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    575 opinions

    So I have been researching bikes for a while and am pretty sure that I have decided on the 575 in no small part to the great reviews here. A few questions though.

    I am considering purchasing from fullcycles and having it delivered as they seem to be highly regarded here. I am looking at the Enduro Kit there. Are there any specific upgrades from that, that you wished that you had upgraded from the start?

    They also have a demo 575 that is for sale that is the 2006 model. What are the differences in the 2006 build or frame? Do you think this option should be considered providing they have my size?

    One last thing. I am usually not a fan of ebay but saw this listing:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2006-Yeti-575-w-...QQcmdZViewItem

    I am not sure what I think of it as it seems like a nice build for a similar price as a new Enduro. They say it is from this board...any info or opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Can't go wrong with Full Cycles. Visited them in my travels this summer. Good deals and very solid in their knowledge.

    Demo's can be a great deal(as is buying used), but typical buyer beware.......(never know who rode it and what was done to it........).

    Enduro kit looks decent, put the world is your oyster as to what you want to put on it, budget information would be best and what type of riding style would also be good to know as to make a weight weinnee ride, or a more aggressive trail bike......

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    I upgraded to Juicy 7 brakes and Nevegal tires. One thing i wish I had gone with was better wheels, especially in the rear. Not that I mind the wheelset, it's the hub I don't like. It takes too long to engage. down the road I am going to upgrade these. Not real sure I like the Vanilla fork either, consider the Float or Talas. Other than that I can't think of a thing I would change on this bike. Oh, maybe go with some Stans in the wheels too, maybe Will would do that for you as it can be difficult. Good folks to deal with and you won't get a better price, believe me I did the homework.
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    Definitely call WIll. I know he has several in stock that he can really give you a good deal on. Please upgrade the fork and wheels if possible. There are so many options but a Talas RLC and some UST wheels would be a minimum upgrade I woudl consider.

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    Another positive vote for full cycles!

    Regarding the change in model year the only difference might be the shock, newer bikes come with RP23 while older ones with RP3..

    However I about my frame from them a couple months ago and it came already with RP23... it would be best if you call and ask, also ask about dealing with warranty, for your peace of mind...

    With upgrades, I would recommend a Pike, Revelation or Talas, and some nice wheels...

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    Check with your dealer on the fork. When I bought mine in '05, factory fork upgrades were available for very attractive prices.
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    Great info, I really do appreciate it so much and you have made me do loads more research.

    Sounds like the common suggestion to update the fork at the minimum. My short list includes Pike UTurn air or Talas RLC? I have searched on here lots but any further suggestions would be great. (I am 155lbs intermediate more concerned with performance than lightness.)

    Another common theme seems to be the wheels. There are just so many options it seems. Any specific suggestions that this dealer could provide or reviews that I should research would be great.

    Money is of coarse a big concern, but I would hate to wish that I had upgraded form the start.

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    I personally prefer the Pike which would be a great option if you plan on getting a "non-kit" wheelset.

    I suppose that the guys at full cycles could get/build whatever you want. I run Hope Pro 2 hubs with DT Swiss 5.1d rims on mine, and no complaints so far...

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    Talas or Pike

    Haven't ridden the Pike yet, but the Talas 140 works very well with my intermediate skills/160 lbs, and complements the RP23 rear well. The quick travel adjust is a major improvement over my 06 talas, and makes it much more useable. I find myself using it more than I expected. Have only a 1/2 season on it, so can't comment on durability yet. Zero disk rub tells me it probably is a bit stiffer than the older models.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    Can't go wrong with Full Cycles. Visited them in my travels this summer. Good deals and very solid in their knowledge.

    I spoke with Will yesterday about his demo 575s. He said he had one left, but I need a small.

    I got a good vibe off him over the phone, and the kicker is he said that the demo bikes had never seen the dirt. For the most part they were floor models.

    He offered a good deal on a small 07 model.

    My suggestion is to call him, no harm in a phone call.
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    You need to re-check that listing on ebay, he dropped his price to 2200. Pretty sweet deal at that, but you may be able to get if for 2k even. That would be vary nize!

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    I opted for the enduro kit so as to dump money on a nice wheelset. I went with a burlier rim and still lost 1/4 pound. I also am thinking about throwing on a maverick DUC 32, I know one guy who has it on a 575 and said it complemented the bike perfectly since its not as tall as the 36, but super plush, only downside is its a hassle to set up for oneself. If you have mechanic skills or a sweet shop mechanic who knows/can spend time with you, then you might consider that fork.

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    Yeah I saw the new listing off ebay for that bike

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2006-Yeti-575-w-...QQcmdZViewItem

    seems like a good deal, but I am scared about the small dent as well as the fact that I would not have any warrenty right?

    I am going to give Will a call today and see what he has to offer.

    Thanks everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielM3
    Great info, I really do appreciate it so much and you have made me do loads more research.

