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chasewrote a review of on October 17, 2018

5 5

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

I rode a Demo out of Yeti HQ in golden to see if it was something I would consider for my next bike. Short answer is, yes... This will most likely be my next bike. I was very impressed with its climbing efficiency. It chugs along very nice and efficiently as expected and clears obstacles with ease. The most impressive part however was the downhill. I pointed this thing down a fairly gnarly rocky decent and it just gobbled the majority of it up with no problems. Now there were a few butt pucker moments when I was reminded that I was on a XC inspired bike but at that point it had already far exceeded what I thought it was capable of. I was just pushing to see how far I could go. When I got to the bottom I checked the o-rings on the suspension. The fork had pretty much all the travel used which I expected but I was surprised to see that the rear still had a decent amount of travel left to use. All in all, this is an amazing bike and I really think Yeti knocked it out of the park. If you ride enough chunky trail and are scared of the short travel but don't want a 140/150 bike, throw a 130 fork on this thing and let er eat.