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    2014 Rumors......

    Just heard from LBS...
    SB27.5 is happening. They also said Yeti tweaked the geo a little bit to accommodate the wheel size.

    Anyone else hear anything?
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    27.5

    ASR5 in 27.5
    Also heard a possible SB tweek

    really hoping the ASR5 is legit

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    I've heard a possibility of a special limited addition of a 27.5 575.
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    i emailed yeti this week about the possibility of a 27.5 sb-66....i got a response from chris conroy. he was pretty vague but said that they would not be releasing a 650b version at the trade show at the end of this month. ....???? Im sure they are working on something. who knows how long before we can have at it.

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    2014 Rumors......

    I wish they would come out with a 4" full suspension 27.5 or 29 bike.

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    I visited Yeti today. They wouldn't reveal anything! Ha ha. Tight lipped. I have to think something 27.5 is in the works. I want a five inch SB (currently on 5c). Don't care if it's 26 or 27.5, but I suspect it will be the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    I've heard a possibility of a special limited addition of a 27.5 575.
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    I'd be surprised to see that. If 27.5 is supposedly the new hot shit, what sense would it make to redesign a frame around it and then release it in limited quantities? When Yeti goes 27.5, it only makes sense that they'll try to sell as many bikes with the new wheel size as possible. Wouldn't be too surprised to see them follow Santa Cruz's lead on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart.taylor.sucks View Post
    I'd be surprised to see that. If 27.5 is supposedly the new hot shit, what sense would it make to redesign a frame around it and then release it in limited quantities? When Yeti goes 27.5, it only makes sense that they'll try to sell as many bikes with the new wheel size as possible. Wouldn't be too surprised to see them follow Santa Cruz's lead on this one.
    We shall see.
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    There will be a 27.5 based on the 575. Due to be released the 4th week of September. Like the other high end manufacturers look for a full phase out of 26.

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    Yup--I met a guy on Sunday who has one on order already.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRetroRider View Post
    There will be a 27.5 based on the 575. Due to be released the 4th week of September. Like the other high end manufacturers look for a full phase out of 26.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    My wife, sister's, husband rode one and said it was sick. I believe he is like number 2 on the list to get one

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    where is John P when we need him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRetroRider View Post
    There will be a 27.5 based on the 575. Due to be released the 4th week of September. Like the other high end manufacturers look for a full phase out of 26.
    wonder if they will offer a swingarm kit to retro older 575's?

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    Why would they offer a 27.5 in the 575 and not in the SB platform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcall8 View Post
    Why would they offer a 27.5 in the 575 and not in the SB platform?

    I'd bet it'd help a dying frame pick up sales, where as the Sb frames still sells well.

    Also, I'd guess that the 575 is quicker to design/engineer and get to market with a different wheel size than the Sb due to the characteristics of the suspension/leverages/rear end.
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    A carbon SB based frame with 150mm+ travel would be very interesting... would probably look to swap out my Bronson for it
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    My LBS also said that a 575 would be announced this fall and an SB some time next year.
    That creep can roll, man.

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    Yeti, if you are listening.... I want a SB-66 carbon with slightly bigger wheels......not 29. I would love to buy this from you for Christmas. I hope you can make it happen.

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    Original strategy meetings called for a full lineup transition to 29ers with 650b to be used on small and x-small frames only. Cooler heads prevailed and the 650b will be avail in all sizes on the 575 based model. I'm not certain if it ends there or will carry to other models. It may depend on how well the new bike is received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRetroRider View Post
    Cooler heads prevailed
    Glad to hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    I'd bet it'd help a dying frame pick up sales, where as the Sb frames still sells well.
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    +1. Why cannibalize the SB95 and SB66 which are selling extremely well. I would love to see it but makes sense to upgrade the 575.
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    For a bike that is still vaporware, how can anyone actually "have one on order"? LOL interwebs! Cant wait to get mine though.
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    I still would love to see a more affordable alloy replacement/follow up for the ARC in 650b/29 depending on the frame size.

