• 12-03-2012
    410sprint
    If you were Yeti owner Chris Conroy...
    I have been a fanatical Tribe Member for the last 13 years and I have been thinking about things I wish Yeti would add to their current lineup of products.

    Me? A steel version of the ACR would be awesome. Or, how about a “Legacy Series” of semi- custom frames constructed and welded in Golden CO? I would place orders for both today.

    So, if you were Yeti owner Chris Conroy what would you add?
  • 12-03-2012
    scant
    I can fully understand why you'd want those frames, but realistically theres nowhere near enough people out there who'd want them, which is why they're not currently offered.
  • 12-03-2012
    ecwashere7
    An SB-95 in turquoise (AL and Carbon)
    An SB-650b
  • 12-03-2012
    KrisRayner
    Probably nothing different that what he is doing. They're dropping models that are not moving in enough volume to be profitable. Despite how much I like my ASR7, I completely understand why it's gone. Carbon trail bikes and 29'ers are selling. Maybe wehn 27.5 gets even bigger they'll add that on. The SB66 and SB95 are really helping them to compete better with brands like Santa Cruz, Pivot and the like. People dropping 5K+ on a bike want the latest and greatest suspension.
  • 12-03-2012
    Tyler1977
    If you were Yeti owner Chris Conroy...

    "I'd visit sea otter and tell every beautiful girl that I am Yeti owner Chris Conroy" ;-)

    Jokes aside, I totally agree with the first post.

    Something like an FRO anniversary steel edition would be cool.
    I highly doubt that they could create custom capacities though. If you want the real deal you can still give Frank the Welder a call and order one of his more recent creations...

    However, as already mentioned I think that some of the following models would be great or might already be on the horizon:

    29er Carbon HT
    SB-95C
    SB 650B
    100mm 29er CC Fully
    updated ARC, possibly in 650B or 29" (tapered headtube, direct mount FD and RB), etc.
    Trail HT
  • 12-03-2012
    hssp
    I would enforce Yeti colors on all models with no other options.
  • 12-03-2012
    eatdrinkride
    Anodized finish options across the lineup.
  • 12-03-2012
    Mai
    More color carbon options
  • 12-03-2012
    azdog
    Full carbon 575
  • 12-03-2012
    Full Trucker
    A downhill bike. ;)
  • 12-03-2012
    bart.taylor.sucks
    I'd release a limited edition carbon seatpost, custom-molded in the likeness of my dong for all of my fan boys to sit on. :eek:

    Then I'd go with eatdrinkride's suggestion of anno frames.
  • 12-03-2012
    yeti575inCA
    Sb95c
    Sb95 in more colors
    Sb650
  • 12-04-2012
    mik_git
    In a selfish way, for me...
    I'd breing ARC production back to the US and only do limited numbers
    i'd lso do a limited yearly run on steel FROs
    and to top it off, a ti arc too...

    and since some guy here in aust just got himself a brand new road project build I assume they can still build stuff, so its all doable, just in low numbers and all bikes can be ordered with whatever wheel size you want (so long as its 26)
  • 12-04-2012
    Mr Bacon Jr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mik_git View Post

    I'd breing ARC production back to the US and only do limited numbers
    i'd lso do a limited yearly run on steel FROs
    and to top it off, a ti arc too...

    That would be very cool. I had my early 90's FRO built with custom geo and paint. Would be nice to have that option again.
  • 12-04-2012
    woodchuck7
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    Full carbon 575

    +1 on this...would love to see a full carbon 575...
  • 12-04-2012
    mik_git
    oh yeah, and as someone else said, turquoise should be an available option (not manditory) on every bike.
    It possible that I may by a FS bike next year and a yeti would be on the list, but for me (and this is me) I would only ever by a yeti in that colour...
  • 12-04-2012
    drbelleville
    I'd think it would be cool if they offered the Powder coating service again, so you could send your frame in, have them re-coat it in what ever (Yeti) color you like.

    On a more serious note build up a limited run of custom bikes spec'd for racing Enduro, geared toward the non-sponsored riders yet offering some additional adjustability such as an angle set, maybe a dropper post and a few other options that you could pick off a build sheet.

    And they should be given a custom Paint Job or color to differentiate them from the other similar offerings.

    Offer up some re-released vintage clothing too.
  • 12-04-2012
    Paperplane
    Whilst we're dreaming, give me a Big wheeled ASR-C (650B or 29"), Road bike, Disc brake ARC-X, Seven/ ASX replacement with 7" travel and rails.
  • 12-05-2012
    John P.
    Some good suggestions here, guys. Although we aren't setup to do custom work anymore, I think you might be surprised at how many of the other requests on your wish list are already in the works.

