Yeti Celebrates 35th Anniversary by Releasing $9,900 Limited Edition ARC Hardtail

Jul 21, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
2020 2021 Hardtail Check Out

Back in 1991, Yeti and Easton teamed up to produce a hardtail frame that was around half the weight of most of its competitors. While many brands were producing Chromoly steel bikes that tipped the scales at 5-6lbs, Yeti was able to make full use of ProTaper tubing to produce a frame that weighed just 3.2lb. This frame was the ARC and, along with its siblings the ARC AS and ARC AS LT, was one of the most successful platforms in early mountain biking, piloted to victory by Juli Furtado, Missy Giove, John Tomac and other legendary names.

35 years after the Yeti brand was first born, Yeti is celebrating the bike's achievements by resurrecting it in a limited edition anniversary hardtail that retains the spirit of the original while updating it to modern standards. Painted in classic Yeti turquoise and yellow and riddled with custom matching parts harkening it back to the iconic race days of the nineties, it’s definitely a fitting tribute but you'll have to be quick to get your hands on one. This is a limited-edition run and only 100 will be produced.


bigquotesThe ARC defined Yeti back in the day. Our latest version pays homage to the past, but is rooted in the present. The ARC has always been known for pushing the envelope. Our latest version shows how versatile a hardtail can be with the right geometry, materials and a little more travel up front.Chris Conroy

2020 2021 Hardtail Check Out
2020 2021 Hardtail Check Out

The 35th edition bike is now cast in carbon and designed to be run with a 130mm fork. The ARC always had a reputation for the "trickest" builds and while we won't be seeing any Kamikazee crushing 64 tooth chainrings or purple anodised bar ends on this bike, there's still lots of boutique kit dripping off it with a SRAM AXS drivetrain, a custom painted Fox 34 fork and Yeti branded carbon wheelset with turquoise Chris King hubs.

Yeti's only hardtail has geometry numbers including a 67° head angle, a 464mm reach in size large and a seat tube angle of 76°. The Turq carbon construction shaves another 0.5lbs off the weight of the frame so it's now down to just 2.82lbs.


A selection of the anodised bits that come as standard on the bike. It is a 90's throwback afterall

Yes, this is definitely a great looking bike and it will no doubt be at the top of the list for any nostalgic collector but it comes with a price tag to match, $9,900 (£8,999.00 / €10,190.00). The bike is covered by Yeti's no-B.S. lifetime warranty at least. More info on the bike and warranty can be found, here.


445 Comments

  • 253 16
 Dentist jokes aside, that's a worthy special edition bike and it looks shit hot. I'm not lusting after one but can appreciate it for what it is.
  • 149 71
 Just so you all know, my previous comment that contained the T word just got deleted by Pinkbike. Is this how it goes down now? Just a little pulling of the leg and you get in a tizzy trying to protect the interests of your corporate partners? Smells very much like you're doing their bidding to me. I understand the need to moderate the comment section, but your threshold seems to be pretty low; what are you afraid of, debate?!
  • 164 37
 @oatkinso: there is no debating the woke.
  • 22 4
 @oatkinso:
I thought I was going nuts, could've sworn there were some comments missing. That's hilarious!
  • 33 0
 @oatkinso: Which T word? Does it rhyme with dosser?
  • 12 5
 The trouble is the sort of person who would buy this would fall into the “collector” bracket. The poor thing would end up laid up in a loft or garage somewhere appreciating in value but never actually being used,
  • 137 5
 @fielonator: rhymes with tribe
  • 12 8
 @oatkinso: What's the T word???
  • 26 6
 @thegoodflow: woah there tiger! You'll be sent to see the headmaster if you carry on!
  • 44 3
 @thegoodflow: I had no idea that was the collective noun for dentists. Probably why I'll never own a yeti.
  • 66 9
 @oatkinso: PB is deleting comments? And do we have to abbreviate speech now simply because some find it offensive?

I thought that’s what downvoting was for?
  • 105 13
 @oatkinso: same with me.
Commented jokingly that I was sure the word "arc"could be offensive, apparently it was as my comment got deleted, so I guess I was right.
I understand Pinkbike wanting to avoid a comment section filled up with insults and personal attacks, but deleting comments just because they might go against the grain of the day or disturb their business partners just leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

Pinkbike, I know the site is yours, but, just a suggestion, if you are to start deleting comments based on the wind's direction then suppressing the comment section all together could be a better option. Otherwise the ones who give your clicks might start to get salty
  • 9 0
 @oatkinso: ahh shoot....I read that and already forgot about it. So that's A word now. Interesting.
  • 39 3
 I thought they banned that word because scientists studying abominable snowmen realised they don't hang out in groups. That's why yetis are so hard to spot. And yeti is spelled with a lower-case 'y' because if they had a capital we would just go there and find them all. Makes sense.
  • 81 5
 @oatkinso: TRI to BE more understanding of pinkbike comment section and rules (if any).
  • 110 14
 just as an update, Pinkbike user @timbud is now under suspension for using the T word. I guess I'll pull my pants down now in anticipation of a good smacking myself!

Pinkbike, I think you need to clarify where you stand, have you banned the use of that word on your site? Last week you were merely reporting that Yeti had decided to stop using it as a marketing term, not that you were going along with this too? As silly and pedantic as it might seem, this is important, its about the use of words and where the limits of freedom of expression lie, and about the suppression of debate. Maybe you should publish a commenters code of conduct so as to not leave everyone in the dark as to what is and isn't acceptable on your site?
  • 20 0
 @fielonator: a brace of dentists presumably
  • 44 1
 @oatkinso: I checked out his comments out of curiosity and don't think he got the (short) suspension for using the word tribe. There ya go, I used it and you can watch me *not* getting suspended. No need for the "t-word" silliness. Agree with PB's policies or not, let's at least not create strawmen here or pretend we're less smart than we really are.

What I do agree with is that there is some inconsistency here or at least treating "offences" against brands more seriously than against people. Under that recent Tahnee video, @softsteel literally called her a slut (albeit in French) and is still here. Maybe they just have't noticed that so might as well tag some mods there and see what happens.
  • 29 17
 @oatkinso: The pinkbike sanitation department seems to be on the warpath lately. (Oops)
  • 22 15
 @oatkinso: Well, I guess PB wants its readers to hold them to the new "everything is hate speech" standard and make absolutely sure its advertisers know when they say something that offends anybody. Maybe the American companies who pay them need to be asked if they support free speech?
  • 19 18
 I agree that PB should just turn off the comments section entirely, rather than subjectively moderate language that some perceive to be offensive today.
  • 6 1
 Hopefully I'll win this in a competition some day, fingers crossed
  • 15 13
 @MikeAzBS:

I think they do support free speech. They are also terrified of the woke Twitter mob.
  • 8 1
 @oatkinso: I think this is a well presented and considered point. We need to know where we stand. I will never abuse another pber based on their location, ethnicity or gender etc. Using the word tribe should not be a reason to ban someone if that indeed is what might happen. Depends in the intention and context but yeah, let us know please. Beautiful bike but stupid money.
  • 45 75
flag jayacheess (Jul 21, 2020 at 7:00) (Below Threshold)
 White people need to get over not being able to use whatever words they want at any time on privately owned internet platforms. You do not have a right to free speech using someone else's loud-speaker.
  • 19 60
flag jayacheess (Jul 21, 2020 at 7:14) (Below Threshold)
 @pistol2ne: Fight the good culture-war fight, my alt-right friend.
  • 44 18
 @jayacheess: alt right? Nah, I'm much more a nazi, racist, facist, white nationalist, literally Hitler (did I get all the buzzwords?) .
Your prized culture war is what got trump elected in America, and that sucks.
  • 4 3
 @bananowy: in fairness I did just take his word for it after he DM'd me saying that he'd been suspended for using that word, so my bad for that.

But on your point, of course you're probably *not* going to get suspended for that word, because you're using it in defence of them. The reason why I used 't word' isn't silly at all, my comment got deleted when I did use it earlier and now I want people to know that they are censoring that word, so of course I wouldn't want my comment to get deleted this time around. For clarity, my original, light hearted comment was 'One for the t word!'
  • 19 49
flag jayacheess (Jul 21, 2020 at 7:37) (Below Threshold)
 @pistol2ne: Yes, the rise of right-wing fascism all over the world is due to increasing prevalence of 'woke' culture in North America. How could I have been so blind?
  • 19 8
 @jayacheess: thank you. If people don't like their words getting censored under the "subjective" rules of mysterious overlords, they should probably start their own forum (maybe start 4chanBike). Free speech is a privilege on a private platform, not a right.
  • 31 48
flag tpg512 (Jul 21, 2020 at 7:45) (Below Threshold)
 @pistol2ne: are you stupid? racism, misogyny, & russian intervention is what got trump elected. sit down.
  • 3 3
 @jeremiahwas: Yeah I've gotten banned and deleted multiple times
  • 24 3
 @tpg512: simmer down folks. Wasn't there a bike to talk about? Whether or not it's meant for a niche pensioned demographic, it's a beautiful work of craftsmanship that I'd be stoked to see in the MTB hall of fame if someone would just race it like it's namesake.
  • 6 1
 @oatkinso: I know what your comment was because it's still in your profile - I'm being a right stalker today haha Wink

If you ask me, I don't think your comment was nearly as moderation-worthy as @timbud's - totally different context, attitude and likely intention. You also didn't repeat it 3 times after being asked not to just to piss the mods off and then cry you got suspended like he did lol. Then again, he's suspended and you're not so maybe they would agree with me.

You probably wouldn't have your comment about censorship deleted either way, even if you used the full word tribe in it. Difference between making the joke and discussing the joke, regardless if you're "defending" or "attacking". I guess I'm trying to say IMHO they're not censoring the word tribe, but rather something they see as belittling the issue that made Yeti stop using it in the first place. As US-specific or even Colorado-specific as that issue may be.

