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Bike Check: Robin Goomes' Yeti SB165 - Audi Nines 2021

Aug 28, 2021
by Samantha Saskia Dugon  

Rider Name // Robin Goomes
Age: 25
Hometown: Rotorua, NZ
Height: 160cm
Weight: 60kg
Instagram: @robin_riding_hood

Yeti SB165
Frame: Yeti SB165, Small
Fork: DVO Onyx DC, 100psi, max tokens, LSC 4, HSC Open, Rebound -26
Rear Shock: DVO Jade X, 500 spring, 7 clicks rebound from slow, 180psi
Wheels: Enve M9, DT Swiss 350 hubs
Tires: Maxxis DHF, DHR, 35psi front and back
Drivetrain: Truvativ Descendant Cranks, 32t Eagle chainring, Sram 7speed GX rear mech, Sram XO Shifter
Brakes: Sram Code RSC, 200mm rotor front & rear
Cockpit: Enve M9 770mm wide, Nukeproof 31.8, 40mm stem, ODI Longneck grips
Pedals: Deity TMAC Pedals
Saddle & Seatpost SDG I Beam Seatpost, SDG Apollo Saddle

Getting the tricks in on the Jam line here at Audi Nines

Robin Goomes' Green & Black Yeti SB165

Enve M9 Bars cut to 770mm

Enve carbon M9 Rims paired with MaxxisDHF/R's keep Robin rolling into every jump

Trading that Yeti blue for a nature green colourway.

DVO Oynx DC running 100psi

Author Info:
SaskiaD avatar

Member since Aug 16, 2012
62 articles

  • 49 2
 Great to see the smaller travel bikes being used at the big events, Ala, Buchanan at hardline. But there is never any mention of what fork travel people are running when using DC fork. I would have though this is the most interesting part of the equation?
  • 10 1
 Agree completely not sure why you where downvoted. Presumably it’s going to be about 190mm?
  • 3 23
flag Lololmalol (Aug 28, 2021 at 2:17) (Below Threshold)
 @enduroNZ: it’s for sure 203mm. It’s just here DH race bike, but used for flips haha
  • 12 17
flag stubs179 (Aug 28, 2021 at 6:59) (Below Threshold)
 @Lololmalol: she races that bike in DH events? Seams like a 165mm travel frame would be a huge disadvantage on a rougher DH course. I don’t care how good your gimmicky 165mm of travel works, there is no substitute for the missing travel.
  • 8 0
 A 200mm DC axle to crown is about equivalent to a 180mm SC So if she’s looking for ride height of a 170 it’s likely set at 190.
  • 4 22
flag OlSkoolJake (Aug 28, 2021 at 8:05) (Below Threshold)
 @stubs179: *blinks in single speed, hardtail, with 170mm up front*

I ride gnarly West Coast DH all day, everyday. What is this "missing travel" you speak of?
  • 13 5
 @OlSkoolJake: good for you? If you’re competitively racing DH on a 165mm travel frame, you are severely limiting yourself.
  • 8 0
 @stubs179: yeti don’t make a DH bike mate so she’s just running her best option
  • 11 63
flag OlSkoolJake (Aug 28, 2021 at 9:29) (Below Threshold)
 @stubs179: people have been telling me that for almost 40 years of riding. All the travel in the world is usless if you don't have bike handling experience.

You know that one bitch that you see at the trails. Riding a steel SS HT. Wearing some shitty band tee from 30 years ago. A pair of ratty Van's. Wearing cut-off jeans. Who is antisocial as f*ck. And blows by all the Endurobros while they stand staring at a feature that hasn't changed in 20 years. Yet they all stop to scope it, every, single, f*cking, time.... And generally makes you feel shit as a rider when you see them rip by?

I'm that bitch.
  • 29 1
 @OlSkoolJake: I guarantee you made all of that up
  • 15 2
 @OlSkoolJake: Cool.

So what podiums have we seen recently on a 165mm bike at a pro DH level? None you say? So travel is important I guess. That is the "missing travel" they're speaking of.

Nobody is doubting you can ride your bike where ever you want. You're getting personally defensive over something that was never about you. Enjoy the ride dude.

Also, you're 43 and people have been telling you to get longer travel for 40 years? Really? Right.

Edit; also the STP isn't steel.
  • 3 3
 @stubs179: lighter riders don’t necessarily need 200+ mm travel; suspension that’s tuned to the rider is key. … ever notice how Troy, Danny, and Laurie all manage to float through certain sections on rough courses? They’re not using the full travel on those rough sections due to riding style and what they can get away with in terms of setup re:spring rates and damping vs. heavier riders.

Also “seams” are related to sewing. The word you were looking for was “seems”.
  • 1 4
 @OlSkoolJake: YES THIS. Experience, and Commitment.
  • 2 0
 @Tarka: So which one of those riders are using 165mm bikes?

Nobody is going to deny better travel is better than more travel, but the bar to entry for a DH frame seems to be 190mm+. Tons of bikes of the past, such as the Commencals the Athertons were originally riding, were sub 190. There's a reason it's all leveled out around 200-220 across the board, from every brand, for every rider.

