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    Hi! May I ask what is the difference in terms of specs for 2012 SB 95A Enduro and 2013 SB 95A Enduro and which would be a better buy?

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    The '12 has a lower MSRP (by 400$).

    I don't have the '12 specs and Yeti only has the '13 online but IIRC they have not changed.

    Depending on when it '12 the bike shipped the '12 model may have non-CTD fox suspension.

    My "shipped in May" bike came with CTD fork but non-CTD shock.

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    Thanks for the info! May I know how much you paid for 2012 model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKingPenguin View Post
    Thanks for the info! May I know how much you paid for 2012 model?
    Mine was Race not Enduro, and I had to pay MSRP (4500) + sales tax, came out to about 4700.

    IIRC the Enduro was MSRP 3500. For me the extra 1k was worth the full-XT group over the SRAM, as I knew I wouldn't be okay with the Avid brakes to begin with. Over the last year I've spent too much money customizing the drivetrain (chainrings, cassette replacement, new front and rear derailleurs) but then none of the stock bikes had the gearing I wanted (24/36 2x front), but that's just me being stupid picky.

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    I think I will be getting Race too. May I know if you bought your bike from a LBS or a online store?

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    SB 95 Build Thread?

    I purchased my SB 95 last June through Competitive Cyclist. Primary reason for purchasing through them was ability to select appropriate components for my need. Their build tool is pretty slick to get an idea of pieces/weight etc. Once I saved the build I spoke with a sales rep and negotiated pricing on many of the items.

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    I couldn't buy through Competitive Cyclist because of the restrictions as I am living in the Asia region. Is there another online store that ships Yeti bikes to Asia region?

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    I just ordered an SB95A from a LBS in Golden, CO. I actually went to look at a SC Tallboy LT but they had the SB95 race kit for $3,200 and after a demo I could not pass it up. Pick it up in two days and they are setting it up tubeless and then will add a dropper post. Now to choose between the Reverb and the Ks Lev.

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    Awesome--congrats, and great find at that price! I've ridden both bikes (own an SB-95a), and I think you made the right choice. I LOVE the shorter tallboy for its intended purpose, but the LT feels a little rangey with too steep of a headtube angle compared to the Yeti. Maybe I would have gotten used to it, but the SB-95 felt like home from the very first ride.
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    Re: SB 95 Build Thread?

    Awesome price, mind sharing where you got it?

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    Was at Golden Bike shop. Said I got the last one in medium, and I am not sure if they have anymore in the race kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubbaduba View Post
    Was at Golden Bike shop. Said I got the last one in medium, and I am not sure if they have anymore in the race kit.
    I see, congrats on the deal.

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    Access to front der cable anchor bolt ???

    I'm building up an SB95. Using a 9-speed era SLX M665 e-type front derailleur that works nicely with my 22/32/bash setup.

    The cable anchor bolt is positioned such that its pointing directly at the non-driveside chainstay, so there is no space to get an allen wrench on it.

    Have others faced this issue? What did you do to get around it? Seems like the new 10-sp front ders would have the same issue since the cable arrangement seems the same.

    The options I'm considering:
    a) take a single L-shape 5mm allen wrench and cut the short end down; I think it would fit into the limited space and still have enough length to seat in the bolt head.
    b) mark the cable at the approximate position point, remove front der, attach cable, re-install front der. Repeat until well fitted.
    c) exchange the allen head cable anchor bolt for a "normal" hex bolt that will take an open ended wrench.

    Thanks for any insight.

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    Nevermind . . .

    The front der wasn't seated properly. Duh. Now I've got good 5mm tool access.

    I knew there was a reason that searches didn't show up any similar situations.

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    Quick question I fired off in the 95-C thread - what would everyone's thoughts be of rolling CB Cobalt 2 wheels with the 95-A or 95-C?

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    never have ridden cobalts but most reviews say they are ok...there is a set of mavic st's on the classified section. I loved mine on my 575..durable and maintenance free!

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    My 95a XL

    30.8 lbs
    XO, Eastons, 34 talas soon to have enve DH bars and 50mm stem

    it is a great bike
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    SB95a front derailleur bolt.

    Just got my XT build kit. I mounted the front derailleur with bolts provided by Yeti and one of the bolts stick out past the frame towards the pivot once screwed all the way in. Doesn't look like it will hit anything under suspension load but wanted to see if this was normal.

