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Now my Yeti 575 is built.

My focus was set to leightweigt parts where they make sense and had no impact to the riding potential of the bike.

The result is nice, isnt't it?

Tire Wheel Bicycle tire Bicycle wheel Bicycle wheel rim


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Size: L
Weight: 11,5 kg / 25,4 lbs (with 2.4 Tires)

This is absolutely the best bike i ever had. And i had much bikes in the past...

Regards from Switzerland

mat
 

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congrats!

Beautifull bike!.
How did you get so light?.
Please post your build spec and attache weights if you can.
Mine is a medium with Talas upfront so I started lighter than you (unless black is lighter than white;) ). I went light wheels cranks saddle and handlebar. The only "heavy" part on my build is the juicy 7's (that also required a DT adaptor disk at 20g x 2).
Yet your bike is more than a kg lighter (mine is 12.6kg).
How did you do this magic?
 

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Lightest 575?

Wow, that is is light!

I wonder if the Anno frame is lighter than a painted frame?

According to Yeti you could save another half pound with a carbon rear but I just can't see it myself!

Mine weighs just under 26 lbs

I am on Crossmax SL wheels [same tires but 2.25] and Thomson stem/post, also Fox talas XTT fork - otherwise mine is the same as yours.

I think yours must be the lightest you can go without sacrificing strength and handling.

Congrats'

Chaser.
 

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Chaser said:
Wow, that is is light!

I wonder if the Anno frame is lighter than a painted frame?

According to Yeti you could save another half pound with a carbon rear but I just can't see it myself!

Mine weighs just under 26 lbs

I am on Crossmax SL wheels [same tires but 2.25] and Thomson stem/post, also Fox talas XTT fork - otherwise mine is the same as yours.

I think yours must be the lightest you can go without sacrificing strength and handling.

Congrats'

Chaser.
Hey Chaser
I figured out you ride the Crossmax SL but I think it only saves 150gr compared to my 819 with XTR?. Where else can you save?. Got carbon handlebar ,XT cranks, very light saddle and tires are 2.1 at 540gr and no tubes. Oh well I have at least 1 pound of sealant in my tires. Can not ride without sealant here since we have special thorns (folks calls them ninjas) that will flat you couple of times every ride. You don't have those I guess. I did not flat for 3 years with regular tubes on bay area trails but it is different now.
Other than the sealant, are there any more ideas where to save weight?.
 

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maettu said:
Facts:

Size: L
Weight: 11,5 kg / 25,4 lbs (with 2.4 Tires)
Great looking bike, but are you sure about that weight? Seems really low to me. I have a L with RP3 and Pike 454 UTurn Air as well, and mine is 29.9lbs.

I'm sure you are saving some weight in tires/wheels as I have a Kenda 2.35 tires on mine and DT5.1/Hadley wheels. Other parts on mine are:

Thomson Masterpiece seatpost
FSA carbon bar
Thomson x4 stem
eggbeater S pedals
XTR crankset (with Ti Cogs)
SRAM x.9 shifters & der.
SRAM 990 cassette
991 chain

Regardless of the weight, I love mine they are great bikes.
 

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575 Weight?

Hey Green Bonty,
I can send you the list of component weights if you are interested....I have it all.
Of course, not all weighing equipment will give the same result, so some will always be lighter / heavier.
If I was obsessed with weight I would have gone for the ASR but I prefer the do-it-all nature of the 575 - you can go so much quicker downhill with all that plush travel.
I am sure I have read that paint will add about 200 - 250g somewhere - I have the anno frame so maybe there is a saving there.
Hope you managed to sort your front mech'
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Chaser
 

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eatdrinkride said:
I have a painted '05 frame w/RP3.
Thomson post
RF stem
RF evolve crank set
Pike (coil, 3.6 lbs) :nono:
819's with Kenda Nevegal 2.35's

26.5 lbs!

-just stirring the pot so to speak...
Dude, that's light with a Pike (how did you get the Pike that light?)!
Mine is right at 27lbs with a Revelation, XTR wheelset and 2.35 Stick-E BG and Mutano 2.4 rear!
 

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Piffle! Lightness can (note the use of the word can) be the difference between a bike that rides like a slug and makes every hillclimb a nightmare and a bike that feels nimble, quick to accellerate, fast to change direction and easy to crest hills on.

Provided that the low weight build doesn't come at the expense of rideability or appropriateness for the task at hand I think shedding a few pounds off the rig (especially in the area of tyres, tubes rims or in places that give you a higher centre of gravity such as bars, stem, saddle and seatpost) is fine.

I draw the line where folks build up rigs with wheelsets that are fragile, tyres that won't grip on the sort of trails they ride, stems and bars that snap or are too narrow to give them good control, forks with half of the damping internals removed. Lightness for lightness sake alone is a strange goal, especially when taken to extreme.

In moderation and where appropriate, the pursuit of lightness can make a good bike a great bike.

My 2.7 cents... (damn exchange rate!)
 

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Good try Bro...

maettu said:
Now my Yeti 575 is built.

My focus was set to leightweigt parts where they make sense and had no impact to the riding potential of the bike.

The result is nice, isnt't it?



Facts:

Size: L
Weight: 11,5 kg / 25,4 lbs (with 2.4 Tires)

This is absolutely the best bike i ever had. And i had much bikes in the past...

Regards from Switzerland

mat
So did you take the wheels off to weigh the bike?
I would say is no less than 27lbs. I had pussier and lighter parts than you did on my 575 and (fox rlc, velocity/laser disc lite wheels, carbon bar, xtr crank) and it was 27.lbs.

In the all mountain world your bike is light if it is 27 to 35lbs. My buddys 6-pack is 33lbs, and my spot is like 28lbs and we smoked everyone on the trail today. Yes, all 22lbs hard tails included.

A "light-25lbs" all mountain bike is an oxymoron.
 

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Zion Rasta said:
So did you take the wheels off to weigh the bike?
I would say is no less than 27lbs. I had pussier and lighter parts than you did on my 575 and (fox rlc, velocity/laser disc lite wheels, carbon bar, xtr crank) and it was 27.lbs.

In the all mountain world your bike is light if it is 27 to 35lbs. My buddys 6-pack is 33lbs, and my spot is like 28lbs and we smoked everyone on the trail today. Yes, all 22lbs hard tails included.

A "light-25lbs" all mountain bike is an oxymoron.
Mighty nice of you, most have carried more than a dime baggy then ;)
 

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Ratt said:
Mighty nice of you, most have carried more than a dime baggy then ;)
Sorry, I forgot a preposition - with....

we smoked with everyone in the trail . Including the all the 22lbs the rasta guy in the hardtail was carrying. :D

Jah Live!

Sorry I got carried away on my comments, but you got the point. 25lbs on a yet 575 - :nono: That is more of a Davide useless bike than anything else. It makes me think of the fat guy on the miata.
 
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