2015 Banshee Darskide


Banshee have designed this new frame from the ground up to cater for one thing, fun. The Darkside has your back in all circumstances. 180mm of confidence inspiring travel, but with geometry that is nimble and playful but also stable. This could very well be the perfect UK downhill frame.

  • Includes Cane Creek DBAIr Shock
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Full Specs

  • Medium only
  • 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, aggressive and fun ride
  • Warranty – 2 years [original owner]
  • Crash replacement – Lifetime [original owner]

Frame is supplied as 150mm x 27.5″ wheel size as standard.

Sizes & Colours Available


Stealth Black