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I'm guessing the answer will be a resounding 'NO!' but I'm just curious. I'm a couple weeks away from getting my own 575 to replace the Fuel 90 I've been riding for 3 years. It will be by far the biggest bike purchase of my life and is going to put me in a bit of a budget crunch for a few months so I think I'm starting to second guess whether or not I need it. From everything I've read and experienced with the 575 it seems to be as close to the perfect trailbike as anything for a lower price tag than its competitors.

Also, just trying to get some opinions on whether I should keep the Fuel or not. Its been a sweet bike but selling it on ebay for $700 or so would make the 575 a much easier purchase. Just don't want to regret not having the Fuel down the road but it seems the 575 may be just as capable as the Fuel as an XC racer type if necessary. Right now I'm leaning towards selling it as I also have a Trek 7000 hardtail to use as a secondary bike.
 

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I'm guessing the answer will be a resounding 'NO!' but I'm just curious. I'm a couple weeks away from getting my own 575 to replace the Fuel 90 I've been riding for 3 years. It will be by far the biggest bike purchase of my life and is going to put me in a bit of a budget crunch for a few months so I think I'm starting to second guess whether or not I need it. From everything I've read and experienced with the 575 it seems to be as close to the perfect trailbike as anything for a lower price tag than its competitors.

Also, just trying to get some opinions on whether I should keep the Fuel or not. Its been a sweet bike but selling it on ebay for $700 or so would make the 575 a much easier purchase. Just don't want to regret not having the Fuel down the road but it seems the 575 may be just as capable as the Fuel as an XC racer type if necessary. Right now I'm leaning towards selling it as I also have a Trek 7000 hardtail to use as a secondary bike.
I have no regret about getting the 575
I got it a month ago and i realy like it
The 575 ride better than my previous SC Blur and my Spe enduro
It is light very plush good for up hill and down hill
I don't think you nead to keep the fuel because for me the 575 is better in all aspect
 

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Regret's...YES, I didn't buy one and I think I would have loved the extra suspension over the ASR-SL, live and learn.
 

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Mine's brand spanking new, and I love it.
I don't much like the High Rollers that came stock, but I have no issues with the bike itself. It's incredible.
I have never riden the High Rollers but they did not look like they had enough traction for me.

I just talked to the LBS before I bought it about swapping out parts. They were happy to do it, even after I talked them down on the bike. Actually, I ditched the wheels for Hope XC/ Mavic 717, brakes for the Hope M4/Mini, Shifters/Der. for SRAM and the tires for Mutano Raptors. All that for less than MSRP.
 

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I bought the frame and built it up personally. If I had it to do over again, I'd make some changes to the build, but I have no regrets about the frame, or the overall "rideability" of the bike. Weight, strength, agility, efficiency are all great - I love it.
 

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Nope, in the UK the yeti is about $900 more expensive and the 5-spot was one I was looking at, after my initial ride today just can't believe how god it is, and it is better than my old similar 04 S-works enduro at times I thought wow, and it is as fast with the new 05 vanillas as was my gemini with 170mm in the rear and 170mm in the front, (with SPV)
 

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Nope, in the UK the yeti is about $900 more expensive and the 5-spot was one I was looking at, after my initial ride today just can't believe how god it is, and it is better than my old similar 04 S-works enduro at times I thought wow, and it is as fast with the new 05 vanillas as was my gemini with 170mm in the rear and 170mm in the front, (with SPV)
Catnash, I love it how you describe the bike as god like. Way to go! Tell us more how the bike climbs on the tech. stuff.

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Thats very typical of the response we get from our 575 customers. What is really amazing is how many Specialized, Giant, Trek, converts we get to the 575 Enduro/Disc kit bike. Better spec'd typically, boutique bike, and at the same time, nearly identical in price to what they were paying for very similar models of the "big boxes" bikes. Its one reason I bought my own 575 last year, was to allow people to take it for a few days. They'd come back all smiles, and either take one off the shelf, or order one themselves.

Have yet to see a 575 customer come back and complain about something with the frame. Sometimes parts get destroyed because they seem to feel 10' tall and bulletproof on the bike, and hence need some replacements, but thats just about it.

