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    Which bike is Yeti's full suspension XC racer?

    In 2012, Yeti had 2 bikes I'd consider full suspension XC racers: the ASR-5C and the ASR-C.

    What current bike fills the FS XC racer slot now? I'm guessing it's the SB5 Carbon. The suspension is the same as the ASR-5c and it's a quarter pound heavier.

    I wonder if Yeti has any plans for a single pivot, 650b carbon bike with a frame at around 4.75 lbs.? ASR-5 650b Anyone?

    The 575 isn't available in carbon and, as such, weighs in at 5.75lbs.
    The SB75 is a beast at 7.75 lbs.

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    Re: Which bike is Yeti's full suspension XC racer?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    In 2012, Yeti had 2 bikes I'd consider full suspension XC racers: the ASR-5C and the ASR-C.

    What current bike fills the FS XC racer slot now? I'm guessing it's the SB5 Carbon.
    Does anybody still race xc?

    Xc and weight weenie behaviours go hand in hand but don't always result in fast bikes around the whole course. For me, the difference between 5ish lb and 4.75lb is not the difference that will keep me from the podium.

    The SB5c is apparently extremely capable. I'm sure a build is possible that in the right hands would be fast around XC courses. Perhaps the challenge will be to find a 140mm xc weight fork. On any course in the same hands would an SB95c be faster or would any of a number of competitor offerings be faster? Did every carbon ASR5 rider finish every race in front of the aluminium ASR5 riders? Seconds-per-lap, how much better was an ASR-C? These are all absurd questions, intentionally.

    Yeti doesn't address every market segment so I wouldn't hold my breath for any bike that isn't currently in the line up but I see the SB5c as having a premium priced answer for any questions ever asked of the ASR5c.

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    You could grab a 130mm pike, run it on the SB5c and that would probably do the trick, provided you were smart on the build. With a 5lb frame weight you could get to around 23lbs with the right parts which should do very nicely for XC as well as kick the crap out of most XC bikes on trail days.

    Just swap the dropper in and out on days you race and you should be good to go.

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    oh man, I'm dying to share with you guys something I saw in Colorado last week that would answer the OPs question... I would say to stay tuned because something is about to be announced (mid-sept i think). I have pictures and the whole thing, but promised the Yeti employee I talked to that I would not say a word...except that I know something very cool is coming.
    I'm getting ready to post my Niner for sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdelbusto View Post
    oh man, I'm dying to share with you guys something I saw in Colorado last week that would answer the OPs question... I would say to stay tuned because something is about to be announced (mid-sept i think). I have pictures and the whole thing, but promised the Yeti employee I talked to that I would not say a word...except that I know something very cool is coming.
    I'm getting ready to post my Niner for sale...
    Sounds like they are making a 4" Switch Infinity XC race bike the way everyone thought they would.

    Makes sense. Prob a 29er.

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    A proper xc race bike should be able to hold a water bottle in the frame (the SB5C cannot).....I wouldn't buy one that doesn't. I race my ASR5C and I'm not elite, but I don't see a lot of hydration packs near the front either. My bike ends up porky for an XC race bike at about 26 pounds with pedals and a dropper and a 140 fork, but I have too much fun on it to try to make it lighter.

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    Yep, 2 water bottles were spotted on this frame...I think this was a medium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottg View Post
    A proper xc race bike should be able to hold a water bottle in the frame (the SB5C cannot).....
    Huh...why does mine have water bottle screws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    Huh...why does mine have water bottle screws?
    Are they inside the frame, or under the downtube? If they are inside the frame then I stand corrected, but I don't know where they would fit it in. Under the downtube is mostly inaccessible while mountain biking.

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    I've been expecting this, I'm hoping that they take the same path as the ARC C and offer it with 29" wheels for the M-XL frames and 27.5 for the XS-S frames.

    Mainly cause I'm short and after riding a small SB95 I think the geometry compromise of a small frame with big wheels just doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottg View Post
    Are they inside the frame, or under the downtube? If they are inside the frame then I stand corrected, but I don't know where they would fit it in. Under the downtube is mostly inaccessible while mountain biking.
    They're under the down tube, which is where I carry my concentrated electrolyte mix. Also, I use a Nalgene ATB bottle w/ cover because it can get real nasty down there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    In 2012, Yeti had 2 bikes I'd consider full suspension XC racers: the ASR-5C and the ASR-C.

