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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?
    you can get passed a dog... nobody fuks with a lion

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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.

    Erik

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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.
    :-)
    I'd be surprised to see that. If 27.5 is supposedly the new hot ****, 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 ****, 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.
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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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
    Ridin' & Diggin'

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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.
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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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.
    2011 Yeti 575 - Fox Float 36 RC2 160 - 31.5 lbs

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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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