Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fogelsode #5 and Goodbye Banshee Video

With school and the holidays coming to a close, there's a ton more time to ride! As per usual, Post Office is the place to be around here during this time of year, and it becomes an oddity to see a vacant roll-in during sunset.


Photo: Davin Pena

Also, with the new year means I will be parting ways with Banshee. I'm absolutely grateful for the support that they've provided during these past two seasons, and I put together this compilation of footage from my time with them.

Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter... Genovese style!

Head on over to pinkbike and check out Winter Depression a vid from Nic Genovese featuring his brother, and Banshee team rider Paul Genovese. These guys have amazing skills that really complement each other... Both guys to really watch out for in the future!

Time to man up, get on your warmest T-shirt and head out on your bike!

Monday, December 19, 2011

December on the North Shore

Here's a quick GoPro edit of me following Rob from Race Face on the North Shore yesterday. Not bad conditions for December & the perfect trails for our Spitfires to shine...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shane Trento - Fall Edit

Check out Banshee Grassroots rider, Shane Trento's latest edit...

Banshee Canvas Rider

For all you Banshee riders who are not out riding today, this one's for you..
click here to play--> CanvasRider (Banshee Trail)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Alexander Bäckvall

Svenskar, Swede´s, we all know that they spend most of their time lounging in Ikea furniture and eat plenty meatballs while listening to ABBA, but... some of them also dig and ride their bikes. Check out AL mix it up with a ton of style on both his Scythe, Amp and Rampant.

Alexander Backvall Summer 2011 on

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kevin Landry in The Season

Check out Banshee Factory rider Kevin Landry riding & building in Squamish, BC.

The Season Episode 2.2 from Fitz Cahall and Bryan Smith on Vimeo.

See more of The Season here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Off The Radar

I had the pleasure of having Zinger and Howey stay at my house for a couple weeks at the beginning of the month.  We rode a bunch, and Zinger was hard at work behind the lens, coming out with this banger!


Banshee at Megavalanche St. Paul, Reunion

18 year old Banshee rider Claudio Dijoux took his Rune to an awesome 12th place in the 2011 Megavalanche St. Paul, Reunion.

After qualifying in a hugely impressive 6th place ahead of riders such as Rene Wildhaber & Cedric Gracia, Claudio was expecting big things for the final. Unfortunately his race run didn't go quite to plan but he still ended up in 12th place, just 2 minutes, 22 seconds off Remy Absalon's winning time.

Full results can be found here & qualifying here.

Check out the Megavalanche site for more info.

Congratulations Claudio from everyone at Banshee!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bike of the Week is Back!

After a submission drought, Bike of the Week is back. This week's winner is Devyn Pelley of Vancouver, BC & this is his multi-coloured Legend... Very artistic shot too!

Think you can do better than Devyn? Want the world to see your pimped out Banshee? Then please email your photos & a description of you & your bike to:
Photos should be re-sized to a maximum width/height of 1000px & your email should be no larger than 1mb. Crashing our inbox will get you instantly disqualified!

Fogelsode Season 3 #4: AT's Showdown and a Wind Down Sesh

It's been an eventful past couple weeks! AT's Showdown never fails to disappoint and this year was no exception! I always look forward to this contest, not only for the good times that it brings, but because it brings friends from all over to the area, making for some rad days of riding before and after the comp. The contest went perfectly, with few injuries and exciting finals that the "head to head" format brought. I ended up finishing 8th, so I'm stoked on that!
We got a bunch of rain in the days following, so it was back to the good 'ol step-up for some lighthearted sessions--a nice change of pace!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge 2011

Last big race of the season, Fakawi-Banshee goes to Indonesia for the Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge racing alongside World cup riders, Sam Hill, Troy Brosnan, Shaun O'connor and Mitch Delfs.

another video of the team riders' antics..

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kelly Brooks Aboard His Banshee Spitfire for Tourism Kamloops/LWP

Lone Wolf Productions just finished this video for Tourism Kamloops. This one features my old man riding his Spitfire though the trails at Kenna Cartwright Park. We have never done an all mountain video before but it was a welcome change of pace, and it allowed us to focus more on the scenery instead of one big stunt.

