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    Yeti SB130 Discussion, Performance and Build

    The One to rule them all has arrived. This is the most well rounded bike Yeti has ever developed so let's start this discussion with everything SB130 related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    The One to rule them all has arrived. This is the most well rounded bike Yeti has ever developed so let's start this discussion with everything SB130 related.
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    I just need to figure out what size to go with, small or medium. I hate being right in the middle of the sizing chart and no dealers in my country to get a demo. Iím thinking Iíll just order a frame/fork and strip my 4.5 down for everything else since it all has maybe 250 miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OU812 View Post
    I just need to figure out what size to go with, small or medium. I hate being right in the middle of the sizing chart and no dealers in my country to get a demo. Iím thinking Iíll just order a frame/fork and strip my 4.5 down for everything else since it all has maybe 250 miles on it.
    Measure your current reach on your 45 setup..

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    The sb130 comes with a 30mm ID wheel and 2.3 aggressor? Is that the optimal ID for that size tire?

    Does yeti ever sell the frame with a coil shock like Evil does? That would be sweet if i can upgrade to a Push shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlui View Post
    The sb130 comes with a 30mm ID wheel and 2.3 aggressor? Is that the optimal ID for that size tire?

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    I run that on my 45c now and like it..

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    I see it is the same weight and spec as the SB150. Looks the same too. Are the SB130 & SB150 just the same bike with different forks/shock/linkage? The geometry between the two isnít that different either. Would be good to see a comparison in the future as based on weight and geo there does seems to be much benefit getting the SB130 over the SB150 if it pedals as well as they are saying.

    Iíll probably end up with a SB130 though at some point.

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    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/blo...20Yeti%20SB130

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    Keen to hear the difference between 4.5 and 130, particularly climbing efficiency.

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    http://reviews.mtbr.com/yeti-sb130-d...rt-term-review

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwirider1 View Post
    Keen to hear the difference between 4.5 and 130, particularly climbing efficiency.

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    Watch the worldwide cyclery video..

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    https://m.pinkbike.com/news/bike-che...eti-sb130.html

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    I was REALLY hoping it would be available in orange

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    Are weights on the sb130 wrong or what? XO1 race weighs identical to the sb150. XO1 race is also listed with a 170mm fork and X2 shock which is wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123ski View Post
    Are weights on the sb130 wrong or what? XO1 race weighs identical to the sb150. XO1 race is also listed with a 170mm fork and X2 shock which is wrong
    Yeah there are some typos for sure, looks like a copy paste of the 150 on the X01 Race build, which is not right. Lists a 170 Grip2 fork as well. I'm sure they will fix it. With regard to weight, I would not expect it to be THAT much lighter than the 150. Only significant weight difference will be from the shock (DPX2 vs X2).
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    What is the weight of the frame?

    Singletrack World says the frame is designed around a 130mm to 150mm fork. They say it in their video and in the print article. Interesting....

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    Weight of a SB130 X01 Race is 28.6lbs per Pinkbike

    See here https://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-...tis-sb130.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    Watch the worldwide cyclery video..

    I watched the video and am also wondering how does it pedal and climb in comparison to the 4.5? The referenced video basically talks about how the geometry changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagrave View Post
    Weight of a SB130 X01 Race is 28.6lbs per Pinkbike

    See here https://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-...tis-sb130.html
    I'm guessing that's without pedals.
    On the Yeti site, they list this build at 28.9 lbs but they don't mention the size. The XO1 Race is listed at 29.8 lbs, so something doesn't seem right.
    (As 123ski mentioned, looks like a 170 fork listed).

    I expect this bike will be perfect for some....just not me.

    It's a 29 pound bike with a 65.5 HTA.....for $$$$$$$
    It looks like another downhill oriented trail bike that "climbs well for (fill in the blank)".
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    duplicate removed sorry..
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    It's the only first early review that makes a 45c comparison I could find

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    I saw an article that a xl build was just over 29lbs.

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    The MTBR article is an XL at 29.2#.

    It's a bit strange the 130 and 150 GX builds are listed at 30.5#, but the XO1 150 build is 30.5 and the XO1 130 is listed at 28.9#. The GX Comp builds are listed at 29.5 and 30.3 respectively.

    Wouldn't the 130 GX build be a bit less (maybe 1/2#) based on the other builds being less?

    Can't wait to test one!!!

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    Polar Bears aka Shaun XL builds with X2..

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    Just so we are clear... $9200 and your still rolling alloy wheels? I have to be wrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpitbull View Post
    Just so we are clear... $9200 and your still rolling alloy wheels? I have to be wrong.


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    Just to be clear buying an Eagle XX version of any bike that's not a full blown XC race bike is pretty stupid so I don't get your complaint ? You buy the XO race version and then spend the money on the carbon upgrade. Then your spending $9,200 for a bike with the Carbon wheels.

    It's a Yeti and thats the price for admission. Were not talking about the price for the discontinued ASRc models which were priced fairly well during that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    Measure your current reach on your 45 setup..

