Hey there kartracer, I had these custom made by slikgraphics. Can you be a little more specific? I read that sb6 pedals very nice for a big bike, I am just curious how it will be around more tight wooden tracks where i believe sb5 would have more of an advantage? The Yeti Infinity Link is built with some preload on the shaft bearings which is required to keep the mechanism free of play. They are free, after all. Each rim is a piece of high precision engineering and thanks to the extremely resistant aluminum alloy, they can cope with the most demanding trails. That 6c is just so bonerifically gorgeous though.
We support a tour company in the Alps, Trail Addiction, and those guys ride big alpine stuff all day, every day. I noticed there were really steep pitches on the climb yesterday that I didn't have to scoot as far forward on my saddle to clean. Because they new that once the die-hard 66 fans got on the 27. Yeti bikes are not available on our website, please contact us at 805-375-4525 or e-mail us at info worldwidecyclery. At times, particularly in the slowest, tightest terrain, the bike's physical dimensions can get in the way. Well it is tested to stiffness and impact levels of downhill bike standards. To balance it out, I also ride a Santa Cruz 5010 and my colleague rides a Bronson.
If you like fun and flickability you should definitely check out the Endurad 559 wheels size. A lot of you goes for the 5c with a 150mm 36, but want about a 6c with a 150mm 36 for home trails that I push to 160-170mm when going to the Alps??? Build it up with a 150mm some will even opt for the 160mm front fork and have at it. A Rockshox Pike on a Yeti? The Nomad sucked the life out of me last year but I have a feeling my couple of generation old 36 is just not that good at climbing. If you like fun and flickability you should definitely check out the Endurad 559 wheels size. I have it set up with a 25mm travel change using spacers - already comes with 2 5 mm spacers in there, so there is actually a total of 40 mm drop possible from 160mm and with tolerances is spot on 140mm from seal to crown in the lowered position. After all, the best trails are rarely to be found around the cable cars. However, the assumed rules about head angle, offset, and trail don't seem to be as unforgiving when applied to full-suspension bikes with modern mountain bike geometry.
Easy to wheelie and manoeuvre in tight corners. I read that sb6 pedals very nice for a big bike, I am just curious how it will be around more tight wooden tracks where i believe sb5 would have more of an advantage? I later rode the 5c and loved it. Lot going on in that Yeti link that will wear ScottChegg — Member How much does it cost to replace the Switch Kashima bits? Overall the wider brace should add some durability and stiffness which is always welcome. The geometry on paper appears to be very similar — is this really the case? I rode the Pivot Mach 6, which is supposed to be a great climber, and was just zapped on my regular rides. Particularly when the trail turned downhill. .
Sorry that was so long!! My take is the new 6c will be what some 66 owners did to the stock builds to build them bigger fox 36, etc. You never feel a bottoming out with the Switch Infinity system. I'm leaning more towards the Sb5, I think it will just be the better weapon for the day to day in New England. It is indeed a superbike in every way. Even if you didn't offer an upgraded shock, it seems like you'd have a winner on your hands that would require virtually no additional effort on your part. The 5c would have worked for 90% of the time, but for that 10% the 6c was the better bike, and for the other 90% it was still a great bike.
I think you'd probably be happier in the long run with a 5c, but I understand that the 6c is pretty damn tempting from a pure passion point of view. Obviously this is my first long travel bike, so I'm not a good judge of what a bike should ride like compared to others in similar travel. Taken together, the three bikes represent Yeti's new thinking about how trail bikes should ride. The secret to its incredible performance sits covertly in the Switch Infinity link, which utilizes a translating pivot that switches direction as the bike moves through its travel, providing excellent pedaling performance and unbelievable support as it gets deeper into the travel. He's getting his delivered tomorrow.
There are an infinite amount of ways to set up your fork. Also note that they are mount FloatX rear shocks and 160 travel 36 forks on the front. Also, on chunky turns where you want to drop your outside foot, you often cant on the smaller bike without pedal strikes, which means you probably can't take the turn as fast as a larger bike because you aren't able to properly weight the bike. I'm excited to throw a leg over them! Yeah, my instinct and knowledge always told me that reR tyre is called rear tyre for a reason. I found the basetune for the floatX and been working from there with results but still guessing with the Pikes. I've been riding mostly trail, tight, not a lot of gravity on my local trail. I've run a lot of other tires - Butchers, Mountain King, Nobby Nics, Ikons, Crossmarks, etc.
This provides excellent anti-squat characteristics for superior pedaling performance and ideal suspension characteristics as it gets deeper into the travel. I know the sb5 would be the ideal bike for 90%+ of my riding but there is that 5 - 10% where its just awesome to have a big bike. I see your point Subydoo. I'm going to go demo one in a few weeks so I will see how it fits but all signs are pointing to a medium. Like I said, Dick aint wrong, and for a lot of folks he is absolutely correct. As we've come to expect from Yeti's Switch Infinity suspension, it is well tuned, with sensitivity, support, and great big-hit control. My dad has a Sb66c that I rode when looking for mine.