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Marcel

Marcel

Marcel

Marcelwrote a review of on May 8, 2015

coming apart after a few rides
1 5

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

I was really excited about these mtb shorts until the seams started to come apart after a few rides.

Seems started to split in the crotch area, and right now I have backcountry telling me to contact TLD directly and TLD telling me to contact the dealer!

Fortunately, after talking to BC warranty department they will take care of me! Disappointed with durability of this short, not sure if this was a one off or bigger quality problem! Will try something else next!

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Marcel

Marcelwrote a review of on September 12, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I upgraded my EA70 XC 685mm handlebar to this after a month or so riding my SB66C! This is the older version 711mm, the new version is 740mm and 750mm for the 35 version.

The carbon bars feels much easier on your hands and I get a much better feel of the trail I'm riding but at the same time it's not hard on your hands and I can ride longer, harder and I won't be as sore as I would on my original alloy version.

I'm short and don't have much reach at 5'5" and regular sized arms for my height, so the 711mm is a good width but definitely not wide enough for a faster/quicker all mountain/enduro type of riding if you are a bigger person!

With all that said, it was a great upgrade and worthy upgrade, like I said much better riding feel compared to alloy! Only 4 stars because I wish it was wider since you can always make it smaller if you need to!

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Marcelwrote a review of on May 13, 2014

so far so good
5 5

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

I've only taken this bike for a short 10 mile ride. The price is very good for a xt/xtr carbon bike even though it's a 26". The bike shifts flawlessly, brakes without much effort and it's incredibly light. This custom build by backcountry is very well thought they put some xtr components where wear is not much of a problem (crankset, shifters and rear derailleur ), I'd have liked xtr brakes as well but xt brakes are awesome too!

The 6" travel is amazing and I can see I will be able to drop from anything I'm able too without any problems, I can definitely say that this bike can stomp big airs, higher than I can !

The cable routing in this yeti is not the best around, but it works, there will be some cable rub if you don't use some protection in the frame, this frame is very prone to marks so some clear protection will be welcome! I'm not sure why the build guys decided to route the left shifter cable straight down the bottom of the top tube instead of across the head tube first, but that was no big deal and it took 5 minutes to re-route across the head tube to reduce cable rub.

The packaging and shipment was very good, the bike arrived in perfect condition and the brakes and shifters were working very well, I only had to do some minor adjustments in the rear derailleur stop limits. But the suspension was way off for me, so if you don't have one yet get a shock pump to dial the suspension to your liking and riding style!

Btw, the head tube was the perfect spot for my patriot goat! :-)

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