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.