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    I'm a big fan of the 575 (maybe that's obvious but a 27.5 575 would be sweeeet!! My only holdup would be waiting for a Fox 36 650b.

    I really like the simplicity, reliability and plushness of the 575 vs the SB.

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    I love my 575 and every time I ride it, I'm amazed at what it does for my riding. I'm looking forward to putting a 27.5 wheel up front to try it.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedell99 View Post
    I wish they would come out with a 4" full suspension 27.5 or 29 bike.

    Erik
    I'm with you. Love to see a SB74. 4" travel with 27.5" wheels. Even a SB75 would be nice. Oh and make it Carbon with 68.5 or 69 degree HT. I'll order one without test riding.

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    2014 Rumors......

    I'm with you. I don't need a SB 6" travel bike. (Although that bike completely kicks ass for its intended use) I need something with full suspension that I can ride on trails and race on Saturday.

    I think a lot if people are like me. Yeti please come out with that bike. The tall boy/Ripley/czar/Mach 429 killer. Include a remote to lockout the suspension for the CTD Fox suspension and routing for a dropper post. You can even ditch the front derailleur. Short stays and longish top tube. 69 degree head tube angle. Frame weight at 5lbs.
    Give me a choice between 27.5 and 29 and you got yourself a deal.

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    Carbon rear for 2014 SB66 AL. Drops a pound off current full AL

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    I'd rather Yeti keep their focus on 5-7" travel bikes, along with a new DH rig. Will be exciting to see what comes next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    I'd rather Yeti keep their focus on 5-7" travel bikes, along with a new DH rig. Will be exciting to see what comes next!
    Ya...there are plenty of twitchy bikes out there.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    They need a 4" xc race 29er, that is the big whole in the current line up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblvanos View Post
    They need a 4" xc race 29er, that is the big whole in the current line up.

    If an Sb95c was built up here online with Sram xx1 x11, Mavic SLR's, a SID 120, race cock pit, and under 24 pounds, this argument would be over. Wouldn't it?
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    What I would like to see from Yeti is a lower cost option for 27.5", and a 575 built on that platform would probably be achievable since it will probably only constitute a larger rear tri.

    I really am intrigued by the new wheel size, but the price of entry is a little high IMO. I would love to get a Bronson, but you're looking at 5k to get the alu version with so-so parts. A 3k 575 with a decent spec would get my $$, I loved the one I used to have and still miss it.
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    Yup--soon at a theatre near you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    What I would like to see from Yeti is a lower cost option for 27.5", and a 575 built on that platform would probably be achievable since it will probably only constitute a larger rear tri.

    I really am intrigued by the new wheel size, but the price of entry is a little high IMO. I would love to get a Bronson, but you're looking at 5k to get the alu version with so-so parts. A 3k 575 with a decent spec would get my $$, I loved the one I used to have and still miss it.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Yup--soon at a theatre near you.
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    27.5 on the 575 makes a lot of sense, one because they won't have to change the name and two, because it's Yeti's longest standing model and would probably lend itself well to change. I'm looking forward to seeing what the new bike is like...

    I'd also like to see a CX Yeti, not bothered if it is carbon or not though.

    An alloy HT would be nice too, mainly because that's what I'm in the market for next!

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    650b Koko with 158mm travel
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    I can't ride my Yeti 575 without wearing a silly grin. Gosh I love this bike!
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    If an Sb95c was built up here online with Sram xx1 x11, Mavic SLR's, a SID 120, race cock pit, and under 24 pounds, this argument would be over. Wouldn't it?
    Right. The carbon ARC is the racing platform. All the pro racers are on carbon hardtails with 29in wheels right now. I would add enve wheels and the fox 34 talas to your build proposal and this would be a technical trail crusher. I swear I'm faster on my 30lb SB95a compared to my 26in full rigid. My bet is Yeti will go to 27.5 in the DH racing category.

    I'd like some of these on on my DH bike!
    "ENVE Launches 27.5" DH Rim"
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    Here is the new 2014 fox DH fork for 27.5.
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    Re: 2014 Rumors......

