Nice bikes. Shock bush doesn't last long and mine feels far far better with a 90mm stem. The 70mm made it horribly upright (for me anyway). Oh and the black paint looks scruffy after a bit.
anyone got a Yeti
Wouldn't swap my asr5 alloy, demo'd a few before I bought, but for uphill/downhill I couldn't find better. Enjoyed the ibis Mojo, but on tamer stuff it flattened the trail too much and made things boring. You still have to ride the yeti rather than letting the bike compensate bad riding. I run a 120mm fork, droppost and 2x10, weighing in at 26lbs, and for Welsh trail Centres etc it s awesome, downhilling in the alps was the only time I've wished I was running a 140mm fork. For general UK trails it climbs so much better with a 120mm fork, so a better comparmise. A year in and no desire to swap. 5ft 11 with a medium and 90mm stem.
I've also done a set of shock bushings in a year. Cheap, easy fix though.
Just posting an update following my test ride of the Yeti ASR5 yesterday.
Absolutely awesome bike. As many people have said you just don't stop pedalling. I need to get fitter!
In terms of spec the demo bike was identical to my trek, except for the hope brakes which were a bit weak. However, I was surprised at how different the front felt. The bike just carved through turns. Very responsive, in fact too responsive as I stacked once as the bike turned quicker than expected.
I had the shock set up for 20-25% sag, and whilst it felt very firm it didn't feel uncomfortable. Like the wife's golf gti.
Sizing wise, I tested a medium and I felt it was a little short for me. I had the saddle pushed right back and still felt very upright and over the front. As this would be my only bike for short and long rides a large would fit better.
So I've ordered one! Should get it next week
Husband has an asr5 carbon and loves it. I usually inherit his old bikes when he gets bored and we sell mine but he's had it a fair while and hasnt mentioned changing
I've has a ASR 5C for just over 4 months. Have,nt touched my TI Deluxe since and agree it's a bike which needs you I ride it more and more.
The only issue I have had was the carbon seems very delicate. My first ride was in the rain on the Beast at CYB. By the end of the ride I had rubbed through the frame protected tape and started to wear a hole into the carbon. My local supplying shop sorted it and now I run lizard skins on both rear stays.
It wouldn't stop me buying another one though which is the acid test. Congratulations BTW on your new purchase.
Nice one solman!
Post up the pics when your new bike arrives.
Fantastic frame, also great warranty service as just got a new rear triangle because it cracked round the bolts at top of seat stays after a year. Only true weakness is the bearings as managed to seize all of them in 8-10 months so now apply boat grease over them. I now want the turquoise frame...
When I said the shock bush doesn't last long, I really mean it. It was rattly after only 6 weeks. Would recommend the TF Tuned heavy duty replacement.
...my test ride of the Yeti ASR5 yesterday... ...I stacked once as the bike turned quicker than expected
Oddly enough I stacked the demo bike I was on too, rode the alloy version of the one I eventually bought.
Rode a Spark first, which was OK, climbed very well but not great in the twisty stuff. Then got on a Yeti and knew before I had even left the carpark that it felt right and that I wanted one. Think that may have encouraged me to push it a little too hard!
Let's see some pics of yours when it arives.
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