I designed the Wildcard to be a do it all bike for freeriders. With adjustable travel it can cope with both gnarly steeps and dirt jumps with ease. Call it what you like, 'slopestyle' or 'short travel freeride bike', one thing is a constant... it rips!
I've spent a couple of seasons riding my Wildcard on everything from natural and steep BC trails like 'Ride Don't Slide' and 'PHD' to the whistler bone yard, and various pump tracks and jump spots. All I have to do to switch from DH mode to jump mode is wind down the fork. The wildcard is a fun aggressive bike that you can throw around on the mountain or local jumps. It has great pop off lips and feels really comfortable to jump and trick on. This also makes riding trails a blast as you can really make the bike work and hop off tree roots and slam berms, the bike will take just about anything you throw at it, and keep begging for more.
Like the scythe, I wanted the Wildcard to be a bike that you could grab hit the trails day in day out without having to do much maintenance. It runs on fully sealed deep groove ball bearings, and has a no fuss setup. Don't let this simple design full you... performance wise it can compete with any other bike out there aimed at the same sort of riding. One thing is for sure... when riding a Wildcard, the bike will never be the limiting facto
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Sickline http://www.sicklines.com/interbike2007/banshee/ [very small one]
Blog http://bansheebikes.blogspot.com/2009/10/wildcard-version-20-more-than-just.html http://bansheebikes.blogspot.com/2009/06/banshee-wildcard-tested-by-andy.html http://bansheebikes.blogspot.com/2007/12/freebikes-francescos-fun-on-wildcard.html http://bansheebikes.blogspot.com/2007/11/wildcard-in-czech-republic.html http://bansheebikes.blogspot.com/2007/05/my-thoughts-on-wildcard.html http://bansheebikes.blogspot.com/2007/05/another-vid-and-some-comments-from.html
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Credits to Rupert Walker for the above video
wildcard FAQs coming soon
2013 Wildcard limited re-release production coming late summer
Mark Matthews - Winter Days on pinkbike.com Credit to Rupert Walker for this Vid