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 Post subject: 2009 Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:01 am 
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First stab here. Any thoughts on the look with riser bars? I'm pondering some flat XC bars?

Wheels will eventually be Crossmax. Full 3x9 XT group. USE Ti post. CK Headset, and Syntace stem. 100mm REBAs.


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I do like a good looking YETi and have always wanted one but I think your bike need a splash of color to brighten it up, the seat post is ugly. For me looks always come second anyhow.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:27 am 
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getin wrote:
I do like a good looking YETi and have always wanted one but I think your bike need a splash of color to brighten it up, the seat post is ugly. For me looks always come second anyhow.


Yep. I don't like the post. Gonna swap for a black carbon jobbie. Lack of colour?? - she's 50% turquoise!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:00 am 
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The risers look ok. Maybe flat bar and bar ends for the classic xc look.

Have you considered Thompson bar and stem?

Have you ridden it yet? They ride very nicely


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:12 pm 
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clockd wrote:
The risers look ok. Maybe flat bar and bar ends for the classic xc look.

Have you considered Thompson bar and stem?

Have you ridden it yet? They ride very nicely


I'm leaning towards the flat bar route TBH. All my spares are riser, and I don't have a carbon seatpost which suits.

More fettling tonight.

Not ridden her yet. I'm looking forward to it. Bit concerned about the aluminium stiffness, as I'vre always ridden steel and Ti.


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I reckon flat bars are a good option too. These have traditionally been race bikes.

I just built my one last week and rode it on friday. They aren't too racey, I was expecting a reeeeaallly sharp steering but it's not bad at all.

The stiffness of aluminum frames isn't that bad, you do have fat tyres on it to take the jarring


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:15 pm 
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I reckon flat bars are a good option too. These have traditionally been race bikes.

I just built my one last week and rode it on friday. They aren't too racey, I was expecting a reeeeaallly sharp steering but it's not bad at all.

The stiffness of aluminum frames isn't that bad, you do have fat tyres on it to take the jarring


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