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I demoed a 575 the other day. Just rode it several blocks outside the store and back. There was one section that might be described as an uneven fireroad and it seemed like I managed to lightly pedal strike (pedal graze?) the bike without really trying. It wasn't technical or anything, and the suspension setup was probably too soft for my weight, but even if it were right, then if I were doing something technical..., it made me wonder. How is the real world experience for any actual owners or others who have logged seat time.
 

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No problem here.

I ams about 195 lbs and run my 5th at 75/170.

I rode a hellacious rooty rocky ride last weekend and only had one hard pedal strike that I can remember. Certainly less than my Turner XCE over the same trail in the past.

I don't think there is an issue with a properly setup shock.

Try again with recommended pressures.

Good luck
 

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drjos said:
I ams about 195 lbs and run my 5th at 75/170.

I rode a hellacious rooty rocky ride last weekend and only had one hard pedal strike that I can remember. Certainly less than my Turner XCE over the same trail in the past.

I don't think there is an issue with a properly setup shock.

Try again with recommended pressures.

Good luck
Hello, I see that you have a 575 and have had a XCE, can you give me a quick comparison between the two? Also, ever ride a 5 Spot? Just curious, the 575 is a dang fine ride!

I rode a 575 at Mammoth a few weeks ago, do even really remember hitting my pedals, I also road a Ventana El Chamuco a week prior, hit the pedals all the time, I was starting to get mad. I hit my pedals all the time with my old Schwinn Sweet Spot too at Mammoth Mtn, some ot the same trails I road several weeks ago.
 

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When you start playing with lots of travel your pedals are gonna get lower to the ground more often than on a 3.5 inch travel bike - hence you will strike more. I know I have. But it's not really an issue.

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XCE vs 575

ride red said:
Hello, I see that you have a 575 and have had a XCE, can you give me a quick comparison between the two? Also, ever ride a 5 Spot? Just curious, the 575 is a dang fine ride!

I rode a 575 at Mammoth a few weeks ago, do even really remember hitting my pedals, I also road a Ventana El Chamuco a week prior, hit the pedals all the time, I was starting to get mad. I hit my pedals all the time with my old Schwinn Sweet Spot too at Mammoth Mtn, some ot the same trails I road several weeks ago.
The two bikes are suprisingly similar. I have a Fox Float AVA propedal on the XCE and Fox forx on both. I am having a hard time deciding which one to keep. For most of the trails I ride 4" is enough but there really is no penalty in having 5" on the Yeti.

Handling - similar. Both flow through tight single track and are very comfortable at speed.

Climbing - They feel very similar. Even the effort to keep the front down on steep climbs feels about the same.

Suspension- The XCE is smoother throughout the stroke but has less travel. I can feel the Yeti's 5th overcome the platform damping. If I keep the Yeti, which is likely the case, I will probably try a Fox RP3 in the future.

Frame Design - Technically the Yeti is awesome but you really can't beat a Turner. I have been very pleased with Yeti customer service though. I called before the purchase about the frame size and I called yesterday about disassembling the links to clean the shock pivots. Both times the guys were patient and had good advise.

Details:
Waterbottle - Because of the swing link, I can only fit a normal short waterbottle on my large frame.
Cable routing- strange but works OK. Watch out for rub where the brake hose touches the bottom bracket and where the front derailleur cable touches the bb shell.

Good luck,
David
 

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I too hit my pedals a lot. However, the trails I ride are extremely rocky, so it's somewhat expected. That being said, I think part of the problem (for me anyway) is that the 5th Air shock blows through it's travel so easily. I am in the process of replacing it with a Fox Float, so we'll see if that improves it any.
 

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I hit my pedals on occasion, but not any more often than I did with my old 3" bike. If the suspension was too soft for you, you'll ride lower to begin with. Add some air to the shock and try it again. It shouldn't be an issue if you're even a little bit careful about pedal position and have the suspenion setup properly.
 
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