The 575 can be built as a full on cross country race machine or as an all mountain battle horse. This bike screams versatility. There is a reason Yeti has been making this full suspension rig longer than any other. Get on one and leave the competition in the dust. The 575's custom butted hydro-formed 7005 alloy tubes and newly redesigned rear triangle give the bike the utmost in performance. It?s tried and true modified single pivot suspension design, combine with the high grade seal bearing offer a maintenance free set up. Performance, efficiently and free of maintenance, this is a true all mountain riders dream! Features: -Sizes: XS,S, M, L, XL -Colors:Black, White, Lime -Head Tube: Tapered(44/56mm)( -Suspension Linkage: Yeti Modified Single Pivot -Rear Shock:Fox CTD Adjust K+ (7.875*2.0) -Tire Clearance: 26 x 2.5" -Front Travel: 140-160mm (5.5-6.3") -Rear Travel: 146MM (5.75") -Rear Hub Spacing:135x10 QR or upgrade 142x12( thru axle included ) -Dropouts: Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
Bike Setup: Customer built 2009 575 frame with Fox Float 140mm fork, Easton EA90xc wheels, XTR drivetrain, Easton EC70 handlebars and seatpost, Gobi XM saddle,
a All Mountain Rider
from avon, CO
Date Reviewed: March 27, 2012
Strengths: thru axle set front and rear, burly downhill performance, a good climber, great build kit
Weaknesses: lower bb, somewhat narrow rear triangle(my maxxis minion 2.3 sometimes rub mud or stuck rock on the frame)some front wheel flop when climbing steeps, a bit of brake jack that can easily be overcome with a change of technique
i love my 2011 model. compared to my 2007 the new model is even more fun bombing downhill. its not quite as lite, or as good a climber but its still very nimble and flickable when flying down. If you like the climbing of the old 575 you might want to check out the asr-5 instead. if you loved downhills on the old 575 but wanted to ratchet it up a notch or two this is your bike.
Similar Products Used: my 2007 yeti 575, ibis mojo, intense 6.6, santa cruz nomad, ellsworth moment
Bike Setup: xt race 2x10 with bash guard, soon to add dropper seat post, maxxis minion 2.3
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: February 7, 2012
Strengths: Claws through steep technical climbs like a scared monkey while providing a stable, plush yet responsive descent. Somehow manages to make every trail twice as fun...magic?
Weaknesses: So far, the only weakness i have noticed in the bikes design is that it does suffer from brake jack a lot more than other suspension designs. However, i may have found that this has actually helped me to develop better braking technique.
An amazing all rounder of a bike. I have thrashed this bike in the two months i have owned it, riding pretty much everyday and the more I ride it the more I love it. I'm in the process of building this bike up to be a light weight AM machine, something which can still keep up with the XC guys while shredding on the down hills. This is definitely a bike to seriously consider if your searching for a ride on the XC side of All Mountain.
a Cross Country Rider
from Chicago, IL USA
Date Reviewed: January 27, 2012
Strengths: Excellent all around XC, trailbike, all mountain bike. Stiff, strong, well balanced frame. Awesome finish and details.
Weaknesses: None that I can tell.
This is by far and away the best bike I've owned and ridden. Have had a stable of various full suspension and hard tail bikes and none can compare to the Yeti for the forgiving stable ride it gives. Have used it for medium length XC rides, and a ton of trail blazing here in the midwest and rode it at the 2011 24 Hours of Moab in Utah. It performed flawlessly. Climbs great and descends some pretty gnarly stuff. Has never left me wanting for more travel or capability. No plans in the future of swapping out for another full suspender. I see no need. Next bike is a Yeti ARC hardtail. Love the brand!
Similar Products Used: Mountain Cycle San Andreas, Santa Cruz VP-Free, Trek Fuel
Bike Setup: 2009 XS 575 frame, team colors, Fox RP23 shock, 2012 Fox Float 150 RLC 15mm Kashima Coat, Shimano Hone crankset, SRAM X.0 shifters and rear der, Shimano front der, KMC chain, Thomson stem, Easton EC-70 carbon bar, ODI yeti grips, Hope headset, Specialized Command post dropper seat post, Selle Italia Contador carbon saddle, Salsa flip lock skewer, SRAM 970 cassette, 2011 Mavic Crossmax ST disc wheels, Maxxis Slant 6 and High roller tires, Azonic 420 pedals.
a Weekend Warrior
from Cortez, CO, USA
Date Reviewed: December 31, 2011
Strengths: Wish I could give this bike six chiles for value. The high-end components are a godsend for those of us who don't have $6,000 to spend on a bike.