    Sounds like the common suggestion to update the fork at the minimum. My short list includes Pike UTurn air or Talas RLC? I have searched on here lots but any further suggestions would be great. (I am 155lbs intermediate more concerned with performance than lightness.)

    Another common theme seems to be the wheels. There are just so many options it seems. Any specific suggestions that this dealer could provide or reviews that I should research would be great.

    Money is of coarse a big concern, but I would hate to wish that I had upgraded form the start.
    Fork and wheels are exactly what I upgraded first on my Enduro 575. I had the shop swap out the Vanilla for the Talas RLC, and then bought a wheelset from http://www.oddsandendos.com . They are Velocity VXC rims laced to WTB Laser Disc Lite hubs. These are great wheels for a very decent price and Mike at Oddsandendos is a great wheel builder who is more than willing to take the time to talk to you on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielM3
    So I have been researching bikes for a while and am pretty sure that I have decided on the 575 in no small part to the great reviews here. A few questions though.

    I am considering purchasing from fullcycles and having it delivered as they seem to be highly regarded here. I am looking at the Enduro Kit there. Are there any specific upgrades from that, that you wished that you had upgraded from the start?

    They also have a demo 575 that is for sale that is the 2006 model. What are the differences in the 2006 build or frame? Do you think this option should be considered providing they have my size?

    One last thing. I am usually not a fan of ebay but saw this listing:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2006-Yeti-575-w-...QQcmdZViewItem

    I am not sure what I think of it as it seems like a nice build for a similar price as a new Enduro. They say it is from this board...any info or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
    Buy that demo.. I bought a demo from Will and the thing looked brand spanking new when it arrived. Will has been excellent to work with too.

    Here are some additions I would suggest:
    - I like the RS Revelation Air U-Turn but if you want a maintenance free, worry free shock, keep the Vanilla.
    - Ditch the tires and get some CrossMark's
    - If you can afford it get some better wheels, but the ones that come with it are decent.
    - The Shimano 959 pedals rock if you don't have any.
    - The saddle is cool but hard. Choose whether you want a cool looking hard saddle or a not as cool looking comfy saddle.
    - The stock seatpost collar SUCKS. Get Will to replace it with a Salsa or Hope collar.


    Good luck, let us see what it looks like when you get it. Will is AWESOME to work with and he will go out of his way to accomodate you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelninja
    Fork and wheels are exactly what I upgraded first on my Enduro 575. I had the shop swap out the Vanilla for the Talas RLC, and then bought a wheelset from http://www.oddsandendos.com . They are Velocity VXC rims laced to WTB Laser Disc Lite hubs. These are great wheels for a very decent price and Mike at Oddsandendos is a great wheel builder who is more than willing to take the time to talk to you on the phone.
    Can you tell what you spent on that? PM me if you don't want to say it on the board. I am interested in doing this in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iviguy
    Can you tell what you spent on that? PM me if you don't want to say it on the board. I am interested in doing this in the future.
    According to the site, the wheelset goes for $380 shipped in the US...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iviguy
    Will is AWESOME to work with and he will go out of his way to accomodate you.
    As I said I got a good vibe off of him.

    WRT that $2200 eBay bike, I would talk to Will. For just a few clams more he offered to put me in a brand new (with warrantee) '07.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeMojo
    As I said I got a good vibe off of him.

    WRT that $2200 eBay bike, I would talk to Will. For just a few clams more he offered to put me in a brand new (with warrantee) '07.....

    I've seen you post on Mojo, you thinking of a 575? BTW, I'm in ATX & love it on the trails around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    According to the site, the wheelset goes for $380 shipped in the US...
    I think I paid just a few bucks less, but this was early last year and I think he gave me the previous year's prices too, since I was a repeat customer.

    Also, note that the prices he lists are with shipping included. You can't beat his prices for hand built wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanerPVT
    I've seen you post on Mojo, you thinking of a 575? BTW, I'm in ATX & love it on the trails around here.

    I have tried the ASR-SL and was impressed.

    I am planning to go visit anthonys (aka Singlespeedster) and Icegeek (aka davem) in Colorado next year. For the price I might as well buy rather than rent.

    The 575 couldn't be any more different than my current rides. But that is some of the interest. I learned a while ago that when looking at a new bike get something very different each time.
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    Bikemojo.... I like your thoughts on new bikes:

    "I learned a while ago that when looking at a new bike get something very different each time."

    Pretty good advice, I'd pass that to friends in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amor587
    Bikemojo.... I like your thoughts on new bikes:

    "I learned a while ago that when looking at a new bike get something very different each time."

    Pretty good advice, I'd pass that to friends in the future.

    My bike mechanic, and riding buddy told me that when I was in the market for a SS.

    The implication is that when riding the different bikes your body will know the difference, and you will ride accordingly.

    You can ride two different bikes, on the same trail, but it will be different...

