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    First off, "thank you" goes out to everyone who helped me with the cable routing. Having to take my crank off to house the rear derailleur cables is a joke! Yeti lost points with me on their cable design.
    Second, this bike feels so raked out and tall!!! I'm really interested to ride it on a real ride on Saturday (hoping for dry trails since we still have snow from our worst winter on record).
    Third, The fox rp23 boost valve is a joke on this thing. I'm 195-200 lbs and with about 225 in the can I'm at 50% sag! I ordered the dhx air 5.0 last week, so I'm hoping it helps.
    Lastly, this bike looks great! It is probably my most favorite looking bike I've owned. I'm hoping to put my Joplin 4" on today or tomorrow

    Oh, and with my 2.4 tire and all she's at exactly 33lbs... kind of Porky


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    It does have its quirks, but ounce you get these figured out it is a fantastic ride. DHX air works great for me. Took a while to figure out the setting on the shock and fork for me but once I have it dialed in it is by far the funnest bike I have ridden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post
    First off, "thank you" goes out to everyone who helped me with the cable routing. Having to take my crank off to house the rear derailleur cables is a joke! Yeti lost points with me on their cable design.
    Second, this bike feels so raked out and tall!!! I'm really interested to ride it on a real ride on Saturday (hoping for dry trails since we still have snow from our worst winter on record).
    Third, The fox rp23 boost valve is a joke on this thing. I'm 195-200 lbs and with about 225 in the can I'm at 50% sag! I ordered the dhx air 5.0 last week, so I'm hoping it helps.
    Lastly, this bike looks great! It is probably my most favorite looking bike I've owned. I'm hoping to put my Joplin 4" on today or tomorrow

    Oh, and with my 2.4 tire and all she's at exactly 33lbs... kind of Porky


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    Hopefully it'll all make sense when you get it out on the trail. I didn't like the RP23 much either, I swapped a friend for a DHX 5 and am much happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post
    this bike feels so raked out and tall!!....! I ordered the dhx air 5.0 last week, so I'm hoping it helps.
    33lbs... kind of Porky
    raked out= aggressive and fun. After a proper ride you will see..
    Tall? once you are riding, it the bike disappears under you, it is a non-issue.
    Good move replacing the rp23. once you get the dhx5 setup and tuned properly i think you will be very happy with it.
    33lbs just means you can ride it hard and it will handle more abuse. mine sits at 35lbs now.

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    Oh my gosh! Im ready to throw my yeti into the wall!
    Ive built many bikes and NEVER have i had so many problems with the derailluers. I finally got all my cables routed where theyre supposed to be, but i went for a quick ride and its popping! When peddling at normal strength the bike is flawless. BUT as soon as i start to put heavy load into my crank the chain skips from the rear cog. Its not going (or trying to go to) into another gear. New cassette, new chain, new derailluer, new cable and housing. Not sure what the issue is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post
    Oh my gosh! Im ready to throw my yeti into the wall!
    Ive built many bikes and NEVER have i had so many problems with the derailluers. I finally got all my cables routed where theyre supposed to be, but i went for a quick ride and its popping! When peddling at normal strength the bike is flawless. BUT as soon as i start to put heavy load into my crank the chain skips from the rear cog. Its not going (or trying to go to) into another gear. New cassette, new chain, new derailluer, new cable and housing. Not sure what the issue is...
    Well the obvious question: is your crank and chainrings new or old? That's the fastest and easiest answer.

    Other than that I'd make sure the chain is routed through the derailleur correctly, the B-tension screw is adjusted properly, and that your cassette (and wheel) and crank are in there tight and straight.
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    Sounds like its time to step back, take a deep breath, and start over and do it by the numbers. I bet that you will find the problem and have a "I can't believe I did that" moment. 99% of the time it's not the bike. Create a checklist like the following and follow it.

    1) are all drive chain components compatible ( ie all 9-speed or 10 speed, not mixed) I have seen this problem a number of times. 9 speed chain on 10speed cassette

    2) all pivot bolts tight

    3) rear dir is mounted properly ( see this one alot: where it is rotated counter clockwise causing the tab on the dir hanger and the tab on the dir itself not to match up.This is ultra important cause without this it will be impossible for the dir to maintain proper tension and cause the exact problem you are having

    4) No play in hub or cassette

    5) No play in crank or chainrings

    6) No bent rings or teeth on the cassette

    7) No bent rings or teeth on the crank

    8) proper chain routing

    9) proper chain length

    10) Let air out of shock, cycle the rear suspension and look to see if something looks weird

    11) Check frame alignment by simply running a string from 1 dropout, up around the head tube and back to the other dropout then measure the distance between the string and the seat tube on both sides. The numbers should be the same. If it is way off then you most likely have a chain alignment issue.

