Vive La France! – my Taiwanese-Takeaway is complete (Yeti SB-66 content)
Finally…. all finished.
It took so long, I actually built another bike whilst I was waiting (a Salsa Mamasita 29er fully rigid 1×10…. more of that later).
Anyways… Spec as follows:-
2013/14 SB66 frame – size large
Fox Kashima CTDa shock
Hope inset headset
Salsa Fliplock seat collar
Easton Haven 55mm stem
Easton Haven Carbon low rise bars
Rockshox Reverb 100mm dropper post (rh remote, running lh)
WTB Silverado ti-rail saddle
Wellgo B-185 flat pedals
Rockshox Pike 150mm forks
M780 crankset with BB
RF narrow/wide 30t ring
M780 ispec B rear shifter
M780 11-36 cassette
Zee FR rear mech
M780 hydraulic discs (ispec B)
Hope Saw Floating Rotors – 203/180mm
Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs (40t rear hub)
Stans Arch EX rims
Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35″ trailstar front tyre (tubeless)
Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25″ Pacestar rear tyre (tubeless)
First impressions… It’s very looooong (which I love) and very slack (amplified by the short stem). It weighs a ton but seems to rocket up any inclines.
Lots of work to do in regards to tuning the suspension, but I finally have the bike that I want for Welsh trail-centre adventures and a trip to the Alps later this year.
I love it!Posted 3 years ago
I haven’t weighed it yet, but as it’s mostly the same kit taken over from my FTM Carbon which came in at under 25lbs with smaller rotors, Fox 32’s and a silly-light carbon frame, I reckon this must be around 30lbs.
I have a XC 29er (see my other post) for flat stuff, so this baby will only come out to play on the occasional foray to the hills.
I forgot to mention, it also has the 142×12 chipset and axle…. No point not really is there?!Posted 3 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Looks like the jump gulley in Swinley – it is fun!
Nice bike campfreddie! Eight of us were just got back from two days in Wales, one on an SB66c, one on an SB66. At BPW there were a lot more of them about – I had to remind our SB66c owner that they’re not common, they’re just popular! 😉 Almost bought one myself actually…Posted 3 years ago
Not sure bout SB66c’s but this is where my frame came fromPosted 3 years agojustinbieberSubscriber
That looks sweet. The SB66 is long – I’m just over 6ft and on a large, and climbing with such a slack head angle can be interesting sometimes. Descending it comes into it’s own though, so I’m willing to put up with it.
And yeah, it is heavy too – I’m running 2×10 and I reckon mine is somewhere around 32lb. Would have loved to get the carbon version, but my frame was a steal so I couldn’t say no!Posted 3 years ago
The topic ‘Vive La France! – my Taiwanese-Takeaway is complete (Yeti SB-66 content)’ is closed to new replies.