Banshee Darkside Mountain Bike - 2014

Banshee Darkside Mountain Bike
$1,620.00 - $9,381.00
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Introducing the 2014 Banshee Darkside, one of the most versatile Freeride bikes on the market. Designed to be compatible with both 26" & 27.5" wheel sizes, this bike blows away the competition! The Banshee Freeride features 180mm rear travel with a Cane Creek Double Barrel CS rear shock, Integrated ODI fork bumpers and a full 2 year warranty and a limited lifetime crash replacement warranty for the original owner.

What do your build kits consist of?  Below is a chart of what each build kit consists of.  Each build kit includes all of the parts for the series from which you have chosen.  Example: If you choose a Shimano XT build kit, the entire drivetrain, including brakes, will be that of the XT series.  Please refer to the following chart.

Shimano Series 10 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Front & Rear Derailleur
- Shifters
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  SRAM Series 10 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Front & Rear Derailleur
- Shifters
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  SRAM Series 11 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Rear Derailleur
- Shifter (Rear Only)
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes

What if I want specific component(s) that aren't listed as a choice?  Generally speaking, we have access to all components, even if not listed as a choice.  In order to make the build process less confusing for our customers, we've opted to list the most commonly requested components from our past customers.  If however there are any components which aren't listed that you'd like your bike built with, simply call us at 708-448-8260 or drop us an e-mail at mtb@rbikes.com, and someone will be able to help you with your request.

Can I mix & match items in my groupo?  In order to keep pricing as low as possible for our customers, all of our groupo's are purchased in bulk as "kits" (ex. XT 2x10, XTR 2x10, X.9 2x.10, ect...) from the manufacturer's.  If you wish to mix components from different series groupo's, we can do so; however you'll lose that bulk discount pricing, therefore if you're looking to simply replace a couple of components with lower grade items in order to save money, it'll generally cost you more to do so.  In the end however, if you ultimatly want a mixed groupo, we can absolutly accomidate your request, but ask that you please e-mail with a full list of components that you'd like to use.

Explain your wheelset choices? Richards Bicycles offers 2 wheelset choices.  The first being stock wheelsets, such as Mavic CrossMax SLR, Stan's Crest/Arch EX / Flow EX w/ Stan's 3.30 hubs, ect.....  If you're not interested in one of our stock wheelset options, you can "I don’t need a wheelset OR building custom below" and simply choose one of our custom wheelsets from below.  

If you want a stock wheelset that isn't listed, we ask that you please contact us.  If you want to customize your wheelset beyond the custom options that are listed, we ask that you either contact us or choose "No, I don’t need a custom wheelset" and then proceed to our custom wheelset builder page, where you'll be able to customize your wheelset choice with much more details. 

What is the build time?  Provided that the frame is available in the size that color that you're looking for, we can generally build your custom bike within 1-2 weeks.  If you'd like to check on frame availability, please contact us.

What is S&H?  S&H for frames is $50 and $100 for customers located in the lower 48 states.  Customers located in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or internationally should contact us to request a shipping quote.

Is there sales tax?  Richards Bicycles is only required to charge sales tax for IL customers.  If you live in any of the other 49 states, there will be no sales tax.  Furthermore, international customers will not pay sales tax through Richards Bicycles; however you may be charged importing duties / VAT charges upon receiving your frame / bike.  We do not keep a list of rates paid per country, as they change on a regular basis, so we ask that international customers please contact their local customs office to obtain a list of possible charges, as we will not have that information.

Sizes Small, Medium, Large
Travel 180mm of KS-Link suspension optimised for playful DH / park riding
Short Chainstays
16.5" chainstays make the Darkside really easy to manual, whip and scrub, as well as rail round corners.
Progressive leverage curve
Optimised to get DH race levels of traction with a fun poppy and bottomless feel.
Taper Headtube 44mm ¦ 56mm   (1.125" zero stack top, 1.5" zero stack bottom) allows angle sets ad tapered forks
Hydroformed 7005 AL tubes Increases strength and stiffness, and reduces weight
ISCG2005 Latest standard in ISCG for chainguide mounting
Integrated fork bumpers
We have worked with ODI to offer interchangeable fork bumpers that protect your frame and fork during a crash.
Pedal neutral linkage
The suspension linkage has been optimised to result in minimal pedal kickback for a fun neutral feel
Internal ribbed stays Increase stiffness for railing berms and holding lines through the roughest of trail sections, and boosting acceleration
Aggressive geometry Slack angles, short chainstay, long front centre... all adds up to fun at speed
Tire Clearance 26 x 2.5 or 650b x 2.5 (with 650b dropouts)
INA Bearing pivots Fully sealed high quality bearings throughout
KS Link pivot system
Optimised suspension kinematics for a fast, nimble, agressive and fun ride
Warranty 2 years [original owner]
Crash replacement Lifetime [original owner]

Darkside

(as measured with 565mm a-c fork with zero stack headset for both wheel sizes)
26" wheels 
Size S M L
Seat tube 380mm   (15.0") 395mm   (15.6") 410mm   (16.1")
Effective Top Tube 572mm (22.5") 600mm (23.6") 627mm (24.7")
Wheel Base 1149mm   (45.2") 1176mm   (46.3") 1204mm   (47.4")
Head Angle Low - 63.5°       /       Neutral - 64.0°       /         High - 64.5°
Effective Seat Angle Low - 72.5°      /       Neutral - 73.0°       /       High - 73.5°
BB Height Low - 343mm (13.5")    /    Neutral - 349mm  (13.7")    /    High - 356mm (14.0")
Chainstay Low - 425mm (16.7")   /   Neutral - 421mm (16.6")    /    High - 418mm (16.5")
650B wheels
Size S M L
Seat tube 380mm   (15.0") 395mm   (15.6") 410mm   (16.1")
Effective Top Tube 570mm (22.4") 597mm (23.5") 627mm (24.7")
Wheel Base 1159mm   (45.6") 1186mm   (46.7") 1214mm   (47.8")
Head Angle Low - 63.5°       /       Neutral - 64.0°       /         High - 64.5°
Effective Seat Angle Low - 72.5°      /       Neutral - 73.0°       /       High - 73.5°
BB Height Low - 348mm  (13.7")    /    Neutral - 354mm  (13.9")    /    High - 363mm  (14.3")
Chainstay Low - 435mm  (17.1")    /    Neutral - 431mm  (17.0")    /    High - 432mm  (16.8")
 
Head Tube length 125 (4.9")
Standover (26") 693mm 700mm 708mm
Max Tire Clearance 26" x 2.5" (or 650B x 2.5" with 650B dropout)
Rear Hub Spacing 135x10mm  OR 142x12mm OR  150x12mm (OR 650B 142x12mm)
Head Tube 44mm ¦ 56mm   (1.125" zero stack top, 1.5" zero stack bottom)
Seatpost Dia 30.9mm
Seattube OD 34.9mm
BB 83mm - ISIS Drive 128mm
Chainguide  ISCG'05
Shock 8.75x2.75" (40x8mm shaft end, 22.2x8mm reservoir end)
Shock Type Large volume air / coil
Suggested Sag 20.5mm of shock compression (33%)
Reach 382mm 410mm 440mm
Stack 602mm

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