    hope this helps

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    A good resource; bike manuals show cable routing (ignore link title): Yeti Cycles / Home

    Check that there is a sufficient service loop for the front derailer. Perhaps it is moving and causing something weird with the chain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snigs View Post
    A good resource; bike manuals show cable routing (ignore link title): Yeti Cycles / Home

    Check that there is a sufficient service loop for the front derailer. Perhaps it is moving and causing something weird with the chain?
    I'm guessing I just figured out my issue after seeing this! I ended up cutting my housing and ran the cable/housing INTO the chainstay. Apparently I was right the first time I did this when I had it as one solid housing and had it zip tied to the chainstay. I ended up cutting it since the front derailleur was ran into it too! Argh... Oh, and the funny part is that when I thought I needed to cut the rear housing I did so, but I forgot to remove to the cable LOL That was an extra $4.50!

    Off to the nearest shop again to get gorged on housing 4 feet of housing... Dang

    Thanks for the help gents! I'm trying to get out today for a ride before work, so hopefully I'm successful.

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    Not sure I understand what you ended up doing but the cable should be routed through the chainstay if it is one of the newer gens that have that feature, not zip tied to the outside of it like is mentions in the manual. It looks like they never updated the manual for 2011 when they modified the rear triangle and added the hole to route the cable through the chainstay. Also not sure what you meant by "I ended up cutting it since the front derailleur was ran into it too!"

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    The front derailleur was an earlier issue LOL if you look back about a week you'll see I originally was having that problem. I tried loosening the cable holders too today. I did finally narrow it down and my problem was only happening in my 2nd and 3rd from the bottom on my cassette. Upon further examination these two rings were worn enough to cause the problem. I headed over to my lbs and picked up a new pc990 cassette. Sure enough that was the issue.... ahhhh

    My dhx 5.0 came in today, so once I put that on and my Joplin I'll be all set to go! Just need to break in the i9 hub and then everything will be done

    Thanks again for everyone's help. I appreciate it!

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    Buhahaha!!!! She's FINALLY COMPLETE!!! Thanks again guys.

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    Um, your front brake cable is either too long or routed wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarsandtears View Post
    Um, your front brake cable is either too long or routed wrong.
    It's a little long. Not sure how you would think it's routed wrong

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    Post up how you like the DHX, I am considering replacing the RP23 on my bike right now.

    As far as your brake hose, You could possibly run it through the inside, just to avoid snagging it on a branch or something, and lose your front braking all together.

    Here is a sample I saw on Fox's site:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post
    Buhahaha!!!! She's FINALLY COMPLETE!!! Thanks again guys.

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    You have the front brake cable looped on the outside of your fork leg. You crash or rub against a rock the wrong way your losing your oil...
    Loop it inside the fork leg.
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    My bvuddy snapped this shot, he owns an ASR7 but was in town and demo'd a SB66....I rode the SB66 and will be keeping the ASR7 creeping in the background
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    Check Competitive Cyclist, that's where I got my ASR7 frame for a smokin deal, not sure what your budget is.

    The SB felt comparible to my Trance... the ASR definitely feels beefier, pedaling uphill was a breeze on the SB but for the riding we do around here the 7 fits my needs (all mountain, trail, DH).

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    ASR-7 or SB-66? What do you like better? I've been searching for a 7 frame to build up or I might end up with a 66. I'm riding a 575 now, but my riding has become more freeride and less XC these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doba View Post
    ASR-7 or SB-66? What do you like better? I've been searching for a 7 frame to build up or I might end up with a 66. I'm riding a 575 now, but my riding has become more freeride and less XC these days.
    Hard to go wrong, I found that even the 7 was better at every day trail riding than the 575 was so if the 66 is living up to the hype then I think you'd be hard pressed to pick the wrong bike in that situation. Obviously, you should try and find them and give them a ride before you go spending all that money.
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    Here she is...Will be doing a proper shoot at a later date, but i have to say this is one of the funnest bikes that i have ever owned. She sits at about 34 to 35 lbs. right now. Hope to lighten her up in the future.



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    I run the Azonic Outlaws wheels. I'm very happy with it and at descent price. My frame is an 09-10 i believe if that makes a difference.

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    Does anyone know the best place where i could purchase the rear triangle if i needed to? and how much they run?

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    Hey, what are you guy's using for wheelsets? Mine is set up with a spring Totem and spring shock, so should work pretty well for lift served riding.
    The 142mm rear width is a pita for finding "deals".

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    Took her out for her devirginizing ride today! It was super windy along the bluff... tons of hike a biking... and ran into a moose!

