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    Updated my Yeti for 2013 with new drivetrain and tyres.



    Frame - Yeti ASR5C, Medium, White
    Fork - Marzocchi 44 RC3 Ti (2010)
    Rear Shock - Fox RP23
    Headset - Chris King
    Wheels - Hope Pro II hubs and NoTubes ZTR Arch rims
    Brakes - Magura Louise BAT Carbon
    Handlebar - Chromag Fubars Acute
    Stem - North Shore Billet Overlord 50mm stem
    Saddle - SDG I-Fly
    Crankset - SRAM X9 and a MRP 1x chain guide
    BB - SRAM GXP
    Chainring - North Shore Billet 30t
    Pedals - Inspired Platform pedals
    Chain - KMC X10.93
    Cassette - Shimano XT M771 11-36
    Shifters - Shimano Saint 10sp
    Front Derailleur - n/a
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano Zee
    Tyres - front: Specialized Butcher rear: Specialized Purgatory
    Seatpost - SDG I-Beam
    Seatpost Clamp - Salsa
    Grips - Spank lock-on grips
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    Quick update after installing some new stuff! This thing just keeps getting better
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    Soderblom... is that MRP 1x guide the BB mount? How well did it line up? Any dremeling or whatnot needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgoogles View Post
    Soderblom... is that MRP 1x guide the BB mount? How well did it line up? Any dremeling or whatnot needed?
    I've used one with great success. No dremeling, you can just bend/tweak the plate for correct lineup. Very nice product IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgoogles View Post
    Soderblom... is that MRP 1x guide the BB mount? How well did it line up? Any dremeling or whatnot needed?
    It's BB mount, and it lines up pretty good. Has been working fine with both XT cranks with 32t chainring, and also now with the X9 cranks with 30t. Did not have to modify it to work with the smaller chainring.

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    Finally got it built and took it for its inaugural shakedown ride yesterday...

    Do any of you have a Float CTD Performance series shock with Boostvalve? This is my first experience with the CTD system, and frankly, I can't tell much, if any difference in compression damping between 'descend' and 'climb' modes. Before I go calling Fox and Competitive Cyclist and lose my new bike for a few weeks, I figured I'd ask around first.

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    I had to give the shock about 10-12 hours to really break in. You should be able to tell a noticeable difference between the climb and descend mode, mostly in how much higher the shock rides in its travel. I don't think any of the compression settings will give you the feeling of the old rp2/23 at their highest settings. Frankly, I never used the PP setting on my old rp2 because it was so damn harsh.

    On this shock, the climb setting is just enough to firm up the back to eliminate pedal bob. Out of the saddle climbing is still going to induce movement as it is not a lock-out setting.

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    Took a couple months of parts gathering but my ASR5 is finished. Some new stuff, a lot of donor parts.

    Yeti Asr5 frame w/12x142 rear, size large
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Rockshox revelation dual air 130mm, 20mm axle
    Sun ringle charger pro wheels, set up tubeless
    Specialized purgatory 2.4 front, maxxis hi roller 2.35 rear tires
    Shimano slx brakes 180mm f/r
    Shimano xt chain
    Shimano zee rd
    Shimano xt 11-36 cassette
    Shimano zee shifter
    E13 guide ring 32t
    Mrp 1x guide
    Shimano slx crank
    Ks Lev 125mm seatpost
    Wtb rocket v slt saddle
    Answer protaper carbon 725mm bar
    Esi chunky grips
    Kore repute 50mm stem
    Wellgo flat pedals (forget the model)

    28.32 lbs, not too bad considering the parts selection. I'm happy with it.
    Thanks all for the build ideas and informative discussion!