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    The reach numbers on the small is already 10mm longer than my medium 4.5, I think the small 130 with a 35mm stem would put me roughly in the same reach length as my 4.5 with a 33mm stem. I'm just worried that it's going to be like my brother-in-law's ripmo, huge reach numbers but the STA makes it feel a lot less than the numbers suggest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OU812 View Post
    The reach numbers on the small is already 10mm longer than my medium 4.5, I think the small 130 with a 35mm stem would put me roughly in the same reach length as my 4.5 with a 33mm stem. I'm just worried that it's going to be like my brother-in-law's ripmo, huge reach numbers but the STA makes it feel a lot less than the numbers suggest.
    If you're on a medium 4.5 you should be on a medium 130. I'm 5'7" and I ordered a medium.
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    To be fair I run this wheel set (DT SWISS XM 1501 SPLINE ONE 30MM) on my 4.5 and although I'd love to try and even buy the carbon equivalent (XMC 1200) I can buy two sets of the XM1501s and they have been bombproof so far.

    After 2 years of use and abuse (in the UK) they are still true, have not needed any bearings, there's no dents, dings or flat spots. They're light, direct, strong. So those XMCs would need to be twice as good and then some.

    Anyway, back to business...

    I'm probably going to go with a frame only self build:

    SB130 Large Turq series Turquoise frame
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    Not decided on cockpit yet.

    I think this should come in at a much more reasonable cost then the X0 available in the UK. Just need to demo one first...which may take some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    Measure your current reach on your 45 setup..
    If you buy a SB130 with the same reach as your 4.5 you're most likely gonna end up on a bike that's too small for you, unless you want to run an 80mm stem and setback post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    If you're on a medium 4.5 you should be on a medium 130. I'm 5'7" and I ordered a medium.
    I'm 5'6...maybe 5'7 on a good day, I felt cramped as hell on the small 4.5 when I demoed it a few years ago so the shop suggested the medium 4.5 with the 33mm stem. My other 2 bikes are smalls with 40mm stems and have similar reach numbers to the medium 4.5 and they feel great, the 130 has longer numbers than all 3 of my bikes. I guess I just need to take a trip back to the UK so I can demo them both before I decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofbiscuits View Post
    To be fair I run this wheel set (DT SWISS XM 1501 SPLINE ONE 30MM) on my 4.5 and although I'd love to try and even buy the carbon equivalent (XMC 1200) I can buy two sets of the XM1501s and they have been bombproof so far.

    After 2 years of use and abuse (in the UK) they are still true, have not needed any bearings, there's no dents, dings or flat spots. They're light, direct, strong. So those XMCs would need to be twice as good and then some.

    Anyway, back to business...

    I'm probably going to go with a frame only self build:

    SB130 Large Turq series Turquoise frame
    Fox 36 Grip2 160mm fork
    170mm Reverb 1X
    GX Eagle drivetrain (although will perhaps opt for a 170mm carbon crank)
    DT Swiss XM 1501 wheel set
    Maxxis DHF/DHR or Aggressor
    Guide RSCs
    180 rotors
    One-up chain guide
    Not decided on cockpit yet.

    I think this should come in at a much more reasonable cost then the X0 available in the UK. Just need to demo one first...which may take some time.
    Sounds like a great build.. post pics when your done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    Just to be clear buying an Eagle XX version of any bike that's not a full blown XC race bike is pretty stupid so I don't get your complaint ? You buy the XO race version and then spend the money on the carbon upgrade. Then your spending $9,200 for a bike with the Carbon wheels.

    It's a Yeti and thats the price for admission. Were not talking about the price for the discontinued ASRc models which were priced fairly well during that time.
    I think the complaint is the stratospheric expense for a complete bike w/o carbon wheels. It's a legitimate point. Most consumers don't like getting ripped off. That price, for that build, is completely ridiculous. The total price is way more than the total combined retail price for every component on the bike, if you bought them individually. That's hilariously stupid.

    Nobody asked if the XX1 is the build you would pick. Let the conversation breathe a bit. Can you allow others to contribute occasionally without you jumping in immediately, shouting down any and all possible negative feedback (on a bike you haven't even ridden yet)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OU812 View Post
    The reach numbers on the small is already 10mm longer than my medium 4.5, I think the small 130 with a 35mm stem would put me roughly in the same reach length as my 4.5 with a 33mm stem. I'm just worried that it's going to be like my brother-in-law's ripmo, huge reach numbers but the STA makes it feel a lot less than the numbers suggest.
    In my opinion, this is where everyone gets confused, or confuses everyone else, by talking about reach. The reach is how far the handlebars will be from the bottom bracket, not from the saddle. Top tube length is the measurement that relates more to the seat to bars length and feel.


