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    queue buyer's remorse on '11 575

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    Love it, will be selling my 575 for one of these in the future
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    Looks pretty good!






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    Looking forward to the details on this one. Could be the next new ride.

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    My initial questions:
    1) Alloy frame avail now?
    2) How stiff is that rear end?
    3) Is it exactly 6"? Will a 170mm fork feel unbalanced/too tall?
    4) How's that suspension handle a Hammerschmidt?
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    Awesome!

    Great to see Yeti leading the way with innovation!


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    MAN am I glad I just sold my 08 575 for a decent price...not because I'd buy one of these, but because the used market is going to PLUMMET for those, while everyone clamors for the newest bit of monkey motion...

    Looks nice though.

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    As sweet as it will probably be, give a year to work on quality control and teething problems, especially things like bearing wear...after my ride today on my ASR7, I don't regret just buying it at all, especially on the closeout price from Competitive Cyclist. I got my ASR7 for $700, after which I don't think I can ever justify paying full MSRP for the new kid on the block with yet to be determined reliability.

    Get a 575 when they come down and price and ride and love it till the new SB66 comes down. 1/4" or 7mm of travel difference? I can't see the 575 sticking around for more than another year or so, but if you can get new 575 for $1000 less why not? .

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    I wish the geo's where up.

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    Geo's are on Pinkbike.
    A couple of impressions after 2 rides: rear end definitely is firm under high chain tension - like grunting over a steep pitch. Doesn't mush like a 575 under low cadence- high load situation.
    Front end is much slacker feeling than a 575 and set up to descend fast, you want to stay centered over the bike more than back and it climbs fine.
    Top tubes are slightly longer, fit is similar due to shorter stem.
    It is awesome to ride in all situations with no propedal! Propedal 3 seems to have minimal effect on the street or trail, the links do the work.
    I think that this bike is huge step forward, as big as the 575 was when it first came out.

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    Yeah, I'm stoked to see it's finally released! I was at corporate 2 weeks ago and it was definitely under closed doors! I just ordered a 575? of course, they're not offering the Super Bike in my size? WTF? I need a XS! Raaarr don't short bad ass chicks need cool bikes too??

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    Thanks for the input Yeticaster - hey, how do you feel about the amount of travel - were you ever thinking you could use another half inch or anything?
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    For the trails i was on, it had plenty of travel. It really wants to go faster downhill than I can.

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    When's a 7 inch version coming out. 6" bikes are sooooo 2009.

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    Where's the 29er version? =)

    Here's the Pinkbike version: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Yeti-SB...Look-2011.html
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    BB seems kinda low to me? 13.35?
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    A much better ride report here:

    http://www.mountainbike.com/mountain...ail-bike-sb-66

    I notice he noticed the low BB height, like I noticed. Notice that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toHELLuRIDE View Post
    When's a 7 inch version coming out. 6" bikes are sooooo 2009.
    Wouldn't be surprised if that is one of the other two Switch suspension bikes about to hit. THEN we'd gettin somewhere. ASR-7 update in 3, 2....
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    It is up at Yeti.com. Sweet!
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    6lb carbon version too! where do i sign up

    Is my internet broken because I was caught out in left field on this. The build kits only list Fox 32s, this bike is begging for a 36.

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    I was thinking the same thing, it makes the bike look more delicate or trailbike than the all-mountain sturdy thing I think it could be. The low BB & little forks make me wonder... I've got a 170mm fork here I want to use but not if it's going to make the geo all whack
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    Looking good!...

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    Yes it looks nice and definitely the right move Yeti made - cant wait to hear how it rides once it is released to the people. If it lives up the hype I will for sure consider coming back to the tribe. Used to have a 575 but am currently on the new Intense Tracer 2 which is nice but also a bit on the heavy side. The SB-66 in carbon is sure going to be a nice frame - oh boy :-)

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    Will they fade out the 575 something tells me her days are numbered !

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    Looks like a great effort its just too bad the wheels are too small for my tastes. Great looking trail bike though.

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    It sure does look like allot of fun and built to rock!

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    Looks really impressive. I might want one of these...

