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Feb 24, 2017 at 14:37
Feb 24, 2017

Best Yeti SB 75 Deal: Like new + 2016 Fork Internals

$3100 USD
Why am I selling this amazing, basically mint condition bike, if everything is pretty much brand new? It's because I bought it while living in Santa Cruz, but now live in San Francisco where I can't ride it. In December of 2015 I got it ready to ride (had the fork, shock, suspension bearings, and seat post rebuilt), but then in January I ended up moving to San Francisco and have not ridden the bike since. 2015 Yellow Yeti SB 75, Medium frame, 27.5 inch wheels. 4 (count em, 4) barely noticeable scratches. That is it. I took super detailed, high megapixel photos of every scratch so you can see for yourself. And note how the dust looks just as noticeable in the photos as the scratches do. Can you see dust on your bike normally? Then you won't notice the scratches. You're basically getting a mint condition bike with an upgraded suspension and an added dropper seat post (from Yeti it only comes with a standard seat post). This bike is a blast to ride. The SB suspension is amazing. It remains firm under power while climbing, pumps single track like there's no tomorrow, and its geometry is perfect for descending almost anything short of Whistler. WHAT'S NEW: 1) This bike has been lovingly maintained. The fork and shock were sent to Fox for a complete rebuild and have not been ridden since. The fork was upgraded with 2016 internals (smoother ride, less stiction, isn't plagued with the 2014 model year's excessive diving). 2) This bike is stock except for the additional dropper seat post, a KS Lev. The dropper post was likewise sent in for a complete rebuild and has not been ridden since; it's still buttery smooth. 3) The suspension bearings have been replaced and it has not been ridden since. They will not give you any trouble for a long time. 4) Tubeless tires. I will provide you with extra Stan's tubeless sealant. COMPONENTS: This is the Race setup, with top of the line everything. Sram Elixr 9 brakes; Sram X01 11-speed drivetrain; Fox 34 CTD Factory Kashima fork and CTD Factory Kashima shock; Easton Haven carbon handlebar; Easton Haven 50mm stem; water bottle cage; Yeti seat. In lieu of posting a bunch of glamorous shots I have chosen to document every single flaw the bike has (very few) in gory high definition: 4 barely noticeable scratches.That's it. I loved this thing like my yet-unborn child. Never dropped. Of the 4 scratches, 1 came from me dropping my cleat on the top of the frame, another on the crank was from a rock, and the other 2, which can be found on the quick release skewers, are from a single time I set the bike down on cement and it shifted a bit. The fork, shock, and seat post stanchions are in mint condition. You can have either flat or clip in pedals, or both.

