Yeti specs

  • Yeti ASR 575 frame, Large, Black
  • Mavic X223 Disc rims
  • Hayes HFX 9 XC disc brakes
  • Fox Vanilla RL 130 mm fork
  • Yeti ARC stem
  • Cane Creek S2 headset
  • Yeti grips
  • ARC R1 handlebar
  • Shimano Deore LX shifters
  • Truvativ Team Stylo crankset (21-32-44 teeth chainrings)
  • Fox Float RP3 rear shock
  • Truvativ Team Double Clamp seatpost
  • Yeti WTB seat
  • Maxxis Larsen TT 2.35 tires
  • Shimano XT derailers
  • Shimano XT cassette (11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32)
This is overly geeky, I agree, but I want to keep an easily accessible record of all the components on the bike, so what’s better than throwing it on the web? I’ll put a picture from the bike’s maiden ride to make up (the Yeti on the Black Mountain).

First ride impressions:

  • Downhill=unbelievable fun; suspension soaks up almost everything (except small harsh bumps perhaps)
  • Uphill=not as fast and snappy as my singlespeed, but almost on par with my 2001 Giant NRS (though it feels a little heavier than the latter, which shouldn’t come as a surprise with the NRS being a XC race bike); interesting is that climbing up short, steep technical sections goes really well – the suspension gives more traction on these.
  • Cornering / twisty singletrack: almost as good as sex!

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