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    The fork came with my anniversary 575 (that is in the background) the tires are the only 26 tires I had at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    The fork came with my anniversary 575 (that is in the background) the tires are the only 26 tires I had at the moment.
    I think they look great. Where did you get the saddle from?
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    Off the Yeti site a couple years ago, I also have a team version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    Off the Yeti site a couple years ago, I also have a team version.
    Shucks, I don't think the white saddles are available anymore. I have one on my 303 RDH but it is not in the greatest condition and I'd like to replace it. Thanks for the information though.
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    I really jealous of you guys... when I'm still waiting for my Lime SB66...
    Almost 2 months now and just got the news that the frame delayed...sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkc_john View Post
    I really jealous of you guys... when I'm still waiting for my Lime SB66...
    Almost 2 months now and just got the news that the frame delayed...sigh...
    Bummer its worth it though
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    Smile Yeti SB-66 finally arriving like a beast in a white out

    Yahoooooo! My Yeti sb66 equipped XT is finally shipping from Jenson which missed my initial ship by two weeks. When I called Jenson had no idea when they would fulfill my order...could be another month "or so" they said. But a quick call to Yeti and a friendly chat with Seth seemed to move things up. Thanks Seth! Got my finger on the trigger and racers wonder why, livin' in the city is do or die. Soooo excited to cascade this bike, single track it, leap it, urban-cross it, fire road it and DH bomb it. Got my pedals ready. I'm like a virgin teen knowing this is the night I get lucky. Mammouth and Big Bear first, then catalina, then OC, then Angeles Crest. Yayhooo!

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    I know how you feel. I've had my black medium for a few weeks and absolutely love it! I'll post some photos later. Also- for someone interested in a black Med frame I was at my local Yeti dealer in Seattle and they have one available!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinogod View Post
    Yahoooooo! My Yeti sb66 equipped XT is finally shipping from Jenson which missed my initial ship by two weeks. When I called Jenson had no idea when they would fulfill my order...could be another month "or so" they said. But a quick call to Yeti and a friendly chat with Seth seemed to move things up. Thanks Seth! Got my finger on the trigger and racers wonder why, livin' in the city is do or die. Soooo excited to cascade this bike, single track it, leap it, urban-cross it, fire road it and DH bomb it. Got my pedals ready. I'm like a virgin teen knowing this is the night I get lucky. Mammouth and Big Bear first, then catalina, then OC, then Angeles Crest. Yayhooo!
    Where on Catalina are you going to ride?

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    Is anyone running a non-inset headset? Like a King or Cane creek 110?

    Coming off a 575 with a regular headset this bike seem to sit lower in the front.

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    Got it!

    Finally got my yeti sb-66 from yeti. This is the first time I have ordered a built bike through the mail and I didn't know what to expect. Jenson shipped on the 27th and I got it the next day! The build and tune was perfect despite some crazy stories from my local bike shop. Expertly packed, every surface expertly protected, it was just a matter of decommissioning the foam and zip ties, bolting the bars and putting on the front wheel. Brake and gear tune was perfect. Now I just need my ordered pedals to catch up with my bike and get those skins on the frame. Played around with old pedals and air rates -- excited to tune the ride and report back with more. First race will be at Casper's wilderness park in OC, CALIF on Nov 12. Woooo Hooooo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    Is anyone running a non-inset headset? Like a King or Cane creek 110?

    Coming off a 575 with a regular headset this bike seem to sit lower in the front.
    I believe it's designed around the ZS headsets. You could use a stem with a higher rise, or a higher-rise handlebar to help. Add a couple of spacers under your stem...
    Maintain internal heights.

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    Yep. I discovered that today. The CC 40 I have right now is really fine so I think I'll just try some different bars.

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    Yesterday I took the plunge! I was able to snag the medium turquoise enduro build from Jenson and it should arrive in a week. I was hoping to overnight it so I can build and ride this weekend but apparently they have to build it up for warranty reasons and they won't ship it un-built. LAME.

