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    ... and if we just ... 2011 banshee scythe demo run :) 11/15

    So my LBS has a nice scythe that keeps looking at me when I'm in there , well tomorrow I get to take it down one of my local trails i usually beat up on .. Anything particular I should know about this beast ? Might be a future purchase/build to hike up to some resorts .

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    personally I think the 7" mode is best. If there will be any sustained climbing put it in the FR setting. The DH setting can still be used for climbing but the bike is a little stiffer in the FR setting.

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    Sorry for the late response , took it out on a local trail that goes down filled with bunch of rocks etc. Bike felt good, handled good, and just plowed threw anything really . I like the adjustment option it has for travel , its a beefy bike, and i probably will pick it up and use it for some lifts for next year .

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    Another thing to consider for the Scythe is that if you switch to a shorter shock (8.5x2.5") then you get slightly small travel options at 6.4" and 7.3". The less travel it is set up with the lower the BB and the slacker the headangle becomes.... just something I figured you might be interested in potentially.
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    Awesome! Good to know

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    I almost never take mine out of the 7" setting. I found it to be more then enough for the terrain in Maine and NH. I bought the bike without ever seeing or riding one, and now I am tempted to sell my xc/am bike and short shock it like Keith suggested. My only question is what size fork to go with. The bike is made to just ride.

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