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    Yeti SB-66 Build thread

    I went a little overboard on this, but I can't wait

    I should hopefully get the frame in August ( missed the first batch ), which is no big deal the wheels will take that long to get anyway.

    This will be replacing my Large 09 Giant Reign X1 ( which is to small for me ), some of the parts are parts I had already. I am 6'6" 225 and like to ride everything there is. XC trails, Downhill, light freeride ( Post canyon, but none of the huge crazy stuff there, aka barn drop no way )

    Frame: XL Yeti SB-66 Black
    Fork: Fox 36 160mm FLOAT RLC
    65.9 deg head angle
    Shock: DHX RC4 Coil ( will be selling the RP23 Air )
    142x12mm Axle Kit
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Stem: Easton Havoc 50mm
    Bars: Race Face Atlas FR
    Post: KS i900 5"
    Seat: Chromag Trail-master DT
    Brakes: Shimano XT 180mm/180mm
    Sticking with 2x9 speed 24/36 - 11/34
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der. SRAM X9 medium cage
    Bashguard: MRP- LRP shift able chain-guide
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas FR
    Rings: 24/36 Blackspire Superpros
    Wheels: Industry 9 Enduro ( White rims, black spokes, orange hubs )
    Pedals: Spank Spike Flats.
    Tires: 2.4 Panaracer Fire FR ( if they fit )

    What are others build plans? spill it!
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    Going from an XL 2006 Spec Enduro

    XL SB-66 Black or Turquoise
    Fox TALAS 160 RC2 (no lock out)
    RP23 or CCDB
    Easton Havoc UST wheels (142 x 12)
    Shimano XTR trail or Formula The ONE brakes
    Shimano IceTec 6 bolt rotors
    XTR M970 shifters and RD
    XT M770 11-34 casette
    Race Face SixC cranks 36/22
    Gamut Guide
    Renthal 50mm stem and 780 bars
    KS SuperNatural Post
    Maxxis Minion EXO DHR (tubeless)
    Maxxis Advantage 2.25 (tubeless)

    If I want to go light I might for with Easton Haven Carbon wheels. Although I could lose almost of bike weight's worth off my stomach.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    I went a little overboard on this, but I can't wait

    I should hopefully get the frame in August ( missed the first batch ), which is no big deal the wheels will take that long to get anyway.

    This will be replacing my Large 09 Giant Reign X1 ( which is to small for me ), some of the parts are parts I had already. I am 6'6" 225 and like to ride everything there is. XC trails, Downhill, light freeride ( Post canyon, but none of the huge crazy stuff there, aka barn drop no way )

    Frame: XL Yeti SB-66 Black
    Fork: Fox 36 160mm FLOAT
    65.9 deg head angle
    Shock: DHX RC4 Coil ( will be selling the RP23 Air )
    142x12mm Axle Kit
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Stem: Easton Havoc
    Bars: Race Face Atlas FR
    Post: KS i900 5"
    Brakes: Shimano XT 180mm/180mm
    Sticking with 2x9 speed 24/36 - 11/34
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der. SRAM X9 medium cage
    Bashguard: MRP- LRP shift able chain-guide
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas FR
    Wheels: Industry 9 Enduro

    I need front chain rings ( 24/36), tires and a seat.. any suggestions? Might just go with the WTB yeti seat. Kenda nevegals maybe.

    What are others build plans? spill it!
    Awesome! Congrats on the new ride KTM!

    I have had good luck with Blackspire Superpro 24/36 rings, Specialized or Maxxis Tires (Clutch, Eskar or Minion DHF). Seat: Chromag Trailmaster. Don't waste your time with Nevegals, way overated for average performance that pinch and fail quite easily (unless going 2-ply of course).

    Enjoy the new ride. I am still waiting for my new frame from Banshee, but not in a big rush, since I am in a knee immobilizer with torn ACL at the moment, just in time for summer
    Ride On!

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    Cool thanks Jgusta, sent you a pm.

    If I want to go light I might for with Easton Haven Carbon wheels. Although I could lose almost of bike weight's worth off my stomach.
    Yea lol same here. Although I don't really care about the weight my Giant is 40lbs haha.

