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    Quote Originally Posted by mgfjd12 View Post
    Do you guys think is good or a tad small?

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    If your Lebron James and really want to ride a Yeti and this is the best you can do with an XL, yes, it is good to go. Otherwise, it's way too small for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofbiscuits View Post
    There are certainly a lot of spacers underneath the stem. I believe you should never have anymore than 30mm according to the manufacturers guidance.

    It doesn't matter if I think it's good or small? It's whether you are comfortable riding it.

    Apart from @hairstream is anyone else running a 'clutch' rear mech or dual chain guide?

    Not sure whether to opt for a Shimano XT Shadow+ rear mech or E13 TRS+ chain guide.
    I have been running the XTR Shadow Plus, with no chain guide since the spring (on my ASR-7). Have yet to drop a chain! I ride technical trails with substantial drops, rolls and tech climbs, it it has performed flawlessly.
    Just my two cents.
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    Cheers scarsandtears, I might see if my LBS can loan me one to demo before I decide which to buy. Although I hear good things about the Shadow+ mechs surely a chain guide close to the cranks would perform better.

    That said, obviously a chain guide is an extra device were as a clutch mech is not.

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    Here's my build, first Yeti bike and lovin it
    FRAME - YETI ASR-5 FACTORY RP2 (142MM x 12MM AXLE)(SMALL)
    FORK - FOX 32 FLOAT 140 FACTORY FIT KASHIMA TS QR
    HEADSET -CRANECREEK)
    CRANKSET - SRAM XT (26-38) (BLACK) (175MM)
    FRONT DER - SRAM X9
    REAR DER - SRAM X9 10SPD
    SHIFTERS - SRAM X9 10SPD
    CASSETTE - SRAM 1070 10SPD (11-36)
    CHAIN - KMC 10SPD
    WHEELS - EASTON EA90 XC UST
    BRAKES/LEVERS - AVID
    HANDLEBAR - CRANKBROTHERS IODINE
    STEM - TRIVIATIV
    GRIPS - YETI LOCK-ON (BLACK)
    SEATPOST - JOPLIN 4S
    PEDALS - CRANKBROTHERS


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    Asr 5

    Here's mine!
    ASR 5 Alloy
    Fox F130, Fit RLC
    King wheels, 819 tubeless
    XX crank
    XX/XO shifters
    XO front/rear derailleurs
    Thomson stem/seatpost
    Easton EC70 bars
    XT M785 brakes
    WTB titanium rail seat, YETI logo
    Oury grips
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    Beautiful bike max_lombardy. I love the seat. Waiting for Yeti to start selling it on their website.

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    Very Nice biult

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    Just got an ASR 5 (blue frame)... Anyone know the cheapest way to get the yeti drop out clips and Shimano axle? I'm putting a set of Shimano XT wheels on my ASR 5 with 142 x 12 hubs.. Thanks!
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    Thanks!!!!

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    I need help. I bought a Medium 2012 Yeti ASR-5 C with RP23 rear shock.

    I weight 210 lbs and the bike needs more propedal in the firmer setting.( the shock is setup to 210 psi, 20% sag, and bobs during climbs) I ride the bike in the firm propedal setting for everything. Any other setting is too soft.
    I am about to send the shock to Fox for revalving. The settings in my shock are boost valve 150 psi, rebound Medium, velocity tune F. Does anybody know if the large or extra large yeti have different shock settings?

    Do you have any tune recommendations for a heavier aggressive rider like me?

    The shock is close to my liking but during aggressive climbing, the shock has too much movement.

    I appreciate any help.

    The Propedal works good for lighter riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgfjd12 View Post
    "I weight 210 lbs and the bike needs more propedal in the firmer setting.( the shock is setup to 210 psi, 20% sag, and bobs during climbs) I ride the bike in the firm propedal setting for everything. "
    Just to make sure that, by the "firmer" setting in Propedal you have it on 3 aligned with the Propedal knob, correct?

    Have you called or emailed the folks at Push by chance, and discussed what you are looking for? Aside from Fox they might be the next best resource.

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    I set the knob in the firmest setting. I called Fox and they can revalve for $85. Push is ok but the new fox shocks can be easily customizable by fox if you know what you want.
    I know some bike manufactures change the rear shock setting based on frame size because of the different rider weights.
    The propedal initial stiffness is not the same for 180lbs rider compared to a 210lbs rider.
    I would need advise if the boost valve PSI and rebound should be left alone or if Yeti specify stiffness settings for bigger frames.

    Thanks

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    Yeti ASR5 Alloy Enduro Build


    This is my Yeti that I have had for a few weeks now. Basically stock.
    Fox RP23 Kashima Coating
    Fox 140 RLC Kashima Coating.
    DT Swiss M1900 wheelset
    Nobby Nics
    Command Post Dropper
    X9/X7 drivetrain

    Soon to have...
    XT Cranks,
    Holzfeller 730 bars 40mm rise ( Raceface 725mm 20mm rise currently),
    Maybe a new wheelset (DT's are nice just kinda heavy...)
    Playing around with stems between 60mm and 100mm. I am kinda leaning towards a longer stem.
    The saddle in the pic is a Specialized Phenom, which I normally love, but on this bike it just doesn't work. So I have a WTB Rocket V on it now and that seems to be a better fit.

