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    what fork?

    Hardtail turquoise arc #344 just snagged frame only.will a 100mm travel be OK? Is the year 1993? Thanks
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    1993?

    you know 70mm was downhill bike travel then, right?
    That frame was designed around about 40mm. Any modern fork you get, you will need to reduce the travel. a lot.

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    how to tell what year?

    the factory states they have no records from the Durango era & zero advice so looking for some direction.frame looks new w/out disc tabs which makes me date it prior to 1996 period.maybe it was sold w/a rigid fork???

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    You might get more helpful info in the VRC forum, but my recollection is they didn't sell complete bikes back then, just frames. That was true of most higher-end mountain bikes.
    I am sure that their xc team were running 35-40mm manitou forks in 93, but it was pretty common to put those forks on bikes that were designed for rigid too.

    is it a 1-1/4" head tube, or 1-1/8? Does it have a cantilever cable stop? That would be helpful in dating it.
    In any event, there aren't much choices in modern suspension forks that would work without modification.

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    dating???

    MOMBAT: Yeti Cycles History 1 1/8" headtube,believe only the FRO models were 1 1/2",no canti stop,rivit on cable stops,non-replaceable hanger........

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    VRC forum. Those guys live for stuff like this.

    v-brakes didn't exist in '93 (very, very vivid memories here of early suspension and trying to make cantilevers work. I had a 93 GT with effectively no rear brake because of this), so it not having a hanger probably makes it more recent than that.

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    Year???

    bikeography ht VRC narrowed it down to 97-98 - as did this info;

    a2008arccolourARC:- 1992 to today, ARC Alloy Racing Composite, One of the very first Alloy frames available, Yeti Custom designed tubing(Easton 7005 series ProGram Varilite) , worked on by Chuck Teixira of Easton, welded up at Yeti despite Parkers strict instruction not to! The future of the MTB was here, In 1992 Yeti had won more NORBA, Grundig cup,and World Cup events than all other teams combined! Each frame featured Loopstays, Oval toptube, Riveted Alloy cable guides,and 1 1/4 headset. The tubes are 25% stiffer and lighter than Steel. 1996 ARC gets different design of chain and seat stays for more heel clearance. 1997 ARC gets Troy Lee Graphics and a 'flared' downtube, headset shrinks to 1 1/8. Yetiman headbadge remains for now. 1999 ARC gets large 'DART' style paint, Forged seat and chainstay Yokes with disc mounts, and for the first time,a replaceable drop out.Looses Yetiman and gains an AXE headbadge, last ARC Made in Durango around this time. 2001 same frame, different colours, made in Golden. 2002 ARC looses the forged Yokes,and the tubes take up the space. 2003 Easton Scandium top and down tube for the ARC, also gets a neater, lighter cool looking chainstay yoke. this also helped/ looks like a 60mm travel sus. fork also....
    Last edited by 02_NRS; 03-23-2012 at 08:31 AM. Reason: forgot.

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