Paul Genovese on the 2013 Banshee Wildcard

Aug 23, 2012
by Banshee Bikes  
Back in April we asked Pinkbike readers to vote on the colour-scheme for the limited run of 50 2013 Banshee Wildcard frames. Fluorescent yellow was the run-away winner, so that's what went into production.

2013 Banshee Wildcard

The Wildcard is an extremely versatile Freeride frame with adjustable geometry & suspension travel. This relatively lightweight frame has a super low stand-over height which makes it great in the air & very easy to trick. If you're looking for the ideal bike for turning up the style in the bike park, the Wildcard fits the bill. If you'd rather take on the backcountry, the Wildcard offers a full-length seat tube & cable guides for a front derailleur. Equally at home shredding turns as it is hitting jumps, the Wildcard is a whole lot of fun.

Banshee Factory Rider Paul Genovese took delivery of his Wildcard during Crankworx & was soon putting it to good use in the Whistler Bike Park.

2013 Banshee Wildcard

2013 Banshee Wildcard

Sizes - small, medium, large
Travel - adjustable between 130mm & 165mm
Geometry - adjustable to suit your riding style
Frame spec - Hydroformed 7005 Alloy construction with 1.5" head tube, ISCG05 tabs & internally ribbed stays for increased stiffness

2013 Banshee Wildcard

The Wildcard is available NOW with a US MSRP of $1649 including an X-Fusion O2 R AV shock. Contact your local Banshee dealer to place an order.

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Thanks to Derek Dix for the photos & Paul Genovese for turning up the style.

2013 Banshee Wildcard



37 Comments

  • 16 2
 Guys, THIS is neon GREEN - img713.imageshack.us/img713/2325/bikew.jpg - I have been educating people on the Neon Green vs Neon Yellow debate since the early 1990's trust me hahaha
  • 13 3
 On what planet is a raw bike with green decals fluorescent yellow?
  • 15 0
 Trust me in real life it is yellow.
  • 7 14
flag deeeight Plus (Aug 23, 2012 at 14:32) (Below Threshold)
 Fine...in real life its yellow... its still just a polished raw frame with a decal kit in yellow and a rocker link that looks to be fluo yellow powdercoat. I think when people were voting they were expecting the whole frame to be the colour.
  • 4 5
 +1 deeeight.

although after seeing aaron ross' bikes (bmx) over the years and every bmx'er whos not really a bmx'er getting hard ons over stupid floro paint. im done with floro painted bikes and parts. too much attention i dont want...
  • 11 3
 @deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeight ohhh my god who caares
  • 4 1
 Jesus Deeeeeeeeeight, did you even vote in the original pole Banshee took, if you had, you would know that there were pictures of all of the colour options to look at before your voted. If you don't know, then shut it, really, I mean it, just shut it....
  • 1 0
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/8568219 that is what Banshee green looks like!
  • 2 1
 @jumpman2334, whatever colour your rocking, im sure you dont get any attention at all.
  • 1 0
 @aiden

that is the point. i dont want attention. i could care less.

i just want to ride
  • 10 2
 I really like the quality look in this bike. They work hard on making affordable quality bikes!
  • 30 0
 What did anything you just said have to do with anything at all? ^^ lol
  • 3 0
 loved my Wildcard - super fun bike to ride:

gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb1916323/p4pb1916323.jpg

great to see Banshee doing a LTD edition of this frame, if you are one of those riders who likes to do "everything" including very aggressive riding, its a somewhat unusual and unique frame in that marketplace
  • 2 0
 Totally agree! I have mine in the fifth season and it´s still going strong and is still fun to ride. The best and most versatile Bike I have owned so far.
Get one and enjoy ...
  • 8 2
 super clean.... i might have to order one tomorrow
  • 2 0
 Wow, you guys reminded me of why I stopped posting on these forums.
It's neon Yellow, just let it go at that, if you can't trust people who have seen the bike in person, including the guy who owns it (Paul posted at the top), then you should really check your head.
  • 5 0
 give people a chance to fight about something on the interwebz and its almost guaranteed that they will do it everytime. interweb always brings out the best gene pools.
  • 3 0
 Trust me, it is neon yellow, I have seen it in person. You can see it in the action shots, the lighting in the closeups makes it look more green.
  • 4 1
 "Fluorescent yellow was the run-away winner, so that's what went into production." Well...? Where's the pics?
  • 4 0
 It was raw, with fluorescent yellow graphics and link that was the winner, all the choices were raw with different link and graphic colours.
  • 19 3
 Is my computer screwed up? The link/graphics look green to me...
  • 3 1
 Yup, that looks like green, like the trees in the background.
  • 1 0
 I have been shredding on my Wildcard for 4 seasons now and it is still the most fun bike I have ever ridden and the only bike to last past 2 seasons of my abuse. Great job Banshee, thanks for the bike!
  • 2 0
 bought mine a month ago!... from 2009 ): considering not much has changed from then, guaranteed this bike is f*cking sick.
  • 4 0
 just bought 50...
  • 2 1
 lemme get 49 of em
  • 1 0
 Loving the look of this... As a rule, all my bikes are black with a white fork.. but i'd happily have this.

Shame Banshee / Mythic are so expensive over here :/
  • 1 0
 I still think Banshee's rawed frames are the best looking things out, and they look great with any decals other than the purple from a few years back....
  • 1 0
 Ya the wildcard a badass machine, my boy run one now. 2013's looking good, soo many great bikes which one to go with???? Banshee stepping game up and weights down.
  • 1 0
 PS. I think there is only about 15 out of the 50 coming to North America, so if you are interested, get on this quickly.
  • 1 0
 Looks like the ideal bike for a bit of everything, why are they making so few? I'd love one.
  • 2 1
 You won't do it Shott. Order me one 2
  • 4 3
 Looks more green than fluorescent yellow.dam nice looking bike though!
  • 1 0
 eeekk...yellow/greenish again..Frown but the bike is outstanding !!
  • 3 2
 Green is the new yellow!

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