My Dad puts the Spitfire through it's paces here and says it's the most nimble and solid feeling bike he has ever owned. Take a look at the video and you might just want to buy a Spitfire and then move to Kamloops.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ride Guide @ Retallack

In late Augest, The Ride Guide came to join us at Retallack to film a segment for their 'Backcountry Lodges' episode. We had quite the crew, consisting of Riley Mcintosh, Kris Mcmechan, Joel Harwood, Mason Mashon, Johnny Smoke, Eamonn Duignan and myslef. Lots of riding, a Banshee Legend, some helicopters and great trails are all in the episode, thankfully the night we got into two bottles of Jameson and one bottle of Talisker didn't make the edit...probably for the better.

Watch the video here.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Foggy Rune Ride!

Our freind Guillaume from France did a bit of self filming of a foggy ride on his Rune... check it out!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Whistler Bike Park Edit

Nice edit from Seb Vickers...

Looking forward to opening day 2012 already!

Art Barn Productions: demo reel

Here is a collection of shots, from the last two years, from various locations around the world. Camera work by Taylor Loughran of Art Barn Productions, some bike riding by me. Look for the Banshee Legend in there!

Demo Reel from Taylor Loughran on Vimeo.

Monday, November 14, 2011


We've teamed up with the good guys over at Race Face to raise money for a very worthwhile cause this 'Movember'...

Click here & donate to our team. Your generosity is much appreciated.


Retallack Roadtrip:

This summer found me spending alot of time in the Kootneys, more specifically at Riley Mcintosh's new mountain bike endeavor...Retallack Mountain Biking. Most people are familiar with Retallack Cat Skiing, but this summer Riley and local Kootney shredder Kris Mechmechan started construction on B.C.'s first back country mountain bike park. Armed with several large-barred chainsaws and 'Tenure' from the B.C. government, the boys headed into the hills and went for it.

Near the end of the summer, Taylor Loughran of Art Barn Film and I brought several of our friends from the coast out to the lodge to film an edit and explore the terrain. Joining us for the riding was, Paul Stevens and Mason Mashon from team NSMB, Peter Matthews, a Whistler Bike Park loc-dawg, while our friend Mathiue Prevall ran second camera. We shot this in two long and action packed enjoy

Retallack Roadtrip from Taylor Loughran on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fogelsode Season 3 #3: Bridge and Teva

Christian Wright and I had the pleasure of riding the Bridge Jumps, with Brendan Howey behind the lens with his broken ankle. We were joined by Dennis Langenstam, and later Eric Lawrenuk, Mark Matthews, and Kurt Sorge, making for some good times! With contests filling up everyone's schedules, it felt awesome to have such a chill day riding such flowy jumps! I threw in some footage from our trip to Teva Games as well!



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Aaron Larocque Demo Reel

Check out our good friend, Aaron Larocque's 2011 demo reel. Lots of Banshees & some amazing shots in here. Enjoy...

2011 Demo Reel from Aaron Larocque on Vimeo.

Lone Wolf Productions - Dustin Greenall Does It All

I hope the pictures were enough, because now the wait is over... the Dustin Greenall edit is up on Lone Wolf This edit is for Manitou but since Dustin shreds his Banshees so hard in this edit I thought all you proud Banshee people would like to see as well:

Don't forget to like/follow us on facebook and twitter for quicker updates:


Matt Brooks

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lone Wolf Productions - Workin with Dustin Greenall

Lone Wolf Productions recently had the pleasure of working with Banshee team rider Dustin Greenall. The video segment is still in the editing room but will soon be finished. For now I thought I would share some photos taken by Sam Dobrin as a bit of a sneak peak. Hope you all enjoy the madness, stay tuned for full section dropping soon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fogelsode Season 3 #2: Game of B.I.K.E.

When Christian Wright and I were on our way up to Jump Ship in Victoria, we got to stay at Brendan Howey's house for a few days. With time to kill, we had some fun little seshes on his mulch jump, and Christian had the idea to play a game of B.I.K.E.! As you can see, it was a tremendously strict and serious game, with progression being the only thing on our minds...


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Strahan of the dead, brought to you by Aaron Larocque, featunring Strahan Loken, with a guest appearance from Greg the friendly zombie from Straitline.

