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  • druidh
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    If you want to run 140s, buy a 575 – you’ve completely missed the point of an ASR5.

    ashfanman
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    I’m sure I read an article where they reviewed an ASR5 with a 140mm fork and said it was amazing. Bike Radar or MBR maybe?

    I personally prefer a bit more travel at the front matched with a shorter-travel shock, as I’ve spent most of my riding life on hardtails and find 140mm at the back a bit much for the riding I do, but if the UK distributor says it voids the warranty then it might be worth listening to them?

    Can’t argue with the rest of that build though – bet it’ll ride great!

    Mike
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    Just buy the 140mm Float fork and you can always space them down to 120mm if you find the fork length to long πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon donncha
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    Thanks for the comments ashfanman.
    Mike – but if I space the 140mm down to 120mm it would still be the same height.

    Premier Icon donncha
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    Hi guys,
    I am looking for some advice on whether to choose Fox float 120mm or 140mm forks to suit an eminent ASR5-C purchase. Some of the US websites seem to spec 140mm as standard but the UK importers say 140mm will void the warranty. Some people seem to running 130mm forks but are these just not just the same ride height (and subject the frame to the same stressors)? Is there really that much difference in feel between the 120, 130 or 140mm forks?
    I’d really appreciate your views on my potential build:
    Frame Yeti ASR5C
    Forks Fox Float RLC FIT Kashima 15mm
    Headset Chris King 1 1/8-1 1/2 (blue)
    Stem Thomson X4 31.9 80mm BLK
    Bars Easton EC70 low rise
    Front Brake Shimano trail XTR 180mm
    Rear Brake Shimano trail XTR 180mm
    Rear Wheel Chris King 142mm laced to Crests with light weight butted spokes
    Front Wheel Chris King 15mm laced to Crests with light weight butted spokes
    Front Rotor 180mm Shimano
    Rear Rotor 180mm Shimano
    Saddle Charge Spoon Ti rails – white
    Post Thompson Elite 30.9 x 367
    C/Set XTR 170mm 38tx26t
    Front Mech XTR
    Chain XTR
    Shifters XTR
    Rear Mech XTR
    Cassette XTR 11 – 36t
    Front Tyre Nobby Nick 2.25 Evo Snakeskin
    Rear Tyre Nobby Nick 2.25 Evo Snakeskin
    Thanks guys!

    pate
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    Yeti website says compatible with 120 and 140 mm forks. Here we go : http://www.yeticycles.com/#/bikes/ASR5Carbon/1/
    or the answer in their FAQ:
    The AS-R 5 is designed to run a 120mm or 140mm travel fork.

    I’ve build mine around 140 mm up front and I love it. I’ve heard that the guys at Yeti prefer it at 130 mm.
    My build:
    Frame Yeti ASR5C large in black
    Forks RS WC Revelations dual air set at 140 mm
    Headset Chris King 1 1/8-1 1/2 black
    Stem Ritchey WCS 110 mm
    Bars Easton EC90 low rise
    Brakes Magura Marta SL in Black 180/160
    Wheels black CK 15 mm front 135 mm rear at the moment (waiting for 142 mm axel)on Stan Arches
    Saddle Phenom SL
    Post Thompson Masterpiece 30.9 x 350
    C/Set XTR 175mm 40×28
    Front Mech XTR
    Chain XTR
    Shifters XTR
    Rear Mech XTR medium cage
    Cassette XT 11-34
    Front tyre Maxxis High Roller 2.3 Lust
    Rear tyre Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 Lust

    It comes at 26 lbs. I’m planning to get lighter wheels.
    I think it rides great I always end with big :mrgreen: on my face after riding it. Just getting used to the suspension feel at the back coming from riding Rigid SS for a year.
    Build it and Enjoy it. P

    v10
    Member

    Had one, i much preferred it with a 140 float over an f120.. also ran it with 150mm revs but using an internal headset which gave the same height/HA as the 140s.

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    Thanks for the replies!
    I’ve got this clarified from the importers and the bike is warrantied up to 140mm. I think I will lower the 140mm Fork Float to 130mm.

    What do people think of the rest of the spec?

    scruff
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    What do people think of the rest of the spec?

    A bit of a Poverty spec to be honest. Like steel wheels on an M3.

    Premier Icon alfabus
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    Poverty spec

    πŸ˜†

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    Buy a cheaper groupset and take it on a nice holiday to some real mountains

    sputnik
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    The build sounds nice -obviously- BUT
    CK hubs not very light. If it was my build I would put some Mavic SLR’s on there.
    Seatpost is also a bit ‘boring’ for want of a better word. How about a Hope Eternity or perhaps a carbon one by Easton?

    sputnik
    Member

    Almost forgot about your original Q:
    Why don’t you fit a 2010 Fox TALAS RLC ( has a 110, 120, 140 setting)?

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    fwiw – I have 150mm Revs set at 140mm on my alloy one and haven’t noticed any issues with it. I may try it at 130mm but as ‘err indoors says I’m a bit of an insensitive b*gger so doubt I’ll notice any difference

    hannas
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    my brother has too much money. I think he should buy a cheap TREK and spend the rest on loose women.

    Deveron53
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    Try an Easton EA90 stem (130g for 90mm) and an Answer Pro Taper 680 XC Carbon Flat Bar (130g). Helps to lighten the load.
    Also, some Conti Speed King Supersonics on the Stans – work great!

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    Yeti photos

    Here she is in all her glory!

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    IMGP3543 by jh_buchanan, on Flickr[/img]

    Mine under construction this weekend…

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Great looking bike.

    Hate to think how much that all cost…go on, how much?

    What sort of weight? Is the frame about 4.5lb with shock?

    Premier Icon donncha
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    24.28lbs excluding pedals.
    Probably best not to mention money in case my girlfriend stumbles across this thread…

    Premier Icon nuke
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    πŸ˜†

    Been eyeing that one on eBay at the moment…tempting, very tempting πŸ˜•

    Sure I saw a review of the ASR with long forks someplace…..

    http://singletrackworld.com/reviews/long-termers-yeti-asr5/

    Hadge
    Member

    24.28lbs excluding pedals

    My 575 came in at under 25lb and that was with pedals!!!! Only jesting – not about the weight of my bike as that’s accurate. Hope you enjoy the new bike and if anything I prefer the look of a built up 5 compared to the 575 as it looks sort of “sleek” although I never got chance try one so can’t compare them on that front.

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    [img]http://s1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Donncha30/?action=view&current=aJuly2011066.jpg[/img]


    Hadge
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    Love the look of the new XTR cranks – wouldn’t mind getting some arms for my new build. I’ve got some CK hubs coming this week too so that will finish my build off. Can’t see the first 3 images though πŸ™

    Algore
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    I run mine with Revs set at 130mm. No spacers under the stem and low rise Easton bars.
    It’s lovely with a 70mm stem and a fair bit faster (up and down) than my old Mojo.

    trailflow
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    nice πŸ˜€ and extra points for matching blue spoke nipples πŸ˜›

    dingabell
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    What we can see of it, it looks bloody lovely. Can’t see the whole bike though. Not sure how you’re going to ride it with only one arm and one leg, after it cost you the other ones.

    dingabell
    Member

    Someone get me some a box of tissues!

    localhero94
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    That’s a really nice build πŸ™‚

    trailflow
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    i would move it away from that boulder tho just in case

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