    What current bike fills the FS XC racer slot now? I'm guessing it's the SB5 Carbon. The suspension is the same as the ASR-5c and it's a quarter pound heavier.

    I wonder if Yeti has any plans for a single pivot, 650b carbon bike with a frame at around 4.75 lbs.? ASR-5 650b Anyone?

    The 575 isn't available in carbon and, as such, weighs in at 5.75lbs.
    The SB75 is a beast at 7.75 lbs.
    In my opinion, there currently are no Yeti XC FS bikes. The SB5c comes close but most "real" XC racers I've seen are still on hardtails or 100mm/4" travel FS bikes, max. That's not to say that one can't race on a bike with 4"+ travel - I do it all the time. Heck I even did it on my 2009 575. But then again I'm not a real racer.

    I don't think the ASR 5c was ever touted as an XC bike either.. more of a 5in "trail" do it all bike. So the same probably applies to the SB5.

    BTW, the 575 is not 5.75lbs... it's got 5.75" of rear travel (or at least it did, originally). In it's current iteration (2014 - 650b - full alloy) the frame is ~7lbs.

    Anyway, I'm curious to see what Yeti will come up with to fill the gap between the ARC carbon and the SB5c. I did what John P told us all along and got a bike from a different manufacturer because Yeti didn't have a bike in its line up that served my needs - a 27.5" or 29" FS, non single pivot based bike with 4-5" of travel that still has a bottle mount in the front triangle, is made of carbon, and weighs around ~5 lbs.

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    More info please

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    Yep, 2 water bottles were spotted on this frame...I think this was a medium?
    I heard 80mm single pivot and carbon. Were the 2 bottles inside the triangle a la epic?

    That would be nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdelbusto View Post
    oh man, I'm dying to share with you guys something I saw in Colorado last week that would answer the OPs question... I would say to stay tuned because something is about to be announced (mid-sept i think). I have pictures and the whole thing, but promised the Yeti employee I talked to that I would not say a word...except that I know something very cool is coming.
    I'm getting ready to post my Niner for sale...
    I just hope it is more affordable than the SB5c. The prices are getting out of control. I can see spending in the $4000-$5000 range for a bike with XT but when they start getting in the $6000 range just can't justify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I just hope it is more affordable than the SB5c. The prices are getting out of control. I can see spending in the $4000-$5000 range for a bike with XT but when they start getting in the $6000 range just can't justify it.
    If they're selling every bike they can make, not counting when "the industry" invalidates a specific wheel size, that's justification enough for the prices.

    Demand > Supply = Raise Prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I just hope it is more affordable than the SB5c. The prices are getting out of control. I can see spending in the $4000-$5000 range for a bike with XT but when they start getting in the $6000 range just can't justify it.
    It will be a xc 29er, with 4" of travel most likely using ASR/Modified single pivot as a suspension. It won't be using Switch Infinity. This might allow them to drop the price, especially if they offer al and carbon versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdelbusto View Post
    oh man, I'm dying to share with you guys something I saw in Colorado last week that would answer the OPs question... I would say to stay tuned because something is about to be announced (mid-sept i think). I have pictures and the whole thing, but promised the Yeti employee I talked to that I would not say a word...except that I know something very cool is coming.
    I'm getting ready to post my Niner for sale...
    What do you not like about your Niner ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    If they're selling every bike they can make, not counting when "the industry" invalidates a specific wheel size, that's justification enough for the prices.

    Demand > Supply = Raise Prices
    I appreciate the economics lesson but pretty sure I know how pricing works. My point was I am not willing to spend north of $6000 on a mountain bike. More power to people that are.

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    I only ride a Sworks Epic because Yeti neglected this segment of rider. If they finally make XC FS 29r that rivals the Epic in weight and geometry, I will forgive them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    If they're selling every bike they can make, not counting when "the industry" invalidates a specific wheel size, that's justification enough for the prices.

    Demand > Supply = Raise Prices
    What bear said, plus we're now looking at carbon in frames and wheels in most lines. I've heard that Yeti is phasing out aluminum altogether in the near future. Maybe the SB5 is the first iteration in that direction.
    I have to remind myself from time-to-time that Yeti is a small company and they don't have economy's of scale that Giant, Spesh, and others have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I appreciate the economics lesson but pretty sure I know how pricing works. My point was I am not willing to spend north of $6000 on a mountain bike. More power to people that are.
    then you don't get the top o the line latest and greatest. how hard was that?
    Since you know how pricing works, clearly what we're seeing are market-clearing prices, so why would you expect Yeti to lose money by selling you a cheaper bike?