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    First ride today, love this bike. Still waiting for my much wider Thomson all mountain bar and longer rear brake hose.
    Mavic ex325 wheels/SLX hubs
    SLX crank
    X9 shifter/rear derail.
    Grabity stem 70mm
    Chris King headset
    Fox float 140mm f/fox CTD r
    Maxxis stout 2.3
    random old build parts

    thanks mtbr for flipping my pic
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    Hey! I knew I saw your bike somewhere... I saw you on Betasso today. I'm the guy who was on the Santa Cruz! Drop me an email sometime, we should meet up for a ride.
    Max

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnbkr29r View Post
    First ride today, love this bike. Still waiting for my much wider Thomson all mountain bar and longer rear brake hose.
    Mavic ex325 wheels/SLX hubs
    SLX crank
    X9 shifter/rear derail.
    Grabity stem 70mm
    Chris King headset
    Fox float 140mm f/fox CTD r
    Maxxis stout 2.3
    random old build parts

    thanks mtbr for flipping my pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Let me ask this... I have the standard dropouts with King hubs. So to upgrade, I need:
    1. New King axle, 12x142
    2. Yeti chip set
    3. The actual 12x142 QR. Where do I get this?
    I know this is a little old, but I have a Yeti Chip Set and 142 x 12 rear axle, both brand new for $90 shipped lower 48. I planned on building a Big Top so I bought the parts but then decided to get an ARC-Carbon which does not need the chip set and comes with an axle. If anyone needs this pm me. $90 is less than you can get it for and will save me the hassle of returning the parts to the two different stores I bought them from.

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    I'm jealous of all of you! Trying to find an asr 5 in medium is hard so whomever wants to sell theirs message me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revmoto View Post
    I'm jealous of all of you! Trying to find an asr 5 in medium is hard so whomever wants to sell theirs message me
    Are you looking for a frame only? Jury's still out on mine, I'll let you know if I decide to sell it. I have a couple more trails to test it on before I reach a verdict.
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    I'll tell you what, it was almost a crime that this frame was/is selling for $800. Even at $1k it was a steal. I'm not sure that I'd have plunked down $1800 for it unless it was the full carbon version but I think Yeti would have a nice market for them at $1400 or $1500.

    In any case, godurt, what seems to be the problem? What bike are you coming from?

    I must say that I had a slight preference for the suspension on my old Motolite and current el guapo but I am getting used to a single pivot again. A potential contributing factor was also Because the rear CTD needed a very long break-in period before I could get it dialed in. Not sure if you or others experienced that or not. I also started out with the fork at 130mm with a ZS bottom cup. Bumped travel to 140mm and it made a nice difference with the balance of the bike.

    I'm loving this frame more and more with every ride. It's making me think that I don't need a 150mm bike for my riding - It was only the geometry that I was searching for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    In any case, godurt, what seems to be the problem? What bike are you coming from?
    It's just a bit too big for my 'playful', technical riding style. It has it's advantages, especially descending, but overall I prefer a smaller, more nimble bike... At 5'-10" I'm accustomed to 22.5-23" top tubes on most 16-18" frames. I get on my small Giant XTC HT SS after riding the Yeti and feel like I can conquer anything (and pretty much can) and have a blast doing it. The "medium" (more like large) Yeti requires more effort and input, especially in turns. I'm still playing with stem length and bar width, giving it every chance I can to grow on me, because I really want to like it. I'm pretty sure I'd love the "small" though, if someone wants to trade Ideally though, I need something in-between.

    As for what I'm coming off of, I have several bikes, but the ASR5 is replacing a Stumpy FSR Comp. I also have a new med '13 Trek Fuel EX9 frame, with all the right measurements, that is begging for a shot.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm A pair of ASR-5s

    My fiance decided she wanted to get into mountain biking and I couldn't let her start with anything but a Yeti! Ended up with full XT, pretty good for her first mtb...cant wait to get her and her bike out on some beginner trails! Iv'e also included a pic of both our bikes together just because they look sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasondenney View Post
    My fiance decided she wanted to get into mountain biking and I couldn't let her start with anything but a Yeti! Ended up with full XT, pretty good for her first mtb...cant wait to get her and her bike out on some beginner trails! Iv'e also included a pic of both our bikes together just because they look sweet.
    Nice !! very good bike for a beginner !!
    We just got this on the mail today for my 14 year old boy (already biking since he was 5) ...


