Some years ago i bought a Yeti Ultimate from a friend at Yetifan.com. He bought the bike new in Colorado, i'm the second owner. When i got it, it was fully blinged with alot of fancy purple stuff and Manitou fork.
I never got used to the blinged stuff and decided to make a bit more classic build out of it. Since the bike has it's original paint and stickers i thought it would be cooler with a more period correct build.
I also think of the Ultimate as a hard working mtb, not a necklace.
I stripped of all the purple ringle, topline and other fancy stuff and replaced it with xt part's, black hyperlite and neonyellow accutrax with a-tac stem.
For a short period i rode it with full xtr m900, but i recently replaced it with period correct xt.
I'l give you three different builds. The last ones, is how it looks now. Enjoy!
This is also the current spec list:
Frame: Yeti Ultimate 16"
Fork: Accu Trax
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: XT
Front Derailleur: SUNTOUR XC
Rear Derailleur: XT
Crank Bolts: XT
Chainring bolts: XT
Bottom Bracket: XT
Pedals: Very light old school looking pedals.
Hub Skewers: Actually xtr m900
Tyres: PANARACER TIMBUK II
Seatpost Binder: ORIGINAL YETI
The frame including the paint and stickers is in very good original condition. All the components are used but also in excellent shape.
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