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    SB66 Carbon build thread

    Now that the website from Yeti is updated and the rumours of imminent delivery of the new carbon super bike are hotting up, I thought it was time to start the build thread (Even though I still don't have the bike yet). format as per the other threads:

    Frame: Medium Yeti SB-66 C Black / Turq
    Fork: BOS Deville 160 TRC
    Shock: Monarch Plus ( will be selling the RP23 Air )
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Stem: Renthal 50mm
    Bars: ENVE DH Bars
    Post: Reverb post (Unfortunately with the external cabling)
    Saddle: Fizik Curve Chameleon - I think it's typically a roadie saddle, but I love it
    Brakes: Shimano XTR combination Race levers and Trail brakes
    Rotors: 180mm, 160mm (You know which way around)
    Gearing: Going with 1x10 speed 34 - 11/36(SRAM)
    Shifters: XTR
    Front Der: Nope
    Rear Der. XTR GS med cage shadow+
    Bashguard: E13 LG Trail
    Cranks/BB: Race Face SIXC DH Carbon (Not the yeti brand one unfortunately)
    Rings: RF
    Wheels: Easton Haven Carbon (Got to really)
    Pedals: XTR Trail SPD
    Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nicks (Boring but predictable)

    I'm guessing the weight will be around 26lb.

    All the bits have been ordered and expecting the frame in the first batch, which I understood will be with me within the next two weeks (Fingers crossed)

    Will post when it comes in.

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    This thread worth nothing without some bike porn

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    I second GB's comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBonty View Post
    This thread worth nothing without some bike porn

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    Mine is going to be a measly 2010 xt build.

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    Goin with the full XTR TRAIL 2x10 kit
    Fox 150 RLC
    CCDB AIR
    Easton haven carbon wheels
    Speshy butcher 2.3 up front and 2.3 SWORKS ground control in the rear
    Renthal stem 50mm
    Easton havoc carbon 750mm bar
    Truvativ X2. 2 x 10 Chainguide
    Reverb
    SDG saddle

    Had mine on order for bout 6 weeks....super excited but not gonna get my hopes up that it's gonna show anytime soon. Will post pics ASAP

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    MTBMike's SB-66C

    Can't believe I'm the first to post a picture, but after lurking for months on the forum and the availabilty thread, thought I'd share.

    My Summary: A bucketful of awesome! Climbs like a lightweight hardtail, decends like a solid DH rig; after one ride my opinion is believe the hype and worth the wait.

    Full XTR 2x10 Trail
    Float 36 at 150mm
    Stan's Flow Rims/Hope Pro 2
    Reverb
    Thompson Stem/Haven Carbon Bar
    MRP 2x ChainGuide
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph/Nobby Nick (Seems like it could take something bigger)

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    That looks awesome! What is the weight?

    I am stoked to see another Reverb! I don't know how people even think of riding trail bikes without one?! I guess they don't like descending that much? If weight is that big of an issue, take a dump or don't eat before you ride, haha.
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    Enjoy!

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    >>That looks awesome! What is the weight?

    Weight as pictured - 29.2, Large Frame
    It is plenty light; no comparision when picking up the other similarly equiped 6" bikes on the ride tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnyg801 View Post
    I don't know how people even think of riding trail bikes without one?! I guess they don't like descending that much?
    Maybe we just know how to ride properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBMike Colorado View Post
    Can't believe I'm the first to post a picture, but after lurking for months on the forum and the availabilty thread, thought I'd share.

    My Summary: A bucketful of awesome! Climbs like a lightweight hardtail, decends like a solid DH rig; after one ride my opinion is believe the hype and worth the wait.
    Does it make Belcher any easier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snigs View Post
    Does it make Belcher any easier?
    HaHa, the only thing that makes Belcher easier is eating salads and more riding. Still I was really worried about going 2x10 and slogging up Belcher in particular. Harder, but faster and doable on 2x10 so I think I made the right decision on that. I think I might have gotten an award from Strava for that segment... the "You're going way to slow to have that nice of bike" award.