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    gotdurt, that's not really what i wanted to hear. I'm 5-10" and was only able to test ride a medium ASR5, and small 575... so it's one reason why i decided to stay with a medium frame. I still have to get the bike built, as all the parts sitting in the garage. It's been fun buying ll the parts. I'm like a kid in a candy store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightOWL View Post
    gotdurt, that's not really what i wanted to hear. I'm 5-10" and was only able to test ride a medium ASR5, and small 575... so it's one reason why i decided to stay with a medium frame. I still have to get the bike built, as all the parts sitting in the garage. It's been fun buying ll the parts. I'm like a kid in a candy store.
    If you test rode it and were happy, then I wouldn't worry about it; I didn't get to test one, just decided to try it. If I was racing or looking for something for comfortable, long rides, then the longer frame would be my choice, but for pure entertainment, I'd prefer a 23" top tube. I'll probably hang on to it though since I have a couple of smaller hardtails as well. The small ASR-5, with a 22.7" TT is borderline smaller than I would want for an AM bike, but I'll bet it would be a ton of fun.
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    I felt that the ETT was a bit long as well but we're only talking about less than one inch. I think the longer wheelbase makes it more stable on fast, rough sections. I did move from a 70mm stem to a 60mm stem & slid my saddle forward about 5mm. Effective reach from saddle to bars is perfect now.

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    I picked up my ASR-5 frame back in October and finally got around to building it up about a month ago:

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    2012 Yeti ASR-5 (medium, slate ano)
    Manitou Minute, 140mm, 20mm axle, tapered steerer
    SRAM X0 shifters, X9 Type II rear derailleur, X0 front mech, 1050 chain
    SRAM X0 crankset, 39-26
    Shimano XT 11-36 cassette
    SRAM X0 brakes, 185mm / 160mm rotors
    Front wheel: Hope Pro II 20mm, Mavic 521, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" EVO, tube
    Rear wheel: Hope Pro II 135mm, Mavic 521, WTB Weirwolf 2.35" TCS, tube
    Headset: Hope traditional tapered
    Stem: Answer Rove, 70mm
    Bar: Answer Carbon 780, 25.4mm rise
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V
    Seatpost: Banshee OEM 30.9, 330mm
    Pedals: Kona Wah Wah

    Weight is around 29.5lbs. The wheels are heavy but they hold up under local conditions and my riding style.

    The bike's been great fun so far and I have no real complaints / gripes about it.
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    2012 alloy M
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacker12 View Post
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    Finally! Looks good! I better see it out there on Wednesday night!!

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    Have any of you had problems with the chip screws loosening on the dropouts? The drive side especially; I have to tighten them at least once every ride, sometimes in the middle of the ride. I can tell when they get loose because it starts creaking, and if I don't get to them right away, it'll cause shifting problems as well.
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    Re: The ASR 5 build/picture thread

    I didn't have that issue yet. But did have my 142x12 axle somehow get popped and almost lost my rear wheel and my face on a very fast downhill ekkk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdurt View Post
    Have any of you had problems with the chip screws loosening on the dropouts? The drive side especially; I have to tighten them at least once every ride, sometimes in the middle of the ride. I can tell when they get loose because it starts creaking, and if I don't get to them right away, it'll cause shifting problems as well.
    Have you Tried Blue Loctite? Do not do Red (takes heat to remove). I did Loctite the Screws on the Wifes Dropouts with Blue Loctite.

    Hope this helps.

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    Just lowered the travel on my fork 10mm from 140 to 130 and I am shocked at how much difference it made in the ride. Bike corners better, felt way more balanced and I was literally was popping of any and everything on the trail. Just took the bike and confidence to another level for me. I didn't realize such a slight change in geo would make such a huge difference. Just thought I would share as I have been on the bike for a year and was already in love with it.

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    Here's my son's 2013 ASR5 finally assembled.

    Full XT harware , 3x10 cranks, Easton Havoc Al handlebar and (now) 35 mm Spike stem, Alex Rims wheels, RockShock Revelation XX WC Carbon 150 mm fork. But still a long way to go with other details .... it still rides fantastic , he is competing in enduro local series ....

