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    Re: Yeti SB-66 Build thread

    Just completed a reconfigure of my sb66 swapping some parts in from other bikes and getting some new wheels on there.

    I had been running a 160mm Bos Deville, Havoc carbon bar at 750mm and a 35mm havoc stem.

    New configuration is aiming at striking a compromise between gravity and trail more on the trail side. Where I ride, gravity assistance is a luxury so riding aggressively needs lungs as well as balls. If I can carry more speed the flow options just keep getting better. The sb has been amazing anyway but by constantly modifying in the gravity direction I'd taken the edge off outright speed. That is the underlying thought for the changes.

    The wheels are just replacements for dinged wheels from my last Alps trip.

    -2013 Reynolds Carbon AM tubeless wheels.
    -Schwalbe Hans Dampf Pacestar front
    -Bontrager Xr2 2.3 tlr expert rear
    -Bos Deville 140mm fork
    -Easton Haven 711mm carbon bar
    -Easton Haven 55mm stem
    -1x10 drivetrain 36t front 11-32 rear
    -xtr trail brakes 203/180
    -x fusion vector hlr air shock on needle roller mountings

    The tyre choice is the latest in a line of grippy front, fast-and-loose rear configurations. The high volume of the xr2 rolls really well and drifts when pushed.

    The 140mm fork is the major gamble. Its a2c is spot on for a 67deg head angle and I figure 140mm with excellent damping can be a decent match for the rear end. The x fusion shock is a great match for the sb. Lots of tuning possibilities at both ends.

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    Fork sounds smart, I would stick to the wider Havoc bar but move to a 50mm Havoc stem! Also a 36t front is a bit much on a 1x unless you are a pro level climber! 34 is usually the perfect middle ground! Sounds like you have a solid plan!

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    I installed the Fox CTD 160 Float and CTD rear shock that I will be running on the SB66 on my ASR-7 frame yesterday to test them out and was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked! Went 10psi over the Fox numbers on the fork and it performed flawless with plenty of mid stroke support! Small bump was amazing and the front end felt light and playful! Can't wait to get this 66a frame built up when my wheelset arrives (hope pro2 EVO DT)...

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    Re: Yeti SB-66 Build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Fork sounds smart, I would stick to the wider Havoc bar but move to a 50mm Havoc stem! Also a 36t front is a bit much on a 1x unless you are a pro level climber! 34 is usually the perfect middle ground! Sounds like you have a solid plan!
    After four days of riding over easter going from a 6 hour trail riding epic to an uplift day...

    1. I'm back on the havoc bar.
    2. The fork is fine and the angles are good; tweaked the pressure up a bit and ended up with a good high riding position that took multiple hits on rocky downhill runs in its stride.
    3. Pacestar compound on the front is not up to the way I like to ride; mistake that will need fixing.
    4. The bonty xr2 was slithering all over the place at the back, as expected; conditions were muddy and slippery, compared to my normal riding location. Maybe it will stay on for a little while yet. It was certainly fast.

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    Sneak peek of my SB66 build sitting next to my ASR-7, an amazing bike! The SB has a lot to live up to!I will be swapping both forks and shocks seen in this pic! Click on pic to enlarge![IMG]7&66.jpg[/IMG]
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    It could just be the pic, but the SB looks insanely slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboardorblade View Post
    It could just be the pic, but the SB looks insanely slack.
    Looks like no spacers between top cup and stem, so I'm going to say the fork is just shoved in there without a headset, sitting a few degrees slacker. Looks like a build in progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboardorblade View Post
    It could just be the pic, but the SB looks insanely slack.
    Angle set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboardorblade View Post
    It could just be the pic, but the SB looks insanely slack.
    Build in progress, no headset, thought it looked cool! Almost complete, pics to come soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercarm View Post
    After four days of riding over easter going from a 6 hour trail riding epic to an uplift day...

    2. The fork is fine and the angles are good; tweaked the pressure up a bit and ended up with a good high riding position that took multiple hits on rocky downhill runs 2
    Hi Petercam, and thanks for your feedback.

    I am in the same position as you, meaning I just ordered a SB66 carbon, and I am about to order the Deville. Big question is whether to take it in 140 or 160.
    I live in the south of France where you have to climb to deserve a downhill.

    What did really motivate your decision to go from 160 to 140 ?
    Where abouts do you live ?

    Thanks !

    Gerome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by french_yeti View Post
    Hi Petercam, and thanks for your feedback.

    I am in the same position as you, meaning I just ordered a SB66 carbon, and I am about to order the Deville. Big question is whether to take it in 140 or 160.
    I live in the south of France where you have to climb to deserve a downhill.

    What did really motivate your decision to go from 160 to 140 ?
    Where abouts do you live ?

    Thanks !

