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    show me your 142mm rear

    I want see pictures of your supposed 142mm rear ends. I attached a picture of my 135mm rear and what the 142mm QR thru axle should look like with the blue anodized chip drop outs from a SB66..
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    Quote Originally Posted by g1701gst View Post
    I want see pictures of your supposed 142mm rear ends. I attached a picture of my 135mm rear and what the 142mm QR thru axle should look like with the blue anodized chip drop outs from a SB66..
    Mine is the bottom one. My 142 i9 hub fits in it though.

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    Had a killer ride on the slopes today!!! Bike handled well. Fork is too large though. I'm going to shorten it this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post
    Had a killer ride on the slopes today!!! Bike handled well. Fork is too large though. I'm going to shorten it this winter.
    Nice setup! I would think the 180 would fit the 7 well...Is the BB too high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Nice setup! I would think the 180 would fit the 7 well...Is the BB too high?
    The 180 rakes it out perfect for the dh. The problem lied in jumping. The fork is sooooo long. I'm coming from an ellsworth moment with pike 454 though so that's part of the issue. I think if I shorten the travel 1/2"-1" it might respond better for my overall riding (which is 90%AM). On climbs I have to get so far over the bars or I pop that front tire every stroke.

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    Looks like I will have my 2011 Large ASR-7 Saturday! I know I will miss my carbon Nomad but also know I am getting a great AM machine! I need a dropper post. Are there any I can not use with this frame since the seat tube is curved (not able to insert all the way down)??? Im excited to have a bike you dont see every day! Pics to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Looks like I will have my 2011 Large ASR-7 Saturday! I know I will miss my carbon Nomad but also know I am getting a great AM machine! I need a dropper post. Are there any I can not use with this frame since the seat tube is curved (not able to insert all the way down)??? Im excited to have a bike you dont see every day! Pics to come!
    Dude!!! Seriously? You are giving up a carbon Nomad with RC4 + Ti, for a single pivot alu Yeti? Seriously?
    I would have thought that your Nomad if you put a Fox 36 VAN RC2 180mm can do about everything that the ASR7 will (albeit -20mm rear travel), plus it would be lighter and perhaps stiffer, IMHO!
    What is the reasoning for this change? Wanted to try something different, with less pivots maybe? Or incredible bargain frame?
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    Well, the Nomad comes with (or used to) a DHX Air that just didn't feel all that great. Some say it doesn't feel that great with a coil either, which tends to work better on a straight up progressive leverage curve than a regressive-progressive one. Wallowy was a word that comes up often when speaking of the Nomad with certain shocks.

    The ASR7 with stock RP23 just feels a little too XCish. I found if you swap it with a DHX Air 5.0, it turns into a versatile bike that feels like a capable bump swallowing FR machine, but is light enough for climbing. Maybe that's what he's looking for? My 7 is sort of my hucker/jumper now with that setup.

    I like the more rearward axle path of the VPP2 over Yeti's low single pivot, but the leverage curve on the Nomad could be much better. If I had one, I'd get the push link or would stick to a low volume air shock on it to make it more progressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
    Dude!!! Seriously? You are giving up a carbon Nomad with RC4 + Ti, for a single pivot alu Yeti? Seriously?
    I would have thought that your Nomad if you put a Fox 36 VAN RC2 180mm can do about everything that the ASR7 will (albeit -20mm rear travel), plus it would be lighter and perhaps stiffer, IMHO!
    What is the reasoning for this change? Wanted to try something different, with less pivots maybe? Or incredible bargain frame?
    SERIOUSLY??? I sold the NomadC to help fund a new house! The 7 happenss to be in my price range. After buying the 7 I was able to pocket $2300.00 from the Nomad sale, not bad! You make it sound like im getting a dog of a bike, why? I could have picked up an aluminum Nomad for almost the same price but I have been on 3 different Nomads for 4 years, yes change is a welcome thing!

    @ Varaxis, I did have the Push link with a Ti-coiled RC4 and it was simply awesome! Im thinking the RP im getting with the bike will soon be for sale in favor of a RC4. I had a DHX air on my previous Nomad and I cant stand that shock, even think it looks dumb!