Basically what I'm getting at; the question was asked, where is the need for missing travel? There it is. If you feel you don't need 200mm for your park bike, that's cool, and nobody is trying to sell you anything.

So like, am I missing something? Dude said 165mm is a disadvantage on DH tracks. It is. Show me proof otherwise if otherwise is true, cause I'm not seeing it.
  • 5 1
 @sherbet: Audi Nines is not pro dh. It’s free ride / slope style, which for these jumps (super nice, clean, perfectly built) I’d think 165 would be better than 200 for flow and pump.
  • 2 0
 @Tarka: Read the comment again for the context of this discussion.

"she races that bike in DH events? Seams like a 165mm travel frame would be a huge disadvantage on a rougher DH course. I don’t care how good your gimmicky 165mm of travel works, there is no substitute for the missing travel."

The discussion is literally about this sort of bike being used within a DH race context. If you're using a sub 200mm bike for gravity sports, cool, but you don't need to be competitive so it's kind of irrelevant.
  • 1 0
 @Tarka: SEEMS you don’t know what this discussion is about?

Have you been watching Val De Sol? They’re probably wishing they had more? If you just ride Trestle or places like that than 165mm would be fine I guess.
  • 2 0
 @OlSkoolJake: that’s great. Not sure where you ride that sweet vintage SS but you won’t be passing me unless I’m stopped for a picnic.
  • 1 0
 @stubs179: no idea why you got downvoted. I own 2 bikes. Specialized Enduro (170mm) and commencal supreme (215mm). There absolutely is a massive difference between the 2 bikes on rough double black DH tracks. I'm actually faster on the Enduro on single blacks, blue and flow but when it comes to gnar and real DH trails it holds me back.
  • 2 0
 @OlSkoolJake: just checked your profile mate and wow ur just "shredding"hahahaha
  • 1 0
 @ThunderChunk: because Yeti and Forbidden fan boys. Haha
  • 4 0
 @Chase-loves-dh: even OlSkoolJake’s dog is looking back wondering why the f*ck he’s going so slow… that’s like animal abuse man.
  • 28 1
 What is the name of the dog?
  • 12 1
 These are the details we neeeed
  • 13 0
  • 6 0
 @enduroNZ: Where's Ezekiel?
  • 1 0
 @ratedgg13: I built a fire last night...
  • 2 1
 Scooby do
  • 6 5
 @enduroNZ: f*ck you Tony!
  • 7 4
 @ratedgg13: f*ck you Ezekiel!
  • 18 1
 Why is camera focused on the bike and not on the dog tho?
  • 13 1
 Specs on the dog needed pronto
  • 9 0
 4 legs, barks, descends like a dh bike, climbs like an xc bike from 2015
  • 9 0
 The Onyx fork looks like a saddle…
  • 4 0
 It's the new 100psi saddle
  • 1 0
 100 psi ?!! There is no way to ride it at 100 psi!!!!
  • 1 0
 @fracasnoxteam: when your hitting big jumps, 100 psi saddles are imperative.
  • 2 0
 What the hell is in the water in Mew Zealand for them to produce such amazing riders. The population is like half of New York City but tons of rippers coming out of there. Robin rocks and her bike is sweet!

And I didn’t mistype Mew Zealand. I’m taunting the dog.
  • 6 1
 Bring back your DH frame yeti!!
  • 2 0
 60kg = 100psi fork.. 180psi shock.. 35psi tires?.. *his riding gear must be heavy.. Big Grin
  • 1 0
 #eeh sorry ..her..
  • 1 0
 I think Jesse (DVO NZ) said he built it up for her with the equivalent build for an 88kg aggressive rider (she is 60kg and aggressive as hell!)
  • 4 3
Another “bra dog” doing tricks w/out a helmet on PB
Get a lid dawg
I heard he does a sick dog pisser off that hip though
  • 1 0
 Rider Name // Robin Goomes
Age: 25
Hometown: Rotorua, NZ
Height: 160cm
Weight: 60kg
Instagram: @robin_riding_hood
Dog: Unknown
  • 2 0
 Such an amazing looking rig!
  • 2 0
 Nice dog! Doubles as the bike's security system?
  • 1 0
 DH bike this is not. Looks like a free ride bike at a free ride event. Bike looks sick!
  • 1 0
 And the elusive (to the general public) 2.5" DHR II strikes again!! @Maxxis when can we all get some....
  • 1 0
 Good boy!!! And sweet ride
  • 1 0
 Genuinely curious why she chose to run a nukeproof stem?
  • 15 0
 Because it connects her bars to the bike.
  • 1 0
 I believe that the shortest direct mount stem enve do is 50mm, maybe she prefers a shorter stem?
  • 1 0
 132 pounds and 35 psi....omg!!!!
  • 1 0
 Dog looks cool, more info please...
  • 1 0
 Love the bike, very awesome
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