testing the Yeti SB-66, self-portrait
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testing the Yeti SB-66, self-portrait

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  • + 14
 Love the contrast of your shirt and the bike against the dank NW background.
  • + 10
 Matching shirt and bike? Next level balling!
  • + 1
 So who makes the jersey?
  • + 3
 Dakine - its a couple seasons old.
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 Jeez, these Sb66s can buck...
  • + 1
 been there, done that! well worth it!
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 Fantastic photo dude.

Good to see and hear of someone kicking the crap out of an SB and saying good things. I was beginning to think that everyone only had bad things to say about them ( altho I might be saying this to early with your review just round the corner)

Iv also put mine through the mill a few times and it's holding up well, hit a few nice size drops aswell... (few pics in my profile)

Looking forward to your review dude!!
  • + 3
 I was thinking the same. It often reads like the guys who test the bikes love them, but the general public have issues.
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 It doesnt matter if you think you want one or not. Im a downhiller, just trust me on this one suggestion. Go ride an SB-66. Find an LBS doing a demo day or a friend who has one. Just jump on one for an hour. You will have a blast!
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  • + 4
 B Rad! Yet another classic shot....epitome of rider and photographer and builder wrapped in one! One of a kind!!!
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 That has got to be the best damn backyard on earth. Not your average AM bike tester.........great pic!
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 I immediatly thought it was an sb-66, even from the thumbnail! good job yeti :p
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 the yeti sb66 brings a self portrait system?? and you´re testing it? :p great photo
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 If you thinking of a present for me Brad this Christmas, I will take that photo blown up and framed please Thank You Chris.
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 Some guy at Yeti is chewing on his finger nails right now.
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 My 66 rips, haven't had a minutes trouble out of it.
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 Wow, Nice work with the timing!
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  • + 1
 That looks pretty aggro. Sweet shot!
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  • + 0
 So excited to move to Bellingham this fall! Great photo, love the fact it's a self portrait. I do the same
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 In Search of : knee pad sponsor
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 Just finished building my SB66, could not be more stoked to ride it now!
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 I wanna know where he's landing!
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  • + 1
 There's quite a lot of 'WANT' in this photo
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 AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
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 BOOM! Haha my AM bike can't beat up your AM bike...
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 Yea but you probably had to pay for your little bike. Brad, probly not.
  • + 2
 Actually Steve, that's the guy that gets me the bikes! I think he just meant that an all-mountain bike isn't usually expected to take drops. In this case, Yeti did name it the SB (Super Bike), so it better be able to handle a few drops.
  • + 1
 So how did the SB-66 hold up to your abuse?
  • + 6
 Still alive and kicking strong. Not a single issue with any component in 4 months of hard use and various weather conditions. I seriously haven't touched this bike with a wrench since the day I got it. Never done anything to the pivots, not lubed or anything. Review to follow soon.
  • + 0
 Any news on the review?? Really looking forward to what you have to say.
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 nice, how did you triggered the cam?
  • + 19
 LAZERS! On sharks....
  • + 8
 pew pew pew
  • + 1
 Actually its an intervalometer. Although sharks with lasers sounds much more exciting.
  • + 2
 I wish it were as easy as an intervalometer. It actually is laser triggered.
  • + 2
 Time machine! Saving up to get one myself, any recommendations as to configuration?
  • + 1
 @bradwalton oh neat. How much are those guys?
  • + 1
 @timkoerber wide bars, short stem, and lots of sick anodizing lol
  • + 1
 @riley-blott, I would never suffer the indignity of riding a stem longer than 50mm, but that's me. Wide bars, yeah to an extent. As to anodizing, I'd rather have a bike that was more stealth than bling. I could care less for flashy colors, not my thing.

My original comment was about time machine configuration.. additional shutter jacks, sensor inputs, etc. Seeing as Brad is the only person I've heard of with the system, I'd like to know what he's found to work well, and what extras he might recommend. After riding bikes around for more than 20 years, I think I have my bike setup pretty dialed at this point.
  • + 6
 The "infrared beam" works well for me, although they do have a two-laser sensor as well. Infrared beam uses a reflector to bounce the beam back to the sensor. Anything breaking the beam triggers the unit. The two-laser sensor may be an easier setup, but it's more wires to keep up with/hide in the image. Infrared beam reflector has driven me insane on more than one occasion trying to get it properly aligned, and you'll always want to have an extra 9V battery in your bag because at some point it will die in the middle of your shoot right after all your meticulous setup time. In general, most of these images take about two hours to get the desired photo. Be ready to pull your hair out in frustration. Even after many successful images, I still have issues about half the time that leaves me cursing trailside. The best is when people come across me on the trail while I'm cursing and pacing, tormented by this evil little device, making me that weird guy in the woods. Pretty satisfying when it all goes right though.
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 Dat pop of blue colour Big Grin
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 About time this got POD.!
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 Nice work B-Rad! Always pushing' it on all levels.
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 Dope pic! For a selfportrait it`s awesome!!
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  • + 2
 Yeti SB-66 FTW!!!
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 Must...ride...pnw...
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 Off camera flash?
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 it looks he is riding in the heaven... .
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