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    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
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    Yeti's new 303 WC Carbon

    Jared Graves and his new ride:



    There, ya happy, Dan?

    Carbon front triangle only for now; alloy swingarm. Now, mind you, the 2012 alloy 303 WC is 9.9 lbs, down over half a pound from the 'little brother' 303R - - now the folks at Yeti, without getting into specifics, are saying this one should be 1½-2 lbs. lighter than it. So that should put it in the . . . errr . . . 8-8½ lb. range. Wow.

    More here: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Yeti-30...World-Cup.html

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    Pedals, Paddles and Poles Daspydyr's Avatar
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    BEEFY! What's up with the square tubing? Yeti trademark, stability?
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
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    Dunno why the square-ish profiles. I'm sure Peter (Zawistowski - - Yeti's design engineer) has his reasons. It's not a Yeti thing but they are known for being pretty inventive with their tube shapes/manipulations. Check out at some of the forms on the 303R.

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    Saw the Pinkbike post on it. Seems like a great ride. All black like that is mean looking as well.
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    Whats the point of a carbon DH bike?

    Less weight to pick up to hang on the lift?

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    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
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    ^^ Haha! . . . I know you're being facetious but I'm going to answer straight anyway, because it raises some good points:
    • A lighter bike jumps/maneuvers in the air better.
    • It's easier to pedal. Yeah, downhillers pedal . . . a lot, believe it or not. One run down the Sea Otter DH course will make you a believer of that.
    • Biases the center of gravity lower - - most of the lower, heavier parts (drivetrain, rear suspension, wheels) make up a greater percentage of the bike's weight.
    • Allows you to finesse some lines rather than having to just hang on and plow sections
    • Humor - - lets others laugh at the hack who bought one thinking it would make him faster (unless, of course, you ARE Danny Hart or Jared Graves).

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    One thing I did notice when I was watching the race was how much louder the carbon bikes are.
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    Not as loud as these wheels!



    You could always tell when Tomac or Herrbold were coming.

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    Yep.
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