Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Fishing... Taito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tacoma, Washingtonian
    My Bikes
    Overhall Fisher Marlin
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New Full Suspension choice

    I am upgrading from a hardtail to a full suspension... and I am maining going to be doing XC and some all moutain and I am down to the Yeti AS-R, Yeti 575, or Yeti AS-X or the Cannondale Prophet. Any ideas help for a pick?
    Buddy of mine riding hit bike from Tacoma, Washington to Boston, MA
    http://www.forward-motion.org/images/fmlink.jpg Foward Motion
    A great organization you just have to check out

  2. #2
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The ASX is going to be a lot of bike for what you describe. Definately sounds like overkill.

  3. #3
    UareFASTjustNOTfastENOUGH MasterSezFaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Amongst the hills in So.Cal.
    My Bikes
    Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Bianchi C2C 928
    Posts
    391
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Of your choices I would pick the 575. All the Yetis ride very nice but I like the 575 the best as an all around bike.

    How much are you willing to spend?

    If you can lay down 2200$ for just a frame I would say take a look at the
    Foes Inferno w/the floating rear brake. 2000$ will get the frame with out the float set up. The Inferno is more of an all mountain bike but it can be used for xc. If you want a more XC oriented bike then I would recomend the Foes FXR for 1600$ w/a Fox Float AVA to keep the price down a bit or add a few hundred and get the Curnutt XTD shock.

    Those would be my recomendations if ya got the cash (or credit ).



  4. #4
    just try me!! bobflyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    My Bikes
    turner flux
    Posts
    147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah.. me too. i would pick the 575.. its looks awesome..

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    now poeple has anyone thought of the Ironhorse yakuza kumicho? that's about 3k (AUS$) and that is i rekon one of the best freeride bikes on the market yeah anyway the link is http://www.ironhorsebikes.com/freeri..._kumicho.shtml check it out in the larger view catch ya's

  6. #6
    mmm babaghanouj. rasheed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    toronto, canada.
    My Bikes
    '02 gary fisher tassajara disc, '03 norco fluid 3.0
    Posts
    815
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the kumicho is a dh/fr bike. this guy's looking for advice on an xc/trail bike.

    current ride: 2003 norco vps fluid 3.0 (custom build).



  7. #7
    Local Genius
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    618
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Transition Preston FR

  8. #8
    SkreaminQuadz jhhall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Falls Church, VA
    My Bikes
    2005 Cannondale Prophet 1000, 2006 Litespeed Teramo, 2007 Bianchi San Jose, 2007 Surly Cross Check
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Taito
    I am upgrading from a hardtail to a full suspension... and I am maining going to be doing XC and some all moutain and I am down to the Yeti AS-R, Yeti 575, or Yeti AS-X or the Cannondale Prophet. Any ideas help for a pick?

    Hey there - so what did you decide? I just got back from a trip to REI and am looking at either the Yeti 575 or the Prophet. I definitely like the ride on the Yeti more than the Prophet. Since I have a Stumpy now, I think I'll check that one out as well before making my decision. But so far the Yeti 575 is HIGH on my list. Also, anyone out there have one - if so what do you like/not like about the bike?

    I wish I could hit a trail on the bike before making a decision - 15 minutes on a paved lot doesn't tell me too much.

  9. #9
    Norcal 29er
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Mendocino Norcal
    My Bikes
    Gary fisher Mt Tam 29er
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the prophet is an aweful lot of bike for xc. 5.5 inches of travel is just a little bit too much. it is more of a decender than climber. it has a really slack headtube angle.

    harris
    Adversity doesnt build character, it reveals it!

    Gary Fisher Mt. Tam

    29er all the way

  10. #10
    Norcal 29er
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Mendocino Norcal
    My Bikes
    Gary fisher Mt Tam 29er
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the prophet is an aweful lot of bike for xc. 5.5 inches of travel is just a little bit too much. it is more of a decender than climber. it has a really slack headtube angle.

    harris
    Adversity doesnt build character, it reveals it!

    Gary Fisher Mt. Tam

    29er all the way

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •