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Hello All,
Does anyone know if the new 575 front triangle will work with an '07 (RP3) rear triangle? If so does anyone know how much Yeti charges for them? If not do you know if they have crash replacements for the older front triangle; if so how much?

I cracked my front triangle this evening and I really want to get my bike running again...

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Anthony
 

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They fit but you'll need to buy new dogbone and other mounting hardware to attach old rear to the new front. New rear triangles cost $400, don't know about front but it might be cheaper selling your good rear triangle on ebay and getting a whole new frame from jenson for $1200 that they have on closeout.
 

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Where did you crack the frame? The front triangles are pretty much bullet-proof.
 

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Right above the BB casing. The crack wraps around the weld on the back of the seat tube and then splits up the down tube. I think my BB is being held on by 1/4" of alloy right now.
 

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Don't know how much a crash replacement front triangle would run you.

I recently cracked a 2006 575 rear triangle on a med frame that will never be fixed. So I gotta front that I would be willing to let go dirt cheap it's gotta leaky rp3 but CK headset and few thousand mtb miles on it.

I could not justfy the cost to replace the rear. At the crash replacement price it made sense to put the money into another newer slightly used frame purchased a resonable price. Hopefully this will not be the case for you.

Since I got it all out of my system not going to go into again. See http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=517026 Mostly a knee jerk reaction to sticker shock.

Am interested with how much they would charge for a new front triangle.

So how did you crack it?

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Have you called Yeti? They should hook you up at less than retail prices under crash replacement or even warranty or something. See what they say- they are usually great to deal with.
 

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Flyer said:
Have you called Yeti? They should hook you up at less than retail prices under crash replacement or even warranty or something. See what they say- they are usually great to deal with.
if its anything like my experience, they'll tell him to contact the store where he bought it.
 

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So everything unfolded after hours last night; and I have today off so I'm planning to make a few calls this morning. The LBS nearest me, who stocks Yeti, thought I would have good luck contacting them directly. So I'm going to try that and I'm going to contact the shop I got it from - I don't think this is a warranty situation...

So I was in the middle of a good ride, I threw a loose rock or two into my shin and downtube and bumped a pedal during the ride and about 10 miles later it started to feel pretty loose and make some odd noises (creaks that I don't typically hear). I looked and couldn't find anything with all the mud so I kept riding, a few miles later the FD started acting up (the cable tension tightened up alot) and adjusted it, and then a mile or two later it was just getting extremely loose; after I wiped some mud off in the joints I noticed a large crack. I orginally thought my rear wheel had loosened up...
 

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So everything unfolded after hours last night; and I have today off so I'm planning to make a few calls this morning. The LBS nearest me, who stocks Yeti, thought I would have good luck contacting them directly. So I'm going to try that and I'm going to contact the shop I got it from - I don't think this is a warranty situation...

So I was in the middle of a good ride, I threw a loose rock or two into my shin and downtube and bumped a pedal during the ride and about 10 miles later it started to feel pretty loose and make some odd noises (creaks that I don't typically hear). I looked and couldn't find anything with all the mud so I kept riding, a few miles later the FD started acting up (the cable tension tightened up alot) and adjusted it, and then a mile or two later it was just getting extremely loose; after I wiped some mud off in the joints I noticed a large crack. I orginally thought my rear wheel had loosened up...
I don't know why that WOULDN'T be a warranty situation...doesn't sound like you were doing anything other than mountain biking. As Kiwirider said, the front tri's are pretty much indestructible.
 

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I cracked my front triangle last year in about the same place, and Yeti replaced it for free. The crack split the weld at the bottom of the seat tube. I posted a pic of it on a welding forum and the consensus was "lack of cohesion". No one at Yeti even asked how it happened, they just asked me where to send the replacement. I think unless you have a dent from the rock strike, you have a good chance of warranty replacement.
 

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So, I just got back from the "LBS" - an hour away. Yeti is going to warranty it, they are going to give me a new 575 frame painted in team colors. I purchased the LBS demo frame, so I didn't think it had a warranty on it. Yeti said since I was the first person to actually own the frame I did have a warranty. Anyway, I'm thrilled to be getting a new frame - now the count down starts to when I get it back - thats going to be rough.
 

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Good for you! I assume they will be giving you the new dogbone and hardware as well, to use with your old style rear end?
 

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Hey, that's a great way to treat a customer!.
When I read about the rocks thrown hitting the BB, I thought that it happens to me a lot and it should'nt crack the frame.
Happy end indeed.........................
 

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So the LBS, Souhegan in Milford NH (great shop for this and other reasons), is going to ship it back to Yeti for actual shipping costs; they showed me the fedex webpage. Yeti will need to adapt my alloy rear triangle for the new frame and then ship it back. Yeti told the shop they will be quick - so I'm hoping I get it back the week of 7/7 since the frame will get there 7/2.

I have to be honest - I really dig this bike and I'm really impressed with what I have so far from the company backing it up.
 

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agabriel said:
So the LBS, Souhegan in Milford NH (great shop for this and other reasons), is going to ship it back to Yeti for actual shipping costs; they showed me the fedex webpage. Yeti will need to adapt my alloy rear triangle for the new frame and then ship it back. Yeti told the shop they will be quick - so I'm hoping I get it back the week of 7/7 since the frame will get there 7/2.

I have to be honest - I really dig this bike and I'm really impressed with what I have so far from the company backing it up.
That's awesome! Be sure to post pics when it gets back, it's cool to see the old tri's with the new fronts!
 

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agabriel said:
So the LBS, Souhegan in Milford NH (great shop for this and other reasons), is going to ship it back to Yeti for actual shipping costs; they showed me the fedex webpage. Yeti will need to adapt my alloy rear triangle for the new frame and then ship it back. Yeti told the shop they will be quick - so I'm hoping I get it back the week of 7/7 since the frame will get there 7/2.

I have to be honest - I really dig this bike and I'm really impressed with what I have so far from the company backing it up.
Great to hear.. and another good reason to own a Yeti :thumbsup:
 

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Nice! Great to read this good news. Looking forward to seeing the new ride - what do you say we christen that bad boy at HP?

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Ya, I'm game to do HP again - I think I know a few others interested in joining that one as well.
 

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The owner of the shop spoke directly to Yeti. He mentioned that the crash replacements were really reasonably priced; but I didn't get an exact number and I really didn't care since they are fixing it.
 
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