Yeti SB66 – talk me out of it!
I had one for about 6 months, main bearings (big switch link ones) wore out after 3 and cost me £60 to replace, lower eyelet bush only lasted a couple of months as well. Paint chipped off really easily. Shock wasn’t progressive enough without a volume reducer.
Good stuff- geometry was excellent, nice long TT. Looked amazing. Was easy to strip down frame and replace bearings!
After owning many multi pivot bikes I’ve now got a Heckler, 2 bearings with a lifetime warranty. Can’t tell a lot of difference with the suspension action. If you look at the amount of movement in the switch link on an SB66 its not a lot, I can’t see it really making that much difference to the way it rides compared to a single pivot. Just over complicated for the sake of it and not very compatible with mud.Posted 4 years ago
alloy didn’t feel sooo heavy. if the problem is gone, reduced I’m edging toward a buy. does anyone know if there is anything weird about the required head set or ancillary components? for forks I’d be looking to use a set of 150 mm sektors and most of the kit of the Cove Stiffee.
it’s true i’d most likely have to change name….Posted 4 years ago
The new 2013 Mega? Not had a single reliability issue with my 2011 frame. It depends if you can get on with the looks?
I’d be looking at a:
* Lapierre Spicy 916 Carbon frame
* 2013 Nukeproof Mega
* Norco Range Killer B
* Specialized Enduro Evo
But not all of those come as framesets and most of them work better with 160mm forks. So I’d actually be looking at a 140mm frame if you want to use a set of Sektors.Posted 4 years agopomonaMember
Have 2 friends with one (1 alloy, 1 carbon) and they both love them despite the fact they’ve been back to the shop 3 times for warranty issues. 1 cracked weld and 2 suspension issues requiring new rear ends.Posted 4 years ago
The guy with the carbon used to have an alloy but that also failed with a cracked weld.deanfbmMember
Mine’s pretty awesome.
Shock wasn’t progressive enough without a volume reducer.
This isn’t an issue on you heckler? Leverage rates on both frames is essentially the same, linear.
I run a large air volume spacer in my rp23, i like have the option to tune progressiveness to taste. Everyone has different tastes.Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
You mental? at 6.5lbs including shock, it’s half a pound lighter than a Nomad, 1/4lbs lighter than a Bandit, and a whopping 2Lbs lighter than the Banshee Rune!
7.5lbs for the alu frame, which is heavier than the nomad alu.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve had a decent ride on one, it’s a good bike. A little long in the TT for me but that’s personal taste. My advice would be; try as many bikes as you can before committing (particularly the trannie Covert).
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