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Bumping this thread with my shelter-in-place ride - YSv1 with a two-tone paint (mud over ano red). Overkill for my front door trails but less so than my Ripley. My favorite part of the build are the Onyx hubs - so silent when coasting and instant engagement.

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Nice! Onyx hubs are on the wishlist for a set of carbon wheels. Running i9 Torch Classics on 27.5 WTB Asym i29 rims now on the Yelli. Unfortunately, I have a v1 Yelli and a 2017 Riot so sharing wheel sets limits my options.
 

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Interesting. I had not heard they recommend 120 as the ideal travel. IIRC, the Yelli was designed for 100-140mm fork. I have a dual position, 140/110. 110 for climbing is nice, then 140 for the downs. I like how it rides. Added a Riot with 150 in front, will be interesting to see how it compares.
I can’t point you to the exact post but apparently I copied what he wrote into the note I have for my Yelli. Here’s what he wrote:

“The 120 fork gives this bike the best handling, IMO. It puts the BB high enough to not smack rocks excessively yet feels low for shredding corners. The 120 is not so long that it feels floppy climbing and has a great overall steering feel. My ideal is a 70mm stem and a 120 fork although allot of people are running 50mm stems.”
 

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My Yelli sat for a while. Needed warranty work on the fork a while back and I never got back to it. Just put it back together with some new parts. I forgot how much fun this bike is. Took some pics before it gets dirty this weekend. (Yes, need to cut steer tube...)
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It’s cool to see some other v1’s getting ridden still. I just replaced the 125mm Brand-X dropper on mine with the 150mm version and thinking about throwing on an oval ring now, since I’ve grown to love the one on my full squish.
 
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