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    yeti in da house! ASR5

    joined the tribe precisely at 1.15 today, been a long time coming. Meet my new ASR-5, large alloy enduro kit, in gunmetal slate grey. Hooo boy! Upgraded brakes to hayes stroker trails, now she's a rockin
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    Noice!

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    Nice!!
    Good to see that you got the new fox forks

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    Welcome to The TRIBE

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    It has made all the difference. R Frost

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    welcome..sick bike

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    Count me in to. Small with the Enduro kit.

    I swapped out the wheels and tires for Stans ZTR Olympic rims with Hope Pro II hubs and Conti Mountain King 2.2 tubeless.

    I'd like it to lose some more weight eventually without going $$ crazy, but aside from replacing my ancient Shimano M521 pedals, seatpost, and handlebar, I'm not sure what I might reasonably do.

    If it ever stops raining in Denver, I might actually get to ride it.


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    thx everyone, I've been having a ball: better climber, better descender, and the jumps! she's so light on her feet, seems she just wants to float off every whoopty-doo. Schweet!

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    Beautiful bike! Quick question, how tall are you?
    Maintain internal heights.

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    6', 6'-1" in cleats. M definitely too small in the 5, while I was thinking the med 575 could've been built up to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufhausen
    Count me in to. Small with the Enduro kit.

    I swapped out the wheels and tires for Stans ZTR Olympic rims with Hope Pro II hubs and Conti Mountain King 2.2 tubeless.

    I'd like it to lose some more weight eventually without going $$ crazy, but aside from replacing my ancient Shimano M521 pedals, seatpost, and handlebar, I'm not sure what I might reasonably do.

    If it ever stops raining in Denver, I might actually get to ride it.

    Hi Rufhausen

    Nice bike, How tall are you? I'm 5.3" so I don't know if the S or XS is the best opcion for mee. Do you know the weight (original and after you modcifications). Also do you know the large of the size of the stem. Thansk!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB ABQ
    joined the tribe precisely at 1.15 today, been a long time coming. Meet my new ASR-5, large alloy enduro kit, in gunmetal slate grey. Hooo boy! Upgraded brakes to hayes stroker trails, now she's a rockin
    Schweet ride! Great color! Dang, I really really want mine now... at least it's raining in Golden at the moment and the trails are soaked. Boo...

    Quote Originally Posted by twin
    Nice bike, How tall are you? I'm 5.3" so I don't know if the S or XS is the best opcion for mee.
    My girlfriend is between 5'1" and 5'2" and she's ridden both the S and XS. We just ordered her the XS, she felt it fit much better. Her good friend is a couple inches taller and got the S. That may or may not be of much help to you?
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    I have the same bike!
    Nice choice.
    The only issues I've had is the the Mavic Cross Ride hubs. They are center lock but come with a 6 bolt adaptor... my discks are 6 bolt. I had both retainer rings come loose! The rear came loose and allowed the disk to spin on the 6 bolt adapter. Not good.

    It's such a nice XC bike! My fist FS bike as well and SUPER easy to ride hard!


    Go get it dirty!


    Oh.... I'm 6 feet tall and went with a medium.

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    dirty deed done!

    dirty? done! put 32 miles on her this weekend, incl her first scratch, sniff. what a fun ride!

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    Hey, can you snap a pic of your rear deraileur cable routing as it exits the swing arm?
    I think I may have too much of a loop happening.

    again, SUPER nice bike....
    I'm running the 575 brakes. They are OK, but I can't find much info at all on them. I've got a 180mm rotor and adaptor going on this week. That should help. nice Hayes setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin
    Hi Rufhausen

    Nice bike, How tall are you? I'm 5.3" so I don't know if the S or XS is the best opcion for mee. Do you know the weight (original and after you modcifications). Also do you know the large of the size of the stem. Thansk!!
    I'm 5'6". I demoed the Medium and it just felt a little big while the Small felt perfect in the shop, though there's not a whole lot of difference between the two in terms of geometry.

    Looks like only .2 inches difference in standover height between XS and S, but that's affected by the tires and the stock tires are bigger than what I have. The effective top tube length might be more of a determining factor for you, depending on how long your arms are, etc.

    I don't know the weight before the wheelset/tires swap, but I can feel the difference for sure.

    I'll have to check on the stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cducati
    Hey, can you snap a pic of your rear deraileur cable routing as it exits the swing arm?
    I think I may have too much of a loop happening.





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    Thanks.
    I have a rather large loop that's caused some rubbing as the cable housing enters the rear of the swin arm.
    Time to re adjust.

    Thanks!

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    beat me to it, but mine is much the same as ncativo's above. Happy trails!

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    Beautiful Bike..

    What does that thing weigh? Is the back end stiff laterally?

    How is the bob going up hill? Do you have to use pro pedal?

    This bike is on my short list and I do not want to spend the extra to go carbon....yours is awesome in that grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelve34
    What does that thing weigh? Is the back end stiff laterally?

    How is the bob going up hill? Do you have to use pro pedal?

    This bike is on my short list and I do not want to spend the extra to go carbon....yours is awesome in that grey.
    (edit): 29-30 pounds on the kitchen scale. She's very responsive in acceleration, railing the turns.

    She is a stellar climber, best I've ridden hands down, but I'm certainly no bike guru. No propedal required, tho you can feel her stiffen a bit with it on the lightest of 3 settings. I played around a bit w/ propedal this weekend, ended up just leaving it off for last coupla rides, the last ride a strenuous uphill out and back- Faulty Trail. As for color, she's a matte anodized gunmetal gray, little bit o blue undertone tinting the gray, subtle + super schweet.

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    Here's Mine In White

    yeti in da house! ASR5-yeti-asr5-160610.jpg

    Another new member, had my 5 (alloy) for 2 months/100 miles now and love it. Mine came in at 27.5 lbs (pedals on).

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    Quote Originally Posted by awd123
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    Another new member, had my 5 (alloy) for 2 months/100 miles now and love it. Mine came in at 27.5 lbs (pedals on).
    Congras!

    What size? I saw that you have slx so can you put you components? did you buy just the frame?

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    Bought as a custom build from LBS as no complete ASR5's available at that time in the UK. Size is medium. Build as follows: -

    Brakes/Crank/Shifters/Mechs all Shimano SLX
    Heatset - Chris King
    Stem - Thomson
    Bars - Moneylite XC70 carbon
    Seat post - Race Face Evolve
    Saddle - Yeti SDG
    Wheels - Stans 355 (tubeless) with Hope Pro II hubs
    Tires - Maxxis Ignitor
    Grips - Yeti lock on
    Pedals - DMR V8

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    Quote Originally Posted by awd123
    Bought as a custom build from LBS as no complete ASR5's available at that time in the UK. Size is medium. Build as follows: -

    Brakes/Crank/Shifters/Mechs all Shimano SLX
    Heatset - Chris King
    Stem - Thomson
    Bars - Moneylite XC70 carbon
    Seat post - Race Face Evolve
    Saddle - Yeti SDG
    Wheels - Stans 355 (tubeless) with Hope Pro II hubs
    Tires - Maxxis Ignitor
    Grips - Yeti lock on
    Pedals - DMR V8
    Nice. May I ask, why alloy? and not carbon. ride type?

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    Didn't consider carbon as total bike cost would have been too much (for me), extra £600 (I think) over the alloy for 1 lbs weigh saving.
    Also I usually keep my bike's for a long time and upgrade as I go and tend to agree with the review in What Mountain Bike, they tested the alloy vs. carbon back to back and came to the conclusion that the alloy would be more durable for long term ownership.

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