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  • Live! bike build: Enduro vs Yeti 575
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    Today, live with pictures (if the technology all works) two bikes are being built.

    Bike 1: Yeti 575 (M)
    Bike 2: Specialized Enduro (L)

    Both bikes are mainly new components built onto frames sourced via end of season sale/secondhand. In the background wheels for the Yeti are being built in parallel.

    Interested in views on choices made. Both bikes will be out in anger at Peaslake tomorrow if all goes well. A competitve run down BKB will decide on the best bike…

    first image – both bike frames in the stands.

    Premier Icon stuartlangwilson
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    Piccy no worky.

    DickBarton
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    Looking very good…assuming you are going for the stealth look!

    I_Ache
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    There you go.

    I_Ache
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    You did an img link to the page url btw.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Well I know which one I’d rather ride back up again..

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Live build? Having trouble with that wheel build?

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    1 hour in

    No updates

    tea break?

    Premier Icon paulosoxo
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    I’m guessing a stripped BB 🙂

    will
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    Decided it is to hard, so bet their paying a shop 🙄

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    I’m scared of people who go to lengths to do things like tile their garage floor and paint it a ‘pretty’ colour, anally retentive if you ask me.
    I’m surprised I can’t see a radiator…

    /jealousy 😉

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Is that really a garage?

    emac65
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    Two hours & nothing,I’ve swopped engines in cars quicker than this…… 8)

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    3 hours and counting. This really is a dull post

    Jamie
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    Lactic
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    Has one of you lost a limb in an unfortunate headset press accident?
    And what kind of lazy get has an electric garage door opener anyway

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Hope the riding goes better than the posting.

    peaslaker
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    Tech trouble with the wifi update. I’m just putting together the timelapse photos into a vid. Will post a link as soon as it is up.

    Both bikes are built…

    peaslaker
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    Proof that some of the technology was working has finally arrived:

    Build time lapse video on YouTube

    We’re going to be riding the bikes in 5 hours time so I’d better get some sleep.

    mybike
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    Cool…………take a allen key 😉

    bigrich
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    charging by the hour were you?

    what forks are they on the yeti?

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    nice garage!

    MrNutt
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    nice bikes!

    rhysboy1
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    Methinks that someone has too much time on their hands….

    Maybe a timelapse camera for Peaslake this afternoon, the amount of fettling these two bikes were getting?

    peaslaker
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    You could tell the two new builds by the squeal of Avid brakes all over the hillside. I presume we got spotted giving the fork on the Yeti a quick set up outside Peaslake Village Stores although we managed to silence the Elixirs after a faffage stop somewhere off Holmbury Hill.

    AFAIK, nothing fell off either bikes which is more than I can say for myself.

    peaslaker
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    The forks on the Yeti are the 2009 Revelation 426 Dual Air. They’re QR but still pretty tough and there are some bargains around on them.

    gizzardman
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    Peakslayer. I’m interested in your comments on the new Revelations. I have a set which were upgraded from the 2008 130mm versions. I’ve noticed on my new 09’s that when they’re in the 140mm setting the fork seems to extend beyond the 140mm line on the stanchion, this is even if i have the neg. air pressure more then the positive. On my 08 fork as soon as i put more psi in the neg that the pos. the fork would shhorten giving less that the 130mm travel. Probably not an issue but it seemed a bit unusual that it doesn’t seem to work in the same way as the 08? It would be intersting to see how yours are??

    Take it easy

    I presume we got spotted giving the fork on the Yeti a quick set up outside Peaslake Village Stores

    Yeah, I was sitting there drinking my coffee, wondering if they were the two same bikes – saw your user name when I came back and put two and two together. Mine was the purple Dialled PA leaning against the flower bed that you guys were standing around.

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    gizzardman – sounds like the negative chamber is leaking into the positive chamber, I’d get them checked out where you bought them from as the internals on 09 Revs are identical to 08 ones.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    So which one did you like best?

    gizzardman
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    Jim the saint – shit i’ve only had them 1 week!!!!!!

    bigrich
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    i’d be interested to see how that yeti survives the peaks, can you do an update once you’ve beasted it a bit?

    peaslaker
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    DezB,

    As assistant assembler and wheel builder… I like the Yeti best. It is a bit small for me to ride and conversely I find the S-Works is a bit big. Having had a quick roll around on a medium Enduro SL a couple of weeks ago, that struck me as being a better fit for the sort of riding I’d hope to get out of an Enduro, although more time with the large frame/short stem combo might convince me otherwise.

    Performance on the trail doesn’t have much to do with my opinions. I like the look of the Yeti and it definitely has personality.

    Scott,

    Spotted and admired the PA when you arrived with it.

    Gizzardman,

    These forks are dual airs and not u-turns so we don’t have any markings on the stanchions although the internal workings are similar. I get to work on a few dual air forks and I expect them to have the top out position change when negative air is added. Usually the “suck down” that people first see is the top out bumper unsquishing as the preload is relaxed – once you get negative above a certain point it will definitely pull the fork down to lower levels.

    Try emptying the positive and seeing how the fork sucks down. If it doesn’t suck down at all, listen out for a harsh top out in which case it may be the fork was misassembled without a top out bumper. It may need looking at.

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