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So as I am sure you know competitive cyclists are selling Yeti frames for dirt cheap. I am not sure that everyone is aware how cheap they are selling it for. last night I checked in and was shocked to find out that you can get a frame with a Fox DHX air for $675 for the 7, $649 for 575 and $399 for ARC!!!!!!! bear in mind these prices are not for all sizes but they are for a frame and a DHX air shock. the value of the DHX is about $300-$400!!! A friend of mine bought a 7 yesterday it came out to $700 incl shipping to CA. I just don’t understand how it happen that a price can drop so much without getting a feeling that it was overpriced to begin with. Beside the fact that some people will feel like they got ripped off by YETI there is the issue of resale value and for YETI there is an issue of a branding that right now is losing a lot of its value. In my opinion if the guys at YETI would had known their stuff they should had step up and buy all these frames from competitive cyclist or from any other dealer for that matter who is discounting their product for that much and do something useful with it.by doing that they would had kept their brand with the likes of Santa Cruz Ibis etc… which we all know that that’s where they want to be. beside the fact that Yeti makes excellent bikes we all buy and BRANDS and we all pay for what the BRAND stand for and unfortunately right now I feel it’s not much…
 

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I don't think Yeti is losing any value in their product. It's a known fact that the prices of bikes are high, due to the market and that people will pay it. Competitivecyclist has the sale prices on discontinued 2010 models, just like almost every other model they sell:
Bianchi, BMC, Cervelo, Pinarello, Ridely, Santa Cruz, Scott, Turner, Ventana...etc
 

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You should check it again, the prices i posted are currect, you may need to put the item in the cart in order to see actual price.
sorry about the text i just copy and pasted it from word..
 

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Yeah well THANK YOU!!! I ordered the asr-7 4 days ago for $999 after it dropped from $1199 and now it is $675 !!! Called them and they credited me $320. Insane price. I am ecstatic. :) :) :) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D :D
 

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It's nothing that Intense hasn't been doing for years (through Backcountry.com and the like), as well as Santa Cruz this past year with the blowouts on Blur LT2's (Huck n Roll?). I don't agree with it either, and if I had a 2010 frame (or had just bought one) I'd be pissed. I have a 2008, and know that if push came to shove right now I'd have to practically give it away for no more than 1/4th of what I have into it, which explains why I am still riding it. I used to swap bikes every year or so but have really cooled off on that since the used market for high-end bikes went to crap. Good thing I like my 575. CC has to get out from under old inventory just like everyone else does, car dealers do the same thing but on a larger scale. The new 575 was a significant redesign on the rear end, made the older ones much less desired, a lot like what happened to pre-2008 575's when they went through the last redesign. I am a little baffled on thr Seven and the ARC, those didn't really change this year, must just be overstock.
 

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Yeah well THANK YOU!!! I ordered the asr-7 4 days ago for $999 after it dropped from $1199 and now it is $675 !!! Called them and they credited me $320. Insane price. I am ecstatic. :) :) :) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D :D
What color size did you get?
 

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I picked up an ARC back in December for the $599 price but I am not dirty I still got a great deal at the time.
It is called a market economy - supply and demand. If you want to move old stock then you need to make it attractive to buyers.
Check Jenson, Pricepoint and other major online sellers and you will find big savings from 30-75% at the moment (inlcuding frames - not just Yeti).
 

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I like that this fella trolled up in here to complain and start *****, and it ends up that everyone is stoked and buying Yeti frames. Strong work, chief.

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(This also explains why I am struggling so much to sell my '08 575 for a decent price... Like MR. Nice Guy said "the used market for high-end bikes went to crap " ugh...)
 

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(This also explains why I am struggling so much to sell my '08 575 for a decent price... Like MR. Nice Guy said "the used market for high-end bikes went to crap " ugh...)
Yeah I want to sell My ARC but 399 for a new one pretty much kills that idea till CC sells out of frames.
 

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I thought almost for sure that my 2011 575 was leaving and a new 2010 7 from this offer was going to be the replacement. I went to my LBS today and test rode a small 7 they had built up. After the ride am left confused and a little displeased. From everyone's comments about the 7 I thought that if I could deal with a little extra weight, then the 7 would be the bike for me. People say that it climbs well (some even say better than the 575), and that it descends in the downhill. I found that it climbed poor compared to the 575. The downhill was satisfactory, but no matter how much air I pumped into the RP23 it felt spongy. I spent much time trying to tune this thing in, but was left feeling like I was riding a lazy boy. Would the DHX Air make this thing ride better? Maybe the shock was no good? Maybe the heavy build up for the bike shop 7 skewed my experience? I want this impression to be wrong. At $675 this frame/shock is a steal. Can it truly be built up to put the same or bigger smile on my face as after riding the 575?
 

