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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
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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 )

    Pile


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bog View Post
    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!!
    .
    Happy birthday.

    I ordered my frame 2+ weeks ago from a local bike shop. I was told "probably" the first week of august.

    Apparently the first batch is going out this week but as of two weeks ago when I ordered that batch was totally sold already.

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    I recently had my bike stolen from my garage, UZZI VPX baby blue, setup for DH/FR. I am now very interested in a do everything lighter, more ridable rig. My local bike shop highly recommended the Yeti SB 66. The bikes of choice are the SB66 or the SC Nomad Carbon.

    Here is my setup....

    Frame: M Yeti SB-66 Black/White
    Fork: Fox 36 180 Talas
    Shock: DHX Air or DHX RC4
    Cane Creek AngleSet
    Industry 9 AM Wheelset (white rim)
    142x12mm Axle Kit
    Stem: Race Face
    Bars: Easton Haven
    Post: Rockshox Reverb
    Brakes: Formula The One
    Shifters: Shimano XTR
    Front Der: Shimano XTR
    Rear Der. Shimano XTR
    Bashguard: MRP
    Cranks: Race Face Atlas FR
    Tires: TBD
    Pedals: TBD

    I am off to my bike shop this afternoon for a chat and to hopefully place my order!

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    Nice I wonder how it will be with that 180 fork. Wonder how much more it slacks it from the 65.9deg 160 fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    Nice I wonder how it will be with that 180 fork. Wonder how much more it slacks it from the 65.9deg 160 fork.
    Should take it to just about 65 degrees up front and raise the BB up about 1/4". Would be pretty nice for really steep, rocky DH terrain, but may want to steepen it up some if doing a lot of climbing and lot of AM/trail riding, cause the STA will slacken as well and can affect climbing while seated.

    BTW, just got my new 11' Rune (warranty replacement) today from UPS even though I have to wait at least 4-6 months before I can ride again due to recent injury. It's a trip to have the summer season as my "off" time. Thank god I was able to hit the dirt about 3x's/week all year long prior.

    Enjoy your SB-66, looks sick and definitely a bike I would like to spend some time on someday.
    Ride On!

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    Sounds sweet, the talas you could just switch it down for climbing?

    I sold my Giant Reign X1 today. Bikeless now for a bit.

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    News Flash!!! According to the shop (Trail Head Cyclery), running a 180 fork will void the warranty, which is a little strange. Anyone else hear the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAITCH View Post
    News Flash!!! According to the shop (Trail Head Cyclery), running a 180 fork will void the warranty, which is a little strange. Anyone else hear the same?
    Given that they ship completes with 150, does not surprise me. What about 170mm? Lyric DH..

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAITCH View Post
    News Flash!!! According to the shop (Trail Head Cyclery), running a 180 fork will void the warranty, which is a little strange. Anyone else hear the same?
    I didn't ask. Do you already have the fork or something? could you internally dial it down to 160?

    I'm guessing yeti only wants 150/160 since thats whats on their site?

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    will check with Yeti in the morning and see what their verbiage is so we have it straight. Basically the max is 160 from what the shop said.

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    It certainly wouldn't be surprising that a 180mm fork would void the warranty. Wrong fork for the bike for sure.

    This is an AM bike that is supposed to pedal very well up and rip down so why put a monster fork on it? Wait until they release a SB-76 (7" travel, 26" wheels) version that will be burly enough to handle such a big fork.
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    let us know how it rides in comparison to the giant

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    So with the frame, do we get the 12x142 chip kit? I'm converting a Hope Pro II hub... what axle do I need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny View Post
    So with the frame, do we get the 12x142 chip kit? I'm converting a Hope Pro II hub... what axle do I need?
    No you have to order that. Yeti has all the axles have whoever ordered your frame order the chip kit and the shimano 12x142 axle. and you should get them with the frame.

    I think the axle is 60$ and the chip kit is like $30? ( don't really know ).


    This is the axle you must use http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za....ID=9637&MODE=

    No one has them except yeti apparently though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    No you have to order that. Yeti has all the axles have whoever ordered your frame order the chip kit and the shimano 12x142 axle. and you should get them with the frame.

    I think the axle is 60$ and the chip kit is like $30? ( don't really know ).