    I should start going on Ferrari forums and complain that they don't make cars for what I consider a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridetheridge View Post
    It will be a xc 29er, with 4" of travel most likely using ASR/Modified single pivot as a suspension. It won't be using Switch Infinity. This might allow them to drop the price, especially if they offer al and carbon versions.
    John P has hinted at this. Though a 29" switch infinity would kick a lot of ass.

    I'm excited as there have been only three things keeping me from joining the tribe - money (saved) timing (a 29er FS bike is the next step for me) and fit (coming off an XL Honzo, I need that long TT and the SB-95 lacked that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I appreciate the economics lesson but ...
    Cool. Many people on the forums don't keep that in mind is all.

    I'm in your camp that I feel things are expensive ... and there's a number of reasons for that ... but I don't expect a small boutique brand to try to hit what I would call a "general consumer" price point ... that's not their market at all ... that's what SpecialEd, Giant, et. al., are for.

    Not that those brands don't have their crazy expensive bikes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    then you don't get the top o the line latest and greatest. how hard was that?
    Since you know how pricing works, clearly what we're seeing are market-clearing prices, so why would you expect Yeti to lose money by selling you a cheaper bike?

    I should start going on Ferrari forums and complain that they don't make cars for what I consider a reasonable price.
    I'm ok with what I spent on my Ferrari. Just don't mountain bike enough to justify spending $6000. I am not complaining at all. I have an Ibis Ripley so I feel I have enough bike for what I need anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridetheridge View Post
    What do you not like about your Niner ?
    Love the Niner, it's just not a Yeti I'm not going to sell it just yet, actually. Will wait for reviews, demos, etc. And then decide. I need to make sure they sell the frameset on its own, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000 View Post
    I heard 80mm single pivot and carbon. Were the 2 bottles inside the triangle a la epic?

    That would be nasty.
    100mm single-pivot... one inside, one under.

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    Prepare to forgive. Like really soon. Although I would say rivals Epic in weight and surpasses in geometry.
    Wow, GJ, Fruita, and Moab trails are riding great. This is a killer spring for riding!

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    I personally wouldn't get that excited about an ASR 29er. I had an ASR5C and really liked it as a trail bike that could be raced. But I wanted a more dedicated race bike so bought a Turner Czar. Great bike. I'm sure Yeti would get the geometry nailed (like with the ARC carbon), but the dw link is just better. Plus in my experience building a single pivot with a stuff rear is tough. Now a switch infinity 29 race bike, that might be something. I guess I just don't think too many folks will get that stoked by an ASR race bike.

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    Well it's official now Yeti AS-Rc and yes has the 27.5" XS-S and 29" M-XL frames.

    Yeti Launches New AS-Rc Cross Country Bike - Pinkbike

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    Which bike is Yeti's full suspension XC racer?

    Ooh I like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    Now a switch infinity 29 race bike, that might be something. I guess I just don't think too many folks will get that stoked by an ASR race bike.
    Yeti have apparently stated that the SI would add another .25lbs to the frame, so that's why they went single pivot.

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    I wish I would've seen this thread when it started yesterday so that I could give the OP a thousand rep points for warming up the hype machine one day early.

    Even if you have no interest in "pure" XC bikes, do what you can to get a test ride on an ASRc . . . I instagrammed a teaser shot of this bike months ago on my first test ride, and I was blown away. Climbs like a goat and descends like a demon. It's like an XC race machine with an enduro alter-ego.

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    Sounds like the prefect BC Bike Race weapon of choice John!

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    I'm all for big travel, enduro type rigs, but I gotta say this bike is awesome!! If I was rich, I'd add one to my quiver.

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    Looks like my desire for an SI version of the 95 (slack, enduro 29er) is becoming a fantasy.
    That creep can roll, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecwashere7 View Post
    Looks like my desire for an SI version of the 95 (slack, enduro 29er) is becoming a fantasy.
    It's not over until the phat lady sings! The SB95c is only a year old, let Yeti get their new models out the way and I'm sure they won't disappoint later down the line. The AS-Rc would sure fit in next to a '95 nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    Prepare to forgive. Like really soon. Although I would say rivals Epic in weight and surpasses in geometry.
    Pretty freaking awesome. Hope they eventually sell the frame only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpitbull View Post
    Pretty freaking awesome. Hope they eventually sell the frame only.
    me three!