    Currently I have a TR450 for DH and I needed a trail bike. I'm going to keep it mostly stock for the time being except for swapping tires for Conti Trail King 2.2, much wider bar, 50mm stem, and adding a bash guard.
    I'm sure in the near future I'll end up with a 20mm wheelset and a Float 36 160mm as well as better brakes, but for now you really can't beat the decent enduro build for a cheap $3500.

    Can't wait to have a bike I can actually pedal uphill again!

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    1st 90 min.

    Yeti has made an astounding bike -- the key is finding that sweet spot in the suspension tune. I would say from the feel the 25% sag factor is a good starting point. I like my bikes stiff partially because I come from a world of motocross motorcycles. The bike does everything seamlessly and feels like a long travel XC bike the more I tune it. Can't wait to get this snow monster on some gnarly single track and downhill. Right now I need to better tune the rebound. The yeti xt build is such a classy kit and from several angles you notice the play of art and tech. One of my first impressions was that this would be a bike James Cameron would design and build. The only thing missing would be the hydrogen engine wrapped around the eccentric pivot. Final thought was also that pedal position and transfer of power was incredible. Very fast on these horse trails and fire roads. I will post some photos soon.

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    I took possession of a lime medium SB66 Race (XT) build. I will be putting the Gravity Dropper on the SB this weekend. I took it out for a two hour ride a couple of days ago and it is truly every thing every one says. Once I rode it, I just started taking apart the 575 to sell! In my opinion the SB is a great bike for both climbing and and descending.

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    My Super Bike

    SB-66 Turquoise S
    Enduro Build
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    Thomson Elite X4 70mm Stem
    Thomson Elite Seatpost
    Point One Racing Podium Pedals
    Fizik Aliante Gamma XM Saddle

    Finally got around to taking some pictures.
    My favorite bike ever:
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    ^^ Looks great! Mine arrives on wednesday but those pics will get me through to then.

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    looks great!

    The real weight of the s size? (only frame+ shock)

    Anyone has revised the geo? it's same that yeti Publishes on its website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEEDMONKEY View Post
    Here is my baby and 2 others we just finished building.

    Large Lime w/ 36, 1x10 w/ Prototype MRP Micro G2SL and DT Carbon Enduro 1550's




    Medium Turq w/ 36, 1x10 and MRP Mini G2 and DT Swiss 1750's




    Large Pro XTR w/ 36 and MRP LRP and DT Swiss 240s/EX500



    Med X9 w/ Lyric and MRP XCG 40 and DT Swiss Tricon 1700/1750F

    Here is another that we just finished today. This customer elected to go 1x10 with a MRP Mini G2 SL, and also upgrade to a Fox Float 36, and DT Swiss EX 1750 Wheels. Sweet ride for sure!

    Don't take the smooth lines fast, take the fast lines smooth.
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    Keep those builds coming and a few more turquoise pics please
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    Here is the latest build we have completed.

    SB-66A w/ Ruby Canyon Cycles Ultimate Build. Here are some highlights:

    Fox Float 36
    DT Swiss EXC 1550 Wheels
    XTR Trail Brakes w/ Icetech rotors (160mm)
    XTR R Der w/ Stabilizer
    XTR Shifter
    MRP Mini G2SL Guide
    XO DH Cranks
    KMC X10SL Ti Chain
    KS Supernatural 5" drop post
    Sunline V-One bar (will be changing out to S-Works Prowess Enduro Carbon soon)
    Renthal 50mm stem





    Don't take the smooth lines fast, take the fast lines smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEEDMONKEY View Post
    Here is the latest build we have completed.
    gorgeous

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    Hi does anyone know if you can use a hope pro 2 hub with th 142x12 conversion ? I know you get a kit to convert it but want to make sure you don't have to use a specific hub like a dt swiss or shimano.

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    Pro II should be fine for the 142x12 as far as I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakley198877 View Post
    SB-66 Turquoise S
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    Easton Haven Handlebar
    Thomson Elite X4 70mm Stem
    Thomson Elite Seatpost
    Point One Racing Podium Pedals
    Fizik Aliante Gamma XM Saddle

    Finally got around to taking some pictures.
    My favorite bike ever:
    I am curious to know how much the bike weighs with this build.
    Somersaults... that's how I roll.

