Yeti Cycles AS-X Freeride Freeride Full Suspension

4.84/5 (55 Reviews)
MSRP : $2000.00


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Product Description

The Yeti AS-X is a freeriders dream bike. 6 or 7 inches of plush travel launches off a Progressive Suspension 5th Element rear shock. The adjustment of travel is by transfering the dogbone linkage over to a second slot in the frame. The mulitpivot link


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cody a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2013

Strengths:    Super balanced, climbs really well. Despite frame weight, can be built relatively light. 1.5" Headset is so nice after riding 1 1/8". Feels really solid and planted on the trail.

Weaknesses:    Honestly, the only drawback I have see is the vertical dropouts in the rear.I haven't had any troubles personally, but I am nervous about the small clamp area for rear QR.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this bike...a lot. My riding has done nothing but improve after moving from my freeride hardtail to the AS-X. somehow it is a more efficient pedalling machine than my hardtail, which I think speaks volumes to the geometry of the frame, and the cockpit that it has. I can't say enough about the frame.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gwiz a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2012

Strengths:    This Bike is a beast, didn't disappoint my expectations. Handled everything I asked for riding trails and even steep drops. Not bad at climbing but really shines when going down.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, would recommend to anyone

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Price Paid:    $1500.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by toby freeman a Weekend Warrior from Dorking

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2011

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
purshased at www.zeroos.co.uk made customley

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Favorite Trail:   peaslake

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   www.zeroos.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   www.zeroos.co.uk

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Maurice Bakker a Weekend Warrior from Holland

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2010

Strengths:    Overall it's fast on every terrain, reliabel and secure when you're dropping heights, true allround bike!!!!

Weaknesses:    Tiny degree of slack during sharp corners

Bottom Line:   
Well i had to get use this bike, after riding my Yeti Arc for 15 years i thought it was time for the more serious drop offs, no weight weenie but KG increased but what a suprise that this bike moves so easily upwards on hills and even soft soil is like cutting butter with an hot knife.
Still pull out my ARC on occassion but my ASX is definitely more an allrounder and ready to go to battle on any turf.

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Favorite Trail:   Boullion/ Belgium

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   I own an Arc for XC, different bike and uses but quality wise a 100% match....

Bike Setup:   Black As-X, Fox DT 5.0, Red King 1.5 headset, Race Face Diablo Stem, black Sherman, red Magura Martha, Thomson post, Dt Swiss wheels, SRAM 9.0 gripshift and XT/R round off

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by swampwolf a Weekend Warrior from Leiria, Portugal

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2010

Strengths:    Strong build, pedals well for the weight, well balanced, good geo, very plush

Weaknesses:    Quite heavy, frame bearings wear faster than I would expect, very high standover height, fragile paint

Bottom Line:   
Despite the problems listed, this is a very very good bike. Rode it for about 3 years in a wide range of terrains and it didn't let me down, from bike park riding to some light XC rides.

Got through a lot of other parts with no major problems on the frame, except fot having to change the bearings twice.

Highly recommended, especially for gravity riding!

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Favorite Trail:   French/Swiss Alps

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   BTTerra

Similar Products Used:   Haro eXtreme X3

Bike Setup:   2006 M frame w/ 5th Element, Boxxer Team, Hope M4 brakes, DeeMax wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by YETI05 a Weekend Warrior from Chicago, IL

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2009

Strengths:    rails corners, strong, pops wheelies, geo, travel, pedals very well, manuverable, balance

Weaknesses:    heavy (came from ASR and hardtails), flexy rearend, high standover height

Bottom Line:   
i have stopped riding my Yeti ASR and plan to sell it to upgrade parts on ASX. 1st time sitting on the bike i felt at home, geo was perfect except for standover height. don't mind standover height now because the bike is very well balanced. i can ride at very slow speeds around techy turns without free of falling over or haveing to put my foot down cause i'm going to slow. the bike pedals very good. i prefer to pedal this over my ASR on city streets, trails, and even uphill might not be as fast but feels more fun on this one. corners amazing, bike really likes to be steered with the body not the handlebars. wheelies and manuals very easy. suspension is very plush. feels rough on the small stuff but plush on the big stuff (told this is due to the fork and how i have my rear shock set up). bike can be built to suit ur needs. trail/FR/DH. i have 2 other bikes and i alway choose this one to ride everywhere. i might look out of place on city streets but now a days i find myself thinking i want to ride down that or jump off of that while riding. the bike is truly amazing and will open ur eyes to new lines and obsticals that u never thought to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   public buildings and streets

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   sherman breakout, 5th element, Truvativ cockpit, Shimano drivetrain (1x9), Weirwolf 2.3/Precision hub WTB LaserDisc DH front ,Velociraptor/DT Swiss rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nickyeti a Downhiller from poway,CA,united states

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2008

Strengths:    the parts spec.it rides great and handles everything. ITS A YETI!

Weaknesses:    the paint.and the back shock is hard to take off.

Bottom Line:   
this is a great bike and i highy recomend it for freeride and downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   mammoth,ted williams

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   beyond bikes(highly

Similar Products Used:   v10. iron horse sunday.foes fly.haro x7.

Bike Setup:   2007 yeti freeride biuld in a medium(i am only 5.3 and i fit on it fine). upgrades. e13 light guide with taco tompson seatpost and tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Thompson a Downhiller from tiburon, ca

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2008

Strengths:    great frame, never will break. i love the suspension set up and all that stuff. the bike is great!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great bikes! the frame seems like it will never break. i absolutely recommend this bike with a totem. make sure the bike is made in colorado.

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Favorite Trail:   my trails....

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   some guy

Similar Products Used:   SX, kona stinky, maybe big hit...