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    Man I wish my local dealer could get a small demo. I love the looks of Yeti's. They are just beautiful works of art. However I am concerned that the single pivot application won't be nearly as good as the Pivot Mach 4 Carbon's DW-Link suspension. I have just found that the DW-Link suspension is the best at reducing pedal bob when cranking uphill. I just love the looks of yeti's and this new bike is sweet looking. Unfortunately my local dealer never gets in any demo bikes. I just can't see shelling out $5800 for something I am not sure will be as good as the Pivot. Hopefully he will get at least a medium in that I can try and make a decision off of riding it around the parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    Man I wish my local dealer could get a small demo. I love the looks of Yeti's. They are just beautiful works of art. However I am concerned that the single pivot application won't be nearly as good as the Pivot Mach 4 Carbon's DW-Link suspension. I have just found that the DW-Link suspension is the best at reducing pedal bob when cranking uphill. I just love the looks of yeti's and this new bike is sweet looking. Unfortunately my local dealer never gets in any demo bikes. I just can't see shelling out $5800 for something I am not sure will be as good as the Pivot. Hopefully he will get at least a medium in that I can try and make a decision off of riding it around the parking lot.
    I think you should just get a Pivot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Sounds like the prefect BC Bike Race weapon of choice John!
    You can ask Nick Ramey (Yeti National Sales) how it does at stage racing... He just completed the Breck Epic on it and did very well. I would have somehow sabotaged him and taken the bike if a)He was on an S and b)I could have stayed on his wheel long enough to perform said move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdelbusto View Post
    You can ask Nick Ramey (Yeti National Sales) how it does at stage racing... He just completed the Breck Epic on it and did very well. I would have somehow sabotaged him and taken the bike if a)He was on an S and b)I could have stayed on his wheel long enough to perform said move.
    what?? and no pics were posted?? that should have caught the eagle eye of at least one Yeti tribesman spectating the race... i'm disappointed we didn't get a "leak"

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    Now this complicates my decision making... I am going 120 mm fork, I ride XC/Trail (former racer, but I no longer have any illusions about being the fastest to the top in Colorado). I am 6'1" and 175 lbs when in relatively good shape. I really like the SB95C, and was just about sold on going with it, but now... Still, I think I am going to want the extra rear travel and more sophisticated suspension design.
    My preference is long, high altitude trail rides, and comfort with efficiency is preferred. Pretty sure I can get a large 95c to around 25 lbs with light wheels, no dropper, and a 120 fork... Of course the extra 1.4 lbs of weight savings with the ASRc is nice, but I can lose that off my body as well. Single bike quiver, and I do not ride super aggressive trails, or really scary stuff, but it can be rough, and certainly i am on things like Porc Rim, etc.
    Opinions from the experienced Yeti folks?

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    Which bike is Yeti's full suspension XC racer?-yeti.jpg

    I did get this picture but promised not to post. Not sure how much longer I could have held on to this, so it's good that Yeti released it this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    what?? and no pics were posted?? that should have caught the eagle eye of at least one Yeti tribesman spectating the race... i'm disappointed we didn't get a "leak"

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    I would go SB95C. You're going to appreciate the extra travel when you're on Porc Rim, etc. and it's not going to hold you back when you're on anything tamer than that. From the build kit specs/pricing on the Yeti website, you're not going to really save any money going with the ASR.

    ASRc - X01 = $5700 MSRP
    SB95C - X01 = $5800 MSRP

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    I'd go ASRc - lighter, simpler (doesn't need to service switch bearings and switch bump stop every X hrs of ride time), lighter, better geo (longer TT for given sizes), lighter.

    John P, self proclaimed gravity guy, prefers ASRc (per his instagram) vs an SB95... claims (along with the description on Yeti's site) that the ASRc descends like an enduro bike...