It's the kind of ride with solid performance in almost any situation — the type of ride that only comes from years of evolution and fine tuning by Yeti. Considered the SB-66, but I wanted something tried and true. It took me a couple weeks to get the suspension dialed in, but now it's the closest to nirvana I've experienced in a lifetime of mountain biking. I think a part of us always wishes we had a couple more inches of travel for Moab-style boulder bombing, but this bike handles literally anything else. It may look like too much bike for smooth rolling cross-country trails, but it rips those up like a BMX bike with shocks. My first ride, I decided to see if it could jump. Next thing I know, my head's in the stratosphere and I'm shouting things that would make a porn star blush. Stuck the landing and knew it was the bike for me.
The Fox suspension soaks up the big hits and irons out the choppiest of trails. I've bottomed out the rear shock in softer settings, but it didn't feel like it was hitting bottom. The knarliest of hits cannot swamp the Fox 32 Fork, where I've yet to use the last 3/4 inch of travel. Mountain Bike Action gave the bike a low score for breaking, but it feels absolutely solid to me, as does everything else on the bike.
Only had the bike three months, and am still babying it a bit, but haven't broken anything.
Weaknesses: The only thing I've had a hard time with on this bike is on steep, rocky climbs. It climbs like a goat on smooth climbs, but it stalls when your front tire hits a large rock or root. Any suggestions? Don't know why adjustable travel forks went by the wayside, but this bike could have benefited from one. It still climbs much better than the GT Force.
Hope to someday see the engineers devise a way to see the numbers on the rp23 shock so you dial while riding, but for now I'm content to memorize which setting I'm in and which way to turn for the next setting.
This bike is beefy, sporty, fast and fun. I spent a lot of time researching and demoing bikes. My second choice was a Trek Rumblefish, which is slightly better at climbing and maintaining momentum. But the 575 is just more fun. It rips around turns and launches off jumps in a way that no 29r can. In our quest to shave off half ounces of weight and have perfect pedaling efficiency, we've forgotten why we got on the bike in the first place as kids. This bike reminds me every time.
Similar Products Used: 02 Tomac six shooter, 05 Tomac Snyper, Trek remedy, GT Force 2.0, Trek Rumblefish.
Bike Setup: 2011 enduro model (bought late in the year with some 2012 parts). For the first time, I like the stock saddle and tires that came on the bike. Nothing wrong with the stock grips, but I swapped them for some Ergons on account of my long fingers.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: December 11, 2011
Strengths: Everything Else
Weaknesses: TIRES TIRES TIRES
Well if finally dried out enough here to get out at least a bit here in east TN so I was able to get the new 575 Enduro out and get the setup tweaked a bit and establish some first impressions.
First on the build from Huck and Roll by in large I was happy except for the limit screws on the Rear D which were way off even though it stated on the build sheet it was set. The chain jumped off the inside of the cassette twice before I get it set correctly on the side of the trail. Other than that everything was either right or close which is all you can ask for mail order.
As for the bike itself I am very pleased with the overall feel and quality of the frame and suspension and how well they work together. As I have stated I have been riding a Maverick ML8 with a top of the line build and custom/recently tuned DUC 32 fork and rear shock by suspension Experts in Ashville NC. The Fox Float is plush and provides excellent control to the point you forget it is there which is pretty amazing. There is more flex than with the double crown DUC 32 but it does not seem to hamper the performance or cause any stability or tracking issues. The RP23 shock works perfectly and the Kashima coating adds a level of refinement both front and rear.
The rest of the build works well. I have not ridden the 10spd drive train and must say I enjoy the 36t cog on some of the steep technical trails I ride around here especially with my current level of winter fitness. I have no isues with the Avid Juicy 5 brakes which everyone seems to pan on MTBR so far work just fine. They don't have the raw stopping power of the Formula Oro Puro's on my ML8 but I confidently was able to use one finger without fear on steep downs.
Climbing with the new RP23 set to 2 in plush/none climbing mode is steller. I was expecting some level of bob however if you pedal smoothly and use good form there is no detectable loss of power even on extended climbs. The only place it falls short and it's minor is in large bump compliance when climbing. With the ML8's rearward movement as it compresses if you hit a large root while climbing it sort of eats the bump and pushes you up and over the root. On the 575 I feel more of the edge on root and more vertical movement, nothing that stops you from climbing just about anything just not as composed on those large mid hill roots that we have a ton of around here. Some fiddling with the air and shock setting might help but it is so outstanding every where else I think I have it pretty close. One area the 575 outshines the ML8 is neutral handling. I seem to be in the perfect position up or down. I never feel like I am going to go over the bars and can be very aggressive on steep down hills with lots of sharp off camber turns. Back to climbing I am over the pedals in perfect position do lay down the power.