    A longer reach with a steeper seat tube will result in much less difference in overall feel, with regards to seat to bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReXTless View Post
    I think the complaint is the stratospheric expense for a complete bike w/o carbon wheels. It's a legitimate point. Most consumers don't like getting ripped off. That price, for that build, is completely ridiculous. The total price is way more than the total combined retail price for every component on the bike, if you bought them individually. That's hilariously stupid.

    Nobody asked if the XX1 is the build you would pick. Let the conversation breathe a bit. Can you allow others to contribute occasionally without you jumping in immediately, shouting down any and all possible negative feedback (on a bike you haven't even ridden yet)?
    You can always buy the frame and spec it and build it yourself. Save the overhead of Yeti paying an employee to build the bike for you or do they work for free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    If you buy a SB130 with the same reach as your 4.5 you're most likely gonna end up on a bike that's too small for you, unless you want to run an 80mm stem and setback post.
    This

    The steeeeeep seat tube angle makes a huge difference here.
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    Planning on getting a sb130 as my one bike. New to Yeti but always wanted one and have finally decided to pull the trigger. However, am trying to decide how to go about it. GX Comp with a carbon wheel upgrade or XO1 Turq. I donít plan to race but would still like to stay under 30 lbs. I tend to upgrade over time as stuff breaks. If I go XO1 turq the carbon wheelset would have to wait quite a while. Is the turq frame worth it? I can probably live with the performance shock/fork on the GX comp indefinitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headoc View Post
    Planning on getting a sb130 as my one bike. New to Yeti but always wanted one and have finally decided to pull the trigger. However, am trying to decide how to go about it. GX Comp with a carbon wheel upgrade or XO1 Turq. I donít plan to race but would still like to stay under 30 lbs. I tend to upgrade over time as stuff breaks. If I go XO1 turq the carbon wheelset would have to wait quite a while. Is the turq frame worth it? I can probably live with the performance shock/fork on the GX comp indefinitely.
    Mtbr had a XL not sure what exact build but was under 30lbs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    If you buy a SB130 with the same reach as your 4.5 you're most likely gonna end up on a bike that's too small for you, unless you want to run an 80mm stem and setback post.
    I know you are referring to SB45 vs SB130.. SB45 M has marginally longer reach vs SB100 M.
    SB100 in M size has the same/similar reach as SB130 in S size. And SB100 is supposed to be ridden in a less upright position vs SB130. Hence should a person riding M size SB100 or SB45 be riding a S size SB130 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headoc View Post
    Planning on getting a sb130 as my one bike. New to Yeti but always wanted one and have finally decided to pull the trigger. However, am trying to decide how to go about it. GX Comp with a carbon wheel upgrade or XO1 Turq. I donít plan to race but would still like to stay under 30 lbs. I tend to upgrade over time as stuff breaks. If I go XO1 turq the carbon wheelset would have to wait quite a while. Is the turq frame worth it? I can probably live with the performance shock/fork on the GX comp indefinitely.
    Iím in the exact same position, this will be my first Yeti, main bike. I went with X01 Turq. Iíll put some nice wheels on it down there road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReXTless View Post
    I think the complaint is the stratospheric expense for a complete bike w/o carbon wheels. It's a legitimate point. Most consumers don't like getting ripped off. That price, for that build, is completely ridiculous. The total price is way more than the total combined retail price for every component on the bike, if you bought them individually. That's hilariously stupid.

    Nobody asked if the XX1 is the build you would pick. Let the conversation breathe a bit. Can you allow others to contribute occasionally without you jumping in immediately, shouting down any and all possible negative feedback (on a bike you haven't even ridden yet)?
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    Just noticed Geoff Kabush is riding a Large SB 130 while he rides an XL in the SB100. At 6'2" (188cm) he's the same height as me and on the cusp of a L/XL SB130 or 150. I feel like Yeti is being conservative with their sizing recommendations and that it may actually be better to size up. Won't know until stepping on both...or comparing an XL Sentinel...and you know next year's new SC Hightower will sit in between sizes of the Yeti (i.e. XL HT will slot in between L/XL 130), but the 130 and 150 (and SI) are oh so nice!

    Note: I suppose its possible that the athletes don't have XLs available to them yet and he may in fact switch it up to the bigger one once they are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    Just noticed Geoff Kabush is riding a Large SB 130 while he rides an XL in the SB100. At 6'2" (188cm) he's the same height as me and on the cusp of a L/XL SB130 or 150. I feel like Yeti is being conservative with their sizing recommendations and that it may actually be better to size up. Won't know until stepping on both...or comparing an XL Sentinel...and you know next year's new SC Hightower will sit in between sizes of the Yeti (i.e. XL HT will slot in between L/XL 130), but the 130 and 150 (and SI) are oh so nice!