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    I'll try to tackle all of these questions later, but in the meantime, there is a ton more information here:
    http://yeticycles.com/#/bikes/SB66/1/

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    I'll try to tackle all of these questions later, but in the meantime, there is a ton more information here:
    http://yeticycles.com/#/bikes/SB66/1/

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    I might be interested in an SB-67, especially if the BB is a little lower. Glad they finally changed the cable routing too. Should have done it on the 7, even without the dual link.

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    Frame looks like a work of art, and I applaud them for thinking outside the box. With that said Im not to sure im sold on that design. Looks like it'll develop play in the main pivot, and how can that not flex? Can't wait to read some reviews, because I know the yeti diehards are foaming out the mouth for this.
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    Sonofab!tch! and I just built up a new 575 last night. Talk about buyer's remorse first thing this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    36mm forks are MUCH stiffer. It is not about being able to ride something - point and shoot accuracy. One my two bikes - one with Wotan, one with Sektor RL difference is noticeable. But I am sure this new bike will be just great with 160mm forks.
    i was talking about the rear travel? read the post i quoted. 150 v 165....

    personally, i would run my bos 160. for exactly the reasons you've written

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    thats funny this post should of been on page 2 ?
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    Mi gusta SB-66. ¿Puedo tener un lima por favor? Oh si si.
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    Looks pretty interesting might keep me on a Yeti....love my 575 and the company, but having ridden the Pivot 5.7 I am interested to see how this compares. Those Pivots are so nice.

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    Will the Aluminum one be made in the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat View Post
    THIS exactly. Waiting for "later models" is fine but I am without a frame now & it is beautiful outside. So may go with this 66 "for now" but yes - 32 fork and 152 is kind of uhhhhhh

    That BB is just low, I'm sorry but there isn't a ton of buffed swoopy singletrack around here, but there's plenty of rocky chunky stuff that I am too inept to pedal through without whacking my pedals on everything.

    Really hope one of the other two bikes is an ASR-7 with this new Switch Tech design.
    Yeti claims a BB height of 13.8 with a 160 fork, and a 66HA. Seems like a good combo. Low enough to corner, but not so low as to smash pedals. 13.3 in the 150 mode seems low, but maybe Yeti was thinking more trial bike than AM fo users running this setup???
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    I always thought that the Sanction looked like a rippin' bike...this one does too


    I know the lower pivot is different, but those are very similar aesthetically, that is all (ie: don't getcher panties in a bunch)

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    Wow your right that's damn close, almost hard to which is which!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reerun View Post
    you guys do know that this bike is also designed to run a 160mm fork? head angle will be 65.9 and bb height up to 13.8, which i agree 160 mm fork is the way to go!!!
    Good to see it under 66 deg. I like geometry of my 07' Kona Coiler - looking around for future replacement. SB-66 definitely makes the short list for me. I like the 8x2.5" shock and coil compatibility and low standover. All improved over ASR7. New Transition Bottlerocket - with an angleset to get it to 66 another one I look at..

    Thinking of that, 07' Coiler had quite an advanced geometry for that year. I am just physically incapable of letting a good bike serve me for long time...

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    I'm really impressed, looks like a great bike and the reviews are great. However, $2200 for an aluminum frame? That's pretty steep, wonder how much the carbon version will be. I'm glad I went with my $1000 575 frame.

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    That is exactly what I was thinking. Yeti's new system is very ID like. If Maverick has to pay I wonder if Yeti will as well.

    With that said, Busby's system works great and Yeti seems to be following his design principles as well.

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    I love the super long top tubes. Might be next AM bike to replace my trusted Enduro.

    Curious to hear real world ride reports.

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    Nice

    Cool that Yeti has quietly been innovating a new susp. system while so many have bagged on them for sticking to an "old single pivot design" in the era of DW bikes. A bit of crow may be on the menu?

    I'll probably give it a year to shake out and get a look at the carbon version (ASR5C layup is the best looking out there IMO). Curious about final build wieghts. Ibis SL-R was at the top of my wish / replacement list but I'll definately test ride the 66 before I buy anything new. Outerbike this Oct.? May be back to the Tribe myself.

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    Yeah I think ringing the death bell for the 575 is a bit premature. Its been a bike of beastly performance for a long time. Picking up my new one this week. No remorse here. That said, in a couple years I'll be giving this a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appalachia View Post
    Yeah I think ringing the death bell for the 575 is a bit premature. Its been a bike of beastly performance for a long time. Picking up my new one this week. No remorse here. That said, in a couple years I'll be giving this a look.
    On their FAQ for the new frame they state that this isn't a replacement for the 575, they will continue to manufacture the 575.

    "And, the most asked question... Is the SB-66 replacing the 575? No, the 575 will remain in the line and continue to offer best-in-class performance at a lower price point than the SB-66. "

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    anybody knows when it will be available?

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    the difference in head angle alone would be reason enough to keep the 575 in the lineup, in my opinion anyway
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    Hoho... will wait for the carbon version to appear this Dec so by then, hopefully...hopefully most bugs will be rid off.

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    Watched that video and my only dislike is the way that chain is whipping around in the slo-mos. Is that an issue or is that common in other designs of this type? Don't think I've ever seen video of a bike slowed down like that. I've never been 100 percent sold on the single pivot, I have some trouble with square edged bumps. This is just what I've always wanted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    "And, the most asked question... Is the SB-66 replacing the 575? No, the 575 will remain in the line and continue to offer best-in-class performance at a lower price point than the SB-66. "
    I wonder if they are talking about the difference it is currently at which is only a couple hundred bucks or if they will be dropping the 575 prices??

    If so, Ive got a 575 order I need to cancel, and wait til the prices drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eonicks View Post
    queue buyer's remorse on '11 575
    Why?

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    I understand having buyer's remorse if you think the sb66 is better for you but... for certain people the 575 is still going to be a better option, it's just not the newest hottest thing out.

    I've got a yeti asr-5 in my crosshairs and I'm kind of nervous to get one now, thinking there may be an SB-65 on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyd3487 View Post
    I understand having buyer's remorse if you think the sb66 is better for you but... for certain people the 575 is still going to be a better option, it's just not the newest hottest thing out.

    I've got a yeti asr-5 in my crosshairs and I'm kind of nervous to get one now, thinking there may be an SB-65 on the way.
    With any new suspension design, waiting for second generation could always be a prudent thing.

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    I noticed the chain whip too, looks pretty extreme although he was under heavy load in that turn... but I mean you can really hear it soon as you hit play... the polymer chainstay guards are hard & plasticy perhaps
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    Quote Originally Posted by swade View Post
    So does SB really stand for "Super Bike"? I see some of the reviews stating that, but the Yeti site does not disclose. My first thought was Switch Blade when I first saw it, because of the Switch technology and the bike certainly looks like a trail weapon.

    Or could it mean "Son of a B*$@!", since that will be the reaction when other companies see it for the first time...
    I bet it just means "Switch Bike", Switch being the name of the suspension design - as per posters quoted above.

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    That is one long top tube. I would definitely be running the shortest stem I could find on this one.

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    We got charts and graphs. I see what they did there. I want to test ride one.
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    As exciting as this design is to me, I'm really disappointed with the choice to go with the 32 fork platform and only 150mm out back. 165mm out back and the 36 platform would make it better for a much wider range of riding. Even though a 36 160 fork and a 32 150 fork only differ in travel by 10mm, there is a full inch difference in ATC difference. Plus if it pedals/works so well, why not a little more modern trailbike travel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    As exciting as this design is to me, I'm really disappointed with the choice to go with the 32 fork platform and only 150mm out back. 165mm out back and the 36 platform would make it better for a much wider range of riding. Even though a 36 160 fork and a 32 150 fork only differ in travel by 10mm, there is a full inch difference in ATC difference. Plus if it pedals/works so well, why not a little more modern trailbike travel?
    yeah cos your really gonna miss that 15mm

    if you can't ride that rocky chute with 150mm, your not gonna be able to ride it with 165mm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    As exciting as this design is to me, I'm really disappointed with the choice to go with the 32 fork platform and only 150mm out back. 165mm out back and the 36 platform would make it better for a much wider range of riding. Even though a 36 160 fork and a 32 150 fork only differ in travel by 10mm, there is a full inch difference in ATC difference. Plus if it pedals/works so well, why not a little more modern trailbike travel?
    Everybody has their idea of the "perfect" bike. Just because the SB-66 doesn't appeal to you as it sits, be patient! This design, if it works, very well could take over the entire Yeti trailbike line so there will probably be something for everyone. It'd be REALLY cool if they'd throw an adjustable headtube and swappable shock mounts on it so everyone could tailor it to their specific needs Personally, I want an SB-95

