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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.

    Outstanding.


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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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