    Note: I suppose its possible that the athletes don't have XLs available to them yet and he may in fact switch it up to the bigger one once they are?
    Negative, need to look at the reach when sizing. 150 and 130 reach is 480mm while the 100 is only 152mm in reach for a large. Yeti is not being conservative with the sizing this time around as these numbers are on the longer end of current trend. Thatís most likely why he went with a L 130 and an XL 100. These guys get first pick of the litter and wonít have to wait for their desired size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReXTless View Post
    I think the complaint is the stratospheric expense for a complete bike w/o carbon wheels. It's a legitimate point. Most consumers don't like getting ripped off. That price, for that build, is completely ridiculous. The total price is way more than the total combined retail price for every component on the bike, if you bought them individually. That's hilariously stupid.

    Nobody asked if the XX1 is the build you would pick. Let the conversation breathe a bit. Can you allow others to contribute occasionally without you jumping in immediately, shouting down any and all possible negative feedback (on a bike you haven't even ridden yet)?
    Sorry but this SB130 Thread should not be about Carbon wheels not included in the price or the perceived value of the builds. I really think any complaints about value and pricing should be left out of this Thread. Make your own discussion to talk about pricing and whether people are smart or stupid for paying above retail for the component spec.

    I made the comment to try and get away from the disscusion going off topic since we know Yeti's are expensive.

    It's common sense looking at the price structure that Yeti operates by that there is very little value in buying any of the XX1 builds and for that matter this sham of a build they created called XO Race where you pay a riduculous amount more for a better cassette and a more durable aluminum wheel.

    This has been the same strategy for the past 3 years since Yeti stopped offering builds with Enve wheels which they severed there partnership with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    Sorry but this SB130 Thread should not be about Carbon wheels not included in the price or the perceived value of the builds. I really think any complaints about value and pricing should be left out of this Thread. Make your own discussion to talk about pricing and whether people are smart or stupid for paying above retail for the component spec.
    Dude, price value, warranty, past failures .. all the things you dont want to see discussed here ARE relevant otherwise people wouldnt bring the subject up. You need to chill and not be so defending of Yeti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwim5 View Post
    Dude, price value, warranty, past failures .. all the things you dont want to see discussed here ARE relevant otherwise people wouldnt bring the subject up. You need to chill and not be so defending of Yeti.
    Iím not defending Yeti. I refuse to buy there builds. Never have and never will.

    They are overpriced from the aspect of value to dollar ratio.

    Go on Pinkbike and read the 300 posts on the bike release and the same exact comments and jokes are thrown around about price and being a dentist Bike.

    Sorry but we all know the price for owning one of these bikes and if I or anyone can help make it more reasonable letís make it happen.

    Iím always trying to give the heads up on sales and promotions when I find them.

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    Just for reference I've never once bought a Yeti Factory build. I've always chosen a Frame up build because I know I can spec a superior build that fits my needs for 15-20% less than what is charged.

    Not everyone cares or desires to take that approach and that's cool as well. Here's the build I'd Spec for an SB130 Turq Frame

    SB130 Turq Large Frame $3500......you can get 10% gift vouchers for parts if you ask at many of the Online retailers
    2019 Fox 36 Grip2 44mm Offset 160mm travel reduced to 150mm 10-20% off these forks are easily attainable
    Wheels- We are one composite have a LT warranty and you can have a premium set custom built from $1200-$1500
    Drivetrain- Sram GX Eagle complete group with Truvativ Carbon cranks $500
    Oneup Dropper 170mm and lever for around $200 after online codes

    For under $6500 you can build a Turq SB130 or SB150 with Eagle and high quality Carbon wheels, Cranks, Bar
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    You guys are absolutely correct " IrishPitbull, ReXTless and Kiwim5" and I need to learn to chill and stop trying to dictate whatever is being discussed. All this information is helpful and productive so I apologize for being ignorant.

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    Sb130 with the new xtr m9100 groupset will be sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman1976 View Post
    Negative, need to look at the reach when sizing. 150 and 130 reach is 480mm while the 100 is only 152mm in reach for a large. Yeti is not being conservative with the sizing this time around as these numbers are on the longer end of current trend. Thatís most likely why he went with a L 130 and an XL 100. These guys get first pick of the litter and wonít have to wait for their desired size.
    I think he may be thinking the the XL size may not yet be available, M and L is most of their business so often XL will be somewhat delayed.

    Are you saying you only need to look at reach? Id say thatís an oversimplification. Direct from Yeti,Ē Medium 130 will feel about the same as M 4.5Ē. Reach is long yes but STA is super steep.

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    How you guys see the Sb130 in comparison to the Sb 5.5 ? Will it be the better all rounder ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    You guys are absolutely correct " IrishPitbull, ReXTless and Kiwim5" and I need to learn to chill and stop trying to dictate whatever is being discussed. All this information is helpful and productive so I apologize for being ignorant.

    Sorry for getting off topic with my Tantrum

    Nope just you, the rest of us are pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    Just for reference I've never once bought a Yeti Factory build. I've always chosen a Frame up build because I know I can spec a superior build that fits my needs for 15-20% less than what is charged.