Of course scrap all I said if this comment gets deleted too Wink
  • 15 14
 @tpg512: yes, everyone that didn't vote for Hillary was a Russian, kkk member or woman hater. Wokest of woke takes.

The bike is pretty neat tho.
  • 15 5
 So I guess the T-word is "Trump2020"?
  • 16 13
 @oatkinso: Outdated terms don't serve us any better than 71 degree head tubes or cantilever brakes. Cycling technology and techniques can progress, and so can our language and culture.
  • 3 0
 @oatkinso: If they tell you the rules ahead of time, you'll be able to avoid breaking them. It's much easier to punish past behavior that is now against the rules and cannot be changed. That's like ex post facto law 101.
  • 14 9
 @pistol2ne: It really is amazing. They use the word "meddle" because its such an imprecise word with no clear actual metrics. The Russians, spending $200,000 on facebook ads with very poor english, targeting anti Sanders, anti Trump and anti Hillary ads won the election for Trump, but Michael Bloomberg spending a billion dollars of his own money with crack political consultants couldn't even get a decent showing in a primary.
  • 1 0
 That depends.
  • 5 1
 @commentsectiontroll: I don’t think it will appreciate. None of the previous Ltd editions have
  • 7 1
 @hamncheez: Bloomberg is an a$$hole was another reason lol. Though a billion spent above table vs a billion spent doing things "the Russian way" are very different things I suppose.

Russia couldn't find a single person to hire that speaks fluent English? Russian content is all broken English like in a bad Hollywood movie? Wow, they are cartoonishly inept eh.

Speaking of Russian influence, maybe look into where your preferred news outlet sources their articles.
  • 2 1
 Just here for the comments
  • 8 0
 I don't appreciate it--- It's an Ibis DV9 for 3x the price. This is the bike you will see under the guy on the group ride that you're waiting for on every climb and descent.
  • 9 6
 @Marcencinitas: I'm completely fine with this idea. What I don't appreciate is letting a few twitter/social media users (tenured NON scientific professors) decide where our language and culture goes. A good example is the ripping down of statues(while I might agree), rather than a proposition to remove/replace it (with subsequent vote) is what is troubling.
  • 11 0
 @pistol2ne: It would be amazing if we could figure out how to have civilized national-level discussions to progress our culture, language and values. Pinkbike actually does a pretty good job considering how diverse we are.
  • 19 6
 @bananowy: I was definitely trying to belittle and poke fun at Yeti's decision for sure, but not the issue per se (I would be largely supportive of marginalised peoples if the argument made any actual sense). I think their decision is ludicrous and laughable, not least because the word tribe isn't solely used to define Native Americans and has been around for centuries before the Americas were 'discovered'. There was even a Native American in the comments of the original article saying the word didnt offend him/her and that it was nonsense.

I suppose my point is, unless Pinkbike have stated that the way I used the term is against their rules, is it up to them to police the aftermath of Yeti's decision? To a point, surely they have to let Yeti live with the decision and resulting debate around what they've decided? I could understand if my comment was deleted from Yeti's Insta post or similar, but not on here. Unfortunately there's been a complete dearth of educated debate and acceptance of nuance around the issues brought up since the death of George Floyd, with people from both sides all too eager to pigeon hole and shame anyone who doesn't tick every box on either list of beliefs, which I think will ultimately be counter-productive.
  • 1 3
 @cmcrawfo: bravo sir -> truer words have never been spoken
  • 10 5
 @oatkinso: 1984 is here
  • 3 0
 Hyperdontia is a a Turkish/Swedish death metal project
  • 4 3
 @Marcencinitas: Yeah, but that's boring and doesn't produce nearly as much dopamine as 280 character shit hurl. It's a much more nuanced and difficult problem to solve than screaming free speech etc. Covid/people staying indoors has only amplified the problem.

And you're right, bikers (more so than skiers, I do both) and pinkbike/mbtr seem a lot more inclined than most to actually engage. Crazy considering it's a comment section and not an actual forum.
  • 10 8
 @mobiller: Can you show me any evidence of effective Russian misinformation campaigns for the 2016 election? A single vote swayed?

Or maybe the DNC put up the most unlikeable presidential candidate in a generation?

Here is a very biased source of some of the ads Russia bought in 2016. Read them yourself. It omits the anti-Trump ads and anti-Sanders ads, but they ran ads on both sides of each major candidate. Some speculate it was to simply try and sow societal disharmony, others think it was a ham-fisted A/B test, but who knows for sure.

www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/us/politics/russia-2016-election-facebook.html
  • 3 5
 @thegoodflow: rhymes with "bribe"
  • 4 6
 @hamncheez: Google search comes back with eleventy billion articles from reputable news outlets on Russian voter interference. That's sort of like "show me one thing for sale on Amazon".
  • 6 8
 @mobiller: I love the words "meddle" and "interference".

Can you define these? Was it literal voter machine highjacking/hacking? Was it literally Russian agents "interfering" with someone driving to the voting booth? Please, some actual examples.

The full extent that we have solid evidence for is facebook ads. Thats it.

From an economics perspective, there is no evidence that ads can magically hypnotize you to dramatically change your opinion on something. At best they influence you at the absolute margins, pushing you over to a view that you were already likely going to hold. Ads mostly make people aware of new product pricing.
  • 38 11
 @oatkinso: @oatkinso: I'm thinking we need the woke among us to stand up for the everyday rider that cannot afford these elitist product offerings which only serve to single out the 99% of us that cannot afford to make these purchases.
These are simply tools of trail oppression to further remind us of the inequity of rider privilege, trail access, protective gear, fitness level, training, skill sets, and discipline. Whether we are being passed by the privileged rider on their top tier build bikes calling "rider" or "Strava" or attempting to pass a privileged rider on such a bike that will not yield because trail etiquette is for the 99%, oppression is the purpose of these halo dirt transportation devices. If we can start a change.org petition demanding that Pinkbike take a stand for the everyday rider against being complicit in the pervasive and persistent trail oppression by the 1% by Pinkbike refusing to feature, promote, advertise or review top build off road trail riding devices that equal or exceed months worth of protest stipends. While many of you will not see the errors of your further enabling trail oppression, you are hereby put on notice that your rider privilege has systemically prevented you from even realizing that to throw steez on a Green flow trail at high speed only makes the every riders among us further oppressed by your steez and obvious shred-signaling intentions. As a member of the every day riders' 1% of the intersectionally trail oppressed, my opinions, analysis and conclusions are without reproach. From my view in the sub-sea level flatland trail ghetto, it is clear that those with elevation diversity privilege are not deserving of their over-biked off road trail oppression two wheeled parking lot shred signaling devices. Please join me in demanding that Pinkbike refuse to further support this trail oppression. Because if we can forgo progression, innovation, meritocracy, and individual choice and responsibility to save the uncomfortable feeling of a single everyday rider or Grom, then the inequity of the sacrifice for limited gains is beyond fault. Everyday riders of the trails unite, you have nothing to lose but the shame and feeling of inadequacy that bonds you.
  • 10 5
 @Texicans: Comment of the year for 2020.

Triggering for some I'm sure.
  • 10 5
 @pistol2ne: It appears your up-vote has been equally triggering, comrade. But another day in the everyday rider's struggle against trail oppression in equity. Perhaps we can meet to plan on the canceling of 2021 Outerbike oppression events. до свида́ния (tinyurl.com/y3tjwefx)
  • 4 0
 @jayacheess: Freedom Troll Farms unite!
  • 8 3
 Pfff and in real life guess the name of the french distributor.... Tribe Sport Group!
  • 13 7
 @jayacheess: That wikipedia article is as biased as the NYT. It effing uses Vox as a source. What next? Alex Jones?

It constantly says russia "targeted state election systems" , strongly implying these systems were compromised, but they were not.

It says over and over "with the goals of harming the campaign of Hillary Clinton, boosting the candidacy of Donald Trump" but leaves out the pro Hillary, Anti- Trump, Pro and Anti Sanders ad campaigns.

When its all said and done, all Russia did was buy $200k of facebook ads, and then the email hacks (which I did forget about). The Republican emails didn't have anything juicy in them, but boy did the DNC emails! How dare they expose the truth about how utterly corrupt the DNC, Clinton Foundation, and Obama administration is!

The worst part about all of this is that the Russia election conspiracy is making me defend Donald Trump, a horrible president, fraud, and probably rapist.

EDIT: I don't mean to defend the GOP either, they are just as corrupt. Look at the military budget of the USA and see what companies benefit selling to them.
  • 9 3
 @hamncheez: "but leaves out the pro Hillary, Anti- Trump, Pro and Anti Sanders ad campaigns." - because those actions were incredibly minor compared to the Pro-Trump stuff. I'm not even sure why you're arguing. The entire intelligence apparatus of the United States has been warning about Russian interference in elections since before the 2016 election.
  • 10 7
 @hamncheez: It's wild how moderate liberals (myself) calling out how unhinged the left has become automatically labels me an alt right member.
  • 2 5
 @thegoodflow: What? Tranny doesn't rhyme with tribe?
  • 10 4
 @jayacheess: Give up, Hilary lost for a lot of reasons, none of which had anything to do with Russia.
  • 5 5
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: Yes. The ultimate effect of the Russia election attack was $200k in crappy facebook ads and the leaking of the Podesta/DNC emails. Thats it.
  • 7 4
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: Next to no one is claiming that she lost because of Russia. The claim was just that Russia was attempting to interfere, which is concerning. Honestly, if Trump had just said 'Yes, that is concerning. I condemn their actions!', this all would have been a non-issue. But he instead seemed to constantly lie and cover things up, along with his colleagues, which just added fuel to the fire.