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    I love my Yeti ASRc 26 single pivot with shock rebuilt by PUSH in Loveland. I got it in 2008 and the frame cracked so I upgraded in 2012 to new frame and swingarm (plus PUSH internals). I ride to trails and train on pavement in the winter so I have my suspension turned "off" a lot and will also ride rear shock that way on some trails. But when I am in rocks and roots esp racing and going hard, esp chunky descents in Winter Park or Breckenridge and local Boulder trails etc I think the bike is great. Low as I can go psi with tubeless helps. I do wonder though if DW would be more efficient climber thus I'm looking at Turner Czar. I feel the SB is too trail for what I want so seeing this 29 version of the bike I've been on for so long...very intriguing. My LBS sells both Yeti and Turner so I need to test them both. PS: Spec Epic WC expert is also on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrochimp View Post
    I love my Yeti ASRc 26 single pivot with shock rebuilt by PUSH in Loveland. I got it in 2008 and the frame cracked so I upgraded in 2012 to new frame and swingarm (plus PUSH internals). I ride to trails and train on pavement in the winter so I have my suspension turned "off" a lot and will also ride rear shock that way on some trails. But when I am in rocks and roots esp racing and going hard, esp chunky descents in Winter Park or Breckenridge and local Boulder trails etc I think the bike is great. Low as I can go psi with tubeless helps. I do wonder though if DW would be more efficient climber thus I'm looking at Turner Czar. I feel the SB is too trail for what I want so seeing this 29 version of the bike I've been on for so long...very intriguing. My LBS sells both Yeti and Turner so I need to test them both. PS: Spec Epic WC expert is also on the list.
    If you get a chance to demo both the ASR-c and the Turner Czar would you mind posting or private messaging me your findings? I know it might be awhile until they get a ASR-c in but I am in the same dilemma. I have always wanted a Yeti. I lived in Aspen, CO from '91-'94 and just have always wanted a Yeti. However I love my Ibis Ripley with DW. I am looking for a 4" travel 27.5" bike and since I take a small frame the ASR-c fits into that. However like I stated above I am also looking at the Pivot Mach 4 because it also has a DW Link. I just think the Yeti is a much more beautiful bike, if that make sense and doesn't sound weird. Thanks in advance.

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    I am the OP, where's my Rep John?

    I think I have a mind meld with Yeti. One of my first posts on this board was in 2012 when I got back into mountain biking after a 6 year hiatus. I was upset that the year I came back is the year they stopped making my favorite bike of all time, the ARC. I theorized that MAYBE they dropped the ARC because they were releasing a carbon fiber version in 650b. And they did (I ride Smalls, so, for me, the ARC-C is a 650b).

    Then I post about the lack of a Yeti FS XC...and a couple days later...poof! Here it is.

    Anything else you guys want from Yeti? I'll post and it will be.

    And, Yeti, thank you for making the only bike I would consider dropping my ASR-5 for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    If you get a chance to demo both the ASR-c and the Turner Czar would you mind posting or private messaging me your findings? I know it might be awhile until they get a ASR-c in but I am in the same dilemma. I have always wanted a Yeti. I lived in Aspen, CO from '91-'94 and just have always wanted a Yeti. However I love my Ibis Ripley with DW. I am looking for a 4" travel 27.5" bike and since I take a small frame the ASR-c fits into that. However like I stated above I am also looking at the Pivot Mach 4 because it also has a DW Link. I just think the Yeti is a much more beautiful bike, if that make sense and doesn't sound weird. Thanks in advance.
    The Pivot mach 4 is actually really sweet looking in person. At 5'9 1/2 I don't think I can squeeze into a Small Yeti for the 27.5 wheels. I'm bum its a great looking bike but not in the market for a 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    I wish I would've seen this thread when it started yesterday so that I could give the OP a thousand rep points for warming up the hype machine one day early.

    Even if you have no interest in "pure" XC bikes, do what you can to get a test ride on an ASRc . . . I instagrammed a teaser shot of this bike months ago on my first test ride, and I was blown away. Climbs like a goat and descends like a demon. It's like an XC race machine with an enduro alter-ego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    JP - do you foresee a build option that would include a Fox 34 instead of the 32?
    A frame-only option allows that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    If you get a chance to demo both the ASR-c and the Turner Czar would you mind posting or private messaging me your findings? I know it might be awhile until they get a ASR-c in but I am in the same dilemma. I have always wanted a Yeti. I lived in Aspen, CO from '91-'94 and just have always wanted a Yeti. However I love my Ibis Ripley with DW. I am looking for a 4" travel 27.5" bike and since I take a small frame the ASR-c fits into that. However like I stated above I am also looking at the Pivot Mach 4 because it also has a DW Link. I just think the Yeti is a much more beautiful bike, if that make sense and doesn't sound weird. Thanks in advance.
    It makes sense to me. If and when I ride one of these I'll share my findings. That being said, they cost more than I have right now and late June I rode into a tree warming up for a race and had to have my pinky bolted back together with a metal plate and 4 screws. So my hunger for a new bike was sated a bit by not being able to ride outside and then prob ez riding until all is healed. In a way it helped me chill out and calmed my Need It Now! brain. I get thinking I need a 29 bike to be more a more competitive expert racer, though I pass people on 29ers. And I get passed by people on whatever, sometimes by the guy in cutoff jeans. I do think I am the only person left racing n CO in a 26 inch bike with triple chainrings. My mania calmed a bit with the injury. Which allows time for more bikes to arrive on the planet and complicate things. Anyway, I will share if I get a chance to demo these.

