2009 Yeti ARC

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Finally got round to changing the BB on this one (had to source the right 'modern' tool for it.. :oops: ) and took it out for a spin across the new trails in the area this morning. Quite dry and dusty out there at the moment :cool: !

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The BB had been more or less stuck ever since a very muddy ride in March of last year :shock:

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I have been building, riding and changing my retro steeds in the meantime.

Still like this Yeti a lot though and today's ride was relatively comfy :LOL: I keep telling myself this bike is still sufficiently modern for my modest riding style, as I'm not looking to buy an anonymous black carbon 29-er anytime soon ;)

As you can see, my ARC emits quite the retrovibe: it has been ever since I got the bike from Bromley Bikes in the UK, back in september of 2009.
Quite quickly changed the black Mavic wheels and RaceFace Evolve parts for silver versions, with a retro twist..

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This Yeti has been on a vast number of rides and tours with me, both in the Netherlands, as well as abroad and it has been mostly flawless along the way (apart from a broken chain years ago).

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In its favorite, snowy, habitat
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Hopefully, I'll be able to lay my hands on a real retro ARC frame (18-20", non-cracked, please..) one day..

Cheers!
 

Lhatch4

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I traveled through Durango Colorado, where Yetis are made, in February before the virus lock down. I really wish I had more time to stop and see the factory or go for a ride. They are such great bikes. I'm envious or yours.
 

mk one

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Love it, really regret not buying one i was offered a few years ago.
 

Kevhl

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I think one of these is what I'd replace my old runaround Sworks with if I got the chance.
 

wynne

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Love it. Used to covet them on trips to Bromley Bike. Nice to see it getting some mileage in your races and on tour.
Just bought myself a 2003 alloy yeti FRO frame that's going to be the basis of a light but not too stupid (<8kg) cross country bike. I've gone back to 26" wheels in the last year having ridden 29" for about ten years. I'm shocked by how much i prefer them. Faster acceleration, more nimble, lighter, stronger...
Long live the yeti 26" hardtail!
 
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