Last week I was able to demo ride the Yeti BS95c at Corner Canyon in Draper, Utah.
The bike is fantastic. The 2lb weight drop is very noticeable as the bike is very easy to maneuver and feels much more "flickable" than the Alloy version. Coming from other 29er's this did not feel like I was riding a 29" wheel - the bike maneuvered too easily and the steering was too quick.
For anyone who is familiar with the area I rode Clarks up to the Park tool station. The climb was smooth and the switch suspension is fantastic giving a solid pedaling platform while soaking up bumps so the ride is smooth and fast ( I was the weak link here - hahha)
Rode from the tool station to Brocks and over to the top of Ghost Falls. Brocks was fast and fun with the bike giving a soild feel that was connected to the trail at speed.
Ghost falls down was a blast - the bike kept me pinned to the trail as I hit switchbacks and sweepers at speed. I was riding a Ikon in the rear and an Ardent up front which I feel is a great combo for the bike for most of Utahs trail riding.
At the T on Ghost I went left and traversed over to the lower half of Rush. The grin on my face as I hit all the doubles - burms - sweepers and step-ups on lower Rush to the bottom was there the whole time. This bike was MADE for these trails. The bike gave me the feedback I needed to keep the wheels where I wanted but kept the experience raw enough that the fun factor is very high.
I was looking at a few other bikes but SB95c won me over easily without even trying. Can't say enough good things about the ride quality. I was on the Race setup with full XT and M1700 DT wheels.
First shipment can't get here soon enough.
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