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    sweet mother of GOD this bike is hot! why did I not wait for this!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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    I want this for my next bike.......It looks sweet!!
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    Serious lusting happening right now. I want it BAD!!!!!!
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    Seriously, I've never seen a bike that looks that good.

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    Gorgeous bike and I LOVE that the XS and Small are 650b.

    I noticed that they dropped the ASR Carbon. Glad to see the ASR-5C still going strong though.

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    This could be my first Yeti. What's up with the ultra long top tube, though? Do I need to size down? I'm just over 6' and generally ride larges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    This could be my first Yeti. What's up with the ultra long top tube, though? Do I need to size down? I'm just over 6' and generally ride larges.
    That's how we roll - all our TT's are usually pretty long, and we usually run pretty short stems. In our opinion, it creates a better handling bike.

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    Can this it be run single speed easily? I'm not a single speed guy, but would like the option.
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    I have no need for this bike, but I want it just for the sheer beauty of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    That's how we roll - all our TT's are usually pretty long, and we usually run pretty short stems. In our opinion, it creates a better handling bike.

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    John,

    In a previous thread you mentioned that you guys run shorter than stock stems on your 66's. I noticed that the 95 comes with a 90mm stem. What size stem do people run on the 95? And I suppose that's a good question for anyone with extensive 95 experience.


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    I've been happy with the 90mm on my '95 ... but have been thinking about trying a 70mm lately for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    This could be my first Yeti. What's up with the ultra long top tube, though? Do I need to size down? I'm just over 6' and generally ride larges.
    I'm a similar height and still ride a Large ASR5 with ease. I went for a 50mm stem and feel nice and comfy with all the handling perks that come with the shorter stem. For further reference I have Large stumpjumper fsr that fits fine.

    I'm also ultra-tempted to finally get that carbon hardtail I've been wanting with a Yeti on the top tube.

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    I don't understand why no larger 650 options. I believe yeti is severely limiting their purchasers' options
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    Quote Originally Posted by gomer hardtale View Post
    I don't understand why no larger 650 options. I believe yeti is severely limiting their purchasers' options
    Yeti actually has a lot of options for their purchasers. They were deliberate in their approach to 29 inch wheels and ultimately produced awesome bikes. No reason to think this will be any different.
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    Just because I'm 6' doesn't mean I don't want to run 24" wheels on my hardtail. Why are you taking away my options Yeti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomer hardtale View Post
    I don't understand why no larger 650 options. I believe yeti is severely limiting their purchasers' options
    I like it. It feels like a more rational approach to the differing wheel sizes issue. Build bikes that work. Not bikes that simply fill a slot in the market.

    I think that's what bugs me about Niner. I'm a 29er rider but the idea of basing your whole company around one wheel size is bizarre. It's like starting a bike company that only sells bikes with wide handlebars or dropper seat posts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I've been happy with the 90mm on my '95 ... but have been thinking about trying a 70mm lately for some reason.
    I'm running a 60mm stem on my 29er HT. Love the responsiveness but it's pretty unstable in the gnar. Might bump it up to 75mm and see how that goes. Was running 105mm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I've been happy with the 90mm on my '95 ... but have been thinking about trying a 70mm lately for some reason.
    I ran a 70mm on mine with a 770mm bar. Loved it.

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    I am really happy they are making an XS and S in the new ARC. My wife rode Yeti XC bikes for a few years, as they were one of the only companies still making race frames for smaller riders. She had an XS ASR and an XS ARC... loved them both.

    Very good chance she'll have an ARC carbon in XS for next season. She has a 650B single speed now and loves it. Her current race bike is an S-works 29er HT.

    Kudos to Yeti for showing the smaller folks some love!

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    I love the ARC carbon (want one) May I ask how tall your wife is? the x-small has a great standover 26.5 !! Oh, is her spesh a Fate s-works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIMBA View Post
    I love the ARC carbon (want one) May I ask how tall your wife is? the x-small has a great standover 26.5 !! Oh, is her spesh a Fate s-works?
    She is around 5' 3"... Maybe a touch under. Her sworks is the regular stumpjumper ht. She had one last year as well and did well on it. The fate isn't really any smaller once you consider seat tube and head tube angles... And she didn't like the look of the seat tube brace and wanted the run xx1 this year.

    She has to run a short -17 deg stem to make it work... But it's been ok. Still, she was wanting to move to a 650b bike next year anyhow, for her main race rig.