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    Does anyone know if the SB66-C frame only comes equipped with the 12x142 dropouts? The Yeti website says it comes equipped with 12x142, while the JensonUSA website says it comes with standard quick release. I just need to know if I need to order the chipset as well.

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    From everything I have heard, carbon frame is 12x142 only. The carbon was designed around that axle size as far as stiffness. So you will not need dropouts, but I do not know if the frame comes with an axle or not.
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    i don't think the frame comes with an axle

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBMike Colorado View Post
    HaHa, the only thing that makes Belcher easier is eating salads and more riding. Still I was really worried about going 2x10 and slogging up Belcher in particular. Harder, but faster and doable on 2x10 so I think I made the right decision on that. I think I might have gotten an award from Strava for that segment... the "You're going way to slow to have that nice of bike" award.
    What rings? I run a 24-36 on my 7 (not exactly a climbs-by-itself bike ) with a 10 spd 11-36 out back. The granny is almost the same as a 22 ring 34 cog in the "old" 9 spd. Seems to climb well even with a 67 degree seat tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linger View Post
    Does anyone know if the SB66-C frame only comes equipped with the 12x142 dropouts? The Yeti website says it comes equipped with 12x142, while the JensonUSA website says it comes with standard quick release. I just need to know if I need to order the chipset as well.
    I had to order the 12x142 chipset for my SB95 so I'm guessing you'll have to also.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy R View Post
    From everything I have heard, carbon frame is 12x142 only. The carbon was designed around that axle size as far as stiffness. So you will not need dropouts, but I do not know if the frame comes with an axle or not.
    My SB95 shipped with the axle. Of course I'd already ordered one so if someone is in need let me know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snigs View Post
    What rings? I run a 24-36 ...
    I have the 26 inner, 38 outer, 11-36 on the back. Did Lair O' the Bear tonight, didn't miss anything up or down gear wise. Rode like a different trail on the way down on the SB-66 vs my old XC bike, so fun.

    I figured I could always put a 24 and be like the old 9sp, would be really nice early season until the fitness comes along.

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    Where are all the sb66-C's?? Is MTBMikeColorado the only person in the world with one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linger View Post
    Where are all the sb66-C's?? Is MTBMikeColorado the only person in the world with one?
    Yes and this chap

    LBS said delayed until end of the month :-(

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    It's absolutely maddening. So many dates and delays from Yeti. Latest date for commencing shipping into the UK from Yeti is this coming Friday but I have to say that I've stopped believing them. I guess not any different to other companies, for example I'm still waiting for my son's Nukeproof mega to come through which is already two weeks later than promised. Oh hum.
    Was thinking of posting a picture of all my bike components onto the site but thought that would get me burned by others so perhaps I'll wait. I'm sure it's well worth the wait tho.....

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    It's unbelievable how little information there is out there. Has anyone heard when turquoise frames might start shipping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swade View Post
    It's unbelievable how little information there is out there. Has anyone heard when turquoise frames might start shipping?
    I'm waiting on mine as well.. I was told it should be this week or early next... we'll see as I was initially told the week of the 7th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swade View Post
    It's unbelievable how little information there is out there. Has anyone heard when turquoise frames might start shipping?
    I understand Medium Turquoise and Large Grey are in first batch and are starting their shipment on Friday

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    FWIW if any of you people are from colorado, (especially the denver area) Wheat Ridge Cyclery has two a small and a medium in stock, one with a pro build and one with a race build. They look sweet!!!!!!

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    My SB66c

    Here's a photo of my SB66c:



    As much carbon as I could get then I added a dropper post, 2.4" tires, chainguide, and 36mm fork. 28lbs.

    It's a beast. Light as all get out. Transfers torque from the cranks to the ground like nothing else. Steers in the curves like a sport motorcycle. Transitions well from DH pedaling to uphill climbing. Easy to manipulate on technical uphills and downhills. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerglen View Post
    Here's a photo of my SB66c:



    As much carbon as I could get then I added a dropper post, 2.4" tires, chainguide, and 36mm fork. 28lbs.

