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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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    See what the God of bikes has to say about it..

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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..
    ENVE breaks the bank

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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!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SB66 Carbon build thread-467656_3976250255806_1567105442_3236409_208719679_o.jpg  


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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
    2012 Niner One 9
    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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