Freeriding and downhill riding require strong and durable bikes. You're going to want a bike that has a lot of travel, strong wheels, and a great frame. The Banshee Darkside SLX Jenson Bike has 180mm of progressive and tuned KS suspension linkage, giving the Darkside a predictable and confidence-inspiring feeling. The benefits of this linkage over a single pivot are that it offers optimized active braking, a tunable leverage curve, increased lateral stiffness, improved axle path for the direct actuation of the RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock to reduce DU bushing rotation and friction. The slack and low geometry offer better stability at speed so that you can leave everyone else in the dust.
This Jenson USA Exclusive Banshee Darkside bike will arrive on your doorstep outfitted with a hand-selected set of components from our experts. It features a Shimano SLX M7000 drivetrain that includes an SLX 11-speed shifter and SLX rear derailleur. The SRAM PG1130 cassette has an 11-42-tooth gear range that makes climbing a breeze but doesn't sacrifice your ability to ride quickly downhill. The M6000 hydraulic disc brakes provide excellent stopping power so you can descend with confidence. The Spank Spike Race 33 wheelset is paired with Kenda Hellkat 27.5x2.4" tires for maximum freeriding performance. Both are tubeless ready so you can ditch the tubes, add valves, tape, and sealant for a lower tire pressure that provide a smoother ride, better traction, and fewer puncture flats. DVO Onyx suspension soaks up all the bumps on the front and the RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock absorbs the big hits on the rear.
KS suspension link helps to Darkside remain plush and efficient
Shimano SLX drivetrain provides crisp and reliable shifting
Shimano M6000 hydraulic disc brakes provide confidence-inspiring stopping power
DVO Onyx Fork with 180mm of travel keeps the ride plush so you can push your limits
Custom hydroformed triple butted 7005 T6 tubeset increases strength and stiffness while reducing weight
7005 T6 Aluminum
DVO Onyx Single Crown, 180mm Travel
RockShox Vivid R2C
Cane Creek 10, ZS44/56
Shimano SLX M7000, 11-Speed
Shimano SLX M7000
SRAM GXP 83mm
Shimano 105 CN-HG601
SRAM PG1130, 11-42T
Shimano M6000 Hydraulic
180mm Front & Rear
Spank Spike Race 33, 27.5"
Kenda Hellkat, 27.5x2.4"
Spank Oozy 780 Trail, 15mm Rise
Spank Oozy Trail, 50mm
SDG Slater Lock-On
Truvativ Hussefelt Seatpost, 30.9x350mm
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including (Cadmium, Phthalates, Bisphenol, Nickel (Metallic), di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate "DEHP"), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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