    Gerome.
    HI,
    maybe you have to take a look at Marzocchi 55 CR (2013) ... you could have 150 or 170 - just changing spacers.

    I've just bought Marzocchi 55 CR 55CR 2013 for my SB66.

    PS>
    details Tenneco Marzocchi Suspension - 2013 forks - 55 CR

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    Re: Yeti SB-66 Build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by french_yeti View Post
    Hi Petercam, and thanks for your feedback.

    I am in the same position as you, meaning I just ordered a SB66 carbon, and I am about to order the Deville. Big question is whether to take it in 140 or 160.
    I live in the south of France where you have to climb to deserve a downhill.

    What did really motivate your decision to go from 160 to 140 ?
    Where abouts do you live ?

    Thanks !

    Gerome.
    I was in the same situation, and I went for 160. It felt a bit tall in the beginning, but climbing was good anyway. After breaking in the rider (me), this was a killer combo screaming for steep sections and speed.

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    Re: Yeti SB-66 Build thread

    The 140mm vs 160mm choice for me is very easy because i have both forks and I'm just swapping bits around between frames.

    The 160mm has been on my sb66 most of the time. The top tube of the yeti is long enough that you get plenty of breathing space. Tyre choice has more effect on climbing ability.

    At 140mm my preferred setup for aggressive descending is harsh rather than plush, with a little less sag. 160mm is probably my long term preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercarm View Post
    The 140mm vs 160mm choice for me is very easy because i have both forks and I'm just swapping bits around between frames.

    The 160mm has been on my sb66 most of the time. The top tube of the yeti is long enough that you get plenty of breathing space. Tyre choice has more effect on climbing ability.

    At 140mm my preferred setup for aggressive descending is harsh rather than plush, with a little less sag. 160mm is probably my long term preference.

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    Thanks you 3 for your responses.

    That helps.

    Will stick to the 160 then.

    Gerome.

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    can you use 650b wheels on SB-66 and which fork size is recommended 1 1/8" or 1.5"?

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    I still love my SB66 and the thing blows me away every ride, I am thinking of going with a light hardtail though and am considering selling whole or frame + fork/shock or any combo. It kind of breaks my heart a bit being the first bike I've built though. If anyone's interested just shoot me a PM. I take great care of all my bikes just can't afford two top level bikes.

    Frame: 2012 Yeti SB-66 Alloy (3401g)
    Fork: 2013 Fox Shox 34 Talas 160 FIT CTD 15QR Taper (1814g)
    Shock: 2013 Fox Shox DHX RC4 Coil, 8.5x2.5", 300lb Spring (447g)
    Shock Bushings: RWC Needle Bearings
    Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5ZS 44/56mm Taper
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Gray (103g)
    Crank: SRAM XO GXP 2x10, 26x39, 175mm (695g)
    Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 (370g)
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT FD-M786 Direct Down Swing
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M786 Medium Cage Shadow+ (258g)
    Shifters: Shimano XT M780 (279g)
    Cables: Jagwire Ripcord
    Cassette: SRAM PG-1070 11-36 10 Speed
    Chain: SRAM PG-1091 10 Speed
    Chain Guide: MRP 2x, 39/42T ISCG-05
    Wheels: Mavic Crosstrail Wheelset (1650g)
    Front Tire: Continental Trail King 26x2.4 UST Black Chili (1100g)
    Rear Tire: Continental X-King 26x2.4 UST (840g)
    Brakes: Shimano XT M785
    Rotors: Avid G2 203mm Front, 180mm Rear
    Handlebar: Race Face Ride XC Low Rise, 31.8mm (275g)
    Stem: Race Face Respond, 45mm, 10 deg (195g)
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-On
    Saddle: Velo Pronto-Z1 (360g)
    Seatpost: Race Face Ride XC, 30.9mm x 375mm (295g)
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope 34.9mm QR (52g)

    --Adam

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    Adam, you will regret the sale.

    I'd bet on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Adam, you will regret the sale.

    I'd bet on it.
    +1

    That is a pimp SB66!

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    Yeti SB-66 Build thread

    What size frame?
    2011 Yeti 575 - 2015 Fox Float 36 RC2 160 / Fox Float X - 30.6 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    What size frame?
    Medium frame.

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    Yeti SB-66 Build thread

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    Yeti SB-66 Build thread

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    2011 Yeti 575 - 2015 Fox Float 36 RC2 160 / Fox Float X - 30.6 lbs

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    In it's natural habitat.
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    First posting

    My first posting, sb66 carbon with the new mavic st enduro wheel and tyre set. No build issues and just under 31 lbs all up. Xx1 all working well with much better ratios than shimano 10 speed I was running on my SX trailYeti SB-66 Build thread-image.jpg

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    Does anyone have the SB 66 in yellow with the turquoise logo???
    If so please post some pics
    thanks

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