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    Coming from an '11 575 so it better be really good...

    Frame: Large Black SB-66
    Fork: Fox Float 150 RLC
    Shock: Stock for now
    142x12mm Axle Kit
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Stem: Easton Haven 70mm
    Bars: Easton Haven Carbon
    Post: Easton Haven Carbon
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail 180 front /160 rear
    Cranks: XTR triple
    Shifters: XTR
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der. XTR
    Wheels: DT Swiss Tricon 1550
    Tires: TBD

    Supposed to ship on 7.1 and I'm supposed to leave for Tahoe for a week on 7.2. I may have to schlep the parts up and build the thing. Can't think of a better place to run it in.

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    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).

    Great question.

    Looking at their site, I felt the same way. I guess I'll have to try and demo. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-townDave View Post
    Great question.

    Looking at their site, I felt the same way. I guess I'll have to try and demo. . .
    That's the only thing holding me up from placing an order.

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    Just ordered a sb-66 black Medium Enduro kit.

    Jenson says it'll ship 8/1/11.

    Gotta find a buyer for my 31lb 2010 Asr-7 now, which is only 60 xc miles old.
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Does anyone have anymore info on what ISCG tabs the bikes/frames comes with? I was told none. I know its removable/interchangeable.

    I need the 05 tabs.

    Yeti didn't seem to even know yet.

    It would be real nice if they gave you all 3 blank, iscg, iscg 05..but I doubt it

    LBS is working on getting the 05's for me when the ship date is closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    Does anyone have anymore info on what ISCG tabs the bikes/frames comes with? I was told none. I know its removable/interchangeable.

    I need the 05 tabs.

    Yeti didn't seem to even know yet.

    It would be real nice if they gave you all 3 blank, iscg, iscg 05..but I doubt it

    LBS is working on getting the 05's for me when the ship date is closer.
    It'd be nice if they would include tabs with a $2200 frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Awesome! Congrats on the new ride KTM!

    I have had good luck with Blackspire Superpro 24/36 rings, Specialized or Maxxis Tires (Clutch, Eskar or Minion DHF). Seat: Chromag Trailmaster. Don't waste your time with Nevegals, way overated for average performance that pinch and fail quite easily (unless going 2-ply of course).

    Enjoy the new ride. I am still waiting for my new frame from Banshee, but not in a big rush, since I am in a knee immobilizer with torn ACL at the moment, just in time for summer
    Thanks Jgusta, I decided to try the Chromag trailmaster DT seat in white. Really wanted the orange but can't find it anywhere.

    Also got the blackspire suprpros rings.

    For Tires I decided to give the Panaracer Fire Freeride tires a whirl. 2.4 I hope they fit!

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    KTM- if you still want the orange, CRC is supposed to have them in stock on July 13th. Bicycle World apparently has them in stock right now (at least when you add the orange saddle to the shopping cart it doesn't say that it's back ordered or out of stock). Hope that helps a bit.

    http://www.bicycleworld.tv/chromag-t...dt/product-42/

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    Kenda nevegals maybe.
    It was all good until right there.

    Put some Fat Alberts or Trail Kings on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBY View Post
    KTM- if you still want the orange, CRC is supposed to have them in stock on July 13th. Bicycle World apparently has them in stock right now (at least when you add the orange saddle to the shopping cart it doesn't say that it's back ordered or out of stock). Hope that helps a bit.

    http://www.bicycleworld.tv/chromag-t...dt/product-42/
    Thanks I saw that, but I hate ordering from that far away( chain reaction ).

    Got the white for a lot less at universalcycles, which is pretty much local to me.

    It was all good until right there.

    Put some Fat Alberts or Trail Kings on.
    I decided to try panaracer fire Freeride's they look meaty!

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    I'm looking to build up an SB-66. I've been looking at Wrench Science and Competitive Cyclist. Anybody have a recommendation between the two?

    It also seems like a stock kit from Yeti such as the X9/X0 kit is a better deal than what Wrench or Competitive can do. My only issue with the stock kit is that I want a 160 fork but I could always sell and swap the 150 out.

    Just curious what you all think.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by awheeler View Post
    I'm looking to build up an SB-66. I've been looking at Wrench Science and Competitive Cyclist. Anybody have a recommendation between the two?

