It's time for a new frame.
I am replacing a 853 steel hardtail that is a little too short in the top tube. I had intended to stick to steel, as my current HT rides a lot smoother than what I recall from my old Alu HT. Of course that could just be because I am a much better rider now
However - Yeti had to go throw a wrench in the system by shipping their manufacturing of the ARC's overseas, and dropping the price by $300.
So I am in a quandry. Which frame do I get?
Use will be for my primary trial bike. 1-3 hour rides at high speed in conditions typical of SW Colorado / Nothern NM. Occasional Race Use.
I already have a FS "all-mountain" type bike (Yeti ASR) and a FS Race bike, so this purchase does not need to fufill either of those requirements
- It's a Yeti
- It's scandium / alu and LIGHT
- It's a Yeti
- Longer seat tube to match the 23.5 TT - looks more normal than having a 410 seatpost.
- Overseas production
- Only available in Turquoise
- More color choices
- Made in USA
- Short seat tube for 23.5" TT
- Seat stays only allow for 2.1 max tire
I'm not too worried about the 1/2 pound weight penalty of the steel.
So... what is the consensus here - Steel Gunnar or lightweight ARC
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