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    SlimYeti
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    Any Differences Between 05 and 06 Models?

    Concerning the ASR-sl, are there any differences (besides paint scheme) between the '05 model year and the new '06 model? Can anyone guess as to what might change for '07?

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    '05 - Al chain stays
    '06 - Carbon chain stays

    That's the only (but significant) difference in the frame (aside from the paint scheme, like you said). Geometry is identical. The wheelset is different on the Race Disc model for '06 - they switched to DT Swiss hubs. Pro model is the same build. I'd think that for '07, there won't be any major changes in the frame since they just made the big switch to carbon. The design has been refined quite nicely at this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlimYeti
    Concerning the ASR-sl, are there any differences (besides paint scheme) between the '05 model year and the new '06 model? Can anyone guess as to what might change for '07?

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    SlimYeti
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    Thanks for the response, SLinBend! For those of you with the carbon chainstays then, do you see any other benefit besides the slight weight loss (perhaps different ride quality)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimYeti
    Thanks for the response, SLinBend! For those of you with the carbon chainstays then, do you see any other benefit besides the slight weight loss (perhaps different ride quality)?
    The lazered out YETI on the chainstay protector looks cooler.

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    The carbon looses 100 grams or so and does not change the ride quality.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    SlimYeti
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    I thought I read somewhere that it adds a little bit of... how do you say it, maybe "snappiness" to the ride? Kind of like how a carbon bike is responsive when you get on it?

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