Had one guy, comming from a Specialized, hurt himself really bad (back) early last summer on his 3" travel fork and rear end bike, with a steep-a$$ head angle, wanted something a bit more laid back and with more travel. Worried that with additional travel up front and in back, it would be harder to climb with. Took my bike for a weekend and came back, not wanting to let it go, wanted to actually buy MY bike. Sorry pal, get your own.... :D And he did, and his back problem and "endo" problem seemed to go away....so far.
 

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Anybody care to speculate why the 575 doesn't have a better rep with the mb press and apparently MBers in general? Never hear nothing bad about and the magazine reviews have been very good yet, except from owners, it just isn't held in the same high aclaim as bikes like the Turner 5-Spot, Heckler, and some of the Specialized bikes.
 

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For one thing, this is only the second year of production. My guess is it will gain more and more popularity with riders as time goes on. As far as the MTB "establishment" giving it respect, I guess Yeti will have to buy more ad space. Does it really matter?

Its actually nice having a rig that you won't see again on the trail. People do recognize it though and often ask about it, so it already does have a measure of notoriety.

I would have to agree with everyone else. Been on it for a year and wouldn't trade it for any other frame.(well maybe a Ti Moots) If I see as many 575's on the trail as Blurs it may be time for another bike. Nah!
 

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Does the rear suspension on 575s stiffen up when braking like a SP bike or remain active like some of the better multilink bikes?
 

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As far as the MTB "establishment" giving it respect, I guess Yeti will have to buy more ad space. Does it really matter?
It matters in the sense that I'm probably going to be stuck buying a bike without riding beforehand or riding no more than the typical LBS parking lot ride and I have to rely on the opinions of others to help shape my decisions.

I fully realize that the commercial info outlets are going to plug a) bikes they personally own and like and b) bikes from mfgs that are paying their bills. People in public forums like this tend to complain about products more than they praise them and there's also a 'wannabe' type poster who will fall all over themselves promoting a product they own, good or bad.

575s seem to get high praise from owners and I haven't really seen any complaints so it's on my short list. Now I'm trying to narrow down to a single bike. (but if I don't get a job soon, my K2 junker's gonna have to last another year...)
 

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Anybody care to speculate why the 575 doesn't have a better rep with the mb press and apparently MBers in general? Never hear nothing bad about and the magazine reviews have been very good yet, except from owners, it just isn't held in the same high aclaim as bikes like the Turner 5-Spot, Heckler, and some of the Specialized bikes.
Because the 575 isn't made in the USA? Well, compared to the 5 and Heck.

People who like Specialized bikes are just strange. Those who pay the premium for SWorks bikes are just stupid. (one of my bikes is a rigid, steel, '94 Specialized)

Justen
 

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Ive turned up with a new bike on the back of the car quite often, and yesterdays 'unveiling' of a 575 on my 12 riding mates brought a standstill in the start of the ride, I've had a gemini, s-works epic and s-works enduro, not cheap bikes that didnt get much comments or looks but yesterday everyone spent a good 10 minutes of questions. They were gobsmacked by the carbon bit in the seat stays and dumbstruck with the Sram x7 rear der. The technical ability of the one technical climb was great, the whole ride was on wet welsh moors and didnt get into the World Rally Championship forest much. Going to swap the standard spring on my vanilla for the soft one and drop from 130 psi in my main 5th chamber. The white paint looks durable and I've got helicopter tape in the cable rub areas and top tube where my thighs come into contact with the frame.
 

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<<It matters in the sense that I'm probably going to be stuck buying a bike without riding beforehand or riding no more than the typical LBS parking lot ride and I have to rely on the opinions of others to help shape my decisions>>.

Without a Yeti dealer closeby, I had to make the same decision last year. The bike got really high praise from alot of people in hear so I took a chance without ever riding one. Not the best way to buy a ride but it worked out. If you can, take one out on a trail. If not, you're doing the next best thing. As you say, there aren't alot of negative posts around and that alone speaks volumes.

As far as being made in USA. Whoever Yeti got to make the frames seems to be doing a great job for a great price. The other frames I was looking at were around 2k. I hope doing both, building some models and jobbing some out, works to keep Yeti profitable.
 

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My LBS has two ASR-SLs and four 575s on the floor. To be completely honest the welds on the 575 ARE BETTER than the ones on either of the ASR-SLs. I was really shocked when I compared them side by side and on multiple bikes.
 
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