- New project finished! Yeti Big Top 29er (with pics)
Beautiful! Good luck keeping those grips white though, I had some on another bike, pretty sure the “Yeti” logo is the ‘palm’ bit of the grip though?
I don’t think you’re sizing is odd at all, I’m 5’11 too and ride an 18″ charge with a long stem and layback post, and a 58cm road bike.
Love that top tube logoPosted 7 years agomboySubscriber
Looks V V nice… 😛
You’ll be wanting to put some flat bars on that soon though, and a zero rise stem. I was quite amazed at the extra front end height I gained when I got a 29er, the cure was flat bars and zero rise stem to combat it.
And don’t know where you ride, but you might want to save those Maxxis Aspen’s for April-September next year, don’t look the most grippy of things considering how soft the ground is getting already!
Yeti grips on a Yeti though… Nice attention to detail… 😉Posted 7 years agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
Looks pretty fabulous, I am sure it will be truly brilliant to ride. I love the way my wagon wheels get over stuff, esp multiple logs, rock as and stuff that would hold up wee wheels.
Interested to know how the carbon rear takes some of the sting out of the ride, esp compared to my VERY rigid chumba.
Aspens are great, easily my fave tire for soft and muddy. Racing Ralph for the summer are great in mahooooosive 2.4 size.
Look forward to the updates, great job on the build. Go get it muddy!
KevPosted 7 years ago
Ok, I admit it’s not a very exotic build. The plan is to eventually fit Alfine 11 but for now here it is.
I wanted one of these ever since I saw the Sea Otter pics. I have been 29er curious for about a year now, but not even seen anything I’d want to own and worryingly never even slung my leg over a 29er!
I’ve always ridden big bikes, I’m only 5’11” but I must have odd proportions because I’m a 58cm road size and 19″on most MTB’s.
I love the look of it, It doesn’t seem to look like an MTB with big wheels, more like just a big MTB if that makes sense?
The parts were surprisingly difficult to source I thought, especially rims. Tyres still seem thin on the ground, (I wanted Nobby Nics but they don’t come out til November in the UK). The 29er Rebas with tapered steerer and Maxle were also pretty difficult.
First ride is tomorrow night, but it’s passed the block paved cul-de-sac test and to my huge relief, it doesn’t seem weird.It is a good fit first time.
I’ll update this thread with first impressions after my ride.
Thanks for looking, and thanks to fellow STW’ers for their input on sizing and fit.Posted 7 years ago
Yes, straight through run to a direct mount mech. The direct mount was to keep the chainstays short and the wheelbase.There’s a really nice Yeti man embossed blanking plate included with the frame for the front mech mount if you run it singlespeed or 1×9/10 etc, but the horizontal “chip” dropouts aren’t available just yet.Posted 7 years ago
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