Yeti ASRc Review

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We thought it was time for some more info on our webpage so why not start with a review of one of the newest and most fun bikes in the shop!

Yeti has release a few great bikes over the past couple of months significantly reviewing their line up to continue bringing us incredible bikes. The three key bikes are the new and improved ASRc, the SB5 and the SB6. With the great success and ton of reviews surrounding the SB5 and SB6 we thought we would offer a view on the ASRc.

The ASRc offers 120mm front and 100mm rear suspension and with its full carbon frame it is a light weight race machine with a fun element. Weighing in at only 11kg without trying to make it lightweight it creates a fun bike with great acceleration.

Having ridden and raced a few S-Works Epics over the past three years I am use to great acceleration and awesome handling but the ASRc takes it to the next level! The 120mm forks creates a much more relaxed head angle of 69 degrees and while I may reduce the travel to 100mm for racing it does create versatility without creating compromise.

As with all the Yetis we sell there is the ability to customise every element of the build. On this occasion I have gone with a SRAM X01 1×11 build using the alloy X1 crank set. For braking it is the most reliable brake on the market the Shimano XT with 160 rotors front and back keeping weight down and still providing ample braking power. For the wheels I have put my old Mavic SLR wheels on. I love these and while I will upgrade to the new Mavic Crossmax SL the current wheels provide a great stiff option without breaking the bank on a set of carbon hoops.

To check out the new Yeti range come in and see us at Wembley Cycles to work out which bike suits you best. The SB5 is on the show floor and the SB6 will be in soon.

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Weekly Windup 2/5

Here is a sneaky look at the cool stuff that came through our front door this week…

Limited Edition Saddles

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We received three Specialized Edition saddles; a ‘red is faster’ Toupe, a ‘stay corked’ Romin and a ‘Belgian classic’ leather Chicane. All three are 143 width and come with matching tape.

Cavendish Limited Edition Run

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Our limited run of Cavendish apparel and components arrived. This includes an S-Works Evade helmet, S-Works shoe and a Cavendish kit with matching gloves. Best of all, it matches our store colours beautifully!

Stumpjumper Evo 650B

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Specialized have replaced the popular Stumpy Evo 26 (that so many of our staff own) with a 650B version.

Similar to the 26” Evo, it features 150mm of travel combined with a low bottom bracket and slack head angle, meaning it rips jumps and corners. By adding 650B wheels it rolls a touch quicker and ensures wheels and tyres to suit will be easy to come by in the future. Our staff are also very pleased that the bike now comes with Shimano brakes!

This is an ideal bike for those who ride trails of the Gunjin/Luvin Shovels style, and is the perfect steed for Gravity Enduro races.

 

All of these awesome products shots are courtesy of Brad Serls Photography. Head on over to his Facebook and have a gander at some great riding, portrait and architecture shots.

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More Cav Goodness

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We have just landed a limited run of Specialized Edition Cavendish gear.

This includes the Evade helmet, S-Works road shoes, Toupe saddle (with tape) and riding kit (jersey, bibs and gloves).

Be quick!

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Specialized Edition Cavendish Venge

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Yep. Brad Serls photo.

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Rocky Mountain Sale!

 

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Rocky Mountain Vertex and Element models are on sale for April only. Limited sizes are available, so be quick!

Vertex 950 RSL – was $3699 now $2499 (medium in store)
Vertex 970 RSL – was $4299 now $3299 (large in store)
Vertex 990 RSL – was $5999 now $3999 (medium in store)

Element 930 – was $3199 now $2199
Element 950 – was $3999 now $2699
Element 950 RSL – was $4999 now $2999
Element 970 RSL – was $6149 now $4299

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Ex-Demo Sale

We have a few ex-demo/staff bikes going out for a steal.

2014 Specialized Tarmac Expert 54cm Saxo.
Ultegra 11spd, as new condition with less than 500km on the clock.
RRP $2999 take it home for only $1899.