    I am still working on the getting the cockpit straightened out. Its getting close but still needs some tweaks, which is why the bike is in the trainer. At 5'11", I am kinda in between a large and medium and ended up getting a medium, but I am feeling a little cramped/stinkbuggy on it.
    I have been riding only 29ers for the past two plus years and I wanted something a little smaller and nimble; not so long. I have to admit, I kinda have to relearn how to ride a 26er. 29ers carry a lot of momentum and kinda plow through stuff where as on this bike, I have to be more careful with line selection. I think the bike pedals great and seems to handle really well. I don't know if I am getting rid of my FSR 29er just yet, but the Yeti seems to have been a great choice for a 5" 26er.
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    Fellow ASR5 owners,

    I have been riding my ASR5c for a few months, I love it! I am now wondering about chainguide options. Currently I am running 3x10 but contemplating switching to 2x10 or 1x10 with a chainguide/pulley and maybe running a shorter cage RD in order to reduce chain noise and possibly save a little weight. Anyone here running 2x10 or 1x10 with a guide on their ASR5? Any that work better than others?

    Thanks!

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    Ejhorn, I just bought a xt 2x10 setup and I'm going to be running the mid cage shadow plus xt rear derailleur. I plan on having it all set up by the weekend and I will let you know how it goes as I am hoping to be able to run with this setup without having to resort to a chain guide.

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    I've bought a ASR 5, with the fox rp2, and I'm going to ride it tomorrow for the first time, can some one tell me how mani psi do you use in the rear shock? I weight 70 kgs, a bit more with gear...thanks!

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    There are already many threads on this topic, but the general formula is 1/2 your body weight in PSI. I weigh 150# and use 75 psi in my shock. That's at least a starting point

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    Your body weight in pounds. Maybe a few more psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    There are already many threads on this topic, but the general formula is 1/2 your body weight in PSI. I weigh 150# and use 75 psi in my shock. That's at least a starting point
    That sounds pretty good for the fork but not the shock

    Quote Originally Posted by mgfjd12 View Post
    Your body weight in pounds. Maybe a few more psi.
    Agreed. Start there and then adjust by sag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgfjd12 View Post
    Your body weight in pounds. Maybe a few more psi.
    This

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    thanks for your help, I've runned with 145 psi and my weight is 150, so I will probably put 10 more psi, because I think I'm running it with a lot of sag...




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    I have found about 10mm to be perfect

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    Half body weight for the shock? Anyway the main thing is sag. I like between 25 and 20%. My riding área is more cross country, more aggressive terrain you might. Need more

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    Anybody got an idea about brake hose length for a large asr5 front and rear. Ready to switch out the elixer 5 for a set of xt and will probably order pre bled. Thanks

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    Yeah I need to know too! I have medium. Elixir 5's SUCK. I rode today and I was getting turkey gobble and random whirring sound. I never have those issues with my SLX brakes that I have on my 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerofinis View Post
    Anybody got an idea about brake hose length for a large asr5 front and rear. Ready to switch out the elixer 5 for a set of xt and will probably order pre bled. Thanks
    Just go with the length of your stock Elixer 5's give or take a bit if you like the way the lines are run and sit. I usually use a piece of fishing line, as it is fairly sturdy and does not give when pulled straight, which would change the measurement like regular string would. I run it along the line if I am not sure of the length, as you can attach it with some scotch tape. When I am done, I just measure the section of fishing line to get my length, that is if I did not know the length right offhand. Also that measurement is from the master cylinder outlet hose Fitting, all the way to the banjo bolt head - this is how I did it to retrofit braided lines made to order.

    If not just call up Yeti in the morning, they might be able to tell you what they spec.

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    It is actually VERY easy to shorten the brake lines for shimano brakes. Did this myself when replacing the elixir 5s that came with my ASR5 with XTs.

    Google "cutting shimano brake lines" and a shimano pdf should show up showing you how to do this (I would post the link but mtbr.com will not let me).

    Took no more than 15 mins per brake, does not require bleeding the lines to do this.

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    Here is a picture of my 5 in it's current state. Recently updated 2x10 XT drive 38/26 front and 11/36 rear with shadow plus rear derailleur. I have about 140 miles on this setup and have yet to drop a chain and the bike is now virtually silent. Needless to say I am beyond stoked.
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    Nerofinis what size frame is that?

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    Nice feedback @nerofinis, Santa has sourced me an XTR Shadow + rear mech to compliment my XT 2x10 (38/26) drivetrain. I was suffering with chain drop in fast, technical sections so I'm looking forward to seeing if it cures it.

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    6 feet tall, Large frame with a 50 mm stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofbiscuits View Post
    Nice feedback @nerofinis, Santa has sourced me an XTR Shadow + rear mech to compliment my XT 2x10 (38/26) drivetrain. I was suffering with chain drop in fast, technical sections so I'm looking forward to seeing if it cures it.
    Nice KOB, I am actually running a medium cage which shimano rates 35T capacity and my drive is 37T but it works well. If you decide to go with a medium cage be careful with chain length.