    This is the axle you must use http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za....ID=9637&MODE=

    No one has them except yeti apparently though.
    Looks like $70 for the axle and $40 for the chips.

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    How about the iscg mounts?

    they are separate from the bb shell and held in place by a spline .....are they included or an upcharge?
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    How about the iscg mounts?

    they are separate from the bb shell and held in place by a spline .....are they included or an upcharge?
    I don't know yet. I asked a couple weeks ago and they said you don't get any but they didn't really know. But some reviews I read said you get the 05 one and the others are additional.

    I hope it comes with the 05 at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    I don't know yet. I asked a couple weeks ago and they said you don't get any but they didn't really know. But some reviews I read said you get the 05 one and the others are additional.

    I hope it comes with the 05 at least.
    Kinda odd how they have no idea and post absolutely no information. Doesn't seem that difficult....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny View Post
    Kinda odd how they have no idea and post absolutely no information. Doesn't seem that difficult....
    DId you order a frame? I think I saw you post you ordered one. Where from?

    I ordered from LBS and had them ask for me. I will follow up again next week see if I can get anymore info. They(LBS+Yeti) couldn't give me any info two weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    DId you order a frame? I think I saw you post you ordered one. Where from?

    I ordered from LBS and had them ask for me. I will follow up again next week see if I can get anymore info. They(LBS+Yeti) couldn't give me any info two weeks ago.

    I ordered an Enduro build, and because that particular build does not use the thru axle in the rear or a chain retention device (from the factory), I imagine the extras like the splined iscg mounts or chip kit/axle will not be included.

    On a side note: has anyone seen the weight of a complete enduro build anywhere? every single review I have read for the sb-66 excludes the complete weight for some reason.
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    DId you order a frame? I think I saw you post you ordered one. Where from?

    I ordered from LBS and had them ask for me. I will follow up again next week see if I can get anymore info. They(LBS+Yeti) couldn't give me any info two weeks ago.
    Yea, from Jenson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    No you have to order that. Yeti has all the axles have whoever ordered your frame order the chip kit and the shimano 12x142 axle. and you should get them with the frame.

    I think the axle is 60$ and the chip kit is like $30? ( don't really know ).


    This is the axle you must use http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za....ID=9637&MODE=

    No one has them except yeti apparently though.
    I don't know about that. My Yeti dealer has had the Shimano 12 x 142 axle on order for 4 weeks and doesn't expect it until the end of July or August. It sucks that I have the chipset and wheel/hub to support it, but can't run it yet.

    I have looked all over the web for it and everyone that sells it are several weeks out from getting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joltz View Post
    I don't know about that. My Yeti dealer has had the Shimano 12 x 142 axle on order for 4 weeks and doesn't expect it until the end of July or August. It sucks that I have the chipset and wheel/hub to support it, but can't run it yet.

    I have looked all over the web for it and everyone that sells it are several weeks out from getting them.
    That sucks, yeti may be hording them for new bikes?

    I dunno all I know is they said that mine would ship with the frame. Who knows though.

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    Ordered mine a week or so ago now in the UK.. told would be a couple of weeks.

    Frame: L Yeti SB-66 Lime
    Fork: Fox 32 150-mm Talas RLC 2012
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Thompson 70
    Bars: Easton CNT Mid
    Post: Rock Shox Reverb + Easton EC90
    Seat: SDG
    Brakes: Formula The One F200/R160
    Crankset: 10 Spd XTR M980 Double 26/38
    BB: Hope - XTR as Spare
    Cassette: 10 Spd XT M771 11/36
    Shifters: XTR M980
    Front Der: XTR M986
    Rear Der. XTR M980
    Cables: Gore Ride on Sealed XL (uk and it rains alot)
    Wheels: XT778 Front - XT776 Rear
    Pedals: Nukeproof Ti
    Tyres: Maxxis Tubeless HR's 2.35
    Chain: Sram
    Week off Work: To ride it round the Lake district.

