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    Which bike would you rock??????

    Yeti ASR carbon or Trek Top Fuel 9.9? Why?

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    The one that fit the best when I test rode it .

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    Yeti. It looks better.

    The real answer has already been given. All else being equal, go for the one that fits you best and meets your needs the best.
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    I have a Yeti ASR-C but the Trek wasn't in my consideration. You will have a ridiculously good bike regardless of which on you choose.
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    Come on the Trek is way better looking than the Yeti--it's better to look good than be good!!!!
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    I personally like the Trek a LOT! but really it should be what you feel rides best.

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    treks are bland. yetis are hot stuff.
    the trek probably performs better...
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    I haven't ridden any of these bikes but have read a lot about them. I would probably buy a Giant Anthem X Sl O or a Scapel Team. Probably the Anthem. Everyone is saying great things about that bike.

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    this is brilliant... the guy asks about a yeti or a trek and he gets an answer back about an e-review of an anthem or a scalpel...

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    That's the way life works. If you ask a question the conversation can sometimes go in a completely different direction. They're all super high end full suspension racing bikes. They are all built to do the same thing. It's not like I told him to buy a hardtail.

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    Ride them both and then decide which fits and feels better. For me it was a Yeti

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    Neither, can't do integrated seatposts, to many limitations for real world use.
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    Take each one for a nice long ride, and then make your decision based on that! Either bike is too pricey just to jump on because some strangers told you that it was better.
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    Is a trek a good bike?

    but doesn't carbon explode in sunlight?
    Dont wait, procrastinate now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan034
    Is a trek a good bike?

    but doesn't carbon explode in sunlight?
    Yes. I also hear that being exposed to oxygen weakens the carbon molecules, and turns it into a gelatinous type substance, good with whipped cream on top though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan034
    Is a trek a good bike?

    but doesn't carbon explode in sunlight?
    Get a 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pop_martian
    Yes. I also hear that being exposed to oxygen weakens the carbon molecules, and turns it into a gelatinous type substance, good with whipped cream on top though!
    how many calories is this gelatinous substance? can I use it as chamois cream?
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    btwn the 2 I'd go for the trek. And I used to hate trek's mtn bikes. But if I was dropping that kind of ching the Superfly 100 or a Santa Cruz Tallboy would be on my short list, but they would probably be 2lbs heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    treks are bland. yetis are hot stuff.
    the trek probably performs better...
    I used to be the same way, until I went to nationals (US) this year. Seemed like every other person was riding a yeti, now I don't care for them at all.

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    Top Fuel, because that bent seat tube is hot.

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    Trek, because it doesn't scream yuppie.
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    The Treks are nice bikes but I have seen way too many broken Fuels over the past couple of years to recommend them. Trek is always good with their warrentee but not having a bike for a month mid-season sucks.

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    From what I have been told the Yeti is a really good pedaling/effecient bike as long as the Propedal is turned "on" BUT it really doesn't have very good small bump absorption in this mode (HT like) and if you switch the propedal "off" it is basically useless other than going down hill. Our terrain is littered with small bumps so that immediately ruled out the Yeti for myself. I also hate having to reach down and flip a lever each time I get ready to go up or down a hill. Our hills aren't typically that long so I would constantly be fooling with the rear shock. However, if your trails are made up of smoothish hard pack with long climbs and decents then the Yeti sounds as though it would be an excellent bike. At least until the seat mast breaks off!

    The Trek sounds like it has a more active suspension so that would be the route that "I" would go considering the terrain (again) that "I" ride. If I lived in a different geographical area that played to the Yeti's strengths then it might be a different story.

    Have you considered a Pivot Mach 4 (DW-Link!)? They are getting rave reviews. Just sayin.

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    Huffy all the way

    I'd go with a huffy from Wal-mart if I were you; that way if we enter the same race I would have a better chance of beating you.

    If the huffy isn't your thing I'd at least test ride a giant anthem if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark
    From what I have been told the Yeti is a really good pedaling/effecient bike as long as the Propedal is turned "on" BUT it really doesn't have very good small bump absorption in this mode (HT like) and if you switch the propedal "off" it is basically useless other than going down hill. Our terrain is littered with small bumps so that immediately ruled out the Yeti for myself. I also hate having to reach down and flip a lever each time I get ready to go up or down a hill.
    I think I'm going to have to jump in and defend the Yeti a bit here, because I've heard a lot of people repeating this lately, and it's largely dependent on pedaling style.

    A little bit of tuning (1 ride with the shock pump) and I was able to find happiness in ProPedal 1 position on mine. It is far from "HT like" with regard to small bump compliance in that mode and no bob even in the big ring on the road. It actually tracks the ground and puts the power down better than any other bike I've ridden.

    The Trek is a kick ass bike as well. Pick the one that fits better.
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