SC 5010 vs Yeti SB5c
A few years ago on a totally different yeti frame some stays cracked and so keyboard warriors like to bring it up ad nauseum, in the same vein as orange 5’s are made from filing cabinets, superstar pads will fall apart and kill you, etc, etc, etc, when in fact everything is fine.Posted 3 years ago
bigjim – Member
A few years ago on a totally different yeti frame some stays cracked
They had a stay snapping problem on 575s, had a similar problem on SB66s, and pretty sure they had it on another frame or two – and I know some folks who have had even bigger, worse issues with their Yetis.Posted 3 years ago
keppoch – Member
The stays on my 575 have not snapped.
The people who snap them understandably shout about it but there are probably loads of people like me riding around on 10yr old bikes that refuse to be anything but reliable.
Absolutely – it’s about perception, whether you or I feel that there’s a disproportionate number of Yetis that break.
For me, and what I’ve seen of the brand, they’re lovely looking bikes with sorted geometry and ropey quality. Bike’s that my heart might lean towards but my head wouldn’t.Posted 3 years ago
My mate has been through 3 rear triangles on his SC Blur TRc, and I went through 2 on my original Ibis Mojo. From my perspective, stuff will always break, and it’s much more important how you are treated both inside and outside the warrantee period, and in both the above, there were no complaints so would happily buy again, accepting there is a risk of a problem.Posted 3 years ago
Not really interested in a debate about value – tough to argue a £1500 frame offers value with most people, let alone one costing almost twice that, but it doesn’t stop me being willing to buy one.wreckerMember
My Blur LTC cracked; plenty of other SC issues of pivots becoming unbonded.
Funny how they never get brought up..
The Yeti Sb66C that replaced the Blur has not ever gone wrong. It’s lovely. If the SB5C is hlaf as good it’ll be twice as good as a Santa Cruz.Posted 3 years ago
My LTc has been faultless. My mates SB66c has had a full frame warranty replacement and 2 main bearings at about £80 a pop. If the SB5c is twice as good as the SB66c, it’ll be half as good as my SC and cost double the amount to run.
All bikes have issues, your personal experiences will dictate what you think is reliable.
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