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Yeti...... Which one to buy, has anyone got one...help

aidymanaidyman Posts: 15
edited March 2010 in MTB buying advice
HI,

Its time to upgrade my bike... and for some reason I have fallen for the Yeti... but need some help..

* Budget £3500.00 (is this enough though)
* 2010 models
* Full Suss
* ASR5 Carbon / ASR7 Alloy / ASR575 Alloy

Does anyone own one, if so what do you think of the bike?

I am also considering Orange, Lapierre and Trek

Any comments will help!!!
Cheers

Aidy

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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 12,999
    Depends on you type of riding I guess.
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • 575 had mine for a year and the best bike I've owned.
    She's B E A U tiful.
  • aidymanaidyman Posts: 15
    I am an all rounder really.... love pushing myself to go up big stuff... but also love the bit on the other side... down

    I also like finding my own trails too... off the beaten track
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    aidyman wrote:
    I am an all rounder really.... love pushing myself to go up big stuff... but also love the bit on the other side... down

    I also like finding my own trails too... off the beaten track
    i think a 575 will be good
  • baba123baba123 Posts: 235
    well the number at the end of the name of the bike is the travel in inches 5=120mm
    5.75=145mm
    and 7=180mm which i always thought was freeride travel so it proberly won't be that fun uphill
    mongoose amasa elite 08
    giant anthem x4 10
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    Mrs B has a 575 and it's lovely. bit too much sus for me, I'm very interested in trying out the ASR5 carbon

    I just found 6" a bit much for trail riding. tried a mojo aswell... same story and also with the tracer (although that felt a *lot* slacker too) but really liked the Intense Spider 2 (120mm)

    try one if you can, they're a very active suspension and while the propedal on the RP23 shock takes the sting out a little on the climbs, it's not an out the saddle climber's bike. If you are happy climbing in the saddle then it tracks the trail unbelievably well. Point it down and unless you're hard on your kit or really in line for a DH bike, you'll have a blast. A really classy all dayer
    Everything in moderation ... except beer
    Beer in moderation ... is a waste of beer

    If riding an XC race bike is like touching the trail,
    then riding a rigid singlespeed is like licking it
    ... or being punched by it, depending on the day
  • bluechair84bluechair84 Posts: 4,352
    if you're just an all round rider, you won't need a 6" rear end. I think the downhill enduros recently have been won by Specialized trail bikes though I really can't think where I heard that. But 120mm was the best for long hard descents and big climbs.

    Anyone know which bikes come out on top of the DH enduros in Britain lately?
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    But 120mm was the best for long hard descents and big climbs.

    ^this is the impression I got from riding a Spider 2 (120) and a Mojo (150) side by side. you (or at least I) can sprint out of the saddle on the 120 bike but the 150 seems to encourage more in the saddle peddling technique. Personally I think the industry got on the bigger is better bandwagon a bit quick and is beginning to discover that they went a notch too far.

    I expect 120 to be the new black ... but I've been wrong before!

    me in 1980; That Raleigh Bomber is TASTY! oh, I broke it
    me in 1990; Suspension forks? too bloody heavy, no-one'll use em
    me in 2000; Disc brakes? Too complex, who wants to bleed 'em?
    me in 2010; 150mm is too much sus

    hmmm........ :D
    Everything in moderation ... except beer
    Beer in moderation ... is a waste of beer

    If riding an XC race bike is like touching the trail,
    then riding a rigid singlespeed is like licking it
    ... or being punched by it, depending on the day
  • bluechair84bluechair84 Posts: 4,352
    I expect 120 to be the new black ... but I've been wrong before!

    me in 1980; That Raleigh Bomber is TASTY! oh, I broke it
    me in 1990; Suspension forks? too bloody heavy, no-one'll use em
    me in 2000; Disc brakes? Too complex, who wants to bleed 'em?
    me in 2010; 'I've been wrong before'

    hmmm........ :D

    Bomberesques pesimism continues his trend of failed prophecies and so; trends in 2020 - 120mm is announced the holy grail and manufacturers world wide ditch all hard tails and DH bikes!
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