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    New house, enough said, congrats!
    So now you will be a Yeti tribe man.
    Don't forget to post picks when the 7 is ready for action.

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    ITS MINE!!! 2011 ASR-7

    My expectations were somewhat low coming from a decked out carbon Nomad. I had my first ride on the 7 and WOW, I was blown away! SHAME ON YETI for discontinuing this bike! (Im actually happy, I like having something you wont see every day!)...
    This bike flat out fits me! I like the longer TT and the overall feel of the way the bike pedals is great. Climbing was awesome. The single pivot rear simply rolls over everything where the Nomad got hung up on square edge bumps killing momentum. I actually feel pretty happy with the RP23 and I have always hated air shocks but the shock feels subtle. Might blow through the travel quicker but I can get used to it, I still might try a coil soon. The trails I was on is a mix of XC/AM and I was just as confident doing any of the jumps/drops I did on the other bike. Jury is still out on the DH and I have yet to get it on the big mountain but I cant wait!

    The bike weighs rite at 32lbs but I dont feel it! The bike showed up to my door pretty much as pictured except my seat and Amp pedals. I kinda like the orange stem/bars but thing im going to a Havoc bar and Thomson 50mm stem. I have a X fusion dropper coming this week and think im going with a Lyrik RC2DH? Everything is pretty much X9 including hubs! 2x10!

    Pocketing over 2 grand selling the Nomad I was sure I would be downgrading, no way in fact this bike is alot more fun to ride for me!
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    You ride mountain kings on SoCal dirt? I assume you wear pads get sketchy and drifty on purpose for fun?

    Enjoy man. It's scary fast for the first dozens of rides. Ease off the brakes and skill it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    You ride mountain kings on SoCal dirt? I assume you wear pads get sketchy and drifty on purpose for fun?

    Enjoy man. It's scary fast for the first dozens of rides. Ease off the brakes and skill it.
    As stated in the story, the bike showed up with those tires. Switching to some Bontrager XR4s in 2.35 I had in the garage for now! Yea, those M Kings are sketch!

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    Congrats! Glad you like it!

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    Thanks! Xfusion Hilo dropper post on its way along with a fixed ano blue seat post clamp and Odi rogue grips with blue clamps. Im working on getting some Havoc bars and a stem now! Also de-stickered the wheels! Still not sure on what fork to go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Still not sure on what fork to go with?
    I love my fox!

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    I might stick with Fox? My 2012 Float I had on the Nomad was light years better after I swapped the bath oil with Mobil1. Its between a Talas 160 and a Lyrik RC2DH. I hear alot about the Marz but think they look like garbage!

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    I use to ONLY use marz but once they changed their factories to Taiwan they REALLY sucked! They're suposidly better now...

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    2011 ASR-7

    Havoc/Haven
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUELS View Post
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    Nice! Would like to see better pics!!! Weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Nice! Would like to see better pics!!! Weight?
    Crappy crackberry phone pics, weighs in at a stout 35lbs (schwalbe's tubeless are HEAVY) but it is the funnest bike I've ever owned!

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    Some changes, still not done!

    Added: 2012 Fox Talas
    Havoc carbon bars/Straitline blue stem
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    KSi950 post with Woodmen non QR clamp!

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    Get some dirt on that thing. Your are killing me:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by istvisinet View Post
    Get some dirt on that thing. Your are killing me:-)
    Give me a break, its just a garage queen!!! NOT! Pretty dry out here so its usually a coating of dust! I will have it muddy come late October! Love this bike! Cant believe it flew so low under the radar?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Love this bike! Cant believe it flew so low under the radar?!?!
    Tell me about it!!!!!


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    Bought a CCDB to replace the RP23 and did not like how it fits so im selling it! Maybe a RC4? I also bought a 2012 Lyrik RC2DH to replace the Talas. Will leaving it at 170 be ok?