A foreign power attempting to interfere in elections is a problem, regardless of whether they succeed.
  • 2 0
 Imagine this Limited Edition ARC hanging on the wall in a dental office. Painless experience! Wink
  • 5 6
 @jayacheess: It is called statecraft and all the big boys play.
What I find amazing is the fact that everyone is ignoring that an American citizen running for office actually interfered with the process, we all know that was Hilary. Why is everyone ok with that?
  • 7 4
 @jayacheess: "foreign power attempting to interfere in elections is a problem" Good thing the USA never tries to do that!
  • 6 5
 @jayacheess: What, have you forgotten Hilary's collusion with the DNC to take the nomination from Sanders?
  • 2 0
 @martin737: This thing is worth 5 fillings
  • 3 2
 @hamncheez: This needs more upvotes
  • 4 4
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: I'm sorry, are any of these foreign entities?
  • 5 4
 @hamncheez: Welp, guess it's fair game. You should just roll over and let Russia and China get up in the middle of things.
  • 1 2
 @cmcrawfo: Too true. It's getting totally out of hand.
  • 1 4
 @Arierep: Whoa! Arc is close to orc... orcs are different than yetis so using that name marginalizes them. How dare you call it ARC?!
*I'm being facetious, people* Rolleyes
  • 2 2
 @oatkinso: he gets out of Pinkbike detention in 21 hours.
  • 4 0
 I remember seeing a OG Yeti ARC in 1992 in a local bike shop. Pretty sure the price tag on that was NZ$9,999. No suspension, no carbon, no dropper post but 24 speed XTR, it sure looked rad.

Apparently a dentist bought it.
  • 1 2
 @oatkinso: Squampton

Wanna see if thats banned as well. I have been forced to remove my decals from my vehicle as it offended someone.
  • 8 1
 @oatkinso: Serious question. What's wrong with them changing the word? I don't get the outrage. They listened to someone and changed branding. Get over it. You're free to blast everyone on this site and call them whatever you want. Mods have the freedom to do what they want. I see no limitations of freedom here!
  • 8 0
 @radiohedwig: I think the outrage is in part the inoffensiveness of the word, but mostly that Yeti made a promo and press release saying they'd removed the word and expected everyone to do a slow clap about how progressive they are. If it was important to them, just remove it and go about your day. But the press release was cringeworthy. Fast forward to this week and we have a $10,000 hardtail to complain about. Never a dull moment…
  • 6 3
 @onemind123: I moved to Vancouver 7 and some years ago, and first saw the Squamton stickers on people's cars.

I'm pretty progressive, but I wouldn't call myself the most bleeding heart wokeness advocate in the world - especially back then.

But my first reaction was a huge *eye roll*. Using Compton - a ghettoized black neighbourhood, economically depressed, not due to the shut down of a saw mill, but because of systemic racism against generations of black people - as the basis for Squamish's nickname seemed, at best, sophomoric.

Not at all surprised that, in the current climate, people are taking more issue with it.
  • 4 6
 @pistol2ne: yeah let’s just waste hundreds of years longer to leave up statues of people who fought to keep slaves. That’s been working great. Dude, not to make this personal, but your convictions are awe fully strong. You should probably try listening instead of attacking. Not for popularity sake, you just sound like a tool.
  • 5 2
 @thechunderdownunder:

Must have missed the part where is I said I agree that most of them should come down. I love being called a poor, and a boy from an e biker.

Man, crazy how Fredrick Douglas owned slaves : www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/nyregion/frederick-douglass-statue-rochester.html
  • 2 2
 @pistol2ne: just curious why ebikes make any difference. I ride a DH bike, an enduro, an ebike and supper occasionally a short travel bike. I probably huck my turbo SL harder than you ride a DH bike(again irrelevant I guess). But man anyone who disagrees with you gets an earful, while you ironically moan about censorship. Maybe I’ll see you out there bud, because on the trail we would probably get a long.
  • 1 1
 @commentsectiontroll: Better off unused so it won't crack!!
  • 1 3
 @yeti85: I’m thinking he used either Tribe, tits and ass, taint, twat, thunderc*nt, tomahawk, Tribe, or a top heavy temptress. Not trying to get comment removed but just pointing out what he might’ve used
  • 3 3
 @jayacheess: So wait, you're saying it that as long as it's a US citizen trying to rig the election, that's ok.
Interesting argument.
  • 6 4
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: I'm not sure if you're being purposely obtuse, but I'll play along.

The DNC is not a government institution. It is not required to hold a democratic election to select its presidential candidate. The super delegates are basically designed to allow the establishment in the party to select their preferred candidate, even against the will of the people.

All that said, Bernie had significantly fewer actual primary votes, no matter how much the DNC was being shady - and I'm a huge Bernie fan. So they were safely voting for the majority candidate.

You can complain about the internal collusion of the DNC all you want, but the most you can call it is morally questionable.

Trump's campaign, on the other hand, appeared to be courting foreign powers for election help. And he was finally caught red handed doing it with the Ukraine scandal.

That's both morally questionable, illegal, and arguably traitorous.

I dont think these two situations are equivalent.
  • 3 13
flag TheOriginalTwoTone (Jul 21, 2020 at 19:21) (Below Threshold)
 @jayacheess: LOL, You fell all that crap hook line and sinker.

Funny how it's just so hard for some people to understand that given the choice between two awful candidates, people picked the least reprehensible.
  • 1 0
 @fielonator: anti-dentite!
  • 1 0
 maybe they can duct tape a banana to it - and sell it for 120g
  • 7 4
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: I'm not sure if you've been reading the other responses, but no one is claiming that Trump didn't legitimately win, within the bounds of a broken electoral college system where he lost the popular vote by a not insignificant margib (I already talked about this in a previous comment). But there's no doubt that a foreign power tried to help him win, and he welcomed that help and then lied and tried to cover things up for *some reason*. He was then caught red handed trying to get help from Ukraine.
These things were not okay.
  • 6 3
 @radiohedwig: no problem, I'll give you a serious answer then. first off, and as @danielfeary has pointed out, I don't believe the word can feasibly be offensive to anyone. Secondly, and more importantly, what gets said in comments on here, and what gets moderated, doesn't happen in some kind of bubble that bears no relation to the world outside. On the contrary, we may, either consciously or sub-consciously, take what we see here and apply those values to our wider world, so what gets said and moderated is really important. To apply such a draconian measure over the use of a word/sentiment like that is in my opinion irresponsible, and ultimately counter productive.
  • 2 1
 @oatkinso: If the Dude was in that Yeti meeting it would have sounded like this...“I’m the Yeti Dude, so that’s what you call me. That or, uh, His Yeti Dudeness, or uh, Yeti Duder, or Yeti El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” “This aggression will not stand, man.” “I can’t be worrying about that sh*t. Life goes on, man.”
  • 2 0
 @veero: Ha, very good.
  • 5 3
 @oatkinso: Thanks for the reply and I'm honestly glad we can have a civilised conversation about this. As I might not be the best at putting stuff like this into words, I'm going to plug NSMB here (hopefully that's accepted on PB) and use the help of Uncle Dave who, unlike me, is fantastic with words: nsmb.com/articles/problem-tribe

He sums it up quite well.

As for the word tribe having been used for centuries in various contexts: I know and really don't need it explained. I'm Polish, my ancestors only started uniting their tribes into a nation as recently as around a thousand years ago. The word is fine in my culture. But I also understand North America has its own context and its own skeletons in the closet. I'm 100% fine with people calling their groups 'tribes', but I see no reason for outrage or ridicule if someone else decides not to. Why would that bother me or you at all? Why so much anger at Yeti or Pinkbike? They are both private North American companies, this influences their perspective and that's OK. Yeti claim they made the decision after consulting relevant parties and considering the local, Coloradian (is that a word?) context of the word, so why are a Pole and a Brit on the other side of the world even discussing that? I mean it might be a great way to kill time but in reality the two of us have zero relevance here, except as potential clients (it wouldn't stop me buying a Yeti, come on, let's be serious).
  • 2 0
 @bananowy: If I may? "so why are a Pole and a Brit on the other side of the world even discussing that?" Because this is the internet world and everything is relevant to everyone now. I'm not being in any way dismissive of your views and I agree with some of your argument but for me at least, it matters because it sets a precident. I live in Scotland and for thousands of years we lived as Clans.....See where I'm going with this? I would be sad and dissapointed if I could not say that I "belonged" to the McLaren clan or whatever it may be BUT.....Lets not forget the terrible association this word has in the US and especially the south. I never fail to feel bad every time I remember that it was Scots that pretty much created and maintain the KKK. Fxxk that. And yes, I love Yeti Big Grin
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 @oatkinso: God damn, everybody's turning into a bunch of puss cakes lately eh!
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 @bananowy: yeah I agree its good, and please don't think I was explaining to you specifically, I was just explaining my thoughts to the wider audience.

I think where I disagree with a lot of what has been said is when people belittle the argument by saying its a tiny, minuscule change and what's the problem, its on a mtb website or a private companies site etc etc, we have no place to argue against it. As @TreeBeak has just mentioned, its everybody's problem now, these things don't just exist in a Pinkbike/Yeti vacuum. I think I summed up my thoughts on this to @radiohedwig above, but in essence I just think that words are incredibly important. One other thing I've not mentioned is that I think by getting rid of the word from their marketing, and setting a precedent that this word shouldn't be used, they are effectively handing over ownership of that word to the people who have used it in a negative way, instead of fighting back and using it in a positive way.
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 @oatkinso: Not sure this was the discussion the Yeti marketing department was expecting?!

