Another hot day at the Outdoor Demo and another cool bike for you to check out. This time we have Jay from Banshee running us through his 'so new it's not even done yet' DH bike prototype, the Legend. Being tested by the recently un-retired Mick Hannah, the Legend looks amazing!
Technical HD video inside!To say that Banshee's new Legend has been in the works for awhile may be understating it just a bit. In fact, the Legend is actually still in the prototype stage and may still be tweaked and altered. This particular frame has just arrived in Las Vegas, fresh enough that it wasn't even here during the first day of the Outdoor Demo. Have a look at the bike that Mick Hannah has be shredding on lately!
Banshee Legend prototype
Watch the HD video and let Jay tell you about the new Legend!
Key Design Features
-8.5" and 7" travel option -VF4P suspension -Low center of gravity -Hydroformed tubing -10.5 lbs including shock -Bushings and large diameter pivot axles
1.5" head tube for strength and the ability to run a lower stack headset
A captured lower pivot and internal ribs within the chainstay in the name of stiffness
Amazing attention to detail, and remember this is only a prototype
12/150 mm rear end and all tied together via a Maxle
It's easy to see that Jay and everyone at Banshee has put a lot of thought and effort into the Legend. The attention to detail, even on this proto, is amazing. With a solid crew of testers it should be a very competent bike by the time it enters production.
Head to Banshee bikes for more info on the Legend and all of their models.