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    Hi, guys

    Does anybody know what kind of front derailleur I will need for my ASR-7 build, if I'm running 2x10 X-0 shifters? Does Sram even make an E-type? If not, is it possible to run a Shimano e-type with X-0 shifters? I'm going to be running X-9 cranks, 26x39. I've heard that Sram shifters can only support Sram derailleurs. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbane View Post
    Hi, guys

    Does anybody know what kind of front derailleur I will need for my ASR-7 build, if I'm running 2x10 X-0 shifters? Does Sram even make an E-type? If not, is it possible to run a Shimano e-type with X-0 shifters? I'm going to be running X-9 cranks, 26x39. I've heard that Sram shifters can only support Sram derailleurs. Thanks for the help!
    Im using a Shimano front derailleur with Sram shifters, all good. Sram does make e-type as well though..SRM0435 I believe!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Bought a CCDB to replace the RP23 and did not like how it fits so im selling it! Maybe a RC4? I also bought a 2012 Lyrik RC2DH to replace the Talas. Will leaving it at 170 be ok?
    What fit issues did you have with the CCDB? I know someone else in this thread had the CCDB because there is a picture posted up on one of the previous pages. I just switched out my Talus 180 for a VAN 180 and was thinking of matching that with the CCDB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpeppyx View Post
    What fit issues did you have with the CCDB? I know someone else in this thread had the CCDB because there is a picture posted up on one of the previous pages. I just switched out my Talus 180 for a VAN 180 and was thinking of matching that with the CCDB.
    I simply didnt like how it looked fitted. Im kinda anal like that! The Van with the CCDB would be a FR killer! I know the RC4 mounts up the same way but seems to look better matched in pictures.

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    Thanks for the clarification. I've been looking at the RC4 also. I'm dropping 2lbs off the bike by removing the hammerschmidt and replacing it with a 1x10 MRP Bling ring/X0 crank setup so I don't mind adding weight elsewhere. My 7 won't be climbing much anymore, that's what the ASR5C is for

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    Sweet! I was considering going to a 1X as well?!? I ran 1X on my Nomad but kinda like the granny on this one! I did love the clean look of the single ring up front and ditching the extra cable/shifter!!!

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    Why get a 7 if you aren't planning on riding up as well?

    I know OC has quite a lot of hills. I don't have hills around me and I know one trip to Santiago Oaks, Santiago Truck Trail, Whiting, Aliso, etc. and I hit my climbing quota for the week/month. I sweat and breath hard just thinking about it, mainly since all the climbing is done in open on wide trails, sun relentlessly pounding down on you.

    1x just doesn't have the gearing I like. I use the higher range for competing with buddies, or just pushing myself on the downs, and blasting slight down slopes, or going kamikaze on a fireroad, and the granny helps me get through 2+ hour days out on the saddle.

    22/36/bash with a wide range cassette on back is great, though even I can max out the top gear on that. Rather have versatility.

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    Yes, alot of climbing!!! I feel like im cheating now with the granny but I like it! I did feel myself getting stronger climbing the 1X on the Nomad though. I was also a bit more rewarding when I got to the top! I think I will stick with my crutch that is my granny gear, for now!

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    I just bought a 2010 asr7 and cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the back wheel. Anyone care to help a noob out? Awesome bike!!! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1000 View Post
    I just bought a 2010 asr7 and cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the back wheel. Anyone care to help a noob out? Awesome bike!!! Thanks!
    Smart man, on the purchase!There is a pinch bolt facing the rear of the bike, loosen that and you will be able to loosen the axle!

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    I love my Hammerschmidt and don't think I could ever part with it. With that lost pound, you will also lose the clearance and chain security.

    I ride with a RC4 on my 7 and couldn't be happier. I love the adjustability and bottom out control. This bike can take some big hits.

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    I bet the Vivid Air would match your lyric for an amazingly plush ride with great DH/big hit performance. I have always wanted to try one on my bike but my fox DHX RC4 has worked great.

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    The fork actually needs to be rebuilt. Anyone know a place that rebuilds rockshox forks preferably in southern california? Would a fox van rc 8.5x2.5 coil shock work for the rear?

    Damn nice asr7 g1701gst!
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    Any LBS can change the oil and seals, I would think. Usually costs $20 for labor and $20 for the oil and Fox seal kit and new crush washers. If the fork needs more work, many shops would send the fork to Fox and the price varies (starting at $125, according to Fox's site).