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    TY. Haha, totally agree about the (brace). I almost got one but somehing just didn't look right.. I think the Yeti will fit better and it is really a nicer bike i believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    That's how we roll - all our TT's are usually pretty long, and we usually run pretty short stems. In our opinion, it creates a better handling bike.

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    dear god , tell me you can put 2 waterbottle cages on the medium frame.
    if so put a turquoise one aside for me.
    thank you for having the commonsense to put a BSA bottom bracket on it.

    too bad one has to run the wide qfactor cranks, but aside from that : perfection.

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    I'll ask again.
    Does anyone know if this can be run single speed easily? I'm not a single speed guy, but would like the option.

    I have been looking at the PovitLes and it has that option. My last 2 bikes have been Yeti's (ASR and 575) and would like to continue the trend. I'm looking forward to comparisons of these two bikes.....Any thoughts would be welcome.

    One thing I know for sure, the LES is $10 LES @ $1990.00. So it's got that too.
    Above is only a funny factoid, 10 dollars will not be a deciding factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfndav View Post
    I'll ask again.
    Does anyone know if this can be run single speed easily? I'm not a single speed guy, but would like the option.

    I have been looking at the PovitLes and it has that option. My last 2 bikes have been Yeti's (ASR and 575) and would like to continue the trend. I'm looking forward to comparisons of these two bikes.....Any thoughts would be welcome.

    One thing I know for sure is the LES is $10 LES @ $1990.00. So it's got that too.
    Yeti's website says no. I know a guy that went single speed on the Big Top though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfndav View Post
    I'll ask again.
    Does anyone know if this can be run single speed easily? I'm not a single speed guy, but would like the option.

    I have been looking at the PovitLes and it has that option. My last 2 bikes have been Yeti's (ASR and 575) and would like to continue the trend. I'm looking forward to comparisons of these two bikes.....Any thoughts would be welcome.

    One thing I know for sure, the LES is $10 LES @ $1990.00. So it's got that too.
    Above is only a funny factoid, 10 dollars will not be a deciding factor.
    This is the main knock on this bike. There are a few boutique carbon hardtail a out there with modern geometry that also have a solid option for singlespeed. I'll probably wait until Yeti adds this feature to the ARC in a year or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    That's how we roll - all our TT's are usually pretty long, and we usually run pretty short stems. In our opinion, it creates a better handling bike.

    JP
    John I never thanked you for helping me w/sizing on my 95 last year, at 6'2" the XL with a 50mm stem fits fantastic, so thanks for that advice-I'm a believer! It makes me wish I'd have tried a short stem on my old '04 XL Heckler before it got stolen a few years ago.
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    The Big Top has replaceable dropouts, making SS conversion easier.

    For the ARC you'd want something like the PhilCentric bottom-bracket, which should work as it'll mount on a standard threaded shell and give you enough adjustment to get chain tension right.

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    You could also run a singulator:

    Chain Tensioner AKA Singulator
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    Quote Originally Posted by gomer hardtale View Post
    I don't understand why no larger 650 options. I believe yeti is severely limiting their purchasers' options
    apologies if I missed something here ... but ... I am sure a 650B rim with a ETRTO of 584 will fit inside the M-XL frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Just because I'm 6' doesn't mean I don't want to run 24" wheels on my hardtail. Why are you taking away my options Yeti?
    apologies if I missed something here again ... but ... You still have the option there would you not??? ... You would have lost that option if Yeti had made the frame for ETRTO 559 rims.

    True ... if you run M-XL frames with a 26" rims ... the chainstay will be 0.2" longer than required.

    YETI ARC 08-10
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    thank you for having the commonsense to put a BSA bottom bracket on it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    That's how we roll - all our TT's are usually pretty long, and we usually run pretty short stems. In our opinion, it creates a better handling bike.

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    sized down to a 60mm stem... way better, especially on techy chunky parts

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    For more technical trails, does yeti approve of a 120 or 140 fork? Or is it truly "optimized" at 100?? I'm wondering if the geometry would be messed up?

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    No one has ridden one yet, eh?
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    I rode one last weekend at a Yeti demo. Although, I wouldn't read too much into my ride impressions because I am beginner. I have only been mountain biking for 3 years (biking all my life). I currently ride an 09 GF X-cal with some upgrades and I occasionally ride my wife's ASR-SL XTR. I have been riding much rougher trails then my bike is made for so I have been looking at upgrading to a full squish and a better hard tail for the tamer rides.