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    Got it built up last night and today its raining! Weighs in at 30lbs on the nose. Can't wait to get out there.
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    Bike finally got delivered last week. Spent a good half a day building it. Complete custom from the ground up.

    Frame: Sml Yeti SB 66
    Fork: TALAS 120-150mm
    Stem: Thompson Elite
    Seat Post: Thompson Elite
    Seat: Thrones The Dare Devil
    Bars: Easton XC Carbon
    Shifter: XO 10 Spd Shifter
    Brakes: Hope TECH M4's 183 rotor up front 163 rear
    Chain Guide: E13
    Cranks: E13 The Hive XC Cranks
    Chain Ring: E13 33t
    Pedals: Crank Bro's Mallets
    Cassette: XT
    Derailleur: XO
    Wheels: EX823 Disc Rim with Hope Pro II



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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieNZ View Post
    Got it built up last night and today its raining! Weighs in at 30lbs on the nose. Can't wait to get out there.
    Loving the red ano on the turquoise, one of the best looking 66s ive seen for sure!
    Would be the ideal bike for the tracks over here at Rotorua.

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    @Ben575

    Great built mate! Where did you get the Formula RO's????
    Didn't know these are already available especially in black.

    Please let me know.

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    Great looking rides!! Keep them coming.

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    Still patiently waiting for my SB 66. I hope it is as good as you all are saying!
    it tied the room together man!

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    3 rides in so far and having a blast on it.










    Size medium. Purchased as enduro build and swapped a number of parts.

    Fork: 2011 Fox Float 36 160mm FIT RLC Kashima 1 1/8" steerer, Cane Creek crown race adaptor for taper HT
    Wheelset: Sun/Ringle Charger Pro 20mm/142x12
    Crankset: SRAM X.7 Chain Rings: 22 / 33 / bash
    Brakes: Avid Elixir 5 180/180mm
    Handlebar: Race Face Atlas FR cut to 29" (737mm)
    Stem: TruVativ Holzfeller 50mm
    Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.35" Super Tacky 42a front, Continental Trail King 2.2" Black Chili rear

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    Transfer, where/how did you get the Chargers with white hubs? Sweet looking SB-66.

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    Sun Ringle Charger Pro Disc Wheelset - NEW - Pinkbike.com
    They're OEM take-offs from a Cannondale. The seller is a friend of mine and he has a few sets. They're fantastic wheels at a very good price.

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    Cool. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetirider12 View Post
    @Ben575

    Great built mate! Where did you get the Formula RO's????
    Didn't know these are already available especially in black.

    Please let me know.

    Regards

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    I work at the french Yéti distributor and we also sell Formula brakes. This is a sample received in black, the final version will be in polished aluminum.

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    @Ben575

    You have a PM.

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    wow! ugly

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    @Ben575

    Could you also get me a set of those beautiful black RO's? Otherwise do you know if these will come as an OEM version or will there only be the polished ones?

    Please let me know.

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    NZ build

    Frame finally arrived yesterday, on day to late to get to the Yeti Tribe gathering here in NZ! Built it up yesterday and had first ride today.

    Felt super solid on the downhills, even with the fox 32s up front. Was thinking of going to 36s but after riding it, I think ill stick with how it is. On the ups it did the job although I did drop all but one spacer to get the front down as it was wandering a bit. With the bike park open, that wont be much of a problem! Looking forward to a long summer here with it for sure.

    Got a few photos trailside, just waiting for the 2x10 xt cranks and 2012 Reverb to turn up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieNZ View Post
    Got it built up last night and today its raining! Weighs in at 30lbs on the nose. Can't wait to get out there.
    That seat looks DANGEROUSLY high!Looks like you have the post maybe 1/4" inserted???

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    Question for you SB-66 owners: Are the modular ISCG (03 and 05) tabs coming with the frame or do you have to buy those separately? The information from the various online retailers is mixed (Jenson say you have to buy separately - huck/competitive don't really say at all). I've also called a few places but nobody seems to know the answer for sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLAW View Post
    Question for you SB-66 owners: Are the modular ISCG (03 and 05) tabs coming with the frame or do you have to buy those separately? The information from the various online retailers is mixed (Jenson say you have to buy separately - huck/competitive don't really say at all). I've also called a few places but nobody seems to know the answer for sure...
    You have to buy the ISCG tabs separately.