"So Kyle, you think this new hardtail will get people riled up against dentists, lairy colours or just our pricing?"

"Stan, dude, that's last year's problem, this year we're too woke. On the plus side our survey in OrthodonticsToday showed that our customer base is 58% more woke than the average American."
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 @BsampSy: "niche pensioned demographic" f*ck that noise... I'll be frame onlying this thing up and building it to my spec... All on a blue collared tradesman budget to boot!
  • 2 2
 @MikeAzBS: the problem is "what is hate speech?" changes with the wind. Next thing you know will be in trouble for "under-representing those who use alternative group identifiers". Please watch your step as you exit the time machine and welcome to 1984.
  • 4 2
 @plyawn: I'm fine with our understanding of hate and hate speech evolving. What I'm not comfortable with is holding everyone, from every time period, to today's standards.
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 @oatkinso: Funny to see all the deleted comments, but some times more than 1/2 comments are deleted
Well should add something worth deleting?
Here is something still their but been blocked from being used?
worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=GB&NR=2434565&KC=&FT=E&locale=en_EP
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 @plyawn: Some people are more equal than others?
Would tribal culture be considered offensive or is the whole idea of being part of a group being er-razed from history?
  • 4 0
 @jayacheess: Agreed. Heaven forbid we're all judged for our thoughts and actions x years from now with the benefit of hindsight and x years' development as a species.
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 @thechunderdownunder: Hey man, it's the internet. Nothing has nuance or tone/inflection. Ebikes are an easy target for trash throwing. You're right, we'd probably be fine in person. Which realistically is the bigger issue at play.

There is no problem with free speech in our country, per se. Free speech and the first amendment were written at time when we didn't have a medium for discussion. As such, the internet has now become the public square. Private companies can do whatever the hell they want, that's the american way. I think however, it's harmful for productivity of our nation to solve problems.
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 Dental cruelty.
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 @jayacheess: Wait, I agree with this.
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 Ya, we take for granted that society progresses and gets better. If any of us lived in anywhere in the world in 1850, most likely we would be pro-slavery.

Martin Luther King Jr would slap around prostitutes, and laughed at the story of a friend raping a woman. Should we cancel him?
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 @pistol2ne: Fine with that. He was a white supremacist of a sort. Being a white supremacist isn't just a product of the time, necessarily.

As long as the Sierra club still exists and is trying to do good work, unrelated to the founder's racism, that seems fine. The positive parts of his legacy will still live on.
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 @hamncheez: guess he didn't know that if you f*ck with one hooker you f*ck with them all, literally and figuratively.
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 @jayacheess: I thought you said you were against judging people for modern time? He wasn't a white supremacist, maybe a racist but who wasn't in 1890?

George Washington owned slaves, hell, MLK cheated on his wife. Should we be canceling then as well?
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 @pistol2ne: There were lots of people who didn't believe in white supremacy in 1890. MORE people were racists, certainly, but there was still a pretty clearly defined movement away from that kind of thinking.
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 @jayacheess: being friends with a white supremacist doesn't mean that he was one. It means he was racist. It's a farce to believe in 1890 some sort of racism wasn't the mainstream thought. The sierra club is full of a bunch of Berkeley kooks anyway so it's not surprising then went full woke on John Muir.
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 @pistol2ne: From that article:

"“There were many things of value about Muir’s writings, many lessons about the interconnectedness of all life on this planet. But his attitudes about race undermine his work,” Harlan said.

“The fact that Muir failed to see the injustice inherent in the forced removals of Native peoples from the lands he was so dedicated to protecting — a violence which took place in his lifetime — disqualifies Muir from being lifted up as a hero of the environmental movement today,” Harlan said.

***“There were people in Muir’s lifetime who spoke out against the genocide and displacement of Native peoples from their lands. He could have joined them.”"***
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 @jayacheess: with that thinking, there were also people that spoke out against slaves in Washington's Era, he could have joined them.

Also everyone forced the removal of natives, so welcome to 1984 I guess.
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 @pistol2ne: Just attempt to build some nuance in to your readings of these situations, please. 1700's were not the same as the late 1800 to early 1900s. That's nearly 200 years.
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 @jayacheess: As much as you want to believe the 1619 project, the US was created in 1776. Muir was born in 1836. Dude was in his 20s during the civil war. Not sure what you're saying about 200 years.
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 @pistol2ne: You're splitting hairs pretty hard to make your point. There were lots of people speaking out against the displacement of native people at the time of his creating the Sierra club - let alone his association with the one of the fathers of eugenics. Do you really think it's crazy that the Sierra club would distance itself from him given these factors? Come on man. It's seriously tiring trying to argue with a person who seems intent on not debating in good faith.

Edit: let me ask you: what would you have the Sierra club do now that this information about him is public and well known? What is their best course of action?
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 @jayacheess: A good point. Learn from those mistakes from the past but leave the past as it was. Mandela had it right. Learn, forgive, move on.
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 @jayacheess: I mean, you're off by more than a century but sure. Be reasonable about the time he was alive. " John Muir's work for protecting the environment is unprecedented and needs to be valued. That said, it's been brought to our attention that Mr Muir held racial ideas and racist views that the Sierra club does not condone in any sense. Sierra club continues to work towards the advancement and equal rights of BIPOC."

I mean, you said it yourself that we shouldn't be viewing people in today's societal norms from the past.

Calling John Muir a racist and canceling him is intellectually lazy and virtue signalling. Sierra club took the easy route. 1 racist view vs what he accomplished for the environment is an absolutely ridiculous cause for cancellation. It's the same conversation of Washington and slaves. Look at the person as a whole and be realistic about the time they were alive.
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 @pistol2ne: Oh f*ck off. Done here.
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 @jayacheess: Okay Mr presentism.
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 @jayacheess: Cheers. Followed your posts, amazing patience. Always has been and always will be kooks that espouse the superiority of their outdated rim brakes and 1.95 tires while deriding change.
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 @50percentsure: Comparing technological bike advancement to the woke cultural movement, good god.
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 @oatkinso:
I'm a bit late to the party, but isn't there a double standard here when you get moderated on here, and yet @mikelevy is f*ck this f*ck that on their podcast?
  • 3 1
 People don't like and or get hooker jokes.
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 @jayacheess: no kidding. It seems ridiculous to hold people from a hundred years ago or longer to what we think is acceptable now. Next thing you know I'll be expected to feel contrite for how I dressed in the late 80's. Forgive me!
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 @commentsectiontroll: well the people that want to buy must at least ride it or u just spent 10k for nothing so if it were me i would ride it and have fun on it
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 @yetisb-6T: Yellow card for commenting on a thread more than 3 days inactive
  • 63 0
 Needs a ringle cage.
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 And a matching custom painted Etto helmet.
  • 3 0
 Needs matching hubs. Unless it’s the way the bike has been photographed they look like blue hubs not turquoise
  • 2 0
 Yes!!! Yes!! Yes!!
  • 1 0
 @CM999: yess they definitely should have gone with Industry Nine Turquoise over the Chris King Blue
  • 1 0
 ...and bar ends.
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 @PNdubRider: Hell yizza!
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 @bigtim: Still cant believe my Etto helmet got run over, suppose I was lucky that was not wearing it at the time?
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 If you go on the commencal website with that money you can get a DH bike an enduro bike and a hardtail and have money left over
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 And you want have any fancy parts and the exact same bike as 10,000 other people, so what's your point please caller?
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flag zeusdreadbeard (Jul 21, 2020 at 3:24) (Below Threshold)
 I guess. Hermes handbags exist. You can buy gucci tracksuits for 10 times the money of the exact same thing without the bag. Ok. How about buying a commencal and getting a giant 6 foot x 6 foot sign that says "look at me please I'm rich and I want you to be aware of this fact." Theres nothing new on this bike its ludicrous. I would want some gearbox and millyard suspension and some future shiz before I spent 10k on a bike. You can buy a 1 bed flat for 10k in my hometown.
  • 45 3
 maybe people don't want a Commencal when they buy a Yeti?
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 @zeusdreadbeard: Why is it your problem when someone decides to buy this beauty? Not everyone is happy with a crappy Cube, Yt or whatever. And lets not forget that you can't really compare a 1000$ bike with a 10k$ bike.
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 @Freerider-09: There's something grotesque about a company that disrespects its more gullible customers by convincing them to part with 10k for a hardtail. I haven't really got a problem with it. Persuading people to spend more than they should is a part of capitalism. But it is a funny part. You can't blame normal savvy discerning bike buyers for laughing at the customers in this scenario. They may also consider the company with an air of scepticism in the future and justifiably so.
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 @zeusdreadbeard: Why do you give so many damns about how people spend their money? It's a matter of priorities. A dreambike does never make financial sense. You're applying the buying rationale of a practical bike to a dreambike, which is nonsense.
  • 4 0
 @Freerider-09: actually I am less worried about my Stereo, just have to replace the bearings from time to time.. but with my SB6 the replacement of the SI Link is really a PITA
  • 31 0
 The majority of people who buy this would probably be dropping $100,000 annually on a new car, $10,000 is nothing to them.

