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    New Yeti ASR 5C

    Well, I have my bike and now the front range is covered with melting snow with more expected on Tuesday. Why couldn't have come in last week for those sixty degree temps. Anyway, here is a quick shot of the bike on my front walk. The biggest issue with taking a picture in this snow is that it is so bright outside.



    I ordered the standard Race build which is XT with an XTR rear. I upgraded to the wheels to a lightweight XC set built on DT Swiss 250 hubs with DT XR 400 rims and bladed spokes. The wheelset weighs about 1430 grams.

    Did the DT tubeless conversion, but using Effeto Maripossa's Cafe Latex inside. Tires are S-Works Bliss2 Captains with a 2.1 up front and a 2 in the back. Tires are so thin that it took two days of latex bleeding through the sidewalls before they fully sealed. I know lots of people who ride these, but I know they are prone to sidewall tears.

    Rear wheel has a 12mm thru axle and the front has a 15mm thru axle.

    Now if things would only dry out a bit, I will add a ride report.
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    Te mortuo heres tibi sim? scrublover's Avatar
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    AAAaaaah. Front Range ubiquity, at its finest.

    Get thee north - stuff up around Lyons and Loveland sometimes dries out quicker than the Golden trails.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    Looks like down south is the only option this week. Lakes Pueblo trails are supposed to be descent, but more snow tomorrow.
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    What a beaut!

    At least with a Yeti - - as a friend has told me - - you can at least geek out admiring the superb build quality while waiting for the trails to clear . . . .

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    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark13star View Post
    Looks like down south is the only option this week. Lakes Pueblo trails are supposed to be descent, but more snow tomorrow.
    I only got down the Pueblo twice when living there, but the stuff is good. Worth the drive, particularly if everything north of there is still wet.
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    I did ride it on the muddy "urban" trails yesterday along Cherry Creek and some of the southern parks. This bike rocks. It is so stable, even in snow.
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    sweet ride! enjoy, i like yeti's

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    very nice ride...enjoy
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