    Not everyone cares or desires to take that approach and that's cool as well. Here's the build I'd Spec for an SB130 Turq Frame

    SB130 Turq Large Frame $3500......you can get 10% gift vouchers for parts if you ask at many of the Online retailers
    2019 Fox 36 Grip2 44mm Offset 160mm travel reduced to 150mm 10-20% off these forks are easily attainable
    Wheels- We are one composite have a LT warranty and you can have a premium set custom built from $1200-$1500
    Drivetrain- Sram GX Eagle complete group with Truvativ Carbon cranks $500
    Oneup Dropper 170mm and lever for around $200 after online codes

    For under $6500 you can build a Turq SB130 or SB150 with Eagle and high quality Carbon wheels, Cranks, Bar
    saving this comment, as I was trying to spec out a build last night.
    Off topic, sorry, but I could not find the right fork last night. I could not find the 150m fox factory 29 fork? You looking one that adjusts down to 150mm? WOuldnt that change the geo of the bike?

    Is it possible to build this bike out at around 5500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    Sorry but this SB130 Thread should not be about Carbon wheels not included in the price or the perceived value of the builds...
    I actually think it completely belongs in the "build" thread. I (and others) frequently ask other what is the perceived "best" build is.

    Perhaps the original post could have been phrased differently, but the initial post made me think about a "frame only" purchase and your post gave an alternative build that gives nearly equal quality build + carbon wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
    saving this comment, as I was trying to spec out a build last night.
    Off topic, sorry, but I could not find the right fork last night. I could not find the 150m fox factory 29 fork? You looking one that adjusts down to 150mm? WOuldnt that change the geo of the bike?

    Is it possible to build this bike out at around 5500?
    The factory spec is 150mm fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    I think he may be thinking the the XL size may not yet be available, M and L is most of their business so often XL will be somewhat delayed.

    Are you saying you only need to look at reach? Id say thatís an oversimplification. Direct from Yeti,Ē Medium 130 will feel about the same as M 4.5Ē. Reach is long yes but STA is super steep.
    Ya, was referring to the reach since the top tubes have remained about the same length because of the steeper seat angle. For example, Iím 6í and my 5.5 feels really good seated. Wouldnít really want any longer of a TT. But I would like quite a bit more reach. So i would go for a L again. Was tempted to get an xl 5.5 but I would have had to cut the seat tube to get a decent length dropper installed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yok View Post
    The factory spec is 150mm fork.
    Ya, had a hard time finding this last night. Everything was 170, 180 and I saw one 160.

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    I'm pretty pissed we are about to get hammered by a Hurricane right when I will be getting the new bike. Trails are going to take a while to dry out after 20"+ of rain, if we get what they are calling for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yok View Post
    Ya, had a hard time finding this last night. Everything was 170, 180 and I saw one 160.
    The Yeti guys are saying it rides really well with a 160 fork. Basically an upgraded 5.5.

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    Anyone know the shock specs? Length and stroke dimensions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stalkerfiveo View Post
    anyone know the shock specs? Length and stroke dimensions?
    210 x 52.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    Just for reference I've never once bought a Yeti Factory build. I've always chosen a Frame up build because I know I can spec a superior build that fits my needs for 15-20% less than what is charged.

    Not everyone cares or desires to take that approach and that's cool as well. Here's the build I'd Spec for an SB130 Turq Frame

    SB130 Turq Large Frame $3500......you can get 10% gift vouchers for parts if you ask at many of the Online retailers
    2019 Fox 36 Grip2 44mm Offset 160mm travel reduced to 150mm 10-20% off these forks are easily attainable
    Wheels- We are one composite have a LT warranty and you can have a premium set custom built from $1200-$1500
    Drivetrain- Sram GX Eagle complete group with Truvativ Carbon cranks $500
    Oneup Dropper 170mm and lever for around $200 after online codes

    For under $6500 you can build a Turq SB130 or SB150 with Eagle and high quality Carbon wheels, Cranks, Bar
    ^^^
    This is absolutely true. If you truly want to be frugal and save as much money, build the bike yourself. I just built my SB100 turq with top of line parts, mix GX/XO comp for best weight savings/performance, carbon wheelset <1300g, next sl crankset, KS dropper for $6800. Final weight was #25lb with pedals. This can be done with the SB130. You also DO NOT NEED NEW PARTS. I would absolutely source OEM takeoffs/barely used parts that people part with in classified and pinkbike. Your biggest costs will be the frame/fork/carbon wheelset. Everything else can be had cheap. You can potentially spec a TURQ build for < $5k if you're savy enough.

    This winter I will start my SB130 build, will aim to make it like the SB5LR for burlier riding, keeping my sb100 because it flat out shreds everything I ride in Pisgah. Sb100= rocket ship, I'm predicting Sb130 is a monster truck with rockets attached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
    saving this comment, as I was trying to spec out a build last night.
    Off topic, sorry, but I could not find the right fork last night. I could not find the 150m fox factory 29 fork? You looking one that adjusts down to 150mm? WOuldnt that change the geo of the bike?

