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It took a little longer than anticipated but my Scythe build is complete. The bike was built up with shuttles and lift serve in mind. But I also want to be able to take the bike on some heavy AM style rides.

Frame: Banshee Scythe (L)
Fork: 2010 Totem Coil
Shock: CCDB w/ 450lb spring
Wheels: Sunline DH V1
Tires: Maxxis EXO Minions
Cranks/Shifter/BB: Hammerschmidt AM
Rear Derailleur/ Shifter: Shimano Saint
Chain: KMC X9SL
Cassette: Sram PG990
Stem: Transition Temple Lite
Saddle: Transition Park n Ride
Seatpost: Banshee
Seatpost Clamp: Chromag
Headset: currently FSA Pig (installing gold CK this week)
Brakes: Avid Codes G3
Bars: Race Face Atlas Stealth
Pedals: Crank Bros Mallets/ Canfield Crampons

The complete bike is 40.08 pounds. Pretty heavy on paper, but on the trail it isn't very noticeable. I finished the bike the same day I was leaving for a 4 day Sedona epic. Lots of climbing and a lot of chunky descents. The Scythe loved all of it. I rode it primarily in the 7" free-ride setting. I do believe that the 450 lb spring Cane Creek sent is too much for this setting. But when we did some Shuttles in Jerome I switched to the 7" DH setting and the rear shock came alive. The bike became super plush and it was easier to carry speed through things.







 

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Must have went out of town...there wasn't any mud here over the weekend???
How do you like it? It is a Banshee, I bet you love it.
 

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F.N.G said:
Must have went out of town...there wasn't any mud here over the weekend???
How do you like it? It is a Banshee, I bet you love it.
Mud is from AZ shuttles. So far the bike is awesome. I haven't had the chance to ride it on our trails yet, hoping for Thursday if I can kick this AZ cold!
 

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pray4snoww said:
Sweet ride Calhoun. I'm completely jealous that you can ride right now as I just got a few inches of snow at my house today.
might be time to change your username :p
 

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Love the bike, I have been thinking of picking up a used one and build it cheap for my shuttle/lift days and lighten up my Rune or pull the trigger on a Prime when they come out for everyday riding....would a great mix IMO...
 

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Thanks for the tour, those are some sick trails! I imagine Madness would be worse without the sludge!
 
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