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 Post subject: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:55 pm 
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in what appears to be the complete end of an era, it would appear Yeti no longer offer the ARC in 26" ?

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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Rover no longer make the mini metro. get over it! :D


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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:20 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
Rover no longer make the mini metro. get over it! :D


what!!?? when did that happen???


:lol:



about the Yeti... don't tell me they're doing it in 29" only or something daft like that????


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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:51 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
Rover no longer make the mini metro. get over it! :D


Morgan still makes the same car they did in the 1930s, so why can't Yeti hang on to an obsolete design?

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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
an obsolete design?


That may be the reason right there...


But since when did 26" wheels become obsolete???


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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Since the bike industry decided that introducing new wheel sizes was a good way to generate sales! No frame swaps any more....you now need forks, wheels and tyres.

Those that missed the 29er band wagon are pushing the 650b one. Look at Santa Cruz, the only 26er will be the V10 at the rate their going. Apparently, they've been inundated with demands for the 'tweener wheels despite lads of people having never ridden them! The Americans in particular seem really wiling to adopt them and think that they will be the best thing ever.


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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:29 am 
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Read somewhere Orange were stopping making the 26" Five now that they have released a 650B variant.


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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:23 am 
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BertR00t wrote:
Read somewhere Orange were stopping making the 26" Five now that they have released a 650B variant.


I think you might be right there too....650b or 29er only now for the Five which I think is a bold call because the Five has been a case of evolution not revolution and has a very loyal fan base.


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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:37 am 
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yeah, all gone sadly, been replaced by some carbon 29er thing... 26ers are becoming very very rare indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: no more Yeti ARC?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:23 am 
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It'll be interesting to see what happens in the next year or two especially now Fox have redesigned their fork arch which means you can't run 26 or 650b wheels. If there isn't enough demand for 26inch forks you can guess what will happen.

I can see it happening too because the OE market for 26inch forks is getting smaller and smaller and I doubt the market for replacement forks is that big these days given how expensive they are. Pretty sure that most bikes above £500 will be 650b or 29inch aside from the gravity bikes.


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