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    Banshee Pyre

    Have had mine now for a few months and can't see a thread here about them, so here you go.

    It hits gaps with ease and sucks up the bumps.




    there has also been a few changes to the build.


    Deity Bars and stem, Hope M4's, Swinger Air shock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore

    Deity Bars and stem, Hope M4's, Swinger Air shock.
    Nice handlebar...

    What made you change to the Swinger? Any issues with the Fox? RP3 right?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    I ride the PYRE ...

    .... for 4 months now. This IS a great frame.
    the suspension is well designed. no bob, super plush, very good with sharp edges.

    best thing about this bike is the way it climbs, especially on technical up-hills.
    the bike is a very efficient climber and super balanced when hitting the sharp up-slopes.

    going down hill is also a joy. the frame is stiff and handles just fine.
    suspension is keeping the r/wheel in line and on the ground. no brake-jack.

    I don't have a good photo of the bike. only one from a cell-cam, sorry.
    I'll post a good one soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigel
    Nice handlebar...

    What made you change to the Swinger? Any issues with the Fox? RP3 right?
    the Swinger had more adjustment and i thought it would work better for what i like
    to get upto on the bike.

    And it has, ramps up nice at the end of the travel and soaks up the bigger knocks.

    I'm really enjoying the bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by TM1
    .... for 4 months now. This IS a great frame.
    the suspension is well designed. no bob, super plush, very good with sharp edges.

    best thing about this bike is the way it climbs, especially on technical up-hills.
    the bike is a very efficient climber and super balanced when hitting the sharp up-slopes.

    going down hill is also a joy. the frame is stiff and handles just fine.
    suspension is keeping the r/wheel in line and on the ground. no brake-jack.

    I don't have a good photo of the bike. only one from a cell-cam, sorry.
    I'll post a good one soon.

    what size is yours and do you have any problems with running the front derallieur ?

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    It's a Large.
    I had a problem with the f/der.
    it was a problem with the rear triangle "wish-bone".
    only an old Shimano LX der was fitting in.
    Banshee replaced the frame and it's fine now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TM1
    It's a Large.
    I had a problem with the f/der.
    it was a problem with the rear triangle "wish-bone".
    only an old Shimano LX der was fitting in.
    Banshee replaced the frame and it's fine now.
    did you have a problem also with the rear triangle colliding with the seat tube at the end of it's travel ?

    has your new swing arm changed much in design ?

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    the rear triangle has changed very little. the "wish-bine" is different.
    the lower link has also changed a bit, I think.

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    So overall concensus is that it is good, especially for '07? Anyone have time on comparable bikes from other brands to compare it to?

    Bike Whore, I take it that you are very confident in its ability to handle abuse? Looks like a sweet, light and sturdy bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack On Wheels
    So overall concensus is that it is good, especially for '07? Anyone have time on comparable bikes from other brands to compare it to?

    Bike Whore, I take it that you are very confident in its ability to handle abuse? Looks like a sweet, light and sturdy bike!

    The Bike is very Good, others i have had to compare to are

    UZZi VPX

    Giant Glory (custom built, single crowns like the Fr version out now)

    Giant Reign


    Feels the same as the rest really and any jumps i do on it there is usually a good transition
    to land on.

    Problems with it tho, i think there is going to be a huge recall on the Pyre as the design
    is a bit sloppy.

    The rear triangle collides with the seat tube under full bottom out as does the lower link.
    Aslo the f/der cable comes into contact with the rear triangle.

    apart from that
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    well that sucks to hear. Nice air you caught though!
    OVER THE LINE SMOKEY!

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    hi everybody , big issue ... buying or not. Pyre is a new model, riding impressions are good but not 100% ... In case I will buy which kind of forks (oprion is between fox talas 140 and RS Lyrik 160 ... maybe too aggressive???)
    Thank you for your opinions and suggestions).

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    i would hold off on getting the Pyre, the model is a dud and has a few bad design issues.

    1. The rear triangle hits the seat tube under full compression

    2. The rear triangle comes into contact with the front derailleur cable and changes gear as it collides

    3. The bottom linkage also collides with the frame


    A real lemon :-(

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    NOT a Lemon for sure ...

    there were some issues in the 2006 model. not on all frames. problems were taken care off by Banshee.

    all the problems are solved in 07.

    Bike Whore - you should contact Banshee. I'm sure they will help you with your frame.

    that said, the Pyre is a great frame. it climbs VERY well, especially on technical climbs. going down is fun and confident. the suspension is superb. no bob, total power transfer, and perfect traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TM1
    there were some issues in the 2006 model. not on all frames. problems were taken care off by Banshee.

    all the problems are solved in 07.

    Bike Whore - you should contact Banshee. I'm sure they will help you with your frame.

    that said, the Pyre is a great frame. it climbs VERY well, especially on technical climbs. going down is fun and confident. the suspension is superb. no bob, total power transfer, and perfect traction.
    the picture you post is '07 model? Which kind of fork you have on and ... do you know the weight ?

    Thank you

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    No dud

    i would hold off on getting the Pyre, the model is a dud and has a few bad design issues.

    1. The rear triangle hits the seat tube under full compression

    2. The rear triangle comes into contact with the front derailleur cable and changes gear as it collides

    3. The bottom linkage also collides with the frame


    A real lemon :-(
    Have to disagree wit the dud comment. I've got an 07 and have been very impressed with the ride, I've got a large frame, no problems as mentioned above.
    Banshee is real accomodating and I'm sure they would have some solutions for you.
    That said, Buy a Banshee!

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    yes, it is an 07 ....

    Quote Originally Posted by richi
    the picture you post is '07 model? Which kind of fork you have on and ... do you know the weight ?

    Thank you
    the fork is RockShox Revelation air U-turn (100-130mm).
    I don't know the exact weight but it's sub 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxer
    Have to disagree wit the dud comment. I've got an 07 and have been very impressed with the ride, I've got a large frame, no problems as mentioned above.
    Banshee is real accomodating and I'm sure they would have some solutions for you.
    That said, Buy a Banshee!

    2 months after they have been advised no help at all and i have now brought an Iron Horse 7.5

    Past Bikes have been

    Banshee Scream 05
    Banshee Scratch
    Banshee Scream 06
    Banshee Pyre

    No more Banshee's for me, for a bike to have that many issues is very poor design, all small's
    and medium's have the problems i have mentioned

    It's not rocket science to test these things, build up a bike of each size, check it and if correct
    continue with mass production

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    I'm surprised...who at banshee did you talk to?
    I too have had my share of Banshee's Morphine, Pyre, Viento, Chapparal, so it must be a size thing as you stated.
    Anyway nice air in the pic.

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