Strahan of the Dead on

If zombies attack... grab your Rune and pedal... just hit those wet roots square on!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October Mix

Hey everyone. Just finished up a new edit, I finally went out and got my own camera after all the photographers and filmer's left town, which made it nearly impossible to get any content out there, Until now. I'm still learning a lot about settings and all that jazz but its a lot of fun to try capture what you imagine in your head.

Anyway here is the first edit. Second edit is already starting to tick in my head so stay tuned :)


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Adam Brayton's Summer GoPro Gong Show!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the fun times on the road and in the saddle of his Legend MkII with Banshee WC team rider Adam Brayton and his mate and little bro as they travel around Europe for a few weeks of racing, fishing, and fun times!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bike Mag Web Feature

This summer I have been working at Retallack Lodge, helping build B.C.'s first commercial back country mountain bike destination. Retallack is located near Nelson B.C. a town home to infamous trails, freeride stunts, riders, trail builders, hippies and wizards. We started on the building program in July and already Retallack boasts a 2000ft dh trail, and interpretative xc trail, Retallack Cedars, as well as a multitude of high alpine singletrack, and several of Riley Mcintosh's signature trail feature, the wooden roller coaster. I cant wait to let you guys know what we have built next year, until then check out this photo story from Garret Grove when he came to visit this summer.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lone Wolf Productions - Matt Brooks

The one and only Lone Wolf himself shreding in this section. Camera work done by Kaleb Trozzo of TNL photography.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fogelsode Season 3 #1: Average School Day

Season three is here, with new episodes every two weeks!

For most of September, I found myself in a constant routine: load up my bike/gear at night, go to school in the morning, grab a burrito, and head straight over to Post Office for a little sundown sesh. Sometimes a bunch of people would be out there, other times it was just me. It never really mattered too much though, as any ride turned a stressful school day into a good day. I brought the camera out one day, and self filmed for this edit.


Photo: Davin Pena


Friday, October 14, 2011

Fakawi-Banshee in the Alps - Alps MEGA Road trip 2011

3 Riders, 1 van.
Road tripping down from Bristol, England.
Bad Wilbad
Super Morzine
Les Gets
Les Carroz

Camping in some pretty exotic places. Lakes and tennis clubs have proven to be the way forward.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Genove's kill it!

When Paul and Nic team up, the results tend to be quite special... paul is a young up and coming riding talent who mainly does slopestyle, but as you can see here also shreds on his Legend MkII. Nic is the man behind the lense who has been impressing with his amazing cinematography and editing skills recently... check em out!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Paradox V2

The tried and tested Banshee Paradox is seeing some significant updates and improvements for 2012 with the release of the Paradox V2 to further improve the ride.

Have a look at this info sheet for a quick run through the main changes.

Most of the geometry remains the same, with the 16.9" chainstays for a fun lively feel, and low BB for superior cornering control. The head angle has been made slightly slacker for better high speed stability and confidence on steep descents, and combined with a new tapered head tube for greater fork compatibility.

Increased tire clearance at the chainstay is achieved by a new 1 piece forging which increased tire clearance at this location, improves lateral frame stiffness, and also allows for greater vertical compliance for vibration absorption when combined with the shock stop chainstay.

The high direct mount front derailleur improves derailleur tire clearance. The ISCG 05 mounts allow you to run any chainguide combo you wish. The 30.9mm seat post is compatible with all popular adjustable seat posts, and there are cable guides under the top tube for a seat post remote lever.

The new tapered head tube has a 1 1/8" zero stack top interface (44.0mm) and 1.5" traditional bottom interface (49.6mm) to make the frame compatible with all straight and tapered fork steerers. The zero stack top cup also allows the rider to lower the handle bar height further if desired regardless of what fork steerer is being used.

The Paradox V2 is a no nonsense 29er hardtail that is designed to put a massive grin on your face. If you don't believe me, then try and get a test ride to see just what this frame is capable of!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Average Weekend in Sheffield

Ruari Hallam bar skimming his Rune courtesy of Duncan Philpott!

