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    Chain Guide Options for 03 Banshee Scream

    Ok Scream Fiends,

    What are my options for chain guides? I'm looking for a good and affordable chain guide, with the least amount of modifications required to install the particular guide. The frame has the ISCG mounts as you know.

    I've never used a guide before.

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    Evil chainguides are extremely nice. Its the only guide ive ever run and the one guide i'll continue to run, many others will testify for this. I have one on my scream right now, it requires no modification to fit on the bike, the installation can be alittle tedious but if you decide to buy this chain guide i can tell you my BB width and how many spacers you will need to get the best chainline, which would make your life a breeze. This guide will run you about 130$, but its a 130 well spent. Check it out, www.evilbikes.com There are several models to choose from depending on what you'll use the thing for (basically whats the biggest ring you wanna run)

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    I'll second that!!!!

    I have an Evil DRS on my Scream as well... Super happy with the product, plus they are a great group of guys...
    Last edited by KillingtonVT; 01-29-2013 at 02:44 PM.

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    DUDE...that looks sweet with the fender...oh...

    im gettin me jollies off over that...nice set up man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee Rider
    Evil chainguides are extremely nice. Its the only guide ive ever run and the one guide i'll continue to run, many others will testify for this. I have one on my scream right now, it requires no modification to fit on the bike, the installation can be alittle tedious but if you decide to buy this chain guide i can tell you my BB width and how many spacers you will need to get the best chainline, which would make your life a breeze. This guide will run you about 130$, but its a 130 well spent. Check it out, www.evilbikes.com There are several models to choose from depending on what you'll use the thing for (basically whats the biggest ring you wanna run)
    Ok, maybe I can find a cheap used one. If not, I won't have a problem spending the $$.

    Do you use the SRS or the DRS? I'm leaning towards keeping two rings, but don't have a problem using just one. And yeah, can you give me your best tips. I'm thinking of keeping my 32T middle and granny ring.

    And on a side note, anyone see a problem using a Chris King headset on the Scream? I'm sure it's not a problem, but I put it on and it looks so small on the huge head tube. Should I resort to using a Pig DH Pro? Comments?

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    I'm running the DRS 'cause I still like to climb... I'm running a 22-34. It isn't easy carting a 50lb bike to the top of huge hills, but I love the look on XC guys when I'm keeping up with them on a climb, then SEE-YA on the other side.

    I do run a King set... just something you have to do on any good bike... It does seem to get lost a bit with the Keggar head tube..

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    Thanks for the props fellas. And thanks for the pic Killington - it makes my nether regions tingle.......
    The ISCG mount on the frame is a little funky. It's HUGE. I just had an '04 frame here at the office for set up purposes and found that the DRS backplate rotation is not ideal, but does work. To get proper rotation you'd have to dremel or file down the inner wearplate a little - not a big deal. And don't bother to use the ISCG tabs. Some production lines don't always yield the same result, so the frame I had may be a little different from the one you have - any special set up concerns with yours Killington?

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    I usually dont have any problems with running out of gears with my SRS on the climbs, but then again the part of maine where i am you arent likley to incounter monsterous climbs take more than a half hour. I run a 32t ring up front which seems to be perfect for pedaling around (including XC) but is still enough so i dont run out of gears when riding dh at a mountain. I to run king headsets on both my morphine and scream and they do look alittle small but king is the only way to go, they are THE best headsets out, and when building any bike from now on, like the evil chainguides, king is the only option for a headset. I wouldnt waste the time on the FSA, go straight for the goodstuff

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    I ran a Mr. Dirt Gizmo Slalom size (38 tooth) on my '03 Scream for a year. Setup was very easy. I've got an E13 on my Iron Horse SGS DH pro now and it is very quiet and adjustable. With either guide you can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E13Tech
    Thanks for the props fellas. And thanks for the pic Killington - it makes my nether regions tingle.......
    The ISCG mount on the frame is a little funky. It's HUGE. I just had an '04 frame here at the office for set up purposes and found that the DRS backplate rotation is not ideal, but does work. To get proper rotation you'd have to dremel or file down the inner wearplate a little - not a big deal. And don't bother to use the ISCG tabs. Some production lines don't always yield the same result, so the frame I had may be a little different from the one you have - any special set up concerns with yours Killington?
    Set up went pretty smooth, but I'd love to hook up with you guys and ride sometime... Where are some of your favorite spots???

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    We're based out of Portland, so we usually wind up at Attitash or Tenney Mt, sometimes go down to Plattekill. A couple of us raced at Tenney a few weeks ago. This weekend Attitash. In a few weeks we'll have the truck and tents up at Killington for the Beauty and the Beast festival. We're around, man. Feel free to give us a call at the office 207.772.3132 or drop me an email at [email protected] We all have our own gig around here, so if you're looking to ride xc or street or whatever we like it all.

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    Hey Banshee Rider, give me your setup details. I'm already on the lookout for a used SRS or DRS. Whichever I find first.

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    I'll shoot you a PM by the end of the day, i've got to ask my friend, he did the spacing issues for me since i didnt really know what would be the best. He knows it tho i'll ask him and shoot you a PM tonight as promised.

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    the best option for your banshee is - no chainguide i have an envy chainguide had nothing but problems i took it off spent a week driving around whistler - sunpeaks - kamloops took all the gnarliest trails, some nice drops and the chain never came off once, i've ran it all this season without the chainguide and it only came off once, it was casing a 20 foot gap that sent me flipping off my bike and on injury list for a couple weeks. if you do decide on chainguide just dont touch envy lol.

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