I've ridden Yetis for the past ten years, starting with the long defunct alloy Kokopelli, and then moving to the hard to replace ASR5 Carbon. Yeti's Switch technology suspension design has always been one I've been high on. After demoing a number of 29ers from other brands, the SB95 and the switch suspension felt the best in my opinion. Power input to the pedals feels very direct and responsive to provide a snappy acceleration, and the 5 inches of travels feels endless. I'm 5'7" and 140lbs and can ride almost exclusively in the descend setting. I ride a small size frame with a 70mm stem and a 140mm RS Pike out front. This bike RIPS!
These wheels include tubes and tires. While Mavic has lighter offerings, these are great for day to day commuting and training punshment.
These are sold as a set of 2 bags.
These are a complete shoe, not a cover, so they won't work with SIDI shoes. The two hole cleat pattern will accommodate SpeedPlay Frog cleats, but will not work with 4 hole SpeedPlay road cleats.
Gore Tex membranes have a "Guaranteed to Keep You Dry� Promise" promising the membrane to be completely waterproof. I would bet if paired with a good rain pant or rain cover over the top opening you feet should stay pretty dry.
This is a 2014 Fox fork
I was right at the top end measure for the small size based on my thigh (10cm above kneecap). I tried the smalls and they fit too tight around my lower thigh, couldn't get my full range of motion wearing them. Going to give the mediums a go. Protection wise these seem solid, and the top and bottom straps give you some room for adjustment.
I have the sleeveless and long sleeve versions of this base layer. I'm 5'7", 140lbs, and the small fits well next to my skin, but isn't uncomfortably tight. While other base layers use more technical fabrics, the polyester material this piece uses is comfortable next to your skin, and effectively wicks moisture away. I've used the long sleeve under a Gore Phantom jacket and been comfortable in the high 30s, and have used the sleeveless in 80 degree weather under a short sleeve jersey.
I've set up 2 new wheelsets using this injector in the last week and didn't spill a drop. I just pulled the plunger and poured the sealant into the injector, using it more like a funnel, then pushing the excess into the tire. Having a compressor to set the tires on the bead definitely helps. Adding more sealant is a breeze, I haven't tried sucking out excess sealant, but don't see why it wouldn't work. If you run tubeless setups, this injector is a must!
I've had a number of customers return this jersey after it fit way too big. This is one of the few cycling pieces that I would recommend sizing down on.
These are my favorite socks! I've got 5+ pairs and use them year round from 90+ degree summer days to 30 degree winter days. The breathe really well, and always keep my feet comfortable and dry. I used to use Smartwool socks for most rides, preferring the thicker sole for comfort, but they wound up being too hot in the summer. The Giordana Merino wool socks aren't as thick, but I haven't experienced any lack of comfort. They are thicker than the pair of Swiftwicks I have.
The cuff measures about 6-7 inches depending on the stretch, and stays in place. I'm a 8-8.5 shoe size the small/medium fit really well.
I've had some pairs for over a year now and have worn them as "eveyday" socks as well and they've held up like champs, no material thinning or anything!
I've only gotten a few rides in on the Bronson so far, so things may change as the suspension gets more dialed. I'm 5'7" and am a solid medium; my wife is 5'4 and fits comfortably on it as well. The bike climbs well, but I definitely use the Trail and Climb settings on the rear shock on extended climbs, if I leave it in descend there is noticeable bob.
Descending is..interesting. The Bronson's 27.5 wheels seem to get up to speed just as fast as my 29er, and the shorter wheelbase is noticeable in tight, techy spots. Going downhill, the bike is certainly fast, I need to compare times w/ my 29er, but it just doesn't feel as playful. On my last ride in Moab I was definitely flying down the trail and keeping up with a friend who usually drops me. I felt like I was comfortably pushing my limits, and I do think the bike played a role in that. The rear wheel seems glued to the ground, which is great most of the time, but it feels like other bike I've ridden were much more nimble and flickable. It feels like to get any airtime I need to be going full speed and really pull, and I?m not talking about sending it off kickers or thing like that, just the typical waterbars and root/rock drops on the trails here around SLC.
The X01 build is solid top to bottom. Drivetrain is easy to setup and maintain, and I haven't dropped a chain yet on the 1x11 setup. XT brakes are the standard in my opinion on performance and reliability. Stock havoc bars are 740mm wide, and my medium came with a 60mm stem. The High Roller tires setup tubeless without leaking a drop of Stans on the WTB rims. DT 340 hubs are worry free. The Reverb Stealth remote can either be mounted above the bar on the right, or below on the left and includes a matchmaker clamp for the shifter. I think the Bronson X01 is one of the better, ready to ride out of the box bikes available.
The Phantom SO is my "go to" for cold weather cycling, even XC skiing. I'm 5'7", 140 lbs and the small fits great. I'm not a fan of the tight Euro/road fit, and I have ample room for a heavier base layer, but it doesn't have a loose/flappy fit.
I've ridden in the low 40's with just a thin long sleeve base layer and been more than comfortable. In the middle of winter I've XC skied on 20 degree days with this as my top layer.
The Gore-Tex membrane breathes superbly, so you're never soaked in you own sweat, but still keeps out rain/weather and wind. The softshell material isn't water proof, but it will keep you dry enough to get home. The lining has great next to skin comfort. I don't really use the zip off sleeves, but have friends who use this as a weightier short sleeve jersey. The Phantom provides great "bang for the buck" compared to similar styled jackets from other manufacturers.
Yeti is offering a Yellow color variant for 2014. Everything else on the frame remains the same.
I put these grips on all my bikes. They're light, durable, and comfortable. I use an air compressor to mount them on the bars. I've never had them slip, the silicone construction is super durable, and they've never flaked/peeled like previous rubber grips I've used. Sure they're not super flashy, but I prefer a solid, even, surface to hold onto.
After using a number of handlebar mounted lights for night riding, the Seca series is my favorite. The 2000 is just the top of the line up. I run this light on the bars, and use a helmet mounted light as well. The Seca's beam patter is wider than other brands I've used, and the silicone gripper mount is easy to install and adjust on the handle bar. The head unit's light weight allows for such a simple mount to be more than adequate. One of my favorite feature of the Seca is the "race mode" that allows use to use the low and high beam settings with just one push of the button. To get to race mode, with the light off, you just press and hold the button down until the turns on. The cord to the 6 cell battery is more than long enough, and the velco mounts hold the battery securely in place. It's a very easy system to set up and adjust. I use the medium setting when climbing, and the full 2k on descents, and have not exhausted the battery on a 2 hr ride.
I'm a big fan of the Diablo. I've primarily used it as a helmet mounted light for mountain night rides paired with a larger lumen bar mounted light. The helmet mount is easy to set up and adjust the beam direction while wearing the helmet. It's very light weight, and is nice not having a cable going to a battery in my pack. Exposure offer a "piggy back" battery that can extend the use time.
The lights function is very easy to use, a double tap on the rear button turns the light on, one push cycles through the different brightness levels, and then holding the button turns the light off. The lowest light setting provides more than enough light for me when climbing or riding flat sections of trail, and I bump up to the brightest for descents. My night ride are typically 1-2 hours, and I have yet to have the battery run out on a ride. It's also very handy to use as a normal flashlight around the house.
This wheelset does not include skewers.
I've got the small black/yellow. I wear a small T-shirt and this jersey fits just like I wanted it to. Fabric feels heavier than a standard XC/3 pocket jersey, but I've worn it on 80 degree days and stayed plenty cool. It breathes really well. It only has a small media pocket for a phone/keys, so I usually wear my hydration pack with this jersey. This is my "go to" evening/quick ride jersey.
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