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As the title says, post up a pic of your Phantom and list of info. Think this could help a lot of people who are wondering what size to go with.

Lynx = 6'2.25" tall / 35.25" inseam, arms to match

Size = Large
Fork = Fox F34 @140mm (currently)
Shock = X-Fusion 02 RCX
Bar = KORE 800mm Torsion flat (7* b'sweep/5* upsweep)
Stem = 65mm FUNN (flipped)
Post = Thomson setback 410mm
Crank = 175mm LX triple running 38/24 rings (49/50mm chainline)
Drop outs = 150mm x 12mm

Effective STA = 72* (roughly)
32.5" center of BB to top of saddle above center of rails
13.75" back of saddle to centre of BB (line drawn vertically from back of saddle to intersect chainstay)

Riding = lots of flat road/connectors to the good trails, some decent amount of climbing, quite a lot of steep ones (which I love, the more tech the better) and descending, would categorize as XC/Trail riding.

Sizing wise, had an XL Paradox first with a 448mm Reach ran a 80mm stem & 750mm wide bar, moved to a XL Prime w/ 472 Reach 60mm stem & 785mm wide bar. XL Prime always felt a bit hard to control on the fast downs, always felt perfect on the XL Paradox, so moved down to the Large Phantom when I saw the Reach was just 2mm longer and the XL Phantom was 6mm longer than my XL Prime. Ride a bit shorter cockpit these days (4 years later) so the Large is perfect with the 65mm stem and 800mm bar for my riding.
 

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6'1" tall / 35" inseam

Size = XL
Fork = MRP Stage 130mm
Shock = Rock Shox Monarch R
Bar = Race Face SixC 35mm rise, 35mm clamp, 785mm width
Stem = Prototype, 35mm clamp, 35mm length. 2.5mm spacer under.
Post = KS Lev 125mm. 31" saddle height.
Saddle = Ergon SME3
Crank = 175mm SRAM S1400/X9/X1 w/ MRP Wave Ring prototype 32t chainring
Drop outs = 142mm x 12mm
Wheels = Enve M60 w/ DT Swiss 240s hubs
Tires = Maxxis Ardent 2.4 F&R -or- DHF & DHR2
Brakes = Shimano Zee levers coupled with Deore 615 calipers, 180/180
Drivetrain = Shimano Saint shifter, XT Shadow+ GS w/ OneUp Rad Cage, XT 11-36 cassette w/ OneUp 40t cog
Pedals = Crank Brothers Mallet 3
 

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Makten = 185 cm tall with 88 cm inseam (yeah, all you non-metrics will have to convert to your illogical random system, bwahaha! ;)).

Frame = Large mint
Fork = Rockshox Pike 130 mm Solo air
Rear shock = CCDB Inline
Bar = Raceface Atlas 785 mm with 13 mm rise
Stem = Hope FR 35 mm (length, not bar diameter)
Post = Gravity dropper Turbo LP – 100 mm drop
Saddle = Specialized Henge
Cranks & BB = Shimano Zee 175 mm
Front chainring = Hope 30T N/W
Bashguard = MRP XCG Taco
Pedals = Shimano Saint
Wheels = American Classic Wide Lightning
Dropouts = 142 x 12 mm
Tyres = Maxxis Ardent EXO 2.4" tubeless (but switching to On-One CM up front for the slippery winter)
Brakes = Shimano SLX
Discs = Shimano XT 180 mm
Rear derailleur = Shimano XT medium cage
Shifter = Shimano XTR
Cassette = Shimano XT 11-36T
Rear fender = Mudhugger
Front fender = Marshguard

Weight = I have no idea and I don't care! :thumbsup:

Riding: Almost only rough technical trails. No long climbs or descents, but more up-down-up-down in small increments with rocks and roots. Veeeery slippery at this time of year, but not too much mud. I run ~1.0-1.3 bar front and ~1.3-1.6 bar rear.
 

