Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Is Banshee turning into weight weenies?

Nick from Freebike sent me this link to pics of some of the bikes built up. I'm particularily fond of the black and gold Pyre. Not for everyone of course but is that gold braided cable housing or the light? If so I think it really works on this bike.
  • Banshee Pyre: 12.8 kg - 28.1 lbs
  • Banshee Rune: 14,9 kg - 32.7 lbs
  • Banshee Wildcard: 15.87 kg - 34.9 lbs
Very respectable weights and right on target where they should be.
Check out the rest of the pictures here http://www.free-bike.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=67
and thanks to Nick for posting up the thread

UPDATE: Nick mentioned in the comments that they had more pics of the Scythe... and yeah its built up and looks great. Hit the link and scroll to near the bottom.

The weight is 18kg or 39.6lbs which is respectable for an extreme freeride bike with 7" or 8"of travel. I'm not sure which kit they have on it... it looks like our journeyman package so the ultimate one would be lighter slightly. I hope Nick takes more pics of the drivesides of these bikes too.

18 comments:

Sick Lines said...

Enough with the tortue!

Jay MacNeil said...

what is the meaning of tortue??

Sick Lines said...

*torture you twit!

banshee french said...

tortue means turtle in french !
remind me something

but I live a torture too....
still waiting...

Jay MacNeil said...

you spelled it wrong and i'm the twit??!! gawd its amazing you even can figure out how to run a website
hahahaha j/k
maybe we should leave the slagging when were msging each other, don't want this to turn into a comment royal rumble.

Marcel Balog said...

I loved that Pyre... really impressive how beautiful and sexy a bike can be!

poisonfrog said...

looks great! the brakes (i think) are formula oro puro (ti kit) they come with a gold and black braid line.

love the look of that bike.

Sick Lines said...

Very nice builds. Some of the better ones yet!

Question- Why is the Scythe's shock on backwards?

singletracksurfers said...

Every time I see the Pyre it looks better and better. Awesome frame and great looking build. I can't wait until I am riding one!

Nick said...

Guys! DON'T MISS to check the link again!!!!

I've put up some new pics of White Scythe... Gimme a feedback, do you like that babe!? :D

banshee french said...

waw the white scythe is perfect
18kg!!
so much different than the scream
can't wait to shred with that beast!

Keith Scott said...

Great job with the builds Nick! you've speced them out nicely!

one thing I would suggest, is that the scythe geometry will feel better in 7" rear suspension setting with the totem up front, it will alance the bike more, slacken the angles slightly, and lower the BB. Gve it a shot, I think you'll find it makes the bike work look and feel a little better!

Nick said...

Man don't worry!! Today the sun's shining so, (after two terrible rainy and snowy weeks), and I'm gonna shoot some pics outside, with your advice and so on... gimme just some time and by this evening everything's gonna be up! :)

We are preparing a nice text about choosing Wildcard or Scythe... If I have time (what is free time?!), I'll turn it into english!)

Keith Scott said...

Awesome, thanks nick, I hope you have fun riding! It's raining here :(

Karupshun said...

I adore the white scythe.

I wish I saved my money longer to get one :(

Nick said...

FRESH MEAT GUYS!!

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Enojoy!

(Ads (1st category) are under copyrights... if you want hi-res just write me at: info@nickland.org!)

Anonymous said...

what size was the Scythe?
Thanks :-)

Keith Scott said...

I think it looks like a medium, but is hard to tell from that pic, so I could be wrong.