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    Quote Originally Posted by deegan199 View Post
    one of 2013's new frame will a 27.5 130mm
    With the switch suspension that would be ideal for me. But is there a suitable fork??

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    With the switch suspension that would be ideal for me. But is there a suitable fork??
    no info on the suspension, just the price: about 2000€

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    Where are you getting your information from deegan? Any source to back it up?

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    an investigation was made this week by distributors to retailers, to estimate import quantities!

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    I have a pretty good feeling that there will be a full carbon 29er HT coming out this spring on top of the inevitable SB-95C.

    Since Yeti are not known to bring bikes to market super quickly without a good amount of development/test time, I would be skeptical of a SB75 coming out in the very near future, but would love to be proven wrong!

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    If you look at the color of the Yeti letters on the Yetifan page pictures, these are actually from 3 different frames from what I can see. Might be color variations of the same frame, or might be something special like a SB75. I still want a new ARC-X, but doubt that is going to happen ... (NEVER going to sell the one I have).

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    2013 Yeti rumors??? Anyone???

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    that link just goes to show how a little info, can be somewhat misleading as they're only partially correct...

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    So, I am into ordering a 650b Bike very soon. Should I get my hands on a Rocky Altitude now or will there be a 650b SB anytime soon (which will be my favorite than)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant View Post
    that link just goes to show how a little info, can be somewhat misleading as they're only partially correct...
    What's weird is that the link states that 650 is only for S and XS frames, other sizes are 29. So ARC 29 - guess that is the new carbon HT. Makes sense, will sell a ton. So no 650 option for us taller folks...I'm hoping one of the others is a 650 with suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doba View Post
    Where are you getting your information from deegan? Any source to back it up?
    If he does have a source, it's pretty misguided.

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    an investigation was made this week by distributors to retailers, to estimate import quantities!
    We're always reaching out to distributors and dealers to gauge interest on different projects before we start doing the design work. Sometimes the projects come to completion, sometimes they do not.
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    Is that a Fox 36 and a High Roller 2 in the background? SB66 doesn't come with a 36 does it? Is that the new big bike that fits between the 66 and the DH bike?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8xin View Post
    Is that a Fox 36 and a High Roller 2 in the background? SB66 doesn't come with a 36 does it? Is that the new big bike that fits between the 66 and the DH bike?
    1. I'm pretty sure that's a 40 on someone's DH bike in the background.
    2. We offer a SB66/36 setup to our international customers, and a couple of us ride that setup at the office.
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    650b is coming

    I think there will be a 650b bike coming soon. Yeti has gotten out of the XC race/promotion business and is now in full support of the Enduro racing business and the title sponsor of this Get Ready for Big Mountain Enduro Action - Big Mountain Enduro Series

    Mavic has a new 650b race wheel coming, Shimano with thier 2x10 sytems and gearing towards 650b are also
    sponsors of the series. Plus, CO is built for 650b wheels at this point.

    The 650b bike might replace the 575 at this point.
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    Based on what I found today, the SB-95c seems like a certainty for Sea Otter.

    SB-95c First Pic?

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    After spending a bit of time on a buddy's Tracer 27.5, I'm underwhelmed to say the least. It was a good bike, but it felt exactly how I thought it would feel, halfway between a 26 and 29. I think the largest advantage of 27.5 is that it will allow manufacturers to "right size" bikes for consumers. Ladies currently riding 29ers for instance should feel more at home on a 27.5.

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    Dude! If your gonna steel my pictures, please put a credit yetifan.com on there. I spend frikkin hours working on the site, so a little recognition goes a long way!

    Nobody else has these pics I'm pretty sure & you missed the other 2 pics I posted. Go check out the 2013 page before I get found out & I have take them down !!

    If you went to bikebitz and got the picture, he took it from me, and posted some duff info alongside the wrong picture too!! Dont trust all you read on the internet, unless its on Yetifan.com (or other reputable sites!) ! I work hard to make sure the true fans see the good stuff & dont get mislead !