    Is it possible to build this bike out at around 5500?
    It would be very difficult with Carbon wheels for that price. You could definitely get full factory suspension and all the bells and whistles and a nice set of aluminum wheels for around $5,500.

    The Grip2 Fox 36 isn't offered in anything shorter than 160mm so you'd need to travel reduce the fork to 150mm to keep the stock Geo. I don't think there's much benefit running 160mm up front when the bike is already slack 65.5 but I'm sure there will be plenty of riders that will experiment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    It would be very difficult with Carbon wheels for that price. You could definitely get full factory suspension and all the bells and whistles and a nice set of aluminum wheels for around $5,500.

    The Grip2 Fox 36 isn't offered in anything shorter than 160mm so you'd need to travel reduce the fork to 150mm to keep the stock Geo. I don't think there's much benefit running 160mm up front when the bike is already slack 65.5 but I'm sure there will be plenty of riders that will experiment.
    Question, does the build come with that same fork, already reduced to 150?

    Dumber question, how do you reduce it down to 150?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    I'm pretty pissed we are about to get hammered by a Hurricane right when I will be getting the new bike. Trails are going to take a while to dry out after 20"+ of rain, if we get what they are calling for.
    Yeah buddy, when nature takes over it really complicates the things we enjoy doing and definitely appreciate it more. The important thing is to get the bike home and hunker down and soon enough you'll be on the trail stoked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastwoodLB View Post
    How you guys see the Sb130 in comparison to the Sb 5.5 ? Will it be the better all rounder ?
    It will be a better fitting bike. A wider range of adjustment and comfort with the ability to size up or down and get the exact dropper length that works best.

    I think ride performance wise it'll be an improvement but it takes some adjustment with body positioning to feel comfy with a bike that has a steep STA and and the more forward riding position. Once you buy into the forward weighted riding style the bike will sing.

    The WB numbers are where some will feel duped but it all works in conjunction with the Geo and the bike will ride smaller and tighter than you'd expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    Yeah buddy, when nature takes over it really complicates the things we enjoy doing and definitely appreciate it more. The important thing is to get the bike home and hunker down and soon enough you'll be on the trail stoked.
    Good news is my wife and some friends are doing the 1/2 Ironman in Augusta, Ga next weekend so I may get to take the bike and ride some out of state trails soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chichiballz View Post
    ^^^
    This is absolutely true. If you truely want to be frugal and save as much money, build the bike yourself. I just built my SB100 turq with top of line parts, mix GX/XO comp for best weight savings/performance, carbon wheelset <1300g, next sl crankset, KS dropper for $6800. Final weight was #25lb with pedals. This can be done with the SB130. You also DO NOT NEED NEW PARTS. I would absolutely source OEM takeoffs/barely used parts that people part with in classified and pinkbike. Your biggest costs will be the frame/fork/carbon wheelset. Everything else can be had cheap. You can potentially spec a TURQ build for < $5k if you're savy enough.

    This winter I will start my SB130 build, will aim to make it like the SB5LR for burlier riding, keeping my sb100 because it flat out shreds everything I ride in Pisgah. Sb100= rocket ship, I'm predicting Sb130 is a monster truck with rockets attached.
    The SB100 does pretty good in Pisgah? I'm in Charlotte and cant wait to get up there with the new 130. Planning to do PMBAR next spring so I've got some training to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chichiballz View Post
    ^^^
    This is absolutely true. If you truely want to be frugal and save as much money, build the bike yourself. I just built my SB100 turq with top of line parts, mix GX/XO comp for best weight savings/performance, carbon wheelset <1300g, next sl crankset, KS dropper for $6800. Final weight was #25lb with pedals. This can be done with the SB130. You also DO NOT NEED NEW PARTS. I would absolutely source OEM takeoffs/barely used parts that people part with in classified and pinkbike. Your biggest costs will be the frame/fork/carbon wheelset. Everything else can be had cheap. You can potentially spec a TURQ build for < $5k if you're savy enough
    This is exactly what I've done for every bike I own. I buy the frame separate. For instance you can deal with WWC, PB Supply, BC/CC or Jenson and either get 10% off the frame price if you ask nicely or they will give you store credit towards parts or other items.

    Then I scour PB or Ebay and work on finding New Takeoffs or overstock OEM parts the save me 30-50% MSRP.

    Lastly companies like WWC, Pro Bike Supply and Universal Cycle have discount codes that pop up from time to time and can save you from 10-20% off new parts.

    In the end you pay no sales tax with free shipping and build the bike exactly how you wan't it. People will still buy complete bikes or support there local bike shop which is great but there are other alternatives to building a dream bike for 2k-3k less than what the Factory builds cost.

    It just takes time and patience but it's a fun experience doing it this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
    Question, does the build come with that same fork, already reduced to 150?

    Dumber question, how do you reduce it down to 150?
    The Factory build come with the Fit4 damper which is a 3 position compression lever.

