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Robert Jensen

Draper, UT

Robert Jensen's Bio

You can find me most everyday riding one of bikes! MTB, Road, even a little TT and Fatbiking in the winter. I have my own personal fleet to keep me busy. We have three dogs and Ridley (named after the bicycle) gets to spend time out on the trail with me in either snow or dirt. I also spend some time in the winter snowboarding w/ a little cross country skiing tossed in for good measure. My MTB of choice is currently my Ibis HD4. Point it down the trail or in some cases lack there of and hit fast and loose, the rougher the better.

Robert Jensen's Passions

  • Biking,
  • Snowboarding.
Robert Jensen

Robert Jensenwrote a review of on August 7, 2020

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: M & L

I recently ordered a bunch of different pads in order to update my protection game. The Leatt pad is very well made and I really wanted to like them but it just seemed I was in compatible with the sizing. Seriously how can s/m and l/xxl offer the ranged needed. According to the size chart i was at the small end of the large and after tying them on they where simply to loose around the knee, the calf and i felt the top would simply pull down in a crash. Guess I should have read the other reviews that said order a size down. So I ordered a set in medium to try. The fit was better, still felt a bit loose around the knee but the top was just a bit to tight and if i was to pedal it would feel like it was pinching my skin. I did a little research and they do offer great protection EN1621-1 level 1 is the actual certification. I returned both sizes and went with another pad we offer that fit better and had a EN1621-1 Level 2 protection. Sorry Leatt, I love my neck brace but just couldn't get on board with these pads.

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on August 7, 2020

All out Protection and Convenience
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 173 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I tried these when they first came out and they just seemed a bit bulky to me. Now a year or so has passed and i've tried several other pads that don't have velcro or are more of a sleeve and in multiple incidents the pad has pulled down and left me with scrapped knees. So I decided it was time to get a better pad for my robust riding style. I ordered a few different ones from our top brands to try on.

Not only was the ION K_Pact zip a good fit, and comfort level it also has a EN1621-1 Level 2 protection certification. Other pads may have the 1621-1 but most are only level 1 not level 2 like the Ion.

EN1621-1 definition
less than 35 kN (EN1621-1 CE Level 1), with no single test result exceeding 50 kN, and
less than 20 kN (EN1621-1 CE Level 2)

One of the best features is the Zipper. I leave the house pedal up the trail by my house for about 45 minutes, stop and admire the view from the top while I zip on my knee protection then bomb the trail back to the house. What could be better!

Now I will say that if you are looking for a more pedal friendly pad this might not be your choice. I've worn these for a few longer rides (15-27 miles) and they have been fine.

If you suffer the climb to to crush the downhill these are for you
do all bike park and enduro pad these are for you
hike your bike for 2 hours for a 15m down hill these are for you
you ride hard like an animal and find yourself on the ground a bit more than usual these are for you.

If I follow the size chart and measure 10c above my knee I would be in a small. If I measure 15c above my knee it puts me in medium If I measure to my short liner end it would be large.

My measurements according to size chart
10c above knee 41cm or 16.1 inches
15c below knee 35cm or 13.8 inches

Medium fit's me best and I'm quite happy with the fit. I also tried the large and although it seemed like it fit alright it wasn't until I tried the medium that I realized it was my goldilocks.

I also tried the non zip model and the fit was the same, but I wanted the zippers.

Another bonus to these pads, you can remove the pad and wash them!

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on July 24, 2020

Smashing the vert Recovery pace
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Very fortunate that my wife an I are the same height and we get to share this bike. It's so much for for a quick blast around the trails and get some descending laps in. It allows me to take some recovery days and pedal easy and still get to my favorite downhill routes or even some jump trail laps also works great for the wife and I to get out and do some more Difficult rides that normally she would quite have the strength for. It's been so much that the only problem is now we need another one! I won't be giving up my normal bike but if you have the means it makes a great second bike! Both myself and the wife are 5 foot '9 and a 32 inch inseam. We are on the bubble for medium and large sizing. I prefer medium my wife prefers large........ so we got a large :)

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on July 24, 2020

Everyone needs a Heckler!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Very fortunate that my wife an I are the same height and we get to share this bike. It's so much for for a quick blast around the trails and get some descending laps in. It allows me to take some recovery days and pedal easy and still get to my favorite downhill routes or even some jump trail laps also works great for the wife and I to get out and do some more Difficult rides that normally she would quite have the strength for. It's been so much that the only problem is now we need another one! I won't be giving up my normal bike but if you have the means it makes a great second bike! Both myself and the wife are 5 foot '9 and a 32 inch inseam. We are on the bubble for medium and large sizing. I prefer medium my wife prefers large........ so we got a large :)

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on July 24, 2020

What a roosting good time
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Very fortunate that my wife an I are the same height and we get to share this bike.