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    Quote Originally Posted by fua View Post
    if you can't ride that rocky chute with 150mm, your not gonna be able to ride it with 165mm...
    36mm forks are MUCH stiffer. It is not about being able to ride something - point and shoot accuracy. One my two bikes - one with Wotan, one with Sektor RL difference is noticeable. But I am sure this new bike will be just great with 160mm forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    As exciting as this design is to me, I'm really disappointed with the choice to go with the 32 fork platform and only 150mm out back. 165mm out back and the 36 platform would make it better for a much wider range of riding. Even though a 36 160 fork and a 32 150 fork only differ in travel by 10mm, there is a full inch difference in ATC difference. Plus if it pedals/works so well, why not a little more modern trailbike travel?
    THIS exactly. Waiting for "later models" is fine but I am without a frame now & it is beautiful outside. So may go with this 66 "for now" but yes - 32 fork and 152 is kind of uhhhhhh

    That BB is just low, I'm sorry but there isn't a ton of buffed swoopy singletrack around here, but there's plenty of rocky chunky stuff that I am too inept to pedal through without whacking my pedals on everything.

    Really hope one of the other two bikes is an ASR-7 with this new Switch Tech design.
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    Bike looks amazing! I'm really considering replacing my small travel and big travel bike with just this, but that means this thing will have to take whistler abuse. I think I'll wait a year to hear what is being said. geo looks perfect though .

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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat View Post
    THIS exactly. Waiting for "later models" is fine but I am without a frame now & it is beautiful outside. So may go with this 66 "for now" but yes - 32 fork and 152 is kind of uhhhhhh

    That BB is just low, I'm sorry but there isn't a ton of buffed swoopy singletrack around here, but there's plenty of rocky chunky stuff that I am too inept to pedal through without whacking my pedals on everything.

    Really hope one of the other two bikes is an ASR-7 with this new Switch Tech design.
    you guys do know that this bike is also designed to run a 160mm fork? head angle will be 65.9 and bb height up to 13.8, which i agree 160 mm fork is the way to go!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Yeti claims a BB height of 13.8 with a 160 fork, and a 66HA. Seems like a good combo. Low enough to corner, but not so low as to smash pedals. 13.3 in the 150 mode seems low, but maybe Yeti was thinking more trial bike than AM fo users running this setup???
    Looks like they're recommending 25% sag and apparently it doesn't wallow or squat which could help keep the BB up on the climbs. I just wonder what kind of pedal feedback there is. Seems like when you use a linkage driven pedal platform/anti-squat there's some noticable pedal feedback ie VPP, DW-Link.

    Looks killer tho and the geometry seems right on

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    Quote Originally Posted by fua View Post
    yeah cos your really gonna miss that 15mm

    if you can't ride that rocky chute with 150mm, your not gonna be able to ride it with 165mm...
    Wow that was an awesome post I love the new frame but i am not going to have any Buyers remorse on '11 575 that the shop still has for one more week, I can't justify paying $500 bucks more for 1/4" of travel , I got a great deal on my 575 and will love it for many years to come

    Will the replace the 575?
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    So does SB really stand for "Super Bike"? I see some of the reviews stating that, but the Yeti site does not disclose. My first thought was Switch Blade when I first saw it, because of the Switch technology and the bike certainly looks like a trail weapon.

    Or could it mean "Son of a B*$@!", since that will be the reaction when other companies see it for the first time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    Everybody has their idea of the "perfect" bike. Just because the SB-66 doesn't appeal to you as it sits, be patient! This design, if it works, very well could take over the entire Yeti trailbike line so there will probably be something for everyone. It'd be REALLY cool if they'd throw an adjustable headtube and swappable shock mounts on it so everyone could tailor it to their specific needs Personally, I want an SB-95
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    Quote Originally Posted by swade View Post

    Or could it mean "Son of a B*$@!", since that will be the reaction when other companies see it for the first time...

