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
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
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
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.
_________________DEPARTED (since getting back into biking): '94 Manitou FS
: '96 Kona Hei Hei
: '96 Orange P7
: '99 DeKerf Solitare
: '12 Yeti Arc
: '94 Litespeed Obed : '95 Pace 200 F5 : '96 Kona Sex Three : '96 Kona Cinder Cone : '96 Kona Explosif : '96 Orange P7 : '00 Orange P7 : '02 Rock Lobster Team Ti : '05 Kona 'The King' : '10 Commencal Meta 5.5 : '10 Lapierre Zesty 514 : '11 Jamis Xenith Pro (roadie) : '11 Lapierre X-Control 510 CURRENT:
'11 Specialized Roubaix Expert (roadie) : '11 Merlin Malt 4 : '12 Isaac Proton XC : '14 Cervelo R3 (roadie)