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Hello All,
This is my first post to the Yeti forum; I wasn't really expecting to get one, as they are really expensive new. Anyway I have been in the market for a FS rig and my wife was insisting I stay on budget which seemed mutually exclusive with the feature set I wanted. One of my buddies, who sponsored, pointed me to his bike shop. The owner of the shop had ridden this frame for a year and put it in the corner to build another 575.

'06 Yeti 575 Pic 1

'06 Yeti 575 Pic 2

This is the build I was planning for it:
XT Shifters, RD, FD, cassette, and hubs
Mavic 717 hoops (wheels/cassette will be a pull from my current Kona. The cassette was replaced at the end of the season)
Fox Vanilla RLC fork
King headset
Avid BB7 brakes
Easton Ai
I'm thinking either a Race Face evolve xc or XT crank

I want to make sure I have a solid new england XC bike, so if I'm all ears if anyone has advice.

Anthony
 

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You should be golden. That looks like a good durable budget build for a 575. I'm runnng an 06/07 575 and love it. Ride what you have and upgrade when needed. You might want a 180 front rotor for the BB7's and I'd go with the XT crank.

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BB7 brakes? Seriously?
I know they are great for what they are and all, but the rest of your bike vastly out classes them.
I'd get the XT crank (RF bottom brackets are garbage), and... if it were me I'd get a Cane Creek headset and save the money over the King for some better brakes.
 

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Joules has a point, If you have the BB7's laying around they'll work until the wife approves better brakes. If you are buying new then go with something with liquid in the lines. You can find deores for about the same price as BB7's. I'd avoid Juicy's, they seem to have more noise problems on the 575 than other brakes. I'm now a formula fan.

And Joules, I got Melly to approve the budget for my brakes to get rid of my juicys. Got a used set of "The Ones" for 350 bucks. Awesome stuff..
 

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Well, I do have the BB7s around... I blew up a set on my hardtail and I picked up another set, since they were onsale and cheap. I have a tendency to never leave good enough alone - what are "The Ones"?

Are hydros a pain to service? I have a condo and do most of my service in the office with a drop cloth down...

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Well, I do have the BB7s around... I blew up a set on my hardtail and I picked up another set, since they were onsale and cheap. I have a tendency to never leave good enough alone - what are "The Ones"?

Are hydros a pain to service? I have a condo and do most of my service in the office with a drop cloth down...

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The ones are Formula's top of the line brakes. Not good for a tight budget unless you can find a deal. If you already have the BB7's then why not try them and see how they feel to you. I really prefer hydros, once installed you rarely need to service them and most are just install and forget. If you can afford it I'd go with hydros, but BB7's with big rotors are a good servicable brake.
 
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