    BTW I emailed Turner a question a few months ago re dw suspension being tuned differently for 1x11 and got a call from Dave T. He talked for an hour about bikes, and riding, and suspension, and physics, etc. Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    I am the OP, where's my Rep John?

    I think I have a mind meld with Yeti. One of my first posts on this board was in 2012 when I got back into mountain biking after a 6 year hiatus. I was upset that the year I came back is the year they stopped making my favorite bike of all time, the ARC. I theorized that MAYBE they dropped the ARC because they were releasing a carbon fiber version in 650b. And they did (I ride Smalls, so, for me, the ARC-C is a 650b).

    Then I post about the lack of a Yeti FS XC...and a couple days later...poof! Here it is.

    Anything else you guys want from Yeti? I'll post and it will be.

    And, Yeti, thank you for making the only bike I would consider dropping my ASR-5 for.
    Yes! Please ask for a frameset option. This bike looks perfect, but I've spent way too much time and money getting my current bike set up with the right parts. I'm not about to sell complete and buy complete, I will sell frame, fork and wheelset and buy the same... I hope this is what will happen once all completes have been sold. Nothing like a custom Yeti. They do a great job spec'ing from factory, but we all do a better job of making the bike our own. Of course, this may already be available as a frameset and I'm just sleep deprived from trying to figure out how to get my hands on one of these.
    Oh, the other ask is a carbon or aluminum/disc CX racer / gravel grinder with SS coupler options. I would like a Yeti replacement for my Ritchey Breakaway... that's all.

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    Which bike is Yeti's full suspension XC racer?

    I asked the exact same question to John on Instagram. Will we get a Yeti CX bike?!...

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    Maybe now that CX bikes are not exclusively for racing, there is a large enough group of Yeti maniacs that could commute, gravel grind, and tour (and god forbid, race) a drop bar skinny knobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdelbusto View Post
    Maybe now that CX bikes are not exclusively for racing, there is a large enough group of Yeti maniacs that could commute, gravel grind, and tour (and god forbid, race) a drop bar skinny knobby.
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    I also need frame only, as I have been accumulating 29er parts over the last few months... Am leaning towards the SB95c, 'cause I am not interested in racing anymore, at all, and I am an older dude: 5" of travel better suits my desire for comfort on longer rides. I guess ASRc frames will be for sale, later on, maybe spring?
    It is indeed a tough call, at my size and weight a laterally stiff frame is really nice as well, not sure a 4.2 lb 29er frame is going to be all that stiff in a large...
    Heck, I know I can ride trails like porc rim on 100 mm of travel, I did it on a steel HTs back in the day... But now my back craves a plush ride when I spend more than 3 hours in the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5power View Post
    The Pivot mach 4 is actually really sweet looking in person. At 5'9 1/2 I don't think I can squeeze into a Small Yeti for the 27.5 wheels. I'm bum its a great looking bike but not in the market for a 29er.
    Thanks for that comment. I have not seen one in person. However I am starting to doubt wanting a 4" travel 27.5" full suspension bike. I compared both the ASR-c and the Pivot Mach 4 Carbon's geo to my Ibis Ripley and they are very, very similar. I know the Ripley has the 29er wheels which I actually love for taking on climbs and also for desending. However there is a couple of loops I do frequently that I think I could benefit greatly from 27.5" wheels. One especially has a ton of tight turns and technical sections that I find the Ripley sometimes is a tad cumbersome because of the larger wheelsize. I also am interested in either the Ibis Tranny HT or the Yeti ARC HT. With the Yeti ARC I'd get a small which would be 27.5" HT and the Tranny is a 29er HT.

    In the end I'll probably just ride what I have because I just can't seem to make up my mind. For now owning the Ripley and my Ventana El Padrino HT 29er isn't a bad quiver.

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