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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Welcome to my Yeti Arc build.

08.10.12 - ParcelForce have just delivered a package from Prestige Cycles in Hove. My 2012 Yeti Arc frame :D

16.10.12 - Thomson seatpost and stem purchased along with XTR M970 shifters.

18.10.12 - Fox RLT 100's purchased.

20.10.12 - Avid Juicy Carbons, Fi'zi:k Tundra, Giant Grips and DMR V8's.

21.10.12 - Chris King aheadset.

22.10.12 - Ritchey WCS carbon riser bars.

23.10.12 - XTR M970 mechs

25.10.12 - Hope 'Hoops' with DT Swiss XR 4.20 Rims, Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 Tyres & Hope Quick Release Set

30.10.12 - XTR M970 Chainset and BB

16.11.12 - 2 Stupid hard-to-find Shims!!!

20.11.12 - Finished

23.11.12 - Wellgo B185 pedals

29.11.12 - One-off Yeti / Fox fork decals

Spec sheet so far:

Frame: 2012 Yeti Arc size medium
Forks: Fox RLT 100mm travel
Headset: Chris King
Brakes: Avid Juicy Carbon
Shifters: M970 XTR 9 speed
Chainset: M970 XTR
BB: M970 XTR
F/Mech: M970 XTR
R/Mech: M970 XTR
Hubs: Hope
QR's: Hope
Rims: DT Swiss XR 4.20
Tyres: Maxxis Cross Mark 2.1
Bars: Ritchey WCS Carbon
Stem Cap: X-Lite
Stem: Thomson Elite 31.8x100mm
Seat Post: Thomson Elite 27.2x400mm
Seat: Fi'zi:k Tundra
Grips: Giant
Pedals: Wellgo B185's (were DMR V8's)

I've wanted a Yeti Arc for about 15+ years after seeing the bike in MBUK and reading about it winning various races / championships. I think it's still one of the best looking hardtails out there today.

Rather than buy an off-the-shelf Arc I want to build one to my spec. I'm not a weight weener otherwise I'd build a bike around a carbon frame. I'm building this bike for me. I want this bike to not only look the nuts but I want it to ride brilliantly as well.

The build doesn't have to be the latest and greatest up to date brand new parts. I'm happy using second hand older parts too.

Ideas welcome.........


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:05 pm 
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very nice, fancy one myself.
if it were mine i'd put on it -

XT drive
fox 100rlc forks
hope brakes/wheels
thompson stem/post
selle italia slr saddle
easton bars

sorted !


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 Post subject: Yeti Arc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:08 pm 
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I fancy some white fox forks on the front and I know Yeti put Thomson parts of their builds. I put a Thomson seat post and stem on my Kona Hei Hei (see link) and they looked the business.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:05 am 
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Thomson seatpost and stem purchased.

XTR M970 shifters purchased.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:25 am 
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Thomson are bringing out a handlebar now too...I'd put one on!

Has to be a pair of Fox forks, modern Yeti's look wrong with owt else.

A nice set of Mavic Crossmax, full XTR (it'd be rude not to as you've bought the shifters), 1x10, XTR trail brakes with ice tech rotors and jobs a good 'un.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:21 pm 
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Always fancied an ARC too. The difference between you and me is that you've done something about it. Seeing your picture of that lovely frame has got me thinking again.

Yeah white Fox will look cool on that.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Very nice , I was torn between a arc and asr, went for a Asr in the end. Building the asr at the moment with XTR m97. Stuff and Thomson, I decided on white rock shoxs rct3, which look great.

Looking forward to seeing this finished.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:10 am 
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I owned an arc back in the day and currently have an asr.
Both are fantastic bikes and you will be well pleased when it's built.
Good luck. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:47 am 
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I've got some Fox 100 RLT's for the build. I think everyone would agree the bike has to have white fox forks on it.

Saying that though, I've got some Reba Race's in black and I love the whole poplock thing on the handlebars. They also have adjustable travel from 85mm to 115mm that can be changed in less than 60 seconds. Features wise they probably win hands down. Shame they won't look right on it.

Handlebar wise I checked out the new Thomson's. Unfortunately I can't stretch to the £130 price they're after!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:11 am 
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Nice job matching the forks to the iron. :D


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