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    My new trail ridin' bicycle!
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    it tied the room together man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    That seat looks DANGEROUSLY high!Looks like you have the post maybe 1/4" inserted???
    Maybe dangerous if your only 5' tall. At 6'3 I don't have any problems, last time I checked 5" was more than enough inserted?

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    The Super Bike has landed...



    Spec is the Shimano XT build from Yeti Oz.
    Size is Medium and bang on 13.0kg (28.6lb) including XT Trail pedals
    2012 XT 2x10 drivetrain
    2012 XT brakes
    150mm Float 32 Kashima
    DT Swiss wheels (350 hubs/XR400 rims)
    Cane Creek Forty
    Thomson Elite seatpost/stem
    Easton Haven Carbon bars

    Little bit of a step up from a Giant Trance X1..

    Only change I'm considering is to the black 2x10 cranks... Then it'll be the Stealth Bike-66

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    Seeing more and more nice builds makes it even harder to know that mine hasn't arrived yet - but it is on the way! Mine will be called The Black Beauty (i hope )

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    Im just wondering why more people are not moving up to a 36 fork and sticking to the flexy 32?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Im just wondering why more people are not moving up to a 36 fork and sticking to the flexy 32?
    With 15QR the 32s are pretty ok. And the weight of the 36 is too much for most people's taste. And the fact that the build kits only come with 32 (I do not understand why people choose build kits, but we are all different).

    Myself I am going for a BOS Deville TRC 160 fork (which is lying on my bedroom floor screeming for a frame)

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    I did not need to see that, I might order a BOS now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    I did not need to see that, I might order a BOS now.
    Wait until mine is finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Im just wondering why more people are not moving up to a 36 fork and sticking to the flexy 32?
    I gave my 66 withs 32s a thrashing this week, riding my usual easy DH tracks at the same speeds I would on my big bike, hitting everything i normally would (ok except a few of the larger flatter drops) but 5m doubles and sketchy steep DH was all good. The little 32s did just fine and im used to 36s or 40s. I was thinking of moving to 36s on the 66 before i rode it, now ill stay with what i have got and enjoy a lighter bike.
    But if I didnt have a big bike, I would probably be rocking the 36s

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    with Fox making a 34platform fork for the 29ers, I really hope they produce a 34 series, 26er 160mm travel fork with 15QR. I do love the extra stiffness of the 36 over the 32, although as already mentioned its over a pound lighter & you can notice that difference when lofting the front end & on longer climbs. Hopefully a 34 series fork will be a happy medium of increased stiffness, while still fairly lightweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Im just wondering why more people are not moving up to a 36 fork and sticking to the flexy 32?
    I would want a 160 fork too.

    Head angle slackens out to 65.9 which is a bit slacker than most would like. I love that about this bike, but it's not everyone's cup of tea. I would want a 36 for raising the BB too. Even with a 160 the BB is sub 14 so it's hardly tall, its actually still a bit lower than many 6" bikes. I know low is popular, but it's not good for chunky trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hssp View Post
    Myself I am going for a BOS Deville TRC 160 fork (which is lying on my bedroom floor screeming for a frame)
    I've got my Trc 160 on order. I'm going to keep my fox 32 around for a little while after getting the deville because the geometry is about right for a lot of my riding as it is.

    I struggled in choosing between a 140 and 160 because I reckoned the BOS at 140 would be stiffer and give more effective use of travel than the Fox at 150 while maintaining the geometry.

    Went with the 160 in the end because it is always too tempting to go with the bigger number rather than the smaller number, if you know what I mean.

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    I also decided to go 160 over 140, but gje European distributor didn't manage to get a tapered one, so I had to go for the straight one already in stock at my LBS. Still salong for the frame, though...

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    What post mount do you guys use to run a 185mm disc on the rear?

    Thanks

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    You use the same as on your forks

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    Man should have known that....

