG Bel-Air (Spring 2013) Comfy, time-tested design. Creaks a litlle bit at the rails. -Front Tire: Specialized Purgatory (Spring 2015) S-works edition. 2.3" wide, tubeless. -Rear Tire: Specialized Chunder (Spring 2015) 2.2" wide, tubeless.
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