Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2009 Banshee Rune' - Downunder in Oz

Well, another Rune' has made it Downunder to Brisbane Australia. Take a look at this smik build undertaken by Darren Bowman of Brisbane Boutique Bikes for me (Harvey Power) 59+ year old father of young gun downhiller, Ben Power (now on a Legend). I did not have a mid life crisis but I think I am having it now and boy, does it feel good!!! Thanks Darren, you are a bloody genius!!

The build on an XL frame includes Fox DHX5 Air shock, Rock Shox Totem Solo-Air forks, NS Hubs laced to Mavic 721 rims and shod with Maxxis ADvantage 26x2.4 tyres, Avid Code brakes, XT cranks & BB, FSA internal intergrated headset with reducers, SRAM cassette, Full Dei'ty Cockpit including 710mm 20/14 bars with Dei'ty lock-on grips and Fantom DH headset, Velo carbon saddle.

This bronc has not been in the paddock as yet but will get its chance tomorrow to tame the mountain at Gap Creek Brisbane, Queensland Australia. If it performs as good as it looks then it will be an awesome machine to partner with for a long time to come!!