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    @nerofinis, yeah thanks, I was struggling to decide with what to go for in regards to mech length, GS (medium - 35T) or SGS (long - 41T). I read GS for 2x10 and SGS for 3x10. I also found the original bike receipt/bike spec and the shop had used an XT GS mech originally.

    So I'll try and use the existing chain or at least match the chain length if replacing.

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    Yeti ASR5 w/ x0

    Have had this bike for about a year now. Awesome trail bike. Got it from Competitive Cyclist last November.

    Full X0 +
    Sunline 745mm Bars
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    My Baby... And for sale. Building a SB66c and already regretting the sale of my ASR5c

    After 1 climb on the 66c, I was missing the ASR... It truly has been the perfect trail bike for my local trails. It absolutely rips...








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    Nice to see more builds on the thread. Purposeful looking bike @cramey

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    I posted the spec of my ASR5c on this thread way back in May but here is mine before it's first ride:







    The only things changed since the photos were taken are the ODI Yeti grips for white ESI racer edge grips, the 142x12 chipset and maxle are now fitted and I've sourced an XTR Shadow+ rear mech.

    It's currently hibernating and seeing out the UK winter so looking forward to riding it again in spring '13. Or whenever the trails decide to dry out

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    My new 5C in action
    Fox Float 34 - 140mm
    E13 XCX crank 34t G ring
    E13 TRS guide
    Sram X9 drivetrain 1x10
    Avid Elixir 9 breaks 180mm Fr/Rr
    Easton Havco carbon bar - cut to 730mm
    Reverb dropper
    Chinese carbon rims laced to Hope Pro II EVO
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    Sweet bikes everybody! Kiwi mtber is that Fox a 160mm spaced down to 140mm? I did not think they made a 140mm 34. Either way how does the bike feel with the 34 in comparison to a 32 if you have had a chance to ride one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerofinis View Post
    Sweet bikes everybody! Kiwi mtber is that Fox a 160mm spaced down to 140mm? I did not think they made a 140mm 34. Either way how does the bike feel with the 34 in comparison to a 32 if you have had a chance to ride one?
    @nerofinis i got my local Fox agents to drop the 34's to 140mm. Sorry only have 36's to compare, which i don't feel any differance with stiffness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejhorn View Post
    It is actually VERY easy to shorten the brake lines for shimano brakes. Did this myself when replacing the elixir 5s that came with my ASR5 with XTs.

    Google "cutting shimano brake lines" and a shimano pdf should show up showing you how to do this (I would post the link but mtbr.com will not let me).

    Took no more than 15 mins per brake, does not require bleeding the lines to do this.
    These just arrived at my front door.... can't wait to throw them on later tonight. Did you pick up the ice tech rotors also? If not how do the elixer rotors fare with the xt stoppers as i am thinking about passing on them for now. Cant test em out because its been raining here for the past three days....
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    I just got a set of those from Wiggle cycles in the UK. I installed them yesterday. Had to switch hoses from right to left and left to right. I guess they prefer to have the rear brake on the left. Anyway, it was pretty easy to do. Although i did have to bleed the brakes after all of the swapping and cutting.

    I did not get the IceTech rotors. I want to see how the current Avid discs do. I did remove the avid discs and rough them up pretty good with sandpaper and a steel wire brush. I have to do the burn in procedure and then take them out.

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    Babu, any reason for using sandpaper on the rotors? Are the avid/xt pads made from a different compound or something? I have never had to sand rotors before when changing pads.

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    I am assuming they are since they are different manufacturers. It is always a good idea to get the braking surface clean before burning in new pads.I want to say that the Shimano pads are resin and the Avid are semi metallic, but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babu9000 View Post
    I am assuming they are since they are different manufacturers. It is always a good idea to get the braking surface clean before burning in new pads.I want to say that the Shimano pads are resin and the Avid are semi metallic, but I could be wrong.
    thanks

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    I have been using my XTs with elixir G3 rotors for about 200 miles. Have not had any problem with this combination (very good stopping power, no squeal etc.). Will probably swap out to the ice techs when the avids wear out but until then i see no reason to spend the extra ~100 bucks.

    Prior to getting the XTs I had put ~200 miles on the G3 rotors with the stock Avid elixir 5s. Had lots of problems with the elixir 5 brakes. When I switched over to the XTs I did not sand down the old rotors, just gently wiped clean with some isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) and then broke in the new breaks with ~15 good hard stops to burn in the new pads. Had no problems with this (and I am pretty picky about my bike stuff). Good luck.

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    Thanks for the input. I was wondering if spending the extra $100 on rotors was going to be worth it. I think I am going to take the same road you are and hold off on the IceTechs. I have heard people rave about them but in the end the braking surface is steel. I am sure the heat dissipation is better with the Shimano rotors, but I am not that hardcore, mostly XC/Trail.

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    thanks for all these build and photos shared.

    just built my new ASR-5, cant wait to ride it this weekend!

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    first ride out today

    Work in progress - what a fun bike


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