Banshee Scythe

Banshee Scythe

17 Reviews for Scythe

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 Mine came with fox dhx5, bought it to replace my old Scream. Nice attention to detail, Banshee quality. Rear end feels great, nice and simple lines. I use it for DH mostly, Banshee says thats not their fastest bike but its enough for me. Im gonna get a Legend when im fast enough.
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 Very underrated frame. People instantly say it's too heavy, but it aint bad at all. Mine comes in at a respectable 17,5 kilo's or 38,5 lbs and I can throw anything I want at it, it will just go on and beg for more. Very lively rear end, don't be fooled that 4 bar's are crap, this design is pretty freaking good you'll get loads of feedback on what the bike is doing. And that's just with a dhx 5.0 i'm really tempted to try the rc4 it would be even better. Can't really fault it for anything, I might not like the maxle cause it's a bit tricky to get the wheel out but that's not Banshee's fault. The 2 suspension settings have both 2 geometry settings aswell making it a whole lot more adjustable to different riding locations. Don't hesitate if you're thinking of getting one, you won't be dissapointed.
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 this bike is a awsome downhill bike...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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 I have had the first year Banshee scream since it came out and it is an exceptional freeride/big drop bike. Very durable, well constructed, Pipp is a great guy to deal with, always helpful. The bike is quick handling for shore style stuff, so in it's stock form with dual 26" wheels it is a little steep for high speed DH. This can easily be changed buy putting a 24" on the rear.
I have mine setup with an avalanche chubbie shock and a marzocchi shiver DC. Excellent pedaling out of along travel bike. I have ridden/owned/sold sooo many bikes and this one is my favorie for super technical, what most people would call "sick" riding.
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 awesome frame, very clever ideas have gone into it with grease ports and thread inserts so that the frame cant be stript ana brake. rides amazing, feels super fast and is sweet to jump Smile
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 The successor to the Scream, one of the greatest bikes ever made. Great geo, super strong frame and much less stress on shocks than the Scream was.
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 solid, it really is built to last, really good for jumping with in 180mm travel mode, and it feels really secure on the trail, encourages you to push yourself, great bike Smile
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 adjustable geometry, adjustable travel, amazing amount of fun, just the right mix of bull dozer, helicopter and race car.

loves to plow, loves to jump, loves to go fast
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 this is better than a girl...you can ride it all you want and NOT have babies...its also more fun to ride! tup
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 incredible bike, super fast, super smooth, super tough and realy nice looking. if you want it .....get it. it has no faults.
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 A very balanced bike, bend very well and is very agile! With the possibility of regural for your course.
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 Not too heavy, built like a tank, feels great in the air
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 love it, lightweight, easy to peddle but can take a beating
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 i recommend all banshees
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 its dope
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 For DH and FR =D
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Avg: 5 (17 votes)
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Banshee Scythe (MSRP $1800) — The scythe captures the spirit of toughness. It was made to be the tool of the trade for the no nonsense rider whose concerned more about stomping that tech section of trail then about what his "girlfriends" at the coffee shop, talkin tech-wheenie speak, think. Be it scorching heat, rain, snow, hail or ice cold nothing stops scythe riders from getting to the trails. Everything, on this bike is engineered to let you ride it hard, withstand the elements, all with minimal maintenance... you don't need treat this bike with any respect, but you can always count on it to get you home.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Release Date 2009
Price $1,800
Travel 177.8mm or 203mm
Rear Shock DHX 5.0 Coil

Dimensions

Size S M L
Frame Weight 9 lbs 9 lbs 9 lbs
Bike Weight
Headtube Angle 67.5 ° 67.5 ° 67.5 °
Seattube Angle 72.5 ° 72.5 ° 72.5 °
Headtube Length
Chainstay Length 440 mm 440 mm 440 mm
BB Height 375.92 mm 375.92 mm 375.92 mm
BB Width 68 mm 68 mm 68 mm
Seat Post Diameter 30.0 " 30.0 " 30.0 "
Front Derailleur Width 34.9 mm 34.9 mm 34.9 mm
HeadTube Diameter 1.5 1.5 1.5
Top Tube Length 556.26 mm 568.96 mm 591.82 mm
WheelBase 1117.6 mm 1130.3 mm 1143 mm
Standover Height

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