Yeti were showing off the latest version of their 575 all-mountain bike at this week's Cycle Show 2010 at Earls Court in London.
The new 575 is harder hitting – to position it clearly between Yeti's 5in-travel ASR5 trail bike and burlier 7in-travel ASR7 – and, unusually for the bike industry, actually slightly heavier than the old version (weights TBC).
New features include a tapered head tube, ISCG tabs, double row bearings on the main pivot and geometry designed around a 150mm rather than 140mm-travel fork. Rear travel is still 146mm – 5.75in.
While the previous version had a full-carbon rear end, the new swingarm combines composite seatstays with more durable aluminium chainstays. You can run a 142mm through-axle or quick-release rear hub, and there's internal cable routing through the driveside chainstay. UK RRP is £1,699.
We like the neat ISCG tabs and front mech mount on Yeti's new 575
The Big Top combines an alloy front end with a carbon fibre rear triangle and is designed to take a 100mm fork. It uses the same dropouts as the 575, and can also be set up as a singlespeed. See our first look article for more details.