One-Handed Mountain Biker Seriously Rips

Keeping a mountain bike on the trail, and yourself on the bike, is hard enough with two hands. Impressively, Thomas Bannister does it with just one.

Bannister had a serious crash eight years ago and has been left with a paralyzed arm. But it doesn’t seem to slow him down — he added a steering dampener and a custom brake to his Santa Cruz, a setup that allows him to charge fast.

Sean McCoy
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Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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