I have a Yeti SB130LR and saved my pennies for a long time - I bought it last year and had wanted a Yeti since 1988. Not all Yeti owners are minted.
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flag iamamodel (Jul 21, 2020 at 5:22) (Below Threshold)
 No one pays full retail price for high end bikes. The higher the price the greater the margin the easier it is to get a deal. And no dealer is putting this on the floor, so there's less overhead in this sale. "A fool and his money are soon parted", and someone kicking the tyres of a $10k bike is no fool.
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 Same price as the top-end Specialized SWorks hardtail.
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 @iamamodel: “the higher the price the greater the margin.” That is completely not true with the mountain biking industry.
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 I'm actually not shocked by the price... I won't buy one but for a one off edition with a frame that's not available otherwise and multiple custom components that's kind of ok. You can easily build up any Santa Cruz, Ibis or Specialized frame for 10k without any customising. If they really only sell this frame as this limited edition the design, construction and moulds will eat up a lot of their profits from this bike even without all the custom parts. They surely will make money with it, but I doubt as much as with their other bikes. That thing isn't made for profit, it's for prestige...
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 @zeusdreadbeard, @Freerider-09: Most people think paying $1000 for a bike is ridiculous. If you think a pair of shoes should cost $50, discussing the difference between a $500 pair of shoes and a $5000 pair of shoes is silly.
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 @BiNARYBiKE: To a degree it is true. Low end bikes for the masses (hardtails wit Alvio or similar in Walmarts or Dechatlons kind of bikes) have smaller margins than bikes we discuss about here. But anything above has the same margins (differences only between manufacturers and .something% between models).
  • 4 2
 @iamamodel: incorrect. Higher end bikes get about 15 to 30% margin at a bike shop. Low end stuff is near 50%, or used to be before the tariffs, but dealers sort of agreed to split some of the cost with manufacturers so prices didn't increase 25% across the board.
Ultra high end stuff is closer to the 15% end. Most dealers rely on volume on the low end to pad against small margins on the highend. Also, in my experience, the low end bikes require very little assembly out of the box to get them on the floor, where as some high end bikes aren't even cabled, so the assembly labor can be 3 to 4 hrs, versus around 20min for a typical $500 retail hybrid.
  • 4 0
 Money is all relative to how much you have. Plenty of people that wouldn’t think twice about dropping 10K.
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 @Freerider-09: i guess you have two of these then. Good man. I shall go ride my "crappy" bike and have the biggest grin at the end of it. Thats what it is about isnt it? Most real bike riders don't like people who judge other people by the bike they ride.
Oh and the yeti is amazing but im not ready to take out a mortgage yet.
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 @dthomp325: One frame weighs 780g; the other...doesn't.. And my math says $9520 $9900 (Yes,..one has AXS dropper...but the other has: power meter).
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flag nurseben (Jul 21, 2020 at 8:48) (Below Threshold)
 @toad321: I suppose you own a rare car/truck, so you speak from expereince? I also imagine you grow your own wheat, grind it by hand, and only use products grown by gnomes in the deepest darkest places.

Most of us actually ride our bikes (surprise!), so a pretty colored bike with parts made in the same factories as the not pretty bikes only makes sense if they charge something close to the same price.

What we see here is an example of marketing, using a glorified past, to sell consumers something they don't need, won't ride, all for a outrageous price tag.

Clearly this is a dentist bike and clearlyPB is getting paid to help sell it ... what percentage do they get for sales??

I'm not a dentist, though I make a decent wage, so I'll go with door number three, three as in three bikes from Commencal for 10k.

Thanks again for playing and do call again!
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 If you dont like Commencal, you could get a brand new transition spur and patrol for the same price.
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 @BiNARYBiKE: really. I can’t see how in this case it can be anything but true. A fairly standard carbon frame with some fancy parts with huge margins.
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 Everyone is complaining about the price, but consider the cost to make a mold for the carbon frame in each size. Then amortize that across -- instead of hundreds or thousands or frames -- only 100 total and maybe 20-25 per size. Sure it's a lot, and I would never pay that much for a bike, but watch how quickly they'll sell out.
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 They should have made it $35,000 for the 35th anniversary
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 @yeti85:

Because people buy expensive things to flex, and flexing with a mountain bike on the mountain bike community is about as dumb as you can get.
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 @TTASS: Great point.
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 Buy three other bikes and give two of them away, you'll be richer than anyone who buys one of these yetis. People collect stuff, then they die.
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 @yeti85: couldn't care less. I think it's a fascinating part of society.
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 @wilbersk: value is not relative
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 @BiNARYBiKE: I meant in dollars, not per cent. if a margin is $2000 then it is easier to come down $500 than if the margin is $600. I thought that was so obvious I wouldn't need to spell it out.
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 @dthomp325: There you go with your facts... Damn liberal.
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 @smartyiak: And how many mountain bikes does Specialized sell in a year? One can only guess (in Germany around 250000 mountain bikes without motor were sold in 2019), but let's say Specialized sell 100k globally. So how many does Yeti sell? Maybe 2000, or at most 10000? Economies of scale dictate their margins...
And I doubt any serious amount of R&D (from an engineering standpoint, not only bikes) went into making a frame that light, they probably just weren't playing it that safe with the carbon layup as every other frame and simultaneously increased their quality control (hopefully)...
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 And for the cost of an evening of dining at a 5-star restaurant in Paris, you could feed 20 third world children for a month.
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 And you'll need that extra money to buy a third bike that actually rides well.
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 @TTASS: if they only produce 100 then I agree. I suspect there will be another version using the same frame soon
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 @jzPV: the economies of scale in production exist for yet to as their frames are mass produced in the Far East like everyone else’s. Looking at the design and geometry it doesn’t look an different to many so I doubt there has been much r&d. The only real cost is the mould
  • 2 1
 @Freerider-09:. A commencal meta ht or any other decent ht, ragley, orange, etc etc etc specced with the same components as this but maybe with better brakes than those annoying sram ones... you would have an equal bike in anyones eyes and still have over 5k change to buy bikes for all the local kids that cant afford one. You cant think this bike is anything other than an excersise in marketing and fashion. It should be silver with red supreme logo on it.
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 @CM999: It's not relevant that it comes out of the same factory as other bikes. Relevant is that the production runs for that frame are a fraction of that from bigger companies, so the manufacturer charges more. Think back to the first Grim Donut video, no one wants to move a finger for a couple of frames.
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 @jzPV: huh? I’m not sure why economies of scale matter. The original post stated that the WC level Epic HT costs as much when 1) it doesn’t and 2) one’s designed for pointy-end XC racing and the other is a pig with turquoise lipstick.

And I’m just guessing here, buy I’m thinking maybe a little R&D goes into making a frame that light. A little more than: hey Carl...just leave a few weaves off the BB and head tube.

If they didn’t want to be criticized, maybe they should have just said: we made a hardtail, painted it in traditional cult colors, and hung shiny ornaments...now: BUY LEMMINGS, BUY!!!
  • 4 1
 @smartyiak: You are obviously not the target market if you think $400 makes this priced differently than the Specialized. Oh, I was going to buy the Yeti at $9900, but the Sepcialized is sooo much cheaper at $9500, I decided to save the $400 so I could make rent. Said no one ever.
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 @dthomp325: Errr...not sure what you're getting on about. Comment: Same price as the top-end Specialized SWorks hardtail. Fact: it isn't.
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 @danielstutt: @danielstutt: I don't judge others by the bike they ride, i judge the bike I buy on how it works! Thats the difference you don't get. That the suspension works way better on my yeti than on a Cube or you name it, should be clear. But Putting a Highend bike with a bike that gets sold 2000times a day on the same level is ridiculous
  • 1 0
 @zeusdreadbeard: So you say geometry doesn't affect anything? And if i decide to buy it, its my decision and doesn't matter to you right? This is the kind of shit that annoys me. I can do with MY money what i want, do i ask you why you pay 500$ on a Tshirt? And i never said that i like the levels, i'd put Trickstuff Piccola HD on it but probably to "fancy" because you can get hope brakes out of the same material for less right? That i don't like the hope levers doesn't matter Smile
  • 35 0
 anyone else annoyed by the different shades of blue for the anodising ?
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 and the total lack of 3d violet?
  • 3 0
 Yup. ruins the whole thing.
  • 4 0
 I'm a bit of a stickler Meeseeks.
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 Yes, the hubs and headset do not go.
  • 2 1
 The crazy thing is, it’s perfectly within in spec in terms of MIL SPEC standards. It depends on how long the anodizer keeps the parts in the tank. Example say you want a Hard anodize Type 3 class 2. It can come out pastel gray or charcoal; still meets the specs
  • 30 0
 why oh why put Sram Levels on it. You wouldn't spec them on a bike 1/3 of that price
  • 10 0
 My thought exactly! At least put some Hope brakes on it that would look awesome and probably actually work.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, odd choice for sure.
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 Harkening back to 1991 brake performance I guess.
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 @toddball: Levels do suck, but Cantis and V-brakes were scary. LOL.
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 The people that buy this thing won't know the difference.
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 Ah yes, I almost forgot. Sram brakes are the suck. Old avid blew ass. Honestly my level ultimates are pretty damn good. They are what they are though. A light xc brake. They would suck for non xc applications. 9 out of 10 dentists agree.
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 @sunringlerider: The new code’s are great brakes
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 Agreed. should have Saints at that price
  • 30 1
 Corrr my teeth are tingling just looking at it!
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 That’s why only dentists can afford it
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 This is the side of mountain biking that just doesn't represent what the sport is about to me.
  • 2 0
 What's wrong with having a dope bike? That's not mountain biking to you?
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 @kobld:
Dope bike? sure, Pole, Geometron, Atherton - they're also expensive.