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    2012 ASR 5 Alloy, partially finished

    Hi Guys,

    Okay So I have been busy with this bud for a few months now and after some added input from a few people on the site, namely DGB and Max_lombard. I managed to put together most of the bike, just waiting a few spare parts.

    I thought I would post some progress pictures for you all to see.

    Let me know what you think. I think it is coming along quite nicely. Up front looks a little messy still, waiting for the Crown race and spacers to arrive before I cut the steerer tube and secure all the cables properly.

    Cheers
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    Has anyone run a 2.35 Hans Damf on the back of their ASR5's ?

    The 2.35 HD is a big volume tire and I was wondering if anyone had any clearance issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skottsparc View Post
    Has anyone run a 2.35 Hans Damf on the back of their ASR5's ?

    The 2.35 HD is a big volume tire and I was wondering if anyone had any clearance issues.
    Only just fitted, and if not seated perfectly straight would rub on the seat stays. In a muddy area I would avoid. I went back to the conti rubber queens as a better tyre imo and it fits slightly smaller than it used to so clearance is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skottsparc View Post
    Has anyone run a 2.35 Hans Damf on the back of their ASR5's ?

    The 2.35 HD is a big volume tire and I was wondering if anyone had any clearance issues.
    I have about 500k on 2.35 Hans Dampfs front and rear. ASR5-C No clearance issues at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchero7 View Post
    I have about 500k on 2.35 Hans Dampfs front and rear. ASR5-C No clearance issues at all.
    Cool thanks.
    Where I ride there isn't much mud either, so mud pack isnt an issue.

    The HD is a great tire, one of the best I've used.

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    I'd be interested to see what the ASR5 looks like with 2.35 Hans Dampfs tyres on. Post up pics if you have them please.

    I'm currently running Maxxis High Roller LUST 2.35s front and rear. Like them a lot but wondering whether to run a 'bigger' tyre, like the Hans Dampfs for an up-and-coming trip to the Alps.

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    Finally built up the frame collecting dust since February.
    I debated Hope brakes for long time, but went with the tried and true.

    The only thing i would think to swap out are the wheels.
    Enjoyed my CK's on the hardtail, so i would love some CK Mango hubs on the Yeti
    ... or maybe some I9's.

    • Fox Float 32 CTD 120mm
    • Race Face SL Carbon bar
    • Race Face Turbine Stem
    • Race Face Turbine 2x10 crank (28/40)
    • Shimano XT Components (11-36)
    • Crank Brothers Iodine wheels
    • Crank Brother Candy 2 pedals
    • Prologo saddle
    • Thomson post
    • Cane Creek 110 headset


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    Quote Originally Posted by NightOWL View Post
    Finally built up the frame collecting dust since February.
    I debated Hope brakes for long time, but went with the tried and true.

    The only thing i would think to swap out are the wheels.
    Enjoyed my CK's on the hardtail, so i would love some CK Mango hubs on the Yeti
    ... or maybe some I9's.

    • Fox Float 32 CTD 120mm
    • Race Face SL Carbon bar
    • Race Face Turbine Stem
    • Race Face Turbine 2x10 crank (28/40)
    • Shimano XT Components (11-36)
    • Crank Brothers Iodine wheels
    • Crank Brother Candy 2 pedals
    • Prologo saddle
    • Thomson post
    • Cane Creek 110 headset

    Nice build dude! The orange CB wheels look great on Grey frame! RF Turbine cranks are awesome! Enjoy!

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    Originally didn't want slate gray bc it looked "dull" in pictures, once it arrived i realized pictures do not do this color justice. love the color! ...and it's timeless.

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    Yes, this is really a nice looking build. Subtle, understated everywhere except the wheels, which just pop out and look freaking awesome!

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    I have been meaning to post my Yeti for a few months. I got it 3-4 months ago. I love the longer top tube. It makes the bike so stable.


