I had a mental health scare that was extremely serious in the closing part of 2019, as part of working toward a better self it was suggested to me by a medical professional to get back on my bike. Amazing to see the prescription from the doctor was to get back to pedaling. I took that advice and began to heal. It was the most powerful experience I have ever had to see what riding a bike could do for my mental health and recovery.
This bike started as an idea in my mind as a way to share awareness surrounding mental health and mountain biking. This idea then became possible only because of the amazing mountain bike community. This would never have been possible if it were not for the amazing companies and individuals that make up our community. During the pandemic when everything was uncertain and parts where next to impossible to get, this Downhill Monster was born. All parts where 100% donated from the generous vendors listed below.
The bike was built to generate awareness for Suicide Prevention all proceeds generated from the bike will be donated 100% to Mission 22 a Veteran focused 501C. Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. Together We Heal!
Thank you to all the Contributors to the build: Banshee, Built by Jerry, DVO, Industry Nine, TRP, Ethirteen, BOX, Bike Flights, FSA, Betterbolts, SDG, Maxxis, Cushcore, Jagwire, Spank Industries, Woolftooth, Sensus, Kustomcaps, Peaty’s, Becomeunique, Kogel, RIOMTB, MTBVETS, WWMTB, Peatys, The American Heritage Museum, Beast Cookies, and GUP.
FRAME: BANSHEE LEGEND 27.5
FORK: DVO DC ONYX D1
SHOCK: FOX DHX2 PERFORMANCE
BRAKES: TRP GSPEC DH-R | 220/203mm
SHIFTER: BOX COMPONENTS BOX ONE 7-SPD
HANDLEBARS: FSA GRADIENT ALLOY RISER
STEM: FSA DIRECT CONNECT
GRIPS: SENSUS MEATY PAW
SADDLE: SDG I-FLY
SEATPOST: SDG I-BEAM
SEAT CLAMP: WOLF TOOTH COMPONENTS
WHEELS: BUILTBYJERRY HUCK 27.5 CARBON
HUBS: INDUSTRYNINE I9 HUBS
TIRES: MAXXIS MINION DHF/DHR
BOTTOM BRACKET: e*THIRTEEN
DERAILLEUR: BOX COMPONENTS BOX ONE 7 SPD DH
CRANK SET: e*THIRTEEN LG1+ | SL GUIDERING
CHAINGUIDE: e*THIRTEEN LG1+
PEDALS: SPANK SPIKE
MISCELLANEOUS PARTS & ADD-ONS
• BETTER BOLTS TITANIUM GOLD COATED BOLT KIT
• JAGWIRE SHIFTER ELITE LINK KIT
• KUSTOMCAPS .50 BMG BARRETT TOP CAP
• WOLF TOOTH COMPONENTS HEADSET SPACER KIT
• PEATYS TIRE SEALANT
• BECOMEUNIQUE CUSTOME DECALS
• CUSTOM DIGITAL CAMO WRAP FRAME AND FORK