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    I'm talking about a fork rebuild. I already got it checked out by a mechanic and told me it needs to be sent in. It's a rock shox lyrik 2 step.

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    This is a great suspension shop in Colorado. I have had excellent service from them. High quality work. ?dirtlabs? forks

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    yes, a fox van rc 8.5x2.5 coil shock will work for the rear.

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    What kind of leverage shock rate (low/high) is on the ASR-7? I'm looking at buying a stock RP23 shock off the ASR-7 for my Stinky that fits and is a low leverage rate shock design.
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    hey this is my 2011 ASR7 .... very pleased with it ...






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    Quote Originally Posted by jpvm View Post
    hey this is my 2011 ASR7 .... very pleased with it ...





    Congrats! Looks good!

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    Thanks a lot bro !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpvm View Post
    hey this is my 2011 ASR7 .... very pleased with it ...





    Looks good!!! Is that in So. Cal? Looks fun! How do you like the 180 fork?

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    Sound coming from rear tire

    Hello all, just wanted to drop a quick question, I'm a semi new owner of a asr-7 (2011 model), it just turned one year old this month, I've been easy on it and haven't put it to any kind of abuse yet.
    It's a great ride and all but I have something that developed in the rear tire, it's making some kind of ticking or clicking sound, as I pedal faster the ticking gets faster, I brought it to my lbs and a tech had a look, he couldn't seem to figure out where it's coming from, he suggested it might be the wheel touching something in the triangle, I told him it might be the brakes or the hub he didn't think so, was wondering if anyone here seen this before. Thanks in advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Looks good!!! Is that in So. Cal? Looks fun! How do you like the 180 fork?
    Hey , thanks , not really, this is in Santiago , Chile ... pretty far away than SoCal

    The 140/180 Fox Talas 36 is really sweet riding , really a very nice fork that absorbs anything .... min. front rotor is however 203 mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloy7 View Post
    Hello all, just wanted to drop a quick question, I'm a semi new owner of a asr-7 (2011 model), it just turned one year old this month, I've been easy on it and haven't put it to any kind of abuse yet.
    It's a great ride and all but I have something that developed in the rear tire, it's making some kind of ticking or clicking sound, as I pedal faster the ticking gets faster, I brought it to my lbs and a tech had a look, he couldn't seem to figure out where it's coming from, he suggested it might be the wheel touching something in the triangle, I told him it might be the brakes or the hub he didn't think so, was wondering if anyone here seen this before. Thanks in advanced.
    What Size Tire are you running? Even if it is a little oversize it may cause rubbing. Mine are 2.40" and anything greater will be pretty tight - pending tread pattern of course.

    Do you have a stand perhaps to mount the bike into and give the cranks a spin, then you may check for the sound.

    Do you hear the sound only when cornering hard - is there any play in your Rim or Hub Bearings? Can you move the wheel easily side to side by hand?

    You can put some masking tape (Not Duct Tape) inside the swingarm inline with the tire. Maybe difficult with the wide tires, but after a ride you may see if there are any rubs visible on the tape.

    Have you looked over your rear swingarm, check for any signs of cracks (Paint Chipped, any sort of aluminum particles that may show from wear, hairline cracks etc.) Check the welds too!

    Clean the back of the bike really well to include the swingarm mount on the front triangle. Let it dry and if need be use an LED Flashlight and shine it over the surface (a crack will catch the light and you will see the irregularity in the shadow).

    What color is your rear swingarm - the lighter colors will show the cracks easier if there are any, and the "aluminum particle dust" will show easier on the dark colors.

    Just be careful, because if the swingarm is cracked (Worse Case) you dont want to be out riding and have it fail! You may get hurt, or if not you are going to be pushing / carrying your bike back to the Car / Truck.

