It took considerable effort to accommodate a bottle, optimize stand-over and meet our kinematic expectations, but we knew it was important to you. The progressive geometry was relatively slack with a 68 degree head angle. This system allows for the headset bearings to be contained inside the head tube for an overall lower ride height, more simplified installation, and increased stiffness. The cleaner carbon layup means there are no aluminum inserts and less material in the headset juncture. Any alteration of Yeti Cycles apparel will void warranty coverage. We do wish that the post was activated from the fixed portion rather than from the top of the post, which would eliminate having a loop of housing that rubs against the frame as it moves up and down. The true test would be to ride it over the course of an entire season, but so far there's no reason to expect that it should require anything out of the ordinary when it comes to maintenance, and it's a good deal easier to service than the eccentric unit that preceded it.
As it stands now I feel better off with my medium at 120. If you only want 1 bike this is definitely worth considering. We knew it was important to you, so we finally did it. You all sound like you want to buy a bike that stays perfect its entire life without servicing it. Initial suspension travel on the eccentric pivot moves in a counterclockwise direction when climbing, improving anti-squat for more efficient pedaling performance.
Constructed of 4130 Cro-Mo aircraft certified, seamless tubing, and heli-arc welded throughout, the F. O was built to go fast. I hate you, you Yeti bike maker people. The new Smart Technology suspension is pretty amazing, making a superb meld between the Cross-Country and All Trail riding world. Designed for racing, yet perfect for trail riding, if you only have one bike, this ought to be it.
A hollow axle runs between each of the two rods and sits on sealed cartridge bearings. Every bike model is offered in at least one C-Series option with high-end components. This design also allows for an uninterrupted seatpost. The fact that this new design is an evolution of the old rail design to make it more effective constitutes design innovation! A prime example was the new Switch Infinity mechanism. Thats why it may be better to get the fork set up at 120 so that way you know you have your spacer in the fork and it won't get lost , and you can go either way with it You can also get a 10mm spacer modestly easily to use the in-between 130mm setting.
We went back to the drawing board and came up with a new Switch Infinity mechanism. There are so many good bikes in this general category that the lack of an accessible water bottle mount on the Yeti kills it for me. In all seriousness, It is extremely durable, it is light, and works friggen amazingly. Yeti made some waves when it first debuted this suspension platform—it has a clever eccentric bearing that allows Yeti to manipulate the axle path in a way that supposedly creates great bump compliance while retaining an efficient pedaling platform. That difference allows us to not have the feeling of the suspension locking up, and it opens doors due to the flexibility of the system. The three individual rear seats fold independently and can be removed altogether to make way for a huge 1.
He was loved by fans across the globe for his trademark - manualing across the finish line into first. If you order it at 140 it may or may not get misplaced. For the type of riding I do, I don't need anything more than 130-140mm of travel. It's the bike of choice for those who race in xc or multi-day stage races. This process ensures the frame has perfect, organic and seamless transitions with defined highlights.
This warranty extends to the original owner of our apparel. Because we build bikes we want to ride, we don't build them if they don't rip. This system allows for the headset bearings to be contained inside the head tube for an overall lower ride height, more simplified installation, and increased stiffness. I called them a couple weeks ago about this I have a '13 - the latest air spring cartridge is now only in two separate options - a 120mm, or a 140mm that can be adjusted down to 130mm, but no more 120 to 140. Now he rides a Santa Cruz, and has no issues.
Some manufacturers restrict where we can ship their products. Industrious people could make one from a nylon spacer from the hardware store, but between it being really cheap and having the right mating surfaces I went with store-bought. Each group brings a different perspective on how the bike should ride and what they value. Elegance trim does include i. It'd be easy to look at the bike's numbers and dismiss it as 'only' a 5-inch travel 29er, but that would be selling it short. At least they're trying to really innovate, as opposed to reinventing a wheel size and calling that innovation.
The stylish, unusual headlights of the original are replaced by. I probably should be on a large due to this but that's another story. With the use of a brake adaptor the frame can accept up to a 180mm rotor. Could give a crap about wheel size. The progressive geometry was relatively slack with a 68 degree head angle. Shops in Florida, Vermont, Colorado, Wisconsin, California etc will all be buying this bike because every state has trails suitable for the needs of 127mm of travel.
Yeti should have made enough duckets on the switch bikes to have brought in anybody who doesn't stare at any kind of rail and become aroused. Only sales and everyday joe testing will really show how this bike holds up to use from the testers that matter most, the consumer. Even so, it falls short of the best new automatics, mainly because it's sometimes reluctant to change down on hilly or otherwise challenging roads. January 17, 2014 By Bike. It took a fairly specific set of circumstances for this to occur, and it wasn't detrimental to the handling, it just took a little getting used to. Instead of creating a short link, we're creating what's essentially a link that's an infinite length long.