    Thanks

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    Are the bolts the same length?

    If you dismount the shock and move the rear tri through travel you should be able to verify whether there's any interference or not.

    I don't recall noticing any bolt sticking out on mine, BUT I took it off about a month ago when I went 1x so I can't easily check at the moment. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Are the bolts the same length?

    If you dismount the shock and move the rear tri through travel you should be able to verify whether there's any interference or not.

    I don't recall noticing any bolt sticking out on mine, BUT I took it off about a month ago when I went 1x so I can't easily check at the moment. Sorry.
    No one is shorter than the other but the hole towards front of the bike is closed, meaning you cant tread a bolt through so I used shorter bolt on that hole.

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    Re: SB 95 Build Thread?

    Sorry, misspoke. Both holes do go through, but I used the shorter bolt in front so it doesn't stick out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post

    I don't recall noticing any bolt sticking out on mine, BUT I took it off about a month ago when I went 1x so I can't easily check at the moment. Sorry.
    Bear, what's your 1X setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by addATX View Post
    Bear, what's your 1X setup?
    Race Face 32t Single Ring, black.
    Shimano XT 10-spd cassette, 12x36 (or is it 11t small?)
    KMC X10 Ti chain
    MRP AMG guide/bash

    I had been 2x for a year and happy with it (24/36 front with MRP XCG bash and SRAM X0 front-d) but folded over the XCG on a rock hit about 45 degrees (thankfully away from the rings). I couldn't find a replacement back-plate or XCG before my summer vacation so bit the bullet and went 1x. I survived riding in Pisgah NC so I think it's a keeper.

    The AMG back-plate is like 2x the thickness of the XCG, the taco looks the same. The fit was tight on the XB95 (requires 1 2mm and 1 2.5mm bolt on spacer to clear the rear triangle) but seems to work well. The AMG also required me to have 2 1mm spacers on the crank spindle though, drive-side, on my XT 3x crankset, to make the chain not excessively drag on the inner plate of the upper guide. I suppose with one of those fancy-pants chainrings you may get away without an upper guide but I just don't yet believe it.
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    Thanks. I've been wanting to go 1x, but haven't yet. Can't decide if I should just wait til next bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by addATX View Post
    Thanks. I've been wanting to go 1x, but haven't yet. Can't decide if I should just wait til next bike
    If you end up needing to do some kind of significant replacement up front it's not necessarily NOT worth trying ... just drop 2 or 4 teeth of the chainring, get one that is NOT ramped and pinned, and go for it. The top-side guide is not NECESSARY but I like having the safety-belt that I know the chain WILL NOT DROP from there. I think the new-old-fangled big-little chainrings ala:XX1 are interesting but I am seeing more and more traffic about when they get older they don't retain as well. You don't even need a "clutch" derailleur, or a rear derailleur change at all. I was already running a Shimano Zee "FR" but it certainly would have worked as well with the stock XT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd663 View Post
    My 95a XL

    30.8 lbs
    XO, Eastons, 34 talas soon to have enve DH bars and 50mm stem

    it is a great bike
    Good looking XL, I also have the XL , that black just really looks clean and has nice lines
    Where did you get that cute little front fender ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselvRR View Post
    No one is shorter than the other but the hole towards front of the bike is closed, meaning you cant tread a bolt through so I used shorter bolt on that hole.

    Nevermind...I dig through the box and found a bolt that fell out of the plastic baggy. Perfect fit in the frame, the longer bolt was for a bottom bracket mount.

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    quick question on cable routing, did you guys route the rear derailleur cable on the drive side down or cross the head tube then down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselvRR View Post
    quick question on cable routing, did you guys route the rear derailleur cable on the drive side down or cross the head tube then down?
    Cross the front of the head tube on left, then down the drive side.

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    Fresh member of the Tribe, got my SB95 out for its first 'real' ride today after hitting some trails close to the house the last few days. Absolutely love it!


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    Has anyone done the conversion to the new 2014 Fox intervals for the fork? I have read it makes a huge difference with getting ride of the dive and giving a more dialed feel when using the CTD. So you can tell more of a difference between the 3 settings.

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    Hi all. Just picked up a Medium Yeti SB95 UK ltd Edition. Swapped out the bars for a set of Alu Haven's and awaiting a 70mm Haven stem. Slightly concerned I should have Gordon for a Large over a medium at 5ft 11, but the shop only had a medium left. I'm sure it wil be fine but just want this bike perfect! Off to Llandegla shortly for the maiden ride.

