Yes, Tim Cusack from AF bought it. A few AFers on here.
Oh good stuff. John(c) I knew about (his avatar kind of gives it away), but not you guys. I haven't been to AF for a little while. I find when I'm active on mtbr I tend not to go to AF much and vice versa.
He got a good deal... meanwhile my 405mi was reversed into by someone last night, just to add to my mood after it was flooded a week ago. Love the mi16s though - particularly my 205mi. Truth be told, that engine suits the 205 better than the 405.
That's a bummer (flood, dent).
I haven't driven a 205mi. Must be awesome. Mind you, one of the (many) reasons I wouldn't sell my 405 (a '95 s2 which has only done 105k and is basically pristine) is the inevitability that someone would rip the engine out and stick it in a 205!
I didn't want to like my duallie when i started using it, but i'm being won over. And it is just a cheap and old giant - the Yeti must be on another planet.
Back on bikes then, I don't mean to dis Yetis (and haven't ridden a 575) but recently I was buying a new bike and had convinced myself that an ASR5 was exactly what I needed. Took out a demo 2011 5 and also a 2011 Trance with the intention of convincing myself that the extra $3k for the Yeti was well worth it. Rode the same loop on both bikes.
Hopped on the Giant and loved it, thinking thoughts like yours above (wow this is great but can't wait to try the Yeti etc) but was then disappointed by the 5. It just didn't have the stability at the rear that the Trance had - stuff that the Trance had smothered felt choppy on the 5 - and I didn't have the confidence on bigger drops etc that the Trance was giving me.
Horses for courses, I realise, and maybe I'm too much of a hack to feel the subtle benefits of a boutique bike, but now I've got an extra $3k in my pocket to spend on track days!