    The dhx 5 is a MUST have for bigger riders like me. I needed to add more air in piggy back resevior (to 180). But after some dialing I made before riding today I needed no other adjustments to it... yet

    I made the fatal mistake of not trying out my new mavic shoes before getting out to the trailhead. I didn't put the spacer underneath the brass, so I couldn't really clip in. The trail was SUPER rolly, so I NEEDED to be clipped in for the climbs.

    I also decided I HATE the single mount for my brakes/shifters. I'm going to have to split them up because I kept nailing my thumb knuckles on the shifters.

    Other than the crazy 50mph wind, it was a fun time. I can't wait to get more saddle time in. The trailhead is only 6 miles even from my house, so getting to the trail head is WAY more close than the 20+ minute drive when I was in Vegas.



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    Oh, and I must add one more thing- I'm coming from a 27 pound Ellsworth Moment. That bike is the most efficient bike I've ever been on. Today I was quite impressed with the performance of the yeti. This bike will be way more fun than the Ellsworth!

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    I became "that Guy" today... after my 3rd ride this week I washed my bike to clear away all the mud/dirt/grass. BUT what made me that Guy is I cleaned EVERY inch of my bike LOL

    Do any of you have a problem with your front derailluer housing getting extra slack under the bottom bracket?

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    Nice lookin Yeti!!!

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    [QUOTE=mattyrides07;9322675]

    Do any of you have a problem with your front derailluer housing getting extra slack under the bottom bracket? /QUOTE]


    Great you got to take her out for a decent ride, the way it sounds. How you like the DHX shock sofar? I know its a bit early to ask, but I am seriously considering replacing the RP23.

    Also as far as the slack, I had that happen a lot, at first I though it was from the suspension, yet I think the cable drifts in the guides - I solved the "Cable Creep" on mine by getting some shrink tubing - don't ask what size I can not recall. I shrunk the tubing around the cable (after aligning the cable and the amount of slack) where the cable is held by the cable guides. I no longer have the "Cable Creep"!

    Just as a side note - before I came to the shrink wrap / tubing I used small zip ties before and after each cable guide.

    Hope this helps

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    [QUOTE=drbelleville;9346980]
    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post

    Do any of you have a problem with your front derailluer housing getting extra slack under the bottom bracket? /QUOTE]


    Great you got to take her out for a decent ride, the way it sounds. How you like the DHX shock sofar? I know its a bit early to ask, but I am seriously considering replacing the RP23.

    -Maurice
    I rode nearly everyday last week. The DHX 5.0 is A MUST HAVE over the rp23... especially if you're a heavier rider. It climbs well, and have yet to bottom it out on the quick rooty dh and small 4' drops (with transitions) I've done. I'm ABSOLUTELY in love with the bike but the bike is heavy and overkill for our trails here. Im thinking about shortening the front travel by an inch... the bike is also heavier than I'd like. I wish now I would've gotten the sb66...

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    I have a DHX Air 5.0 on mine too. Pretty much changed it from a long travel trail bike to more of a freeride bike, but still pedals well, which I what I use it (try to, at least) for anyways.

    My bike is under 31 lbs with boat anchor pedals and tires, dropper post, etc. Doesn't seem all that heavy to me, considering the competition. Lightest 7 inch bike I've ridden.

    I think my EX1750 wheels and the the Fat Albert Triple Compound tires help, but this bike seems to get up to speed ridiculously fast on the downs (vs Reign X0, Scratch, Stinky, Flatline Park, etc. and my XC bikes), yet feels natural. Brake checks usually led to coming up short and heavy on other bikes, but on the 7, I really need to feather the brakes else I go flying way further than I expect. , coming in hot (still, even after trying moderate my speed better; totally overshot the downslope the last attempt), and wound up on a collision course with someone in the way of my landing and exit path.
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    I was gonna say, your faceplant might have had less to do with your brake control, and more to do with that dude just wanted to hang out there.

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    SimpleMind- I am sure that every ASR7 uses 135mm rear spacing. if you have different model and were just asking about wheelset, a lot of 135mm wheel sets can be converted to 142mm. most conversion kits only cost about $15. I use SunRingle charger pros. I have been pretty happy with them, light weight. look great. Tubeless. I sometimes wish I had a stiffer heavy duty wheelset for all the DH I do, but the chargers have held up so far to my 220# weight and lots of runs at Trestle bike park, Sol Vista and Moab. I am considering getting some Azonic Outlaws to abuse while I ride DH parks and keep the chargers for trailing riding when I have to pedal.