Not only a talented ‘Tog, Duncan’s produced this brilliant video of the past weekend in Sheffield featuring Joe and Ruari from This is Sheffield playing in the dusty loam on their Runes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Season 2, Episode 7

Check out this episode of the Season 2, where we desperately try to finish building and shooting our lines before the snow flies. Look for a cameo from Taylor Loughran of Art Barn Productions and Paul Watt of Yes Snowboards playing with their 3d rig. Enjoy another inside look into our mountain bike world.

The Season Episode 2.7...Before Snow Flies from Fitz Cahall and Bryan Smith on Vimeo.

Working at The Office

My team rider and I skipped work this morning to go slog at The Office: the latest addition to Bukit Kiara's extensive mountainbike trails.. located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city.

Enjoy the video.
More videos on our brand new FakawiTribe website...

Bibi's Jump Jam

French Banshee rider Bibi hosted what looks like a great event on his ranch the other weekend. Keep an eye out on this kid... (He is the guy n the orange POC helmet riding the Amp).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Always in Style Tight Jeans, Tight Bikes.

Anyone who already owns one of the new Banshee Amp's knows how tight this little machine feels! This summer I was so relieved to build it up 2 days prior to the dual slalom event at CrankWorx. It felt so good the moment I got on it as I cat-walked out of my garage down the road and straight to the village to get some practice in on the fresh dual slalom course. I've never felt so cozy on a bike I've never ridden before which was ideal since the course was gnarly, but super fun, fast and flowy.
Since my initiation at the dual I've been hitting everything in my home town (Whistler), the Airdome, the dirt jumps, the local pump tracks, or crusing over to the beach you name it. One more think I should mention is how cool it was to have the frame arrive raw with no colour or stickers, they leave the creativity up to you with the included sticker package. Versatility of design and function!

This frame with definatly live up to its name~

Lets ride,
Adison MacDonald.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Team Geronimo at the Mountain States Cup Finals

The team had a great weekend at Sol Vista. Brian rode smart and squeaked by some carnage, taking the win in 4X. Then the next day he was just 0.6 seconds off pace in the DH, good enough for 2nd on the day.

Mike's consistency landed him in 2nd overall in the Mountain States Cup Pro points race, and the junior squad took home the 2nd place overall team ranking as well. Well done, guys!

Vital has a cool slideshow from the event:
and a video, too!

2011 Sol Survivor Race Video - More Mountain Bike Videos

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Matej Charvat// Autumn 2011 Vid

Season whether we like it or not unstoppably ends and that's why we took one last chance to ride in warm and dry conditions. While this edit of Matej was made on popular "Freeride" track in Spinleruv Mlyn. Video should also express a big thanks to all, who supported Matej in 2011. "I would like to say thanks to all my sponsors, who helped me in 2011 season. Just as I would like to thank to all the fans, who cheered for me along the track during the season and also to all the people who simply like what am I doing. Cheers!"

Matej Charvat// Autumn 2011 on

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cruising Fuzzy Bunny Trail on Teton Pas

Jess Pedersen riding the Fuzzy Bunny trail on Teton Pass during some mid-season downtime. Jess races for the Team Geronimo/Banshee Bikes factory team. -

Cruising Fuzzy Bunny Trail on Teton Pass - More Mountain Bike Videos

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Season Episode 2.4

Check out this episode of the Season 2, it follows myself and my close friend Jeremy Norris as we look for (sorry to be cliche) an 'epic zone' to build some lines in. We found that zone nestled above Britannia Beach in the remains of a recent forest fire, the view of Howe Sound is what grabbed us initially, but the potential for new Big Mountain lines is what continues to bring us back up there. That and Mountain Women in Britannia makes delicious Burgers and Poutine.

The Season Episode 2.4 from Fitz Cahall and Bryan Smith on Vimeo.

Dice Dice 2!

Alan Hepburn represents in this epic game of Bike Dice!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Danish Domination!

The last round of the Danish DH cup took place this past weekend in the north of Jutland at a place called Rold forrest. This was the second time we were going to race at that venue. The track in it self is rather basic, with a lot of man made jumps and obstacles. The hole way down the track you are scrubing jumps, pumping holes and pedaling every were you can which is sick! The weather made the race quite interesting thus it had rained all week and the to weather prognoses said it would rain sunday as well.

