SB 95 Build Thread?
It is getting close to march has anyone started accumulating parts
for there build yet?
No clue when I'm going to get the bike (not 100% sure the gal has ordered it yet, she's being awefully cagey AND we just moved household so there's been a ton of money out).
But I have the grips I want to use (ergon gx1's) - does that count?
absolutely that counts. that's a lot more than I have I still haven't pulled the trigger yet on anything.
this is how I will be setting up my personal 95.
frame: med 95
fork: Fox 34 set to 140
wheels: Stans Flow on DT 240s(not pictured0
drive train: XT
chainguide: e13 lg1
bars: Sunline V1 745
grips: odi crosstrainer
stem: thomson 70mm
post: rockshox reverb
tires: F- schwalbe nobby nic 2.35(not pictured)
R- schwalbe racing ralph 2.4(not pictured)
Last fall I had a chance to take one of my demos out to Moab. switched out a couple things, and set it up closer to how I would ride it. this is a pic of that set up.
Wheels are flying from the other side of the planet as we speak. My build is set at:
Medium Frame, currently the NZ distributor doesn't think he's getting any in black, so I'll have to settle with bead blast
Stan's Arch EX on Hope Pro II Evo, 15mm and 142x12, clad front and rear with tubeless Nobby Nics at 2.25"
XT 3x10 drivechain, with a decision on bashguard and chainguide down the track
F34 Float set at 120mm
XT Ice Tech brakes, 8" front and 6" rear
Cane Creek headset
Easton Havoc carbon bar @ 720-730ish
Thomson Elite stem @ 70mm
Yeti grips and Yeti/WTB seat
I've been getting hints that it should be ready in a few weeks, so I'm starting to get excited!
As a point of reference, with the 140, how do you think the 95 would climb that short steep section on Apex trail? You know, the one still in the trees, but right next to the drop off to the creek...TALAS needed? Or the last stepped climb, right before the turn to Enchanted Forest?
Originally Posted by YetiDemo
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
My black frame should be here before the end of March, can't wait.
I'm going X0, Haven (Alu) wheels and cockpit, Talas 34 140's, Hans Dampf and Reverb. Frame is the last piece in this expensive puzzle
Stupid question, but can anyone confirm that the stock Float 34 fork is internally adjustable to 140? I've got one coming (XT build), with the assumption that it is. I rode this bike on the Magnificent 7 at Outerbike this year, and the extra bit of slack front end/travel would put this bike over the top.
In the SB-95 Custom Colours? thread John P says "FWIW, the Fox 34 120 can be converted to a 140 in about 10 minutes."
Originally Posted by OregonSS
Fantastic news--thanks for passing that along!
Keith in Corvallis
Yeti SB-95 Race
Yeti Big Top Race
Niner SIR 9 SS
GT GTR Carbon Expert
fork: Fox 34 set to 120
wheels: DT 240's laced to the cheapie chinese carbon rims
crank: Noir 1.1 Carbon with e13 32T chainring
chainguide: e13 XCX
rear drive: SRAM XX 11-36 cass, with XX med cage der
brakes: not sure.. prolly XX or XO
bars: Carbon FSA riser
grips: ESI Foam
headset: Chris King
stem: Ritchey WCS
post: Thompson Masterpeice
tires: S-works Captain front, Renegade rear
might race it, but it's my all day/all mtn bike in reality. i'm still undecided on going with the 142 thru or 10 RWS. i've ridden 142 rear bikes in the past, and i'm not sure at my 160 lbs that it's all that much stiffer and/or needed?? the 10mm thru bolt on my big top is plenty stiff. plus.. i'd like to be able to swap wheelsets if needed... any thoughts?
xt build (2x10)
crossmax st rims
We know its probably coming, the 95c. That's what I'm waiting for.
I am waiting on the 95c as well. It is probably looking like 2x10 XO/X9 combo for me on the drive unless Shimano steps up their XT with some more 29er friendly 2x10 rings like 24/38 or 22/36 like SRAM. I can crank a 26 front 36 rear on my Big Top but lower is welcome for some of the longer/steeper epic rides here in Colorado.
