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I am in the market for a new ride. After months of research and saving $$$s, I have whittled it down to the Yeti ASX or the Devinci Ollie. I already have a Yeti ASR and have ridden the ASX with Jr T and a Progressive 5th on it. The problem I have is that there is no Devinci dealer near me. (The closest one is and 8 hour drive).

With the Yeti, I would get it with the Jr T and it comes with a Progressive 5th element. I like it b/c you can use virtually and length seat post and I already trust Yeti.

The Devinci comes with an 888 RT and a manitou 6-way. Nearly the same set up.

Since I already have my XC bike, this bike will be for FR/DH. I have access to open areas, hills, mountains and ski areas so I want an all-around FR/DH bike. Let me know what y'all think.
 

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drdrug said:
I am in the market for a new ride. After months of research and saving $$$s, I have whittled it down to the Yeti ASX or the Devinci Ollie. I already have a Yeti ASR and have ridden the ASX with Jr T and a Progressive 5th on it. The problem I have is that there is no Devinci dealer near me. (The closest one is and 8 hour drive).

With the Yeti, I would get it with the Jr T and it comes with a Progressive 5th element. I like it b/c you can use virtually and length seat post and I already trust Yeti.

The Devinci comes with an 888 RT and a manitou 6-way. Nearly the same set up.

Since I already have my XC bike, this bike will be for FR/DH. I have access to open areas, hills, mountains and ski areas so I want an all-around FR/DH bike. Let me know what y'all think.
I wasn't aware of hippies in FC doing any free-riding... oh no wait that's boulder (haha).

I've heard the Yeti is a bit flexy.
 

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The yeti is going to be stiffer than many other bikes out there, because of the swing link.

I'd probably go for the yeti.
 

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My hart is with DeVinci so I'd go with the Olie. SICK ride...
 

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Jm. said:
The yeti is going to be stiffer than many other bikes out there, because of the swing link.

I'd probably go for the yeti.
that Devinci should be pretty stiff, they dont cheap out on the bearings, and taper the suspension members.

I mean, if you say the Yeti is going to be stiffer because of a 4 bar configuration, you might as well include 4 bars....
 

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id get the ollie to be a bit origional. so many peeps have asx's. either one is going to be a nice ride though.
 

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zedro said:
that Devinci should be pretty stiff, they dont cheap out on the bearings, and taper the suspension members.

I mean, if you say the Yeti is going to be stiffer because of a 4 bar configuration, you might as well include 4 bars....
That;s why i didnt compare with the devinci, i was just addressing the "blanket statement" above that someone "heard they were flexy".....
 

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Jm. said:
The yeti is going to be stiffer than many other bikes out there, because of the swing link.

I'd probably go for the yeti.
.....well, actually Yes & No! I found mine to be flexy "feeling" in the rear because of the drop out area. If you look at the area of the swing arm where the triangle comes together just above the dropouts...there is hardly any material there. So Yes, the swing link keeps the main pivot area stiff & tight (shock escapes excessive side loads & what not), however I really wished that they had beefed up the area around the drops....granted I weigh 220lbs....but I could feel quite a bit of twisting. Grab the rear tire while holding the seat tube & rock back & forth & you will see a good bit of lateral twisting!

.......given another chance... I would definitely like to try the Devinci, but I think I will just wait for the Turner Highline:D
 

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No direct knowledge on the Davinci.........

But on the ASX, very happy with its DH and trail riding abilities.

A few weekends ago, a bunch of us went to Mont Ste. Anne Quebec, and in that group, 3 of our built ASX bikes rode, and they performed very, very well for all three riders over 2 full days of riding. I've been impressed with its versatility, as I have an extra wheelset (lighter, kevlar tires), for trail riding, and the beefy wheelset and tires for DH. Along those lines the Breakout Plus, 170mm for DH or 130mm for trail riding, makes the bike as a whole, very useful for many situations.

If you can wait until interbike, all three of the "shop" ASX bikes will be sold, 2 mediums and a large. Many options there, but take your time and be sure to ride both if you can. As I said, I can't comment on the Davinci, other than to say those who ride them, like them.
 

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I'll second the bit of flex

jncarpenter said:
.....well, actually Yes & No! I found mine to be flexy "feeling" in the rear because of the drop out area. If you look at the area of the swing arm where the triangle comes together just above the dropouts...there is hardly any material there. So Yes, the swing link keeps the main pivot area stiff & tight (shock escapes excessive side loads & what not), however I really wished that they had beefed up the area around the drops....granted I weigh 220lbs....but I could feel quite a bit of twisting. Grab the rear tire while holding the seat tube & rock back & forth & you will see a good bit of lateral twisting!

.......given another chance... I would definitely like to try the Devinci, but I think I will just wait for the Turner Highline:D
It actually stems from the lack of material around the axel, if you get my drift. I found i had to the qr skewer up bloody tight to stop the wheel moving in the dropouts. After i swapped the axel for a bolt on, the problem was solved. I wish they had put a 10mm bolt on the rear.

Apart from that, i love my asx, i found it to be the perfect all round fr rig.

The other rig your looking at sounds pretty sweet though!
 
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