- Di2 Yeti 575
finally finished my project,
23.5lbs with tubes, need to tubeless the wheels, and have a 2011 pbr damper unit coming to replace the coil unit in the lefty, which should drop more weight
custom di2 shifter from Newbury Bike Park in California
tried to run the front mech on the yeti but couldnt get it to work
Cannondale Hollowgram SL Cranks, 32t e.13 Chainring and e.13 XCX-ST Chainguide
Carbon Lefty with Project 321 Steerer
Tune Hubs, DT XCR330 Carbon Rims and Sapim CX-Ray Spokes
Tune Headset and Seat Clamp
Edge Composites Seatposta and Bars
Hope Tech X2 Brakes
SRAM XX 11-32 Cassette
Di2 Rear Mech and Cabling with Custom Shifter
2011 Racing Ralphs
Superstar Mag Ti Pedals
Posted 7 years ago
i had a white heckler, then an intense 5.5 evp – couldnt get the front mech to work with either, then evolution cleared out the yeti at £649 couldnt say no and decided to abandon the front mech and run 1×10, bought the green stuff before i decided to try the di2 setup
front end height is deceiving, its quite low, the yeti only has a 365mm headtube
frame is an XS but still has a 16″ seat tube
im 5’6″ seems to fit about right as isPosted 7 years ago
Something odd going on at the front there – is the lefty at max length in the clamps or something? Ah wait, there’s a *lot* of spacers going on there?
clamps are fixed at 137.5mm – due to short headtube i had to put the spacers underneath, there only 1x 10mm spacer on top and thats so i could run a 75mm stem, if i ran a 90mm stem i could remove the top spacer as the bars would clear the lefty legPosted 7 years ago
ooof, not a lot of love on this thread!
I have to say, I love the constituent parts – I’ve always wanted a Lefty since I first saw one, similarly with Di2. But the whole doesn’t look quite as good as you’d expect in the pic. It may just be the photo, but the angles don’t look quite right – to my (untrained) eye, the head angle looks pretty steep, and the fork too big for the frame?
Just out of interest, how much did all that cost?Posted 7 years ago
i like lefties, wanted to run a lefty, purely preference, could have run any fork i wanted, cost me £300 quid, the 2011 pbr damper is costing me about the same, however im very tempted by a 140mm bos deville, and also the 2011 revelation world cup would be close if they didnt only come in taper carbon steerer,
im sure its the steerer that “appears” to be too long throwing off the angles in the pic, its actually only 195mm in length and the axle to crown on the lefty is about 490mm, the xs yeti headtube is tiny, so while the angle is probably off, i could rectify this with another custom headset,
had that made for the intense 5.5 frame i ended up not using
flat pedals? yup, only do clips on road,
shifter looks cheap? possibly, shifter is the only option, its not a retail item, if shimano let me run the satellite di2 shifter without routing through the di2 road levers i would run that, im sure something will be available in years to come, until then, im ahead of the game 😉
dunno £4k? stopped counting after a while 😆Posted 7 years ago
shifter looks cheap? possibly, shifter is the only option, its not a retail item, if shimano let me run the satellite di2 shifter without routing through the di2 road levers i would run that, im sure something will be available in years to come, until then, im ahead of the game
There are bikes out there running the satellite shifter without a road lever. There was a Saracen Myst downhill bike on this very forum running that set up. So you are not “ahead of the game” in any way. All you need is a soldering iron.Posted 7 years agojamesMember
“Given the handlebar/saddle heights”
Is that really your ‘proper’ fully up pedalling height on your seatpost?
“front end height is deceiving, its quite low”
It really doesn’t look it from here
“if i ran a 90mm stem i could remove the top spacer as the bars would clear the lefty leg”
For the sake of the bike I think thats what you’ll (/you’d) have to do, then you might be able to loose spacers, flip the step (lower the upper fork clamp?) etc ..
“to my (untrained) eye, the head angle looks pretty steep”Posted 7 years ago
“axle to crown on the lefty is about 490mm”
That seems very low. What travel lefty is it? 140mm? 110mm?
Fox 32 QR @ 140mm = 511mm (or used to?)
Fox 32 QR15 @ 140mm = 515mm
RS RVL 20mm/Pike/Sector? @ 140mm = 518mm
Magura Thor @ 140mm = 520mm
Fox 36/RS Lyrik @ 140mm = 525mm
So shifter is the only option, should be “shifter is the only off the shelf option”?
Don’t get me wrong, I think Di2 should be an option in MTBs and Shimano are missing a market by not offering it. I just hate to see people giving wrong information. I want as many people as possible to experiment with technology and push the bounderies.Posted 7 years ago
Don’t get me wrong, I think Di2 should be an option in MTBs and Shimano are missing a market by not offering it. I just hate to see people giving wrong information. I want as many people as possible to experiment with technology and push the bounderies.
where did i post the wrong information?
google “di2 mtb”
how many have done it? fairwheel bikes with that sequential system on the 29er, also them with the full sus MSC the year before, newbury bike park with the cannondale at sea otter last year (where my shifters are from), and Saracen with the Myst,
other than that not a great deal else to be found,
i just dont think its got much place on a bike that your going to not race.
why not? its the future, i’m just an early adopter 😕Posted 7 years agokaesaeMember
Assholes and shit go together like upset monkeys and pointless noise!
If you want to spend your time enjoying yourself and learning more about bike building, why not?
Considering you only just finished the build, there is a good chance some bits will get changed.
That said, if you like it and are happy with it, it’s all good.
😀Posted 7 years ago
Did you talk to Fairwheel bikes about their Di2 shifters? They look a lot neater.
no i didnt,
theirs is shimano satellite shifter spliced into the wiring loom,
newbury offered the whole lot, shifters f+r, full wiring looms, battery, battery charger for about the same as 2x satellite shifters, wiring looms, battery and battery charger would cost you from CRCPosted 7 years agonjee20Subscriber
Huh? So CRC were the same price as Newbury?
There’s people out there running Di2. The owner of Mountain Trax has had a Yeti ASR with Di2 for a while now, looks good.
It’s a shame you’re limited to the 11-32 cassette too, rather misses the point of 10 speed on the MTB IMO.Posted 7 years ago
Huh? So CRC were the same price as Newbury?
apologies my post is rather garbled,
if you bought 2x satellite shifters, upper wiring loom, lower wiring loom, battery and charger from CRC
di2 handlebar set – £82
di2 frame cable set – £119
battery – £59
satellite shifters are about £75 a pop
so thats £450 all in, before the work to customise the shifters/handlebar loom
it cost me £500 shipped inc customs fees, i was just trying to compare prices saying it wasnt “that much” compared to buying it all seperate
tell the owner of moutain trax to get it online then, the more people post, the more shimano might sit up and take notice!
It’s a shame you’re limited to the 11-32 cassette too, rather misses the point of 10 speed on the MTB IMO.
ive run 1×10 or 1×9 or 1×8 for as long as i can remember, not sure it misses the point, ive got 1 more gear than i had before 10 speed was available,Posted 7 years agolagerfannyMember
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