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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.

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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.
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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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    Such a beautiful bike. Top of my list currently...

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    It's an L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFishOnly View Post
    Such a beautiful bike. Top of my list currently...
    It is amazing in person. Building on Monday. I'll get pics and a ride report up ASAP!

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    Have a (medium turquoise) frame as well, and just awaiting the parts...ENVE 29 wheels, stem, post and bar showed up, now just waiting on build kit and fork! Going to be light I reckon...

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    Please take a pic of the turquoise frame!

    Also good to know what they really look like in person, rather than the website photos.

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    Yes, please post pictures if you can. Mine would be an M in turquoise too
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    Here you go...ARC Carbon-photo.jpg Sitting at Adventure Cycling here in Colorado awaiting the rest of the parts.

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    Classic, so sweet.

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    Straitline. There is a bunch out there but I have been super inpressed by their quiality. I guess it helps they build rocket parts for a living.
    Enjoy every ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFishOnly View Post
    Yes, please post pictures if you can. Mine would be an M in turquoise too
    Actually, still undecided between an S and an M. Theoretically I should get an M, but I'm not convinced about 29" wheels... The BB height and wheelbase of an S exactly match my Klein Attitude so might just take the chance.

    Would love to see a side by side comparison between the 2 (obviously ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFishOnly View Post
    Actually, still undecided between an S and an M. Theoretically I should get an M, but I'm not convinced about 29" wheels... The BB height and wheelbase of an S exactly match my Klein Attitude so might just take the chance.

    Would love to see a side by side comparison between the 2 (obviously ).
    Going to go out on a limb and suggest you don't size a bike based on wheelbase and BB height

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    Hmm, of course you are right, wishful thinking. The seat tube and top tube lengths would more closely match the M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFishOnly View Post
    Hmm, of course you are right, wishful thinking. The seat tube and top tube lengths would more closely match the M.
    Ill also go out on a limb as guess that you'll love the bike with big wheels on it.

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    I hope you are right! Need to ride a 29" HT on the trails first before I decide (would have been a much easier decision if it was a 27.5").

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    Ride Impression: Yeti ARC Carbon 29"er

    Initial ride report on twentynineinches.com.

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    I really was thinking of getting this bike but that review scares me. I am 45 and really prefer a smoother ride than it sounded like the ARC has. I have a 29er Ventana El Padrino and it is rather smooth for a HT. I take a small frame so thought it would be cool to have a 650b HT. I also have a Ventana El Bastardo that is a 650b FS 4" travel bike and I love that wheelsize. I am just getting to old for the stiff rides. Rather have a smoother ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I really was thinking of getting this bike but that review scares me. I am 45 and really prefer a smoother ride than it sounded like the ARC has. I have a 29er Ventana El Padrino and it is rather smooth for a HT. I take a small frame so thought it would be cool to have a 650b HT. I also have a Ventana El Bastardo that is a 650b FS 4" travel bike and I love that wheelsize. I am just getting to old for the stiff rides. Rather have a smoother ride.
    Yeah I'll be interested to hear some more reviews on the compliance aspect.

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    Built and rode it today. It's exactly what I was looking for. Fits like a YETI (perfect for me), super stiff laterally, and pedals like a rocket. I am coming from a Ti 9er so I was expecting the ARC to be more jarring, and it is. It's not a big difference, and it's no bother. I can't compare that aspect of the ARC C to other carbon HTs' because it's the first that I've ridden. It's very quiet and very solid. As a matter of fact, it's so quiet and handles so well, that it pretty much disappears. I love it. Side note: The XTR shadow+ rear derailleur keeps things super quiet. Great piece of kit. Large. 22.3 pounds with pedals.
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    Nice bike Orthorex. Question for you : I see you are running the shimano xtr cranks with 38/26 chainrings and the XTR FD.
    could you lower your FD still a few mm's? (or is it already in the dead-lowest setting on the frame). I'm running 36/24 chainrings

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashy View Post
    Nice bike Orthorex. Question for you : I see you are running the shimano xtr cranks with 38/26 chainrings and the XTR FD.
    could you lower your FD still a few mm's? (or is it already in the dead-lowest setting on the frame). I'm running 36/24 chainrings
    Thanks. That's as low as the FD will go...

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    Yeti ARC carbon ride impressions

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    No one has ridden one yet, eh?
    I've been reading this forum for a while, waiting for a ride review, and now I can provide one myself.
    Disclaimer - first ride today, and I'm an intermediate rider.
    However, I put it through it's paces on good flowing single track, with good climbs and descents, plus some techy downhill rock gardens.
    Set-up - 120 Fox CTD fork, Shimano XT 2x10, Easton haven wheels, 720mm bar and 60mm seat post. I'm 5'11", and 79kg, frame size M.
    Current bike is a SC Tallboy LTc (140mm travel dually).
    Yeti is amazing. Fast -both up and down, and so stiff and precise. It goes where you point it with no flex or hesitation. Bearmed corners and switchbacks were just so much fun.
    Not nearly as harsh a ride as I was anticipating coming from a dually - just lift the butt off the seat on the rocky bits. A jump does remind you that you are on a hard-tail!
    I think the 120mm travel fork is ideal for this bike if it's fast and fun that you want - I'm no lycra clad racer (no offence intended to those who are).
    Even with XT groupset and all mountain wheels the bike feels really light.
    Will look at carbon wheelset when the prices come down.

