Kyle Br

Kyle Br

Northern Utah

Kyle Br's Bio

I have been cycling for over 20 years, racing for most of that. Racing triathlons for 5 years. I love road riding, mountain biking, open water swimming, trail running, and being outside in general.

Kyle Br

Kyle Brwrote a review of on September 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought a couple new bikes for myself and my son with the tallboy being for my son. Fortunately we happen to ride the same size bike, so maybe the tallboy is for both of us so I'll have a XC FS bike. On the first ride he loved it, he's ridden several bikes and he picked this as THE bike he wanted. From my perspective I was more than happy to buy it for him. It handles very very well an yes boost spacing is noticeable and does make a difference. It tracks the switchbacks confidently and easily holds it's line. Suspension is very easy to adjust for any terrain and makes it a bike you can climb well on, keeping it a real XC machine. The Sram 1X system is a must, I run it on my highball as well. It's held up through some pretty good abuse. The fox fork is very capable and I have been pleased with it even thought it's not their highest end model. Overall the bike is a blast and easy to ride and I'll definitely recommend it if your looking for a full suspension XC ride with a proper groupset that doesn't break the bank. I am 5'7" and my son is 5'5" and we ride a size M just great. the sizing chart I don't think is very accurate as Santa Cruz runs a little small. Feel free to contact me with any questions on the tallboy or fit. kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Br

Kyle Brwrote a review of on September 15, 2016

5 5

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

The ASRc is a tad bigger than some of the other bikes I'd been riding but certainly didn't feel like it. Very light on the road and easy to maneuver. I rode with a 120 fork which I would recommend, and a 50 stem. Part of why it may have handled so well is that I was on a small which uses a 27.5 wheel, M and up use a 29. There are not many 650b options in good cross country frames so it's a nice setup. Yeti did a great job getting back into the XC field with the ASRc, I was a little skeptical when I first rode one last year. I thought maybe they would throw together something to put out there but thats definitely not the case. It competes with the tallboy very well and I have been a big fan of the tallboy for some time. I had an X01 setup with XT brakes which was great. I'm sure it would be even better with eagle. If you have questions on builds, compatibility or anything on the ASR feel free to contact me kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Br

Kyle Brwrote a review of on September 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For me this pump was a luxury, could I have lived without it? Probably but really getting the pressure spot on is really very nice. The gauge is nice and big, super easy to read. The pump action was very smooth and easy to pump. It's one of those things that now that I own one I couldn't live without.

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