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    Is Yeti phasing out the ASR-5 model

    It sounds like it's a done deal that the ASR will only be available in Carbon for 2013. I also noticed in the leaked 2013 brochure, that the ASR-5C is pushed to the back with less than a page of description. The reduced material offering and its position in the "lineup" makes me think they are phasing it out.

    Any thoughts as to the reason? Reading this forum, it appears that the wheel/travel combination isn't very attractive to many riders. Is it a matter of "with 5" of travel, I want 29ers and with 26" wheels, I want more travel?'

    The ASR-5 seems to be the perfect bike for a smaller XC rider, like me, so I'm disappointed to see what appears to be a departure from that model.

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    I really hope not, I recently built up a DW link all mountain ride, and comparing it to my ASR5C, the ASR5 definitely has a place in the lineup. I have also tried a Blur with VPP and I think the same. Yes the VPP or DW link bike is better on square edged hits, plusher, and all that, but, in terms of minimizing pedal bob its better but not miraculously better than my trusty single pivot yeti.

    I think single pivot's just get badmouthed these days and no one takes them seriously but with a very carefully tuned shock ASR5 proves they can be almost as good as many VPP/DW/SB designs.

    ASR5C is probably about as dialed as a single pivot trail bike will get, it would be a shame to lose it.

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    Hopefully making room for the 575C!!
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    The ASRc is gone from the website.

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    ASR-5 alloy is gone, done, finished.
    Yeti is continuing the ASR-5C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsarxxx View Post
    The ASRc is gone from the website.
    I think you mean ASR-Al is gone from website - ASRC is still there:

    Yeti Cycles / Home

    ASR5C is still there but no ASR5-AL

    Yeti Cycles / Home

    Also ASR7 is gone, I must have missed the memo on that. That was a nice bike!

    They are all-in on SB then. I would have thought the 575 would go before the ASR7 did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddprocter View Post
    I think you mean ASR-Al is gone from website - ASRC is still there:

    Yeti Cycles / Home

    ASR5C is still there but no ASR5-AL

    Yeti Cycles / Home

    Also ASR7 is gone, I must have missed the memo on that. That was a nice bike!

    They are all-in on SB then. I would have thought the 575 would go before the ASR7 did.
    Am I looking at a cached copy of the website?

    ASR-5 (Aluminum) is right here: Yeti Cycles / Home

    The ASR-7 hasn't been on their site in a long time (at least since October).

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    2011 was last year of the ASR7,,, Unfortunately...
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    maybe it will come with SB65 in near future?

    I'm really appreciated with my ASR-5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarsandtears View Post
    2011 was last year of the ASR7,,, Unfortunately...
    Hum...just seems to me if their going to cut the 29er model loose, the rest isn't far behind. It's a shame, the ASR I a nice model, it was a close call between one and my SB95.

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    Decline 2013 buyers guide shows Asr 5 with reduced price for the XT version.
    Hmmm
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    really? because the only ASR5 alloy's left "are for warranty."

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