    It's a beast. Light as all get out. Transfers torque from the cranks to the ground like nothing else. Steers in the curves like a sport motorcycle. Transitions well from DH pedaling to uphill climbing. Easy to manipulate on technical uphills and downhills. I like it.
    Looks amazing - Question for you - is the 36 fork dialled at 160mm or 150mm. I'm getting a BOS Deville 160mm and wanted to feel sure it was right for the bike. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by focotacoma View Post
    FWIW if any of you people are from colorado, (especially the denver area) Wheat Ridge Cyclery has two a small and a medium in stock, one with a pro build and one with a race build. They look sweet!!!!!!
    See, I had heard that there have only been Mediums and Larges so far and that S and XL will be in a later batch.

    Finding information on this frame is like an expedition trying to find a real Yeti. The people in the village are telling me the creature exists, but except for 3 or 4 photos I can't find any evidence that it does!

    Once I see my Med Turquoise with my own two eyes, and can touch it...then I'll know it's real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaighway View Post
    Looks amazing - Question for you - is the 36 fork dialled at 160mm or 150mm. I'm getting a BOS Deville 160mm and wanted to feel sure it was right for the bike. Thanks
    My fork came from Yeti specifically for this bike so it should be tuned to 150mm.

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    Bikerglen is the rear shock a RP23 or CTD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toons101 View Post
    bikerglen is the rear shock a rp23 or ctd?
    rp23.

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    After calling YETI, my LBS told me that my large turq 66c will be here this week. We will see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex View Post
    After calling YETI, my LBS told me that my large turq 66c will be here this week. We will see...
    will be interested in some turq shots.
    So far I think the look of the AL version (on this screen) is more impressive.
    Let us know how you compare the CF to AL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex View Post
    After calling YETI, my LBS told me that my large turq 66c will be here this week. We will see...
    When did you order yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swade View Post
    When did you order yours?
    Three weeks ago, but I was first for a large turquoise.

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    shipin dates

    I was on the phone to Silverfish UK the other day and was told 2 things.
    1)
    Latest shiping date for the UK for yeti from Golden is now the 7th June, and will be air freight. So if UK customers if lucky will be looking at around 5 - 10 days after that after dealing with customs and sorting all the shop / dealer orders out.
    (my local shop is waiting for 2 SB66c's) mine included with a load of other parts to mke sure I CAN build it.
    and 2)
    Aparantly so far only around a dozen or so SB66c frames have left Golden to date for various resons like mags n such and the odd lucky person. This will explain the lack of build pics and spec posts on forums and the web in general.

    Oh.....
    And after 3 months I'm still shoping for bits for mine..
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    Well I must have got one the few that has shipped out. I got my last week. Its not the turq that that some are looking for. Finished building it the other night and was waiting to get some good pics outside but it have been kind of over cast that past few days. so heres some bad cell phone pics.

    Frame: Med blk/gry
    Fork: Fox 36 van
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Stem: Thomson
    Bars: Loaded Amxc
    Post: Thomson
    Saddle: Speed V
    Brakes: Avid elixir 5
    Drive train: Retro 9 speed, 2x9 , lol
    Front derail: slx
    Rear derail: xt
    Cranks: slx
    Wheels: Easton Haven
    Pedals: Wellgo flats
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Damf F&R

    Some of the components will change. I stole some of the stuff from my TransAm to get it complete for this weekend. Just have decided what i want to do for brakes and bars yet. As it sits in the pics it around 30lbs +/- on the bathroom scale.
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    ^^^^ Awesome ^^^^

    Still waiting on my L turq....

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex View Post
    ^^^^ Awesome ^^^^

    Still waiting on my L turq....
    Me too....

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    My build is the medium turq, XTR Trail 2x10, RS Revelation WCs Hope Pro 2 evos on Stans something or other.

