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I went a little overboard on this, but I can't wait

I should hopefully get the frame in August ( missed the first batch ), which is no big deal the wheels will take that long to get anyway.

This will be replacing my Large 09 Giant Reign X1 ( which is to small for me ), some of the parts are parts I had already. I am 6'6" 225 and like to ride everything there is. XC trails, Downhill, light freeride ( Post canyon, but none of the huge crazy stuff there, aka barn drop no way :) )

Frame: XL Yeti SB-66 Black
Fork: Fox 36 160mm FLOAT RLC
65.9 deg head angle
Shock: DHX RC4 Coil ( will be selling the RP23 Air )
142x12mm Axle Kit
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Stem: Easton Havoc 50mm
Bars: Race Face Atlas FR
Post: KS i900 5"
Seat: Chromag Trail-master DT
Brakes: Shimano XT 180mm/180mm
Sticking with 2x9 speed 24/36 - 11/34
Shifters: SRAM X9
Front Der: Shimano XT
Rear Der. SRAM X9 medium cage
Bashguard: MRP- LRP shift able chain-guide
Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas FR
Rings: 24/36 Blackspire Superpros
Wheels: Industry 9 Enduro ( White rims, black spokes, orange hubs )
Pedals: Spank Spike Flats.
Tires: 2.4 Panaracer Fire FR ( if they fit )

What are others build plans? spill it!
 

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Going from an XL 2006 Spec Enduro

XL SB-66 Black or Turquoise
Fox TALAS 160 RC2 (no lock out)
RP23 or CCDB
Easton Havoc UST wheels (142 x 12)
Shimano XTR trail or Formula The ONE brakes
Shimano IceTec 6 bolt rotors
XTR M970 shifters and RD
XT M770 11-34 casette
Race Face SixC cranks 36/22
Gamut Guide
Renthal 50mm stem and 780 bars
KS SuperNatural Post
Maxxis Minion EXO DHR (tubeless)
Maxxis Advantage 2.25 (tubeless)

If I want to go light I might for with Easton Haven Carbon wheels. Although I could lose almost of bike weight's worth off my stomach.
 

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Anyone getting an SB-66 and downsizing? I have a medium frame right now with the same specs as the small SB-66 (stem is already short).

Whatever I get, it will include:

RS Revelation RLT Ti 150mm
Stans Flow rear wheel
Transition 25 front wheel
Maxxis Ardent 2.4 front
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 rear
SLX cranks with 32t ring
SLX Shadow rear derailleur
XT shifter
Sram 11-34 cassette
Gamut chainguide
Formula Oro K24 brakes
Gravity Dropper Turbo
FSA Gravity Light bar
WTB Silverado saddle
Sunline V1 AM stem 65mm
Time ATAC pedals
 

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I went a little overboard on this, but I can't wait

I should hopefully get the frame in August ( missed the first batch ), which is no big deal the wheels will take that long to get anyway.

This will be replacing my Large 09 Giant Reign X1 ( which is to small for me ), some of the parts are parts I had already. I am 6'6" 225 and like to ride everything there is. XC trails, Downhill, light freeride ( Post canyon, but none of the huge crazy stuff there, aka barn drop no way :) )

Frame: XL Yeti SB-66 Black
Fork: Fox 36 160mm FLOAT
65.9 deg head angle
Shock: DHX RC4 Coil ( will be selling the RP23 Air )
142x12mm Axle Kit
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Stem: Easton Havoc
Bars: Race Face Atlas FR
Post: KS i900 5"
Brakes: Shimano XT 180mm/180mm
Sticking with 2x9 speed 24/36 - 11/34
Shifters: SRAM X9
Front Der: Shimano XT
Rear Der. SRAM X9 medium cage
Bashguard: MRP- LRP shift able chain-guide
Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas FR
Wheels: Industry 9 Enduro

I need front chain rings ( 24/36), tires and a seat.. any suggestions? Might just go with the WTB yeti seat. Kenda nevegals maybe.