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    Forgot to say - it looks beautiful. Even my wife agrees with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I really was thinking of getting this bike but that review scares me. I am 45 and really prefer a smoother ride than it sounded like the ARC has. I have a 29er Ventana El Padrino and it is rather smooth for a HT. I take a small frame so thought it would be cool to have a 650b HT. I also have a Ventana El Bastardo that is a 650b FS 4" travel bike and I love that wheelsize. I am just getting to old for the stiff rides. Rather have a smoother ride.
    Yes that review scared me too - had I just bought a bike that would kill my muscles and butt.
    However, having ridden it today over a variety of terrain I was relieved. Once I got into its groove it just flowed. I haven't ridden any other 29er HT's to compare, but my other bike is a SC Tallboy LTc with 140mm travel front and rear, and I didn't feel the Yeti was too harsh. In fact I loved it! Yes I was off the seat a lot on rocky bits, but after 20km of single track riding I was still feeling pretty comfortable and fresh.
    Hope that helps. By the way, I'm 54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Yeah I'll be interested to hear some more reviews on the compliance aspect.
    Done 3 x3-hour rides on mine and its fabulous. Very nice and compliant, but stiff. Swapped with a BigTop for 5 minutes and its a much nicer ride. The Bigtop felt quite harsh and heavy and un-responsive.

    Been riding a 2012 ASRc before this....and I'm 53

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    Yeti ARC carbon ride impressions - a few trails later

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    Yeah I'll be interested to hear some more reviews on the compliance aspect.
    Have had several rides now on the Yeti, in different areas.
    One more flowing and open, fast and smooth banked turns, and some descent climbs.
    Yeti handled it all with ease, and compliance was fine. Plus a few downhill rock gardens which were quite manageable.
    Second area has tight twisty single track, lots of tree roots, plus some steep climbs with lots of switch backs. Had to be more selective with line choice compared with my 140mm 29er dually, but overall I felt in total control on the yeti and the times were fast.
    Again what impresses is the precision of the frame - so responsive to where you point it, feels fast and stable in the turns. Few small drops as well, which it handles easily.
    I've read about other 29er HT's being super smooth and compliant, but this is the only one I've been on. So only comparison bikes are duallies - Giant Anthem X 29er and SC Tallboy LTc. Duallies have the edge on downhill and rock gardens, but not by much (qualifying remarks - I'm a very much intermediate rider, MTB'ing only year &1/2, so maybe not really testing bikes to their limits - certainly not the tallboy).
    I fitted a Syntace P6 highflex seatpost, which might aid with the compliance issue. I read a few reviews of other HT's where this seatpost seemed to make a big difference to the ride. Not cheap!!

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    Time for my wife to get herself a nice bike, after a few year dragging a heavy Scott Contessa up and down the trails. So, an ARC C small, turquoise has been ordered.

    We (I, really) have specced it with mostly SLX rather than the Enduro build, I just prefer Shimano, and SLX is bomber, particularly the brakes. Of course, it'd be nice with XTR but SLX is still pretty great, particularly on a budget.

    SIDs up front, Raceface Ride bar and stem (I'd upgrade if I had the money), Enve seatpost (the one piece of real loveliness I afforded the build), wheels are Stans Arch on Hope Pro2 hubs, with Maxxis Ardent + Crossmark, F+R, tubeless.

    Might be another week or two until it's built. I'll post photos when it's done.

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    21lbs.4oz. as is. 19inch
    Wheel set and brakes are going back on another bike and new parts should have it under, or right at, 20lbs.
    Love this bike! Shortish stays result in good handling; head angle and TT length are nearly
    perfect; laterally stiff, etc. Just what an XC hardtail should feel like.

    Industry Nine (32 spoke Torch hubs) on crest front, arch ex rear
    Rock Shox Sid World Cup Dual Air (w/RCT3 damper)
    Xtr Race (front), Trail (rear) brakes (180mm front, 160mm rear)
    Bontrager xxx stem (80mm)
    Enve Bars (740mm flat)
    Ritchey Superlogic post (400mm, 25mm offset)
    XO cassette, derailleurs & grip shift
    Race Face Next SL cranks (38/26)
    Bontrager Evoke carbon saddle (medium width)
    King Ti Cages
    Cane Creek 110 headset
    Specialized Renegade 1.9 Control rear, Fast Trak 2.2 S-Works front
    XTR race pedals
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    I have a medium built up with XX1, rock shox xx world cup fork, absolutely love it.
    Came from a large s-works epic with 90mm stem, need a 110mm on the Yeti to achieve similar reach.
    Climbs and accelerates like a rocket, far superior to the Epic. I even set a PB on popular singletrack descent which is very rocky with numerous drops and jumps. Go figure...

