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: info@bansheebikes.com
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 days...so 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 Productions.ca. 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:

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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...