Banshee Bikes Scream Freeride Full Suspension

4.77/5 (60 Reviews)
MSRP : $1389.00

Product Description

  • REAR WHEEL TRAVEL 5.4 - 7.9" (137-201)
  • HEAD ANGLE 65-69°
  • SEAT ANGLE 68-72°
  • BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT 13.8 - 15.2" (350-485)
  • CHAIN STAY LENGTH 16.7 - 17.6" (425-448)
The Banshee Scream comes in 4 sizes:
As you will notice these frames have fairly long top tubes and head tubes, to help coax you into a smaller size. If you're going to do a lot of pedaling and climbing to get where you want to go, get a bigger one. If you're dirt jump hucking and freeriding, get a smaller one.

Frame only: $1389 (US)
Journeyman: $2299 (US)
Gucci: $3099 (US)

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Will

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2013

Strengths:    Great all DH bike, lots of travel, extremely strong frame, great brakes, long lasting

Weaknesses:    HEAVY!!!! Can not pedal uphill at all, I actually almost stopped riding and whenever I did I had to get someone to shuttle me up.

Bottom Line:   
2001 Model

If you only ever ride when shuttle or chairlift this is a bike for you! Otherwise stay away.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2013

Strengths:    This bike just fell off my car while going down the highway and there was no damage other than a bent wheel!! The frame was perfectly fine!

Weaknesses:    Heavy if you're a little girl.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Urban/Mountain rider

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2013

Strengths:    So basically this bike once you get it going not even a brick wall can stop it, it is so strong ! No matter what you are landing on you can have complete confidence that it will hold up, probably if you jumped off a cliff you may not live but this bike sure will. The handling down a hill is amazing the faster you go the more stable it is. Has a back 24" sunringle rim that thing is unbreakable accidentally hit it with a sledgehammer didn't do anything actually hurt my sledge.

Weaknesses:    Lets just be honest this thing is heavy, very heavy and if you aren't good at going up hills then don't get this bike. But after biking on this every single weekend for 3 years there is nowhere I can't go with this thing. Its more difficult finding 24" tires for the back wheel but more of an inconvenience than anything else.

Bottom Line:   
This bike maybe old now but I wouldn't trade it for almost anything, I mean lets be honest someone offer me a topfuel i'd trade and sell the topfuel and get two banshees. But for real love this thing once I rebuilt my front fork with heavy springs this thing is amazing everywhere. I ride urban down stairs and random concrete things, and I take it out to the forest and ride down the mountain, it's a go anywhere do anything bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rider-555 a Weekend Warrior from Kelowna,bc

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2010

Strengths:    Super strong!!! U will nevr break this frame no matter what u do... So go hit some sick drops!!

Weaknesses:    What r weaknesses?

Bottom Line:   
If u r a freeridr than this is ur ultimate bike. U will never break it no matter what u do. If u demo one of these u will buy one and never go back to ur old bike again!!

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Favorite Trail:   Boulders only

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Lots

Bike Setup:   Bike specs
Easton "banshee scream" frame
Marzzochi bomber 03 super d pro fork
Fox vanilla rc shock
Kona dh bars
Hayes brakes and 8-inch rotors
8 speed 
hussefelt howitzer cranks
SRAM components
Shimano deore xt derailleur
Wellgo b-37 pedals
Velo seat
Intense mag 30 dh rims
Intense comp 60 tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas Furjel a Downhiller from Topolcnay Slovakia Slovakia

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2008

Strengths:    On 99.5% indistructible.Only weakness....rider.

Weaknesses:    Havent found them yet.

Bottom Line:   
This is the probably strongest frame on planet(not homemade tank).If u want to go big you can count on it.It will never let u down.It is so much fun riding this bike.It doesnt matter it weights so much.You will be heathier :).I think that this is the frame for those who want to have some fun in woods,dirts...probably anywere u take it.And now for those who want to win the DH wold cup...there is plenty of lighter frames but if u want to have a lot of fun,go for Banshee Scream.

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Favorite Trail:   DH

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $9000.00

Bike Setup:   Frame: Banshee Scream
Fork: Marzocchi Shiver DC
Brakes:Hope M4 front and Magura Gustav M rear
Rims: SunRims S-Type front and 24 inch Doule track rear
Stem: Marzocchi for Monster Shiver and Super/Junior T
Derailleur: Sram x9
Shifter: Sram x9
Chainguide: Truvativ BoxGuide
Spokes: DT Swiss
Hubs: Marzocchi front and Banshee factory rear
Rear Shock: Marzocchi Roco RC
Cranks: Truvativ Husefelt
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Hovitzer XR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eddie Burk a Weekend Warrior from Lakeland Fl. USA !

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2006

Strengths:    Indestructable frame! Solid and Heavy.

Weaknesses:    Solid and heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Almost four years on this bike. Only the "components" have failed. Same frame, Same set of bearings still functioning as designed. Took about a year to build up the stamina and leg / lung power it takes to make this thing go. There area a lot of bikes out there..but this one is certainly the most "fun" to ride! And the bonus is a killer workout built in to every ride!

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Favorite Trail:   all of em!

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Now out of business.

Similar Products Used:   Nothing else like it!

Bike Setup:   Shimano xt fr. and rr. Kenda front Specialized rear. WTB freeride seat. Serial Killa head. Truvativ gigapipe DH BB. Truvativ Hussefelt cranks. Azonic a-frame platform pedals. Rockshoxx Race Triple clamp front end. 26" (in place of stock 24" rear wheel) Mag 30 rear wheel. Specialized Big Hit rear Hub. Formula front hub. Hayes 9" Hydro-discs fr. and rr. Shimano Trigger shifters. Iron Cross grips. 90mm stem to stretch the cockpit for better off the seat (as well as seated), climbing ability.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Downhiller from Colorado

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2006

Strengths:    Smooth operation
10 year warranty (means it durrable)

Weaknesses:    nothing yet

Bottom Line:   
Nothing better for freeride but also is one of the best dh bikes i have ever ridden
Perfect operation and you never have to worry about breaking it because you cant but even if you do you got a better warranty than on on a car

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   1600.00

Similar Products Used:   vp free

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eddie Nighthawk a Weekend Warrior from Lakeland Fl. USA !

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2006

Strengths:    Durable! Indestructible a two wheeled Hum-Vee.

Weaknesses:    A two wheeled Hum-Vee! (but tons of fun!)

Bottom Line:   
4 yrs on this bike now. Same (original)bearings in all positions. (And this bike does NOT sit idle.) Gone through 3 bottom brackets, 6 sets of pedals (go with Azonic!) Chain and cogs set , (two rear to one front). Still strong and true! A real tank, not a trail racer by any means! You will not go fast..but you will go! Anywhere you point it! Will work you hard on the climbs! They say you cant turn a freeride bike into a trail bike...Funny, but Ive been doing it for 4 years now, and just refuse to play bt "their" rules. Of course I made some custom adjustments

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Favorite Trail:   ALAFIA AND CARTER

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Similar Products Used:   nothing else like it.

Bike Setup:   Set up for extremely aggressive trail riding. replaced 24" rear with the 26".(intense mag 30). heavier rear coil spring. dailed in forks (Roxx Shocks Race). 2.8 wide front tire, (kenda kinetics) 2.5 wide rear.(Specialized Roller, very soft).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff Bayldon a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne Victoria Australia

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2005

Strengths:    Ergonomically perfect, it feels like my Scratch with big wheels. Adjustability, low bb for better DH cornering or high for dirt jump or freeride and if you shorten the wheelbase it manuals like a BMX. Burl, by far the most over-engineered piece of freeride machinery on the market, I mean you don't stand on top of a cliff with a Scream and ask yourself "will the bike take it?" And god damn dose the Josh Bender edition look sweet. I tip my hat to the boys at Banshee

Weaknesses:    Ha ha ha ha haaaaa! Ooooooooh Haa Haa ha ha ha ha haaaa! (chuckle chuckle) ha ha haa... Oh your serious? thats even funnier!

Bottom Line:   
Everything else is a toy!

Dropped six feet, didn't feel it.
Dropped twelve feet, didn't feel it.
When i get the balls to drop twenty four I'll let you know but the bike sure as hell isn't stopping me.

The weight thing is crap. I mean its about the same weight as my mates Demo 9.

Ignore the review by the guy who was unable to set up the bike and look at all the other satisfied customers.

If your looking for the last bike you'll ever buy than this is it. If your looking for excuses than ride XC

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Favorite Trail:   at the moment the abandoned quarry in hallam

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Dbike

Similar Products Used:   Had a Stinky Dee-Lux and various Norcos but I've ridden just about everything

Bike Setup:   888's, Mag 30's, Hayes, Dice, Truvativ, Sram

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james g a Downhiller from ottawa

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2005

Strengths:    extremely dominant, good for downhill, it makes it easier to say your better then some ome else

Weaknesses:    a bit to heavy for my weak bone structure

Bottom Line:   
better than anything jarek will ever have

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Favorite Trail:   anything super hardcore

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   cyclesmith

Similar Products Used:   devinci ollie

Bike Setup:   888, sun rims , hayes 8 inche , easton bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by EDDIE BURK a Weekend Warrior from LAKELAND, FLA. USA!