    I ordered mine in November 2011 from a well known rigid UK store... going to the Tribe meet too so will need the bike as soon as possible. Wont be able to ride my DH9 round the Long Mynd!!

    Hope what diamondratuk says is true but on the shorter of the two dates.

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    Just finished building my Large Turq 66c. Sram XX, Race Face 2x Cranks, Easton Haven Carbons, Formula R1 brakes. 26.5lbs on the shop scale all in. Going to go get it dirty right now!
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    Oh my...
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    O.M.G thats lush

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    I am waiting (not very patiently!) for a med turquoise. On Friday my bike shop told me I could get a black/grey frame now if I want to switch colors. It was tempting, but decided that I'll continue to wait for what I really want. Your photo reconfirms my decision. That thing is badass.

    How is the shifting performance with the mrp 2x chain guide on there?

    Please, please more photos.
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    SB-66c build:
    1x with chain-guide
    XT
    Easton Haven Wheels
    SB66 Carbon build thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338175115.805668.jpgSB66 Carbon build thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338175132.343419.jpg
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    Yeti sb-66 RaceXT

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLAwrench View Post
    Just finished building my Large Turq 66c. Sram XX, Race Face 2x Cranks, Easton Haven Carbons, Formula R1 brakes. 26.5lbs on the shop scale all in. Going to go get it dirty right now!
    Fantastic build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaighway View Post
    I understand Medium Turquoise and Large Grey are in first batch and are starting their shipment on Friday
    Any news?
    It's 6 weeks since the ONLY carbon 66 has been posted here!

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    Anybody knows the exact/verified weight of a SB66-C frame? Thank you.

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    im sure various geeks / nerds will weigh diferent sizes frames as they unpack em out of thier fluffy protective boxes before building them up.
    question is? is the weight refering to a naked frame with no shock as some of us are swaping shocks around. and / or with or with out the blanking plate / ISCG fitting / naked BB shell ?

    I think the frame should be weighed without shock and BB hardware fitted, it will be the only way to get real numbers.

    Also a lot frame manufactures give weights without shock weight now, seams to be a growing trend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamondratuk View Post

    I think the frame should be weighed without shock and BB hardware fitted, it will be the only way to get real numbers.
    Same here. But I think the quoted weight on the Yeti page (6.0 lbs or 2.72 kg) is with shock. For comparison a "naked" Santa Cruz Nomad C frame without shock is about 2.4 kg (about 5.29 lbs).

    So lets wait till we see some picture of a SB66-C frame on a scale

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLAwrench View Post
    Just finished building my Large Turq 66c. Sram XX, Race Face 2x Cranks, Easton Haven Carbons, Formula R1 brakes. 26.5lbs on the shop scale all in. Going to go get it dirty right now!

    Turq makes all the difference imho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    Turq makes all the difference imho...
    I love that nobody knows what type of frame I'm riding with the gray on black combination.

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    Anyone who is waiting on one, I was down at go-ride this weekend they had two, I believe mediums and I believe they are not spoken for as of saturday afternoon. Give em a call to find out the definite scoop but the bike looked awesome!
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    I personally think Yetis should be Turq, but each their own and all that

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    My large turq finally came in last week and I built it up Friday night. 3 rides in and I am really impressed. I have a new wheel-set as well. So while the bike feels stiffer than my 66a, some (or all) of it could be due to that. Other than the weight loss, the most noticeable difference to me is the super damped feel vs. the 66a. This thing is so quiet and unflappable. Amazing. Built up easy. Quality and finish was flawless. Nice work YETI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex View Post
    My large turq finally came in last week and I built it up Friday night. 3 rides in and I am really impressed. I have a new wheel-set as well. So while the bike feels stiffer than my 66a, some (or all) of it could be due to that. Other than the weight loss, the most noticeable difference to me is the super damped feel vs. the 66a. This thing is so quiet and unflappable. Amazing. Built up easy. Quality and finish was flawless. Nice work YETI.
    My XT wheels are XTR ״inspired" except 12x142.
    Great/solid wheels
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    So here is the build. Large turq 66c. Full XTR (wheels too) Easton Haven carbon bars and post. Easton Haven 70mm stem. Fox Float RLC 150. Conti Mountain King protection 2.4 front / Conti X-King 2.2 rear. King headset. XT pedals. 26.8 lbs.