Saturday practice

Since I had already wrapped up the overall title at the last round I came into the race with a mindset of having fun and putting down the best runs I could do. So I cracked on with practice which went really well on the damp track. I was still running the High Roller II´s which keeps getting better and better. Even though it is almost my home track since I live about 30 minutes drive away, I do not ride there that often. So I put in some good practice runs, with my dad who was attending to his first DH race.

Second race run

After a little delay the race began in the quite sunny weather in contrast to the bad weather they had forecasted. Run no. 1 went okay, I hit all of my lines but i had a little mechanical which cost me some time. Nevertheless I came down with a 3.5 second lead. After the first run we had the obligatory one hour practice on the second track. The 2 run went good i had a solid run with minor mistakes coming down about 1 second faster that second place, which gave me the 6th win out of 6 race in the Danish DH cup this year.

6th round podium
Mathis Lystbæk - Mike Thisted - Sebastian Jensen - Rasmus Reding - Rasmus Jensen

Overall it was a good weekend with good racing and a good season ender. Personally I still have one more race, which is the final round of the German iXS cup which takes place the 24.-25. this month in Thale.

Overall Podium :)

A big thank you goes out to Stefan Hovaldt for taking all of the pictures.

- Sebastian Jensen

Friday, September 16, 2011

OneHitWonder / Filthy Ape

This is one of my favourite features in the Whistler Bike Park. It's not difficult at all it looks rather intimidating at first. Just remember to lean back and enjoy the view up there!

-Moritz Zimmermann

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ben Power - One to Watch!

Ben Power rode for Banshee Australia for a few years in our junior development program. This summer he was offered a higher level of support than our small company could offer, and although we will miss him riding Banshee, we are very happy to see him picking up a big sponsor that can offer him a lot of support. Keep an eye on this guy for the future... he's FAST!

Ben Power's 2011 Bio from Ty Bowmaker | Captyvate Media on Vimeo.

Get stoked: Forrest Riesco

Hey,Just finished up a quick little edit I did with a local friend/filmer Jazz Chodak. It gives you a little taste of my style, and the riding here on the Sunshine Coast. Jazz and I were so stoked on how it turned out and what we had created that we thought a fitting name should be “Get stoked”.You can check it out on Pinkbike and please let me know your thoughts on it, enjoy.Again thanks to all the people that have helped me out this season and made it a great one.Thanks,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First episode of the Season 2

Here is the first episode of the Season 2 I have been working on with Reel Water productions. It gives a different perspective then the traditional edits I normally make with Art Barn Productions. This episode highlights the amount of work needed to create a line, what I look for when in the terrain before building as well as some perspective on why Squamish B.C. may be one of the best towns in B.C. for bicycle riding.
Check it out!

The Season 2 Episode 2.2 from Fitz Cahall and Bryan Smith on Vimeo.

Dreck Attack 2011

Hi !

Last weekend the third year, the Dreck Attack Jam took place @ H2O trails in Germany.
Rider from across germany and some other countries found the way to and just wanted to have fun @ the sunny and relaxed Seeheim.

Photo credit to brotherDPhoto

The trails were reshaped for this years event. The pro line was completely new & much bigger built up, so that some riders had very respect for the first double.

I did some high Barrel rolls, 360's nose dive, decades, double whips and finished up 8 place from 50 riders.

Dreck Attack's legendary Aftershowparty .... :-)

Here's a cool video from the jam. Enjoy.

DaPone Dreck Attack III - 2011 from DaPone Productions, A. Hechler on Vimeo.

I ride first, from 0.25 to 0.35

AMP forever.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Season Wrap Up


This season has been amazing, not necessarily my results, but more so how much I've learned and how much fun I have had traveling across Canada racing the new tracks and being with some of the most fun and interesting people. From the coaches to team mates to people from the other side of Canada that are just as stoked as I am to ride.