    Couple of Quesitons though:
    1. Is the SB66 full cable housing to the rear derail? like the 575.
    2. Rear post mounts on 66.. hmm i'm swaping my brakes off my 575 and its IS rear mount
    i presume i can just use the normal formula post mount kit to mount the rear caliper?
    Or do i need an adapter?
    I recall it might mean me putting a 180 on the rear as i think its marked up (180rear/160 front).
    Not got bike with me to check.
    3. Is it 135QR out of the box?

    Trying to keep the bike reasonably light and gone a bit less Aggressive spec than others here.

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    So I asked John P what ISCG mount comes with the frame.
    The frame comes initially with a blank that fits up with a normal BB or
    friction fit ISCG mount. Later this summer, we will be offering both ISCG05
    and ISCG03 mounts.

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    Bummer...
    But hopefully the 05 mount is available when my frame is....I have to have the 05 one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    So I asked John P what ISCG mount comes with the frame.


    Bummer...
    But hopefully the 05 mount is available when my frame is....I have to have the 05 one.
    No beuno.......

    So at this point, I have to buy a bottom bracket chainguide (because they don't have the tabs), a 12x142 dropout for $40 and a Shimano axel for $60 (which no one has) and maybe even ISCG 05 tabs at some point.

    Wish they would have made the bike ISCG05 and 12x142 from the get go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    So I asked John P what ISCG mount comes with the frame.


    Bummer...
    But hopefully the 05 mount is available when my frame is....I have to have the 05 one.
    glad someone able to get to the bottom of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny View Post
    No beuno.......

    So at this point, I have to buy a bottom bracket chainguide (because they don't have the tabs), a 12x142 dropout for $40 and a Shimano axel for $60 (which no one has) and maybe even ISCG 05 tabs at some point.

    Wish they would have made the bike ISCG05 and 12x142 from the get go.
    My thoughts exactly....

    That switchable tab is such a good idea but why the heck wouldn't it at least come with the 05? ( or for $2200 all 3...sheesh ). What new AM bike on the planet doesn't have 05 tabs?

    I guess my bike will be sitting around until those 05 mounts are out. I'm not riding it with no chain guide and im not buying another chain guide thats one of those jankey bb pinch ones.

    But maybe my frame will take so long anyway that it wont be an issue

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    Or maybe just buy an XTR Shadow Plus RD! Oh ya, that's a bad idea because they're not available yet and will be ridiculously expensive.
    Anyways, that's what will be going on my SB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    But maybe my frame will take so long anyway that it wont be an issue
    Yea, I'm kinda counting on this. My credit card doesn't get charged til it ships, which means it's probably best that it gets delayed a lil while.

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    We started shipping yesterday, got mine built up today. I'm sure this will change over the next month or so. But in the near furture I have a rc4 w/ti spring on order along with a ti spindle for the cranks.

    SB66 med
    fox 36 float
    new xt brakes and shifter
    xtr rear derail
    profile bmx cranks
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    dt 1750s
    sunline v1 745
    Thomson stem 70mm
    reverb
    maxxis dhf 2.35 rear & 2.5 front
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Yeti SB-66 Build thread-get-attachment.aspx.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by BP307 View Post
    We started shipping yesterday, got mine built up today. I'm sure this will change over the next month or so. But in the near furture I have a rc4 w/ti spring on order along with a ti spindle for the cranks.

    SB66 med
    fox 36 float
    new xt brakes and shifter
    xtr rear derail
    profile bmx cranks
    e13 lg1
    dt 1750s
    sunline v1 745
    Thomson stem 70mm
    reverb
    maxxis dhf 2.35 rear & 2.5 front
    Very cool to see a black one built up! What size is your frame?
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    Nice! same color and fork I ordered too. ( Also DHR RC4 on order )

    Did you get it dirty yet????? need more pics!

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    So I just ordered my SB 66 slight change from the original build. Hope to have a bike in a few weeks, i hope....
    Frame: Medium Yeti SB-66 Black
    Fork: Fox 2012 36 180 Talas
    Shock: 2012 DHX RC4
    Chris King Headset (gold)
    Industry 9 AM Wheelset (black/Gold)
    142x12mm Axle Kit
    Stem: Race Face 50mm
    Bars: Easton Haven
    Post: Specialized Command Blacklite
    Brakes: Formula Mega
    Rotors: 180/180
    Shifters: Shimano XT
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der. Shimano 2012 XTR
    Bashguard: e*thirteen Heim2 (blk)
    Cranks: Race Face Atlas AM (gold)
    Rings: Race Face 24/36
    Tires: Maxxis Crossmark 26/2.25(f) High Roller 26/2.35 (f)
    Pedals: XTR Trail PD-M985

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    Quote Originally Posted by BP307 View Post
    We started shipping yesterday, got mine built up today. I'm sure this will change over the next month or so. But in the near furture I have a rc4 w/ti spring on order along with a ti spindle for the cranks.