2013 S-Works Epic XLarge Blk/Red
SRAM XX1, done half a dozen events.
RRP $9999 take it home for only $5000.

2012 S-Works Epic Small Blk/Wht
XTR, used as a test bike.
RRP $9999 take it home for only $4500.

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Wembley Cycles Racing Update

As you have probably noticed, we are very proud of the athletes that we support. The weekend just past was a great one for Wembley Cycles Racing, so we wanted to share some of their stories.

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Chris and Declan raced the XC Marathon National Champs at Mt Joyce in QLD. Both put in gutsy rides to finish 18th and 21st respectively against Australia’s best.

On the gravity side Shaun competed in the first WA State DH round at the Goatfarm MTB Park. Despite feeling a bit beat up after a long stint racing and riding over East and in NZ, Shaun put in a good run for 9th place. He then proceeded to crash his brains out in the toughest rock garden on the track during his Top 30 run, and did some damage to his ribs. Check out the crash here, wild! We hope you heal up soon Shaun!

On the tarmac the Duffield twins had a great result at the Batavia Triathlon in Geraldton, while Ben took a win at the final round of the WA Triathlon series in Hillarys.

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Congratulations to you all, legends!

We are looking forward to a strong performance from the team at the Jorgenson Park 4 Hour next Sunday!

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Specialized Edition Burry Stander Epic

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This is 9/150, size large.

To read more about the Burry Stander Limited Edition Epic WC click here.

To make it yours, (08) 9381 4446.

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Crossmax Crazy

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It is no secret that we are big Mavic fans. But now we have officially gone Crossmax crazy…

Keen on a new set of hoops for your trail/AM bike? Come and see us to demo a set of Crossmax Enduro wheels in either 26 or 27. They are stiff, light, easy to work on and yellow. What more could you want?

If your feet feel left out, we have also just landed a size run of the Crossmax shoes. Our first impression is that they fit like a glove! These shoes are hugely popular in Europe with the enduro crowd, we think that this is for a good reason….

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Cool Stuff of the Week

Can’t believe that it is Friday again (although no complaining, bring on a  long weekend of riding!)

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Not a bird, not a plane… its the Specialized Turbo!

Our big arrival for the week was the new Specialized Turbo e-bike. If you live a little too far from work to ride then this is a great alternative to taking the car, with no sweating required! Or perhaps you like the idea of being able to climb hills at 25kph with ease?

We undertook specific training on the Turbo on Wednesday night, so have a chat with one of our staff for details or alternatively check out the Specialized website to learn more about the Turbo. We have a medium sized Turbo to demo and a large coming for stock. If you are interested drop in and take our demo model for a ride!

We also have the Fatboy (or Phatboy as we are calling it) now in stock in size medium. We often hear riders talk about getting a beach cruiser for summer. This bike is literally a beach cruiser as the fat tyres allow you to ride on almost any surface, including soft sand. The versatility of this bike is simply amazing, it has everything from mountain bike races to cruises with the kids covered.

In case you missed the pictures, we have received our new shop kit. This is a pro level kit made by Ventou. Our staff have all given it two thumbs up for quality and fit. We also have a classic fit jersey that is a slightly relaxed fit, making it great for the casual mountain biker.  Mens and ladies cuts available in store now!

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We have also received a large order of Schwable tyres, with more due in the coming week. This includes their innovative new The One road tyre, along with all of their famous MTB offerings including the Hans Dampf, Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph across all three wheel sizes. Mountain bikers, this sticky rubber WILL help you cope with the loose summer gravel.

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Our former staff member Sarah picked up her new Amira Pro Lululemon Replica, which she quickly named ‘Lulu’. This bike is pretty cool, to the point where it has many of our male staff members wishing they made a mens bike in this colour way…

Justin also received his new S-Works Allez. Yes, you read correctly; an aluminium S-Works level road bike! This bike well and truly deserves the S-Works name, it is insanely light and carries a top spec. We have a 56cm in stock, you will not believe the price.

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Enjoy the long weekend everyone, happy riding.

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