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    bas, this needs a picture......

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    Some average Iphone pics:
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    Bas, what does the bike weigh? Did you weigh the frame alone? Can you post a complete build list please?

    Looks very similar to what I want to build. Syntace post? Very comfy!

    I'd just be adding my XX1 Quarq powermeter and a set of Notubes Valor wheels when they're released (SRAM Rise 60 for the time being)

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    Here is my ARC

    Medium size frame
    Race kit, except for the following:

    Mavic Crossmax wheels
    Rocket Ron in the rear, Racing Ralph in the front
    Selle Italia Carbonio flow saddle
    Ritchey WCS 105 stem

    Weighs 22 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie_yeti View Post
    Bas, what does the bike weigh? Did you weigh the frame alone? Can you post a complete build list please?

    Looks very similar to what I want to build. Syntace post? Very comfy!

    I'd just be adding my XX1 Quarq powermeter and a set of Notubes Valor wheels when they're released (SRAM Rise 60 for the time being)
    Have you had a ride on one grover? You can take mine for a spin - fabulous bike!

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    Boys at the shop told me 9.5kgs.

    I'll upgrade wheels down the track which will lob at least 250-300g off that, standard build ones have heavy hubs and spokes.

    Syntace post is awesome, kept thinking my rear tyre was flat on the first ride compared to the Thompson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3bas View Post
    Syntace post is awesome, kept thinking my rear tyre was flat on the first ride compared to the Thompson.
    Did you find the ride was too firm before you fitted the P6 post?

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    great thread! More pictures please. Plan on building one of these up in spring!

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    Here is mine. Pretty stoked, this bike feels mega ninja when going fast.
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    Nice lefty! In my dream world where I have more than one ARC one has a Lefty. Definitely let us know hire the lefty performs on your ride.

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    Awesome ride Geoff!!
    Must be a featherweight! Has it been on the scales?

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    I weighed it today, including 2x Salsa Nicolas Cages and pedals it was 9.8kg. Nothing ultra featherweight but she is quite a speed demon.

    Wheels are Crest rims on P321 hubs. Hope Race Evo x2 brakes for some weight weenie factor and a Carbon Lefty! It feels a little over-damped and I think the damper needs a bleed (knock when locked out). In saying that I am noticeably faster on this than my previous bike.

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    Nice, is it 1 x 10 or 1 x 11?

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    has anyone built up a small (27.5) arc carbon? i am interested in getting one, just wondering if anyone has spent some time on one.

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    Mine has cracked just above where the seat stays join the seat tube. They are replacing the frame no problem but not an ideal situation when im halfway through a stage race...hoping it holds together

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    New Images of ARC Carbon

    I don't think I posted these yet. As others have reported - this bike is a quick and stiff one.

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    Update on my cracked bike:
    The 1st 100 frames all need replacing! Check your serial number. The local Yeti supplier has seen both ARC's they have sold so far crack.

    The seat tube internal diameter is inconsistent and the frame will crack due to the post moving as the only support it has is from the seat collar. It took them until about frame number 100 to realise this.

    If unsure i would be chasing up with your shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3bas View Post
    Update on my cracked bike:
    The 1st 100 frames all need replacing! Check your serial number. The local Yeti supplier has seen both ARC's they have sold so far crack.

    The seat tube internal diameter is inconsistent and the frame will crack due to the post moving as the only support it has is from the seat collar. It took them until about frame number 100 to realise this.

    If unsure i would be chasing up with your shop.
    What are we looking for in the serial no.?

    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    Nice, is it 1 x 10 or 1 x 11?
    1x10

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    ARC Carbon

    Quote Originally Posted by m3bas View Post
    Mine has cracked just above where the seat stays join the seat tube. They are replacing the frame no problem but not an ideal situation when im halfway through a stage race...hoping it holds together
    Hmm, mine cracked too. Seat tube, a few inches below where seat stay joins. Bummer, planned to race it this weekend. Got on my blur for the first time in 2 months and felt like it was a little kids bike. The blur was my favorite bike ever and now I barely liked riding it compared to the arc.


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    My build on order:

    Large Arc Carbon frame in Raw/White
    RS SID XX World Cup 100mm fork (white with black stanchions)
    Cane Creek headset
    Thomson Elite seat post and 90mm/0deg X4 stem black
    (might swap out syntace P6 with elite post)
    Easton Haven carbon bars
    XTR trail brakes 180/160 ice techs
    XX1 cranks 168q 175mm 30t
    XO1 derailleur/trigger shifter/cassette
    white lizard skin charger grips

    and I'll be using a set of Flow EX wheels for now.

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    Love it!

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    A few pictures from todays ride.

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