Why We Like The ARC Turq T2 X01 Eagle Mountain Bike
Miles on a hardtail never felt so good with the Yeti ARC Turq T2 X01 Eagle Mountain Bike under our feet. This ripping hardtail gets geometry fit for an enduro rig all while staying fast and responsive for any kind of trail riding. Built to be ridden fast and aggressively the ARC hardtail makes its return to the dirt to the fanfare of us mountain bike purists. Made out of high-quality TURQ carbon this bike is built to be light, fast, and have second-to-none riding characteristics. We're taking our rig on cross-country trips and confidently ripping it through any sort of terrain.
Most bikes are made to go fast, but the Yeti ARC is made to go fast absolutely everywhere. Featuring large 29in wheels and a slacked-out 67-degree head-tube angle the ARC doesn't shy away from big trail features and large rollover features. With a steep 76-degree seat-tube angle the bike also gets going quickly when the power is forced through the pedals. Featured on the rig is an extremely short seat-tube length, giving the bike mean lines and the ability to install extra-long droppers. This allows for us to get the saddle even further out of the way during steep descents. The wheelbase on the size large is an appropriate 1194mm and speaks to this bike's ability to keep the momentum up on chunky terrain.
There's more powering the bike than just our lunch burritos from this afternoon, and we're not talking about a battery. The Yeti ARC forces us to use human power with both our lungs and our legs to take care of pedaling and rear suspension performance. Getting that power to the wheels is SRAM's Eagle drivetrain. Eagle uses 12-speeds of range with a massive dinner plate 10-52 cassette for getting up the steepest terrain we can find. The bike is also fitted with an appropriate 32t front chainring, giving us lots of low-speed gearing options on fast and flowy trails.
Taking a bit of sting out of the front end of the bike is the Fox 34, a stiff fork that keeps the big hits in check so we can focus on the trail. Rolling duties are handled by the trail-rated DT Swiss XM1700's. These wheels feature a 30mm internal diameter and more than handle he meaty 2.6in rubber found on Maxxis treads. The finishing kit is provided by Yeti and we're more than thankful for the carbon handlebar found on the rig, taking out a bit of sting that more than accompanies hardtail mountain bikes. The Yeti ARC is a worthy travel companion that can take on the harshest of trails all around the world, and leaves us begging for the next patch of dirt we can assault with the premier hardtail.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Trail rated machine with enduro rated geometry
- Carbon TURQ frame offers lightweight and premium ride quality
- Hardtail rig provides an opportunity to work on riding skills
- Fox factory suspension takes some sting out of the trail
- SRAM 12-speed drivetrain delivers massive amounts of range
- Extra-long dropper post gets the saddle out of the way
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