It’s so much for for a quick blast around the trails and get some descending laps in. It allows me to take some recovery days and pedal easy and still get to my favorite downhill routes or even some jump trail laps also works great for the wife and I to get out and do some more Difficult rides that normally she would quite have the strength for.

It’s been so much that the only problem is now we need another one!

I won’t be giving up my normal bike but if you have the means it makes a great second bike!

Both myself and the wife are 5’9” 32” inseam. We are on the bubble for medium and large sizing. I prefer medium my wife prefers large........ so we got a large :)

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on July 24, 2020

What a roosting good time
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Very fortunate that my wife an I are the same height and we get to share this bike.

It’s so much for for a quick blast around the trails and get some descending laps in. It allows me to take some recovery days and pedal easy and still get to my favorite downhill routes or even some jump trail laps also works great for the wife and I to get out and do some more Difficult rides that normally she would quite have the strength for.

It’s been so much that the only problem is now we need another one!

I won’t be giving up my normal bike but if you have the means it makes a great second bike!

Both myself and the wife are 5’9” 32” inseam. We are on the bubble for medium and large sizing. I prefer medium my wife prefers large........ so we got a large :)

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on July 24, 2020

Fun for the entire family
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Very fortunate that my wife an I are the same height and we get to share this bike.

It’s so much for for a quick blast around the trails and get some descending laps in. It allows me to take some recovery days and pedal easy and still get to my favorite downhill routes or even some jump trail laps also works great for the wife and I to get out and do some more Difficult rides that normally she would quite have the strength for.

It’s been so much that the only problem is now we need another one!

I won’t be giving up my normal bike but if you have the means it makes a great second bike!

Both myself and the wife are 5’9” 32” inseam. We are on the bubble for medium and large sizing. I prefer medium my wife prefers large........ so we got a large :)

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on July 24, 2020

Fun for the entire family
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Very fortunate that my wife an I are the same height and we get to share this bike.

It’s so much for for a quick blast around the trails and get some descending laps in. It allows me to take some recovery days and pedal easy and still get to my favorite downhill routes or even some jump trail laps also works great for the wife and I to get out and do some more Difficult rides that normally she would quite have the strength for.

It’s been so much that the only problem is now we need another one!

I won’t be giving up my normal bike but if you have the means it makes a great second bike!

Both myself and the wife are 5’9” 32” inseam. We are on the bubble for medium and large sizing. I prefer medium my wife prefers large........ so we got a large :)

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Now I didn't ride the Beti version but I did ride the SB100

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)



Version Ridden:

Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)



Version Ridden:

Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just to be clear I didn't ride the Beti but I did ride an SB100

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)



Version Ridden:

Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)



Version Ridden:

Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)

Version Ridden:
Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensen

Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)

Version Ridden:
Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensen

Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)

Version Ridden:
Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensen

Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)

Version Ridden:
Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensen

Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

Fun never looked so good
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.

I don’t feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it’s built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don’t want to enter the local enduro, but you could!

The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i’m a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!

I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn’t feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I’ve ridden in the same class. Now it’s not a weight thing as i’ve weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch littler, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it’s not like you can pick a bad one anyway.

If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!

What’s that you say, you don’t want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at rojensen@competitivecyclist.com and I’ll check the demo tour in your area and we’ll get you out on one.

Pros:
Begs you to go faster
Efficient pedaling
Feels like it has more travel than it does

Cons:
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6”
Feels heavy (it’s not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)

Rider Details:
5'9" 32" inseam / 180 lbs
Sag: 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)

Version Ridden:
Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded * Cane Creek Helm 120
Upgraded * SDG Radar saddle
Pedals: Deity TMAC

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

The unicorn you've been looking for!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

THE UNICORN YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!
Familiarity I've used it several times
Well you've found it! This is probably one of the most versatile forks you will currently find on the market. What makes it so versatile you ask well it's quite simple actually. Adjustable Length, adjustable negative chamber and no need to buy air tokens it as it all!

I've ridden this fork on three different bikes in the last three weeks. I've ridden on the Ibis Ripley as a 140mm, the Yeti SB100 as a 120mm and just last weekend on my HD5 as a 150. On each bike it performed flawlessly and has some of the best small bump compliance in the business. I throw it on my wife's bike who likes a bit softer of a ride and I simply adjust the negative chamber for her.