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So as I am sure you know competitive cyclists are selling Yeti frames for dirt cheap. I am not sure that everyone is aware how cheap they are selling it for. last night I checked in and was shocked to find out that you can get a frame with a Fox DHX air for $675 for the 7, $649 for 575 and $399 for ARC!!!!!!! bear in mind these prices are not for all sizes but they are for a frame and a DHX air shock. the value of the DHX is about $300-$400!!! A friend of mine bought a 7 yesterday it came out to $700 incl shipping to CA. I just don't understand how it happen that a price can drop so much without getting a feeling that it was overpriced to begin with. Beside the fact that some people will feel like they got ripped off by YETI there is the issue of resale value and for YETI there is an issue of a branding that right now is losing a lot of its value. In my opinion if the guys at YETI would had known their stuff they should had step up and buy all these frames from competitive cyclist or from any other dealer for that matter who is discounting their product for that much and do something useful with it.by doing that they would had kept their brand with the likes of Santa Cruz Ibis etc… which we all know that that's where they want to be. beside the fact that Yeti makes excellent bikes we all buy and BRANDS and we all pay for what the BRAND stand for and unfortunately right now I feel it's not much…
Yeti's are not overpriced.

$700 is close to what Yeti pays to have frames manufactured.

Then they sell them to bike shops - at a profit. So bike shops buy them for $1,100 or so.

Bike shops sell them at a profit for $1,700 or so.

What you see here is a standard close out. Yeti is liquidating inventory for some reason, and taking a loss.

The question should be "why?"

Is the company in trouble - or is something newer and cooler on the horizon?
 

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I thought almost for sure that my 2011 575 was leaving and a new 2010 7 from this offer was going to be the replacement. I went to my LBS today and test rode a small 7 they had built up. After the ride am left confused and a little displeased. From everyone's comments about the 7 I thought that if I could deal with a little extra weight, then the 7 would be the bike for me. People say that it climbs well (some even say better than the 575), and that it descends in the downhill. I found that it climbed poor compared to the 575. The downhill was satisfactory, but no matter how much air I pumped into the RP23 it felt spongy. I spent much time trying to tune this thing in, but was left feeling like I was riding a lazy boy. Would the DHX Air make this thing ride better? Maybe the shock was no good? Maybe the heavy build up for the bike shop 7 skewed my experience? I want this impression to be wrong. At $675 this frame/shock is a steal. Can it truly be built up to put the same or bigger smile on my face as after riding the 575?
I've got a 2008 575, owned for last year, love it. I'm of the same opinion, this price for a 7 is a steal. I may pull the trigger, build up slowly over the next year (yeah right, I'll 2nd mortgage my house and be on it as soon as the snow melts!)

Question - My 575 is a medium, and it is on the big side for me (5'8.5", 31" inseam). I think the small 7 could fit just fine, any input from your ride experience?

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Just got the frame. It is a work of art almost like it shouldn't be ridden, but displayed.
I am 5.8 and ordered a small and think it will be fine.
 

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I am almost 5'8". 31" inseam. 2010 small 575 I test rode was too small, 2010 medium 575 felt slightly too large. 2011 575 I have now feels almost perfect with 90mm 10 degree stem. 2009 or 2010 (not sure which it was) small 7 I rode today felt near perfect size wise with 90mm stem. I will say that the standover is tall for me even with the small frame. I would not be able to straddle the thing with a 180mm fork. I may have to buy one and build it up over time as one of the previous posters said. I don't think I could get replace 575 after riding the 7, but it may make a good addition to the collection.
 

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Competitive Cyclist is a great company to deal with. I felt I got a good deal on my 7 when they were 1099. I called 'em up and it was within the price guarantee, so I'm getting $400 back.!!!! A lot of companies would weasel thier way out of that one.
 

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Competitive Cyclist is a great company to deal with. I felt I got a good deal on my 7 when they were 1099. I called 'em up and it was within the price guarantee, so I'm getting $400 back.!!!! A lot of companies would weasel thier way out of that one.
That does it, I'm getting my wallet and pulling the trigger.

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Yeti's are not overpriced.

$700 is close to what Yeti pays to have frames manufactured.

Then they sell them to bike shops - at a profit. So bike shops buy them for $1,100 or so.

Bike shops sell them at a profit for $1,700 or so.

What you see here is a standard close out. Yeti is liquidating inventory for some reason, and taking a loss.

The question should be "why?"

Is the company in trouble - or is something newer and cooler on the horizon?
How is Yeti taking a loss? Are you saying the stock Competive Cyclist has hasn't been paid for already by them?
 
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