Banshee Bikes Scream Freeride Full Suspension

4.69/5 (42 Reviews)
Weight : 13.5 lbs MSRP : $3259.00


Product Description

The adjustability of the cockpit geometry and suspension settings makes the Scream the ultimate freeride bike.The increased rigidity makes the ride even tighter on skinnies and sketchy terrain. The dropouts have 3 wheelbase positions and fit 12mm through axle hubs with 150mm OLD spacing. The brake caliper adjusts with the wheelbase and most disc brakes fit.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DA a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2012

Strengths:    This thing is a beast going downhill. It will plow through it all and still provide the rider with absolute stability.

Weaknesses:    Heavy when climbing..so you need a STRONG rider.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is meant for downhill aggressive riding. The frame & overall structure are built to withstand a nuclear blast. Of all the bikes I rode, this bike provide the best downhill support. I usually experience lower back pain after a ride but with this bike I feel NO back pain or very minimal. My bike is over 5 years old and still ride like my new bike.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Local ad.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by turco999 a Downhiller from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2011

Strengths:    This frame is meant to last. Itll take a beating and still stand tall. Its adjustable for diffrent geometries of the bike. Looks menacing and beastly, and is a pure point-and-shoot bike for the trails.

Weaknesses:    Not going to lie, this thing is heavy. My rigs 45 pounds, so its a good workout to keep pedaling on flat or uphill. Also, the original version had horizontial dropouts, which kinda worried me when im running my QR on the back.

Bottom Line:   
Although this frame may be a bit on the heavier side, it will help build up muscle when riding your local trails. The amount of beating this thing can take and the price you can get it at makes it unbelievably awesome for DH'ing. Sure theres better stuff, but the Scream will always be my first bike that ill never get rid of.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   Banshee Chapparal

Bike Setup:   03 Banshee Scream with Marzocchi Shivers, Avid BB7 brakes, Shimano Deore shifter, Mavic 729 EX Disc Blue rims with Maxxis Minions (F/R), Romic Double Barrel rear shock. FUNN Headbanger headset, Easton EA70 Monkey Bar, Sun Ringle Demon Hub in front, and DT Swiss Hugi/Hayes 340 QR in back, Truativ Holzefeller OCT Cranks, MAR G2 SL Chain Guide

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tommy__dh a Downhiller from edinborough

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2010

Strengths:    unfortunetely it's to heavyyy to be able to see some positives... of course it's good quality, stiff, solid, etc... but at the moment all top frames have those features but all of them are much, much lighter

Weaknesses:    ridiculous heavy

Bottom Line:   
if you are looking for bigger muscules and for less fun from riding bike this frame is FOR YOU !!! I sold mine 1 month ago...

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Favorite Trail:   fort william

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   orange 224, intense m3

Bike Setup:   boxxer, hope, mavic deemax

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Carrot Top a Downhiller from Surrey B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2010

Strengths:    Looks Cool, performs great when suspension is set up correctly. virtually indestructible. Pedals well for a full-suspension bike

Weaknesses:    13lbs is heavy for a frame. Interrupted seat-post is a pain if you don't have a telescopic one.

Bottom Line:   
Great Freeride/Downhill(Freehill) bike that won't cost too much used. The Scythe would be a better option if money is not an issue.

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Favorite Trail:   CBC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $975.00

Purchased At:   Pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Fork: 05 Boxxer World Cup
Shock: 5th Element CVT 5
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7
Wheels: Atomlab DHR (f) Sun Ringle MTX 33 (r)
Cranks/Chain-guide: Blackspire 16.5/NS-1
Pedals: Atomlab Trailking
Tires: Maxxis Minion 2.7
Handlebar: .243 FR(soon to be replaced with Easton Havoc DH
Stem: .243 DH(soon to be replaced with Easton Havoc DH
Seat: .243 BMX
Seatpost: Borla Amoeba 30.0
Chain/Cassette: SRAM PC 950/951
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO
Shifter: SRAM X7

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by metalman a Weekend Warrior from San Clemente CA USA

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2010

Strengths:    Solid frame, solid suspension, handles well, looks cool. Also can stand up and pedal uphill without breaking traction.

