Yeti Launches New AS-Rc Cross Country Bike

Aug 19, 2014
by Yeti Cycles  
Yeti AS-rc

Yeti has introduced the new AS-Rc cross-country bike,expanding its line of ride-driven products. Built for cross-country racers and trail riders, the AS-Rc rolls on size specific wheels and delivers 100mm of optimized rear wheel travel. The AS-Rc will begin shipping immediately as a complete bike with builds starting at $5799.

The super lightweight (4.2lb. frame) and efficient suspension has been optimized forshorter travel with an updated and modified single pivot design. Yeti has worked closely with FOX to refine the suspension rate to give the AS-Rc a predictable feel that holds up while pedaling and retains composure when the trail begins to get rough. The new AS-R frame is designed using a carbon dogbone link to add considerable stiffness to the chassis, and sports Yeti’s progressive geometry (69-degree head tube angle, long top tube, low bottom bracket) that has been borrowed from their experience in DH and enduro. Wheel size on the AS-R is optimized on the AS-R with 27.5” wheels on the extra-small and small frames, and 29” wheels on medium through extra-large frames.

Yeti AS-rc

bigquotesWe have been out of the cross-country market for several years, so it was important that we nailed the form, fit, and function of the AS-Rc. The AS-R has been a storied bike in our line and we raced cross-country for nearly twenty years and have produced some greats in the sport. XC racing is in our DNA and we're excited to reintroduce people to our heritage with a bike that sports Yeti's progressive geometry. - Yeti President and co-owner Chris Conroy


Yeti AS-rc

The AS-R will be available to ship immediately as a complete bike with SRAM’s X01 Build Kit with an MSRP of $5799, or $8099 with an Enve M50 wheelset. Complete ASRc’s will weigh as light as 22.3 lbs. It will also be available with a SRAM XX1 Build Kit with an Enve M50 wheelset for $9999.

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30 Comments

  • 10 0
 卧槽
  • 23 0
 you're right
  • 3 0
 Hahaha... According to Google Translate, 卧槽 = "FML"
  • 1 0
 Doesn't seem to have the meaning though. Out of curiosity, I tried to get the context out of it and it seems to indicate a way of life, relating to how you go about making a living. An example would be job hopping to eventually wind up at good paying position that's easy, then securing such connections to score similar jobs for people close to you, as opposed to following a competitive mainstream career building path that might be touted as morally fulfilling and driven by passion. Seems to be related to a sort of rebellious teen spirit, of doing whatever the F you want since it feels right to you, ignoring social and moral standards. How that relates to this bike... uh, I guess it could mean a number of things.
  • 1 0
 Guess it could mean that Yeti's previously held-in inner desires have come out, this is sort of the "progressive" way to go, and/or that this bike has a hell of a lot of swagger.
  • 1 0
 Got someone more familiar with this who speaks English to give me the run down. It's based on an idiom meant to describe improper behavior. The idiom about a "mud horse", or horse lazing in a mud bath. Chinese back in the day would be highly disappointed seeing their horse doing this. It recently has been used in a "cool manner" among anti-conformists to denote something that is improper, but works better than conformist ways.
  • 2 1
 Looks a lot like a C-Dale Scalpel minus the Lefty fork. All of their ASR designs have had excellent results and in fact I almost got an ASR5 myself. If I can get a decent price on a frame only option I might get one in the future.
  • 1 1
 I think the Pivot Mach 4 would be more ideal if you're looking for a xc/marathon bike. And this is coming from a Yeti fanboy.
  • 1 0
 I like the simplicity of this design. I'm currently riding a 2013/14 Orbea Occam 29 carbon and it rides quite well. It has been a noticeable upgrade from my previous Santa Cruz Tallboy 1 in most aspects. 120mm fork and 105mm shock make it a very capable setup. I'm pretty tall with long arms and a long torso so the smaller wheels don't fit me very well and for how I ride 29 is spot on.
  • 4 0
 wheel size according to height?
  • 3 1
 Now THAT'S what the DBInline was built for. See you around, boys; my dreambike has finally arrived to take me to a better place...
  • 3 2
 Personally, I want to see some 650b xc bike for taller riders. Weight savings and a more playful ride are something I'd definitely be into on an xc bike. But at 5'11, most bikes like this must be 29.
  • 3 0
 Giant Anthems....
  • 1 0
 All things considered, that's definitely a strong contender for me once I get back into the xc game. I just wish there were more companies that followed suit. The 18ish pound Scott looks pretty sick too.
  • 1 0
 Scott Spark 700 series
  • 1 0
 just enjoying the bike on dream..
in real, i just enjoying $600 bike.. hahaha..but yt is so productive..they have many new bikes now..that awesome
  • 1 0
 Nice to see 650B in my size small.... Only a pity I never can afford this bike, I wish I could.... Still enjoy my 2011 ARC... Wink
  • 1 0
 Same offset (K) on all sizes?
  • 1 0
 noticed that too... gotta be a typo, as offset changes between 27.5 and 29 forks
  • 1 0
 Big fan of the different sizes using different wheel sizes
  • 1 0
 Frown I'd rather have 650b on the M size.
  • 1 0
 Id like to see 120mm version.
  • 1 0
 Not review at pinkbike??? thats bad Razz
  • 1 0
 Yeah, I got that too.
  • 4 1
 Makes sense, looks at Kids bikes, start at 12" and go up to 16",20",24". Not all adults are the same height after all.
  • 1 4
 I'm sorry......How much??????
  • 3 0
 It's an XC bike; that money's for the layup engineering. And compared to its class, it isn't that bad. An S-Works Epic is $10k too, but it definitely doesn't have ENVE wheels stock. And BRAIN or not, given that this is Yeti we're talking about (and given the geo chart), I'd imagine that this is far more capable than an Epic. It even has internal routing for a dropper.
  • 1 4
 I love the bike but...

1 bottle mount = Fail
  • 2 1
 Looks like 2 to me: one on top of tube one on bottom.
  • 2 2
 Yum muddy bottle.

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