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_phantom.jpg Bilu = 185cm
Frame = Large
Fork = Fox Float 34 CTD set 130mm
Rear shock = RS Monarch RCT3
Bar = Raceface Sixc 785 mm
Stem = Thomson 70 mm (I will give a try to 50mm)
Post = KS Lev 150mm
Saddle = WTB Silverado
Cranks & BB = RF Turbine 36/22 with Hope ceramic BB
Front d= X0 direct mount S3
Wheels = ZTR Flow laced with some SRAM's hubs
Dropouts = 142 x 12 mm chips set in the slackest mode
Tyres = Maxxis Ardent EXO 2.4" and 2,2" tubeless
Brakes = Shimano Deore
Rear derailleur = Shimano SLX long cage
Shifter = Shimano SLX
Cassette = Shimano SLX 11-36T

Great bike :)
 

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I am curious what is the comparison back to back of those two shock you have had on Phantom
My Inline was sent it for warranty after only a week so I don't have a ton of experience on it. So far the Monarch has been good - especially considering I picked it up barely used for about $75!
 

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Gregdogg = 183cm tall, 65-70kg ready to ride
Frame = Large
Fork = Rockshox Pike 120 mm Solo air
Rear shock = Monarch RCT3
Bar = Raceface Next 720mm flat
Stem = Raceface turbine 60mm
Post = Rockshox Reverb 150mm drop
Saddle = Chromag Moon DT
Cranks & BB = Raceface turbine cinch, BSA 30mm BB
Front chainring = Raceface 30t cinch spiderless
Pedals = Crank brothers mallet 3
Wheels = Roval Fattie SL
Dropouts = 142 x 12 mm
Tyres = Specialized Butcher 2.3 Grid (F), Purgatory 2.3 Grid (R), both tubeless (18psi front, 20psi rear)
Brakes = Sram Guide RSC
Discs = Sram Centerline 180mm (F), Centerline 160mm (R)
Shifter/Rear derailleur/Cassette = Sram X01 (10-42t)

Weight: 29lb

Riding: British Columbia XC (think 'BC Bike Race'), mostly techier trails, some bigger climbs, some bigger descents, not afraid to hit drops upto ~5ft or jumps
 

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Shackleton = 183cm/6ft tall, 90kg / 200lb clothed with pack, 89cm / 35" inside leg

Frame = Large (Aqua)
Fork = MRP Stage 130mm
Rear shock = CCDB inline with 1 large volume spacer
Bar = Raceface Atlas 785mm, 13mm rise
Stem = Hope 50mm with 10mm spacers underneath
Post = Rockshox Reverb Stealth 125mm drop
Saddle = WTB Devo
Cranks = Shimano SLX (2009)
BB = Hope Stainless
Front chainrings = Middleburn 22/32T, 36T bash
Shifter/Rear derailleur/Cassette = Shimano XT 9sp shifter, XT med cage 9sp mech, Sram PG990 11-34 casette
Pedals = Time ATAC MX6
Wheels = Stans Flow EX on Hope ProII Evo
Dropouts = 142 x 12 mm
Tyres = Maxxis Shorty 2.3 F / Maxxis Beaver 2.25 R (F/R tubeless at 28/32 psi)
Brakes = Shimano XT M875
Discs = Shimano XT 180 F, 160R
Mudguards = Mudhugger front arch guard

Weight: People weigh their bikes?

Riding: Scotland - wet, muddy, rocky, lots of pedaling, frequently steep up and down.
 