    SB66 med
    fox 36 float
    new xt brakes and shifter
    xtr rear derail
    profile bmx cranks
    e13 lg1
    dt 1750s
    sunline v1 745
    Thomson stem 70mm
    reverb
    maxxis dhf 2.35 rear & 2.5 front
    Come on!! This bike deserves better pics

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    I have a large teal on order and should be in the Sept/Oct batch. Same build as my 575, but with a 2.4 rear tire.
    36 Fox Float
    King HS
    Thomson Stem
    Easton Havoc DH bars
    X9 - 10sp
    XT Cranks
    e.13 LSG+
    819/Hope wheels (12 & 20mm)
    Juicy 7 brakes
    RS Reverb post

    That being said, I finally got my suspension on my 575 setup perfectly and I don't know if I will need the SB66 now. I was buying it to solve the problems I was having with the 575...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoney98 View Post
    That being said, I finally got my suspension on my 575 setup perfectly and I don't know if I will need the SB66 now. I was buying it to solve the problems I was having with the 575...
    I hear yea--my '08 is soooo dialed right now especiallyafter Pushed shock and new Talas 150 that I am real hesitant, yet that SB66 is very tempting (the carbon version more so).

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    Mine is in. Head-set being pressed in. Build pics tonight..

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex View Post
    Mine is in. Head-set being pressed in. Build pics tonight..
    Sweet,

    Lucky!

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    Competitive Cyclist's delivery came in today as well. There's a black with my name on it. Should receive mine next week.

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    I'm sure most everybody here visits Yetifan.com, and this might be a repost already, but I haven't seen it yet and thought I'd pass it along. Some great SB footage in here:

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    To keep my post somewhat relevant to this topic, here's my build:
    Frame: Large, Lime
    Fork: Lyric or Revelation, unsure. Either will be PUSHed.
    Shock: DHX RC4 Coil, Obtainium Ti spring( will be selling the RP23 Air )
    142x12mm Axle Kit
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Stem: Easton Havoc 65mm Black
    Bars: Easton Havoc carbon
    Post: Reverb
    Seat: WTB Devo, Yeti
    Brakes: XO Black
    Shifters: X0 Black
    Front Der: XO
    Rear Der. XO Black, Midcage
    Bashguard: Gamut P30
    Cranks/BB: XO Black, 24/36/bash
    Cassette: XX 11/36
    Wheels: Easton Haven Carbon
    Pedals: SMAC flats
    Tires: Hans Dampf front, Rocket Ron rear
    Maintain internal heights.

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    Hopefully I'll get out of work early enough to get a ride in today. Just need to throw a new Mountain King on the front. Should be interesting coming from an '11 575.




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    Nice builds guys! Keep em coming!

    I really like the cable routing on the bike too. Now I have to figure out a way to get one.

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    nice bike ortho,
    size and weight?
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex View Post
    Hopefully I'll get out of work early enough to get a ride in today. Just need to throw a new Mountain King on the front. Should be interesting coming from an '11 575.



    Awesome looking frame and great spec. We'll need a ride report ASAP!

    I have a black XL on the way and I'm wondering what headset color I should get. The safe bet would be a black King but I'm leaning toward pewter King to match the grey Yeti logo on the top tube. Since you have one of the first, how do you think the Pewter would look?

    Also, does it look like the rear brake hose might rub away the paint between the upper link and the seat tube?

    Thanks!
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    I want to hear some ride reports! I am waiting for my order now and need something to hold me over so I don't go buy an Ibis Mojo HD.

