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    Graves to run 180mm on SB66c..

    I didn't know it was recommended to run a 180mm.. I thought 160mm was max....

    What you guys say about how the bike will do?

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    I watched last years World Cup at PMB and the course was flat and most people had a dropper post on their bikes, I also watched a course preview POV cam run yesterday and it looks like I wouldn't have too much of a problem riding my bike there, so I think Jared's decision to run the bike that he feels most comfortable on could work in his favour, the SB66 with longer travel forks basically feels like a mini DH bike anyway, so versatile.

    He's been riding the Enduro World Series this years and ALL of the stages were gnarlier than the PMB track, he's been running a 160mm Fork all year on these so the extra 20mm might help on some of the bigger jumps of the course.

    He's also been absolutely storming the EWS all year, he's in second place and looks to take silver in the whole series, but he power, strength and fitness on a bike is probably far higher than the current DH WC guys, there are a lot of flat out sprints on this course, these should suit him, so watch out all the DH guys that's what I say!

    I have high hopes for Jared although being English I'd also like to see Steve Peat, Danny Hart or Josh Bryceland to take it, but I can't see it happening as the course wont favour their strengths.
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    New question here.

    Graves to run 180mm on SB66c..-gravesbikedh.jpg

    I'm detecting a new Yeti Saddle in that bike mmmm...

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    Gawd I bet that bike rides like a bat out of hell. Even just with a lyrik I feel like there not much my SB can't do.

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    This looks like TALAS with 180 travel.

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    I've used 180mm brakes on my SB66 and 66C front and back since day one and have never had an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    I've used 180mm brakes on my SB66 and 66C front and back since day one and have never had an issue.
    Well thats neat. We are talking about the fork though.

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    The dude's a factory rider... Warranty rules don't apply to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tangaroo View Post
    Well thats neat. We are talking about the fork though.
    I meant to add the smiley face thing.

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    yeah i was surprised..since 180mm forks arent on the spec sheet for an sb66. anyone have any personal experience with it at 180?

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    I run a 160mm Fox 36 on my 575 - also not "approved" by Yeti - with no issues whatsoever (even doing some light downhill).

    So no surprise with Graves running a 180 on the SB66. Stoked to see actually! Hope he does well!!
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    Yeti website says,
    "The SB66-C is designed to run a 150mm or 160mm travel fork. Running a 160mm travel fork gives the bike a slacker head angle and a higher bottom bracket. For more detailed information check out the geometry chart in the SPECS tab."

    Also in the 2012 and 2013 PDF files which have the warranty information all that is mentioned at the top of the document in the builds section is different fox builds at 150mm.

    http://www.yeticycles.com/pdf/manual...l_SB66C_LR.pdf

    http://www.yeticycles.com/pdf/manual...nual_SB66C.pdf

    At no point on the web or in these documents does it state fork size / length will void the frame warranty.
    I remember looking into this before fitting my 170mm DH Lyrik. (now lowerd to 160 for geo).

    Also saw somewhere on the web that the carbon is stronger than the ally frame. And I murder mine with DH duties every time I go out on it. Not just XC and Enduro.

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    He scored a bronze. Not too shabby!
    That creep can roll, man.

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    Considering the competition... not too shabby AT ALL!!! Way to GO Gravesy!!!!

    And on 26" wheels no less
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    I run a 170 lyrik RC2DH on my 66a and dig it.

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