    Hope this helps a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloy7 View Post
    Hello all, just wanted to drop a quick question, I'm a semi new owner of a asr-7 (2011 model), it just turned one year old this month, I've been easy on it and haven't put it to any kind of abuse yet.
    It's a great ride and all but I have something that developed in the rear tire, it's making some kind of ticking or clicking sound, as I pedal faster the ticking gets faster, I brought it to my lbs and a tech had a look, he couldn't seem to figure out where it's coming from, he suggested it might be the wheel touching something in the triangle, I told him it might be the brakes or the hub he didn't think so, was wondering if anyone here seen this before. Thanks in advanced.
    Adding to dr's questions, do you only hear the sound when you're pedaling or does the sound also happen when you are coasting?
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    I have a new annoying sound too. Figured it out after two rides... I over tightened my spokes when I trued my wheel :/

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    Thanks for all the replies, yeah the bike's pretty new (2011-black and white) I haven't put any abuse on it yet except for occasional curb jumps, so a crack on the swingarm would surprise me.
    The sound only started like a couple weeks ago, it happens when freewheeling and pedaling, its there when cornering and riding straight, my tires are high rollers, when I took it to a shop near my house the tech put it on his work stand and spun the cranks fast, no noise there, I told him only when a rider's on it, it makes the clicking noise. What I'll do is bring to the shop I bought it from, their also an authorized Yeti dealer so I'm hoping they'll figure this out, kinda bummed that a yr old bike that's never gone through abuse starts getting these issues. Thanks again you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloy7 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies, yeah the bike's pretty new (2011-black and white) I haven't put any abuse on it yet except for occasional curb jumps, so a crack on the swingarm would surprise me.
    The sound only started like a couple weeks ago, it happens when freewheeling and pedaling, its there when cornering and riding straight, my tires are high rollers, when I took it to a shop near my house the tech put it on his work stand and spun the cranks fast, no noise there, I told him only when a rider's on it, it makes the clicking noise. What I'll do is bring to the shop I bought it from, their also an authorized Yeti dealer so I'm hoping they'll figure this out, kinda bummed that a yr old bike that's never gone through abuse starts getting these issues. Thanks again you guys.
    Don't stress too much about it, there could be any number of things causing it that come with normal wear and tear. If you truly can't find it, make sure you check the pin joint on the rims; if the pin loosens up it can click as the wheel rotates. Hopefully though, the shop will work it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloy7 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies, yeah the bike's pretty new (2011-black and white) I haven't put any abuse on it yet except for occasional curb jumps, so a crack on the swingarm would surprise me.
    The sound only started like a couple weeks ago, it happens when freewheeling and pedaling, its there when cornering and riding straight, my tires are high rollers, when I took it to a shop near my house the tech put it on his work stand and spun the cranks fast, no noise there, I told him only when a rider's on it, it makes the clicking noise. What I'll do is bring to the shop I bought it from, their also an authorized Yeti dealer so I'm hoping they'll figure this out, kinda bummed that a yr old bike that's never gone through abuse starts getting these issues. Thanks again you guys.
    Like the previous poster stated, don't sweat it too much, and don't get disheartend. I am sure the tech will figure it out. Ask him to take it for a spin in the lot - while you are standing by, so that both of you can confirm you hear the noise. The ideas that I threw out were just all basically worst case scenario.

    For what its worth mine creaks when I really get into the Pedals - but I know its the crank being stressed under load, and I am ok with it as its nothing major.

    But let us know what you or the shop may find out - and enjoy your ASR-7

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    Anyone care to recommend a front derailer with sram x9 front shifter?
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    Here's mine. Anyone care to recommend a front derailer with sram x9 front shifter?
    I love my XTR front der with my seam xo shifter.

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    Today on an after office ride my 13 year old stole my ASR7 .... he loves it !! (YETI should have love it , made a big error in killing it....)


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    Quote Originally Posted by caloy7 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies, yeah the bike's pretty new (2011-black and white) I haven't put any abuse on it yet except for occasional curb jumps, so a crack on the swingarm would surprise me.
    The sound only started like a couple weeks ago, it happens when freewheeling and pedaling, its there when cornering and riding straight, my tires are high rollers, when I took it to a shop near my house the tech put it on his work stand and spun the cranks fast, no noise there, I told him only when a rider's on it, it makes the clicking noise. What I'll do is bring to the shop I bought it from, their also an authorized Yeti dealer so I'm hoping they'll figure this out, kinda bummed that a yr old bike that's never gone through abuse starts getting these issues. Thanks again you guys.
    Here are a couple of things to try.

