Anyone know the oreginal ASR5 rear shock FOX PR23 (200mm X 50mm) can switch to the Cane Creek double barrel coil shock ( 200mm X 55mm) ? Thanks !
Call them. I called today and got Dave on the phone right away. This is a major reason why I support this company.
Originally Posted by LLP
I wrote a message to the Yeti FB page. Then the reply message :Not sure exactly on how the other brands shocks will work on the bike. If it fits and has the same stroke and eye to eye it should work fine. For more detailed questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you more detailed information.
Anyway, I get a second hand CCDB from ebay ! Waiting for it arrive and the test ride !!
In wondering about the ccdb air myself. I just ordered the air can spacers, talked to yeti and the guy said they all run the smallest spacer on theirs. Going to give that a shot, next step is a piggyback or a ccdb air.
Also, I am giving up on Pacenti rims for Austin greenbelt riding. Second rear rim never saw less than 27 psi, and still has a major dent, and now some uneven spoke tension after an incident that any wheel would need attention to afterwards. Stan's flows ex are on order- I like the width, and am not too worried about the weight.
I guess I can say goodbye to my 25 lb bike, until I live in an area where I trust myself with some carbon hoops!
My Oozey are ok rims. They don't hold up as well as my Flows but no dents or dings. They need to be trued but they're about 2 seasons in so that is acceptable. Pretty light too.
if i could get 2 years out of rims id be happy! I usually get a race season out of lightweight wheels(blunt SL) or a year or so out of something heavier- last set i sold was wtb laserdisc trail (580g in 29er). Wondering where that line between durability and weight actually lies with me.
One friend is telling me arches- but I'm not sure I want to give up any width. I look at 2.1 and 2.2" tires as narrow, and like my volume. Not sure I'm ready to try the fat rims at 33+mm either that square off the tread- I lean the bike too far while turning and don't want it to loose its "playfulness".
Hey all, wanted to jump in here and post my (new to me) Yeti 2012 ASR 5. Can't wait to ride it. It should arrive this week
2012 Yeti ASR 5 - Imgur
Frame Material: Aluminum
Fork: Fox Float 32
Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23
Effective Top Tube: 622mm
Seat Tube: 510mm (C-T)
Seat Tube Angle: 71º
Head Tube: 130mm
Head Tube Angle: 67º
Standover Height: 749mm
Weight: 27 lbs 12 oz
Headset: Cane Creek
Front Derailleur: Sram X7
Rear Derailleur: Sram X9
Brakes: Avid Elixr 5
Shifters: Sram X7
Crankset: Sram X7, 44/32/22t, 175mm
Cassette: Sram PG1050, 10sp, 11-36t
Chain: Sram PC 1051
Handlebar: Truvativ Stylo Race - 685mm wide
Stem: Truvativ Stylo - 90mm - 31.8mm - 5º
Seatpost: Truvativ Stylo - 30.9mm
Saddle: WTB Rocket V
Wheelset: DT Swiss M1900 - 26"
Rear Spacing: 135mm
Front Tire: Specialized The Captain - 26x2.2
Rear Tire: Specialized The Captain - 26x2.0
First ride on my new ASR5
I'm too out of shape right now to run it through its paces, but its super light and responsive so far.
2012 AS-R 5 Alloy, size large
2014 RS Revelation @ 120mm
Syntace 60mm stem
Easton ex70 carbon handlebar and seatpost
Joystick Emulator saddle
Ergon GA Evo grips
Zee shifter and derailleur
Raceface Narrow Wide 32t chain ring
e.13 xcx crank
Shimano XT cassette
Magura MT6 brakes (180mm front, 160mm rear)
American Classic Terrain Wheelset
Front tire: Specialized Purgatory UST
Rear tire: Specialized Captain Control UST
Now this thread is back up might as well add an update. Did a 1x10 conversion, needle bearings, custom shock tune and lots of other stuff to bike recently. Rides amazing and is now 24lbs with a dropper and big tires!
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Rockshox Pike 150mm
Renthal Fatbar Lite
Duo 50mm stem
Shimano SLX brakes 180/160
SRAM X9 Type II 1x10 with 36t Wolf Tooth ring
EA70 XCT wheelset
Hans Dampf front/Rock Razor rear tires
Thompson dropper post
Selle Italia saddle
Water bottle cage
XTR trail pedals
26.5 lbs ready to ride... I think. I weighed it with an old fishing scale.
Last edited by rck18; 03-18-2014 at 05:51 PM.
How's that Rock Razor? 36T ring up front is nuts on 1x10. I'm running a 30T and struggle with some climbs. Good looking bike and build.
I like the Rock Razor. When the bike is vertical, it's like a high-volume Racing Ralph. When leaned over, It corners really well. The knobs look like a Magic Mary's. My trails are dry and hard packed though. It replaced a Psycho Genius. Rolls maybe a bit faster, but higher cornering traction.