As for this Yeti, It's expensive for expensive sake to attract those who have to have the most expensive kit they can find. It's a hardtail with no new technology to justify the price.
  • 1 0
 @WheelWizard: I can be pretty cynical, but dude, this is a mountain bike website! Do you think it was supposed to represent what the sport is about? It is a part of it, and why not? It's a bit like me driving a 106 GTI and complaining about the price of Bugattis I read about in Car magazine. Some people put their soul into making something as awesome as they can. It doesn't have to be for everyone but it costs time and money. Some have the money to pay for that. I don't, but I can still respect what has gone into it, even if it's not to my taste. Envy is a deadly sin for a reason.
  • 15 0
 "While many brands were producing Chromoly steel bikes that tipped the scales at 5-6lbs, Yeti was able to make full use of ProTaper tubing to produce a frame that weighed just 3.2lb". Mmmh, PB, maybe you were too young at the time, but there were quite a lot of chromo frames that were below 5-6 lb. Most of them were around 3.5-4 lb max, actually, unless you include department store bikes. I got a custom-made Balfa frame in Tange Prestige myself that weighed 3.5 lb and it was a pretty mainstream tubing.
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flag TucsonDon (Jul 21, 2020 at 14:25) (Below Threshold)
 Custom-made... Anything that needed to be sold without a weight limit in steel, probably rode harsher than an aluminum frame, or was a noodle if it was 3.5lb. Steel is only a good material if it's custom, otherwise they have to make it for the heaviest rider, and anyone lighter loses all the good ride quality aspects and just gets a really heavy frame with a proclivity to rusting when nicked.
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 @TucsonDon: Not really. I was riding steel bikes with no suspension in my first years of mountain biking and there were some great light chromo frames that were far from being a noodle: Brodie, Fat Chance, Rocky Mountain, Kona and others, from the top of my mind. That was long ago, though.
  • 17 0
 I'm a dentist and have been laughing my ass off at the comments. A little clarification though... ARC stands for "A Lotta Rootcanals"
  • 15 0
 I think Yeti should follow the lives of these bikes, how many will actually see dirt?!
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 I usually like Yeti's limited edition releases, but this one doesn't make sense. Wrong material, no loop stays and the price... It looks like it was a backwards product development process. "We need to charge 10.000€ for a hardtail, what can we do to justify the price? I know, let's anodise every single component, suckers are gonna love that!"
  • 1 1
 Plus with the current exchange rate 20 minutes ago $9900 = 8660€ (not the other way around) so someone is taking the piss with this price, or it is a typo? (Not factoring other costs i.e VAT, profit margins, shipping, etc.)
(Similarly £8999 = 9995€)
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flag yeti85 (Jul 21, 2020 at 4:36) (Below Threshold)
 When did you start riding?
  • 8 0
 An ARC-less ARC is not an ARC
  • 3 0
 Couldnt agree more. Shame on the YETI designers not honoring the brands heritage. This could be any bike painted yellow and blue.
  • 3 0
 Seriously, could see this as special with actual ARC stays, but as it is, it is just a retro paint job.
  • 1 0
 For me it's being a racy light hardtail with light racy parts, but not having a step-cast fork. It would have been a good way for Fox to introduce a 130mm stepcast. They did introduce the 34 SC on the Yeti SB100, so it wouldn't have been unheard of. I hope they come out with cheaper builds once these sell out. If they have the molds may as well use them. This frame with an XO1 build would be fun.
  • 4 0
 Should have XTR also.
  • 1 0
 @noplacelikeloam: that would have required some proper r&d time which they clearly haven’t bothered with on this one
  • 2 0
 @phillyforester: didn’t the “A” in ARC stand for Alloy? That seems like a bigger change than the curved stays, though it would’ve been cool to see the effort to reproduce the look somehow.
  • 1 0
 @DrPete: True, true, but who knows if they even know how to weld anymore over at Yeti.
  • 10 0
 I thought this was a recycled ARC from 2013, but it's boost and has 445mm reach in a medium, so this is an entirely new frame. I like the idea of this, but I hope they release peasant versions as well.
  • 7 0
 Yeti doesn't do peasant versions. lol Jokes aside, I can't see them doing carbon molds for this and NOT coming out with a regular ARC in the lineup.
  • 3 0
 @krisrayner: Exactly. Four molds (s, m, l, xl) and only 100 frames total between them would be nuts. They could sell a tonne of these things in plain yeti colours as frames or with similar builds to their other bikes.
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 "there's still lots of boutique kit dripping off it"

That's not boutique stuff, it's just expensive stuff from the biggest brands around. Maybe the King hubs can be called boutique, they're well known but still fairly small in the grand scheme. But the color doesn't match, so points off for that even if they are considered boutique.
  • 1 0
 @oatkinso: anything that didn't come OEM on my bike is boutique to me, but I'm not a Yeti rider
  • 2 0
 @Dogl0rd: lol so if you replace your grips, that's boutique?
  • 2 0
 @kobld: yeah I put some ODIs on my DJ bike. It's boutique now. Not sure if I want to pony up for non OEM on my trail bike lol
  • 11 3
 Is the T word being dropped from all marketing? I see here in South Africa the insta handle is still YetiTribeSA, and the description still uses tribe. Or is this a first world only thing?
  • 11 2
 Dentist can rattle their fillings loose on the weekends then fix them up on work hours. Genius!
  • 10 0
 A $9900 hardtail....the Arc continues to define Yeti.
  • 9 2
 10k for a 1 in 100 open mould frame and some colour matched parts, sweet deal
  • 5 1
 Who said it's open mold? You guessing there? I don't think that's how Yeti rolls.
  • 2 0
 That would be cray if it was am open mold frame!
  • 1 0
 @bicycle019: you think they put all that work into designing a frame just to make 100?
Maybe I'm just too cynical.
  • 7 0
 They made a bunch of carbon molds to only produce 100 bikes? Is this just an open mold catalog carbon frame?
  • 1 0
 No dude. They make a non anniversary version of this frame too. Same mold
  • 1 0
 @kobld: Thanks Dude. So the bigger news here is that Yeti will soon be offering a hardtail? Nothing about this article or their website indicates that they are going to be making more than 100 of these frames. My hunch was this "limited" bike was being used to introduce a new Yeti hardtail but that's not clear.
  • 2 0
 Since looks just like all the other generic carbon frames out of China, your paying 10,000 for the paint job?
  • 1 0
 @Paddock22: I don't know that they are for sure at this point, but that would be my guess. Like you said, it doesn't make sense to make a mold if they're not going to release a non-anniversary edition.
  • 4 0
 "Back in 1991, Yeti and Easton teamed up to produce a hardtail frame that was around half the weight of most of its competitors. While many brands were producing Chromoly steel bikes that tipped the scales at 5-6lbs, Yeti was able to make full use of ProTaper tubing to produce a frame that weighed just 3.2lb. This frame was the ARC and, along with its siblings the ARC AS and ARC AS LT, was one of the most successful platforms in early mountain biking, piloted to victory by Juli Furtado, Missy Giove, John Tomac and other legendary names."

sorry but that info is incorrect. John Tomac was riding for Raleigh in 91. He never raced a yeti arc.
  • 2 0
 C-26 baby!
  • 1 0
 Wrong He raced on an ARC with dropped roadie bars at 1990 worlds
  • 1 0
 @aljoburr: he raced at yeti c26 at the 90 worlds. www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbWR4uhebeY

thats not a yeti arc hes riding.
  • 4 0
 Missed opportunity.

When hardcore hardtail MTB's are becoming more popular YETI had an opportunity to recreate the ARC. That means affordable, aluminum, loop stays, heritage graphics, keep it real simple and you will sell these things all day long.

As someone that as a kid, had a photo of Juliana and Missy shredding on a Yeti on their wall, if they had offered a hardtail frame that truly honored the time when Yeti was the greatest, I would have bought it hands down.

But this? This is just a modern carbon frame with a paint job. Nothing new here.
  • 1 0
 I had an ARC-AS and it was anything but affordable.
  • 11 4
 Yeti Bashing is so mainstream.
  • 1 0
 But this arc for me its to much glitter. Boutique bike for sure never gonna see the dirt I suppose.
  • 3 0
 Yeti bashing is now considered hate speech and will no longer be tolerated on this forum.
  • 1 0
 It’s pretty funny-the same people calling everyone PC socialist snowflakes have spent the last 35 years claiming that they were being wronged by a company setting their pricing.
  • 4 1
 @Here:
Dude... You can't do that now, mythical cryptozoological creatures have a right to live without violence.
Camera
  • 4 0
 If they did a normal version of this which humble mid-level public servants like me can afford then I'd buy the shit out of it. The government doesn't pay as good as fixin' teeth but we still want our sweet carbon rigs.
  • 2 0
 I'm sure they will. I doubt they went to the expense of developing a whole new carbon frame for a limited run of 100.
  • 2 0
 @MikeW75: finally, I can live like a dentist on a bureaucrat budget.
  • 3 0
 Don't get me wrong, it looks fantastic. But It would be wild for Yeti to make the molds for a custom frame for this few units. Can we expect a "standard" arc soon or is there a manufacture I can go to direct to buy essentially the same frame? Yes, I want to support yeti, how they give back to the community and racing, but I also want to buy a house
  • 6 0
 No loop stays. Hmmm. That was kind of a big deal. Still cool though.
  • 5 0
 That was my first thought. If you're going to make a tribute to the ARC then that feature seems pretty important.
  • 1 0
 Yep. An oversight i feel.
  • 7 1
 Is that frame made from teeths?
  • 6 1
 First time I've ever seen a limited edition bike cheaper than normal brand pricing.
  • 2 0
 I could understand putting Level Ultimates on a legit World Cup hardtail but on a trail bike with a Factory 34 and AXS/XX1 drivetrain...and at $9,900? If they're doing a "boutique" build I'd expect some Magura or Hope brakes on it - G2 Ultimates at the very least. At least my beat to shit Fuse has the same grips as this, though!
  • 5 3
 Censorship on PB . For the word tribe. Shame Yeti made the word into a very positive statement. Then we went full circle reminding us of our naive past. Funny I can say WAR. That's about bombs , death, rape . But not FUCK which is about procreation , pleasure. I feel sorry for the group of tightly knit family of riders formally called a tribe by Yeti. I feel pity for PB .
  • 3 0
 Even my beloved hobby is not spared this bullshit divisiveness that is tearing our world apart. FFS. So sick of reading hate in these comments. This is not right. Its not good.
  • 5 0
 It should’ve said Supreme on the downtube, haha!
  • 1 0
 That would add another 10k to the price tag.
  • 3 0
 Such a missed opportunity. This isn't in the spirit of the original ARC at all, it should have been a superlight XC race bike (and obviously with loop stays).
  • 3 0
 I had an OG pre-Schwinn Yeti ARC waaaay back in the day, complete with a 1 1/4" head tube. Still one of my favorite bikes of all time.
  • 6 4
 I for one am super offended they still use ARC as a name. The Sans ARC tribe was part of the Soiux nation. If they chose to delete TRIBE they really need to rename this dentist bike.
  • 2 3
 Are you really? Because it sure seems like you're just trying to catch out Yeti and Pinkbike in a gotcha moment as you lean back from your keyboard, warrior fingers sore from typing. Also, you spelled "Sioux" wrong.
  • 2 2
 @ScandiumRider: sorry for the typo, but YES real. If they are going to be part of cancel culture they should look a little deeper at themselves. Do a quick goog on the Sans Arc tribe.
  • 3 0
 A 29er, no curved stays, not really a true homage to the original and completely ott on the matchy matchy components even if the CK hubs look nothing like the Yeti turquoise.
  • 8 7
 10k for an open mold hardtail! What a load. Also the no BS warranty is just that pure BS. Broke my 150 just riding, (kicked up a rock) and Yeti refused to warranty and accused me of lying, said "I must have dropped the bike on a rock"

