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    Gouda...sick looking build. Good job on your first venture in the building of bikes... only criticism would be lower the nose your saddle. Starting level would be the best way to go then adjust up or down as preferred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    Gouda...sick looking build. Good job on your first venture in the building of bikes... only criticism would be lower the nose your saddle. Starting level would be the best way to go then adjust up or down as preferred.
    Thanks. I am really glad you provided that feedback because I have no idea what the 'proper setting' is for a saddle.

    I wish I would've done a bit more myself (had to take to LBS for the headset and the brake hose shortening), but am glad it turned out well. I can't WAIT to get it out on the trail.

    Any feedback around setting sag and rebound? Currently have LSC and rebound set right in the middle and the sag set at about 18-20%.

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    That's alright about taking it to the LBS... sometimes if you press the cups in wrong you will damage the inside of the head tube or create stress which could snap the cup on a hard impact. .. As for the brakes. .. unless you have done them before. It will become a nightmare if you get air in the system. .... for the fork settings. ... go on the Sram site and pull up your fork and there will be setup info for the fork vs body weight and settings.... beyond that it will be dependent on trail conditions that you ride
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    It looks great. The Pike makes it look mean. Been following this thread for awhile now. Quick question; are the KOM rim stickers able to be peeled off? Not a suggestion but I am wanting to know before I buy one for my front wheel.

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    As far as I can tell, the KOM stickers can be peeled off.

    THANK YOU for the feedback.

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    Forgot to add... The LBS weighed the bike and it came in at 27lbs. Not sure if that's good or not but it's a hell of a lot lighter than my Surly.

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    You know we are going to need either action pics or at least in the wild once you get it out.
    Post up how the Pike rides, too.
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    If I am lucky I'll get it out this week after work. If not, next weekend. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyghost View Post
    Yes and yes.

    Those washers are discussed in the install manual.

    Assuming your wheels are correctly installed, it could be your calipers arent aligned with your rotors and/or rotors are lightly warped. Both can be easily fixed.

    1 loosen your caliper mounts so they are free to move sideways.
    2 spin your wheel and tighten the bolts bit by bit
    3 where you hear rubbing spot, slightly bend the rotor on that area with an adjustable wrench - flat jaws and lots of leverage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    If I am lucky I'll get it out this week after work. If not, next weekend. Can't wait.
    Can't wait to hear the ride report. Wheels look nice on there
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    Thanks, Dusty. Hopefully this weekend.

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    Rode it this morning... And it was amazing...


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    Nice! Can't wait to get mine now!
    How did you find it... How far did you ride? Comfortable for XC stuff as well as the fun stuff?

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    Looks great Chris!
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    The local loop I do is about 13 miles. That includes a little bit of pavement time to get to the trailhead. Most of the riding is rocky tech stuff. Climbing was pretty similar in feel to most other bikes I've ridden. The downhill is where I was absolutely blown away.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Only mistake so far is that I didn't wrap my chainstay and it got dinged up rather nicely.

    Good news is I caught it now so I can cover it up with some mastic tape.

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    Lets see some vanity shots
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Whatcha looking for?

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    Close up perhaps
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    I would love to see some Wheel shots! haha really anything to showcase the build.
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I'll work on snaping some pics over the next few days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    Based on my ride around the block, this bike is amazing. Finished it up this morning and burned the brakes in. Working on setting up my Pike too.

    Which Pike do you have? I am considering adding a Pike 120-150 dual position to my Yelli. Curious about the ride in the longer travel position? Also, does anyone know if the longer travel Pike is not recommended for the Yelli or voids frame warranty?

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I have the 140 Solo Air. 51mm offset. I dig it so far.

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    Chris, you have had a whole week to ride this beast. Now we expect some pictures
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Yeah I suck. Lemme get some better shots tonight when I'm bored.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Btw, how's your Yelli build coming?

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    Gouda...did you end up having to use any spacers with the crank to get the chain-ring to clear? I'm unsure because my GXP BB doesn't have the ablility to add spacers like the shimano cranks do. I still haven't ordered my chainring, but wondering if i should play it safe and go 28t.....
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Right now I am not running a spacer and my 30T 1x10 setup clears... barely...

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    How's it like going up hell in a 1x?
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    Up hell or up a hill?

    Either way I am used to it. My previous bike was 1x so I've been on this type of setup for awhile. I would never go back to anything else.

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    I call it 'uphell' lol. Still contemplating on 2x for the sake of versatility since I bike both on pavement and trail (ie I don't bring my bike in a rack/car). Im currently running in 3x8 BTW.
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    I would AT LEAST go 2x10. What kind of trails do you ride? I would consider stuff I ride to be at least a little bit technical and steepish and there aren't many times (maybe 1x a ride) where I wish I had lower gearing.

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    Pity though shimano only has 2x11 for xtr...
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    You could always try out a 1x setup by using the middle ring on your current setup.

