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The Yeti AS-R 5 Alloy is more than a longer-legged version of their AS-R race bike. In reality, it's light enough to race and is especially suited for marathon events, but it begs for backwoods adventures. Designed with 127mm of rear suspension, it can be fitted with either 120 or 140mm forks, and the extra inch of travel over the AS-R will keep you fresher for longer.

With the shorter of the two forks, it sports a 68 degree head angle. The steering feels more like a race bike and the AS-R 5 will give up very little to your weight weenie friends on their latest über bikes. For those that prefer more unruly adventures, the AS-R 5 can handle that too. With a longer fork, the head angle tilts back to 67 degrees. The resulting stability begs for loose and technical terrain. The alloy front triangle is stiff and lightweight, providing a rock steady platform for the suspension to do its work. The low slung top tube acts as a sturdy attachment point for the Fox RP23 rear shock and allows plenty of standover clearance for unexpected dismounts. The shapely aluminum top and down tubes converge at the tapered headtube. The combination 1-1/8" top and 1.5" bottom headset cups strike a perfect balance between weight, durability, and steering precision.

Yeti AS-R 5 DetailYeti employs carbon fiber for the rear triangle. The whole unit is molded as one piece with massive chainstays, defining its lightweight and flex-free behavior. All of the suspension pivots house sealed cartridge bearings for a smooth ride and titanium pivot hardware is used to shave weight. Even though it has five inches of wheel travel, the ASR5 is no couch ride. It has a firm suspension feel that allows for efficient pedaling. It features interchangeable dropout chips and comes standard with those designed for a QR rear axle. For an additional charge, dropout chips are available that accept a Shimano style 12x142mm thru-axle. Given the intended multi-purpose nature of the AS-R 5, it also comes with cable guides for a telescoping seatpost.

The Yeti AS-R 5 Alloy is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and comes in seven colors–Ano Black, Cayenne, Blue, Lime Green, Slate, and White. It requires a 34.9mm traditional bottom pull front derailleur and a 30.9mm seatpost. The tapered headtube takes a tapered headset with press-in cups for the 1-1/8" top and 1.5" bottom. It has a standard 73mm BB shell. Yeti covers the AS-R 5 with a five year warranty. 5.5lbs (2500g)

US Yeti dealers are prohibited from shipping Yeti bicycles to any country other than Canada, Mexico or the US.

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