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    Selling my YETI

    Hi All,

    How do i know if my frame is Carbon or Aluminum ?(its 2004 frame)

    I need to know because i will replace my frame with El ciclon/Blur LT or Epiphany and i want to check all weights.

    Thx

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    575

    Sorry i forgot to write - its 575

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    In 2004, there was no carbon chainstays option so.. it's all aluminum.

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    Good choice on the Ciclon but Blur/Epi are simply not in the same league. Hopefully you know what geometry and ride characteristics you are after.

    Your frame is an Aluminum frame if it's a 2004.

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    Flyer - My needs from the new frame

    The new frame (with the same parts as the 575) will need to climb technical & fire road the same as the 575,but will be stiffer and more stable in the descents.(i ride aggresive XC).

    after some checking i think the El Ciclon is the best.

    I will be in the US in the 18-25/dec and i will buy a frame but i need to sell my 575 before.

    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montoya99
    How do i know if my frame is Carbon or Aluminum ?(its 2004 frame)
    Am I the only one who is bothered by the fact that he doesn't know? A question like that indicates he is not worthy of owning a Yeti.

    I'm just messin with ya, your frame is aluminum. But the aluminum 575 is still pretty light for what it is, and should be close to all the bikes you mentioned. Whats a half pound anyway?

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    Yes, it did seem to be a bit of a strange question. Presumably the OP bought the bike in the first place. And isn't it obviously aluminum or carbon just from a quick look? Or is Yeti in the strange habit of painting over carbon?

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    Like Ibis?

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    Actually that cool lookin carbon weave you see is purely cosmetic. Carbon in its natural state is a matte-ish black.

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