    1) put a drop of chain lube one each spoke nipple so it goes into the rim. It could be a spoke that is making the noise.
    2) put a drop of chain lube one each spoke where it goes through the hub.
    3) Take the chain off and coast it around to see if it still makes the noise.It is much easier to here it without the freehub clicking
    4) This is a tough one due to the 12mil axel, but try a different wheel to see if it goes away.
    5) If it happens mostly when pedaling take the rear wheel off, clean the axle real good and reinstall the wheel and don't forget to tighten down the axle pinch bolts. I am constantly getting a creaking that is coming from the rear axle.

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    I've always been happy with XT when it comes to front shifting duties.
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    Ok guys, I havnt touched my granny ring at all in the last year and the last 100,000 feet of climbing. And after blowing apart a xt derailer and chain, I figure while I am replacing the derailer, I figure I might as well take off my front shifter and derailer if I don't need it..

    So what are you all running for chain guides on your 1x10 7's?

    I am trying to decide if I want to keep my bash ring or not. I really like the look of the 1x10 with a full guide and no bash ring.. But looking at my mine I have on there, I have used it a lot. What say you guys?

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    I was going to run the MRP Mini G2 SL but then I decided to sell my ASR7 frame to build a DH bike. I run the MRP Lopes SL on my ASR5 which is the same thing without the taco bash and love it. The new DH bike is getting the full Micro G2/spiderless Bling Ring setup.

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    I would also recommend the Mini G2 SL, got to have some bash protection. Mountain Racing Products home of MRP, White Brothers, Kreitler, Tamer, and Power Grips | MINI G2 SL

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    Quote Originally Posted by g1701gst View Post
    I would also recommend the Mini G2 SL, got to have some bash protection. Mountain Racing Products home of MRP, White Brothers, Kreitler, Tamer, and Power Grips | MINI G2 SL
    I actually think I am going to go LG1+ or wait for the new MRP guide to come out.

    I like the look of the exposed chain guide as apposed to hiding it behind a bash. And being that this is a trail bike for me, I shouldn't be taking huge hits to the taco to worry about damaging ISCG tabs on my frame.

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    Question:
    I'm running triple slx crank but as a double (XO shifter and XTR derailleur). Everything works well, but I'm wanting an XO crank. Can I get the OEM SRAM double crank and still put on my outside bashguard?

    Question 2:
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    Running 2013 Sram X9 26/39T cranks. Does anybody know if there is a bash guard or chain guide that will fit? I've been looking, but no luck so far.

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    E-mail Yeti for fit. There are dual guides + bash out there, like the e-13 TRS+ dual and the MRP 2X (AKA Truvativ XO or X Guide). No guarantee that they'd fit though.

    There's also the Bionicon C-Guide and the Clutch Derailleurs, but that doesn't help ya when you stay on the trail a bit late at night and decide to go up the mtn for one last run (without lights) and can barely see while ripping down the descent and go over rocks and one happens turn your big ring into a bashguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbane View Post
    Running 2013 Sram X9 26/39T cranks. Does anybody know if there is a bash guard or chain guide that will fit? I've been looking, but no luck so far.
    I ran into the same problem with my SRAM setup only I'm running a 42t big ring. This came out recently still trying to decide if I need it.

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    Edit: Disregard original message.

    That bashguard may be that thick at its thickest point, but how thick is it the arms leading to the bolts? If it's super thin there, that's gonna be an $80 useless piece of crap after 1 solid hit. You can buy an XX 42t chainring for $80.