Just placed my order for a XL black sb-95 today through JensonUSA! I'm stoked about it! I have a fox 34 Talas being shipped to my house too to start the build. Oh and I have Easton Haven wheels for it too.
I had a couple of random questions about some of the new features of the shimano 2X10 dynasys if anyone could help me out that would be great. I'm 95% going to do a full xt build on it except for the rear derailleur I want to do the new XTR plus and try it out.
As for my questions....What is the smallest chainring set that can go on a 2 ring xt crank. I only see 26-38 tooth as the smallest. I do a lot of long steep climbs and I had a 22 tooth front and a 36 tooth rear on my old bike. I really liked having the "low" gear once in a while. Also I was wondering if anyone had good information about iscg tabs on the 95? I've seen frame pics of the 66 that has them, and I heard in a round about way that the 95 will have them too. I was just wondering if anyone had anything more concrete?
Thanks a bunch
Head over to the 29er forum for some threads regarding gearing..
95mmpost and 140 front + 1x10...it's a perfect all'rounder bike...a perfect am...
I indirectly addressed this in my post above. The lowest XT 2x10 I know of is 26 front. This is why I went with Sram for my 2x10 drivetrain on my 29er as they offer 22 and 24 front options on X9 and X0 cranks.
Originally Posted by billyballa33
Oh ya, don't know how I missed that in your earlier post....I guess I should take a look at X9. Thanks for the reply
Have all the parts just need the frame
Frame should be coming in soon. 1x10 for rolling east coast technical singletrack.
Frame 2012 YETI SB-95 Black Large
Fork 2012 FOX Float 34 140
Stem Thompson Elite 70mm 0 deg
Bars Answer Pro Taper Carbon 25mm rise
Headset Chris King InSet I2 44-56mm
Grips Sette H Type (love these cheap but sweet!)
Rear Shifter Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed
Brake Levers Shimano XT M785
Brake Calipers Shimano XT M785, 180mm front adaptor
Brake Discs Alligator Wind Cutter Titanium Nitrite 180 front 160 rear
Wheelset Stans Arch 29 EX black with 15mm front and 142 x 12 rear convert
Thru Axle Shimano 142 x 12 thru axle & YETI chip kit
Cranks Race Face Turbine 175mm 2X (set up 1X10)
Chainring Home Brewed Components 80 BCD 28T
Bash/Guide(s) Home Brewed Components 120 BCD Bash Guard black
Cassette SRAM XG 1080 11-36
Chain KMC Superlight 10 Speed
Rear Derailuer Shimano XTR M985 GS
Pedals Shimano XTR M980
Seat Selle Italia SLR Flow
Seatpost Thompson Elite 30.9
Seatpost Clamp Thompson
Front Tire Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 EVO
Rear Tire Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 EVO
just placed my order yesterday through my local bike shop for black med xt race build. stood there while bike shop spoke with yeti...said I would see the bike end of april...which is great so I can get a couple of months on the bike before the gathering in vail in july! pumped to ride this rig!
I'm early in line for a Black Large with XT Race at University Cycles in Austin. No firm dates but it's sooner rather than later.
Frame will be here Thursday
The new large black beauty will be here on Thursday.
I've read & seen pictures on other threads that the black is a flat black. I am excitred about that. I thought the shiny would have done ok, but the flat black makes it look the balls. I have the white 34 fork for it...thinking its going to look smokin hot.
I'll post pics (if I can) when I'm unboxing and building.
Originally Posted by jscottyk
I wonder if you're one of the guys Mark was telling about, demoing the ride and immediately putting deposit down. ;^)
According to the user manual on the Yeti web site the frame has the BB splines to take either ISCG/old or ISCG-05 tabs. I believe the SB-66 is the same.
Originally Posted by billyballa33
What I'd like to know is whether the frame comes with the ISCG tab piece or not, or whether it needs be ordered - as I want to put an MRP 2x on mine when I can.
I've seen discussion in another thread that there was a fitment issue with the tabs on the '95 but I haven't seen details yet nor any info coming back from Yeti about that issue yet (nor would I really have expected the latter, yet).