I just recently added to my learning experience this season at Hemlock Mountain for the BC Cup finals. I decided that this off season I want to step it up a level, I don't want to sit around waiting for some magical thing to make me faster, so to do this I've got to take chances and push myself. And that's just what I did last weekend at my final race. I was riding great Saturday, pushing myself and getting loose, the track was wide open and was very fast. Sunday I was having a great race run and hanging it out. Halfway through though my back wheel got caught in a rut when I attempted an outside line and I ended up upside down tangled in my bike with a mouth full of dust. I jumped back up as quick as I could and continued on to finish with my brake lever bent up and my seat crooked. I finished fourth in Junior, 12th in Pro and 9 seconds off the fastest time of the day. My result wasn't what I was hoping but that's the consequences sometimes of taking chances and pushing myself. One of the Cycling BC coaches said I was one of the two fastest riders through the rock drop and I am confident that if I apply what I've learned this season than I will be able to ride that pace and faster consistently next season.

I finished off the BC Cup series in 3rd overall and placed 4th overall in the Canada Cup series. As you have probably guessed I was not selected for the World Championships team, missing it by one spot. It was an arguable decision by the CCA as I placed higher in Canada Cup points over the fourth picked junior from Newfoundland, but he did place higher than me at National Championships. A lot of people heard and thought that I was going and even just last week one of the Cycling BC team coaches sent an email to the CCA asking them to reconsider there decision as he believed I had progressed so much this year that I should be going.

Thanks so much to the people/companies that have made this season my best yet; First of all I'd like to thank Nancy Riesco Interior Design Inc. and Vancor Capital Ltd. for their financial support for my flights this season. Cycling BC, without them I wouldn't have been able to make the jump from the provincial level to the national level with all their support providing accomadation, coaching and on ground transportation for the entire National Series. Steven's Pools for their very generous financial support. Banshee BIkes for setting me up with the Legend MK2 race machine. POC helmets and armour for keeping me safe and looking good. Spank Industries for their support and Mike for keeping my bikes spinning on Spank rims. Race Face for their continuing support of me and providing me with the best components around. X-Fusion shocks for their very tuneable suspension and Suspensionwerx for keeping my suspension running smoothly. Kuat racks for their incredibly useful racks. NRG enterprises for supplying me with all my Maxxis rubber and Hope products. I'd also like to thank North Shore Billet, Five-Ten, Leatt Brace, Tyler at Twenty6 products, Gamut USA and SDG saddles. And last but not least my very supportive family that helps me reach for and achieve my goals.

I am looking forward to training hard this off season and having fun riding my bike. This off season and next race season I will be stepping it up and jumping to that next level and become closer to my goals of being an international rider and travel the world.

Thanks to everyone for making this a great season.


Thanks to all the people/companies for supporting me for the 2011 race season.

Banshee bikes.
POC helmets and armour.
Vancor Capital Ltd.
Nancy Riesco Interior Design Inc.
Cycling BC
Spank industries.
Race Face components
X-Fusion shocks
Kuat racks
North Shore billet
Leatt Brace
Twenty6 products
NRG enterprises
Gamut USA
SDG saddles

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cole Swanson - A video by Adam Yunker

Adam sent me over this video link of a recent filming project he did with Cole Swanson a sponsored ride of one of our best dealers, North Shore Bike Shop, riding his Banshee Amp. Check it out!

A Day at Vanier Park with Cole Swanson on

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Easy Livin’

Scope this little edit that my buddies Kyle, Iggy, and I put together last week!  Good times back home!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Season 2 Teaser

Check out the teaser to the web television show I have been working on called the Season 2. We cheated a little bit and are using footage from this year and last year so look for two different Legend MKII's in there.

ARC'TERYX presents: The Season 2 from Fitz Cahall and Bryan Smith on Vimeo.

Dirt Merchant

Come ride down Dirt Merchant with me and my mates Tom and Kenny (all on Banshee Legend MkII's)...

Dirt Merchant on


Dean Wilkes experimenting with camera angles.

A nice video from Dean riding at the Woodlot on his rune.

A Multi-Angle Video at The Woodlot on

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Matej Charvat - Val di Sole

High temperatures and dust, that was the main characteristic of World cup finals in Val di Sole. The roughest track of the whole circuit pushed the riders and the material to their limits. I managed to equalize my best result from Windham(USA). After a bit slower upper part I smashed a bit harder at the bottom and finished 32nd again.