I couldn't go any lower than 34t or I would spin out on the downhills. I have to pedal a little slow on some steep uphills, but still manage to pass people. I bet you can push a bigger ring than you think!
I had a 36t on for several months, but recently switched to a 32t wolfstooth. The slow technical climbs were getting me! Now I can clear a lot more, and I have to confidence knowing I won't have to mash and spin out on skree
Ride well. Live well.
Yeti SB-66 | Pike
Just a suggestion.....have you tried running the dropper post cable in the spot for the upper shock mount?
I tried that but was getting slight contact as the shock compressed and moved. Were you able to get that to work without contact?
Originally Posted by Doba
Ride well. Live well.
Yeti SB-66 | Pike
That's how I have it routed on my 7. I'm running 1x10 and use the front derailleur cable guide to zip tie my dropper cable. I haven't had issues with it contacting the shock.
Headset search help needed please.
I have a brand new 2011 ASR5c frame and a 2007 RockShox Reba Race (straight 1 1/8 in.) steerer and I'm stuck with the headset choice. I already ordered a wrong FSA headset (I figured the term "reducer" would mean a 1.5 in. lower cup and an 1 1/8 in. upper cup but both cups were 1.5 so that doesn't fit). Anyone have any idea what the right headset model could be with an older fork and that frame? Cane Creek's website was of no help for me, got stuck on the stem clamp diameter. Thanks.
For education on this Cane Creek has a great informational document here:
The top of your head tube is 34mm, and a 1 1/8th steerer is 28.6 mm, so you need an EC34/28.6 top cup, which is the correct way to state it according to the SHIS, but of course it might also be referred to as a EC34mm / 1 1/8th. here are some examples:
Cane Creek 10 Ext. Cup Top Black 1-1 8" - Headsets Threadless - Tops - Bottoms
Amazon.com : Cane Creek 110-Series Traditional Top for 34mm Head Tube 1-1/8" Stem Clamp Diameter Silver : Bike Headsets And Accessories : Sports & Outdoors
Cane Creek 110 External Headset Cup Top > Components > Headsets and Spacers > Headsets | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop
The bottom of your head tube is 49 mm. Now this is where it gets interesting: The actual diameter of the crown race seat on a 1 1/8th steerer tube is not 28.6mm, its a little wider at 30mm. This is so that crown race easily slides down the steerer tube and correctly wedges at the bottom.
So for your lower cup you are looking for a EC49 / 30, or, a ZS49 / 30. You have the option of a zero stack lower cup because of the fact that your steerer is 1 1/8th, which allows extra room that is not possible with a 1.5" tapered head tube. The ZS49 will sit higher up in the bottom of the head tube, lowering your front end by about 6-8mm, steepening your head angle slightly from the yeti published number. This is because Yeti's published head angle number I believe assumes a 140mm fork, with a full tapered 1.5 head tube, which requires a EC49/ 39 lower cup, which sits lower than the ZS49 lower cup. Your Reba Race is probably on the low end of the recommended travel for the ASR5, right? Adding the Zs lower cup on top of that will give you a reeeeealy steep head angle, so I recommend the EC49 / 30 lower cup.
Example lower cups:
Cane Creek 110.EC49/30 Headset Bottom, Conversion in Tree Fort Bikes Headsets (cat98)
Cane Creek 110 Conversion EC49/30 Bottom Silver
Amazon.com : Cane Creek 40-Series Traditional Conversion Bottom for 49mm Head Tube : Bottom Bike Brackets And Accessories : Sports & Outdoors
Although note on the this amazon listing the product title (which says 49mm) differs from the product description (which says 44mm). Amazon's product data from its 3rd party sellers can be crap sometimes, you should probably chat with CS to confirm its 49mm before buying.
You might be able to find a single top/bottom headset which has the dimensions above, but these examples above should be helpful in evaluating whether that headset will actually fit. I was in the same situation as you and ended up buying the lower cup and the upper cup separately because I could not find it as a single headset in the color I wanted (Silver).
I personally recommend getting the same make and model lower cup and higher cup, I have never seen anyone mix and match but I am not the expert on this.
Hope that helps.
Last edited by Procter; 05-25-2014 at 07:52 AM.
Clamp diameter is 28.6, crown race is 30.0. The headset diameter is ec34 and ec49 with the 30mm crown race
Thanks you both very much. You've probably saved me another week of headaches ordering the wrong parts.
Thought I'd share my wife's ASR5c.
Took the Fox Float fork off my 575, dropped the travel to 140mm and installed it on her bike. Also made it a 1x10 for more simplicity - 30T front NW ring with 11-36 cassette. She's loving this set up. Not sure the weight tho; I'm guessing 25lbs.
BTW: With this bike, she says that there is no need to get a 650b! "Its a fast, super fun and very versatile bike the way it is!"