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    Yeti Big Top 2012 SS

    About 60 miles on the beast. Fox F29 FIT RLC 100mm fork, Sun Ringle Wheelset, Stylo Cranks (32T), SLX Brakes, Racing Ralph's, RaceFace SixC Carbon bar, Surley 22 cog, and Joplin post. About 24.5lbs. Climbs like a goat, and descends like dream-actually feels like a large DJ bike w/ the post down. Pumps, jumps, and eats up technical terrain. Started with the stem pretty high, and have lowered it and ready to cut off the excess steerer tube. Great bike!
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    NICE ....Do You like the black? I think need a little bit of color

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    Looks great! We are building another one up for a customer, really fantastic bikes.
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    Beautiful bike:-)

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    Love it, been kicking around a similar idea.

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    Wish Yeti had White/Turq/Black livery available for the BigTop this year..

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    looks great but I still like the color combo of the '11

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    leading candidate

    I've been reading about lots of 29er hardtails and right now this is top of the list for me. My biggest concern is the weight. Is the 2012 lighter than 2011?

    I've seen 4.4lb (1995g) reported for the frame - that is high, when (maybe not fairly) compared to all carbon frames, like the Highball at maybe 2.5lb (1140g). Maybe the numbers aren't exact, but clearly the Yeti gives away >>1 lb. OK, it's $800 cheaper - and that allows lighter components.

    I'm planning a very light build with Reynolds carbon wheels and XT (3x10) / XTR drivetrain and brakes.
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    Thanks for the post Wilbur. I'm currently eyeing one up myself for use as a trail/xc/endurance race bike.

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    I just picked up my Big Top last week. Great bike! I went with Yeti's standard XT build (3x10), large frame, and tubeless setup for tires. I threw on my old reliable Shimano 747 pedals. It tips the scales right at 26 lbs. with the SPD pedals installed.

    I can't wait for the trails to dry out!

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    X-9 vs XT?

    I'm looking at picking one of these up in XL. What's the difference going to be between the XT set up, and the Sram X-9 set up? Weight? Durability? Sexiness? I'd worry about the crankset lasting I suppose, but I can buy a new one if I break that one . I ride a 5 spot for everything currently, and love that bike. Seems like this would be a bit faster, more efficient for longer days, and add some spice to my life. Or, am I just wanting a new damn bike because new bikes are f'n rad.
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