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Old 12-05-08, 10:44 AM
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Bike: Banshee Scythe, size L

Travel: Adjustable, 7-8"

Geometry: Adjustable, FR/DH

Gearing: 38F, 12-28 R

Weight: 21.4 lbs +/-

Cable routing: less than optimal

Handling characteristics: Stiff in all the right directions, smooshy in all the others. A capable plow bike with good pop and precise cornering.
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Old 12-05-08, 10:59 AM
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21.4???? It would be a feather at 31.4 - - 21.4 would be blinding.

Beautiful, beautiful machine. It definitely needs a pilgrimage to its homeland.
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N.b. +/-
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Originally Posted by gastro View Post
N.b. +/-
Kinda like MOL eh?
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Awesome! Will you be racing XC with it this winter?

That's
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Awesome Brent! you have the best stable on BF
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Old 12-05-08, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Awesome! Will you be racing XC with it this winter?
No, but I'm thinking about some road crits.

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Thanks, my photographer took some nudging/bribing with beer, but I think they came out alright.
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Old 12-05-08, 12:40 PM
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Awesome. Only needs one thing.............more cowbell.
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Very nice.

Must be tough economic times in the South too. No Dura-Ace like the last one
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Snazzy...when is it coming out here?
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Awesome. Only needs one thing.............more cowbell.
He's channeling Bruce Dickinson!
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He's channeling Bruce Dickinson!
Iron Maiden Rocks!
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Wait! There is a Specialized "S" on the pedal, ergo, it must suck balls!
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Iron Maiden Rocks!
...he wasn't referring to that Bruce Dickinson.
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Originally Posted by gastro View Post
N.b. +/-
what does that mean?

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=490658

i don't know... it's amazing how they're both the same weight.
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It means note the +/-...so the weight is 21.4lbs plus or minus. Pretty impressive for a DH bike though!
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I from the way he was hinting, it was - not +. . .
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I doubt that weight. Please post some evidence to confirm.
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Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
Very nice.

Must be tough economic times in the South too. No Dura-Ace like the last one
heh heh so true. Actually the entire 8 speed driveline came off the hardtail that girlscout13 is riding now.

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Snazzy...when is it coming out here?
I can have it there in no time, it's just getting me there that's proving difficult. Not that that would matter to you of course.

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It means note the +/-...so the weight is 21.4lbs plus or minus.
Yes, and somehow I neglected to mention the 100% margin of error. I haven't weighed it yet, probably 41-42 lbs or something? It pushes pretty easily up hills.
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I doubt that weight. Please post some evidence to confirm.
You really doubt the weight? That's odd.
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Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
I doubt that weight. Please post some evidence to confirm.
Don't be jelly just because I have nicer pictures than you.
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I can have it there in no time, it's just getting me there that's proving difficult. Not that that would matter to you of course.
Well okay...maybe wait until the snow goes next year. Hopefully our house will sell quick so I can get that place in the mountains. Then we'll have a good base camp when y'all show up!
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y'all
I see what you did there.
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You're quick like that.
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