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    Took a tour of Yeti's factory today and got to see the SB-66. Even with a 7lb frameset, it doesn't feel too beefy. Seems to be a very solid design with some great features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheez1ts View Post

    Bike looks amazing! I'm really considering replacing my small travel and big travel bike with just this, but that means this thing will have to take whistler abuse. I think I'll wait a year to hear what is being said. geo looks perfect though .
    I have a Nomad and a Firebird. The Nomad isn't enough for trails like Dirt Merchant. The Firebird is JUST barely enough. My personal opinion is you need 170mm or really amazing 165mm travel to really enjoy the park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    I have a Nomad and a Firebird. The Nomad isn't enough for trails like Dirt Merchant. The Firebird is JUST barely enough. My personal opinion is you need 170mm or really amazing 165mm travel to really enjoy the park.
    I rode 17 days on a Banshee Rampant up there last season (bit of a whistler w***e), and the only problem I had was cracking my frame :P. I got a Yeti 303R-DH to ride up there now, but it feels like too much. I just want something that's big enough to not break while still maintaining a small bump sensitive suspension design. Nomad looks worthy, but this looks better .

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    Why do they spec with a 150mm fork? 160-170 forks are the norm for a 6" bike, you would think Yeti would remove their head from somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    I have a Nomad and a Firebird. The Nomad isn't enough for trails like Dirt Merchant. The Firebird is JUST barely enough. My personal opinion is you need 170mm or really amazing 165mm travel to really enjoy the park.
    Really? A run down Dirt Merchant to A-line is, under good conditions when the whistler trail crew can stay on top of the potholes is basically a smooth bermed jump run until that last fast chunky bit that brings you to the corner of the Boneyard and enter lower A-line or split off to the 4X course. I love riding my Nomad on those trails, its easier for me to hit landings/not come up short on a smaller and lighter bike. Until I get on the rough chunk double blacks, I'm happy with the Nomad. .
    It does wear out my arms quicker, but I feel like I go faster than on a DH bike on A-line and Dirt Merchant on the Nomad.
    I guess everybody's got different preferences
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    top tubes / sizing?

    Top tubes look crazy long - looking at the chart they are saying someone 5'7" can be on a Medium with a 24.3" top tube? I am 5'11" and like a 23.5" top tube with 70mm stem on a 6" bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YETI_Chris View Post
    Wow that was an awesome post I love the new frame but i am not going to have any Buyers remorse on '11 575 that the shop still has for one more week, I can't justify paying $500 bucks more for 1/4" of travel , I got a great deal on my 575 and will love it for many years to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    We got charts and graphs. I see what they did there. I want to test ride one.
    Can anyone provide some education on what one can learn from these curves?

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    I've been waiting for a frame like this to replace my aging GF Rosscoe, something with plenty of rear travel, QR15 fork friendly, good pedal feel uphill. I don't want to haul around the extra weight of a big fork and wheelset and am willing to sacrifice a bit of downhill performance for all day liveablility on longer rides. I can't wait to test one, this might be my next bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleven-yo View Post
    Really? A run down Dirt Merchant to A-line is, under good conditions when the whistler trail crew can stay on top of the potholes is basically a smooth bermed jump run until that last fast chunky bit that brings you to the corner of the Boneyard and enter lower A-line or split off to the 4X course. I love riding my Nomad on those trails, its easier for me to hit landings/not come up short on a smaller and lighter bike. Until I get on the rough chunk double blacks, I'm happy with the Nomad. .
    It does wear out my arms quicker, but I feel like I go faster than on a DH bike on A-line and Dirt Merchant on the Nomad.
    I guess everybody's got different preferences
    Plus you are probably a more skilled bike park rider than I am....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBonty View Post
    Can anyone provide some education on what one can learn from these curves?
    Very roughly (correct me if I am wrong, please):

    Rate of chain growth indicates how much feedback there is between tension in the chain and suspension movement - at various points in suspension trajectory. If it is high - there is chain feedback, if it is low, it is more isolated, but that can be a negative when you accelerate. Many designs rely on chain tension to counteract squat.

