My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

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My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

Postby newbie_biker » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:57 pm

Yeti ARC

Chris King headset (with lifetime warranty)
Salsa seat clamp
Thomson Seatpost
Shimano XT bottom bracket
Weight = 1.5kg

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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby wowtaylor » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:27 pm

I like the way the seat stays and chain stays are made.

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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby paulneenan76 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 23:15 pm

This was a great choice. A very nice and light XC frame. Get some nice 100mm SIDS or Rebas on it and your laughing. Will be very good for your local area.

Happy building.

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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby newbie_biker » Sun Jan 06, 2013 09:07 am

Here is the donor bike which is a 2009 Boardman HT Team, everything on it is like new and I picked it up for £400. Once the parts have been taken off and put on the Yeti I want to sell the frame and try make a little money back.

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Parts that will be donated to the Yeti are:

Rock Shox Reba SL forks
SRAM X7 rear mechs
SRAM X7 front mech (3 X 9)
SRAM X7 Shifters
Avid Juicy 5 brakes
Ritchey Pro Handlebars
Ritchey Pro Hoops
Carbon fibre bottlecage

Hopefully I will be picking up a new saddle soon and changing the tyres to a pair of Scawalbe Racing Ralph.
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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby Tintin rize » Sun Jan 06, 2013 09:12 am

Look like a good job mate :D
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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby paulneenan76 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:06 am

Blimey pedalworks are better than i would expect - Free frame build/swop - you lucky man.

I'm not knocking your build but personally, I would have ridden the Boardman for a while and eased myself back in to riding again (unless the Boardman doesn't fit or the frame is damaged of course) as its a good frame with good spec.
Each to their own of course :)

Oh and the only poor review I ever saw on the 456 was MBUK'S, which was confused and contradicted their previous review. Incidentally, you've purchased an XC hardtail and an XC hardtail frame (though it is slack), whereas the 456 you previously considered is something different altogether.

I look forward to seeing it built and seeing you out on the trails soon. Charge spoon and On Ones big nose are great saddles under £30. Not sure the Ralph's would be my 1st choice for the conditions you'll be riding though.

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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby newbie_biker » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:44 pm

paulneenan76 wrote:Blimey pedalworks are better than i would expect - Free frame build/swop - you lucky man.

I'm not knocking your build but personally, I would have ridden the Boardman for a while and eased myself back in to riding again (unless the Boardman doesn't fit or the frame is damaged of course) as its a good frame with good spec.

I look forward to seeing it built and seeing you out on the trails soon. Charge spoon and On Ones big nose are great saddles under £30. Not sure the Ralph's would be my 1st choice for the conditions you'll be riding though.

Paul


Yeah, they are top lads. Very helpful and and easy to talk to.

I am riding the Boardman until payment for the Yeti is finished, then I will move the parts over. Personally, I don't see the need to stockpile a bunch of parts for it, It also gives some more time to look around and consider other options.

Someone else recommended the Charge Spoon as well as yourself so I'm going to look into it, I'm not completely sold on the Ralphs yet, there are other choices and I'm also considering the Nobby Nic, Rocket Ron and Maxxis Swamp thing tyres. There are so many to choose from it just boggles the mind!
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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 13:48 pm

Interestingly the Boardman may be no heavier a frame ;-)

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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby newbie_biker » Sun Jan 06, 2013 14:36 pm

supersonic wrote:Interestingly the Boardman may be no heavier a frame ;-)


Maybe, but I'm still going to stick with my Yeti, it's more exclusive than the Boardman. Lots of people have had Boardmans here but how many can claim they have a Yeti? :wink:

Btw Super, loving the stealth looking Zaskar. How much did that set you back?
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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 14:54 pm

Is that something you really want to claim?

How they ride is a much more important.

Still you do have a CK headset, that'll make it ride much better.

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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby newbie_biker » Sun Jan 06, 2013 15:41 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:Is that something you really want to claim?

How they ride is a much more important.

Still you do have a CK headset, that'll make it ride much better.


Hopefully at the end of it all it should be a great ride, the CK headset is just one aspect of the ride and I need to make sure it doesn't have the little niggles the Boardman came with like sticky brakes which decreased roll, the dropouts at the back didn't feel aligned and going to have the cables looked at to make sure it shifts efficiently. Still, nothing seems to be corroded or worn out on the Boardman and almost every single part looks new so can't complain.

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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby raceface gt » Sun Jan 06, 2013 15:59 pm

Nice Yeti defo has potential

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Re: Finally purchased a new frame (picture and details)

Postby newbie_biker » Sun Jan 06, 2013 17:44 pm

raceface gt wrote:Nice Yeti defo has potential


Thanks man. Your Spesh is very nice btw, I'm sure that colour turns heads.

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Re: My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

Postby newbie_biker » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:04 pm

Been thinking about what I want to upgrade once all the parts have been fitted to the Yeti and I decided some nice rims are going to be next, luckily everything on the Boardman I purchased is in good condition so I pretty sure I can sell the existing rims.

These are what I have my eye on next.

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Re: My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Jan 08, 2013 00:51 am

Why on earth would you want to put such heavy wheels on a (relatively) lightweight XC frame?

You know those wheels will probably be much the same weight as the ones you're taking off the boardman right? If not a bit heavier.

I absolutely love the fact that it seems like you have decided that the best way to fix a few teething problems with the Boardman is to get a heavier frame and heavier wheels. I'd not say that an alloy frames HT Yeti is any more "exclusive" than a boardman. It's certainly more expensive though.

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Re: My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

Postby WindyG » Tue Jan 08, 2013 07:48 am

Is this build based on looks or performance?

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Re: My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

Postby newbie_biker » Tue Jan 08, 2013 09:40 am

Cat With No Tail wrote:Why on earth would you want to put such heavy wheels on a (relatively) lightweight XC frame?

You know those wheels will probably be much the same weight as the ones you're taking off the boardman right? If not a bit heavier.

I absolutely love the fact that it seems like you have decided that the best way to fix a few teething problems with the Boardman is to get a heavier frame and heavier wheels. I'd not say that an alloy frames HT Yeti is any more "exclusive" than a boardman. It's certainly more expensive though.


Well I've been told it's my last day and after today I'm going to get laid off so I'm going to have to dock this showboat, I'll come back and chat to ya'all after I've wallowed in some self pity.

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Re: My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

Postby paulneenan76 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:55 am

That's terrible news. Best of luck.
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Re: My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Jan 08, 2013 13:08 pm

On the bright side, the Boardman is the better bike anyway.

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Re: My 1st build - Yeti ARC (picture and details)

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 14:34 pm

Cat With No Tail wrote:On the bright side, the Boardman is the better bike anyway.


Im not sure about "better" but its certainly not worth the upgrade. Im sorry about the job. If you can take the yeti back to the shop then do so. Providing all is ok with the boardman, you have a perfectly capable bike. They may be from halfords but they are superb. Ive ridden the pro ht and couldnt believe how nice it was. The yeti is basically swapping like for like. It gives you no advantage over the boardman really aside from a more desirable name (debatable). The geometry means you dont have any more scope to play around with suspension like you would with the 456, for example.

Reading up on basic maintenance will fix your sticking callipers and cables.

Oh and as for the CK headset......only buy that shoot when you have nothing left to upgrade on your bike and are simply desperate to spend cash on it as there is nothing else to get!

Something like this http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HSFSOMX/fsa ... mx_headset would have been perfect at a fraction of the cost.

I hope things turn out ok for you. Best of luck.


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