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    From today's ride-


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    Quote Originally Posted by g1701gst View Post
    SimpleMind- I am sure that every ASR7 uses 135mm rear spacing.
    On page 4 of The Owners Manual it staes the "The rear dropouts use a 142mm spacing with a 12mm axle". This is for the 2010 model, but the same is true for each, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post
    From today's ride-
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    Moose cow? Awsome! Where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    Moose cow? Awsome! Where?
    Mamma moose with her BABY calf... like baby baby calf. My dog and I were Climbing this steep hill at Beer Can Lake and she started running over to it. As the mamma stood THAT'S when I saw the calf and yelled for my dog. My dog immediately came to me. When I realized the mamma was cautious and not wanting to fight we stopped and took their picture. Our second lap around and they were in the same place we first saw them. Mom started to raise her back end as we approched, but after realizing it was us again (and that we're not a threat) mom laid right back down. Baby moose is no more than 2 weeks old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    On page 4 of The Owners Manual it staes the "The rear dropouts use a 142mm spacing with a 12mm axle". This is for the 2010 model, but the same is true for each, I believe.
    The manual was incorrect. It is 135x12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by istvisinet View Post
    The manual was incorrect. It is 135x12.
    I'm curious why mine measures (with calipers) 142mm?

    Have you actually measured yours? Maybe we can start a poll!
    Remember," if the hub fits, you must convict"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by g1701gst View Post
    SimpleMind- I am sure that every ASR7 uses 135mm rear spacing.
    On page 4 of The Owners Manual it states the "The rear dropouts use a 142mm spacing with a 12mm axle". This is for the 2010 model, but the same is true for each, I believe.
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    I haven't measured it but when I got mine I called Yeti to ask them what the rear end was and they said it was 135 and not 142 as stated in the manual.

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    istvisinet I believe you, maybe the 142X12 is a special order or freak of nature. Thanks for the post.

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    I called yeti when I got mine because my 135 deemax was wrong.... I have a 2011 yeti with 142x12 rear thru axle.

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    Nice to know I'm not hallucinating on this one!

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    So you all got me thinking because I have a 2010, but broke the rear triangle and Yeti replaced it with a 2011where the rear dir cable routes through the chain stay instead of on top of it. Made me think that possibly they changed things for 2011, even though my 135 wheel fits like a glove.

    I just got off the phone with an R&D guy at Yeti to get this cleared up and here is what he said. All the 7 rears were 135, except for a very very very select few at the very end of production that were 142, but he did not think any actually made it out to the market place. The only ones that were 142 were a completely different axle type, same as the new 575 142x12 and will have the chip system with the 12mil quick release. All 7s with a standard 12mil through axle that inserts through the non-drive side and threads into the drive-side Dir hanger and has a pinch bolt on the non-drive side to secure it are 135. He confirmed that the manuals were incorrect.

    Just thought I would pass this along. Probably add more confusion to the subject, but isn't that what these groups are all about. HA HA! Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by istvisinet View Post
    So you all got me thinking because I have a 2010, but broke the rear triangle and Yeti replaced it with a 2011where the rear dir cable routes through the chain stay instead of on top of it. Made me think that possibly they changed things for 2011, even though my 135 wheel fits like a glove.

    I just got off the phone with an R&D guy at Yeti to get this cleared up and here is what he said. All the 7 rears were 135, except for a very very very select few at the very end of production that were 142, but he did not think any actually made it out to the market place. The only ones that were 142 were a completely different axle type, same as the new 575 142x12 and will have the chip system with the 12mil quick release. All 7s with a standard 12mil through axle that inserts through the non-drive side and threads into the drive-side Dir hanger and has a pinch bolt on the non-drive side to secure it are 135. He confirmed that the manuals were incorrect.

    Just thought I would pass this along. Probably add more confusion to the subject, but isn't that what these groups are all about. HA HA! Enjoy.
    So I wonder how my 142 built i9 hub actually fit my frame???

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    Good Question. When it is all said and done there isn't much difference between the two. 7mm isn't much.

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    So, I realized a couple things today about my asr7...

    1. I NEEDED to fix my shifters! Since the build, I put the direct mount xo shifters to my xo brakes. I couldn't hold onto the bars without my thumbs hitting the edge of the shifter. After yesterday's ride I decided I'd had enough... but I didn't do anything until after today's ride. So tonight I went to seperate the mounts and figured out that... bum bum bum bummmmm... I had them on BACKWARDS!!!! LMAO I flopped the mounts around and walla- they work!

    2. Now I needed to adjust my trigger for my dropper seat and WALLA! I have it set up just over the brake lever for easy access. It doesn't seem to get in the way either...

    And 3. I realized why I'm washing my bike more than my previous bikes.... I don't live in a desert anymore! The climate here makes mud so my bike is caked every couple rides.

    This bike is awesome and I've found my riding passion again! This bike is TOTAL overkill for our trail system here but I still love it! I'm now a YETI man!

    "Dream like you'll live forever, but live like you'll die today."
    -James Dean

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