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeinjapan/9477629886/" title="Yeti ASR 5 by mikeCoc, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5332/9477629886_3b3283da3d.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Yeti ASR 5"></a>

    Frame: Yeti ASR 5 large
    Fork: DT Swiss XMM 140
    Shock: Fox CTD
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
    Handlebars: Answer Pro carbon tapered
    Stem: Sunline 65mm V-One
    Grips: Yeti lock-on
    Saddle: SDG bel-air (ti rails)
    Crankset: XT
    Cassette: XT (36T)
    Chainrings: XT 38/24T
    Chain: XTR
    Pedals: XTR spd
    Front Derailleur: XT
    Rear Derailleur: XTR Shadow +
    Shifters: XTR
    Brakes: XTR trail
    Rotors: XTR (ice-tech)
    Wheelset: XTR trail
    Tires: DHF minion and highroller 2 (on the back)
    Weight: just over 12kg so 27lb

    I live this bike. I am looking at lighter tyres but I love these tyres downhill but the climbing is not the easiest. My aim is to get under 11.5kg and lighter tyres would let me do that.

    I just love this bike. Great in the corners and love to go fast. I came from a SC nickel (large) but it is was too short for me and things got choppy at high speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMajor View Post
    I have been meaning to post my Yeti for a few months. I got it 3-4 months ago. I love the longer top tube. It makes the bike so stable.


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeinjapan/9477629886/" title="Yeti ASR 5 by mikeCoc, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5332/9477629886_3b3283da3d.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Yeti ASR 5"></a>

    Frame: Yeti ASR 5 large
    Fork: DT Swiss XMM 140
    Shock: Fox CTD
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
    Handlebars: Answer Pro carbon tapered
    Stem: Sunline 65mm V-One
    Grips: Yeti lock-on
    Saddle: SDG bel-air (ti rails)
    Crankset: XT
    Cassette: XT (36T)
    Chainrings: XT 38/24T
    Chain: XTR
    Pedals: XTR spd
    Front Derailleur: XT
    Rear Derailleur: XTR Shadow +
    Shifters: XTR
    Brakes: XTR trail
    Rotors: XTR (ice-tech)
    Wheelset: XTR trail
    Tires: DHF minion and highroller 2 (on the back)
    Weight: just over 12kg so 27lb

    I live this bike. I am looking at lighter tyres but I love these tyres downhill but the climbing is not the easiest. My aim is to get under 11.5kg and lighter tyres would let me do that.

    I just love this bike. Great in the corners and love to go fast. I came from a SC nickel (large) but it is was too short for me and things got choppy at high speed
    Love the build! Lookin sweet with that DT fork man.

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    A great rear tire that I like is the Specialized Ground Control, either in the control casing or the Sworks version, both in 2.3. The Sworks sidewalls feels very thin but they have been holding up for me for a season. Can't say the same for the Conti Xkings. The Mountain king is a fairly lite but beefy tire. No trans knobs so you gotta ride it hard.

    Nice build.

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    For those running the 142 x 12 chips, what axle did you go with? I am looking to convert my hope evo rear but still looking for the axle

    For those who had a QR rear and moved to the 142x12, did you notice a difference in stiffness to make it worth the $60 conversion?

    Also, if Rockshox releases their pike in a 140 mm option for 26 inch wheels, this bike wil end up completely out placing my El Guapo.

    Thanks.

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    Here is my son's ASR5 updated ... sort of
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    The ASR 5 build/picture thread-p5pb10110673.jpgadded xt clutch medium cage rear derailleur, 142x12 rear axle and flow ex laced to hope evo wheelset. still loving this bike.

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    Hi, all
    This is my first Yeti. What a awesome bike. Best bike i ever ridden.