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    650b Koko with 158mm travel
    Are you asking or telling?

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    Miss my 575 greatly. Sold it when I moved out to the PNW a few years ago and traded up for a 7. Love the 7, but now I am moving back to a flatter region of the country; Nashville. Guess it's time to switch it up again! Rode an SB95 a few weeks back, but it's really not my style of bike. The thought of an updated 575 definitely could be a contender... We shall see!

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    I'm with Banks on Yeti re-releasing a lower priced Enduro crushing Kokopelli (rebadged 575)with 650b wheels (or 29" wheels and short chainstays) and greater than 140mm travel.
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    27.5 on the 575 makes a lot of sense, one because they won't have to change the name
    Really? I figured they would go with 575.275 .... or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcpunk View Post
    Really? I figured they would go with 575.275 .... or something.
    I was just thinking - 5" travel (2)7.5

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    I have it on good authority Yeti will be releasing a new bike in Sept. Boom
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    Well--at least a formal announcin'.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    not what I hoped for
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcall8 View Post
    Disappointed in a few things.....
    1. yeti lied to me about a new bike 23 days ago
    2. No carbon version
    3. 130mm of travel

    Looks like I will be getting another santa cruz...but stoked for yeti moving things forward.
    Dude, let em at least release the Aluminum version and go from there. Rome wasn't built in a week. They are a small company and you must know there design philosophy.
    Those Carbon molds don't come cheap either....

    I personally think the SB75 looks freakin AWESOME!!!!!!!
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    I hear you... I have been ready to pull the trigger for awhile now and was waiting to hear what yeti would offer. I'm sure they will have a carbon soon enough but at 130mm I would rather get a 29er. I'm sure there new bikes will be good. Just not what I'm looking for.

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    I like the look of them, however it's clear that they're not quite ready to kick the 66 and 26" into touch just yet otherwise I'm sure the SB75 would have had more travel. The SB66 has got to be one of if not the best selling 26" bikes out there so long may it live!

    As Scars says Rome was not built in a day and I'm sure a carbon version will be along sometime within the next 12 months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    I like the look of them, however it's clear that they're not quite ready to kick the 66 and 26" into touch just yet otherwise I'm sure the SB75 would have had more travel. The SB66 has got to be one of if not the best selling 26" bikes out there so long may it live!
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    Yep. That is because the SB66 is an incredible bike, and it does not hurt that Jared Graves is out there on the enduro circuit crushing souls of everyone on bigger wheels. : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcall8 View Post
    Disappointed in a few things.....
    1. yeti lied to me about a new bike 23 days ago
    2. No carbon version
    3. 130mm of travel

    Looks like I will be getting another santa cruz...but stoked for yeti moving things forward.
    I would be willing to bet that carbon is in the near future. I also wouldn't expect them just to warm over the SB66 for their new flagship or release something before it's fully developed.

    If you look back, Yeti has usually dropped the big stuff during Sea Otter, SB66, SB95 Carbon, the all new ARC Carbon. If I had to guess, I would bet that we're going to see a monster 6" 27.5 enduro bike launched there.

    The SB75 looks a lot like the SB95 to me. Kind of along the ARC carbon line of the right wheel size for the smaller sizes. 5 inches of travel is more than enough travel for 90% of mountain bikers out there.

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    Do you find it interesting that according to Pink Bike "The SB95 and the SB66 will both be getting upgrades as well, in the form of a carbon rear triangle that sheds almost a pound off the total weight of the bike. The best part? The carbon rear triangle won't add any additional cost to the price of the bike, which sounds like a good deal to us." but the new SB75 will be coming with a aluminum rear triangle and again by Pink Bike "The SB75 will be available this October with pricing comparable to the SB66 and SB95.". Why in the world would anyone buy a SB75 at the same price of a SB95 or SB66 and a pound heavier with out a carbon rear triangle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCTele View Post
    Why in the world would anyone buy a SB75 at the same price of a SB95 or SB66 and a pound heavier with out a carbon rear triangle?
    Because they've been told that the 26" is dead. The SB75 to me looks like the perfect all day trail bike. Geometry is spot on for long climbs and flat trails, but still aggressive enough with plenty of suspension when the trails get a little steep and rooted. It falls right in the trike zone of a huge MTB market, meandering single track with a bit of technical stuff mixed in.


