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Old 09-23-2011, 04:14 PM   #46
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It's for on the fly seat adjustments. He has a trigger release on the handlebar and the seat is spring loaded. Very cool feature for raising/lowering the seat height for conditions.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:19 PM   #47
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Yup, drop the seat for the downhills, then pull the switch and it pops back up for the climbs.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:20 PM   #48
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^ what he said.. it's the first bike I've run an adjustable post on; don't know if I could go back now.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:37 PM   #49
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^ what he said.. it's the first bike I've run an adjustable post on; don't know if I could go back now.
What post is that and why did you choose it? I've heard that some when they break just go to the lowest position and some stay where they are when they break.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:13 PM   #50
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What post is that and why did you choose it? I've heard that some when they break just go to the lowest position and some stay where they are when they break.
The drop seat posts are supposed to be fantastic if you ride lots of technical terrain. They are getting better, but I still hear lots of stories about frequent rebuilds and adjustments, as well as outright failures... Plus they are PF expensive!

I'm kind of saved from all the seatpost drama as one of the few downsides of the older frame Yeti's is a 27.2mm seatpost, which has almost no options for drop posts! (One UK manufacturer with a bit of a funky post does make a 27.2)
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:27 PM   #51
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What post is that and why did you choose it? I've heard that some when they break just go to the lowest position and some stay where they are when they break.
It's the SpecialEd Command Post. It came spec'd with the bike. Not sure if I would have dropped the coin if I had been doing the build myself, but I have no complaints so far. The "spring" in this is just an air cartridge. I haven't looked at the design that close, but if it blew I think the post could still be manually adjusted and would stay locked into position.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:23 AM   #52
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Dan, my buddy and I try to ride year round. He lives up by Chatfield and I'm a few miles north of you so if you ever want to meet up let me know. We ride around the foothills mostly, but do try and get up to WP a few times every season. Next year I think I'll be getting a pass...it's always a blast.

I have a Turner 5 spot with fox suspenders, nice lightweight do-it-all type bike.

Mt. Carbon with Bear Creek lake on the right (and handlebars :), I don't have any other pics of my bike):

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:58 AM   #53
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In fact I went out and rode the Bear Creek Loop after seeing your pics last time.

That's what i'm looking for, just quick mid week workout rides. I have a very flexible schedule so can ride most days of the week after dropping the kids off at school. Can be ready to roll by 9AM.

Give me a buzz next time you go ride. I've got a friend who lives in Highlands Ranch so we can ride the Backcountry Trails up by Daniels Park.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:41 AM   #54
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In fact I went out and rode the Bear Creek Loop after seeing your pics last time.

That's what i'm looking for, just quick mid week workout rides. I have a very flexible schedule so can ride most days of the week after dropping the kids off at school. Can be ready to roll by 9AM.

Give me a buzz next time you go ride. I've got a friend who lives in Highlands Ranch so we can ride the Backcountry Trails up by Daniels Park.
Sounds good. I'll definitely give you a buzz. 9AM will work for me a couple of days during the week, depending on a few things. Lots of good stuff up in Deer Creek canyon also, Plymouth Creek is an ass kicker but fun. Pence park -> lair of the bear is a good long ride as well, since we usually don't have enough much time to hit this one up and down (or down and up) we park one truck at the top and one at the bottom and start from Pence park and work our way down to Lair of the bear. Unfortunately, most of these trails are no fun on weekends..there's just way too many people.
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Not familiar w/ those, would loe to check them out.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:37 PM   #56
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We'll have to have a beer at the next cross race.
Yes!!! Beer and Cross. Not much better. Cough your brains and lungs out after the race but make it better with a cold beer
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:39 PM   #57
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Oh, here is what a REAL Yeti 575 looks like!

I bought the 2005 vintage frame last year and did a basic SRAM X9 build. Love the originals!

Also: Matt, thanks for the picture of Emily!

You bet! With a name like FatChance, did you every have Chris Chances' bikes in the day? Yo Eddy perhaps? One of my very favorite bikes of all time!
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:43 PM   #58
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The Barracuda is a better bike with the 29er front end than it ever was with the old rigid front or the Manitou 4 I used to run. Much lighter too.
My co-worker back when I worked for the Specialized MTB team used to be the Dos Equis/Barracuda Team mechanic- He was 19 at the time and with Dos XX as a sponsor, had a trailer full of beer he was not supposed to drink... ya right!
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:45 PM   #59
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More Yeti love!

I have an original-style 575 in raw (silver), and picked up the newer hydro-formed tube style for my wife... They definitely ride a bit different, but I enjoy them both!
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Those Yeti 29's look sweet. Always liked the yeti's
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:14 PM   #60
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Got to love end of season blow outs at the resort bike shops!

Stopped by Totally Wired in Fraser and picked up:

- Joplin 4 seat post for $50 (for the newer Yeti)
- Giro Remedy CF carbon fiber full face downhill helmet, also $50.
(They list for about $280 each)

They also had bike jerseys for $10, bike shorts for $10, Gloves for $5.

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