Wants to go as fast as you do.
Yeti Cycles is well aware that plenty of ladies shred out there, which is why it has a whole lineup of women's specific Beti bikes catered to female rippers. The Beti's don't deviate all that much from their brothers though, which is a good thing, with the only real differences being in the saddle department and a shock tune for a slightly lighter weight rider. So if you're in the market for a new XC bike and you ride a size medium or large, we'd ask that you have a good long look at the ASR Beti 29 GX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike as it'll have you in good hands as you speed along your favorite trail network. Utilizing the same geometry and featherweight carbon fiber as in the men's line, you'll quickly be setting new PR's on familiar trails and conquering lines that might have given you difficulties in the past.
This particular ASR Beti's carbon construction saves some significant cash versus the Turq models, which uses a slightly higher carbon modulus to save weight. Rest assured that the same frame molds and meticulous layup are implemented that reinforce key stress points along the frame without adding any unnecessary bulk. This results in a lightweight frameset that's every bit as strong as the Turq models saving you cash for weekend riding trips and races. The frame weighs in just shy of 5 pounds and its single-pivot suspension system gives it a super supple and plush stroke adding traction both on the climbs and on the descents.
One thing that Yeti has over most cross-country bikes is the ability to tame tougher trails which makes it perform well as a day-in-day-out machine. The trails around the Golden, CO headquarters are rugged and the sub 70-degree headtube angle lets this bike dabble where most cross-country rigs suffer. This provides more confidence and along with its 29-inch wheels and the improved rollover ability, helps reduce the feeling of going over the bars when the trail gets steep and rough. Further bolstering your downhill prowess, a Race Face dropper post helps get the saddle out of the way.
As with the ASR, the ASR Beti eschews Yeti's applauded Switch Infinity in favor of a significantly lighter single-pivot suspension. Not only does this design save weight for efficiency, it also simplifies regular maintenance for riders and racers servicing their own bike. The exceptionally stiff carbon frame and swingarm complement the lightweight suspension platform, translating into uncompromising acceleration for going fast when it counts. It also lowers the barrier of entry and along with the Mavic Crossride wheels, SRAM GX transmission, Race Face cockpit, and RockShox Reba fork, you have a bike that's high in value and chomping at the bit to help you go faster on the trails.
- An XC rig that has trail chops
- 4 inches of plush single pivot travel softens hits
- Moderate head tube angle adds confidence on steep descents
- Carbon construction is quite durable and lowers weight
- Dropper post adds to its descending ability
- RockShox Reba fork and SRAM GX group add value
- 29-inch wheels and medium and large frame sizes only