    Looking at 2 types here, north shore billet 185mm
    And hope 183mm..
    Will 183 work with a 185 disc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneycash View Post
    What post mount do you guys use to run a 185mm disc on the rear?

    Thanks
    I'm running a NSB 185mm adaptor on mine and its seamless.

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    Frame swap? Anyone? Med HD for small 66?

    *Edit: someone pm'd me*

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    Hey all!
    So, I'm hopefully going to be ordering and purchasing my SB-66 within the week or so. Being new to all the mechanical sides of a bike (usually just jump on one to bomb down the hill) I was going to tap some of your guys' brains on what components I should get at first.
    It comes down to this, I'm willing to spend about 4 grand now at the time of purchase, but will be able to invest more into the bike as time and funds become more expendable. So, it seems as though I'll be mixing an Enduro & Race kit - so, what components are must have's right off, and what can wait?
    I do most of my riding here in Montana, but, am moving down to the Denver area in May. I also truly enjoy the all mountain riding, but of course, the work up is only paid off when a hell of a ride down.
    So, if a few of you who have the bike, could just give me a feel on what is must have's (even if it's something like the Rockshox Reverb) and what can wait.
    Thanks in advance!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BozoBiker View Post
    It comes down to this, I'm willing to spend about 4 grand now at the time of purchase, but will be able to invest more into the bike as time and funds become more expendable. So, it seems as though I'll be mixing an Enduro & Race kit - so, what components are must have's right off, and what can wait?
    I do most of my riding here in Montana, but, am moving down to the Denver area in May. I also truly enjoy the all mountain riding, but of course, the work up is only paid off when a hell of a ride down.
    So, if a few of you who have the bike, could just give me a feel on what is must have's (even if it's something like the Rockshox Reverb) and what can wait.
    Thanks in advance!!
    Same as with any bike, the contact points (bars/pedals/saddle/grips) make the differences you will feel every time you get on a bike. If the bar shape doesn't suit you're going to end up changing it. I would rate the Yeti grips amongst the very best. Saddles are love/hate personal opinion. Pedals not included in the build kits anyway. Reverb probably sits in this category. I love mine and would recommend it. Gravity dropper has cheaper reliable alternatives, but not as pretty and maybe more limited height options.

    Wheels are traditionally thought of as being of importance but people's needs vary with rider weight and intended riding and preferred width of tire. Ratchet capability in the hub is also an area of difference, but I'd make sure the rims are right first of all and just trust that the hub will be reliable and give long service. Save some money for the tires you really want rather than Nobby Nics.

    Next category of component might be the brakes - these can be very much a matter of personal taste (some people don't like Avids, for instance). Others don't trust a mineral oil brake like shimanos to have the last word in big mountain heat capability. Power, modulation and ease of maintenance are the key features. Maybe also cheapness of replacement pads is a concern.

    Whatever gears you get, they will change gear and give you a set of ratios. Cassettes, chains and chainrings will wear out. Save your money for later. You might not like the shifters saying X7 on them and you might have a preference for a Shimano feel - I'm trying to tell you this is the least value for money area to change - the enduro build is plenty good enough for reliable function, but it is trail functionality. I you wanted a more gnar setup with a 1x10 and a chainguide, then 3x10 of any sort is just going to be annoying.

    So that makes my priority list look like:

    1. Tires - if you want more aggression (on the front, certainly), side wall protection than the NNs
    2. Bars/stem (tune position, bar width). Saddle if you can't abide the WTB
    3. Gravity dropper/Reverb
    4. Wheels (if you really need light weight, or you really need burly, or you really need tubeless (see tires))
    5. Brake change if you hate Avids
    6. 1x10 if that is your thing
    7. Anything else.

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    How are you guys feeling re the TT length? Sitting pretty? Happy or looking to downsize?
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    sb66 downsizing question

    Did you end up getting the small? How do it work out for you? I am currently in the same position (23.1 TT & 17"Seat tube with 50mm stem) and cannot figure a small or medium. I rode the medium but when I stood up I felt really tall.