    Specs:
    Frame-Yeti Ars-5 2010
    Headset-Cane Creek
    Fork-Fox talas rl 140mm
    Cranks-Sram XX1 32 175mm
    Wheels- Spank Oozy AL 26 rims and Hope pro II Evo hubs.
    Brakes-Magura MT6 160/180mm
    Saddle-RCZ Saddle race
    Stemm-Fun funduro 45mm 0 degree
    Handlebar-Easton Havoc carbon 760mm
    Seatpost-Specialized Command Post black lite 100mm
    Grip-raceface
    Pedals-Shimano XT- Trail
    Cassette-Sram 1070 10 speed 11-36
    Rear detailleur- Sram x9 type2
    Trigger-Sram x9
    Tires: Continental Mountai King 2,4 black Chili
    Weight 12.5kg W/pedals

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    The ASR 5 build/picture thread-img_0465-copy.jpg
    Few updates...
    XTR cranks, haven carbon wheelset and Rev world cup fork.
    Since this pic I have put on the M988 brakes. Now that I've seen and used these, I know where the extra money went. The M785s just look cheesy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keninshiro View Post
    Thanks...* LOL* and yes, too much blaks in the trail... we needs some kolors, man! Jokes aside... I'm a fan of white bicycle all these while... all my road bikes (except for the custom Carl Strong Ti frame) is white...

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    Finally getting around to posting pics and final build specs of my yeti! Had it since about mid-May, still finalizing a few parts, but love it more and more everyday. Built it up as a dream bike.

    Yeti ASR-5 Frame- Large, Kashima coat
    140mm fox float 32
    Cane Creek 110 headset
    XTR F.D.
    XTR Crankset- wolfstooth components chainring (36t)
    XT Cassette
    reverb dropper- and thomson post
    fizik gobi saddle
    hadley hubs to pacenti TL28 rims- DT competition spokes
    eggbeater pedals
    ardent tires 2.4f/2.25 rear
    Hope m4 brakes 180mm rotors f/r
    truvativ boobar 740mm (will be switched out for carbon soon)
    raceface stem 60mm

    I absolutely LOVE this bike. It is at its best riding fast- I ditched the double for a single because in local terrain i needed to not slow down. Its not the best at picking a line while crawling thru a rock garden, but give it some space and it absolutely rips!

    I have recently test ridden the newer sb95, pivot mach 5.7 carbon, pivot firebird, pivot mach 429, ibis mojo HDR, and i just want to spend more money on my yeti. Its the first time I have ever been this smitten with a bike!!
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    What a second. how did you get a 110 headset in red?

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    Ordered it straight from QBP (as most bike shops can get it). It also comes in blue. I really wanted purple all around, but the kings were sold out.

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    I still look at my 110 a little weird because of logo's were positioned. I sorta wished the "110" was on one side, and the "cane creek' was on the other. But ya know it's don't effect the riding, so zoom zoom!

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    Does anyone have issues with pedal strikes on a 130mm fork? I have enough issues at 140- I am not sure I can deal with more if I drop the fork down, but I'm also considering the fox air can spacers for the rear shock. I live in central texas and ride the greenbelt in austin frequently.

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    I positioned mine with the 110 on the drive side- and the cane creek logo on the NDS. yes, I'm that anal.

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    I have a 120mm fork and so far so good. I'm came from a hard tail and this bike feels super high from my previous ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpvm View Post
    Here is my son's ASR5 updated ... sort of
    Update, new Novatech hubs and Spank wheels


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    Droptop, I do get pedal strikes on occasion but it's get much better over time. I also have an El Guapo which for a 150mm bike is way, way low BB so I was used to timing pedal strokes before hopping on the Yeti.

    In really deep rutted and narrow washed out sections it's almost a guarantee that I'll drag a pedal.

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    I live in a very rocky area with lots of ledges, guess its time to give up my eggbeaters. Dropping the fork down to 130 soon!

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    droptop, I run my Revelation at 140mm but I have a straight 1 1/8 steer so my headset is a zero stack which brings it ~10mm lower, more in line with a 130mm fork and external headset. Most people wouldn't think that 10mm a-c height difference wouldn't be noticed but I can definitely tell a difference in the climbs. I had a Motolite and a 10mm change in A-C was very noticeable. Same holds true on this bike.

    If you can control the front end on the climbs, stick with the 140mm fork. Pedal strikes on this bike take about a month to get used to. Big, fat tires help too. When I run 2.4 Conti MK2's it makes a difference in pedal strikes. Going to put a 2.4 TK on the front soon.

    It would be a perfect bike for an updated rear triangle to run 650b.