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    hi, i intend to make an upgrade on my 7. i need a new shock and i'm thinking for the rockshox rc3, dhxair or the new rp23 cdt. The 7 is my do it all bike so i need to pedal up.I am leaning towards the rc3 but i don't know which tune.what do you guys think

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    Quote Originally Posted by gio80 View Post
    hi, i intend to make an upgrade on my 7. i need a new shock and i'm thinking for the rockshox rc3, dhxair or the new rp23 cdt. The 7 is my do it all bike so i need to pedal up.I am leaning towards the rc3 but i don't know which tune.what do you guys think
    I'm 205lbs and I do 90% xc and 10% am/dh. I used the rp23 and hated it. I switched to a Fox DHX Air 5.0 and LOVED IT! I loved it so much actually I ordered the 2012 so I can get the kashima coating to match my fork. My new one came in yesterday, so I'll be putting it on my bike Saturday

    Edit: If you want my Fox DHX air 5.0 I'll sell it to you. They sell on pinkbike.com for 225-275 all day. It has no scratches and is ready to ride. It has about 400-500 miles on it (I do 8-12 miles per ride, 3x a week. I got it in May.) For a fellow 7er I'll sell it to you for $200 shipped.

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    mattyrides07 thanks for the reply,.i am 170lb and i do 70% am/fr and 30% xc. I live in Greece-Europe {too rocky trails} so buying from america is out of the question because of the tolls.

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    If I wasn't a broke college student right now I would jump all over that for my 7.I really need to get a new shock to replace my rp23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gio80 View Post
    mattyrides07 thanks for the reply,.i am 170lb and i do 70% am/fr and 30% xc. I live in Greece-Europe {too rocky trails} so buying from america is out of the question because of the tolls.
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    If I wasn't a broke college student right now I would jump all over that for my 7.I really need to get a new shock to replace my rp23.

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    so you all suggest the dhx over the other two?

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    Not me. I have DHX Air on mine more because it's my "playground" bike. I prefer my ASR7's wheels to be launched off of the ground often. If your wheels are glued more to the ground, and pedaling a lot, I'd say you're better off with the shock like the stock one. That one's more suited to trail/AM stuff and the DHX Air is more suited to big hit stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Not me. I have DHX Air on mine more because it's my "playground" bike. I prefer my ASR7's wheels to be launched off of the ground often. If your wheels are glued more to the ground, and pedaling a lot, I'd say you're better off with the shock like the stock one. That one's more suited to trail/AM stuff and the DHX Air is more suited to big hit stuff.
    The stock RP23 for me, and the majority of us, find there to be CRAZY amounts of pedal bob when going up hill with that shock. ESPECIALLY when climbing in the little ring up front! The RP23 SUCKS! But like you said, your 7 is your park bike, so I don't expect you to know that

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    Put on my new kashima DHX air today

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    matty the shock looks AMAZING on the 7. Does the chart at yeti site help to tune the shock or is it that difficult as other say? i was thinking to buy a commencal sx but i don't want to give my 7 away. My pr23 was retuned by fox and with the propedal on 3 it pedals up really well. The major problem is that in an average ride ( sag set to 30%) it doesn't use all of its ttravel (the last1.2cm).it needs 5 foot drops to nearly flat to use all the travel. I can't increase the sag because our trails are to rocky and i have to many pedal strikes. i have to deside untill tuesday because i leave for an enduro biketrip. By the way the difference in price between pr23 and dhx is only 50 euros (60$)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gio80 View Post
    matty the shock looks AMAZING on the 7. Does the chart at yeti site help to tune the shock or is it that difficult as other say? i was thinking to buy a commencal sx but i don't want to give my 7 away. My pr23 was retuned by fox and with the propedal on 3 it pedals up really well. The major problem is that in an average ride ( sag set to 30%) it doesn't use all of its ttravel (the last1.2cm).it needs 5 foot drops to nearly flat to use all the travel. I can't increase the sag because our trails are to rocky and i have to many pedal strikes. i have to deside untill tuesday because i leave for an enduro biketrip. By the way the difference in price between pr23 and dhx is only 50 euros (60$)
    I've never really fuss much with suspension for the 10+ years I've rode mtn bikes. I set it, and forget it. I use the fox suggestions as a general platform. I make sure to have the 30% sag. Then on my first ride I look for travel use throughout the ride (obviously this needs to be done on a trail you know). Rebound is easy to dial in. A couple rides after fine tuning you'll have it the way you want. Then I just check the psi in main and boost every few weeks.

