Banshee Bikes Morphine Freeride Hardtail

4.64/5 (39 Reviews)
Weight : 6.4 lbs MSRP : $1612.00


Product Description

Morphine is the most versatile all around freeride hardtail on the planet. The "Morphing" geometry enables the frame to change geometry for different riding disciplines, by changing the wheel size and fork travel.Morphines can be built up between 30 and 45lb. 4 sizes fit riders from 5'0 to 6'10.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MORPHINEHUCKER

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2012

Strengths:    Everything! gussets are massive and everywhere , its light for what it is and its the strongest bike ive EVER rode ,i've had it over a year and i've dropped 20ft + drops , ride street , downhill , huge jumps , everything and no problems with it at all!! i run mine with MARZOCCHI MONSTER T's and 24" wheels with 3" tyres , and there's still loads of tyre room! rides amazing , and it will take EVERYTHING!

Weaknesses:    NONE , apart from making me depressed when im not riding it haha

Bottom Line:   
HOLY HUCK . go big or go home . this is a TANK , get one now!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by your mom a Weekend Warrior from Lost city of atlantis

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2010

Strengths:    la la la la la la la la im not listening La la

Weaknesses:    too rough in bed

Bottom Line:   
yur parentsw

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Favorite Trail:   hippity hoppity bunny trail

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   one gazzilion doll h

Similar Products Used:   jack off inator and yur mom

Bike Setup:   yur dad

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Angky a Weekend Warrior from Jakarta, Indonesia

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2009

Strengths:    Super strong! Very good construction & material. Everything massive: gussets, head tube, chain stay, dropout.

Weaknesses:    Some parts just not compatible to Morphine (found my Saint Shadow RD and E Thirteen LG 1 won't fit)

Bottom Line:   
First of all, weight is not an issue for me. Morphine is not a feather light bike, period. So, once you got the bike setup, then it's ready to take any abuse. Anything. Anywhere.

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Favorite Trail:   SEBEX

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bali MTB

Similar Products Used:   KHS DJ 300, Specialized P3

Bike Setup:   DH oriented. Marzocchi 66 RVC 180mm travel; Sunline V-One Bar, Stem, and headset; '09 Saint Brakes & Shifter; XTR RD; Funn Hooka DH Cranks, Souljam Viper pedal; MRP system 1; KCNC 38T single ring; Tiagra cassettes; Sunrims Double Track; Kenda Nevegal SWS 26x2.35

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas a Downhiller from Sault'er

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2008

Strengths:    exactly... it's massively strong.... Every gusset and every weld is built for strength. This is the strongest aluminum frame ever made.

Weaknesses:    I am the weakest thing on this bike...
The 10 year warranty is not honored for the second owner of the frame but who cares... it's a MORPHINE...! The warranty is second to only SWD bikes lifetime no questions asked warranty...


Bottom Line:   
This is the one bike to rule them all. I can ride trails, dirt jumps, street, Full on Freeride and Downhill with this frame and I never had issues. I bought this frame second hand and have had no problems with it whatsoever. I have run 24" front and rear, 26" front and rear, 24"-26" combo, Rigid forks, 100mm forks, 170mm forks, Dual Crown forks, and this bike kills it with everything... The horizontal drop outs have allow regular QR and allow you to snug the wheel up as close as you want to the frame to adjust wheelbase and effective chainstay length... (the shorter the easier to manual). If you want a Hardtail frame that can handle anything and everything... This is the bike for you... oh yeah... I'm 250 lbs and I send it off cliffs, rock faces and whatever I can wrap my brain around. The only thing it's not good for is Trials... the present build is at 37lbs. previously at 32lbs. Don't buy this if you are a spandex wearing weight weenie... you want something titanium and have wasted your time reading this.

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Favorite Trail:   Anich Rd. DH track

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   used - Internet - (gay color)bike.com

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Big Hit DH, P1, P2, Hard Rock Pro, Banshee Scratch, Norco Bigfoot, Norco 250, Santa Cruz Bullit, Evil Imperial, LeToy 3 and a Trek something or other which was not memorable enough.

Bike Setup:   Sherman Firefly, Ringle Singles, Hussefelt bars, stem, cranks, Avid BB7 - All of these parts failed after one year - Presently has Marzocchi 66RC, Atomlab Air Corps, Deity crank, .234 FR racing Bar, Stem combo, 8" Avid Juicy 7's.... Occasionally set up single speed as well....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by peter hardy a Weekend Warrior from dumfries

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007

Strengths:    seriously strong. compatable with most components, extreme gusseting. lightness for what you get and so versatile

Weaknesses:    the right chainstay is left unpainted so the chain slap doesnt churn the paint up. although it could be worse if they painted it

Bottom Line:   
if you want a versatile frame i think this is the best one out there. it is soooo strong and even comes with a 10 year warrenty. worth every penny

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Favorite Trail:   mabie glentress ae

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   darren

Similar Products Used:   cove foreplay. (not as good)