    RE: the carbon triangle, this probably saves Yeti money in production costs by only havint to manage a single component.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    Because they've been told that the 26" is dead. The SB75 to me looks like the perfect all day trail bike. Geometry is spot on for long climbs and flat trails, but still aggressive enough with plenty of suspension when the trails get a little steep and rooted. It falls right in the trike zone of a huge MTB market, meandering single track with a bit of technical stuff mixed in.
    I agree with you regarding the utility of the bike and benefit of the wheel size My post was referring as a consumer my perceived lack of value of the SB 75 compared to the same class of bike (SB 66 & SB 95) that is being offered at the same price with the carbon rear triangle. It would make me hold off on purchasing the bike until they offered the bike with the "upgraded" rear triangle as the same price. As you mentioned the possibility of a full carbon SB 75 come Sea Otter time is a logical progression. That would would also be a probable time for Yeti to upgrade the rear triangle of the SB 75 to carbon to unify the bike line across the board. I would feel burned/bummed to be a first adopter only to have the frame "upgraded" a few months later. Personally I would hold off to Sea Otter before I would buy the bike.

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    What I do find kinda of a "cool" company culture is for them to go back to what they know works...

    ex: carbon rears to 66 and 95 ala pre 2012 575's

    Also I think 575 in 27.5 is a great idea imho! Seems like a natural progression of a model that is slowing down, but should still fill a nice "niche" as far as "price" and "simplicity" to the line up... If I was budget conscious and couldnt pull off a SB...this would be perfect! I would love to see a retro kit for older 575's so we have a option to update towards current trend... Also this may show a spike in resale of older 575's, similiar to what happened last year with ASR7's....

    imho...

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    Glad I was able to get a 575 in a 26" as I'm not drinking the kool-aid on all the wheel sizes. And dayum it's fun to ride. Hope it lasts forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_amador View Post
    Glad I was able to get a 575 in a 26" as I'm not drinking the kool-aid on all the wheel sizes. And dayum it's fun to ride. Hope it lasts forever.
    What he said.
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    Glad to see they're still sticking with 26ers as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_amador View Post
    Glad I was able to get a 575 in a 26" as I'm not drinking the kool-aid on all the wheel sizes. And dayum it's fun to ride. Hope it lasts forever.
    You're right. That 29er thing is a fad. Totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy R View Post
    Yep. That is because the SB66 is an incredible bike, and it does not hurt that Jared Graves is out there on the enduro circuit crushing souls of everyone on bigger wheels. : )
    Are you sure he's not riding 27.5 wheels? I wonder how they confirmed the protos????? Just saying, I would put cash up that he's done some races on 27.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feltbee View Post
    Kind of anti-climactic. Thoroughly I'd be more stoked but I'm not. SB75 @ 130mm travel is a farce.

    At least the 575 27.5 has 140mm travel.

    Still, I think I'm keeping my 26" 575 for a while to come...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SicBith View Post
    Are you sure he's not riding 27.5 wheels? I wonder how they confirmed the protos????? Just saying, I would put cash up that he's done some races on 27.5.
    He has been listing his exact build after almost each race. Graves is running a stock SB66 frame with 26 inch wheels. Also, of note, Jerome Clementz who just won the overall for the World Enduro series also ran a 26 inch bike all season. So, the top two enduro racers in the world are both on 26. I realize that this is probaly not a popular news story here among the mtbr big wheeled kool-aid sippers, but it is the truth. : )
    Ha, either way though, now Yeti is giving everyone a choice on what size they prefer which is the best of both worlds.
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    so when is the carbon rear gonna be avail on the latest alum 66? kind of like my 07 575 with carbon rear, but prob a bunch more rigid.

