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    Yeti Lovers!!!!! 2008 575

    Demos @ sports garage in boulder. SM/MD/LG.

    Just thought I'd share.

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    yeah! This is the year for plush.

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    No thanks, I'd break one within the week.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Maybe something that's not a Yeti.
    http://www.intensecycles.com/web/uzzi.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Maybe something that's not a Yeti.
    http://www.intensecycles.com/web/uzzi.html
    I agree



    She's not looking quite so clean and new these days though
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    I agree
    Woohoo.. threadjacking time.
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    It's not supposed to look shiny or new..

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Woohoo.. threadjacking time.
    web_IMG_6658.JPG

    It's not supposed to look shiny or new..
    I can't say I am envious of a lot of peoples bikes but thump I am envious of yours!! .... sooooooo sweeeetttt.......

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    Thanks dh. I'm still trying to figure out how to break it to the kids that they won't be going to college.        

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    Not that I dislike Intense, I'm looking at buy at 5.5 next spring. But I ride a Faith for DH...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Not that I dislike Intense, I'm looking at buy at 5.5 next spring. But I ride a Faith for DH...

    I'd like to get a 5.5 29er next year... they will be selling it with a custom 5" Manitou fork, hopefully with a 20mm axle. Maybe later there will be other choices besides a WB fork... I rode a Spider 29 and it was REALLY nice, but I want a couple degree slacker HA and a higher BB.

    Did you flip the link on the Faith? Its a nice ride, but why did you ditch the Astrix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    I'd like to get a 5.5 29er next year... they will be selling it with a custom 5" Manitou fork, hopefully with a 20mm axle. Maybe later there will be other choices besides a WB fork... I rode a Spider 29 and it was REALLY nice, but I want a couple degree slacker HA and a higher BB.

    Did you flip the link on the Faith? Its a nice ride, but why did you ditch the Astrix?
    I actually never rode mine without the link flipped, I've ridden others in "normal" mode and like mine much better. I have nothing against my Huckster, its just a medium and I'm too big and its more FR oriented, now I'm racing DH. I'm 6'1", but my arm span is 6'6" so I need a large and the Faith frame came as a deal. And who am I to turn down a VPP /DWlink rear for cheap? My wife is going to ride my Huckster now, she wanted to give a try, and it was too cool of a bike to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    My wife is going to ride my Huckster now...
    What is this, couples therapy? It's one thing to hijack a thread, but c'mon guys, stick to bike talk...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113

    bahh.... what a poor response to the Nomad taking over the market. NICE innovation....NOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    bahh.... what a poor response to the Nomad taking over the market. NICE innovation....NOT.
    Who pissed in your fruitloops this morning?

    Looks good to me... 7.2 lbs with the shock, pivot is concentric with the rear axle... its a replacement for the asx, so its probably at least as good. I'll stick with my Uzzi though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    pivot is concentric with the rear axle...
    Did I miss something, or aren't most pivots (besides vpp) concentric with the rear axle. Seeing as how its the rear axle that's rotating along the swing arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Did I miss something, or aren't most pivots (besides vpp) concentric with the rear axle. Seeing as how its the rear axle that's rotating along the swing arm.
    Talkin about the rear pivot, not the main pivot. Think brake jack elimination, and also the functionality of that design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    No thanks, I'd break one within the week.

    How?
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    Do tell.

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    Yup... DW actually just patented this design, but apparently Yeti has done it before. If DW doesn't fight this one his patent is basically worthless. It should be interesting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    Who pissed in your fruitloops this morning?
    Mountain lions

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    Ithnu, I know it's a great bike, but that chrome look makes it look like a pacific or huffy.

    Nice stealth color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Ithnu, I know it's a great bike, but that chrome look makes it look like a pacific or huffy.

    Nice stealth color.
    I wasn't sure about it at first, but now I love it. You can see me coming from way off!

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    BTW, this was posted earlier, but don't love that yeti too much...especially in england.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...26/nsex126.xml

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    BTW, this was posted earlier, but don't love that yeti too much...especially in england.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...26/nsex126.xml

    They didn't say what bike, it might have been old enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowtron
    How?
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    Do tell.
    How would I break one? By riding it, of course. Why would I break one? Because I tend to be hard on bikes and looking at my history of bike failures, this one wouldn't last long.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    I'm surprised mine didn't break just by riding with you that weekend.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    I believe it was a Hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    Yup... DW actually just patented this design, but apparently Yeti has done it before. If DW doesn't fight this one his patent is basically worthless. It should be interesting...
    The seven has the brakes mounted to the chainstay. Doesn't do a thing to reduce brake jack. DW and trek mounted the brakes to the seatstay, different ball game. The trek/DW battle should be interesting, but it seems Dave is pretty laissez faire about the whole thing.

