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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.

    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.
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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?
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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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.
    :-)

    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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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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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"
    ENVE Launches 27.5" DH Rim - Press Releases - Vital MTB

    Here is the new 2014 fox DH fork for 27.5.
    40 FLOAT 27.5 FIT RC2 Bike Fork | FOX

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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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