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    The new bikes look great, but, what about internal cable routing for a dropper post? Especially for the SB models. Does anyone know if "The SB95 and the SB66 upgrades" includes internal cable routing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpus View Post
    You're right. That 29er thing is a fad. Totally.
    Never said it was a fad. Just that I don't feel the need. And I've test ridden quite a few. Hell, I think the 29er is great for the right person in the right situation but, I'm not that guy and I don't encounter that situation often to warrant one. I'll stick with my venerable, proven reliable 575. All the bugs have been worked out, the wheels are nice and stiff, the suspension and geometry has had 10 years of iterations to get it dialed, all the way down to cable routing that won't get in the way but still protects the frame.

    And you forgot about the 27.5" "fad". And let's not forget 96-ers (you know, the frames spec'ed around two wheel sizes, 29 up front, 26 in back).

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    I cant wait for the 26" 575's to go on clearance, I'm getting one. I miss that bike, and I have awesome parts to hang on it. And its lighter than my El Terremoto, not to mention I can get a proper dropper post for it, no more of the 27.2mm disappointments...
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    That is what I suggested to my brother yesterday.
    Wait for the yard sale to move inventory.
    We'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    I cant wait for the 26" 575's to go on clearance, I'm getting one. I miss that bike, and I have awesome parts to hang on it. And its lighter than my El Terremoto, not to mention I can get a proper dropper post for it, no more of the 27.2mm disappointments...
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    I will have my 09 575 XL frame for sale soon hint hint

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Kind of anti-climactic. Thoroughly I'd be more stoked but I'm not. SB75 @ 130mm travel is a farce.

    At least the 575 27.5 has 140mm travel.

    Still, I think I'm keeping my 26" 575 for a while to come...
    Hmmm... The 26" 575 has 5.75" rear travel which is 146mm of travel.

    I wonder if the new 27.5" 575 in fact has just 140mm rear travel or will remain at 146mm like the tradition 26" frame. I know its not much of a difference (6mm) but I'm sure it makes some sort of impact in the ride.

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    For those of you with hurt feelings because travel of SB75 is 130mm, would you feel better if frame was strong and allowed for a 140 or 150 mm fork? These are unknown factors right now. To me fork is more important than rear and having not ridden 650b, I don't know if travel is as important due to a more forgiving wheel size over breaking bumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Fingers View Post
    For those of you with hurt feelings because travel of SB75 is 130mm, would you feel better if frame was strong and allowed for a 140 or 150 mm fork? These are unknown factors right now. To me fork is more important than rear and having not ridden 650b, I don't know if travel is as important due to a more forgiving wheel size over breaking bumps.
    Still wouldn't cut it. I run a 160 in my 575 right now (with 146mm rear travel). Works amazing and I can do some mild gravity riding with that setup.

    Looks at the SB66 - Graves has a 180 fork setup for the DH Worlds.

    For me personally, it's not that the 130mm travel is bad, it's just not what I'd be looking for. And since Yeti has yet to offer multiples travels in a given wheel size, I'm guessing this is it. There's no SB64, 65 or 67, or SB 94 or 96. So to expect an SB76 or 77... Probably ain't gonna happen.

    Even the 27.5 575 has more travel than the SB75.

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    Hopefully a new FS XC racer will drop in 2014 also since they've dropped the ASR-C from the line-up a while ago now. These new ones look pretty good, just not what I'm looking for.
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    I think a lot of manufacturers are taking a 26" frame at x mm of rear travel and making the minimum number of modifications to it to make a 27.5" frame to get in to the market quickly. That usually results in roughly x – 20 mm of travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    Hopefully a new FS XC racer will drop in 2014 also since they've dropped the ASR-C from the line-up a while ago now. These new ones look pretty good, just not what I'm looking for.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Still wouldn't cut it. I run a 160 in my 575 right now (with 146mm rear travel). Works amazing and I can do some mild gravity riding with that setup.