Bike Setup:   2006 frame, rock shox totem, fox dhx 5.0, xtr disc brakes, and so on...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by justin carson a Downhiller from davis, ca

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2007

Strengths:    love everything. looks to geometry its all great

Weaknesses:    when you bottom out my ass hits the tire and that can be bad if your going fast

Bottom Line:   
awsome bike and i got the frame for 650, whopping deal, just saying if your about my height, 6ft 1 then get a layback seatpost if you care about ur balls.

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Favorite Trail:   spots i built

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   some guy...

Similar Products Used:   bullit, haro x7 but didnt like em as much

Bike Setup:   black yetias-x, domain fork, juicy 7 discs, nevegal tires, dhx5 rear shock, race face ride dh crank, 5050 pedals etc...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from Calera, AL, USA

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2007

Strengths:    Quality like no other at any price. Frame tubing and welds are gorgeous and second to none. Bike is plush and smooth no matter what you ride it on. It's The all mountain bike and the kicker is it climbs efficiently! Looks awesome and is tough as a bike comes. It really is a 'do it all' if you are in the all mountain aggressive category.

Weaknesses:    None. Well maybe the month I waited to get this bike and it was pricy too.

Bottom Line:   
Best bike I've ever seen and rode and I'm a fortunate rider to own one. The only change I will be making on this bike in the future is on the tires, it came with Maxxis Minion downhill tires at 2.5 and I'm switching to a 2.35 size to shed a little weight as I'm not a full blown downhiller. Bike has all the possibilies, build it for your needs and be done. Have fun!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3100.00

Purchased At:   Beyondbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   None that are in this bike's catagory. Own Fisher's and Specialized.

Bike Setup:   2007 ASX, 2008 Fox Talas36 RC2 fork, Fox DHX5.0(500# spring), FSA pig DH pro sealed headset, the rest is the Yeti freeride kit.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from DC Metro Area

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2007

Strengths:    Ultra Strong, Confidence Inspiring, Great Craftsmanship, Spot-on Geometry, Rides like a much lighter bike.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This bike is awesome. I own a bunch of bikes that I love but it seems I always take the AS-X. This bike can REALLY do it all. It may be a bit slow on the ups, but really, its not spec'd for that anyway and Yeti tells you that straightaway. I might add that I do manage stair climbs as-well-as drops. This bike can truly handle whatever you dish out. The Fox 5.0 rear / 36 Float fork combo really are a perfect match for my riding.

On a side note - it looks way cool and gets thumbs-ups wherever I go (everywhere).

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Similar Products Used:   Too many to list.....

Bike Setup:   Fox 36 Float, Race face tri-ring setup (for riding from the house), Tompson seatpost and stem, Maxxis 2.5 tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by topher a Downhiller from portland, or

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2007

Strengths:    This bike is so unbelievably sick I can't even describe it. Smooth as hell over anything and rock solid, the faster you go the more in control you are!

Weaknesses:    wasn't free

Bottom Line:   
if you're looking for a bike that can do it all the asx is totally rad, it's solid, smooth, and extremely stable, I love it and am extremely impressed with how well it rides!

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Favorite Trail:   extendo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   full cycles

Similar Products Used:   kona dawg primo, yeti 575, versus blitz 2

Bike Setup:   rockshox domain 318, yeti asx w/ fox dhx 5.0 coil

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nate a Downhiller from Ivins, UT

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2007

Strengths:    Solid frame. Some brake jack in the rear due to the single pivot design. The Fox DHX 5.0 offers great adjust ability. Nice tight maneuverable feel that is at home downhill or trail riding

Weaknesses:    Paint on swing arm scratches easily. Kept losing the bolts from the rear der hanger

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for about a hundreds less than similar rigs. Can be trail rode or taken downhill. I have loved this bike for over a year now and have no plans to retire it.

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Favorite Trail:   Bootleg

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   DC

Similar Products Used:   Stinky

Bike Setup:   Med frame with Fox DHX 5.0, Sherman breakout plus, Mavic ex729 wheels, Maxxis Minion 2.5 front and rear, Race Face x-type crankset with FSA exterior bottom bracket, WTB saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Dover a Downhiller from Bay area

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2007

Strengths:    light, good parts spec, cheap, looks good

Weaknesses:    I got an alternate build kit, costed more for cheaper parts. whatever.
tire hits the frame, maxxis minion 2.5


Bottom Line:   
I use this as my DH bike, it is still plush in the rocks and things, but it is easier to throw around. I can just pick up the bike and change lines at speed, effortlessly. It rails turns. It loves to jump, much easier than my old bighit ( with 24" ) It came in stock with single ply's and light tubes at 38 pounds

I run it with a 36, and it feels great. I am considering a bigger fork later on for northstar and whistler, but for this year I feel confident on the 36 coil.

If you ride smooth dh, freeride, or anything with some pedaling / jumping, this is the bike. not ideal for rough races though.

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Favorite Trail:   whizzler

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2850.00

Similar Products Used:   vp free, older bighit, demo 9

Bike Setup:   36 vanilla R, DHX 5 coil, X9, juicy 3's
450 lb coil, I weigh 140 w/o gear so 400 is better

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from Tucson

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2007

Strengths:    Very strong, simple design, bulletproof. Pretty plush when set up right. Price.

Weaknesses:    Not a very good climber, weight?, needs to have a bolted rear axle to make it stiff.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price. Excellant freerider/beginner DH, decent all mountain. Don't expect a great climber and you will be fine. Your friends will wait at the top...you will wait at the bottom!

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Favorite Trail:   Miligrosa

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Go-Ride

Similar Products Used:   Stinky Primo, SX Trail, FXR,

Bike Setup:   XO, 66sl, CK hubs/headset, Avid brakes, Thompson, RF Atlas/Diabolus, Maxxis .

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