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.