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    Kinda went all out with mine. Goal: Build a super legit, strong, light, durable SB-66. Here's what I ended up specing:

    Large SB-66A frame w/ stock RP23 shock
    2012 Fox 36 Float 160
    XTR R Shifter
    XTR GS R Derailleur
    XTR 11-36 Cassette
    DT Swiss Carbon Enduro 1550 Wheels
    Specialized Clutch Control 2.3 F tire, Specialized Captain Control 2.2 rear tire (tubeless)
    XO Carbon Cranks
    XX Brakes
    PG 1091 Chain
    MRP 32 T Podium Chainring
    MRP Mini G2 SL Chainguide
    KS I-950 5" drop post
    Specialized Prowess Enduro Carbon Bar
    Renthal 50mm DH Stem
    Cane Creek 40 headset

    Should have her done tomorrow. Hoping to be under 28lbs complete. We'll see....
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    Interesting how it seems that the majority of posters on here are specing a 36 fork, but Yeti does not offer this as an option.....are you listening Yeti??
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    Back to the size question from earlier. Are people going a size smaller? I'm having a hard time deciding.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEEDMONKEY View Post
    Interesting how it seems that the majority of posters on here are specing a 36 fork, but Yeti does not offer this as an option.....are you listening Yeti??
    Coil rear also!

    ( at least a few of us on here are planning on it )


    as for Size, the specs are not that much bigger/longer than a 575 are they?

    Seeing how only like 2 people have the bike so far hard to say. XL will be fine for me but i'm 6'6" at least. If i was on the low end of a size I would probably go to a large ( if I was 6'3" )...but thats all internet guessing since never seen them in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awheeler View Post
    Back to the size question from earlier. Are people going a size smaller? I'm having a hard time deciding.

    Thanks
    Our local shop has a S, M. and L. I rode the small today (I'm 5'8" 31" inseam) and thought the cockpit/ top tube fit was just right. The seatube is definitely short at 16.5", so I need to have about 9.5" of seatpost exposed. That said, I'll take the correct top tube length over the weird seat tube length.After looking at Mojo HD sizing, the small Yeti is almost the same as the medium Mojo HD in terms of seat tube and top tube length.

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    Did you ride the HD and 66 back to back and where are you located that they had 66's in all sizes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    I want to hear some ride reports! I am waiting for my order now and need something to hold me over so I don't go buy an Ibis Mojo HD.
    I demoed the SB66 up at breckenridge, a short 1 hour ride. My regular ride is a pivot firebird.

    The main thing I remember is the suspension felt very compliant on the uphill, but it didn't seem to impact pedaling efficiency. On a few steep ups the pedaling felt really solid, not mushy. When pedaling over small bumps and etc the bike absorbed them maybe better than any bike I've been on.

    Standing and pedaling induced a lot of motion in the suspension for me. If this design really has separated pedaling forces from rear suspension action, then I guess it makes sense. In some bikes pedaling makes the rear suspension stiffen up, so you don't get much motion standing. Hard pedaling balances out with the big weight shifts. On the other hand that would make such designs less compliant under hard pedaling too.

    For a trailbike I think the standing issue isn't that big a deal. On steep loose climbs I usually want to stay seated, standing up makes me lose traction. The bike really seemed to do well in those short steep power situations, so I don't think it has an efficiency problem.

    The bike seemed great on the downhill. Geometry was good with the 67 degree head angle and I think a 150mm fork on the front. I didn't get into any serious bumpy stuff, just small rocks and etc. The SB handled all that as easily as you'd expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    nice bike ortho,
    size and weight?
    Thanks bp. It's a large. 27.6 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansible View Post
    Standing and pedaling induced a lot of motion in the suspension for me.
    Kinda surprised by this. I had the opposite experience. 25% sag?

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    I left it how the yeti guys set it up, it seemed to be about 25% or so but it could have been a little more or less. It felt pretty good so I didn't change it. My experience with standing was about 2 minutes climbing a paved road looking down at the shock, so maybe a little different from typical offroad use.

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    Can someone tell me the seatpost collar size? I'm looking to go to a clamp instead of the salsa qr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaddleRags View Post
    Can someone tell me the seatpost collar size? I'm looking to go to a clamp instead of the salsa qr.
    35.0 I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEEDMONKEY View Post
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Just curious, with such an exceptional build, why did you only opt for the 40 and not a 110 or even a CK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangdang View Post
    Just curious, with such an exceptional build, why did you only opt for the 40 and not a 110 or even a CK?
    I opted for the 40 too.. what is the point in the 110? other than costing 3x more?

