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    New question here. Offering vs SB130

    Probably brewing up a sh*tstorm here, but fire away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alefever View Post
    Probably brewing up a sh*tstorm here, but fire away!
    No it's a good question.

    For starters. https://forums.mtbr.com/yeti/sb130-r...g-1091247.html

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    Bike bible had both this year----a perspective

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    I rode both of these bikes and I would be happy if given either one for free. That said, I bought an Offering.

    I posted a little more about this choice in response to this thread - https://forums.mtbr.com/evil-bikes/w...g-1101346.html

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    Evil ALL DAY. yetis seem to crack if you look at them wrong.
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    Either/Or. You are spitting hairs between them. I was considering either, but the deal on the Yeti swung it for me & the fact I already had a nice, spare shock in the same size & 175mm dropper in the right size meant it was an easier decision. But I don't think you can go too far wrong if you are starting from fresh.

    In terms of feel, I would agree with the few reviews i've seen, the Yeti certainly has the more 'race bike' feel to it, the Offering felt a bit more playful (wasn't in X-Low when I tested it, which could have an impact). I do actually race mine on tamer enduros so maybe it made a bit more sense to me.

    WRT issues, both brands are hardly the pinnacle of reliability & performance, so I think you're taking a bit of a gamble with either - being UK based means Evil potentially is more of a pain in the ass to deal with if something goes wrong. I can always ball out the shop I ride for if I bust my 130 & to be fair, when i've broken other bikes with them, i've always had a loaner, or worst case, i'll just ride my big bike.

    Hopefully I won't need to find out. There have been a few instances of issues with Yeti (and some of which I experienced first hand with an SB66C years ago), the frustration really is even though they are a very small %, so should be dealt with better than they are.

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