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    My SB-95 after 18 months - Build and mini-review

    I got the SB-95 soon after it was released - April 2012.
    It was the Race/XT build, so I didn't post a build... but over the past year and a half, I've done several changes. I took a few pictures recently, so here's my current setup, highlighting what wasn't stock.

    [Size Large frame w/ 2012 Fox Float Rp23 Shock (non-CTD).]

    1X10 Drivetrain:
    Wolftooth Components "drop-stop" narrow/wide chainring - 32 tooth
    XT shadow-plus, clutch rear derailleur
    Shimano chain and XT cassette (11:36)
    XT trail pedals

    Wheels:
    Stock DT 350 hubs laced to Stan's Flow EX rims. Tubeless.
    These have been great - huge, HUGE improvement over the stock rims. Very happy with the value/quality these provide for the price vs. the dream Enve setup.
    I took the stickers off the Stans Flow EX rims... I've got a pretty consistent all-black thing going on, especially with the new fork.
    Tires:
    Currently Maxxis Ardent 2.4 in the front and Specialized Ground Control 2.3 in rear.


    New Fork!

    2014 RockShox Pike - 140mm, Solo Air, RCT3.
    This has been awesome so far. Only 150 miles on it, but it's a lot of fun. Working a lot better than the two previous Fox versions I've had on it...
    The 2012 OEM Fox 34 Float 120mm (non-CTD) that was stock failed after one year. Replaced with Yeti's OEM 2013 Fox CTD... After about 1000 miles, the 2013 version started creaking really badly where the stanchions meet the crown. LBS said it's a warranty issue he's seen a few times.
    So, instead of waiting the weeks for the Fox warranty replacement and general dissatisfaction with the first two Fox forks, I upgraded to the new Pike. So far, really good.
    Moving up to a 140 travel has been good. I will say that it affected the overall ride, geometry, and control more than I expected (especially in cornering; climbing change was expected). I adjusted the spacers to lower my stem a little, and over 150 miles, I've gotten used to it by now.

    Other non-stock things:
    ESI "Chunky MTB" silicone Grips
    Specialized Henge saddle.
    Have the 2013 Easton Haven carbon bar, as opposed to the 2012 that came stock.

    As is, this bike weighs ~29.7 pounds (29 lbs, 11 ounces) according to my LBS' digital scale.

    What's next? Maybe a Dropper post... Reverb or maybe Thomson's new one.
    Also, I'm still curious about a Cane Creek DB Air shock.


    Overall, I'm happy with the bike. It has served me very well on a lot of miles of rocky, tough terrain.
    The Fox fork issues have been frustrating, but that's a broader problem it seems.
    The rear triangle cracked sometime within the first nine months right near the chainstay yoke. Disappointing, but Yeti was prompt in replacing it under warranty.

    I've recently ridden bikes by Turner and Pivot in the same category (Turner's Sultan and Pivot's Mach 429), and I really like the way they handle. They feel lighter in the rear end than my Yeti... must be the DW Link. There's a lot of Yeti love here recently, so it's worth noting that other companies are producing great stuff too. That said, I'd sure like to try out the carbon 95 and 66!

    Here are some pictures:
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    sb_95H?

    Haven't seen any posts yet regarding the new '14 alu front/carbon rear. So, here's mine
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    Thats really cool looking, I have not seen one yet , Ill bet your excited and will be ridding the wheels off that bike.

    Thing is just beautiful,

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    thanks,kelstr! that is the plan.

    I'm anxious to try out the switch technology. If this is anything like my bigtop, and 90'sFRO, i will be quite happy
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    I've just had a really cool ride in Hamsterley Forest in the UK, I'm not usually a fan of the place but today there was a group of us and I had got to grips with my new '95c so all signs pointed to awesome. This bike doesn't fail to amaze me at how it feels so much better than anything else I've ridden so far, it rips up hill like an angry XC racer but shreds downhill like, well a DH shredders I guess! I can't rate the bike high enough and I feel so proud to be able to own such an amazing bike.

    Also the Bontrager XR4 tyres to me, feel like lighter Hans Dampf in their all round ability, they find grip where other tyres would fail so if you're looking for something a little different I can highly recommend these too.