Yeti is a marketing company who happens to make bikes.
  • 5 0
 Did I miss something? Is it an open mould frame indeed? I don't think so, probably just an appetizer for the "normal" versions of the same bike. If Santa Cruz sells completes of their Carbon Chameleon Yeti can make some $$$ selling a ht too.
  • 4 0
 Where do you have the proof that it is open mold? It doesn't seem like that to me.
  • 3 4
 @hmstuna: I don't have direct proof, just a guess and heck maybe it's not. Yeti's warranty is a joke regardless. Just take a look on Aliexpress at all the frames available. Many are very close to what this looks like... www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=AS_20200721081404&SearchText=hardtail+frame
  • 4 3
 So if your windshield on your car takes a rock and gets a crack does the Car manufacture replace it for you?
  • 4 2
 @truehipster: Certainly not and that's clear in their warranty.

Yeti however states their frames are DH rated and have a "No BS" warranty. That and the fact that Yeti accused me of lying is over the top and indicative of a culture that doesn't embrace real riders and hence is all about marketing.

Heck there is an instagram page devoted to broken Yetis www.instagram.com/broken_yeti_tribe
  • 2 0
 I've always thought of them more as a lifestyle brand like Patagonia or Salt Life. What kind of bike company makes all this crap? Coasters are my fav. yeticycles.com/gear/hydration
  • 2 0
 @heatproofgenie: that insta is 90% memes and a few photos. Funny though.
  • 2 1
 Of course it's not an open mold, but it's still a valid point that Yeti have a rotten reputation for warranty service despite their silly pricing.
Don't buy into the "dream bike" hype, dreams never really come true.
  • 4 0
 To all the Swiss people calling it a dentist bike.... Its just a regular swiss person's bike ????
  • 2 0
 Yeti capitalizing on people thinking this is made in Colorado. It’s mind-boggling how many guys buying these think it’s ‘Murican-made and some better than a Taiwanese Giantrekalized.
  • 5 0
 A bike like this should ONLY have XTR.
  • 2 1
 Tru dat...when the ARC first came out there was only this other company 'GripShift' and they didn't even make a derailleur. I bet Shimano wasn't playing along with the 'anodize our cassette turquoise' spec.
  • 1 0
 @twozerosix: Suntour was very much in the mix.
  • 4 1
 Definitely forever non-supportive of this brand especially now. Let's play to our leftist base oh wait, none of you can afford our new bike hahaha. Fucking trash company.
  • 1 0
 I need to ride this and then I will let you all know. Yeti - message me for my address on where to send the bike. You guys can definitely afford the Session treatment. I Want to feel what so many spoiled Yeti hardtail riders have felt since I first began watching them jealously from my 1987 diamondback ascent.
  • 1 0
 No doubt pretty, but the spec seems outdated and not very yeti like with those geo numbers and narrow handlebar.
I mean, 68 degree head angles were only ok 7/8 years ago and even XC bikes that came out in the last couple months are 67 degrees or less. Technically a little slacker because of the suspension.

Bummed. Was hoping yeti learned a few things from all the euro hardtail brands and was gonna be offering a kickass hardcore hardtail vs an XC racer. Frown

Fingers crossed they find their way to that one day.
  • 2 0
 So a €10K bike and immediately after purchase I have to look for decent blue anodised brakes? Hope probably makes a fine lake, but they should have included them. Or Codes if they're stuck with SRAM.
  • 2 0
 If you can afford to buy a $10k hard tail mountain bike, why not just buy two of them. One to keep in perfect condition and the other to shred hard on haha

Oh, what it would be like to be rich just for one day...
  • 2 0
 Get rid of those damn brakes. I had them on my SB 100 and they were awful. Yeah they are super light, but the feel, modulation, and power were not there. It's disappointing having to upgrade brakes on a 10K bike.
  • 1 0
 Do I think it’s absurdly expensive? Yes, as I say there are plenty of other manufacturers that design and make perfectly beautiful frames. Take Corvid Cycles; the guy is a one man army. Designs and welds custom titanium frames. You spec the geo you want, he’ll make it for you. He is also located in Colorado. And another fancy brand would be UNNO.

But I’m also not going to out right judge. Because I too also spend quite a bit in this hobby. If you have the money, might as well drop it in what you love.

My brand of choice is Antidote bikes. Yes I own a dark matter and I also pre ordered and own the carbon jack 29 (yes it does have a carbon fender to protect the shock).

For $10k you can get a lot of bikes. But complaining up a storm will lead you no where. Would I personally buy this bike? No, Yeti never appealed to me. There will always be die hard fans per company.
  • 2 1
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  • 3 0
 I've gotta be honest....that yellow/blue combo just doesn't do it for me......cool custom parts tho
  • 5 1
 Pop quiz. What does ARC stand for, and what is this frame made of?
  • 13 2
 Aggrevated Ring Crusher (a.k.a Hardtail)
Absolutely Ridiculous Cash-price
Austerity-Reintroducing Cycle
Azure Retina Confusion (actually i like the colours. Also, great name for a band)

I believe the frame is made of financial grief and unfulfilled dreams. Presumably for strength v weight purposes.
  • 4 9
flag thegoodflow (Jul 21, 2020 at 5:09) (Below Threshold)
 @DidNotSendIt: aww, you tried so hard
  • 5 0
 @thegoodflow: Tell me about it, i had to get creative. I bet my boss wont appreciate the effort though as much though.
  • 3 1
 A real cycle?
Anonymous reading cats?
  • 3 0
 @DidNotSendIt: Advanced Racing Composite, yet the original wasn't composite and this one doesn't have the loop stays. It's name trading...
  • 2 0
 ...well the 'A' was alyoumineeeum at one point in history...now the F.R.O--that was a good name/acronym
  • 9 0
 Another root canal
  • 2 0
 @Supergirl56: A cat's natural instinct to adopt an unwarranted sense of superiority and aloofness means they find it impossible not to brag about all the high-brow books they've been reading.
  • 1 1
 Anal Retentive (color) Coordination?
  • 1 0
 Alloy Racing Composite. the last yeti arc was also carbon..
  • 7 3
 I'd be embarrassed to ride that.
  • 2 2
 Couldn't even get Frank The Welder to do up some real Yeti's out of Metal? Instead, you have someone who may or may not be of age wrapping tape with toxic chemicals to make it plastic way to go aside from the colours there is not much it shares in similarities between the original.
  • 2 0
 They've cleaned up the description:
- Removed bearing reference from the frame
- Weight for the build is 24.8lb!

