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    What would you change about your Yeti from the factory?

    So obviously if you are looking in this forum you pretty much fall into the Yeti freak category, but even so I am sure there are some things you would want to have different on your bike.

    We can usually add what we want to make our Yeti perfect but what would you like to see come different from the factory?

    Perhaps something like a different spec kit? Maybe a standard Shadow+ rear deraileur, shorter chainstays, more color options, etc?

    Maybe if we get enough opinions on here we can help Yeti make better bikes for us all .

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    Type 2 rear derailer or whatever shimano calls it on the race build.

    Put the 2x10 crankset on the bike shown in the builds insted of the 3x10.

    External cable routing on the rear derailer housing. I hate internal routing (it rattles around and makes noise)

    Include the ISCG tabs. For over $2K retail c'mon!

    Do something about the rear tire contacting the seat tube.

    But I still love the bike. It's the first of many yetis' to come. And now I think I have to buy my wife a sb75.
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    Appropriate rims for the bike. The rims that came on my sb95 were just not good enough.

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    What would you change about your Yeti from the factory?

    Really liking the new X01 build but would want to swap out XT brakes. Had that option been around when I bought my SB-95 I would have went with it.

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    I second that!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Appropriate rims for the bike. The rims that came on my sb95 were just not good enough.

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    Re: What would you change about your Yeti from the factory?

    I built, so i can't criticize the components.

    I say:

    Every yeti, even my asr5, needs cable routing for a dropper. Seriously, every bike should. If they ever made a cross bike: routing for dropper.

    Oh, and, make em accept longer forks. The asr5 should accept a 150 if you want (max is 140). Sb66 should take a 170, etc. It might be wonky and slack, but you should be able to. I think it'll be 100gms of material, shouldn't be a big deal.

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    I built also so no complaints in components, but I wouldn't mind another color option.

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    Re: What would you change about your Yeti from the factory?

    5 year warranty.

    Okay I'd be happy if we could meet in the middle at 3 years, well roughly the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    I built also so no complaints in components, but I wouldn't mind another color option.
    Me too

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    Agreed about: Appropriate rims, ISCG tabs, and 2x10 stock over 3x10

    A lot of bike companies in the same price stratosphere seem to be stocking dropping posts stock. That'd be nice.

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    a 2nd water bottle mount!

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    that every frame should have the turquiose colour option...

    that if I ordered an ARCc it would come out the door as an ARC...

    or if I just ordered something it would come out the door as a road project....

    Don't want much...
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    Re: What would you change about your Yeti from the factory?

    Go back to offering anodized frame options.

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    better quality, or better sealed bearings so those of us in wetter climbs get a decent bearing lifespan

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    A paint job that doesn't seem to be made from fruit...
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    A full-suspension fat bike, or at least a frame with a rear triangle that will fit a fat tire.

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    A frame rated for at least a 300lbs guy . If Trek can do it why not Yeti?
    Chances are .. You're full of !$@&?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerth View Post
    A frame rated for at least a 300lbs guy . If Trek can do it why not Yeti?
    Not enough sales to justify the development cost.

    They do NOT target all the same markets as Trek, and I don't want them to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    Type 2 rear derailer or whatever shimano calls it on the race build.

    Put the 2x10 crankset on the bike shown in the builds insted of the 3x10.

    External cable routing on the rear derailer housing. I hate internal routing (it rattles around and makes noise)

    Include the ISCG tabs. For over $2K retail c'mon!

    Do something about the rear tire contacting the seat tube.

    But I still love the bike. It's the first of many yetis' to come. And now I think I have to buy my wife a sb75.
    I 100% agree with a clutched derailleur and a 2x10/ or 1x11 setup. There is no reason to have such an expensive bike and not include something that has been such a step forward in rear derailleurs, that almost every other bike company has already adopted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    Type 2 rear derailer or whatever shimano calls it on the race build.

    Put the 2x10 crankset on the bike shown in the builds insted of the 3x10.

    External cable routing on the rear derailer housing. I hate internal routing (it rattles around and makes noise)

    Include the ISCG tabs. For over $2K retail c'mon!

    Do something about the rear tire contacting the seat tube.

    But I still love the bike. It's the first of many yetis' to come. And now I think I have to buy my wife a sb75.
    All of the above and knock a pound off the aluminum SBs. Other manufacturers are under 7lbs for a frame and shock.

    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Appropriate rims for the bike. The rims that came on my sb95 were just not good enough.
    Seriously. The new X01 build has Crests?!?! Are you fracking kidding me?

    Quote Originally Posted by breed007 View Post
    Really liking the new X01 build but would want to swap out XT brakes. Had that option been around when I bought my SB-95 I would have went with it.
    ^THIS^ Hate to say it, but Santa Cruz offers all kits with Shimano brakes, including all Sram drivetrains. I love Sram drivetrain, but Avids are the devil's work.

    I'm a little upset that the new SB95s are getting a carbon rear triangle for the same price, but I got mine for a discount so I'm not complaining. The new SB75's geometry still has me puzzled with it's long chainstays and tall seat tube. I guess I'll have to wait for the next dirt demo to try it out.
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    seat...the sb95 comes with a horrible wtb seat
    seatpost...really no dropper as stock, doesn't make sense

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    What would you change about your Yeti from the factory?

    Make this not happen please (2.25" tire)....

    What would you change about your Yeti from the factory?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1381796143.477372.jpg

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    Wow, you need more high speed compression dampening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    Wow, you need more high speed compression dampening.
    Now with ccdba I do (and rarely use full travel), but I side with the "it shouldn't happen" camp. That happened regularly with the rp23, even with only 25% sag + volume spacer + no drops over 3' height.

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    Mine did it once or twice on a certain drop (almost to flat). I have since added the second to smallest air can spacer from fox and it seems to help. If I have time this winter I am sending the shock to push for the big hit kit.

    But you are right, it shouldn't happen any way. And for me this is with schwalbe HD in 2.35. A big tire but I'm only 170 lbs with all my junk.
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