    Leverage shows how easy it is to blow through shock travel. The higher it is, the easier it is to compress shock at that relative position. It needs to be taken together with shock's intrinsic load curve (more linear for spring, more raising for air) and compression tuning.

    Bicycle suspension design is difficult because it is all designed to interact with a human body, which is a highly non-linear bio-mechanical system. Perceived effort and comfort is not easy to quantify.

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    Oh man, I am hearing end of THIS month/July these things are going to drop.

    Jenson USA has em pegged at JUNE 22

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    Wow the black sb-66 with the teal link is gorgeous... add a white lyrik on the front and I can't imagine a more beautiful bike. I can't wait to eventually sell my 575 and own one of these down the road!
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    Was just looking at TT lengths. Is it me or is the large *really* long? My Firebird XL top tube is 24.7, Nomad XL is 24.8 and the SB XL is 25.9? They must sell a lot of mediums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Was just looking at TT lengths. Is it me or is the large *really* long? My Firebird XL top tube is 24.7, Nomad XL is 24.8 and the SB XL is 25.9? They must sell a lot of mediums.

    Yes, absurdly long...my L Delirium has a 24.3TT, L Terremoto had a 24" TT...ran a 50mm stem on each.

    I have a feeling the super duper long TT will either be revolutionary (like 66* trailbikes were a few years back, whereas now it is the norm) or just absurd.

    FWIW, I am 6'0" and Yeti says I should be on a L...I'd take the M and keep my 50mm stem, otherwise I don't think I could find a short enough stem for a L.

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    you say has w/ the Delerium & had w/ the Terremoto. does that mean you got rid of the T?

    how would you compare the 2? you think the Del is a laterally stiffer frame? better @ tech climbing? what pros & cons?

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    Yes, absurdly long...my L Delirium has a 24.3TT, L Terremoto had a 24" TT...ran a 50mm stem on each.

    I have a feeling the super duper long TT will either be revolutionary (like 66* trailbikes were a few years back, whereas now it is the norm) or just absurd.

    FWIW, I am 6'0" and Yeti says I should be on a L...I'd take the M and keep my 50mm stem, otherwise I don't think I could find a short enough stem for a L.
    At 5' 10.75" I'd be square on a medium and would probably still feel that the TT was long. My large Spot is 23.6 and I feel it's about perfect with a stem anywhere from 50-90mm (currently 70). I prefer a bike that's easier to pull up in the front. A long TT does keep the front down. I guess it needs to be ridden to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
    you say has w/ the Delerium & had w/ the Terremoto. does that mean you got rid of the T?

    how would you compare the 2? you think the Del is a laterally stiffer frame? better @ tech climbing? what pros & cons?

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
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    Yeah...this is about the sonofab!tch - 66.

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    I'm not worried about the TT head angle and spacer amount can move that around a bit.

    Still, I have one on order, my 25th just seems so dated all of the sudden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    I'm not worried about the TT head angle and spacer amount can move that around a bit.

    Still, I have one on order, my 25th just seems so dated all of the sudden.

    How can you move a TT number?

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    That BB number is going to be a pedal smacker, but will carve singletrack nicely. My current ride has a 13.1 BB with 140mm's of travel, and the previous bike had a 13.25 with 150mm's of rear travel. Of course you can coast through rock gardens, but that's not an option with the clock ticking.

    Nice to see the mainstream companies specing frames with longer TT's finally. Both my current and previous rides were 24" and 23.7" respectivly and were the main reason I've went with custom full sus frames for the last five years. This will probably be my next frame since the numbers I like cost extra with Ventana, but I wont know for sure until Jensen has one to demo.
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    I think I read in one of the many reviews that Yeti recommends leaving the propedal off all the time on the SB-66. Can anyone confirm if this is correct? If so, I like the sound of that.

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    What is up with that "Frame 250 of 1,189" statement on the Yeti site? Are these things going to be numbered on the frame somewhere?
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