    First, the ARC Carbon is the most beautiful bike I have seen. It's gorgeous.

    The ride is fast, very fast. The frame was more compliant then the Highball AL that I rode a while back. I did notice that the rear triangle was wider then most bikes I am used to riding, which caused me to hit the rear with my heel a fair amount of times. This would just take getting used to. The geometry seemed to fit me very well. I am 5'8" and rode a medium. Maybe just a stem change to dial it in better. I am pretty much set on getting the ARC-c as a hard tail replacement. Now to figure out the full suspension bike

    - Sorry I can't give more details then that, but I am new so it's hard for me to describe how the bike felt.

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    Don't sell yourself short. Most informative post yet. Can anyone else who has actually been on one chime in?

    At five-eight would you need longer or shorter stem with the medium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish View Post
    Don't sell yourself short. Most informative post yet. Can anyone else who has actually been on one chime in?

    At five-eight would you need longer or shorter stem with the medium?
    I would need a shorter stem. The top tube is the longest of the bikes I have been demoing and it was noticeable with the stock setup.

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    Thanks once again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish View Post
    Thanks once again.
    Did ya ride it through anything tech?
    Not really. Definitely not enough to make any conclusions about it. There is another demo coming up that I was hoping to take it out again on a different trail. That one should give me a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomer hardtale View Post
    I don't understand why no larger 650 options. I believe yeti is severely limiting their purchasers' options
    Really happy to see the new frames BUT!
    I have been racing and riding Yeti's(XC) for years. However, I am not a big wheel fan, 650B is what I have been waiting for. Now I have a problem, no medium with 650B wheels. I don't want to ride another manufactures bike!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOO View Post
    Really happy to see the new frames BUT!
    I have been racing and riding Yeti's(XC) for years. However, I am not a big wheel fan, 650B is what I have been waiting for. Now I have a problem, no medium with 650B wheels. I don't want to ride another manufactures bike!!
    agree!! I would be inclined to try the medium with 650b wheels and fork, is there any chance that would that work correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by good medicine View Post
    agree!! I would be inclined to try the medium with 650b wheels and fork, is there any chance that would that work correctly?
    If you get a 650B fork with the same axel to crown length as the recommended 29" fork, then you will basically keep the geometry, but your bottom bracket will be closer to the ground. About 19mm lower, assuming the height of the 650B tires are the same as 29", but in reality they might be lower..

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    Quote Originally Posted by breed007 View Post
    John,

    In a previous thread you mentioned that you guys run shorter than stock stems on your 66's. I noticed that the 95 comes with a 90mm stem. What size stem do people run on the 95? And I suppose that's a good question for anyone with extensive 95 experience.


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    35mm stem and 30" bars. The short stem quickens the stearing input and the wide bars adds stability. Climbing with it is also golden. No issues for me in that department. That bar stem combo really makes the bike feel netural. Im 6'2" so the wide bars work for me. My wife is 5"6" so she is running a 35mm and 28" bars. I say go short in the stem and adjust bar width to match your size. My 2 cents.
    Enjoy every ride!

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    I've got all the parts ready to go, frame is supposed to ship end of this week/beginning of next. Should take a week or so to arrive, a day or two to put together. I'll post some pics as soon as I can.

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    35mm stem? I thought 70 was short. What brand are you using?


    Quote Originally Posted by m-dub View Post
    35mm stem and 30" bars. The short stem quickens the stearing input and the wide bars adds stability. Climbing with it is also golden. No issues for me in that department. That bar stem combo really makes the bike feel netural. Im 6'2" so the wide bars work for me. My wife is 5"6" so she is running a 35mm and 28" bars. I say go short in the stem and adjust bar width to match your size. My 2 cents.

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    ARC C has landed...

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    Lucky b@stard! I didn't realize they were shipping. You get it from a LBS or online?

    What fork did you go with?

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    I called Competitive Cyclist yesterday to see when they are coming in. He said early June...

    Then said hold on, I think I have a L black in stock. Uprgraded me to next day air for free and bang, here it is. So fired up to build this beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex View Post
    I called Competitive Cyclist yesterday to see when they are coming in. He said early June...

    Then said hold on, I think I have a L black in stock. Uprgraded me to next day air for free and bang, here it is. So fired up to build this beauty!
    Really looking forward to seeing the bike built up!

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    Love it....just wish the smalller sizes were not 650b...

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    is that a M ? I would be very interested to know once you mount it up how low you can set your front derailler. asking because I run 36/24 chainrings.

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