This bike will have you day dreaming about steep climbs and fast down hill banks while you're sitting with your family during Sunday Mass. How Yeti managed to do away with the seat stay pivot is beyond me, but if it works it works! Its a good bike, tons of fun and I'll miss it but this review is accurate. The offset main pivot houses a double row of bearings and makes room for a direct mount front derailleur. And the problems with the tire hitting the back of the seat stay, I cringe at the thought of moving to a more complicated frame. When it was first released it was something of an anomaly, a bike with nearly six inches of travel that was intended more for trail usage rather than freeriding or downhilling. Oh yeah, the seat post.
The snow is long gone and your local trail police say it's dry enough to ride. Suspension and brakes may need to be serviced. I've taken it Whiteface Mountain and had a blast on the blues and blacks of the lower mountain. Given that you're a tall guy, I think the bigger wheels will be of a significant benefit to you. I've owned three of them and loved every one of them. The only caveat is that the rear end did feel harsh in these circumstances, as I discussed earlier, and the Yeti felt like it was blowing through its travel in these bumpy sections.
From trail riding to some light downhill and everything in between. We spent time clambering up the sandstone rocks in Sedona, as well as grinding through mud and slippery roots in the Pacific Northwest, and in each setting the 575 held its own. As such, we set both the fork and shock to Trail mode most of the time, giving up a little small bump compliance in order to deliver a ride that skimmed over the terrain and saved its legs for the bigger hits. A problem I found with this design, and I have heard was worse in previous models, is that you blow through the mid-range of the travel quickly and find yourself fighting the stiff bottom-out resistance at the end of the travel, even on small to medium hits. I'm sure there are a lot of bikes that do some things better, but the 575 has proven to be a fun and reliable mountain bike. Second, I don't even know what other companies you are referring to.
My regular trail bike is a Devinci Dixon, a bike noted for its rigidity and tailored towards aggressive trail riders, and I found myself wanting to get back on it to avoid the chatter I experienced on the 575. Rolling towards the tabletop boulder jib the Step Mom at the top of Jimmy's Mom on the Teton Pass trails here in Jackson Hole, I felt no hesitation in hitting it. And I do agree that a 30lb 140mm bike sounds pretty lame these days. I also don't particularly care between carbon and aluminum. For some reason, a couple of the bike industry people I have talked to turned up their noses at the 575. The Shimano 2x10 drivetrain may deserve a bit of credit here, offering a slightly lower gear than you'd get with a 1x11 setup, and making it easier to find a low enough gear to keep the pedals spinning through the rough stuff.
Please read our full returns before returning items. If you're one of those guys who hates to flick a switch then you're not going to like that. Shock tune, I can fix; chain stay length, not so much. I also let a buddy ride it before he went Moab last year and he came back from Moab with a 575. Everyone is so obsessed with chainstay lengths that they overlook cockpit measurements. Yeti Cycles is an American brand that focuses on making great mountain bikes built to perform in tough conditions.
Go pick one up and get your butt on the trail. If you read my of the bike, you know that even at first glance I was unexpectedly stoked. Getting the suspension balance right with the 575 has been a bit of challenge in years past; the suspension design tended to blow though the middle portion of the travel quite easily. Professional mountain bikers can do things on their bikes that most people only dream of, like winning world championships. Been riding them for a long time now. Yes you can get out of your saddle and stomp over the technical terrain to move the bike around.
Folks in Phoenix have been bashing the 575 around on the harshest terrain we have for many years. Frankly, as I dig into learning about Yeti's I'm a little surprised there isn't more palpable love for the 575. Mike cruisin' Phillips Ridge under the mighty Tetons on the 575. Please copy it and paste after you View Cart. Thanks for the feedback, really does sound like exactly what I want, pretty fired up actually. Would have thought that if you prefer downhill performance over uphill, the Mach6 would be best, whereas the Bronson would be the best all rounder? The rear suspension design has received tons of accolades, and its eccentric Switch Technology pivot design, which switches directions mid-way through the travel and makes for efficient pedaling as well as a butter-smooth feeling through chundery sections, has proved not to have any weird bugs.
Do you have a Yeti crush? That said, I talked at length with a guy about a Scott genius yesterday and am going to look into those a bit. Factory Description Yeti's office in Colorado is right near super technical trails, with big climbs and bigger descents. Recommendation: Stop being a poser by riding a stumpy. Climbed and descended well, which is something you don't find everyday in a bike. My asr5 weighed in at 5. Stock tire choice is a 2.