    For example on my dhx air 5.0, I ride with 220 main, 150 boost, 4-5 clicks (from all the way right) for rebound, and bottom out maxed.

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    Finally finished my 7 today! I gotta say, this thing ****in' rips! I haven't had much time to take her anywhere that will showcase her full potential, so I've just been riding a local spot. What I've noticed so far is that this bike climbs EXTREMELY well for a 7 inch single pivot! The only thing better than the way it climbs is the way it descends! I couldn't be happier with this bike, and the patience it took building it was well worth it!

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    Mattyrides I'll see your DHX Air with my RC4

    Can't wait to test it out this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazychowmein View Post
    Mattyrides I'll see your DHX Air with my RC4

    Can't wait to test it out this weekend.
    Nice SHOCK!!! Coil is smoother, but air is lighter. Fox dhx air is best of both worlds IMHO


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    I'd say almost twice as heavy as the RP23!

    My ASR is no featherweight for sure

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    Season ending

    Now I gotta ride my XC bike, figured I better wash it up before I put it away...
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    Damn looks like a lot of us got the deal from Competitive Cyclist

    Nice build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUELS View Post
    Now I gotta ride my XC bike, figured I better wash it up before I put it away...
    Awesome. Thats what i was hoping my team colored 7 would look like one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post
    Put on my new kashima DHX air today

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    Looks sweet! How does the DHXA work on the 7? On my Nomad it had no mid support, just wallowed. Im ok with the RP23 but it may need a rebuild.

    Thinking of sending it to get PUSHed or looking at the CCDBA (not sure if it would even fit?) or a RC4 coil as I loved it on the Nomad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbane View Post
    Finally finished my 7 today! I gotta say, this thing ****in' rips! I haven't had much time to take her anywhere that will showcase her full potential, so I've just been riding a local spot. What I've noticed so far is that this bike climbs EXTREMELY well for a 7 inch single pivot! The only thing better than the way it climbs is the way it descends! I couldn't be happier with this bike, and the patience it took building it was well worth it!

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    Looks sweet, glad you like it! Looks like you can use a wider flatter bar! Loving my Carbon Havoc bar at 750mm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Looks sweet, glad you like it! Looks like you can use a wider flatter bar! Loving my Carbon Havoc bar at 750mm!
    750mm is child's play. It's all about my 800mm ENVE carbon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swan3609 View Post
    750mm is child's play. It's all about my 800mm ENVE carbon.


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    Ha ha, im tempted being im 6-2 with broad shoulders! Any info on my shock question from above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Ha ha, im tempted being im 6-2 with broad shoulders! Any info on my shock question from above?
    I love my big bars. I am a skinny 6'3. But I hate any sub 30" bars now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Looks sweet! How does the DHXA work on the 7? On my Nomad it had no mid support, just wallowed. Im ok with the RP23 but it may need a rebuild.

    Thinking of sending it to get PUSHed or looking at the CCDBA (not sure if it would even fit?) or a RC4 coil as I loved it on the Nomad!
    The RC4 completely changed the bike.

    Pro's - small bump compliance and big hits feel cush
    Con's - pedaling uphill has taken a slight hit

    These are expected when going to a coil, also I couldn't believe the weight difference between the RP23 and the RC4, the RC4 is at LEAST twice as heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazychowmein View Post
    The RC4 completely changed the bike.

    Pro's - small bump compliance and big hits feel cush
    Con's - pedaling uphill has taken a slight hit

    These are expected when going to a coil, also I couldn't believe the weight difference between the RP23 and the RC4, the RC4 is at LEAST twice as heavy.
    Will probably end up with the RC4! When climbing with one on my Nomad, I ramped up the LSC and it made a HUGE difference, almost felt locked!

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    Play around with the LSC. I've been able to almost eliminate most of my pedal bob without any real noticeable change in the ride quality.

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    Have I mentioned I LOVE my dhx air?!

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    Nothing new.. Just shameless ASR-7 pictures..


    EDIT- There is something new.. I have a new XT shadow+ on the back after I destroyed my 3rd XT dereailer a month ago







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    Thanks guys I'll mess around with the lsc.

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