    It also seems like a stock kit from Yeti such as the X9/X0 kit is a better deal than what Wrench or Competitive can do. My only issue with the stock kit is that I want a 160 fork but I could always sell and swap the 150 out.

    Just curious what you all think.

    Thanks
    Buy frame from Competitive cyclist, components from Universal cycles, chainreaction cycles and Ebay, and build yourself. With coupons and some searching it will be cheaper.

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    I recommend competitive cyclist. They've been very responsive and helpful. I ordered both my 575 and SB66 from them. My 575 didn't work out since it came with a DHX air rather than the normal RP23. I could never get it set up to my liking. I sent back and bought a SB66 that is scheduled for delivery next week. They're running a 15% off all components right now thru July 1st.

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    Invisible Bike!

    Most of my parts are here. Exept the main one ( frame lol probably a month of invisible biking! )

    Good suggestions on ordering parts with coupons/ebay..etc...although mine definitly did NOT end up cheaper than the pre-made yeti kits. ( Mainly due to the frame + fork + coil shock swap, and wheels I ordered )

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    Crank Bling.. Did I install the middle ring right? I couldn't figure out if it made any difference what way it goes on.


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    The tab that is on the inner chainring should be behind the crankarm. It's hard to tell in the pic, but I think this is the tab. Let me know how it works out, I had a terrible experience with those Super Pro rings and a Shimano chain. Ditched the bling rings for standard Deore rings and never had a shifting issue again.
    Maintain internal heights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixgame22 View Post
    The tab that is on the inner chainring should be behind the crankarm. It's hard to tell in the pic, but I think this is the tab. Let me know how it works out, I had a terrible experience with those Super Pro rings and a Shimano chain. Ditched the bling rings for standard Deore rings and never had a shifting issue again.
    Tab on the small ring? or middle ring. The small ring has no tabs or markings anywhere it looks exactly the same all around.

    is the mid ring what your talking about? I'll have to look again.

    EDIT: I think i see the tab your talking about on the mid ring in this random google picture http://lh4.ggpht.com/Kevin.Rants/SAV...4/IMG_2941.JPG

    Edit2: Got it in the right orientation now thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    Edit2: Got it in the right orientation now thanks!
    Yeah, it seems to make a difference, so that ramps do not grab the chain when it is under tension. I installed it incorrectly, with Shimano rings, and it was easy to notice when trying to upshift.

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    Coming off an 07 Stumpjumper expert. Should be rolling first week of August!

    Frame: Large Turq SB-66
    Fork: Fox Talas 150 R
    Shock: Stock
    Headset: Chris King Inset
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    Stem: Thomson X4 70mm
    Bars: Easton EC70 Carbon
    Post: Thomson Elite Setback 410mm
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 (203f, 185r)
    Cranks: XT triple (Going to run 2x9)
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Front Der: XT Direct
    Rear Der: SRAM X0
    Hubs: Chris King (15QR and fun bolts)
    Rims: Mavic 819
    Tires: Nobbly Nic 2.25
    Pedals: XT Trail

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    Nice,

    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 (203f, 185r)
    huge front rotor. I need to try that sometime. I have been using 180 f/r

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    Any word on real delivery dates? My birthday was on Saturday and my wife surprised me with a picture of a SB66 inside of my Garmin Edge 800 box. What amazing birthday!!

    I'll have an XL 2010 575 frame for sale when I find out the delivery dates on an XL SB66 in black.

    My build will go something like this:

    SB66, XL, Black
    2012 Fox 36 Talas taper
    King or CC 110 headset
    Crossmax ST wheelset (20mm front) or XT 776 for burlier rides
    Reverb post
    Gobi XM carbon railed saddle
    Misc Maxxis tires (mostly protos - loving the Ardent T/R's right now)
    XTR trail brakeset
    XTR 980 shifters
    XT cranks 2X10
    XTR trail pedals
    RF SixC handlebar
    RF Atlas stem
    XT shadow RD (until I can get an XTR Shadow Plus)
    KMC X10SL chain
    King BB

    Should be a sweet ride and likely 29-30 lbs.
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