Hmmm... and how long did you keep the yeti for??
About 20 months.
I'd have never, ever realised why the Yeti didn't suit me in a single day test ride. It took 1000 miles or more to work out it was just too flexy for me. I thought it was shock settings, tyres, wheel tension, the lot. I spent literally days and days trying to get a set-up that worked properly.
That said though, as a comfy all-day/all-week long travel enduro bike, it was fantastic. Nigh-on perfik.
Push it into a berm, a tight rocky corner or a technical/jumpy descent at speed and it struggled like hell. The back end was all over the place.
In these conditions the Pitch blows the Yeti apart in every way.... And that's the only mail order full bike I've ever bought!
The Yeti did most of the job I bought it for. The Pitch does the rest, and that's where my riding is going right now..... S