    BTW, I showed Conroy himself this thread, and he got a big kick out of it. He especially liked the "show up at Sea Otter and bag chicks" suggestion - he said that even if he wasn't more than 20 years into his marriage, he still wouldn't give that a shot due to his ugly mug. :)

    JP
  • 12-05-2012
    eatdrinkride
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    BTW, I showed Conroy himself this thread, and he got a big kick out of it. He especially liked the "show up at Sea Otter and bag chicks" suggestion - he said that even if he wasn't more than 20 years into his marriage, he still wouldn't give that a shot due to his ugly mug. :)

    JP

    Ya but what his response to the 'custom' seat post?:rolleyes:
  • 12-05-2012
    softailteamrider
    I hold my Yeti purchase until it come up with a 650b/27.5 SB frameset.
    In meantime I slap my 650B wheelset to any frame I got that fit.
  • 12-05-2012
    yeti575inCA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Some good suggestions here, guys. Although we aren't setup to do custom work anymore, I think you might be surprised at how many of the other requests on your wish list are already in the works.

    BTW, I showed Conroy himself this thread, and he got a big kick out of it. He especially liked the "show up at Sea Otter and bag chicks" suggestion - he said that even if he wasn't more than 20 years into his marriage, he still wouldn't give that a shot due to his ugly mug. :)

    JP

    this is cool and why we love Yeti! They care...imho
  • 12-06-2012
    410sprint
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Some good suggestions here, guys. Although we aren't setup to do custom work anymore, I think you might be surprised at how many of the other requests on your wish list are already in the works.

    BTW, I showed Conroy himself this thread, and he got a big kick out of it. He especially liked the "show up at Sea Otter and bag chicks" suggestion - he said that even if he wasn't more than 20 years into his marriage, he still wouldn't give that a shot due to his ugly mug. :)

    JP

    Although they will not build me a FRO or a steel ARC- hint hint….;) It is refreshing to see a company that “gets it”. Some manufactures do a good job in staying in touch with customers and their needs, but few manufactures can match Yeti’s customer engagement and its immersion in the MTB culture.

    Oh- if Chris is still listening.. add a steel Road Project and a turquoise option for the entire line up to the list!
  • 12-06-2012
    mik_git
    jsut a question, why would you want a steel arc, fro i can understand, but arc to me is always an aluminium bike...just like if they make a carbon HT, shouldn't be called an arc, but something else...(ultimate maybe)

    but as all my bikes are in boxes travelling far away so may as well ponder as have nothing else to do but finish packing...if you guys do make some sort of steel anniversary, retro throwback bike, can you make it with 26in wheels...and easily available to the whole world...
  • 12-07-2012
    410sprint
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    jsut a question, why would you want a steel arc, fro i can understand, but arc to me is always an aluminium bike...just like if they make a carbon HT, shouldn't be called an arc, but something else...(ultimate maybe)

    You are right, I was not clear. I wish for a steel hard tail. ARC geometry built with Reynolds 853 or True Temper OX Platinum would be perfect! I know I can get a frame in this spec other places, but I want it to be a Yeti.
  • 12-07-2012
    mik_git
    I'm with you there...
  • 12-07-2012
    Shadder
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Some good suggestions here, guys. Although we aren't setup to do custom work anymore, I think you might be surprised at how many of the other requests on your wish list are already in the works.

    BTW, I showed Conroy himself this thread, and he got a big kick out of it. He especially liked the "show up at Sea Otter and bag chicks" suggestion - he said that even if he wasn't more than 20 years into his marriage, he still wouldn't give that a shot due to his ugly mug. :)

    JP


    John P- Do you think you guys will ever do ano frames again? If I can ask, why don't you guys do more Ano frames? Thanks for conversing with us scrubs on forums like this, by the way.
  • 12-07-2012
    Mr Bacon Jr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    jsut a question, why would you want a steel arc, fro i can understand, but arc to me is always an aluminium bike...
    .

    Very true. I just wish it was still made in XL.
  • 12-07-2012
    johnny thunder
    I would like to see internal cable routing (for stealth dropper post also) on a carbon SB-95 and SB-650.
  • 12-07-2012
    Scarsandtears
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by johnny thunder View Post
    I would like to see internal cable routing (for stealth dropper post also) on a carbon SB-95 and SB-650.