    Looks at the SB66 - Graves has a 180 fork setup for the DH Worlds.

    For me personally, it's not that the 130mm travel is bad, it's just not what I'd be looking for. And since Yeti has yet to offer multiples travels in a given wheel size, I'm guessing this is it. There's no SB64, 65 or 67, or SB 94 or 96. So to expect an SB76 or 77... Probably ain't gonna happen.

    Even the 27.5 575 has more travel than the SB75.
    I think you're getting way too emotional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    I think a lot of manufacturers are taking a 26" frame at x mm of rear travel and making the minimum number of modifications to it to make a 27.5" frame to get in to the market quickly. That usually results in roughly x – 20 mm of travel.

    While this may be true, I can attest from riding all three* wheel sizes that
    bigger wheels + modern trail geometry = killing the same trail with 20mm less travel.

    *Sb66, HD 26" and 27.5", Sb95
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    While this may be true, I can attest from riding all three* wheel sizes that
    bigger wheels + modern trail geometry = killing the same trail with 20mm less travel.

    *Sb66, HD 26" and 27.5", Sb95
    I ride 29ers now, and I agree in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    While this may be true, I can attest from riding all three* wheel sizes that
    bigger wheels + modern trail geometry = killing the same trail with 20mm less travel.

    *Sb66, HD 26" and 27.5", Sb95
    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    I ride 29ers now, and I agree in general.
    I also found this to be so true

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr View Post
    I also found this to be so true
    The only qualification I would make is that when it comes to big hits and drops, there's no substitute for travel.

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    Re: 2014 Rumors......

    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    The only qualification I would make is that when it comes to big hits and drops, there's no substitute for travel.

    Another inch of travel is great, but only if it makes the balls grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    The only qualification I would make is that when it comes to big hits and drops, there's no substitute for travel.
    I thought the same thing until I started ripping up the 6" bikes on the nasty hacky drop infested trails we have here in AZ , I have not ridden my 6.3 " travel bike since I finally got my 29er.

    And I was a huge hold out for the 6 to 7" 26er bike , but once I felt how fast they are and how much better traction they have and how well the chassis works I can not even think of riding a 26er again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy R View Post
    He has been listing his exact build after almost each race. Graves is running a stock SB66 frame with 26 inch wheels. Also, of note, Jerome Clementz who just won the overall for the World Enduro series also ran a 26 inch bike all season. So, the top two enduro racers in the world are both on 26. I realize that this is probaly not a popular news story here among the mtbr big wheeled kool-aid sippers, but it is the truth. : )
    Ha, either way though, now Yeti is giving everyone a choice on what size they prefer which is the best of both worlds.
    yep and just cause he wrote it down on paper makes it the truth. Someone did some testing in a race environment on that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SicBith View Post
    yep and just cause he wrote it down on paper makes it the truth. Someone did some testing in a race environment on that bike.
    This isn't an engine that's hidden under a hood. We are talking about wheel size... If he was running a bigger wheel, someone would know just by looking at his bike and blow his cover and Yetis credibility.

    Now he may have and probably has tested at secret locations but that isn't been debated here.

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    Anyone know when 2014 prices and build kits will be released?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Fingers View Post
    This isn't an engine that's hidden under a hood. We are talking about wheel size... If he was running a bigger wheel, someone would know just by looking at his bike and blow his cover and Yetis credibility.

    Now he may have and probably has tested at secret locations but that isn't been debated here.

    umm....sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by SicBith View Post
    yep and just cause he wrote it down on paper makes it the truth. Someone did some testing in a race environment on that bike.
    There is like a 1000 pictures of him from Worlds running 26" maxxis DH tires. He must have known what he is doing since he is now wearing the bronze medal around his neck from Worlds. And of course Graves would get his choice of wheel size from Yeti. He can run whatever he chooses.
    For me, I am just glad that Yeti has had so much success with the sb66, just so they will continue to make them. Its the fastest bike I have ever owned and ridden and I have been racing for 18 years now. I want it to still be there if I need another one.
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    When will Yeti release the paint options for the 2014 SB-66C? Apologies if this has already been covered.

