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    The King is dead. Long Live the King!

    Finished up the build yesterday.

    Quick question on the front der. cabling for a 575 - Did you all just flip the standard BB cable guide around to run the wire per Yeti's instructions? Just wondering how that works in the long term - seems a little weird.

    The Broken AS-R - RIP


    So - here's the build. Mostly just parts from my ASR minus the things that have changed - Front D, Seatpost, fork, front wheel, stem and - of course - the frame.

    It didn't cost much. Thanks to Yeti and my buddy Dan, I am rolling with a rear shock once again. Now I just need the rain to stop. Special thanks to Full Cycles in Boulder for running across town and picking up a Maverick crown on short notice, so a very pretty girl could bring it down to Durango for me.

    The Frame


    Holding pattern awaiting a Fork


    Drinking and Bike Building don't mix


    Trying to find 6' of Shift-cable housing at 4:50 on a Sunday afternoon


    The finished product


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    2007 575 w/ DHX Air
    Maverick DUC32 & 24-7 / ZTR355 SpeedDream built Front Wheel
    XT Rear wheel & Crank
    Avid Mechs (Juicy's to come?)
    SRAM X.0 9.0 X.7
    And about 50 miles of housing and new cables.
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    Is that the normal Yeti teal-ish color? Because the blue it came out as in that first pic looks amazing.

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    @Suicider: the first pic was of his broken ASR frame if I am not mistaken.

    @Forkboy: Awesome to see the complete build, it looks really sweet, congrats again!

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    Post up on that fork, never heard much on those and it's the first I've seen on a Yeti. That red seat's gonna have to go! Otherwise another classy Yeti, don't break this one!
    What, me hurry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim Mac
    Post up on that fork, never heard much on those and it's the first I've seen on a Yeti. That red seat's gonna have to go! Otherwise another classy Yeti, don't break this one!

    Yeah, I'm eager to hear about that fork too - those things are crazy-light, but I have to wonder about flex. Maverick's axle setup is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    @Suicider: the first pic was of his broken ASR frame if I am not mistaken.

    @Forkboy: Awesome to see the complete build, it looks really sweet, congrats again!
    Yup - first pic is broken AS-R.

    Thanks Cris. It finally stopped raining and I get to take it on it's maiden voyage at lunch. Should be interesting!

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    Sweet! Go get it muddy now!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim Mac
    Post up on that fork, never heard much on those and it's the first I've seen on a Yeti. That red seat's gonna have to go! Otherwise another classy Yeti, don't break this one!
    Aw - c'mon - that red seat is great!

    It could be worse - At least I didn't use the purple one.



    I'm curious about the fork too. I do know that the 100mm setting is for crap, but full on it's smooth. At least around the cul-de-sac. I don't know how long it's been since it was serviced either. Seems a wee bit sticky, but for what I paid - it doesn't matter if it needs to be rebuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    Finished up the build yesterday.

    Quick question on the front der. cabling for a 575 - Did you all just flip the standard BB cable guide around to run the wire per Yeti's instructions? Just wondering how that works in the long term - seems a little weird.

    One more thing, I flipped the guide as per Yeti's instructions and so far so good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Sweet! Go get it muddy now!

    Cheers
    Bwa ha hahahhah hahahah.

    I love it.

    It's muddy. I need to drop the air in the Duc by about 10, add 5 to the DHX, but that thing still handles like a dream.

    Who needs better brakes when you have that much travel?

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    Awesome... I am still setting up my cockpit.. I am about to switch my dual controls for the 07 xt rapidfires ard regular XT disc levers.. I have read that power (or feel actually) is supposed to be better with the regular levers.... sorry about the thread jacking...

    Any more details on how the Duc rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Any more details on how the Duc rides?
    It's a little on the harsh side for small-bump performance, but I left it set up for someone about 20lbs heavier than me. I'm not used to having 1.5" of sag in a fork - usually I ride XC rigs, so it's more like 15mm.

    I guess I will actually follow the recommendations in the owners manual. I like to pretend in my mind that I'm a bigger guy than I really am.

    No noticeable flex. I didn't jump off anything major - a little 3 ft jump and off a couple 2-ft rocks. It was real smooth on the bigger stuff. But I'm not using the full travel with the current PSI.

    But that DHX-Air freaking ROCKS. Took about 15 minutes to get the propedal set up, and - like the fork - it's weird riding with all that sag, but once I got the propedal dialed in it pedaled like an XC rig and still ate up anything I ran over.

    Yeah - it'll take a while to get the cockpit dialed in. Seat needs to go back about 1/2", and a slightly longer stem would be nice - but that'd be another $90. Damn integration. Takes all the fun out of clearance sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    @Suicider: the first pic was of his broken ASR frame if I am not mistaken.
    I meant the first pic of the shiny new 575

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    Dead ASX

    I know the feeling.
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