Bike Setup:   morph frame 2007 4X WC forks, spank rims on profile hubs, mrp bones cranks and avid code brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sammy powders from mom

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2007

Strengths:    like a turkey

Weaknesses:    cant eat it

Bottom Line:   
hot its cooloic, i cant ride it though because it has no wheels

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   bikes, and a few canoes, one kayak, and a dog

Bike Setup:   frame fork pedals handlebars, no wheels though, it doesnt seem to work?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by greg a Downhiller from usa

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2007

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Bottom Line:   
buy me i like sex and im a wicked bike

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   eBay


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cole Reynolds a Weekend Warrior from oak lawn. il US

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2007

Strengths:    This thing is built like a tank, and light as a feather. it takes abosultly everything i dish out. i would recomend to everyone

Bottom Line:   
The guys at Richards were super helpfull. They answered all my questions and got me off on my way with a sick bike talor built to my every specification. Anyone who i likes awsome bikes, great service and great deals, check out RichardsBicycles.com

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   RichardsBicycles.com


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim from a cow

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2007

Bottom Line:   
wicked

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Bruno a Downhiller from Texas

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2007

Strengths:    all

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
buy this bike

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Favorite Trail:   ????????

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   a store

Similar Products Used:   scratch

Bike Setup:   wicked

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by klop from germany

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2007

Strengths:    Stiff,Strong,Good for drop's.

Weaknesses:    Cockpit too short,dont corner as well as people think,ive had it setup many way's but it dont feel as good on the corner's or even as smooth as my Evil or Sinister.

Bottom Line:   
Good for drops and some light DH,gets a little to scekthy on the real technical tight corner's,its a good bike at a good price,but if you want something that rail's round corner's and is smoother then silk,buy a Imperial :)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Imperial,Ridge,


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by William P. a Weekend Warrior from My Mom

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2007

Strengths:    Everything!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    None!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Buy this bike compared to it all other hardtails r GARBAGE!!!

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Favorite Trail:   White Hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Freeride

Similar Products Used:   Banshee Scream

Bike Setup:   I better not say cuz ill go on 4ever

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max D, Jesster Industries Team a Weekend Warrior from Red Deer AB

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2006

Strengths:    wastes the fullys on a DH track but can still dish it out at a sk8park strong gives you confidence on the big stuff

Weaknesses:    lets just say that 700 years from now this bike will still be rollin

Bottom Line:   
SWEET WOULDNT TRADE IT FOR ANY OTHER BIKE EVER

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Favorite Trail:   Gnarly jesster

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Pink Bike

Similar Products Used:   04 sasquatch- got nothin on the morphine

Bike Setup:   03 frame, 03 monster, doublewides 26" frnt 24" rear 3.0 gazalodi tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik a Downhiller from SLC, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2006

Strengths:    Very strong!!!!!!! tears up the switchbacks and loves flowy singletracks. Fun for urban too

Weaknesses:    a tad heavy for the up hill

Bottom Line:   
This is a fun bike for anyone who wants a hardtail that can do it all. I rode everything from resorts to college campuses. The bike is definately above me and probably most people out there but it is sure fun to try.
if you are only going to have one bike for rocky trails then get a full suspension but if you want one that can do urban, smooth singletracks, and take a beating then this is your bike

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Favorite Trail:   Anything Steep and Smooth

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   kona cowan, scott voltage

Bike Setup:   manitou sherman flick, hayes hydros, azonic outlaw rims....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeff a Weekend Warrior from washington

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2006

Strengths:    the frame is amazing

Weaknesses:    -----------------------

Bottom Line:   
That frame is suite, strong as hell and overall a nice unstoppable bike

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Favorite Trail:   dishman, street and beacon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   my friend

Similar Products Used:   ------------------------

Bike Setup:   morphine, manitu sherman jumper 80, sun rim s-types, demoliton 3p crank set with 33 tooth standard sproket, syncros stem, and bulk bars, 06 hayes elcaminoe hydrolic brakes, animal pedals and grips, fresstcyle cool lite chain, and thats about it

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Does anyone have the video of the guy on a Morphine doing a huge drop?

I saw a video about a year ago of this guy doing an amazing, HUGE drop on a Morphine. It was on natural terrain, and he travels right to left across the screen. It was very well filmed, too, at what looked like 3/4 speed. It was a great jump and a great video. I can't find it and I'd like to see ... Read More »

New guy here. Morphine or Scirocco

Hey guys, im completely new to mountain biking, im currently riding an old 93 Giant Acapulco. It has no suspension, and the top tube is straight across. Im looking to upgrade to a more modern hardtail. I discovered the awesomeness that small companies like banshee come up with. Little info abou ... Read More »

PLEASE HELP- 2009 Banshee Morphine Through Axel

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Morphine sizing

Hi, I have some questions about morphine.I'm 167cm tall with 29inch inseam.what morphine size should i get? Small or medium?And how lenght is the efective top tupe of small and med size? ↲thanksRead More »

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