boiancristoph mikelevy's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 10:11
Nov 12, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
I'm not attacking you as a human being, I'm attacking this review specifically. It doesn't mean anything if you link to another article you've written. Respond to my criticism of this article.
boiancristoph mikelevy's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 9:54
Nov 12, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
This is a review written by someone who is trying to appease both Shimano and SRAM and not rock the industry boat at the expense of PinkBike readers' money. It makes no serious comparison with previous iterations of Avid brakes other than lightly touching on their inadequacies. It makes a weak claim that Avid brakes have the best ergonomics (I agree with this but look how the author all of a sudden tries to avoid attributing the statement to any particular agent--"I'd argue that they can brag about having some of the best ergonomics in the brake game"--what is it, Mike, do you think they have the best ergonomics or not? You're writing a review, not marketing screed). The author also refuses to name Shimano explicitly (the closest he gets is "their biggest competitor in the brake world"). This is a classic marketing technique similar to how non-sponsored parts on a rider's bike are blacked out. Amp your product up without naming the competitors' because that would be free advertising for them. Is this an ad or is this journalism? PinkBike readers want to know whether these brakes are worth purchasing. How do they stack up to Shimano? Magura? Other available options? Please don't sacrifice the trust of your readers for some short term gain in the eyes of SRAM and Shimano. PinkBike should be better than this. Also you really need to hire a reliable copy editor.
boiancristoph RichardCunningham's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 5:07
Aug 27, 2014
More Bikes and Oddities from the Eurobike Outdoor Demo 2014
If I'm not mistaken the linkage fork was made to address the fact that while rear suspension has all sorts of linkages that redirect pedaling and braking forces away from the shock, we're still using a very primitive system when it comes to forks. Of course, some makers, like rockshox, have come close to perfecting a compromise that limits brake dive and pedaling compression and let the fork sit high in its travel while taking abuse. However, this detracts from low speed sensitivity. A fork with a linkage, which as someone pointed out above, has been used in motorcycles (like BMW), if it's working correctly, should not respond at all to braking or pedaling forces and only to bumps the wheel encounters. Imagine grabbing the brakes and not having your bike dive forward. That's what drives people to try all these crazy-looking linkages out.
boiancristoph mikekazimer's article
Jul 23, 2014 at 11:14
Jul 23, 2014
FINISHED: Yeti Cycles - Ask Us Anything
Will you be coming out with an SB75 that has a rear carbon triangle like you did with the SB66 and 96? Another quesiton I have is, who puts the switch link together, Yeti or the bike shop? Because I bought a brand new SB75 5 months ago and it very quickly developed a noticeable *clunk* in the beginning of its travel. I finally tore it apart myself and found out that 1. the large bearing is toast and 2. most parts were undertorqued, which is most likely what caused the bearing to wear out. My bike shop claims that they should'nt be held responsible for this and so now I have to shell out for a new set of bearings at the very least.
boiancristoph mikekazimer's article
Mar 24, 2014 at 16:17
Mar 24, 2014
Yeti 575 - Review
Looks like the SB-75 got a better review on this site a few days ago. Why didn't PinkBike post this review on its main feed? http://www.pinkbike.com/u/mattwragg/blog/yeti-sb75-review.html
boiancristoph SarahLeishman's article
Feb 6, 2014 at 10:42
Feb 6, 2014
Desert Singletrack: Israel Part 1
I'd like to ask a simple question: who paid for this trip? A non-answer will simply confirm my worst suspicions: that the Israeli Ministry of Tourism or some organization similar to it paid for this trip in order to whitewash Israel's status as a pariah state.
boiancristoph SarahLeishman's article
Feb 5, 2014 at 16:30
Feb 5, 2014
Desert Singletrack: Israel Part 1
The idea that one can go wherever they please and write whatever story they want without any political consequences, even unintended ones, is a fantasy. Israeli organizations often invite journalists and students for paid vacations to Israel. These vacations are designed to maximize Israel's public image in the world, which suffers from its treatment of the Palestinians. By agreeing to take part in this vacation (and it is a separate question that deserves to be asked: who paid for the trip?) you unknowingly contributed to a political agenda that I am sure you would not agree with. I'm not writing this as a holier-than-thou criticism. I'm writing to encourage you to take specific measure to mitigate the harm you may have caused. First and foremost, it would be disrespectful of you to publish the second installment of this piece unless it substantially addresses the Palestine issue (beyond mere calls for coexistence). Secondly, if you did not pay for the trip, it would be wise to acknowledge this and apologize to Palestinians for your gaffe. Finally, it would be helpful to publish a retraction of this article. Please contact me if you have any further questions. I'd be happy to talk in more detail about all of this. And finally, stay happy and ride. But make sure you don't ride over other peoples' futures. Thanks for the awesome website.
boiancristoph SarahLeishman's article
Feb 5, 2014 at 16:30
Feb 5, 2014
Desert Singletrack: Israel Part 1
As a mountain biker and pinkbike fan I am extremely disappointed by your choice to publish this story. This isn't about trolling, nor is it about trying to get my political points across because I have no one else to discuss them with. This is simply about respect. The Palestinian-led call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions must be respected. By publishing this article you violate that call. I'm sure your vacation was wonderful. The geography of Israel-Palestine is beautiful. However, this does not justify your papering over the fact that the Israeli state works to systematically deny Palestinians basic human rights. If you two are are committed to equality, as you write, then you must pursue that commitment in every facet of your life. This includes journalism.
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Jan 1, 2014 at 17:52
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