    Was temped by an IBIS HD while waiting, but I am so happy I didn't fold. For me, the YETI geometry is perfect, and in the end, I think Switch >DW-Link. I love this bike

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    While I continue to wait for my med turq, I was able to see a black/grey frame before and after it was built at my lbs. as expected, online pics do it no justice. The frame is a work of art. The construction itself appears totally different than the carbon on my 575 rear and the ASR 5c. And the tubes, especially the down tube is much more massive than appears in pics. There was a med 66a there with the same build and the 66c felt significantly (pounds) lighter. That thing looks and feels like a race rocket.

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    for people in the waiting place


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    SB66 carbon by Tribe Sport Group in France !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben575 View Post
    SB66 carbon by Tribe Sport Group in France !
    Sweet bike, sweet bokeh!

    Dagnabbit. Really wishing I would have taken a photo like this of my bike before I rode it.

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    Any news on when will the small SB-66c be arriving at the bike shops?

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    Finished the build Sunday - start beating on it tonight.

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    Nice looking build. What Wheels do you have on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaighway View Post
    Nice looking build. What Wheels do you have on it?
    Enve AM on a DT 240s out back and an XTR out front.

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    That's a "tall" seat post.....

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    Beautiful, beautiful bike. Just curious: any idea of final weight (is that a medium)?

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    28.25 lb as she sits. Not as light as I thought it would be, but I'll live with it just fine. Have not taped up for tubeless yet, so there are tubes in there. Will loose some there. I'll gain some back when I finish rebuilding my Reverb post and put it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    Beautiful, beautiful bike. Just curious: any idea of final weight (is that a medium)?
    It's a large as well.

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    What shock did it ship with. I heard rumour that 2013 ctd shocks are being used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockland View Post
    28.25 lb as she sits. Not as light as I thought it would be, but I'll live with it just fine. Have not taped up for tubeless yet, so there are tubes in there. Will loose some there. I'll gain some back when I finish rebuilding my Reverb post and put it on.
    With that build its got to be lighter than that.

    I can't believe there's a thread running on how some people think the SB-66c is ugly. I ride a Mojo HD and I think your ride looks absolutely SICK!!!

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    spotted this earlier today. wonder what is up with the tape on the chain and seat stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockland View Post
    28.25 lb as she sits. Not as light as I thought it would be, but I'll live with it just fine. Have not taped up for tubeless yet, so there are tubes in there. Will loose some there. I'll gain some back when I finish rebuilding my Reverb post and put it on.
    Yeah, a bit surprising given the build. All things considered, still good for a six inch bike. Again, just a great looking build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunisher View Post
    spotted this earlier today. wonder what is up with the tape on the chain and seat stays.
    That looks like a small sized frame & the part joining the top tube and seat tube looks more proportionate compared to the large sized ones. It even has the latest Fox RP23 CTD fitted. I sure hope mine comes with the new rear shock.

    Has anyone done any comparison between the DOSS and the new KS LEV. I am leaning more towards the LEV due to the fixed position cable routing but I heard lots bout how unreliable KS products are??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunisher View Post
    spotted this earlier today. wonder what is up with the tape on the chain and seat stays.
    Roadie handlebar tape to keep it quiet.

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    My guess is - It's to protect the stays from heel rub.

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    agree, I've got the stays wrapped up in a similar fashion on my '95 to protect them from the heel of my shoes.

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    All you need to put on there for heel rub is a piece of helicopter tape where your heel contacts. I've had that on my SB for 6 months and you can't even see it unless you really look for it.

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    damn that's a good looking bike.

