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Old 01-06-2014, 03:40 PM   #6182
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Niice bike man, lookin real good . That place looks like a great spot to ride at I'm rockin the maxxis ardent on my bike too
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That sounds like the perfect build! Awesome!

Thanks guys! I was able to get in about 50 miles last week, and this bike just rips!! Zero complaints.
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Just picked this baby up this week for a sweet price from competitive cyclist! SB 66c. I smile every time I point this thing down hill! Show off your Mountain Bike!!!-uploadfromtaptalk1389249030898.jpg

I'm also selling my 2012 575 if anyone's interested.Show off your Mountain Bike!!!-uploadfromtaptalk1389249062793.jpg
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:04 AM   #6184
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Just picked this baby up this week for a sweet price from competitive cyclist! SB 66c. I smile every time I point this thing down hill! Attachment 250117

I'm also selling my 2012 575 if anyone's interested.Attachment 250123
Nice man!! I just built up an SB66c myself.. Just a few posts up.. Anyhow, freaking love this thing!
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anyone else gona be out at the first southridge winter series race this weekend in Fontana, CA? if so lets do a few practice runs together down the DH course
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Nice man!! I just built up an SB66c myself.. Just a few posts up.. Anyhow, freaking love this thing!
Nice! How do you like the 1x11?? Mine comes in at 29.02 pounds. Thinking of changing the front tire to a 2.4 nobby nic instead of hansdamf. Was hoping to get her down to high 27 - low 28s but in the end it doesn't matter ha ha. I guess word on the street is Yeti is stopping the production on the 66 altogether cause everyone wants 27 or 29ers. Which is fine with me because I got this bike for a steal and hopefully will alow me to get some carbon wheels to go along with her for cheap.
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anyone else gona be out at the first southridge winter series race this weekend in Fontana, CA? if so lets do a few practice runs together down the DH course
Always wanted to race Fontana but it's always full on winter here when the race comes up and I'm not good at planning ahead. The course looks sweet. I've always wanted to "ride the wall" and see if I could throw up at the finish!

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Old 01-09-2014, 04:39 PM   #6188
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Nice! How do you like the 1x11?? Mine comes in at 29.02 pounds. Thinking of changing the front tire to a 2.4 nobby nic instead of hansdamf. Was hoping to get her down to high 27 - low 28s but in the end it doesn't matter ha ha. I guess word on the street is Yeti is stopping the production on the 66 altogether cause everyone wants 27 or 29ers. Which is fine with me because I got this bike for a steal and hopefully will alow me to get some carbon wheels to go along with her for cheap.
The 1x11 is awesome man!! Nice getting rid of the front der, while still having a full range of gears... Helps keep weight down. I recently swapped my rotors to ICE Techs, and plan on changing out the front tire from wire bead Minion DHF to a folding bead DHF.. That alone should shed a bit of weight.. Next up will be the new e*13 TRS-R wheels when they come out. When it's all said and done, I expect her to be around 27.5.. She's current'y a hair under 28.5...

Yep, heard the same thing.. Honestly, I've ridden 650b, and didn't notice a big difference at all.. So I am just fine with 26.. Before I picked up this bike I demo'd a Pivot Mach 6 carbon for a week, and it was an amazing bike.. However I don't think it was because of the larger wheels...
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:30 PM   #6189
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The 1x11 is awesome man!! Nice getting rid of the front der, while still having a full range of gears... Helps keep weight down. I recently swapped my rotors to ICE Techs, and plan on changing out the front tire from wire bead Minion DHF to a folding bead DHF.. That alone should shed a bit of weight.. Next up will be the new e*13 TRS-R wheels when they come out. When it's all said and done, I expect her to be around 27.5.. She's current'y a hair under 28.5...

Yep, heard the same thing.. Honestly, I've ridden 650b, and didn't notice a big difference at all.. So I am just fine with 26.. Before I picked up this bike I demo'd a Pivot Mach 6 carbon for a week, and it was an amazing bike.. However I don't think it was because of the larger wheels...
Awesome, I would have loved to get a 1x11 but didn't ask if competitive cyclist could throw one in instead of the xt. Oh well I'm just happy to have the shadow plus derailleur which makes everything so quiet. But yeah I love this bike so far. Climbing is effortless and the downhill makes me smile like a kid.
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I guess word on the street is Yeti is stopping the production on the 66 altogether cause everyone wants 27 or 29ers.
This may be old news here but I was suprised to hear it, Giant is going to all 650b.

First impressions: Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:37 PM   #6191
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This may be old news here but I was suprised to hear it, Giant is going to all 650b.

First impressions: Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5
Yup, sounds like thats the way most manufactures are heading.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:52 PM   #6192
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Yup, sounds like thats the way most manufactures are heading.
And watch, in a few years, they'll be pumping 26 inch wheels as the latest and greatest... Gotta switch things up every so often to keep sales up.. Marketing
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:09 PM   #6196
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Fontana course was fun this weekend! Sold my Intense Tracer 275 to another racer immediately after my race run lol as much as i loved the 650B wheels i got another bike coming hopefully by this week stay tuned last photo with her today

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Fontana course was fun this weekend! Sold my Intense Tracer 275 to another racer immediately after my race run lol as much as i loved the 650B wheels i got another bike coming hopefully by this week stay tuned last photo with her today
Did you catch that PB video? That was crazy!
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I've narrowed down my bike #15 purchase vs. build to 1 of these 2.....carbon hardtail or aluminum FS, both pretty much same SLX setups with same Fox fork


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Really torn about choice....I have an aluminum FS but no carbon hardtail. I have no 29er & don't see the need for 650b regardless of it's growing popularity. Too close to 26's in wheel size. I want something more different. Kinda fancying that Fox'd up FS but the lighter carbon HT with same Fox fork is really beckoning. The FS has the Fizik seat and 2.25's, both have Schwalb Racing Ralph tires, the HT has XT cranks instead of SLX. Just gonna be XC single track moderate terrain ridden by 50+ guy and no Red Bull Xgames stunt shit.........and both are available at killer inside deal at cost within $60 of each other. Not gonna be 2800. If the HT just had the Fiziik seat or the FS had the XT cranks, dammit can't decide.........Anyone got 2 cents to help make up my mind?

Oh yeah, my buddy has both in his demo trailer so the test rides will most likely be determining factor but still welcome opinions. I will also give the 650b's a ride but unless there is some supernatural wow factor involved, which I'm doubting, it'll still be a 29er purchase. Gotta stop looking at the cool ass cross bikes too....bike 16?
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If you already have a FS that you like, I would go HT. I have 2 bikes, a FS 26er and a HT 29er, and it works out pretty well. If I had 2 FS bikes, it would make the choice of which one to ride more difficult.
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Yeah, I have a 2002 Giant XTC Pro FS 26er, it is dated a bit and freshly rebuilt and performs stellar for what I do with it, love it. Got pivot sets so it can hang for some time. I'm leaning towards the carbon HT but that FS is very tempting tho.
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