    I will one up you, and go internal routing on all bikes, clean the lines on every bike!!
    An SB-67 for sure and a Carbon 575 650B bike, oh la la.
    :thumbsup:
  • 12-07-2012
    Mr Bacon Jr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 410sprint View Post
    You are right, I was not clear. I wish for a steel hard tail. ARC geometry built with Reynolds 853 or True Temper OX Platinum would be perfect! I know I can get a frame in this spec other places, but I want it to be a Yeti.

    FTW will make one for you- bike would have a Yeti historical link, just not a Yeti.

    Frank The Welder | Frank Wadelton – Bicycle Fabrication
  • 12-07-2012
    eatdrinkride
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Shadder View Post
    John P- Do you think you guys will ever do ano frames again? If I can ask, why don't you guys do more Ano frames? Thanks for conversing with us scrubs on forums like this, by the way.

    I'm always asking for this. I ride in very rocky terrain and ime ano just hold up much better. My '12 575 painted frame has as many blems as my '08 ano 575 frame did after 3 years of riding. It sure has it's place for many of us.

    I will say though, my '12 gossy black frame with white lettering and grey flashes sure is pretty. Nice job guys on that paint scheme!

    Anyone remember the first 575 black frames back in '04. Looked bland and kinda like a cheap-o bike. "You've come a long way Baby" :thumbsup:
  • 12-08-2012
    yetimeister514
    just a few more items to add to my Christmas List ............

    1) bring back the cross bike: ARC-x with disc brakes.
    2) solid 650b with your stellar 575 standards.
    3) lightweight 29er xc rockets: both HT and full suspension: HTRc 29er & ASRc 29er.
    4) bring back Team Yeti for xc - recruit/steal some top-notch US xc riders to race the 29ers.

    Thank you Mr. Conroy !
  • 12-08-2012
    bikesinmud
    With the turquoise frames have more parts available in the same color scheme. I'd kill for a set of CK hubs in turquoise to match my 25th 575's headset, BB and fork.

    Have a full custom shop, 'cause yes, certain diehards will pay for exclusivity.
  • 12-12-2012
    CombatMutt
    The DJ frame looks incredibly stout and I love it. I think that it should be "blingy-er" (just made it up) and come in Yeti blue, as well as some colored wheelsets/cables/clamps etc.
  • 12-12-2012
    John P.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Shadder View Post
    John P- Do you think you guys will ever do ano frames again? If I can ask, why don't you guys do more Ano frames? Thanks for conversing with us scrubs on forums like this, by the way.

    No worries. I was on these forums a lonnnnng time before I started here with Yeti, so I'm happy to participate when my schedule allows.

    Anyway, we went away from Ano finishes for a couple of reasons - first, it was very hard to get a consistent finish, but the bigger reason was just that we got much more demand for paint/powdercoat. As our company has grown over the years, it has become harder and harder to offer suspension designs, sizes, parts kits, colors, and finishes that fit all of our customers, so I hope you can still find something within our line that works well for you.

    John P.
  • 12-12-2012
    softailteamrider
    Come to think of it, wouldn't it be cost effective to revise the ASR5 Al or C to have rear stay to fit 650b? BB height is not too tall anyway in current 26" set up.
    That would be awsome and would revive the legendary ASR line up. Count me in if that will be in the pipeline.
  • 12-13-2012
    rob_g_clarkson
    a 650b ARC
  • 12-13-2012
    Scarsandtears
    When's the new line up being released?
    The wait is killing me...
  • 12-13-2012
    CombatMutt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Scarsandtears View Post
    When's the new line up being released?
    The wait is killing me...

    Yes THIS!!!!!
  • 12-13-2012
    John P.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Scarsandtears View Post
    When's the new line up being released?
    The wait is killing me...

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CombatMutt View Post
    Yes THIS!!!!!

    Hey guys-

    I mentioned this in another thread, but it bears repeating: We're getting away from announcing drastic changes to our line and moving towards releasing new models one at a time, as we complete them. This will only happen once they've passed our rigorous internal and 3rd-party testing and the bikes are physically in our warehouse (no more of this "2 more weeks" paradigm that we've all dealt with from almost every bike company out there). For more info, check out this thread:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/yeti/new-yeti...on-816789.html

    Cheers,

    John P.
  • 12-13-2012
    eatdrinkride
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Hey guys-

    I mentioned this in another thread, but it bears repeating: We're getting away from announcing drastic changes to our line and moving towards releasing new models one at a time, as we complete them. This will only happen once they've passed our rigorous internal and 3rd-party testing and the bikes are physically in our warehouse (no more of this "2 more weeks" paradigm that we've all dealt with from almost every bike company out there). For more info, check out this thread:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/yeti/new-yeti...on-816789.html

    Cheers,

    John P.

