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    yeti for 235lb clyde

    Hi currently ride a 06 575, looking at a new 575 or sb66a, any suggestions which is better for 235 lb clyde, riding Adirondack trails. thanks

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    Waynes,

    I had an 2005 575, have a 2010 575 and now a SB66c.

    The 05 575 has a lot of flex compared to the 10 and it is my understanding the 13 575 is much stiffer than both of them.

    All of this said the SB66c (my buddy has SB66a) are much stiffer than either of my 575s.

    I'm about 200lbs with gear but either 13 will be much much stiffer than the 06 575 you are on.

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    I'm 235 myself. I was riding a 08 575 and just built up an 11 ASR-7. The 7 is so much beefier and stable than my 575. A friend of mine rides a 66a and I would say that it is just about as stout as my 7. I almost went with a 13 575 until I found a leftover 7 hiding out in my size.

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    Love my SB-95. Had a couple 575s previous to that; was 250 riding the 575, now about 200. Can't go wrong weather way; I would make the choice based on ride, not which might be buried. Either will be great for you.
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    Hi Guys, Thank for the response. REally like the sb66 but hear a lot about the bearing problems,creaks. also get confused about ride review say you feel more trail nuances where 575 is more plush, I don't to jumps, but do ride root,rock covered trails, with lots of climbing, so just want to make the right decision. again thanks for your input.

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    FWIW- I changed bearing kit on my 95 at 2k miles. Could have gone another 1,000, I think, and I ride the snot out of the bike. Central Texas is not kind to equipment.

    If you do lots of climbing, SB-66 is probably the better choice. Any reason you are not looking at the SB-95? Climbs incredibly well, descends like a banshee, and the 29" wheels would help on the roots and rocks.
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    Hi Waynes
    I'm at about 245lb and have a 66c. She is fantastic to ride down rough rocky root infested trails. Its really solid but without feeling heavy. I haven't noticed any flex in the frame.

    If the budget allows, go the carbon 66, its the super bike
    This bike makes me out to be a way better rider than I am

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    Hi All, What size fork are you using, think I ma going for the sb66 (just not ready for the sb95 yet) now wondering if the new fox 160 34 is sufficient or should I go with the fox 36. Shop told me yesterday the 34 is as stiff as the 36 plus it has the CTD. thanks

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    waynes: from '02 to '07 I rode a 6" FS bike with a 5" fork that had 32mm legs, and was pretty happy. In '07 I switched to a fork with 35mm legs and a 20mm thru-axle and it was so much more stiff it was crazy. Currently I'm riding an SB95 with the Fox 32 Float 29 on it, with the 15mm thru-axle, and I feel like it's essentially as stiff as that fork from '07 (even though I'm on the 29er now instead of the 26er).

    I think you'd be fine with the Fox 160 34.

    Just my opinion though.

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    Hi again, what wheels are you guys using? I thought I wanted I9 enduros (last yrs model) but read that bearings burn out, if brake is used to much. thanks

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    I'm on Azonic Outlaws. Not light, but bullet proof.

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    yeti for 235lb clyde

    Hand built specifically for me and my use always worked out best.

    It is a huge discussion about custom wheels though.

    I personally am a Chris King hub fan boy, but for 12 years they have never let me down.

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    yeti for 235lb clyde

    I ran a fox 36 fork and rear bolt on axle on my 08 575 for quite a while and it improved the feel of the bike drastically. I wanted to run a coil shock and switched to the asr 7. Much stiffer better suited to clydes especially with a coil shock. Haven't ridden a 66 but sounds like its plenty stiff, better pedaling than the 7 and can run coil or air.

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    im 240-245 and ride a 08 575 with fox 36 and love it vs when it had a fox 32 140 talas

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    Fork - Rockshox Lyrik rc2dh solo air 170, reduced to 160, has a 20mm t/a
    Wheels- Light-bicycle carbon rims on Hope Pro 2 evo hubs.

    Have used a fox 36 before, it was good, no complaints, just wanted to try the Lyrik (which was also cheaper), both forks are good.

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