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Old 01-13-09, 11:12 AM   #1
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"Budget" Yeti DH bike sneak peek

Just caught wind today that Yeti is prototyping a new DH-able rig that is targeted at those who can't shell out the green for the 303. (My apologies to everyone who already knew this - - can you tell I don't get out enough?) Right now it's being called the 303R DH; supposed to have 8½" of travel, a 64.5 - 65.5 deg. HA and a vestige anyway of the 303's rail-and-truck suspension.

This is exciting stuff (IMO anyway), as Yeti lost their budget DH rig when they phased out the AS-X. 303s were always heady price-wise, so it's nice to see them bring something back out for us mere mortals. Spy shots:



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That eccentric shock mount is seriously crafty.
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Just how "budget" are we talking?
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Rumors put SRP at $2,699 for the frame (as opposed to $3,870 SRP for the 303). Still, when compared to the $1,649 SRP for the Transition Blindside, 'budget' is all relative. That's why I put it in quotes.

A couple more shots; one from Eurobike, with a bit more 'production-ish' refining to some of the frame pieces:



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It is all relative. I couldn't believe that the 2009 Turner 5-Spot MSRP is now $2500. For reference last year it was at $2150 and a few years ago I remember it being sub $2000. I know we're not talking about similar bikes, but I'm just commenting on how much the boutique frames have gone up in price in the last few years.
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True that.

In other Yeti news, I'm reading on Yetifan.com that they have officially scrapped the single-sided design of the ASR-7 (Seven) and are now proto-ing a more conventional 2-sided setup - - very much like a 7" version of the 575. So yet another option seems to be a-brewin' from the good folks in Golden.
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I thought that was the new XC rig?
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Damn, that is whole-lotta coin. Looks pretty bad-ass though, I gotta give it that.
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I heard from the grape vine that Yeti might be bringing the AS-X back.
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