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2005


Weaknesses:    NONE FOR ME!

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   ALL DIRT!

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   B.C.I.

Similar Products Used:   NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT!


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad Tamas a Weekend Warrior from kamloops,b.c,canada

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2004

Strengths:    everything its so fricken beefey . like dahm any one who doesnt think so is retarded . ps norco sucks

Weaknesses:    the rear deraler cable blows out . ive gone threw alot of them

Bottom Line:   
this bike is awsome it does everyhting and the weight isnt that bad mines only 42 pounds , sure the frame weighs 13 pounds compared to a karpiel armegedon witch is 10 pounds but the pos would brake . bender rides one of these bikes nad he still hasent broke it . i havent ever herd of any brake but who cares warrantee kicks ass on theses things. i cant buy a diff bike now cuz i love mine to much . likke its just awsome i love it . is it wrong ot give want to give ur bike a hug , not when its a banshee . norco sucks buy a banshee for freeride u will love it . ps banshee rules

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Favorite Trail:   mount 7 10 km , golden b.c / tied with rose hill kamloops

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   pink bike

Similar Products Used:   norco aline, santa cruz bullit, kona stuff, kona stinky , norco rampage

Bike Setup:   med frame 03 jr t , funn fatboy slim bars , 24 rear mag 30 , 26 mavic 321 , maxxis high rolers , truvitive crank, avid mechanical 8 inch roaters

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by danny boy a Downhiller from weare, nh, usa

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2004

Strengths:    the best bike out there if you are a rough one. i have had m fair share of biek that had to be worked on everytime you take it out. but this thing you will never need to thouch

Weaknesses:    no a one. some may say its heavy. but if you are woried about that go back inside and play video games. biking is a work out and you will get on if you are a ride that needs this frame

Bottom Line:   
if you love to ride your bike and love to go big then go out there and pick one of these up and you will never look back to what you had. you will be doing 90mph in the right direction

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   goodailes

Similar Products Used:   speacalized bighit

Bike Setup:   frame-banshee scream
fork-marzocchi monster t
wheels-halo sas rear shock-progressive 5th element
breaks- Hayes hfx-9
handle bar-azonic ultra cross
seat-azonic love seat
chain guide- mrp mini me/ flawless
cranks- travite husfet
pedals- sun ringle
stem- race face diablo
tires- maxxis drive train- xt
grips- intence lock jaw

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jody from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2004

Strengths:    2004 - big and burly, fixed weak spots of 2003
- Been riding a scream for almost a year now, and
still have to admit, most fun and versatile bike I
have ever rode!!!
- 10 year warranty.
- Based in Vancouver
- Specifically designed for Freeriding (Though I\'m
still passing everyone at Whistler, didn' t know the
medium size could go so fast.)
- 16.75" chainstay ability.

Weaknesses:    No ability to shift derailleur forward or back with
the 3 rear axle positions. That's okay, I only use
1st and 2nd anyways, so not really that big a deal.
Find the 3 position just too long for freeride.

Bottom Line:   
If you FreeRide. Get one. Best FreeRide bike on the market. Period.

All I can say is a BIG FAT THANKS to Banshee Bikes
for warranty of my 2003 and uping me to a 2004.
Cracked the front and rear triangles of the 2003,
and they warrantied my with a 2004.

Kiddies, if you want a big fat frame for 2004 and
beyond, get the Scream, I promise you it will not
dissapoint you. Friends try mine and are SOLD!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   2250 Cdn.

Similar Products Used:   Everything, this is probably my 20th bike.

Bike Setup:   02 Monsters, Hope Mono M4s, Hadleys, etc...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geno a Weekend Warrior from Fort Polk, LA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2004

Strengths:    Awesome welds and attention to detail. Strength beyond words to describe. Huge headtube and Chainstays

Weaknesses:    What you are joking right?

Bottom Line:   
Alright bottom line....When you were a kid dreaming about a bike that would do all the things you wanted, well this is the one. Its huge and heavy. If you have the legs and lungs you can climb anything. Going down? Well this baby well crush ANY obstacle. Drop offs and chutes? Time to stand up and tell em you are my Beeotch!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Adrenaline Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky

Bike Setup:   Super T pro, 5th Element, Chris King ISO laced to Mavic 321 (built by Gravvy!)

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