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    It felt exactly how I thought it would feel, halfway between a 26 and 29.
    Sounds like a plan.

    asr 5 c in 650b (I guess AS-R7c? or AS75c?) sounds like what I want for my next endurance bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    After spending a bit of time on a buddy's Tracer 27.5, I'm underwhelmed to say the least. It was a good bike, but it felt exactly how I thought it would feel, halfway between a 26 and 29. I think the largest advantage of 27.5 is that it will allow manufacturers to "right size" bikes for consumers. Ladies currently riding 29ers for instance should feel more at home on a 27.5.
    Personally, I'm with you, Doug. I've ridden a couple 27.5's, and while I see the theoretical merit in the "'tweener" size, it doesn't seem super necessary to me. I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop when someone introduces a 28.25 or 26.75.

    All of that being said, I can't deny the overwhelming interest in the new wheel size from consumers and industry folk alike. For better or worse, I think you'll see a ton of bikes from many different companies going in that direction over the next 12-18 months.

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    With Outside Magazine posting pictures of the new SB-95C, when does Yeti plan to actually release specs and the bike?

    I am ready to test one in Chattanooga. Wish we had a Yeti Dealer close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    I think the largest advantage of 27.5 is that it will allow manufacturers to "right size" bikes for consumers. Ladies currently riding 29ers for instance should feel more at home on a 27.5.
    That may be the most astute comment I've seen regarding the 650b and may be one of the smartest uses of the size. Rather than wage some sort of holy war about the one size that will rule them all, we look at wheel sizes that fit the bike, rider, or situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jman950 View Post
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    With Outside Magazine posting pictures of the new SB-95C, when does Yeti plan to actually release specs and the bike?
    Sorry, I'm not allowed to comment on this sort of thing. You may want to attend Sea Otter this year if possible, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampir View Post
    That may be the most astute comment I've seen regarding the 650b and may be one of the smartest uses of the size. Rather than wage some sort of holy war about the one size that will rule them all, we look at wheel sizes that fit the bike, rider, or situation.
    Sadly, I think the war on the 26 has begun. Counting on the "newer is better" attitude of most consumers, some manufacturers have replaced the 26" line with 27.5 and are selling the benefits, as are the component manufacturers. I suppose the theory is to get out in front, and force the rest to follow. No one wants to miss the 29 revolution a second time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop when someone introduces a 28.25 or 26.75.
    6% change seems logical. It is about the same change as between, say, clothing sizes. Or between frame sizes. Change between 26 and 29 was more like between S and L frame, so M was added. They should have went to 650a though..

    I just hope nobody is stupid enough to discontinue a good selection of 26" tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    Sadly, I think the war on the 26 has begun. Counting on the "newer is better" attitude of most consumers, some manufacturers have replaced the 26" line with 27.5 and are selling the benefits, as are the component manufacturers. I suppose the theory is to get out in front, and force the rest to follow. No one wants to miss the 29 revolution a second time.
    I think it's a losing battle. I have been riding 26" HT's for years but I recently test rode three bikes as the SE Bike Expo: Yeti ASR-5, Scott Genius 650b, and Niner Air 9 RDO.

    The ASR-5 was amazing. So amazing that I bought a frame and have three components left to buy before building it up. This could be the world's perfect bike for me.

    The Air 9 RDO was very nice. I'm 5' 6" and thought 29" wheels would make the frame geometry a mess for someone my size. I was wrong. The bike rode great. It's a perfect HT and a HUGE upgrade from my 26" HT.

    The Scott Genius was a major disappointment. The ASR-5 was more maneuverable, quicker, and climbed better. The Air 9 RDO rolled better and descended great. The Genius did nothing remarkably well and was clearly overshadowed by the other bikes.

    So the 650b wheel size, the one I was most excited about, disappointed me. I've heard the "best of both worlds" moniker but I'd say it was more like "worst of both worlds."