    The travel reduction or increase to any Fox fork is done through purchasing a new airshaft that can cost between $30-$40. I believe you can't reduce a Fox36 Chassis to lower than 140mm travel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    Good news is my wife and some friends are doing the 1/2 Ironman in Augusta, Ga next weekend so I may get to take the bike and ride some out of state trails soon.
    Very nice, Plenty of riding Georgia. You could even road trip up to Mulberry Gap or Chattanooga
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    210 x 52.5
    Hmmm. Is 52.5 stroke new? I have seen 210x50 and 210x55.

    My main reason for asking is I have a 210x55 coil already. I am strongly interested in buying a frame only and swapping all my stuff over. The only thing I would need is a BB and a new 44mm offset lower for my Ribbon coil.

    The 52.5 stroke sounds like it might be an issue though.
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    It does extremely well. I have yet to do Farlow gap and Daniels ridge, which will be the true test for the bike. But everything else I have done, I have PRed my SB5c times on the climbing the descents on the first week I've ridden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    The Factory build come with the Fit4 damper which is a 3 position compression lever.

    The travel reduction or increase to any Fox fork is done through purchasing a new airshaft that can cost between $30-$40. I believe you can't reduce a Fox36 Chassis to lower than 140mm travel
    Would be this right?
    https://www.backcountry.com/fox-raci...AaAu8SEALw_wcB

    Would you need 1 or 2 of these?
    If we did get a fork, it has to be 44mm offset right?

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    One thing about anyone thatís considering doing a frame up build is that the supplies will initially be limited.
    My source tells me if you order today Frames are 2-3 weeks away and once theyíve sold out itíll be a few months before there available again.

    Almost all frames are being dedicated to complete builds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    One thing about anyone thatís considering doing a frame up build is that the supplies will initially be limited.
    My source tells me if you order today Frames are 2-3 weeks away and once theyíve sold out itíll be a few months before there available again.

    Almost all frames are being dedicated to complete builds.
    I was actually told by Comp Cyclist "chat" tech they didn't even know when they would receive frames. I probably wouldn't be building one til ~March-April anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
    Would be this right?
    https://www.backcountry.com/fox-raci...AaAu8SEALw_wcB

    Would you need 1 or 2 of these?
    If we did get a fork, it has to be 44mm offset right?
    Yes, that is the correct airshaft youíd buy to travel reduce a 160mm Grip2 Fork. Youíd only need 1

    I would certainly only buy the 44mm offset fork because itís what the new geometry is designed around. Iíve ridden 51mm forks before and I notice an improvement on really slack bikes with long WB numbers and steeper STA because you get better front wheel traction and I like the way the bike turns both high speed and slow speed with the shorter offset

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkerfiveo View Post
    I was actually told by Comp Cyclist "chat" tech they didn't even know when they would receive frames. I probably wouldn't be building one til ~March-April anyways.
    You have plenty of time to plan for your build then. And maybe youíll find a smoking deal or the 27.5Ē bikes will be updated and you go that route.

    Call WWC or ProBike Supply and talk to them. I know if you put down the money today youíll get either the SB130 or SB150 frame in 2-3 weeks but once that first production run is sold itíll be a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    Call WWC or ProBike Supply and talk to them. I know if you put down the money today youíll get either the SB130 or SB150 frame in 2-3 weeks but once that first production run is sold itíll be a while
    Yep, just saw the frame only option on WWC. They have a 5-14 day estimated wait listed on their site but allow you to buy (pre-order). Good info to have. I am probably 6 months out from a build though. So no hurry.
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    Does anyone know if the carbon frames have the same graphics as the turq frames? In years past there has been a slight difference in the look, but I'm not seeing that anywhere.

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    Would running more fork sag on a 160 be the same as running a 150mm? What disadvantage towards performance with this method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    You have plenty of time to plan for your build then. And maybe youíll find a smoking deal or the 27.5Ē bikes will be updated and you go that route.

    Call WWC or ProBike Supply and talk to them. I know if you put down the money today youíll get either the SB130 or SB150 frame in 2-3 weeks but once that first production run is sold itíll be a while
    Pro bike supply is my local shop and I buy a lot from them. I have a large turquoise on order and they told me that full builds will arrive in early October and frame only orders are expected in mid to late October. I trust those guys as theyíre a big yeti dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    Pro bike supply is my local shop and I buy a lot from them. I have a large turquoise on order and they told me that full builds will arrive in early October and frame only orders are expected in mid to late October. I trust those guys as theyíre a big yeti dealer.
    When did you order? My LBS was expecting my bike to ship yesterday so I was hoping to have it by the end of the week....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkerfiveo View Post
    Hmmm. Is 52.5 stroke new? I have seen 210x50 and 210x55.

    My main reason for asking is I have a 210x55 coil already. I am strongly interested in buying a frame only and swapping all my stuff over. The only thing I would need is a BB and a new 44mm offset lower for my Ribbon coil.