It was the last World cup this year, so I didn’t take the things easy. The conditions were hard, tho. Extremely hot and a lot of dust. Sometimes it felt like riding in snow. You hit the deep stuff and get out of control because you really didn’t know what are you going over. That’s what happened to me in last woods, I was a bit wild and wide over there. I’m actually happy with my run except I overbraked a lot of lines to stay safe and try not to fall.

I will hopefully be able to upload a video of me and Adam in Val di Sole soon. Stay tuned!


(Adam Brayton also got his best WC result of the season finishing in 29th)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Howey and I at Whistler!

Check out this banger from Nic Genovese!




Season Update

The summer of 2011 seems to have been pushed back 2 months, with the traditional warm, dry weather of summer just hitting British Columbia in the end of July. As such, the pace of this summer is downright feverish. The first part of summer was a whirlwind of photo shoots, filming days, guiding work and building days. It all has blurred together into a wet, cold smile inducing memory.

Currently I write this from Retallack lodge, deep in the Kootneys where I have been for the past few weeks building trails, guiding groups and riding huge descents. Being fairly removed from it all, in semi-remote wilderness (no cell service and patchy inter-web;) has given me a chance to reflect on the season so far and a good opportunity to share it with you.

I have been working closely with Squamish based photographer David Fournier on a few projects and we created these shots below at the beginning of this season. Check them out and look for a 'Day in the Life' on soon.

Next on the agenda was adding to my part for Reel Water Productions The Season 2. This involved heading back to an area called the Burn, and riding a line that was featured in You Like This except this time the line was snow free and twice as long. Since it was snow free I could incorporate 3 additional features making it a 6 hit line.

Garret Grove was out shooting with us and captured some great moments like this one of the first feature and this one of my building gear. Garret and I have a photo journey in the works, can't wait to get out there with him again, look for it this fall.

Right before I left for Retallack I participated in the Deep Summer Photo Challenge with a good friend of mine, Tim Zimmerman. Tim is a phenomenal photographer, and comes to the bike world from snowboarding, where I believe in 2010 he was the most published snowboard photographer. Although we didn't win I had the best 3 days in the Whistler Bike Park of my entire life, made some new great friends and produced some stellar images. Check out the slide show!

2011 Deep Summer Photo Challenge slideshow from Tim Zimmerman on Vimeo.

Until next time, here is a photo from the top of Toad Mtn in Nelson, both the Banshee Legend and Spitfire are ready to shred Powerslave. Thanks Riley and Kris for killing it on this trail!

Friday, August 19, 2011

My Summer Video!

I left my house on the morning of May 31st, not knowing what I was getting myself into. It was an epic summer filled with nothing but good times! I went to Teva Games, up to Victoria for Jump Ship, over to Whistler where I coached at Camp of Champions, down to Colorado for Crankworx Colorado, back to the island for the Bearclaw Invitational, and finally back to Whistler to chill for a bit before trucking home. 7804 miles and 74 days later I was back, and had plenty of footage to put this edit together in order to share the trip with you!

The video's over 16 minutes long, so I broke it up into sections as well:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Sunday with Mike Montgomery

I was recently informed that Banshee would be producing a batch of Banshee Amps painted to match the bikes that I have been riding all season. I was pretty stoked to get custom painted frames and even more stoked to know that they will be available to the public.

I decided to go out with two of my friends Danny and Donnie (from NKOTB) and film a short edit to welcome the frames into the world.

A Sunday with Mike Montgomery on

I am not sure how many frames will be available or when they will be available. Stay tuned to for more information and go over to Pinkbike to leave comments on the video.


Custom Grease Gun Adaptors

For an extra easy way to grease the pivots on the Rune, Spitfire, Rampant, and Pyre MkII.

This adapter is designed to be hand thread into the pivots, with the grub screw removed of course, and accept a standard lock on style grease gun.

There's no mess or waste and the total seal makes pushing out the old grease very easy. The adapter is made from stainless steel to prevent any rust or corrosion.

If you neglect greasing your pivots because of the work it involves, try this adapter and you'll see just how fast and easy the job becomes.

Prices: all prices are in US dollars
$24 shipped in the US
$25 shipped to Canada
$26 shipped international

Additional units are $20 each up to a quantity of 4. Contact me with quotes on more than 4 units.

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