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 other big news at Yeti is the launch of the Big Top. Yeti debuted their new 29er at this year’s Sea Otter Classic, and it should be available to buy within weeks. UK RRP for the frame is £1,000.
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.