So what is the down side?? For me the knobby nicks fall short of what the 575 is can do. After the first ride I swapped the rear for a 2.2 Mountain King which performed much better even though it had some miles on it. The Knobby Nick is flat scary on wet off camber roots and are blown away by the Conti Black Chili Trail Kings which I will put on the Yeti sooner rather that later. If you live in a dry area the Nick's might be OK but if you get wet mixed trails look elsewhere. BUT for Yeti's entry level build if all I can find that needs replaced it the tires it's a home run since geography and personal taste impact tire choice so much.
If you are looking for an awesome trail bike the 2011 575 is it and if you can get a deal on one I suggest you go for it!
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: November 10, 2011
Strengths: Beautiful Asthetics. nice welds, hydroformed frame, Graphics, long travel, easy pedaling, fast downhill, excellent components
Weaknesses: Swalbe Nobby Nics are sketchy, need to run at low PSI.
Pedals up great! much better than my KHS. Descends very controlled and fast. The suspension absorbs all the rough stuff, long travel feels like it has much more with the drcv and boost. Brakes are just breaking in, they have very nice modulation. Beautiful frame, hydro formed top down tubes. much stand over. WTB Rocket V seat is my favorite mt. bike seat. Thompson stem and Seat Post is a nice touch.DT Swiss M1600 are light look cool. Swalbe Nobby Nics at 30 PSI were sketchy, should be run at lower psi.
Carves and flicks quick and controlled.
This bike rocks! I highly recommend it.
Bike Setup: 575 Race,Fox 32 150 float,fox 23 boost, XT crank, drive train,brakes, Thomson Stem and seat post, WTB Rocket V, CB Candies, DT Swiss M1600/Swalbe Nobby Nic tires
a Cross Country Rider
from Hardyston, NJ
Date Reviewed: July 16, 2011
Strengths: Solid. I'm 205 lbs and this bike takes significant abuse. Screaming downhills, boulder gardens, 2-3 foot drops, and tons of muck. Shifts effortlessly. Climbs like a dream. I can't say enough good things about it!
Weaknesses: A little squeaky at times... Remedied with a good cleaning and light grease in pivots/joints.
New or used, you'll be hard pressed to find a better bike. Absolutely no buyer's remorse here!
Similar Products Used: None. Even used, by far the best fs bike I've ridden.
Bike Setup: Sram xo shifters/derailleurs, XTR crank, Easton Havoc AM wheelset (purchased to upgrade SunRingle Disc Jockeys which were getting thrashed on the local terrain), Hayes El Camino brakes, Manitou Drake fork
a Weekend Warrior
from San Diego, Ca
Date Reviewed: May 20, 2011
Strengths: versatile, light, smoooooooth riding up or down, simple to set up. "The One" bike
Weaknesses: the rider
This is the all aluminum "knuckle" frame. This bike has been perfect for me, with slight tweaks like tubeless tires. Fast on flats, can climb anything, smooth and stable on the downhills. I haven't neared it's limits in pretty tough and technical terrain in So Cal. Put on commuter tires and can hang with roadies on my 15 mile commute. (amazed on the other posts complaining about carbon problems, this bike has been as solid as a rock for me)
Similar Products Used: Trek Liquid, Santa Cruz Nomad
Bike Setup: stock enduro package:Mavic Crossride wheels, easton handlebar, fox vanilla fork, RP23 shock. added Crank Bro's dropper seatpost, switched to tubless Kenda Nevegals (2.35 F, 2.1 R)
a Cross Country Rider
from Austin, TX
Date Reviewed: May 16, 2011
Strengths: Great climber, jumper, cross country, grocery getter ;)
I've owned two 575s. Both have been wonderful. The first one was a 2005 'knuckle' model that lasted until 2009. I pushed the frame to its limits for 4 years without worry, and then it started creaking. I thought it was the bottom bracket, but after replacement the sound persisted. The next time I cleaned the frame, I saw a 1" crack near the seat tube by the bottom bracket... aluminum low cycle stress fatique FTL... time for a new frame. My second 575 frame is the newer hydroformed model, which is physicallly less appealing but mechanically much more solid. I prefer the old rear triangle and still use it on the new frame. When I ride other bikes, I can feel how efficient the 575 is... some 4" bikes feel like sand compared to the 575, even though they cost more. If you're looking for a long travel bike that can climb, cruise, jump, handle gracefully with neglect, and outperform its peers, the 575 is for you.