    I don't know if I am explaining this well, but I am sure that you get the point.
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    Jeez, Bike Mojo- can you change that avatar? It's creepy as hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Jeez, Bike Mojo- can you change that avatar? It's creepy as hell

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    In dealing with Fullcycle here is what I am looking at a Large Enduro build (ano black). Standard except for 2007 black Pike 454 air u turn (no pop lock). Also since I need the different front hub they recommended “a wheelset they use featuring an xt rear hub and a generic front 20mm hub, both laced to mavic 321 disc
    rims” for a fairly small increase over the stock build price. Also swapping out the tires for kenda nevegal 2.35's. I saw that the reviews here were pretty good for those rims but not sure about the hubs? Any thoughts or recommendations especially on the wheelset?

    Thanks

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    Well, the XTs are good reliable hubs, not ultra light, but really good for the price. The front hub is really no big deal (I think), since front hubs are pretty simple just bearings/cone-balls, so using a generic 20mm would be a non-issue for me. It sounds like a good deal to me. Of course there are lighter, more expensive wheel options, but it sounds like the guys at full cycles are giving you a good deal....

    I would take it!

    EDIT: If I am not mistaken this is the wheelset they are offering you http://www.fullcycles.com/product_in...roducts_id/226
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    One more thing.. Good call on the black Pike 454... I love mine

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    One last thing as I am all set on my build. I have read lots of the size threads and I think that I am going to go with the Large. I just got the tape measure out and I am just over 6' with no shoes, 33" inseam and just over 6' arm span. Any thoughts on my fit for a large. Unfortunatly I do not have a local dealer with stock that I can try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielM3
    One last thing as I am all set on my build. I have read lots of the size threads and I think that I am going to go with the Large. I just got the tape measure out and I am just over 6' with no shoes, 33" inseam and just over 6' arm span. Any thoughts on my fit for a large. Unfortunatly I do not have a local dealer with stock that I can try.

    Thanks,

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    We are about the same. I have the stock large with the stock 100mm stem (I think that's the stock length). Fits me like a glove.

    Who are you ordering from? If you haven't called Will at Fullcycles.com yet, then do that and see if he can beat the quote from whoever you called. I can tell you that Will is going to do whatever he can to make you happy. He has sent me 2 sets of rotors, a new wheel and brake pads all at his expense just to help me with some issues. He has been paying for return shipping as well. I can tell you that if I ever buy bikes in the future it will be with him.

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    Yeah I am getting it from FullCycles. They have been great about putting the right build together for me. Hopefully I will get it ordered today. I think that I am going to go with the large. I would rather be a tad stretched I think than cramped?

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    I think it would all depend on what kind of riding you'll be doing alot of. I was one of those tweeners (small and medium) and went with the medium since it felt comfortable. I coulda gone with the small, but woulda had to jack up the seat high just to feel comfortable.

    Good luck with the purchase today!


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    I'd recommend a large in your case. The medium may feel a bit cramped. I'd possibly recommend a Medium if a lot of your riding involved a lot of slow technical stuff where you really have to stop and hop your bike around a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielM3
    Yeah I am getting it from FullCycles. They have been great about putting the right build together for me. Hopefully I will get it ordered today. I think that I am going to go with the large. I would rather be a tad stretched I think than cramped?
    Get the Large with a 100mm stem and shorten the stem if that feels a bit too stretched but my guess is it will fit fine. I demo'd a medium and felt cramped. I didn't like the cramped feel at all.

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    I also think you should go with the Large.... I got a medium (5'11" and 32" inseam) and I run a 110mm stem on it. Since you have a bigger inseam and are a bit taller I would expect the Large to fit you perfectly. Sometimes I wonder if I should have gotten the Large... oh well!

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    [QUOTE=crisillo]I got a medium (5'11" and 32" inseam) and I run a 110mm stem on it. QUOTE]

    Same here - I also run a thompson "laid-back post". Fits perfect. My last bike was a large & just felt too big to "jerk around" is the technical sections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanerPVT
    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    I got a medium (5'11" and 32" inseam) and I run a 110mm stem on it.
    Same here - I also run a thompson "laid-back post". Fits perfect. My last bike was a large & just felt too big to "jerk around" is the technical sections.
    Yep! i have the exact same setup with a Thomson setback... I am happy with my current fit, but sometimes I wonder... I am happy though..
    Last edited by crisillo; 11-28-2006 at 12:16 PM.

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    Well it is all done! Thanks all for your help and input on this. Here is what I ended up getting:

    Yeti 575 Frame (Large, Black Anodized)
    2007 Enduro Build Kit

    Substituting the following:
    2007 Black Pike 454 Air Uturn
    Stock tires for Nevegal 2.35's
    Stock wheelset for Mavic 321 Disc's and XT hubs

    I am super excited about it. I know that there are lighter/stronger wheelsets out there but these kept the initial price really low and should be a bit sturdier than the 317's that are stock and will work well with the 20mm Pike.

    I can not say enough good things in dealing with Gary at Full Cycles. Hey was great and the deal they offered really surprised me.

    I will be sure to post pictures when it is in.

    Thanks

    Daniel

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    Sweet!

    You have to post the mandatory pics as soon as you get it

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