With input for a couple of our sponsored dirt jump riders, and testing several variations of the frame I figured out geometry. Keeping the chainstay short and the front of the bike low by using integrated headset makes the bike feel really flickable in the air, and easy to throw into corners and pump through sections. Once the geo was dialed I then set about making it as light and strong as possible. Using internally ribbed seat and chainstays I kept the frame stiff and predictable, and by removing material where stresses were lowest I kept the frame super light. I believe that it is one of the lightest frames out there that can actually take abuse... sure I could have gone lighter, but I don't want customers to have to deal with cracked frames all the time... trust me I have ridden and cracked a few frames in my time before Banshee, and know what a hassle it is.
The Amp is a blast to ride, it is super low and aggressive, and gives you crazy pop off lips and rails round berms. The low standover and light and tight package makes ticks like no foot cans, tail whips and 3's a breeze. And you know that you can trust the frame when it comes to the odd sketchy landing. To become a true ripper you need confidence, and the Amp will give you that confidence!
The Amp uses hydroformed tubes for added strength with less weight and ribbed stays for increased stiffness.
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Q: What kind of headtube? A: Pre 2012 1-1/8 integraged, 2012 and after taper style 50mm bottom cup
Q: What size bottom bracket? A: The amp uses an English threaded [aka ISO] 73mm width and works best with 118mm BB spindle or longer.
Q: Whats the biggest tire that can fit? A: The Amp was designed around a 2.30 tire, however depending on the tire it may accept a bit larger but then your mud clearance will suffer.
Q: What is the best gearing for single speed? A: It depends on you, but general guys like around a 2:1 ratio or 52 gear inches . For example a 22 tooth front ring with a 12 tooth cog at the back. There are some great resources online and one of the best is Sheldon Brown
The Amp is the spark you need to hit the big set. Strong, light at just 4.5lbs and super stiff with internally ribbed stays, the Amp is dialled for dirt jumps, pumptrack or 4X. The extremely compact frame has short, 15.7" stays and a sub-25" standover height. The Amp is first choice for Banshee Factory rider Paul Genovese.