    I've fully got to grips with the XO1 gearing now, I feel like I'm in the right gear so much more of the time. The RaceFace cranks are ultra stiff and immediate too, all in all I'm really happy with my new setup.

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    PS - sorry but no time to take any pics, I was having too much fun!

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    first ride on the new 95. Cutting some fresh tracks in the Black Hills.
    i had some worries about a new bike, ice and snow, on a shakedown ride.
    No problems, very confidence inspiring, and love the way it climbs and handles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    I've just had a really cool ride in Hamsterley Forest in the UK, I'm not usually a fan of the place but today there was a group of us and I had got to grips with my new '95c so all signs pointed to awesome. This bike doesn't fail to amaze me at how it feels so much better than anything else I've ridden so far, it rips up hill like an angry XC racer but shreds downhill like, well a DH shredders I guess! I can't rate the bike high enough and I feel so proud to be able to own such an amazing bike.

    Also the Bontrager XR4 tyres to me, feel like lighter Hans Dampf in their all round ability, they find grip where other tyres would fail so if you're looking for something a little different I can highly recommend these too.

    I've fully got to grips with the XO1 gearing now, I feel like I'm in the right gear so much more of the time. The RaceFace cranks are ultra stiff and immediate too, all in all I'm really happy with my new setup.
    I know what you mean , that dam 95 is just so good , I knew you would love the XX1 , it has really made the ride experience so much better for me all the way around.

    Im glad Yeti replaced your frame and helped you out , that is the only problem I have is with Yeti as a company , they really have treated me poorly and do not care about customer service .

    But I can not deny that the 95 is one fantastic bike

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    Im glad you got her out and road , the 95 is a super fun bike !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr View Post
    I know what you mean , that dam 95 is just so good , I knew you would love the XX1 , it has really made the ride experience so much better for me all the way around.

    Im glad Yeti replaced your frame and helped you out , that is the only problem I have is with Yeti as a company , they really have treated me poorly and do not care about customer service .

    But I can not deny that the 95 is one fantastic bike
    I just realised that I posted this to the wrong thread, it was supposed to go in the SB95c one but not to worry as they are all such great bikes! Yup those 11 gears have definitely improved things for me, I love it!

    Have you been out recently kelstr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    I just realised that I posted this to the wrong thread, it was supposed to go in the SB95c one but not to worry as they are all such great bikes! Yup those 11 gears have definitely improved things for me, I love it!

    Have you been out recently kelstr?
    Yes , I generally ride 4 to 5 times a week at just over 100 miles and 7,500 feet of climbing , I am getting ready to go out here shortly for a Tuesday morning ride , I wish you could go with , it would be fun and I could promise you there would be no rain water or mud , the rattle snakes are just coming out from hibernation and they are saying hi and asking where you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomer hardtale View Post
    Haven't seen any posts yet regarding the new '14 alu front/carbon rear. So, here's mine

    I read that the new carbon rear triangles did not fit the Aluminum front triangles like that on my 2013 sb95.

    Will it fit?
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr View Post
    Yes , I generally ride 4 to 5 times a week at just over 100 miles and 7,500 feet of climbing , I am getting ready to go out here shortly for a Tuesday morning ride , I wish you could go with , it would be fun and I could promise you there would be no rain water or mud , the rattle snakes are just coming out from hibernation and they are saying hi and asking where you are
    I wish I could get those miles in at the moment, I'm down to 50-60 at the moment but the sun is showing its face a little more lately! I also wish I could join you on one of your dry dusty rides, I might need my snake repellant though!!

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    Hey Gomer, How much does that bike weigh?

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    the goal was under 28lbs. squeeked in at 27lbs12 oz. lovin the ride so far.
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    bpnic, just to pass the word, the rear triangles from the 95C do not fit the alloy front. Believe me, i tried. Even the guys at Yeti thought it would.
    The new carbon rears have a different shape on the drive side connection between the SS and CS. This allows for a bit more space over the switch mechanism
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    ... and if we just ...

    2014 SB95 frame on order via Wrench-science. 1 month out....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gomer hardtale View Post
    bpnic, just to pass the word, the rear triangles from the 95C do not fit the alloy front. Believe me, i tried. Even the guys at Yeti thought it would.
    The new carbon rears have a different shape on the drive side connection between the SS and CS. This allows for a bit more space over the switch mechanism
    Thanks for the info man!
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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