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    Soooo... I've got the itch to put a new shock on my ASR-5. I'm running a FOX CTD, and it's the performance series. Just curious if anyone has had good or bad experiences to share. I'm thinking of the new 2014 Vivid Air, but not sure at all. Let's hear it

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    I put on a Rock Shox Monarch RC3+, medium tune, medium rebound with the high volume air can.
    I'm running it with 30% sag. Easy to get full travel yet it doesn't wallow.
    Big difference in the medium and especially large hits. On large hits and/or when it uses full travel the bike feels amazingly plush.
    The small bump compliance still isn't great, though. Not sure if there's much difference there over the standard shock.
    I think it probably has more to do with the single pivot and the what the bike was designed to be about -- the ASR 5C just wasn't designed to be plush there.
    I was on an Ibis HD and what a difference there. Amazing bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post

    It would be a perfect bike for an updated rear triangle to run 650b.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droptop View Post
    I live in a very rocky area with lots of ledges, guess its time to give up my eggbeaters. Dropping the fork down to 130 soon!
    I ride the same trails, and Eggbeaters are notorious for not holding up around here. There's even a recent thread on Bikemojo on the subject. Curious to hear your impressions from dropping 140 to 130.
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    Fork should be back early this week, and I'm tossing in the small air can spacer for the rear shock after talking to yeti. I was having issues keeping the front down on short steep ups in technical terrain, and talked to a few guys at University Cyclery who actually prefer the bike as a "race bike" at 120mm.

    Hopefully I can get a ride in before it gets "cold" so i can give it a good shakedown run at "normal" temperatures.

    I am also looking into new wheels- my Pacenti's just weren't meant to handle central Texas rocks. Probably will go with the flow, I like my tires wide (2.25R and 2.4F). Might bump it down to 2.25F and 2.1R for XC racing.

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    I've run a FOX Float 130 on my 5 as well as a Revelation WC 130-150. My preference is for the Revelation. I love the way the bike handles with the front set at 130, but it's nice to have the 150 option for the super steep rocky downhills. I read the review on Pinkbike of the ASR-5 where they put on a fixed-travel 150 fork on the thing, and I really can't imagine running the bike at 150 full time. Not really the way the bike was meant to be used.
    As for the shock, I've always seen the low volume air sleeve being used on the 5. I think the bike's leverage ratio works much better if the shock ramps up at the end. Go with the Arches, they should be plenty for your XC and AM rides, the Flows might be overkill (unless you're a clyde...)

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    Just did my first DU bushing on mine, totally shot after only 5 months of riding 1-2 times per week... curious to hear of others' experiences. I used to go for a couple of years between DU's on my Stumpy FSR, and the wear seemed very gradual... the FSR is a 4 bar Horst link though, so I'm sure there will be some differences in wear characteristics.


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    Hmm. My bike is actually in the stand as I type this. Blew out my knee and figured its a good time to convert the rear to they axle. While it's up I will take a look at my DU and let you know if it needs to be changed. Which bushing are you referring to, top or bottom?

    Also, I just got my shimano slx TA. It has a small section in it just near the QR lever that's about the diameter of a traditional QR skewer. I find this odd that Shimano designed it that way. Maybe it pulls into the QR mechanism when tightened and locked? But, if we are trying to add stiffness by going TA, doesn't make sense to have such a skinny piece of axle as part of the system. Just my .02. Let you guys know if I can feel the difference in the trail... in a few weeks. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Hmm. My bike is actually in the stand as I type this. Blew out my knee and figured its a good time to convert the rear to they axle. While it's up I will take a look at my DU and let you know if it needs to be changed. Which bushing are you referring to, top or bottom?
    Bottom; if it's worn, you'll be able to tell just by lifting on the seat, you'll feel/hear the freeplay. Once it got loose on mine, it got worse fast, unlike my FSR. The DU's are only $1 at Price point, so I picked up a few with my last order, but it's still a pain to have to mess with it as a frequent job. Probably $20-30 labor if you have a shop do it.
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    Ok. Just wanted to check which one. The bottom one would make more sense because it gets all of the rotation. Comparing it to an FSR design, this single pivot gets a Ton more rotation. Maybe best to swap it out with a needle bearing from Enduro. I have a DU press so it's not a huge job to push it out and press in a new one. If you don't have the tool, maybe a good time to get one.

