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SCOTTwrote a review of on January 15, 2018

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have owned this and a 9.8 Fall Line, and they both failed. They use the same guts and brake mechanism, so it is no surprise they had the same results. I personally would have not chosen this post, but it came as part of a Yeti build from BC.

Unfortunately now that it has failed, I have been without a post for 6 weeks. You have to senf it to BackCountry, then they send it to RaceFace. RF inspects and either repairs or ships a replacement back to BC. Then BC ships you the post.

After all that, they didn't send me a lever, so I STILL don't have a post. What a ruse.

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SCOTTwrote a review of on February 12, 2017

If you only own one bike.........
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It should be the SB5!

I am 6'-3" and the XL is a perfect fit. I think with a shorter stem a rider 6'-1" could easily fit an XL. I put 44 miles in the first 3 days of owning this bike and I have to say its the closest thing to an XC bike that can still handle bombing downhills too!

Seat: Replace it immediately!

Grips:Replace immediately. They provide zero cushion. I went with ESI Extra Chunky

Fork:The Fox weight/PSI chart is close, but I need to do some tuning and try less air. Not getting full travel right now.

Turbine Dropper:WARNING, open it up and inspect it for lube. Mine was bone dry inside! After riding this week it was "sticking" when coming back up. Funny thing about moving parts, they need grease/lube!

Wheels:At 215 pounds, the stock wheels were begging for mercy. I replaced them with a set of Stans Flows.

Switch Infinity:This is my first Yeti and first time on this technology. It is the TRUTH! I raced a time trial yesterday. 34 miles and 5000 feet of climbing and I never once locked out the rear shock. It climbs THAT well due to the Infinity link. I was blown away!

Tires:I actually don't mind the Ardent. THere are tires I definitely like better (cough, Nobby Nick, cough) but these did well in my time trial. They hooked up well, even in downhill sections that we hit 35+ mph.

Any questions, just reply and ask. I am loving this bike so far!!!

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SCOTTwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These were great to start. The sole is stiff but still comfortable on long rides. Great fit and true to size. BUT, the insoles are junk. Paper thin. So thin you can feel the tips of the cleat screws in the bottom of your foot. Sadly after only 3 months of owning them the side of my foot brushed a tree (not hard enough to even bruise my foot) and the side of the shoe filleted open. In hindsight the shoe material is really thin and weak. Whether they're just made cheap or they were being weight conscious they simply fell apart too easily.

Thankfully BackCountry was very helpful and very expedient in handling the warranty. They have me an immediate store credit and replaced these with the Shimano XC-90. IMO, for less money and a carbon sole, the XC 90 has been a much better shoe for me so far!

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