    The 52.5 stroke sounds like it might be an issue though.
    Using the 55 stroke would increase travel from 130mm to 136mm. Not sure if this would cause any issues, but many riders long-shocked their Hightowers successfully.

    I nominate you to try this out and report back ASAP

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybex View Post
    This is exactly what I've done for every bike I own. I buy the frame separate. For instance you can deal with WWC, PB Supply, BC/CC or Jenson and either get 10% off the frame price if you ask nicely or they will give you store credit towards parts or other items.

    Then I scour PB or Ebay and work on finding New Takeoffs or overstock OEM parts the save me 30-50% MSRP.

    Lastly companies like WWC, Pro Bike Supply and Universal Cycle have discount codes that pop up from time to time and can save you from 10-20% off new parts.

    In the end you pay no sales tax with free shipping and build the bike exactly how you wan't it. People will still buy complete bikes or support there local bike shop which is great but there are other alternatives to building a dream bike for 2k-3k less than what the Factory builds cost.

    It just takes time and patience but it's a fun experience doing it this way.
    I do the same with Bikesale.com (Bothell Ski and Bike in Seattle). Frame is at MSRP, but all the components are basically at their cost, so 15% to 20% off of retail and no shipping, no tax. My last build with them was over $2k less than the LBS total cost would have been. Really good customer service as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkerfiveo View Post
    Hmmm. Is 52.5 stroke new? I have seen 210x50 and 210x55.

    My main reason for asking is I have a 210x55 coil already. I am strongly interested in buying a frame only and swapping all my stuff over. The only thing I would need is a BB and a new 44mm offset lower for my Ribbon coil.

    The 52.5 stroke sounds like it might be an issue though.
    Not sure if it's new or not, just got it from the SB130 SetUP page on Yetis site.

    SB130 settings for: Weight 175 lbs, Height 5' 7''

    Front Fork:
    Model: FOX FLOAT 36 150MM FACTORY FIT4
    SAG PRESSURE: 71 PSI
    3-POS SWITCH: 1 -Open
    Low Speed Compression: 19 Clicks
    Rebound: 10 Clicks

    Rear Shock:
    Model: FOX FLOAT DPX2 210 X 52.5 FACTORY SERIES
    SAG PRESSURE: 211 PSI
    3-POS SWITCH: 1 -Open
    low speed compression: 7 Clicks
    REBOUND: 10 Clicks

    Front Tire:
    Model: MAXXIS MINION DHF 2.5
    PRESSURE: 25 PSI

    Rear Tire:
    Model: MAXXIS AGGRESSOR 2.3
    PRESSURE: 27 PSI
    Yeti SB130 Turq X0

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlui View Post
    Would running more fork sag on a 160 be the same as running a 150mm? What disadvantage towards performance with this method?

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    Youíll lose small bump compliance because youíll be further down the progression curve. For this reason Fox doesnít recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makersmike View Post
    Using the 55 stroke would increase travel from 130mm to 136mm. Not sure if this would cause any issues, but many riders long-shocked their Hightowers successfully.

    I nominate you to try this out and report back ASAP
    I long shocked my SB5 from 130mm to 140mm and loved it. But several people had already done it and confirmed it worked. Hopefully someone will install a 210x55 on a 130 and post their results before I build mine. Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlloyd007 View Post
    I do the same with Bikesale.com (Bothell Ski and Bike in Seattle). Frame is at MSRP, but all the components are basically at their cost, so 15% to 20% off of retail and no shipping, no tax. My last build with them was over $2k less than the LBS total cost would have been. Really good customer service as well.
    I just checked them out, they dont have much though? No eagle groupsets, brakes, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
    I just checked them out, they dont have much though? No eagle groupsets, brakes, etc.
    They have everything, you just need to call them.

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    Thx mlloyd.

    Bannerman. Those tire pressures seem kinda high for the 30mm id rim.

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    I thought so too. Maybe I'm too fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    I thought so too. Maybe I'm too fat.
    Nah, those sound about right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    I thought so too. Maybe I'm too fat.
    I am 6'-3" and weigh about 215 geared up. With 30mm ID wheels I run 21psi on DHF 29x2.5 front and 28psi on Aggressor 29x2.3 rear. I rarely rim strike.
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    Which spec did you order Bannerman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    When did you order? My LBS was expecting my bike to ship yesterday so I was hoping to have it by the end of the week....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerman View Post
    When did you order? My LBS was expecting my bike to ship yesterday so I was hoping to have it by the end of the week....
    Ordered yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryano4u View Post
    Which spec did you order Bannerman?
    X01, I felt it was the best value. I'd rather have XT brakes than the Guides, my RSCs kinda suck on my Niner. Cassette will be replaced when it wears out and by I'll prob put I9 wheels and hubs on anyway since they are local(ish) to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    Ordered yesterday.
    Ok, I ordered 8/30 and it sounded like stock was going to be pretty low by drop day(yesterday).
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