Weaknesses:    Heavy. I think that's the only negative thing you can say about it. I put a 32 tooth front ring on and I ride with guys on 25 pound cross country bikes all the time. Sure they pull ahead on the climbs, but I leave them in the dust going down.

Bottom Line:   
For a beefy guy who pushes it, this is a perfect bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Chiquito

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky

Bike Setup:   Just the way I bought it, FoxShock 318 fork, Vanilla rear shock, Hayes Brakes. After properly adjusting rebound! I have had no issues.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JdmCb7 a Downhiller from coquitlam

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2009

Strengths:    Damn BEAST, Takes anything I throw at it, I will probably break before the bike does. I love this bike alot and its definitly worth what you paid for.

Weaknesses:    I'm 14 and I find it very heavy, scaled at 44 pounds with my build, on flat you have to pedal alot harder cause of the weight.

Bottom Line:   
For the price I paid, I got a hell of a deal. I've been getting offers for 2 grand and up. This is so awesome downhill and ok when you decide to hit some jumps and chuck the bike around. Just get some powerfull brakes and your good to go.

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Favorite Trail:   Seymour CBC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   Kona stinky

Bike Setup:   titec el norte bar super light dh bar
parts
2006 meduim silver frame
2006 marz bomber 888 rc2x super plush intergraded stem
2007 roco shock tst
saint rear brake and xt front hydraulic brakes
both eight in rotours
front wheel is a mavic 325 disc with a chris king hub very smooth 20mm
rear wheel is a mavic 729 with a brand new sun ringle hub 150 x 12mm
has new kenda nevagls front and rear 2.5 stikey
fsa dh pro head set
truvativ team dh bars, light too
race face x type envolve forged crank and race face bottom bracket and bash guard
truvatic box guide
custom seat from the states a guy from a shop says it looks like a alice cooper seat
titec seat post
shimano tigra deraulier with deore clicker
has new scram chain and new shimano cassette
odi red grips
sealed pedles

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fishywishy a Weekend Warrior from New Hampsha USA

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2009

Strengths:    strong, stiff, lots of travel, good pedaler, very adjustable

Weaknesses:    very heavy, pivot just started to squeak

Bottom Line:   
i originally got the bike for dhing and drops, but i dont do that much anymore. with an avy on the rear i could plow thru anything without a flinch. drops were handled easily as well. now i have it setup for xc with a dual ring, weighs in at 46lbs. cant go much lighter without spending big money. will work as a casual xc rig, but i need to buy a lighter bike with less travel if im serious about long rides

perfect bike for what i originally bought it for. doable bike for what i use it for now

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Rock

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Bobs

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky

Bike Setup:   super t, avy dhs-ti, outlaws, minion 2.35, dual ring...this is my xc rig now. using the 16.8" chainstay, very flickable

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by breh529 a Weekend Warrior from olympia, washington, usa

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2009

Strengths:    totally unbreakable. the thing is a complete beast. pretty sexy too when its set up right. when your ripping down steep technical stuff it feels like you are riding on rails. awesome bike. suspension design soaks up every little bump, but reacts well on larger drops as well. when your bombing down steep stuff the bike feels like weighs 20 pounds

Weaknesses:    i guess its a little heavy, 48 pounds with my set up, but you get used to it.

Bottom Line:   
awesome bike. totally confidence building. took it up to colonnade recently and the thing was a beast. if you set it up right and DONT put a huge seat, 3.0 wide tires, and super monsters on it, its actually pretty good on weight. perfect bike for people who arent to worried about crazy modern linkage and downhill bikes that weigh as much as xc bikes. also a perfect bike for larger riders. unbreakable, sexy, and rides like its on rails

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Favorite Trail:   I-5 Colonnade

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   seller on pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   cannondale perp 2

Bike Setup:   03 Banshee scream frame, 07 fox dhx 5.0 rear coil, atomlab p-lite dhr wheels, 05 marzocchi 888 rc3 fork, deity cranks, bars, stem and other stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Banshee Scream a Weekend Warrior from Milpitas, CA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2009

Strengths:    Very Strong frame and Components. High Quality as well. Handles very well considering the weight. Bombs down any hill you throw at it. Very comfortable at high speeds.

