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    Good job! Best Bike for very technical / tight single track riding

    I'm getting back into riding for fitness I weigh 220pounds (100kg) and am 6' 2"

    My last bike (don't laugh) was a "proflex animal" full suspension. Thing have moved on.

    So by "current" definition, I assume I'm looking at a "All Mountain" style full suspension. My favourite riding has always been walking tracks, so often involves lots of carrying and slow technical descents. Ascents if enough energy...

    So here is the brief in order of importance:

    1) I'll be riding for enjoyment (no racing)
    2) Like a tight turning responsive geometry (not layed out and long)
    3) High clearance on BB
    4) 5" to 6" travel
    5) will still want to descend at speed (not crazy speed)

    Currently got my eye on:
    * 2008 Yeti 575 Enduro
    * 2008 Rize 2 or 3

    Other questions:
    * Is there much of a change in frame from Yeti 575 from 2007 to 2008
    * Spec say I should be on the Large yeti, but have ridden the Medium (at shop) and don't mind the medium frame - is going with a smaller frame work better in context of technical riding?

    So what do you recommend? Do you ride similar tracks.

    I live in Sydney, but will be in Seattle (with stop in Hawaii) next week, so could pick up a bike here or in US.

    Thanks

    Grant

    BTW: my other great passion is Kitesurfing see
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    the 07 575 has a big hole in the toptube. the 08 575 does not.

    thats about all I can help you with

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    ... and if we just ...

    Last night took the plunge and bought a 2008 Large Yeti 575.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=280313967874

    It had ALL the upgrades that I was looking at doing myself down the track, so I splurged and jumped in.

    I'll certainly do a lot more reading here about suspension tuning now

    Spec's

    • 2008 Yeti 575

    • Fox DHX air rear shock

    • Fox Talus 36 front shocks - 20 mm through axle

    • Shimano XT, including wheels, shifters, brake, derailleurs, and crankset.

    • 175mm cranks.

    • Front brake rotor is 203 mm, rear is 160mm.

    • Included with purchase is 180 rotor in box with mount.

    • extra spokes for wheel (just in case) a derailleur hanger, hub adjustment tool, and brake bleed kit.

    • King headset,

    • Continental mountain king 2.4 UST tires

    • Thompson seatpost.

    • Bike recieved full shock service recently, ridden on 1 ride since service. At same time bike recieved new XTR chain


    Grant

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    Congrats! I just built a 575 a few weeks ago. Still dialing in the suspension but so far I'm loving it.
    No moss...

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    Congrats, nice ride!

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    Cool find man love the color....

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