    Any advice/feedback would help thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Penny View Post
    Anyone getting an SB-66 and downsizing? I have a medium frame right now with the same specs as the small SB-66 (stem is already short).

    Whatever I get, it will include:

    RS Revelation RLT Ti 150mm
    Stans Flow rear wheel
    Transition 25 front wheel
    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 front
    Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 rear
    SLX cranks with 32t ring
    SLX Shadow rear derailleur
    XT shifter
    Sram 11-34 cassette
    Gamut chainguide
    Formula Oro K24 brakes
    Gravity Dropper Turbo
    FSA Gravity Light bar
    WTB Silverado saddle
    Sunline V1 AM stem 65mm
    Time ATAC pedals

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    congrats on the choice! I was in a similar boat and ended up going with a frame alone and building it up with some parts I had on previous bike (that were well suited for the SB), and some new. The enduro build is a solid starting point. The tough part with upgrading from there one at a time is that there aren't many single parts you could upgrade that will either drop a lot of weight, or substantially increase performance.
    One exception would be the fork. Lots of folks are running a 36 on there, and it will make the front end substantially stiffer. Even a Revelation with a 20mm maxle will be a stiffer platform than the 32 Fox. This is personal taste, some may disagree, but I felt the Rev. was a stiffer setup at 150mm. I currently am keeping a custom valved 07 Z1 on there though.
    Wheels are another part, albeit an expensive one. They'll reduce unsprung weight at the furthest point from rotation and thus make the bike feel faster. I built up a set based on a Hadley through axle rear hub (super stiff, the SB tracks better on high speed choppy corners with a TA rear hub) and ran a Stans Arch rear, Crest front. These were strong enough for a recent trip to Mt Fromme/Seymour, but light rims = faster acceleration, not to mention a drop in overall weight. something to consider...
    Petercarm is right on with #2, that should be high on your list. If I were you, I'd hit that first, get the bike cockpit setup dialed in perfectly for your riding style, match up the tires to the terrain and shred as hard as you can with the stock build. You'll identify the priority upgrade areas on your own after a bunch of rides.
    ditto on avids too... take them off immediately, sell as new set, then replace with something reliable. I have a couple buddies that had new Elixir CR's with chronic leaks and maintenance issues, seems to be common as I hear it from local shop mechs as well. Several of my friends rave about the newest XT's, and you can sometimes find them pretty cheap. I've had a great experience with Formula RX and R1 (running 185/160 RX on SB).
    anyways, best of luck. you'll love the ride and will have many options for tailoring it to your riding style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inuitbiker View Post
    Did you end up getting the small? How do it work out for you? I am currently in the same position (23.1 TT & 17"Seat tube with 50mm stem) and cannot figure a small or medium. I rode the medium but when I stood up I felt really tall.

    Any advice/feedback would help thanks.
    I got the small and have never second guessed myself.

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    thanks

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    Same question. I'm 6'2 with long legs, short torso and long arms. I generally ride XL bikes but can't make up my mind on this one. Really want to pull the trigger on a lime XL that hucknroll has in stock but I fear I may fit better on a large. There are no demos near me to try. Any advice?

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    Can you tell what's wrong with this picture?



    (apart from the rather non-matching seat and go-faster-stripe-tyres and very old chair in the background and so on)

    I finally got it! But I can't actually get out and ride til Sunday, hnnnnng.

    Anyway the nerdery:
    Medium SB-66 in turq
    Fox 36 Floats
    Mavic Crossmax SX wheelz
    XT cranks
    XTR shifters
    XT front mech
    Saint rear mech
    ethirteen bash, blackspire stinger guide
    XT brakes
    'n ting.

    Need me a dropper post next. And maybe a seat that matches better. And anything else shiny that takes my fancy.

    edit: Must take the time to thank John P at Yeti and Richie at Silverfish UK for helping me get this thing at last. Fine gentlemen, both.

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    What's wrong with the picture? Well, it is inside, not being bombed up & down a trail!! Ha

    Congrats on the bike! Hopefully getting mine within a week!

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    Got it in one my friend! Good luck on yours arriving.

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    Old chain?

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    Seatpost back to front?

