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Old 11-29-07, 10:57 AM
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New 2008 Yeti Seven

In case you haven't already seen this - - I just found it the other day. Yeti has a new bike out to replace/retire the venerable AS-X. I've been waiting to see something ever since the 303 came out. There was a lot of speculation that they might do something 303-ish with the AS-X (which did not seem likely to me, but . . .).

Anyway, they took a totally different tack with it and the result is the Seven. Check it out:



More details on it here:

https://www.yeticycles.com/Bikes/BikesSeven.cfm
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Old 11-29-07, 11:44 AM
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A triple ring, almost DH bike with the coolest chainstay i've seen.
Nice, id like to feel how it rides, with such small brakes for a bike like that too - i would have gone 8 inch. That linkage is a cool design, not terribly ground breaking but i'm sure it works well.
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Old 11-29-07, 11:51 AM
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Like a lefty for the rear.
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Old 11-29-07, 11:52 AM
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Yeah, but not.
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Old 11-29-07, 12:23 PM
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Not groundbreaking design but interesting nonetheless. Split pivot (concentric with the axle) on the non-drive-side, a'la DW's new design. No chainstay on the drive side, they say, to get rid of the chain slap issues. Chain used to try to beat the crap out of the AS-X swingarm (I wrapped mine well). Just hope it has better big-tire clearance than the AS-X did; 2.5s barely squeaked in.
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Not a fan of the bike aesthetically. A co-worker went to the Yeti factory and said that they had one build at like 30.2 lbs.
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Old 11-29-07, 07:23 PM
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This design has extremely little pedal bob and feels bottom less on decents
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Great. But the Yeti is completely different.
Cool bike I think. Can't wait for some reviews.
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Old 11-29-07, 08:23 PM
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i think the geometry standover numbers are wrong on that page 31 inches for a small???
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I dono...from just that I'd have to say I prefered the old AS-X. Then again I haven't ridden this new Seven so who knows maybe I'd prefer it but for the mean time I'd go with the AS-X.

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Old 11-29-07, 11:27 PM
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I have to agree, DT, that the AS-X is a sweet ride; I really loved mine. It's fun to see them branching out and trying something different, though. Remember all the dire predictions about the rails/trucks on the 303? Those worries never panned out.
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Yeah that's true. I guess it really is too early to tell. I am pretty excited to see how this all works out though...should be interesting.
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