    They do the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    I opted for the 40 too.. what is the point in the 110? other than costing 3x more?

    They do the same thing?
    He is already using XTR and XX level components... seems like a 40 would be skimping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangdang View Post
    Just curious, with such an exceptional build, why did you only opt for the 40 and not a 110 or even a CK?
    In terms of quality and longevity, the 40 is just as good, if not better, than the CK. It's an exceptional headset.
    Maintain internal heights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixgame22 View Post
    In terms of quality and longevity, the 40 is just as good, if not better, than the CK. It's an exceptional headset.
    heh! I don't doubt that one bit!
    Just kinda missing my point... must be overkill that I am only running an XT groupo with a 110 as my headset. I woulda kept my 40, but it didn't come in all blue like the 110 did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangdang View Post
    He is already using XTR and XX level components... seems like a 40 would be skimping!
    It is called budgeting for things that are actually important.

    XTR shifters or cranks do have tangible performance benefits (better multishift, lower Q-factor and weight). 110 over 40 does not.

    And CK? Well, at least they now offer the "griplock" split ring, so it does not suck as much on longer travel forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Did you ride the HD and 66 back to back and where are you located that they had 66's in all sizes?
    I only got a "parking lot" ride in on the SB. I have ridden the HD before, so once I get mine built up (and get a chainguide mount) I can compare the two.

    Ute CIty Cyles in Aspen has all three built up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    It is called budgeting for things that are actually important.
    pffft! when the budget is floating above the $6000 range... does $80 bucks extra really make a difference?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangdang View Post
    pffft! when the budget is floating above the $6000 range... does $80 bucks extra really make a difference?!
    It only makes a difference if it adds bling only then is it worth the 80$ more. I wanted plain black anyway so went with the 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangdang View Post
    pffft! when the budget is floating above the $6000 range... does $80 bucks extra really make a difference?!
    Gotta agree with you on this one. Kind of like cloth seats in a Lexus. They work just fine but don't look quite right.

    King or 110 for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangdang View Post
    pffft! when the budget is floating above the $6000 range... does $80 bucks extra really make a difference?!
    $80 is $80 independent of where it is attached.

    Quote Originally Posted by bog View Post
    Gotta agree with you on this one. Kind of like cloth seats in a Lexus. They work just fine but don't look quite right.
    I hate leather seats. Was very bummed when I could not order my 3-series, and R-calss later without that crap.

    40 series looks and works just fine. King - before the griplock upgrade (I guess patent expired) - was inferior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangdang View Post
    Just curious, with such an exceptional build, why did you only opt for the 40 and not a 110 or even a CK?
    The 40 is a great headset, and I didn't see a need to spend more. if the 110 or CK was signifiacantly lighter, then maybe I would have considered it furhter. Bottom line is that Cane Creek builds top notch products and the 40 series is one of them. 80 bucks puts another set of tires on her when I wear these out in 1 week of furious riding because I never want to quit riding this bike!!!!

    Took it out on it's maiden voyage tonight, and it is everything they said it would be.

    It's a game changer.

    My build ended up being 29lbs on the nose. Pics to come, she's a looker for sure.
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    Speedmonkey, thats what I thought on the CK 40 vs 110. I don't have xtr top of line in my build but the frame + fork + DHX RC4 + chip kit + 12x142 axle + i9 wheelset was enough money I didn't see any reason for the 110 headset.

    Where are you guys getting your sb-66's from that have them already? The wait is killing me! ( ordered June 20th )

    Can't wait for more pics.

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    Jenson... ordered first week of July.

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    I don't have mine yet but Jenson has shipped it already and I should see it in a few days.
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    From my understanding, there is no 110 lower cup in the size needed on the 66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    From my understanding, there is no 110 lower cup in the size needed on the 66.
    http://www.cycleclubsports.com/p-343...ed-zs5630.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    From my understanding, there is no 110 lower cup in the size needed on the 66.
    There is. I have a Cane Creek 110 on my SB-66

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