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 Post subject: Yeti SB75
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:27 am 
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Picked this frame up off faber on here and very glad I did. Am still waiting on parts for the final build but some stuff so far.

Been looking for something reasonably modern with 650 wheels and ideally that I could put the shock off my Orange onto. All the way from France and doesn't disappoint. Always been a Yeti fan but never owned one but had a good look round their stand at the bike show at the NEC and it was one of theirs if I could get one cheap or a Santa Cruz Nomad which I doubt I would ever find cheap.

Have used Race Face cranks exclusively since the late 90s but Hope ones have reviewed well and got some at a similar price for what I would have sprnt on RaceFace so went for them. Most of the stuff going on is Hope with SRAM for gears as 1x10. Got a great deal on some used BOS Deville forks and it will take my other shock.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:58 am 
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great frame. I have a feeling that the reason they went to the rube goldberg rail linkage after the SB-75 is 100% due to legal pressure from santa cruz..


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:34 pm 
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Wheels turned up today. Hope Pro 4 Enduros. Rims look nice and solid and the hubs look a little different to the old Pro 2s. Came with QR fitted and a 142x12 adapter for the back and the 15mm adapter as for the front and a few spare spokes. Impressed. Like the new rotor design as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti SB75
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:39 am 
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Very promising build! :)

Curious to have your feedback on the bike once you have tested it.

Do you plan to use an adjustable seatpost?

What are the spokes on the Hope wheels?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:50 am 
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Spokes are Sapim double butted and there are 32. Not decided on a post yet but looking at Reverbs currently.


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti SB75
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:52 pm 
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Getting there...


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:08 pm 
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34henry3w wrote:
great frame. I have a feeling that the reason they went to the rube goldberg rail linkage after the SB-75 is 100% due to legal pressure from santa cruz..

also that the switch bearings wear out really fast. I had a sb66c & wore out 3sets of bearings in 3months. the inner switch bearing, that the whole back end is attached to, is tiny.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:13 pm 
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Getting there. Got no time at the moment which is driving me nuts.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti SB75
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:16 am 
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superlative bike!
all that hope components give an amazing touch to an awesome bike!
weight?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:54 pm 
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Not as light as my Five was but not too heavy. Still
Got mech, shifters and chain to go on yet. Thanks!


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