Similar Products Used: I've ridden a lot of bikes in a lot of races. If it's high end, I've probably ridden it.
Bike Setup: X.0, Crossmax ST, Ignitors, 991, RLC float, Thomson Hayes 9 C...
from phoenix, az, usa
Date Reviewed: May 16, 2011
Strengths: great all around bike. handles downhill surprisingly well.
Weaknesses: constant bike maintenance required. i own 3 other mtn bikes and this one by far requires more mechanic attention than the others.
company doesn't stand behind their product.
ridding this bike for the first 6mths was awesome...then things started to fail:
constant creaking. still have yet to root cause.
dogbone bearings (not covered by warranty. claimed as normal wear and tear)
rear derailleur cable eye/guide broke off carbon triangle (not covered by warranty. yeti said a tie wrap around the swing arm works just fine. they could not justify a new $400 triangle for a broken cable eye)
the bike looks like i bought it at walmart. it has tie wraps all over the swing arm and it makes so much creaking noise, i need ear plugs when i ride.
bottom line, the 575 is fun to ride but a nightmare to own. i recommend spending your hard earned cash somewhere else.
Bike Setup: race components.
rear carbon triangle.
a Cross Country Rider
from Santa Cruz,Ca
Date Reviewed: February 9, 2011
Strengths: Good performing frame, but a bit big. I got used to it. Climbs fairly well but not as good as my blur. I did like the travel and feel of the suspension before it dropped out from under me.
Weaknesses: Rear carbon chain stay failed completely. Both chain stays snapped completely in half unexpectedly while riding down a straight section of a fire road. This caused the upper seat stays to fracture as well.
First of all I must state that I am an all mountain rider, doing both cross country and downhill single track. I don't launch more than 3ft or do big drops. I ride fast, but I ride smart. I rarely step outside my skill level unless I am focused specifically on improving my own technique. I also never hit blind trails hot. I get to know my trails before I open up.
On this particular frame, I was shocked at what happened. I bought this frame about 1 1/2 years ago. Since then I have not ridden it near as hard as I rode my blur nor did I take it to Downieville. I just didn't have time this last year.
This frame failure should have never happened by the conditions with which I ride. Neither one of my other frames ever came close to this level of failure. I could have been seriously injured if not killed! I am very upset about it. It scared the hell out of me when the frame collapsed. I will never trust this frame again regardless of the parts replaced. In my opinion they should have offered me a new 2011 frame with the redesigned rear triangle in light of what happened.
I was able to contact the warranty Manager who instructed me to take it my nearest dealer. They did handle it in a timely manor. However, Even though I had established communication with Yeti directly, they used my local yeti dealer (bike shop) as a pawn, communicating any bad news or conditions through them. Apparently this is common according to the bike shop, but still shows a certain cowardice on Yeti's part.
In this case Yeti followed their own warranty policies, which includes insisting that I have the dealer build my bike in order to have a valid warranty, so beware DIY folk. They don't cover that cost of course, its on me!
I was given 3 options:
1. new carbon fiber rear triangle free of charge (no way!)
2. new aluminum chain stay carbon seat stay triangle free of charge (my pic)
3. $923 to upgrade to a 2011 frame (just plain insulting)
If you add it up $1350 + $923 = 2273 for a frame I could get for $1,900 brand new. At this point I would never put money back into this company anyway.
Over all my confidence in this frame is plain shattered. I will never buy a Yeti product again. I was with 5 other guys who witnessed what happened and all wondered how I would be treated in light of this. I think Yeti fails to understand that even if only a few percent of their parts made in China are junk, it matters! A lawsuit might change that, who knows? The fact that they didn't offer me a new frame in light of this shows little value for customer satisfaction. Yeti, you definitely haven't helped your presence in Santa Cruz or your reputation.
Similar Products Used: Specialized SX, Intense Tracer.
Bike Setup: 2008 575 w / Carbon Rear Talas 140, Sram XO drive train, Hugi 340 on DT swiss Rims. King headset & Gravity Dropper
a Cross Country Rider
from manila, philippines baby!
Date Reviewed: January 31, 2011
Strengths: sexy, macho, eye candy, a head turner! ..nice simple decals, specially the yeti man on the top tube.
very very responsive. from high speed to full stop you can easily get the momentum back. excellent climber (even on a full 160mm fork set up), you'll feel very confident when descending really fast.. great overall handling.
PERFECT LOOKS & RIDE!!!
Weaknesses: can't do big drops as much as i want to, coz of the carbon rear reviews.
what an ALL MOUNTAIN bike should be!! a do it all bike!!
get this bike if you're an aggresive rider & wants to be different. PERFECT bike for me.