YETI ASR5C build help & advice
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!Posted 6 years ago
Hi guys,Posted 6 years ago
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
Rear Mech XTR
Cassette XTR 11 – 36t
Front Tyre Nobby Nick 2.25 Evo Snakeskin
Rear Tyre Nobby Nick 2.25 Evo Snakeskin
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.
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
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.Posted 6 years ago
I think it rides great I always end with big 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. PhonourablegeorgeMember
Sure I saw a review of the ASR with long forks someplace…..Posted 6 years agoHadgeMember
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.Posted 6 years ago
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