Video: Jack Fogelquist - Welcome to the Darkside

Jul 17, 2014 at 0:02
by Jack Fogelquist  

Views: 53,275    Faves: 693    Comments: 33


While the face of mountain biking is constantly changing, its roots still lurk in the shadows. Forgotten by some, embraced by others, this alley of the sport is the reason we all started riding bikes in the first place. Yep, riding for the sake of having fun. Manualling that rolling section of trail, juicing that steep left-hand berm, chattering over that loose off-camber traverse, the first hit on that gap that you always stop to look at. It's the little things. Enter the Darkside, a bike purpose built to aid in your quest for satisfaction in these situations. Nimble yet stable, poppy yet planted, elegant yet approachable. This bike wants to get you down the mountain with the biggest smile on your face possible.

May the force be with you...

Banshee Darkside

Filmed by: Keegan Quiroz, Isaac Wallen, Pete Nell, and Paps!
Song: Ace of Spades - Motorhead

-Jack Fogelquist
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71 Comments

  • + 89
 Damn, fast riding, big senders and Motorhead... fucking awesome.
  • + 6
 maybe the best combo i've ever heard!!
  • + 48
 Awesome riding, but I don't think an orange bike has any business telling anyone that their clothes are too bright...
  • - 35
flag triptex (Jul 17, 2014 at 14:12) (Below Threshold)
 Agreed. I also believe his first bike (Rune) would have taken of the same beating in stride.

Good job making Banshee's premier trail bike look super gay!
  • + 6
 it should have said clothes to tight. Thats what i thought it said until now
  • - 23
flag BeardlessMarinRider (Jul 17, 2014 at 15:16) (Below Threshold)
 Oh the irony of ripping the p1ss out of Enduro then featuring a new bike in a neon Enduro-style colourway
  • + 26
 There were colorfull bikes before the enduro phase started
  • + 26
 Enduro colour way? f*ck my life
  • + 1
 I thought a comment about that contradiction would've came in first. Blank Stare
  • + 17
 finally someone who knows what music to put. i am sick of this emo shit and crying all bike videos hav in the last few years. goddamn! i'll play this again
  • + 5
 you know normally I would say I am not a big fan of metal on mtb vids, however now theres so little metal in them that when one has a metal soundtrack i am like "hell yeah!", bring on the metal!
  • + 15
 That was absolutely awesome. Loved it.
  • + 14
 You know something is scary when it looks fucking steep even on camera
  • + 12
 Can we all agree that Fogel always has the best choice in tunes, for his edits?
  • + 12
 Awesome vid. Can't wait for Episode 2 in the series - Return of the Shredi
  • + 1
 That just made my day hahaha
  • + 7
 Oh man, he should have left the cape on, like we did in www.pinkbike.com/video/370311
  • + 2
 Huck wizard I knew it was you!
  • + 4
 only bad thing about the video was he took the cape off.. And if you've never ridden with a cape, try it, it rocks!
  • + 5
 This bike looks so dope... awesome geo, really short chainstays, personally i'd like to see it as a freeride monster with single crown fork and a bit steeper head angle.
  • + 4
 If you like that bike, the latest cove shocker should jam your nut
  • + 4
 Just run it with a single crown fork then like many are doing, and run the geoemtry in one of the steeper settings. You can also run a shorter shock to drop the travel down to 164mm and squat the whole bike down.
  • + 4
 The Darkside ride way better then the Cove Shocker. I Had an STD and my buddy had a Shocker and we both just got Darksides and they're better. The description is spot on, there is nothing this bike doesn't excel on and it's scary fast. I definitely have a permanent smile on my face. Plus Banshee is way better to deal with then Cove. Cove can be a real hassle to deal with when it comes to warranty. No one in Kelowna will ever buy a Cove again because of that. We all ride Banshees now. Plus Banshee helps and supports local builders!!!
  • + 6
 Badass, need more videos like these!
  • + 5
 Mountain Biking Enduro Motorhead God Starwars Any other movie Love your stuff Fogal!
  • + 7
 Good 'ole Fogel!
  • + 6
 "Your goggles just look ridiculous"- Words of wisdom there.
  • - 1
 I wear gogles with a normal helmet do I look ridculus
  • + 4
 What a sick bike !!!! And the rider !!!!!!!!!! Loved it would like to see more of him !
  • + 5
 Those manuals, that tune , that style!!! Oh and the bike, awesome
  • + 4
 Love the opening..., and killer riding!
  • + 4
 Laughed pretty good on this one and ridiculous riding
  • + 4
 This. More of this please.
  • + 3
 "George Lucas gonna sue somebody!!!", from jay and silent bob strike back...
  • + 3
 Love the way he's dam fast without trying to be and does mad jumps just for the hell of it......LOVE IT!!!!!
  • + 4
 SPOT ON, SAY again. SPOT ON!!!!
  • + 4
 that was so awesome, i think i will Name my unborn Son Darth Vogel !
  • + 3
 I didn't need any convincing that I want that bike, but this video really sent that want over the edge.
  • + 3
 Awesome. Motorhead and shredding! \m/ That last wooden kicker looked proper sketchy though!
  • + 3
 Fogel... we've missed you. Awesome edit!
  • + 2
 I will never switch to endure because what is the point of mountain biking if you never get a rush of adrenaline
  • + 3
 may the bbbbbbrrrrrraaaaaappppppp be with you, jack.
  • + 3
 "Waow, what an awesome day of endUroing"

Epic ownage Big Grin
  • + 1
 The only thing "cooler" than enduro right now is bad mouthing enduro.
Even if you don't care for enduro, a bike that can go up and down is useful.
  • + 3
 badass! that last jump build looked SKETCHY! Great edit
  • + 2
 Fogul you are a king You preform I observe Ponder thoughts of riding now
  • + 3
 First time I hear of fogool...fastest dude I've seen
  • + 2
 I was sold as soon as Motorhead started! The rest of the video is pretty damn awesome too.
  • + 2
 I wish I could ride a wheelie downhill.
  • + 2
 Great intro for once Big Grin what a rider. Top job
  • + 0
 Rad, but they should lose the 1st 30 secs. Maybe that's what made the rest of the video so good.
  • + 1
 May the FLOW be with you.
  • + 1
 yes!!!!! this is so freaking rad
  • + 1
 come to the darkside we have cookies!! haha dope riding action man greets
  • + 1
 Such an awesome edit Fogel!
  • + 1
 Fogel always puts on a show in front of the camera, awesome style
  • + 1
 awesome ... da hauts mir doch den vogel raus!
  • + 1
 The geometry on that thing looks almost slopestyle-ish, just higher up.
  • + 2
 I thort he was a slopestyle rider
  • + 1
 ....And those googles look ridiculous hahaha
  • + 1
 The bottom line? That looked like fun
  • + 2
 the jorts
  • + 1
 yeww haha killing it fogel !!
  • + 1
 Very sick.
  • + 1
 madness. loved it
  • + 1
 Fantastic vid!
  • + 1
 sick as always....
  • + 1
 ahhhh, thank you
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