The fork comes with everything you need to adjust travel minus the tools. A 13mm, 19mm and 22mm wrench and you can change the travel yourself in about 5 minutes with a little practice. Service intervals fall in line with Fox, Rockshox etc..

What stands out on this fork is the attention to detail and ease of use. All the knobs are precisely machined and have positive clicks. Want to change an air token, remove the air cap, spin wing nut, move the ramp control disc and spin the wing nut back down. Takes about 5 minutes and you don't need any additional parts. Sag setup is also quite simple. Pump the fork up to about 1/2 your weight, equalize the negative chamber by pushing in a presta type valve on the bottom of your fork and that's it. (well as long as it's in your sag range)

My only real complaint is the D-Loc axle (not shown but does come with fork) Nothing wrong with it, it quick and easy to use but I would simply prefer some threads.

Pros:
Excellent Small bump Compliance
Adjustability
Bang for your buck

Cons:
D-Loc Axle
no 37mm offset for the new crop of 27.5's
does not come with a fender

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Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

The Unicorn you've been looking for!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

THE UNICORN YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!
Familiarity I've used it several times
Well you've found it! This is probably one of the most versatile forks you will currently find on the market. What makes it so versatile you ask well it's quite simple actually. Adjustable Length, adjustable negative chamber and no need to buy air tokens it as it all!

I've ridden this fork on three different bikes in the last three weeks. I've ridden on the Ibis Ripley as a 140mm, the Yeti SB100 as a 120mm and just last weekend on my HD5 as a 150. On each bike it performed flawlessly and has some of the best small bump compliance in the business. I throw it on my wife's bike who likes a bit softer of a ride and I simply adjust the negative chamber for her.

The fork comes with everything you need to adjust travel minus the tools. A 13mm, 19mm and 22mm wrench and you can change the travel yourself in about 5 minutes with a little practice. Service intervals fall in line with Fox, Rockshox etc..

What stands out on this fork is the attention to detail and ease of use. All the knobs are precisely machined and have positive clicks. Want to change an air token, remove the air cap, spin wing nut, move the ramp control disc and spin the wing nut back down. Takes about 5 minutes and you don't need any additional parts. Sag setup is also quite simple. Pump the fork up to about 1/2 your weight, equalize the negative chamber by pushing in a presta type valve on the bottom of your fork and that's it. (well as long as it's in your sag range)

My only real complaint is the D-Loc axle (not shown but does come with fork) Nothing wrong with it, it quick and easy to use but I would simply prefer some threads.

Pros:
Excellent Small bump Compliance
Adjustability
Bang for your buck

Cons:
D-Loc Axle
no 37mm offset for the new crop of 27.5's
does not come with a fender

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Robert Jensen

Robert Jensenwrote a review of on March 9, 2020

The Unicorn you've been looking for!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Well you've found it! This is probably one of the most versatile forks you will currently find on the market. What makes it so versatile you ask well it's quite simple actually. Adjustable Length, adjustable negative chamber and no need to buy air tokens it as it all!

I've ridden this fork on three different bikes in the last three weeks. I've ridden on the Ibis Ripley as a 140mm, the Yeti SB100 as a 120mm and just last weekend on my HD5 as a 150. On each bike it performed flawlessly and has some of the best small bump compliance in the business. I throw it on my wife's bike who likes a bit softer of a ride and I simply adjust the negative chamber for her.

The fork comes with everything you need to adjust travel minus the tools. A 13mm, 19mm and 22mm wrench and you can change the travel yourself in about 5 minutes with a little practice. Service intervals fall in line with Fox, Rockshox etc..

What stands out on this fork is the attention to detail and ease of use. All the knobs are precisely machined and have positive clicks. Want to change an air token, remove the air cap, spin wing nut, move the ramp control disc and spin the wing nut back down. Takes about 5 minutes and you don't need any additional parts. Sag setup is also quite simple. Pump the fork up to about 1/2 your weight, equalize the negative chamber by pushing in a presta type valve on the bottom of your fork and that's it. (well as long as it's in your sag range)

My only real complaint is the D-Loc axle (not shown but does come with fork) Nothing wrong with it, it quick and easy to use but I would simply prefer some threads.

Pros:
Excellent Small bump Compliance
Adjustability
Bang for your buck

Cons:
D-Loc Axle
no 37mm offset for the new crop of 27.5's
does not come with a fender

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