Yeti don't make 'em too light eh?
  • 4 0
 The Chris King blue doesnt match. Pass...
  • 2 0
 I was a little bummed to see they didn't incorporate some sorta loop tail design like the original bike. That woulda made it a bit more in touch with the original bike.
  • 2 0
 Missing the circular chainstay-seat stay connection for that classic yeti look. Otherwise if I had fuck-it money I'd buy one.
  • 8 3
 TRIBE TRIBE TRIBE TRIBE!
  • 1 0
 Beautiful bike! Must have been a fun project for Yeti. I have the 2013 ARC which I think was the last hardtail Yeti made before this. It's rad. I like the rear triangle on my ARC a bit better... built like sculpture.
  • 1 1
 It seems that whenever that anniversary paint scheme shows up that means that is the end of that bike model's life. Like they are painting inventory that wasn't selling or is about to get a major update and needs to get out of the warehouse.
  • 2 0
 Hold up just one second...what are Level T's doing on this build...ultimate or not, I'd expext nothing less than XTR's on a $10,000 hardtail. Cmon lads...
  • 1 0
 You are missing something, the frame! Originally it had a curved chainstay seatstay BMX styled rear end. Very unique and forward thinking. This just looks like any other hardtail.
  • 1 0
 I though the first aluminum ARC had been welded by Frank the welder from Eaton tubing without John Parker knowing it. Parker fired Frank when Parker's wife told him what he did.
  • 1 0
 Meh. If you're gonna go to that much trouble to make everything matchy-matchy, at least make them match-matchy. And what's with the juxtaposition of Level brakes to stop a DHF/Aggressor combo?
  • 3 1
 Looks hot! Hope to see it ridden instead of ending as a collectors item, attracting dust.
  • 4 2
 The price will knock your teeth out - and that's why this brand is loved by dentists.
  • 1 0
 Minor nitpick: The blue thru-axles look bad in combination with the blue surroundings. It's just to much blue, should've been yellow instead.
  • 2 0
 I agree yellow would have looked better. But it is very hard to anodized things proper yellow, mostly just comes out gold. That is probably why.
  • 3 0
 I was hoping for looping stays...
  • 3 0
 So when are getting a sick edit of Reed Boggs flipping down a Utah cliff?
  • 4 2
 Yeti's aesthetic - blobby surfacing and no sense of motion, all their bikes looks like a fat kid with swollen ankles.
  • 3 0
 Came just for the dentist comments
  • 3 0
 Surely there are more than 100 dentists!
  • 3 0
 BB92 and Dub ... what green PM thought that was a good idea.
  • 2 1
 Some things are better left in the past, this is one of them. But hey, dentists and Colorado hippy stoners will like the nostalgia.
  • 2 0
 What would have been a neat trick is if they would have made SB150s available before ski season.
  • 2 0
 This bike is the first one that I would feel utterly scared to ride due to fact that I may damage it.
  • 1 0
 If I were the pinkbike staff, I would make a pool of stupid comments and then post things like this just to try to make money off my coworkers.
  • 3 1
 Sick bike....but 9k is unfathomable in my life...good for you if you can afford this piece....im sure it rides great.
  • 1 1
 Fuken sick. Love the fact that its a hardtail. Yall full sus sissies need to step out of the comfort zone and stop looking for the easy way out. Ride a bike that feels better....a hardtail
  • 2 0
 So Yeti made a bet that there are 100 people in this world, that stupid to throw 10k on a hardtail bike, hm...
  • 1 0
 It's a pretty safe bet considering how frighteningly passionate some Yeti devotees are. I mean, I owned one and it was a great bike, but the fervor among some borders on the religious.
  • 4 3
 $10K hard tails, but good thing they got rid of the word "tribe". I'm sure the truly marginalized of society appreciate those priorities.
  • 1 1
 @oatkinso: preach
  • 2 0
 From personal experience I equate Yeti with Maserati: they're sexy, fast and break constantly.
  • 1 0
 That's funny, most yeti guys I see are usually the slowest riders. Money can't buy skill
  • 1 0
 Pinkbike needs to do a better job of using just the title, picture, and leave it up to the comments to continue. "Yeti" yadda yadda "$10,000" "dentists"
  • 2 0
 no loop stays
no threaded bb
no interest
same geo as an rsd middlechild..?..which is a lot cheaper!
meh
  • 1 0
 Some people love to just waste money and spend it on things that really make no senes.
A complete HT should never be anything over $1,445!
  • 3 0
 SRAM Level brakes? And BB92? One mistake can be undone, the other cannot!
  • 1 0
 This should have been a 100mm (110mm at the most) forked, loop-stayed, feather-weight. Also, where is the blue anodizing on the seatpost?
  • 1 0
 Say what you want but Aaron Gwin shift to Specialized back in 2013 is probably still, to this day, the article most commented on Pinkbike :-p
  • 5 4
 This is by far the ugliest combination of colours i've seen lately. Plus ano overload.
  • 6 0
 Ano overload is what mountain biking in the 90s was all about.
  • 2 0
 @DrPete: allright, got it. I still think we could leave it there.
  • 1 0
 @Muckal: yeah, they could’ve gotten with the times and gone for oil slick overload instead!
  • 1 0
 @DrPete: absolutely. If they had, i would start my studies for becoming a dental right now.
  • 2 0
 how can you put level brakes on a build like that
  • 2 2
 Yeti comes out with a $9900 hard tail and no one bats an eye. Mondraker comes out with a $10300 all mountain and everyone loses their minds
  • 2 1
 Dentist coming through you paupers, out of my way! Also go eat your cake, so you can pay me to fix your teeth, again.
  • 2 0
 Bikes are expensive... Yeti "hold my beer"
  • 2 0
 No B.S. warranty?? Good one Yeti!
  • 8 6
 A bike truly worthy of a tribe.
  • 3 1
 tribe bike! haha
  • 1 0
 HAHAHAHA
  • 2 0
 Should have made it fully rigid and asked $19,999 for it
  • 5 3
 da fock 9k for made in china hardtail asembled from china components.
  • 2 0
 No loop stays. Disappointed.
  • 2 0
 The lack of looptail stays makes me sad...
  • 2 0
 Beautiful example of “Jumping the shark”
  • 2 1
 That makes me feel the same emotion I did when I saw the original for the first time... Damn! she is a beauty.
  • 2 0
 Well they do say money can't buy taste. Truly gopping.
  • 2 0
 no ARC no A.R.C.
am I too oldschool for thinking that?
  • 1 0
 I've never known a bike divide opinions in my 20 years of mountain biking more than this. Well played yeti.
  • 1 0
 Yeti should sell them to people only if they are willing to have YetiTribe tattooed on their arm!
  • 2 1
 Why is tribe snowboards allowed to keep their name? Or the 10 women's brands that all use the name. Bring them all down!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I wonder if bigger sizes have two water bottle mounts in the front triangle. My ARC does. It would be a shame not to.
  • 2 0
 For the rich newbies that also bought headlight fluid and aluminum magnets
  • 1 0
 $9900 and it comes with Level T Brakes LMAO !!! Its as if they've changed TiRibe for Circus in their marketing material!
  • 2 0
 For sure a Maxillofacial specialist can afford that.
  • 1 0
 The most this bike will ever be worth is $9,900, assuming someone buys one at that price.
  • 1 0
 Yeti Celebrates 35th Anniversary with a rip off of the century! No thanks I rather get a brand new Jetski!
  • 1 0
 I get that it has some blue paint but 9900 whopping big ones, and I’m in Canada so it’s like double for me
  • 5 4
 Can't wait to see the 1000's of dentist fight for 100 of these!
  • 3 0
 put this on an auction and price will skyrocket faster than Tesla stock.
  • 3 0
 Do dentists ride hardtails though?
  • 1 0
 @blazekelly: I'm not sure if this bike is meant to be ridden or hung on the wall anyway
  • 2 0
 A dentist fight is actually profitable for them Wink
  • 1 0
 Very nice looking, but that price! Wow!
  • 2 0
 What a beauty!
  • 1 0
 I had hoped for an Aluminium 130mm 29" Hardtail 66° HA
  • 1 0
 When I glanced at the headline my first thought was finally an affordable Yeti (because HT). Musst have missed the price.
  • 3 2
 What is the ILLEGAL word again? I can't keep up
  • 16 3
 Its easy.... if its said by a white middle age man, its probably not OK.
  • 1 0
 man yeti could make fortune selling hardtails
  • 2 1
 This is beautiful. I would just look at this and not even ride it haha
  • 3 2
 This really is biking ecstasy
  • 3 1
 You've not met Swedish twins on a high alpine pass when the weather is warm and the bud is BC.
tup
  • 5 0
 @Dropthedebt: Neither have you.
  • 1 1
 Well, not @Dropthedebt personally but a guy he knows. Him and Swedish twins and some BC bud *got it on*. Wooo-eee!
  • 1 1
 Celebrating by offering a grossly overpriced hardball for sale. Let us pay for your party
  • 1 0
 Time to book some root canals.
  • 3 1
 Nonsense
  • 1 2
 Cool looking bike. Maybe one day I’ll be able to drop $10k on a collectors’ bike that adorns my garage but I’m not in that tax bracket. LOL.
  • 1 0
 9 out of 10 dentists.... just called in sick
  • 4 2
 # YETI TRIBE
  • 1 0
 32t ring? I thought this was an XC race bike.
  • 1 0
 cant wait to put this up on my wall
  • 4 3
 I heard it comes with a DIY virtue signaling kit.
  • 2 0
 Looks like a session
  • 1 0
 Santa Cruz Chameleon for the win. Cool bike, tho, Yeti!
  • 1 0
 This bike is a Totally Retro Impressive Beautiful Example of bike porn.
  • 1 0
 Wow. That frame is a tank.
  • 1 0
 Half Wisdom tooth for sale if there’s any dentist who may want
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Chamois Hagar with flat bars to me
  • 1 0
 Lol.
  • 1 1
 At least it comes in XL as opposed to the SB110 and SB115 :-(
  • 2 3
 It's a limited edition run and only $99000 will be produced (from the sales)
  • 7 0
 My maths might be off, but I think u can add another zero to that
  • 4 0
 @Snug your maths is correct madam
  • 2 0
 @Snugs: crap - it was early!!
  • 1 2
 10k!?!?!?! Holy smokes....for that kinda lolly, after each ride I expect it to give me a rub down.
  • 1 2
 you can get a pretty cool high end ebike for 8000. hmmmmm I winder where the motor is on this one!!!
  • 1 1
 Here you go I know your Hungry
  • 2 1
 990USD . OK
  • 1 0
 *lake = brake
  • 1 1
 Don't know much about Yeti bikes but that's a looker
  • 2 4
 Guerilla Gravity Pedalhead would maul the this carbon joke more thoroughly than a PDX libtard getting smashed by a Trump agent.
  • 1 0
 Bike is dope
  • 2 3
 I would be surprised if they can sell more than 3 for that price
  • 9 0
 You don't know Yeti owners. It is probably sold out already.
  • 1 3
 Wow I would want a motor, battery and rear suspension for that sort of cash.
  • 3 0
 I'm almost certain there's a Mitsubishi dealer in some backwater town desperate for a sale that would offload a new Mirage G4 on you for what this bike costs.
  • 1 1
 A press fit bb tho?

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