Abonimable Snowman... Yeti AS-Rc (now incl. mud)

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klingej
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by klingej

EDIT: now featuring both pretty pics & gritty pics - for mud-fest see bottom of post :)

I've been enjoying your incredible bikes for quite a while so thought I'd post my own. Maybe not the ultimate weenie, but it weighs in around 10 kgs / 22 lbs. I guess i could slim it down 1,5 to 2 kgs or so but for now i can't actually see any reason (besides the fact that it's possible) to use that kind of money as I'm having a riot riding it as it is :D

As far as the seatmast cut / lenght of stem goes i have the exact same body composition as a Silverback; extremely short legs and a long & burly upperbody. It Fits me like a glove and is comfortable like no other bike I've ridden.

It feels like the frame and the gruppo was more or less designed for the terrain you find i Denmark; woody & at times rooty singletrack with short but steep climbs & descents and at places somewhat technical, no big drops (unless you seek them out). Climbs like the proverbial goat and descends even better, can be thrown around corners like i dunno what.

Major parts build list:

Yeti AS-Rc 2009 frame, size M
Full XX gruppo, 39/26
SID XX 100mm Fork
Chris King Headset
XT Front Derailleur
Fizik Gobi XM (The eternal classic)
American Classic Tubeless 26"
Thomson 10mm 0 degree stem
Easton MonkeyLite XC, 680 mm
Time atac xs carbon
Rocket Ron tubeless 2,1 or Nobby Nic 2,25 or a combo of these two, depending on weather / terrain

A seperate comment on the wheels; relatively lightweight (ard 1500 grams), cheap and absolutely & utterly bombproof. They've taken everyhting i've thrown at them and laughed at it... including quite a bit of rather large rocks. Highly recommended for if you want just one wheel for everything short of serious gravity-defying stuff!

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astardotcom
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by astardotcom

looks amazing.
nice work!

munk93
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by munk93

Very nice. The frame is very simple and beautyful. Or meget flot ;)

bencolem
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by bencolem

Nice - but why the silver headset? I'd have gone for black.

klingej
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by klingej

Thanks for the comments or "tak skal i have" in Danish :)

@bencolem. Yeah, my choice was between stainless and black and i choose stainless because - well, because i liked it better :) A simple matter of preferences i guess - and also i liked how it fit with the saddle-rails, lock-out and mm-clamps.

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by Cheers!

Very nice bike. I like the silver headset. Compliments the silver decals on the fork nicely.

Plus it never hurts to stand out a bit... Some flash and flare to give attention to a nice expensive headset.

dlight
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by dlight

Very nice. Very racy and sensible build. I would be it is dependable.

Any rear brake chatter? I rode an earlier aluminum version and loved it.

klingej
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by klingej

Thanks for the comments!

I ride the bike 4-5 times a week so dependability was a big issue for me. I kinda took a chance on the XX gruppo - SRAM themselves market it as a "race-day" gruppo which doesn't suggest everyday-dependability. To my surprise it has been a lot more sturdy & reliable than I feared - it just works, all the time and under any conditions (read: knee-high mud). As long as you clean it and maintain it really well, that is!

I haven't noticed any brake chatter resulting from the frame design so far.

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schmiken
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by schmiken

Looks gorgeous, sensible and dependable. Not a common matching!

klingej
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by klingej

Thanks schmiken :)

Say - if if were to weight-weenie the bike a bit without sacrificing too much dependability... what would you guys suggest?

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by prendrefeu

I think it looks even better covered in mud. Seriously. :twisted:
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

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schmiken
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by schmiken

klingej wrote:Thanks schmiken :)

Say - if if were to weight-weenie the bike a bit without sacrificing too much dependability... what would you guys suggest?



I don't think I'd change anything!

klingej
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by klingej

@prendrefeu: thanks - i kinda like it myself that way as well. Nice & dirty..

@schmiken: Yeah, you're right. Looking at all the insane (and insanely nice) WW-builds on the site just makes it easy to get the idea that the bike really IS way to heavy and the world would be better place if only your bike was a couple of pounds lighter :wink:

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schmiken
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by schmiken

If pushed, I'd say maybe change the skewers to KCNC ones.....

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by crellez

den er dælme rar... hehe

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