im thinking about buying a new bike, right now i have a banshee scream and ive been thinking about upgrading to a demo 9. Who rides them and what do you think of them? Think i should switch
Get a Demo 8. Demo 9's were great bikes, but way way way to heavy. I struggled to get my Demo 9 under 46lbs. The weight's not worth the extra strength of the 9, the 8 will stand up to plenty of abuse.Bansheeboy10 said:im thinking about buying a new bike, right now i have a banshee scream and ive been thinking about upgrading to a demo 9. Who rides them and what do you think of them? Think i should switch
Don't forget the MC Shockwave 9.5.(9.5inches of travel) Single Pivot Monocoque with Reactor 2 leverage ratio manipulating link, floating brake kit option (but a must!). This beast has the good traits of any extreme FR/DH rig: High bottom bracket / low center of gravity; long wheelbase/short cockpit. It likes to jump and takes gnarly multiple hits and rocky steep chutes with ease yet still takes fast corners like it's on rails.Huck Banzai said:9 or 8? Planning on getting a used one?
They make Demo 7's and 8's, no more 9's - I think the last were 06, but there might be 07, not sure.
They are sweet bikes and as far as I know (havent any prolonged Scream time) will flow better, is a better dh/fast bike, but still a good chuckmonster too.
If you are doing monster drops and focused on the slow nasty, I would think the Scream was a keeper, if you want to fly more and rip the rough, then a Demo would be a sound choice.
now wait for the other options everyone will offer you that you didnt ask about!! YAY!!
(Dude, get a Sunday/R9/Canfield/V10/Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah)
You can still get the frame (assuming they have some stuffed in a warehouse somewhere), but it's an 06 or earlier. They stopped making the 9s in 06.aj_gilbs said:you could still get a demo 9 frame in '07 but no complete bike. the shop I worked at is a specialized dealer
Med or Lg depending one your preference and riding style. I'm 6'1 and went w/ a Lg for racing, if I was more into freeriding, I would have picked up a Med.Bansheeboy10 said:What size should i get if i go for a demo 8 or 9. Im 6 1 and 160 lbs?
chooofoojoo said:I recognize that bike :skep: ... i've worked on it.... did you sell it to a guy in colorado by chance?