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    Gotdurt, I just checked and I've got a bit of play in my lower DU too. I have a couple in the parts bin so will take care of it this weekend. I can't ride now so I'm not in a rush.

    I agree with you though, that DU wore out fast as hell. When I run out of them I may switch to the needle bearing. I can't remember the post that someone made but if I recall, the new spacers that Fox uses may be able to be used with the needle bearing from Enduro. I'll dig into it and see. Let you know.

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    2010 ASR5c

    Hey folks! Sharing with you my wifey's bike. Bought the frame and built it up for her using many of the components in my "spare parts bin"! Medium ASR5c frame with Fox Float 32 (set at 140mm), XO draivetrain, RaceFace Deus crank and handlebar, SunRingle Charger wheels.
    She's loving this bike. Its light, fast and pretty!
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    Hmmmm... I wouldn't mind having a spare parts bin with that kind of stuff laying around in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Hmmmm... I wouldn't mind having a spare parts bin with that kind of stuff laying around in it!
    I was thinking the exact same thing. "Spare bin"??? NICE

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Hmmmm... I wouldn't mind having a spare parts bin with that kind of stuff laying around in it!
    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    I was thinking the exact same thing. "Spare bin"??? NICE
    LOL.. yeah but lots of it are old parts such as from my 06' Giant Trance! This bike is on a 9 speed drivetrain. Other newer parts are take-offs from my 575. Although, she did buy herself the gold stuff to add on.

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    OK, at the suggestion of Gotdurt I checked the DU bushing on my 5 today. Sure enough, it's shot. I needed to do some other work on the bike anyway so figured I'd tackle this too. I have the DU bushing remover and press tool so it is usually a quick job.

    Still, I was surprised that it needed to be replaced already. As I went to pull the shock my lower shock pin is completely seized. The bolt/pin on the drive side will sin but it is "locked" into the reducer within the dog bone. I have tried tapping it out from the NDS using the NDS male bolt with it threaded part way in. No luck. When I look in there it has visible rust which is very concerning as this is only a 6 month old frame.

    Just to be sure there is nothing that I have not tried, can anyone lend me some advice as to how to get it out?

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    Update: finally broke the bolt free. Damn was it stuck tight. Took about a can of lube to get it tapped out. I really hate tapping so hard around carbon but it had to be done.

    It wasn't seized within the reducers. It was the inner bearing race that was the culprit. Not sure whAt the deal is but the bearings that are pressed into the dogbone have a super tight fit on those pivot bolts.

    Anyway, figured I'd share.

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    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 !

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    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 !
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    Thanks !

    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 service@yeticycles.com 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 !!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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".

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    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
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    Specs
    Brand: Yeti
    Model: ASR-5
    Size: Large
    Year: 2012
    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
    Components
    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

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    First ride on my new ASR5

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    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
    Stock RP23
    Syntace 60mm stem
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    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

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    Build details?

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    updated with specs

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    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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    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/66315517@N04/13244709863/player/43e51e3a39" height="1024" width="768" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>

    ASR-5 Alloy
    Rockshox Pike 150mm
    Renthal Fatbar Lite
    Duo 50mm stem
    ESI Grips
    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.
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    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.

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    Nice looking 5!

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    Thanks.

    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!

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    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

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    Spring time..Finally!

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    Just a suggestion.....have you tried running the dropper post cable in the spot for the upper shock mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doba View Post
    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?
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    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.

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    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.

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    For education on this Cane Creek has a great informational document here:
    http://www.canecreek.com/resources/p...tion-guide.pdf

    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.
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    Clamp diameter is 28.6, crown race is 30.0. The headset diameter is ec34 and ec49 with the 30mm crown race

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    Thanks you both very much. You've probably saved me another week of headaches ordering the wrong parts.

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    2010 ASR5c

    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!"
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