    I think that's good logic. The Seven was anticipated for a very long time and people started getting frisky. If I were you (Yeti) I'd keep new releases close to the vest as well. It's a win win as folks get stoked when the new stuff comes out and not let down when it takes longer than anticipated.
  • 12-16-2012
    epiclimber
    27.5 suited rear triangles for ASR-5 and 575
    27.5 suited rear triangles for ASR-5 and 575 and by doing this give current or future owners a chance to buy the rear traingle and use a bigger wheel size.
    Just a thought... ;)
  • 12-16-2012
    smellurfingers
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by epiclimber View Post
    27.5 suited rear triangles for ASR-5 and 575 and by doing this give current or future owners a chance to buy the rear traingle and use a bigger wheel size.
    Just a thought... ;)

    I really like the idea of a 575 27.5. That would be awesome if they did that.
  • 12-16-2012
    yeti575inCA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by epiclimber View Post
    27.5 suited rear triangles for ASR-5 and 575 and by doing this give current or future owners a chance to buy the rear traingle and use a bigger wheel size.
    Just a thought... ;)


    ditto...
  • 12-16-2012
    yetimeister514
    Agree with epiclimber and smellurfingers about the rear triangles re-fabricated to fit the larger 27.5 wheels. There is a big market there that Yeti can capitalize and retain all of those devoted Yeti owners with 575 and ASR-5.

    I'm lucky that my '07 575 aluminum rear triangle accepts the 27.5 wheel size. Decided to try it last winter and absolutely love it ! Rolls much better with the momentum of a 29er and the wheels do not get hung up in the 26-in. craters.
  • 12-16-2012
    DLd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yetimeister514 View Post
    Agree with epiclimber and smellurfingers about the rear triangles re-fabricated to fit the larger 27.5 wheels. There is a big market there that Yeti can capitalize and retain all of those devoted Yeti owners with 575 and ASR-5.

    I'm lucky that my '07 575 aluminum rear triangle accepts the 27.5 wheel size. Decided to try it last winter and absolutely love it ! Rolls much better with the momentum of a 29er and the wheels do not get hung up in the 26-in. craters.

    Perhaps they could do it just with the replaceable dropouts, as I believe Intense did. They already have the chip system. They could do it for the ASR-C too.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  • 12-17-2012
    Thatsbullshark
    The fact that the only way to get a Bigtop in Turquoise is to look for a leftover or used frame should be a major concern for Yeti. WTF? Why can't every model have a Turquoise option?
  • 12-17-2012
    nerofinis
    -Paint it Turquoise-
  • 12-17-2012
    John P.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by epiclimber View Post
    27.5 suited rear triangles for ASR-5 and 575 and by doing this give current or future owners a chance to buy the rear traingle and use a bigger wheel size.
    Just a thought... ;)

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    I really like the idea of a 575 27.5. That would be awesome if they did that.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    ditto...

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yetimeister514 View Post
    Agree with epiclimber and smellurfingers about the rear triangles re-fabricated to fit the larger 27.5 wheels. There is a big market there that Yeti can capitalize and retain all of those devoted Yeti owners with 575 and ASR-5.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    Perhaps they could do it just with the replaceable dropouts, as I believe Intense did. They already have the chip system. They could do it for the ASR-C too.

    Guys-
    Sometimes I wish we'd just do something like this, too. The problem is that it's impossible to change one aspect of the bike (take your pick: geo., wheelsize, shock rate, etc.) without drastically impacting the others. Believe me, we've tried doing this sort of thing in prototyping, and the bikes did not have the sort of ride we'd ever want to put our name on.

    Consequently, whenever we do a bike with a different wheel size, we start from scratch and make sure everything is dialed on it from the beginning. See the SB95 vs the SB66 for proof of this - we developed the 66 first, and when it came time to do the 95, we didn't just lengthen the seat and chain stays, we completely redesigned the frame to give it the sort of ride that bike deserves (a ride that is noticeably different from the 66).

    In a nutshell, this is what Yeti's all about - perfecting the ride. Because we all ride so damn much, we're OBSESSED with dialing in geometry, shock rate, and overall handling of our bikes, and there's very rarely an easy solution (e.g. bolting on some different dropouts or a swingarm). Living by this philosophy is a lot more expensive and time consuming for us, but the ride is what makes a Yeti a Yeti. Our whole company is founded on this premise.

    Hope this helps explain things a little.

    JP