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I'm looking into getting an ARC frame. Trouble is I'm struggling finding a frame in stock here in the UK. I've also been quoted a couple months wait if I order one.

Can anyone recommend a good mail order shop in the US which might have frames in stock (looking at a medium). Competitive pricing would also be beneficial.

I'm trying to get membership into the Yeti fan club - just can't get hold of a frame : )

Cheers Guys,

Geoff
 

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If you could fit a Large ARC I would consider selling you my frame...I am going ASR in the near future.

You will be extremely happy with an ARC; I thought my old Yeti ('93 Pro FRO) was a sweet handler, but after getting used to the newer design, it is even better! Climbing is amazing especially tough technical pitches. My favorite quality, just like every Yeti I have ridden, is it's tracking ability. It simply goes exactly where you want, and if you need to change your line it is as fast as your thoughts. :D

I am thinking about some interesting ideas for my ARC frame (think Tomac '90 for you older folks) and I intend to ride it as much as the ASR.

I am certain you are going to love the ARC!
 

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Thanks for the information. I think I'm slightly too small for a large : (

Getting keen on the ARC, just seems like its going to be a pain getting hold of one.

I guess it's a bit blasphemous to ask about any other hardtail recommendations on a Yeti web forum. Anyone have any suggestions though?
 

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Hmmm...

The last non-Yeti hardtail I've ridden was an '89 Fisher CR-7!!! (see if anyone recalls that interesting design)

Since you're in the UK, how about Airborne? I've seen a couple frames here and they seem very good. The geometry is not the same as the ARC but nobody is perfect! :cool:

Any other suggestions, Tribe?
 

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ARCs can be hard to find in the UK

Geoff said:
I'm looking into getting an ARC frame. Trouble is I'm struggling finding a frame in stock here in the UK. I've also been quoted a couple months wait if I order one.

Can anyone recommend a good mail order shop in the US which might have frames in stock (looking at a medium). Competitive pricing would also be beneficial.

I'm trying to get membership into the Yeti fan club - just can't get hold of a frame : )

Cheers Guys,

Geoff
Took me a while to get my 04 ARC too Geoff. Where have you tried? Bromley Bikes don't like to tell you where you might get one. Tried Leisure Lakes and AllTerrainCycles??
Don't buy a large until you ride one, you might even find a small will fit you best. I've got an 04 medium ARC, full XTR, Fox F80RLT etc. Best bike I've ever had. Thinking of an ASR-SL now!!

If you have no luck, maybe try and get a Titus HCR, I've had an Ellsworth Sub22 as well, but don't recommend them one bit. Also, it looks as though yeti have a new hardtail coming out for '05 and there may well be a 20th anniversary edition frame too, so it may be worth your while to wait. See www.yetifan.com in the 04 US tribemeet section for a sneak preview of the prototype, not a full pic tho!
 

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Yer I had a look at an Airbourne a few months ago. Seem OK quality wise but I didn't like the geometry. They just looked odd when built, not sure what they are like to ride.

Tried Leisure lakes, they have none in stock but said it would take a couple of weeks to get one in. I assume this means they have to go via Bromley bikes so wouldn't be able to get the frame any quicker than if I went through Bromley. They also charge an extra £100 for the frame!

I guess if they were easy to get hold of everyone would have them : )

I'll keep looking and also check out the titus.
 

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Hi, i´ve got a 2002 Medium Yeti ARC frame in black that i want to sell along with a Chris King headset and a Syncros carbon post. The frame is in Germany so shipping wouldnt be too much. Let me know if you are interested and i´ll send you some pics.

Geoff said:
I'm looking into getting an ARC frame. Trouble is I'm struggling finding a frame in stock here in the UK. I've also been quoted a couple months wait if I order one.

Can anyone recommend a good mail order shop in the US which might have frames in stock (looking at a medium). Competitive pricing would also be beneficial.

I'm trying to get membership into the Yeti fan club - just can't get hold of a frame : )

Cheers Guys,

Geoff
 

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Yeti ASR-SL /Yeti ARC

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Took me a while to get my 04 ARC too Geoff. Where have you tried? Bromley Bikes don't like to tell you where you might get one. Tried Leisure Lakes and AllTerrainCycles??
Don't buy a large until you ride one, you might even find a small will fit you best. I've got an 04 medium ARC, full XTR, Fox F80RLT etc. Best bike I've ever had. Thinking of an ASR-SL now!!

If you have no luck, maybe try and get a Titus HCR, I've had an Ellsworth Sub22 as well, but don't recommend them one bit. Also, it looks as though yeti have a new hardtail coming out for '05 and there may well be a 20th anniversary edition frame too, so it may be worth your while to wait. See www.yetifan.com in the 04 US tribemeet section for a sneak preview of the prototype, not a full pic tho!
I have a Yeti ASR-SL that I am looking at getting an ARC. I would be interested in a Trade if you would like. The bike is an 04 and I can send pics if interested.

My e-mail is [email protected]
 

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Finally found a frame, Bromley got a new stock in. I actually went for a large in the end. Test rode the medium and it seemed slightly small for me. Loved the ride though.

Now waiting for the parts to build it up : )
 

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I'm actually there with friends on the Saturday. Unfortunately no chance of getting the ARC built though, still waiting for the groupset through the post.

Will be riding my full susser a Spider XVP - boo, hiss I hear... It's an awesome bike though.
 

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curious about weight

Robbz said:
Took me a while to get my 04 ARC too Geoff. Where have you tried? Bromley Bikes don't like to tell you where you might get one. Tried Leisure Lakes and AllTerrainCycles??
Don't buy a large until you ride one, you might even find a small will fit you best. I've got an 04 medium ARC, full XTR, Fox F80RLT etc. Best bike I've ever had. Thinking of an ASR-SL now!!

If you have no luck, maybe try and get a Titus HCR, I've had an Ellsworth Sub22 as well, but don't recommend them one bit. Also, it looks as though yeti have a new hardtail coming out for '05 and there may well be a 20th anniversary edition frame too, so it may be worth your while to wait. See www.yetifan.com in the 04 US tribemeet section for a sneak preview of the prototype, not a full pic tho!
Hey ROBBZ, I am going to get an Arc and am between getiing an xt or xtr kit with the fox rlt, Im curious as to how much your bike weighs. Does it have disk brakes?
 

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Hey ROBBZ, I am going to get an Arc and am between getiing an xt or xtr kit with the fox rlt, Im curious as to how much your bike weighs. Does it have disk brakes?
I would guess at about 21lbs with full xtr discs and dual controls. I've just taken it to bits and built my new ASR so the Med 04 ARC frame, RLTs and CK headset, EC70 carbon post, and extralite stem are all up for sale if you're in the uk. The ASR doesn't feel much heavier and the weight feels much better balanced. I wouldn't get XTR cranks, get raceface deus x type, only 20g heavier, but standard rings and no crap anodizing to fall off.
 
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