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    Slack Ass Scythe

    Here she is all built up. Everything was transferred over from my previous Scythe. Only new part is the shock. After too much debating I decided to go for it and get the shorter shock. No real ride time yet due to a hand injury, but the short loop I did Sunday reminded me of how stiff the Scythe is.

    I took some measurements of the HA and BB but I am not sure if I believe them. Using my iPhone and a ruler my numbers are slacker than the numbers the Keith provided.


    (Front wheel is on loan from my Ventana, Gold Pro II/823 is on the way)









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    Hello guys,

    Could you tell me how much weighs your bike?

    With this wheel assembly, you arrive to pedal properly?

    What do you think of hammershmit pedaled in for steep slopes?

    What brand of gallows?

    Sorry for my English.

    Regards.

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    Like that raw color over your orange one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusAlpin View Post
    Hello guys,

    Could you tell me how much weighs your bike?

    With this wheel assembly, you arrive to pedal properly?

    What do you think of hammershmit pedaled in for steep slopes?

    What brand of gallows?

    Sorry for my English.

    Regards.
    Total weight is 41.8 lbs (18,960.16 grams)

    Hammerschidt is awesome and makes the bike more versatile. From AM to straight DH, I use the Scythe for everything.

    Gallows? Not sure what that is. Here is the build list:

    Frame: Banshee Scyhte Large
    Fork: Rockshox Totem Coil 1.5 Steerer
    Crank/BB/Shifter: Hammerschmidt
    Rear Derailleur/ Shifter: Shimano Saint
    Brakes: Avid Code G3 w/ Goodridge Hoses
    Shock: CCDB 8.5x2.5
    Headset : Chris King 1.5 EC
    Pedals: Canfield Crampons v1
    Handlebars: Race Face Atlas FR(Stealth)
    ESI Chunky Grips w/ Transition Bar Ends
    Stem: Transition Temple Lite
    Seat Collar: Chromag QR
    THE DH seat
    Wheels: Hope Pro II Evos laced to 823
    Tires: High Roller II (R)/ Minion DHF (F)
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    Quote Originally Posted by F.N.G View Post
    Like that raw color over your orange one.
    Thanks man!

    I really had my heart set on Black Ano, but got tired of the waiting game. Even when I pulled the Raw out of the box I still wasn't sure I would like it. But once I started putting the pieces together I knew it would be a keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Total weight is 41.8 lbs (18,960.16 grams)

    Hammerschidt is awesome and makes the bike more versatile. From AM to straight DH, I use the Scythe for everything.

    Gallows? Not sure what that is. Here is the build list:

    Frame: Banshee Scyhte Large
    Fork: Rockshox Totem Coil 1.5 Steerer
    Crank/BB/Shifter: Hammerschmidt
    Rear Derailleur/ Shifter: Shimano Saint
    Brakes: Avid Code G3 w/ Goodridge Hoses
    Shock: CCDB 8.5x2.5
    Headset : Chris King 1.5 EC
    Pedals: Canfield Crampons v1
    Handlebars: Race Face Atlas FR(Stealth)
    ESI Chunky Grips w/ Transition Bar Ends
    Stem: Transition Temple Lite
    Seat Collar: Chromag QR
    THE DH seat
    Wheels: Hope Pro II Evos laced to 823
    Tires: High Roller II (R)/ Minion DHF (F)
    Thank you.

    It was the Stem: Transition Temple Lite

    Thank you.

    Hammerschidt is a good investment.

    The bike is a little heavy. You pedals easily?

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    Nice looking bike and awesome sticker on the fork. Bando!
    JRA

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    Hi
    Very nice bike you got, i like the build

    I'm very interesting by the scythe with a shorter shock.
    If you can do a feedback about it it will be nice
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by kos83 View Post
    Hi
    Very nice bike you got, i like the build

    I'm very interesting by the scythe with a shorter shock.
    If you can do a feedback about it it will be nice
    Thanks in advance
    Honestly there is no where to really push this bike right now. Everything is still under snow. I have been taking it out on our AM style trails and it feels about the same. I did notice the slacker head angle and lower BB, but if I put it in 7.4" FR mode the bike really does not have a different geo.

    True comparison to come when the mountains open up.
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    Thanks for the answer
    I look forward the feedback but maybe i'll got mine before

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    Loving the overall color scheme. Raw/black/gold.

    What bars?

    Race Face Atlas FR Stealth? And nice touch with the Transition dual color stem.

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    Thanks!

    yup Atlas FR Stealth, those Transition stems are $20 and well worth it.
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    For sure, definitely a bargain if you need 1.5.

    I have their 1 1/8 version, never on sale and it's a great looking stem, although the weight for a 50mm could be better.

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    Did your stock shock hardware fit the CCDB? I'm trying to get a one for my scythe. But the company has a 20-30 day lead time. If it does than ill go ahead cancel my order and get one fro
    Jenson then.

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    I bought the frame sans shock. But from what I understand Cane Creek uses an oddball size.

    I was going to tell you to order the hardware from BTI, but it looks like they are sold out of the sizes you need. If Jenson has them I would order from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    I bought the frame sans shock. But from what I understand Cane Creek uses an oddball size.

    I was going to tell you to order the hardware from BTI, but it looks like they are sold out of the sizes you need. If Jenson has them I would order from them.
    Found them on-line, what size do I need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    Found them on-line, what size do I need?
    From the Banshee website under Scythe Geometry

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    Yeah sorry brain fart, didn't look into the description enough, thought it was a different standard. One last question is there DU bushings intstalled in the shock already?

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    yup, and unlike fox the hardware fits in nicely.


    One thing to note, my DB came with a 550lb spring that was way too stiff. I settled on a 450 and it is perfect for my weight and riding. But the b1tch part is that the 2.75 stroke springs are the same as the 3.0" so the length of the spring makes getting it in and out of the shock a b1tch. If you haven't already, make sure you order a 2.5 stroke spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    yup, and unlike fox the hardware fits in nicely.


    One thing to note, my DB came with a 550lb spring that was way too stiff. I settled on a 450 and it is perfect for my weight and riding. But the b1tch part is that the 2.75 stroke springs are the same as the 3.0" so the length of the spring makes getting it in and out of the shock a b1tch. If you haven't already, make sure you order a 2.5 stroke spring.
    That's kind of odd. But ill be using a marzzochi spring, I have a few springs. How much you weigh? I'm about 180 and use a 450 or 500 on my Rocco.

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    same here, about 180 with no gear.
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