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Crevello = 192 cm tall, 85-95kg ready to ride
Frame = XL
Fork = Fox 36 Talas 130-110mm
Rear shock = Cane Creek DB Inline
Bar = Raceface Next 760mm
Stem = Raceface turbine 60mm
Post = Thomson Covert Dropper 125mm
Saddle = Chromag Trailmaster DT
Cranks & BB = Raceface Next SL cinch, BSA 30mm BB
Front chainring = Raceface 30t cinch spiderless
Pedals = Chromag Scarab or Shimano XT Trail
Wheels = Industry 9 hubs on Derby Rims
Dropouts = 142 x 12 mm
Tires = Conti Trail King 2.2
Brakes = Shimano Saint
Discs = Shimano XT 180/160mm
Shifter/Rear derailleur/Cassette = Shimano XT/Zee/OneUp 42t

Weight: 31.5 lbs

Riding: British Columbia/Pacific Northwest. Nothing too crazy but XC/trail/AM (aka mountain biking) with a preference of rolling obstacles over launching stuff.
 

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Phantom w/ 29+ tyres

In case anyone was wondering, yup, the Phantom can take 29+ tyres in the slack setting, but clearance isn't great.

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Banshee Phantom aka Johnny Cash

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I am 5'10", 31" inseam, 180lbs geared up and ready to rip.

Frameset Banshee Phantom Medium Rockshox Monarch RCT3

Fork Rockshox Pike 120mm RCT3

Stem Truvativ AKA All Mtn 60 MM

Handlebar Raceface Atlas 780mm

Headset Chris King Inset I2 44/56 ZS

Crank Shimano M770 XT 175mm

Chain Ring Raceface NW 104bdc 32 Tooth

Brakes Shimano SLX

(F) Rotor Shimano XT 180mm

(R) Rotor Shimano XT 180mm

Derailleur Shimano Zee FR

Shifter Shimano Zee 1x10

Cassette Shimano XT 11-34

Wheelset Chris King/Stan’s Flow EX

Saddle SDG Ti-Fly

Seat Post Thomson Elite 30.9

Grips Oury Lock On

Chain Shimano XT

Pedals Shimano XT

Tires Continental Mtn King 2.4

Total Weight: 30 lbs
 

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Has anyone measure the seat tube angle of the phantom with 130mm pike?
I'm about to buy phantom frame/fork set. but I don't know which pike should I buy, 120mm or 140mm (lowered to 130mm with spacer at first. But when I'm settled with 130mm, I'm going to buy 130mm air shaft).
 

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Sorry, you're S.O.L., you can no longer lower any RS forks with spacers, design is completely different and doesn't allow this anymore with the Solo Air Shaft setup - if somehow have found a way, please share.
As to what the Phantom is like with a 130mm Pike, I'd imagine going from what I've read it'd be pretty nice, right between a Fox set to 120mm and 130mm since they generally have a lower A2C. Right now back to riding mine with a Trace set to 120mm and love it like this, best all around setup for me and my trails.
Has anyone measure the seat tube angle of the phantom with 130mm pike?
I'm about to buy phantom frame/fork set. but I don't know which pike should I buy, 120mm or 140mm (lowered to 130mm with spacer at first. But when I'm settled with 130mm, I'm going to buy 130mm air shaft).
 

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Sorry, you're S.O.L., you can no longer lower any RS forks with spacers, design is completely different and doesn't allow this anymore with the Solo Air Shaft setup - if somehow have found a way, please share.
As to what the Phantom is like with a 130mm Pike, I'd imagine going from what I've read it'd be pretty nice, right between a Fox set to 120mm and 130mm since they generally have a lower A2C. Right now back to riding mine with a Trace set to 120mm and love it like this, best all around setup for me and my trails.
hei..thanks for the information. I ordered Phantom frame/fork set with 120mm Pike yesterday and will look for 130mm air shaft. :)
 

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6'1" tall
Size: XL
Fork: 120mm Pike
Shock: CCDB Inline
Bar: 780mm Crankbrothes opium3 15° midrise
Stem: 40mm Truvativ Holzfeller, 2cm spacers
Seatpost: Command post 125mm
Crank arm: 175mm XX1 32T chainring
Wheelset: Novatec Diablo 29
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.50
Drop out: 142x12mm
Brakes: XT
Drivetrain: XX RD, adding 42T one up cog
 
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