    Maybe it was the bike...maybe it was me. But I desperately wanted to love the 650b and came away disappointed.

    That said, I'll be first in line for a 650b ARC when Yeti releases it!

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    The only place 27.5 felt truly at home for me was on smooth single track type of trails. The nastier it got it became a bit tougher to handle in a rutted out jagged rocky type trail where you have to constantly change lines and do it quickly, especially at higher speeds. If I could only have one bike I would maybe consider taking a look, but I'm really considering adding a SB95 to my SB66 for the long cruisy days where you just want to lollygag with your friends and eat up as much trail as possible. Why not have the best of both worlds than a little bit of each.........I've never really ridden a 29er and as luck would have it Yeti has a Demo Day a week from Saturday not too far from my house.

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    2013 Yeti rumors??? Anyone???

    I don't see the point of the 650 either. People like to think that you'll negate the problems with both 26ers and 29ers but the reverse is probably true too. You have a bike that doesn't maneuver as well as a 26er or roll as well as a 29er.

    If you care enough and have the bank, then get both. If not, make a decision based on your size, riding style and terrain. A tweener bike isn't going to change that calculation.


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    I've posted this before but, to me personally, the only gap in Yeti's lineup is a hardtail for shorter riders. The ARC is discontinued and the Big Top starts at a medium.

    If a 650b ARC fill the gap for HT riders under 5' 7", then that's a good use of that wheelsize.

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    So ASR 5's are being blown out everywhere. Not hard to figure out a replacement is coming. I would really like to see a new asr come out in either 650 or 29. Yeti, take my money. I'm hoping for something xc/trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000 View Post
    So ASR 5's are being blown out everywhere. Not hard to figure out a replacement is coming. I would really like to see a new asr come out in either 650 or 29. Yeti, take my money. I'm hoping for something xc/trail
    You might be right, but it also may just appear they are being blown out everywhere because Competitive Cyclist, Department of Goods, Chainlove, etc. are all just one big company with multiple webstores. The alloy is discontinued but the carbon bike is still on for '13.

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    Shoot, forgot they were all one company now. I'll keep my hopes up that we have a new ASR coming. Yeti, please, any chance for a peak? Sea Otter is right around the corner.

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    Getting twitchy for the SB95C...

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    Me too. I started collecting parts..

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    I'm sick of waiting for this announcement. Might have to use my savings on that new Santa Cruz Branson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenboy99 View Post
    I'm sick of waiting for this announcement. Might have to use my savings on that new Santa Cruz Branson.
    While I prefer Yeti to Santa Cruz, I cant figure out why Yeti brings bike technology to market a year(s) after SC (among others) does. For example:

    A modern anti squat rear suspension
    A 29er
    A carbon 29er
    A 27.5 (I'd bet)
    Carbon dh frameset

    While yeti takes their time to "get it right", SC pumps out a ****-ton of nice bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    While I prefer Yeti to Santa Cruz, I cant figure out why Yeti brings bike technology to market a year(s) after SC does.

    ...

    While yeti takes their time to "get it right", SC pumps out a ****-ton of nice bikes.
    There's the answer to your question. Two different companies with very different strategies.

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    They are to a degree, and like I said (I own) and prefer Yeti...but the Bronson C, Nomad C, and tallboy LTC is sweet hardware.
    But back to my point....
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    Two bottom lines to me...

    1. Santa Cruz ships a TON more bikes than Yeti (I think, I don't actually have real numbers, but it seems that way to me). SC would not mind "taking over the world."

    2. Yeti spends more effort in that last "10%" of the bike testing and design, which of course takes a bunch more time. Yeti doesn't care about "taking over the world"

    It's really a different vibe.

    At this point I really put SC in the same bucket as Trek and Specialized, albeit with lower shipped bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Two bottom lines to me...

    1. Santa Cruz ships a TON more bikes than Yeti (I think, I don't actually have real numbers, but it seems that way to me). SC would not mind "taking over the world."