    I just wear suede shoes to make sure I don't scuff my bikes - or rubber boots when it's wet

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    Dear Yeti,
    Something is missing in this picture. Please ship out more black/turquoise SB66-C's size small. Thank you.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SB66 Carbon build thread-dsc02956.jpg  


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    you mean this one I am holding? lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inca View Post
    you mean this one i am holding? Lol
    aaaaaaaarrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhh

    When was that pic taken???????

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    lol last week @ Yeti..

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    Looks like a large. Did you see any other sizes (like medium)?

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    Anybody with a picture of a small sb66c frame?

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    SB66 Carbon build thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1341084712.029222.jpg

    Omfg, this bike is completely awesome. I've only ridden it for twenty minutes following today's build but it flys and floats. Not sure of the weight so will let you know when I know.

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    So after two weeks of waiting to find out whether a frame can be shipped to our regional distributor (only one for the entire region), Yeti has allegedly explained the delays.

    The frames are made in Taiwan (no suprise there), then shipped to the US for a quality inspection. Of the last shipment received, only 20% passed this inspection!

    Kinda scary in the end 'cause you start to wonder what the quality issues might be and whether they were all picked up.

    Even if I could order this online (it appears noone in the world has available stock), Yeti prevents distributors from anywhere else exporting to here! Aaaahhhh!!!

    Is anyone seeing any moment in their next of the woods?

    Any hints on where any large frames may be hiding for sale?
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    With an 80% rejection rate I'd not worry about frames that pass inspection.

    Seriously.

    But that right there tells you one of the reasons for the surcharge required for the carbon hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    With an 80% rejection rate I'd not worry about frames that pass inspection.
    True...however, even though the number of reviews are comparatively limited, I can't find anyone that has yet to comment on any frame related issues they have encountered.

    Has anyone here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicSpew View Post
    Has anyone here?
    Haven't noticed any - but it's early in the 66c lifetime yet. Gotta be some kind of Heavy Abuser out there somewhere blasting into everything on theirs.

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    Hopefully not abuse, but I've been riding it as hard as I can. 450 trail miles, 75k feet of climbing/ descending.... Frame is holding strong

    Really enjoying the bike this summer, makes so many of the local straight up/down trails more fun

    If a pic is worth a 1000 words...


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    Great video.

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    Hi there, I've been watching this thread since January waiting patiently to see peoples bikes pop up, it's taken a while but it looks like the dam has opened and a few SB66C's at least have finally arrived here in the UK.
    Plush Hill Cycles have kindly sorted me a out an ali SB66 to run for the last few weeks as it looked like the carbons were still a way off but as luck would have it mine is finally here. I've still not seen it in the flesh but invisiFrame have popped a pic of it up on twitter with it's new layer of protective vinyl...

    It's getting built up on Sat and I'll try and drop a pic for you guys on here once it is.


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    Pleased to hear there are some trickling through to the UK. I can't wait for mine however its still a few weeks away :-(

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    Had to look damb hard but, I found one!

    Shipping this week, will hopefully complete the build next weekend:

    Groupset : XTR Trail
    Forks : 36 TALAS*160 FIT RC2
    Wheelset : 2012 Crossmax SX
    Tyres : Nobby Nic Evolution Allgrounder
    Rotors : XT/Saint 203mm / 160mm (XTR doesn't come in 6 bolt!)
    Headset : Chirs King InSet 2
    Stem : Easton 2012 Haven, 85mm
    Handlebars : Easton Haven Carbon Riser Bar
    Saddle : SLR Flow Team
    Seat Post : Easton 2012 Haven Carbon
    Pedals : XTR Trail

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    Check merlin for 36’s, I got a 2010 RC2 FIT for 450 quid!!! No kashima but not bothered as wasn't going to pay 950!!!!
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    Power to the LBS! : 950 USD (613 GBP) for my 2013 36's.

    Up to 600 USD cheaper than the usual online options (if they have them / will ship them).

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    Rip-off Britain as usual!!! We pay in pounds what our cousins in US pay in dollars!!! Bargain mate!
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