Bender is a Banshee rider and will remain with them. He came to us to build him the ultimate huck bike. He wants it for some really "BIG" stuff he's got lined up. We didn't want to step on Banshees toes so we made sure they where aware of it before we started building. We aren't sponsering him but we gave him a friendship deal, he is a very close friend of Chris and I and we have tried for some time now, to figure out a way to set him up. He was at a point where he really needed a special bike and I am thrilled to have him riding a CB, the "Bender" Signature frame.
The Bender frame is a 4130 main frame with aluminum rear weighing in at 18.73 LBS frame and shock. We are sure that the rear arc is going to help him to stick the really big landings.
Benders Secret Weapon has 10" in back and fits a Super Monster 12" up front with a 66 deg head angle. The bike is small but Bender is too. It fits him great, he came by my house last week to show me the complete bike. I can tell you it pedals like no other big bike out there. It has more rearward travel than any bike I've ever seen so it should help him stick the landings without sticking his wheels. Nice and balanced.
The red is painted on, I used to custom paint motorcycles. There is a "bender" painted in between the top tubes, Secret Weapon" on boths side gussets and the red stars on the seat tube because he's a star IMO. The paint is a texured black powder coat, it's the tuffest paint we could get. Kinda like tool box paint. He's a bit hard on bikes so it seemed like a logical choice.
Thanks for all the kind words!
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