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    Yes, did it but tiring.

    I might try 39-26 SRAM with a 42t from oneup or wolftooth.

    Still waiting for a medium ano green YS...
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    has anyone tried the Shimano 12/36 9 speed cassette on their Yelli?

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    Here are the long awaited 'vanity' shots. Sorry for the wait.... we've had some wildfires VERY close to home and it hasn't been my top priority to snap pics of the bike.

    Fire smoke for proof:


    Rear wheel, hub, brakes, etc:


    Cassette, derailleur, etc:


    30T Wolftooth and a little bling:


    Front wheel, hub, Pike, and frame shot:


    And a similar shot from the top:


    And proof that I ride it

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    Love the blue/black combo! More ride reports please.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I'm heading out again tomorrow to do my typical 13 mile loop. I've put about 40 miles on this thing so far and I absolutely love it. It climbs just as well as my less slack 29er and just BOMBS hills and eats up the chunk like it's no ones business.

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    Do you ride this on pavement? Whats the feel in a 30x11?
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    The only time I ride it on the pavement is to the trail, which is uphill so I am in a relatively low gear. I've never ridden in the 11T... ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    Here are the long awaited 'vanity' shots. Sorry for the wait.... we've had some wildfires VERY close to home and it hasn't been my top priority to snap pics of the bike.

    Fire smoke for proof:


    Rear wheel, hub, brakes, etc:


    Cassette, derailleur, etc:


    30T Wolftooth and a little bling:


    Front wheel, hub, Pike, and frame shot:


    And a similar shot from the top:


    And proof that I ride it
    Looks great Chris!

    I love how the hubs just pop!! I will get some pics of my new Yelli up to you can see it
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    Thanks. I love the black n blue combo. I was pleasantly surprised that different companies 'blue' colors matched.

    How are you liking your YS?

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    I'm trying to decided whether or not to build a Yelli Screamy. It will be my first build and I'm trying to figure out what the total cost would be. If I purchased the the component package below (see url), does anyone see any compatibility issues with the Yelli frame? Does $400 seem like a good value for the components I'd be getting?

    Full Warranty Complete RaceFace Ride SRAM x9 Type 2 1x10 Conversion Kit MTB | eBay

    Thanks.

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    Have you shopped around? I haven't priced all this stuff since I built my Yelli 2 years ago but thought that better deals may be available?

    The issue with the crankset below is whether the 36T will clear the stay, don't know.

    Two links below are like $170 total. I have seen jenson have ridiculous deals on shifters and dearileuers. Maybe $400 is what it all costs, it all starts adding up quickly...


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    The 36t may take 2 (2mm?) spacers for a 36t to clear depending on what crank you use. It will probably work though. My Slx did with 2 spacers. I would just stay diligent and watch for deals. I'm not sure if that package you mentioned is a great deal or not. The cost adds up quickly. What is your total budget?

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    jensonusa has some nice prices on OE cranksets. u can get an OE slx of $100. if OE is okay for you then check their site for OE shifters and mechs. when I buit up my Yelli I think I got the OE shifter for $20 or less and very low prices on the deraileur.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pmd_jr View Post
    I'm trying to decided whether or not to build a Yelli Screamy. It will be my first build and I'm trying to figure out what the total cost would be. If I purchased the the component package below (see url), does anyone see any compatibility issues with the Yelli frame? Does $400 seem like a good value for the components I'd be getting?

    Full Warranty Complete RaceFace Ride SRAM x9 Type 2 1x10 Conversion Kit MTB | eBay

    Thanks.
    hopefully you've long since built your bike but those prices suck. Chain reaction cycles has Shimano XT level 1x kits that work out to be about 215 bucks for the shifter, RD, Cassette, chain and NW ring. Jenson has Deore crank for $65 and slx and xt can usually be had for 100 and 150 respectively so the answer is, would those components work for your bike, yes. Are they a good value. No, not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    hopefully you've long since built your bike but those prices suck. Chain reaction cycles has Shimano XT level 1x kits that work out to be about 215 bucks for the shifter, RD, Cassette, chain and NW ring. Jenson has Deore crank for $65 and slx and xt can usually be had for 100 and 150 respectively so the answer is, would those components work for your bike, yes. Are they a good value. No, not at all.

    I dragged my feet for awhile so I only got the frame about a week ago. I priced it out and realized there were better deals to be had on those components than the offering I found. Thanks for the info.

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    Hey guys,

    Looking for a bit of build help on my YS. I'm finally ordering parts after waiting for months. On wheels-- Flows or Arch? Tires-- Ardent 2.4/2.4, 2.25/2.4, or something else? My fork is 130mm, but may move it down to 120mm depending on how it feels. I ride XC/Trail and live in San Antonio, so no serious gravity anywhere around, but lots of rocks, roots, and slow technical stuff. It's pretty dry here. Thanks for the help!

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