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My new 2012 Yeti 575

phonic73phonic73 Posts: 60
edited July 2012 in Your mountain bikes
Just got this last week. Was bit fed up of aching after riding my Santa Cruz Chameleon in my older age (39) :roll: so saw this beauty sitting at Swinnerton Cycles at Cannock Chase. It was sat there a few weeks before I thought stuff it,... Anyway, Im so glad I got it, it just rides so well I cant complement it enough. Also big thanks to the guys at the shop for helping me out with it.
Shows up on here a bit more yellow than Lime, but either way, Im loving the colour :D:D:D:D

2012 Yeti 575 in Lime - Full XT Build



  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    niceee 8) the 2012 yeti range, barring the 303, looks sorted, 575 and sb66 in particular. any idea how much it weighs?
  • phonic73phonic73 Posts: 60
    well my previous bike, SC chameleon weighed 27.2lbs and that was with float 36's on, this feels pretty much the same to pickup, but lighter to actually ride the yeti.
  • booyakabooyaka Posts: 263
    beauty - very jealous - top of my "want" pile.

    Very very nice
  • That. Is. Awsome.

    End of...
    Cannondale SL1 2012

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  • phonic73phonic73 Posts: 60
    Thanks for the comments peeps. Taking it to Cannock in the morning for another spin.
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    Beautiful bike. 8)
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • phonic73phonic73 Posts: 60
    Cheers. If anyones comtemplating buying one, dont think, just do, you wont regret it one bit. Ive had a fair few bikes, but this is something else, its the only bike Ive ridden in the last 20 years that put a big grin on my face.
  • fat_homerfat_homer Posts: 470
    Very nice indeed, I can't stop lusting after its little brother, the acr5. Yeti really do make some of the best looking bikes around.
  • phonic73phonic73 Posts: 60
    Agree'd, Ive always lusted after one since back in the 90's but could never afford one.
  • nice bike, what size frame did you go for? how does the sizing compare to other bikes/brands you have riden?
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 12,998
    That's very nice.

    I demoed a ASR5 which was leagues ahead of any other FS bike I've ridden. Even though it was a tad too big it just felt so fun and flickable, I was amazed at how well it climbed too. I'd be interested to hear if the 575 is similar because it would have that bit more big hit ability.

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    Yum. Very, very nice indeed.
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
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