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    To me the carbon rear on the existing SBs is bigger news than the 650 "me too!" bikes.

    I was thinking my next bike would probably be a 95c, but with the carbon rear on the AL versions, unless they lower the prices on the all-carbon the c versions seem like a waste.
    Before the tradeoff was about $750 for, according to competitivecyclist, roughly 1.6#. Now it's going to be the same price difference for... well take the "nearly a pound lighter" statement, seems like the weight difference is going to be less than half what it was, but the price difference is going to stay the same?

    That would make the all-carbon a lot less attractive to me. And the 66c is $200 more than the 95c (at competitivecyclist at least), making that difference even worse.

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    I agree with you that pricing is quite compelling in favor of the new version with the carbon rear. However, having demo'd both the 95a and 95c, and riding a 66a, the ride quality of the full carbon is very awesome. So damped and controlled. Worth the extra dough IMHO. That being said, try to catch the spring sale at Jensen/Competitive/etc. for 20% off. That brings the carbon version down far enough to make me cough up for one...unless the new half n halfs are on sale, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    To me the carbon rear on the existing SBs is bigger news than the 650 "me too!" bikes.

    I was thinking my next bike would probably be a 95c, but with the carbon rear on the AL versions, unless they lower the prices on the all-carbon the c versions seem like a waste.
    Before the tradeoff was about $750 for, according to competitivecyclist, roughly 1.6#. Now it's going to be the same price difference for... well take the "nearly a pound lighter" statement, seems like the weight difference is going to be less than half what it was, but the price difference is going to stay the same?

    That would make the all-carbon a lot less attractive to me. And the 66c is $200 more than the 95c (at competitivecyclist at least), making that difference even worse.
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    Anyone look into swapping their aluminum rear for a carbon? And how much would the upgrade cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy R View Post
    There is like a 1000 pictures of him from Worlds running 26" maxxis DH tires. He must have known what he is doing since he is now wearing the bronze medal around his neck from Worlds. And of course Graves would get his choice of wheel size from Yeti. He can run whatever he chooses.
    For me, I am just glad that Yeti has had so much success with the sb66, just so they will continue to make them. Its the fastest bike I have ever owned and ridden and I have been racing for 18 years now. I want it to still be there if I need another one.
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    Looks like the SB75 demos will be starting very soon... Reports back from anyone lucky enough to try one out...


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    2014 is old news. Any 2015 rumors?

    +1 for the paint schemes on the 2014 SB66c

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    couple things I noticed from the site...

    SB66's now spec with 160mm forks?
    $200.00 price reduction in 66c frame ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    couple things I noticed from the site...

    SB66's now spec with 160mm forks?
    $200.00 price reduction in 66c frame ?
    Looks that way.

    The 5c is done, not a huge surprise though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    couple things I noticed from the site...

    SB66's now spec with 160mm forks?
    $200.00 price reduction in 66c frame ?
    And reach and stack included in geometry for new models - SB75 and 575. Not for the others.

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    2014 Rumors......

    I'm curious how many 575's they are going sell at those prices. I was hoping for a more Santa Cruz pricing model, i.e. what they have done with the heckler and the Bronson. No way I would pay 5k for a decently spec'd 575 when a SB75 or even 66 is that close in price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    I'm curious how many 575's they are going sell at those prices. I was hoping for a more Santa Cruz pricing model, i.e. what they have done with the heckler and the Bronson. No way I would pay 5k for a decently spec'd 575 when a SB75 or even 66 is that close in price.
    I was expecting to see a similar pricing model to Santa Cruz as well, where the AS-R suspension would be a lower price point (Superlight vs. Tallboy). It looks like there is going to be an added premium for the fancy new wheel size.

    I'm glad to see them adding a more budget-friendly Comp model for the 66 and 95. My 95a enduro is not a whole lot different at $1000 more. Oh well. I guess it's an early adopter tax.
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