    2. Yeti spends more effort in that last "10%" of the bike testing and design, which of course takes a bunch more time. Yeti doesn't care about "taking over the world"

    It's really a different vibe.

    At this point I really put SC in the same bucket as Trek and Specialized, albeit with lower shipped bikes.
    Good points.
    Let's forget Santa Cruz for a second, and compare Yeti to companies their own size or even smaller like Turner and Intense. Yeti was/is still a year late to the 29" and 27.5" party. The burner and carbines are just examples.
    Are they just extra conservative watching market trends?
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    fyi- " I am so excited, I cant just hide it"!! lol

    confirmed today - SB95C frame on display this week at Sea Otter!! Two color choices!
    Mirror of SB66c and all Turq!!!!
    Frames msrp = to SB66c and available for sale end of month!!! (frames are on the boat)

    Demo bikes available at Demo's right after SO!!!!

    My new bike has arrived and its gonna be Turq!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    Good points.
    Let's forget Santa Cruz for a second, and compare Yeti to companies their own size or even smaller like Turner and Intense. Yeti was/is still a year late to the 29" and 27.5" party. The burner and carbines are just examples.
    Are they just extra conservative watching market trends?
    Could be also where the manufacture and lead times for frame orders.

    Part of the reason some manufacturing was coming back to US. Advantage of ordering from shops like Ventana, or Nicolai. (Seriously, why would one order an alloy frame from somebody else.. unless dirt cheap..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post

    (Seriously, why would one order an alloy frame .. unless dirt cheap..)
    fixed.

    yeti uses outside contractors to pay to design their suspension and bikes, they don't do it in-house like intense and santa cruz. that can be a slow process, not unlike ibis and pivot with dw.
    here we go again

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleven-yo View Post
    fixed.
    Actually broken. My alloy Nicolai fits better and rides better then any mass produced plastic frame I tried (and it was a lot). I do not care about an extra couple pounds for it being built like a precision made tank.. and with color and all the little custom things I chose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    fyi- " I am so excited, I cant just hide it"!! lol

    confirmed today - SB95C frame on display this week at Sea Otter!! Two color choices!
    Mirror of SB66c and all Turq!!!!
    Frames msrp = to SB66c and available for sale end of month!!! (frames are on the boat)

    Demo bikes available at Demo's right after SO!!!!

    My new bike has arrived and its gonna be Turq!!!!

    happy for ya man... but for me, it's a bit of a let down... was hoping for a 6.5-7" SB bike... in 26"... but I guess that's a bad word these days... i'm also somewhat surprised Yeti not jumping on the 27.5 band wagon... they better figure it out or they will get left behind...

    anyways... /rant

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    happy for ya man... but for me, it's a bit of a let down... was hoping for a 6.5-7" SB bike... in 26"... but I guess that's a bad word these days... i'm also somewhat surprised Yeti not jumping on the 27.5 band wagon... they better figure it out or they will get left behind...

    anyways... /rant
    That could be still happening...this is just some info I got that I spherically asked about

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    (frames are on the boat)
    If this is true, it's news to me.


    Quote Originally Posted by eleven-yo View Post
    yeti uses outside contractors to pay to design their suspension and bikes, they don't do it in-house like intense and santa cruz.
    Incorrect. We're always open to collaboration and have done that from time to time in the past, but we have a very talented group of engineers, fabricators, and designers in-house who are already working on product that is a couple of generations beyond what you're riding now.

    Sorry to chime in with disagreements, but I know you guys generally appreciate honest words and straight talk.

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    Always good to hear from you john. I just posted what I was told by a yeti employee

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    Dang, two more days till Sea Otter. I'm getting impatient...
    Fall in Fruita/GJ. F' yeah! Lunch Loops are riding sweet and so is everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    Dang, two more days till Sea Otter. I'm getting impatient...
    I will be there Friday and report back

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