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    Missing Blackspire Stinger guide. Bam!
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    Haha. seriously, it was that it's indoors!

    However, it is not a new chain. The chain guide awaits my ISG tab adaptor. And the seatpost, well, I think that's actually the right way round to be honest. Otherwise the writing would be facing backwards.

    But mainly, this bike is in my house in my study and it really should be hurtling through a forest just next to my big wide grin. Sunday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milko9000 View Post
    Can you tell what's wrong with this picture?
    It's in your lounge room and not mine !

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    Sb-66 frame for sale

    Hey guys,

    Just a quick shout to everyone looking for an SB-66. We currently have a Turquoise SB-66 in Small for sale at The Biketree in Sheffield.

    As im sure you know, these frames are very rare at the moment, so dont miss out on your chance to join a very exclusive club.

    If you want to chat about the frame, or discuss a custom build with us, just drop us a line on 0114 2365858 or an email at info @ thebiketree.co.uk.

    Hope to speak to you all soon

    Rob @ The Biketree
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    Theres been some sweet build photos over the last few months, must be time to see some photos of them in action!
    Heres a couple at the local bike park from yesterday.
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    Nice pics! Looking forward to dry season, so I can push my bike even further.

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    Sweet pics!!!
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    I fixed it. Whatta ride!

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    Nice ride milko9000!

    Very close to what I´m up for shall my frame ever arrive at my LBS.
    Only differences are Formula The One, SRAM X.9 10spd, a Selle Itali saddle and a Fat Albert USTs instead of your NN.

    Where was that pic taken?

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    I just had to use the bits I had mostly, it's a rather unfashionable 2x9 setup for instance! The pic is in Swinley Forest near Bracknell (which is near London). Just had my Reverb post arrive, so that's a new change about to happen. Then... maybe I'll just leave it. Aside from the ISCG tab adapts for my chainguide arriving this weekend. But a saddle that actually matches the colours of the rest of the bike would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milko9000 View Post
    I just had to use the bits I had mostly, it's a rather unfashionable 2x9 setup for instance! The pic is in Swinley Forest near Bracknell (which is near London). Just had my Reverb post arrive, so that's a new change about to happen. Then... maybe I'll just leave it. Aside from the ISCG tab adapts for my chainguide arriving this weekend. But a saddle that actually matches the colours of the rest of the bike would be nice.
    Where did you get the ISCG tabs in the UK or did you get them imported?

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    I got 'em imported, a friend happens to be in California this week. Even then they seem low on stock. With that said, yetifan appears to be getting some in soon, they're saying December now.

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    What kind of dropouts are standard supplied at the frameset?
    Do I have to buy the 142x12mm dropouts separately?
    Are the ISCG adaptors included?

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    142 as standard but no iscg

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    I purchased a frame from Jensons a few months ago, 135 standard open dropout and no ISCG.

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    I understood it shipped with 142mm dropouts as standard. Not going to be very pleased if I have to shell out more cash for dropouts as well as iscg and blanking plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playbike View Post
    What kind of dropouts are standard supplied at the frameset?
    Do I have to buy the 142x12mm dropouts separately?
    Are the ISCG adaptors included?
    Might depend on the importer

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    Standard is as far as I understand 135 open dropout on the frames, but some builds are standard 142x12.

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    mine came setup as a 135 open but included the chips for a 142x12. This was a direct shipment from Yeti to a small local shop as an XTR race kit, but I bought frame only and they included all of the chips. It came with the splined BB shell cover ring, but no ISCG mounts. As far as I know, any ISCG mount rings must be purchased separately.

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    Wahoo! just built mine up:








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    Nice. Mine should hopefully be here in a couple of weeks, Giving me far too much time to think about build options though.

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    Mine is DONE! Finally. Having some issues with my shock pump, I haven't been able to nail the sag properly, but the bike performs well anyway. It feels even lighter than its 13.7kg (w/ pedals) would say. Here are some pics of the bike, nice 'n dirty.
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    Forgive a noob question, but now I have an ISCG05 tab adapter, I'm wondering how to fit it. Do I need to take out the BB and get it in there before refitting everything? I'm assuming yes...

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