    Sorry, had to jump in..

    I wouldn't break a new 575, but I'd break an uzzi in half in minutes... with my car

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    rode the new 575 in the alley behind sports garage today. Not a real test but dang that's a sweet ride. can't wait for spring or whenever I decide to drop

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    there is no title...

    The new hydroformed front triangle is a thing of beauty, IMO. Is the 2008 575's seat stay all carbon? It's hard to tell from the pics... If so, that's a shame. I'm pretty anti-carbon on anything that's going to be under severe riding stress. Great for weight savings though, if you're into that. I value durability over weight any day.

    As for the Seven, well, not sure what the engineering / marketing dept. was thinking. Who the heck makes a single chain stay bike - made of carbon no less - mated to a carbon rear seat stays. I sure would not feel safe jumping / hucking that thing off ANY kind of ledge. Not to mention, how stiff is that rear really going to be when you are dropping it of 3 foot (and much higher) ledges - which is clearly the rider market this product is going after.

    How about a 2008 Yeti 575 front triangle & geometry, mated to all aluminum rear Yeti asymmetrical thru axle rear, no carbon flex points - go with real METAL pivots or bushings in their place. Oh, and replaceable dropouts on both sides. Now that, coupled w/ Yeti's rep and customer service would be a sweet combo for a great all mtn rig, IMO.

    The Yeti 575 was on my short list a few months ago, but I didn't think it could handle what I was going to throw at it, thus no dice for me.
    In love with the up as much as the down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmatador22
    The new hydroformed front triangle is a thing of beauty, IMO. Is the 2008 575's seat stay all carbon? It's hard to tell from the pics... If so, that's a shame. I'm pretty anti-carbon on anything that's going to be under severe riding stress.

    Just don't leave it in the sun too long. lol

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    I'm pretty anti-carbon on anything that's going to be under severe riding stress.
    Bah, carbon is just harder to work with. They've been using it for years in everything else, there's just too many superstitious people in the bike world. Kudos to Yeti for going for it..

    Riding stresses are one thing though, throwing it against sharp rocks is another...

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    I was in GJ/Fruita this weekend and we saw about 1/2 dozen of those new 575's running around with people smiling like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    I was in GJ/Fruita this weekend and we saw about 1/2 dozen of those new 575's running around with people smiling like crazy.
    that's what I'm talking about

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    One thing to bring up about carbon. If you hit it with a sledge, more than likely it will absorb the hit and deflect it. Do the same to aluminum and it will cave in or dent.

    Carbon now a days is wicked strong.

    The new 575 is a totally different animal. At first I was skeptical but after seeing and pedaling a couple around I have to say its an excellent AM bike.

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    coming from a wave sailing background, I can say that carbon fiber can stand up to some abuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    coming from a wave sailing background, I can say that carbon fiber can stand up to some abuse
    Coming from a Y-22 background, I can concur.

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    Ha, the Y-22, did you work with Northrup on that one? Wasn't that their designation before Lockheed/Boeing won the contract?

    And carbon/graphic/glass fibers can be really strong, but there's about 100,000 different composite combinations between materials, resins and manufacturing procedures, so its hard to compare sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Ha, the Y-22, did you work with Northrup on that one? Wasn't that their designation before Lockheed/Boeing won the contract?
    Neither. I bought mine used.

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    Can we get back to coolness yet??


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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    coming from a wave sailing background, I can say that carbon fiber can stand up to some abuse

    Biggest issue is detecting damage, which can be difficult compared to metal. Otherwise cf is a great material if it is mfg. properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinjin4131
    Can we get back to coolness yet??

    Nice bar ends, dork!

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    Hey, I like barends, thank you very much - and furthermore, they are carbon! So there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinjin4131
    Hey, I like barends, thank you very much - and furthermore, they are carbon! So there!
    Mine are aluminum. And much bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Mine are aluminum. And much bigger.
    .. with sharpened tips so you can gore XC climbers that are trying to clothesline you while bombing down Apex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    .. with sharpened tips so you can gore XC climbers that are trying to clothesline you while bombing down Apex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    .. with sharpened tips so you can gore XC climbers that are trying to clothesline you while bombing down Apex.
    *said with extreme sarcasm

    Hey, I'm the guy who didn't read the thread and am going to chime in about Apex...we all need to get along, DH and XC can be big meanies, no one likes mean people, lets all be friends, yield to those uphill, (I am sure I'm the 1st person to ever say this here too). *I also don't realize I missed the joke, because I have enough energy to climb Apex, but not enough attention to read the thread.

    Har Har!!! We pirates just make our own trails, screw Apex

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    All threads lead to Apex.

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    Anyone else having problems with Yeti's website? Or is it just my firewall at work?

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    No problems here..

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