Weaknesses:    Very Heavy at around 55-60 lbs. (But, will never break on you.

Bottom Line:   
A great downhill bike that can take anything you want to runover or off of. Components require very little maintenance.

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Favorite Trail:   Demo Forrest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Bike Setup:   FORK- Marzocchi Shiver (8" travel)
COIL- 5th Element(8" travel)
RACEFACE Cranks
Atomic Lab. Wheels
Hayes Disc Brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kech88 a Downhiller from toronto, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2008

Strengths:    Tank, maneuverability is amazing, able to take berms like I have never done before. It can run over anything.

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
Amazing bike, If you want something you can trust its this bike. I'm not afraid of running things over. It's not the lightest bike but the performance makes up for it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   cycle solutions

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Demon

Bike Setup:   Avid Codes 08, 66 Rc3, stype rims, fox back shox

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dustin Healey a Downhiller from AZ

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2008

Strengths:    The frame is really good so far. It takes big hits when on the mountain and just riding around town when i find big drops to hit. The fork is great its a junior T and the welds are great on the bike.

Weaknesses:    Havn't found one yet.

Bottom Line:   
The bike perform's outstanding its a great bike for doing downhill riding or racing and a outstanding freeride bike if you like to do downhill this is the bike for you because it is a great bike for that sport its one of the most top of the line downhill bikes you can get, so get one.

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Favorite Trail:   Spruce Mtn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Giant Faith 1, and Giant Glory

Bike Setup:   Junior T's up front, Fox 4.0 in rear, Hayes brakes, Azonic pedals, Azonic rims, Mazzis tires, Zip ties.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by devon west a Weekend Warrior from creston BC canada

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2008

Strengths:    super strong frame very solid not heavy at all...very ridgid in the corners and when landing off axes

Weaknesses:    one huge defect that i found for myself(a free rider) is that j hopping is near impossible due to what seems to be a short wheelbase.....maybe just not geometrically compatible with me

Bottom Line:   
strong bike good buy...jsut not for me

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Favorite Trail:   anything with variety

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   sacred ride

Similar Products Used:   santa cruz bullit(perfect freeride bike) giant warp belfa bb7 norco(several series) etc


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ty nelson a Weekend Warrior from edmonton, alberta,canada

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2007

Strengths:    crazy strength, great components, good price for what you get.

Weaknesses:    s-type rims are strong but not strong enough to match the rest of the bike.

Bottom Line:   
this bike has the best price tag out of all of the seriouse freeride/downhill bikes. It is stonger, heavier , nicer and cheaper than all the others. i have owned many top of the line bikes from the demo 8 to the team DH canondale judge and park edition a-line and this one is better than the all.

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Favorite Trail:   rabbit hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $5500.00

Purchased At:   revolution cycle

Similar Products Used:   demo 8, norco a-line park edition, norco team DH, canondale judge.

Bike Setup:   fox 40's, DHX 5.0, truvativ holzfeller setup, sram X9, easton vise headset and easton bars, s-type rims kenda nevergal tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Evan a Downhiller from Somerset, Pa

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2007

Strengths:    Can't break it, and will run anything over.

Weaknesses:    it weighs as much as a house. mine is 60 lbs. and brake jack lots of it but once you get use to it it isnt bad.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a big bike that will go down the mountain and over anything this is the bike for you, but if your looking for something to race or even thinking about climbing on then dont get it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   any of the bigger konas

Bike Setup:   Big and Bad

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by damo bortong a Downhiller from australia

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2007

Strengths:    it is crazy strong i hucked a 35ft step down and flat landed it only broke my ankel and stuffed the rear rim but the frame was fine

Weaknesses:    NO WEAKNESSES

Bottom Line:   
it is very good when it comes to the big stuff

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Favorite Trail:   dead mans trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   net

Bike Setup:   it has fox 40s race face diabolus dt swiss ex 6.1d with dt swiss 440s front and rear

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