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Banshee bikes is now, going into its 9th year of operation and the lineup is ever changing as we phase out models and make modifications to current designs to stay in touch with the riding demands of the contemporary rider.
The current line of Banshee includes all we’ve learned in our prior experience while taking the best cutting edge technology that is available to the industry to create models that target specifically the riding segment that it’s intended to represent. Our goal is to try to bring something new to the table when introducing our bikes, and question the current accepted mainstream designs. Banshee has been the inspiration for many other manufacturers out there and we'd like to think we are adding something to the collective to further advance the riding experience.
We have seen tremendous success with our no-nonsense approach to bike design. We know what the riders want because we are building bikes basically for our own use. Everyone that works or has ever worked at Banshee has been a skilled rider with a passion for this great sport and an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the mountain bike and the performance expectations of the contemporary rider.
Jay and Keith are not only the guys that make things happen at Banshee but are part of the riding community so it’s not out of place to see them on bikes or running around with shovels and picks cutting trails or building dirt jumps. In early 2011 we added Jon Hadfield, formerly from RaceFace, as Banshee's sales manager. It was a comfortable addition as he comes from the same school of thought and is heavily into the scene.
As we continue to look to the future Banshee will remain the company where the rider is put above all else and can have access to the guys that make things happen here - Jay, Keith and Jon. We will continue to have transparency in the design process from conception to finished bike. We love having riders come on board for the ride and give suggestions and make comments on what they’d like to see, incorporating some of their ideas into the final iterations… it’s a fulfilling collaboration between us and the riders that want to share in the process of designing a bike and I think we end up with a better bike because of it in the end. We don’t feel like this is just our company but that our riders are also a significant part of what Banshee is. We have a responsibility to our riders to produce the best we can give of ourselves and that like a family all our riders can have a say in where we go in the future. This is so much more rewarding then just making bikes and collecting a pay check. We like to say that instead of making bikes we make good times, great stories, and memories that will last a lifetime whether alone or with family and friends.
The world would truly be a better place if everyone rode a bike.