What are others build plans? spill it!
Awesome! Congrats on the new ride KTM!

I have had good luck with Blackspire Superpro 24/36 rings, Specialized or Maxxis Tires (Clutch, Eskar or Minion DHF). Seat: Chromag Trailmaster. Don't waste your time with Nevegals, way overated for average performance that pinch and fail quite easily (unless going 2-ply of course).

Enjoy the new ride. I am still waiting for my new frame from Banshee, but not in a big rush, since I am in a knee immobilizer with torn ACL at the moment, just in time for summer :mad:
 

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Cool thanks Jgusta, sent you a pm.

If I want to go light I might for with Easton Haven Carbon wheels. Although I could lose almost of bike weight's worth off my stomach.
Yea lol same here. Although I don't really care about the weight my Giant is 40lbs haha.
 

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Coming from an '11 575 so it better be really good...

Frame: Large Black SB-66
Fork: Fox Float 150 RLC
Shock: Stock for now
142x12mm Axle Kit
Headset: Cane Creek 110
Stem: Easton Haven 70mm
Bars: Easton Haven Carbon
Post: Easton Haven Carbon
Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail 180 front /160 rear
Cranks: XTR triple
Shifters: XTR
Front Der: XTR
Rear Der. XTR
Wheels: DT Swiss Tricon 1550
Tires: TBD

Supposed to ship on 7.1 and I'm supposed to leave for Tahoe for a week on 7.2. I may have to schlep the parts up and build the thing. Can't think of a better place to run it in.
 

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Just ordered a sb-66 black Medium Enduro kit.

Jenson says it'll ship 8/1/11.

Gotta find a buyer for my 31lb 2010 Asr-7 now, which is only 60 xc miles old.
 

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Does anyone have anymore info on what ISCG tabs the bikes/frames comes with? I was told none. I know its removable/interchangeable.

I need the 05 tabs.

Yeti didn't seem to even know yet.

It would be real nice if they gave you all 3 blank, iscg, iscg 05..but I doubt it :)

LBS is working on getting the 05's for me when the ship date is closer.
 

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Does anyone have anymore info on what ISCG tabs the bikes/frames comes with? I was told none. I know its removable/interchangeable.

I need the 05 tabs.

Yeti didn't seem to even know yet.

It would be real nice if they gave you all 3 blank, iscg, iscg 05..but I doubt it :)

LBS is working on getting the 05's for me when the ship date is closer.
It'd be nice if they would include tabs with a $2200 frame.
 

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Awesome! Congrats on the new ride KTM!

I have had good luck with Blackspire Superpro 24/36 rings, Specialized or Maxxis Tires (Clutch, Eskar or Minion DHF). Seat: Chromag Trailmaster. Don't waste your time with Nevegals, way overated for average performance that pinch and fail quite easily (unless going 2-ply of course).

Enjoy the new ride. I am still waiting for my new frame from Banshee, but not in a big rush, since I am in a knee immobilizer with torn ACL at the moment, just in time for summer :mad:
Thanks Jgusta, I decided to try the Chromag trailmaster DT seat in white. Really wanted the orange but can't find it anywhere.

Also got the blackspire suprpros rings.

For Tires I decided to give the Panaracer Fire Freeride tires a whirl. 2.4 I hope they fit!
 

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KTM- if you still want the orange, CRC is supposed to have them in stock on July 13th. Bicycle World apparently has them in stock right now (at least when you add the orange saddle to the shopping cart it doesn't say that it's back ordered or out of stock). Hope that helps a bit.

http://www.bicycleworld.tv/chromag-trailmaster-dt/product-42/
Thanks I saw that, but I hate ordering from that far away( chain reaction ).

Got the white for a lot less at universalcycles, which is pretty much local to me.

It was all good until right there.

Put some Fat Alberts or Trail Kings on.
I decided to try panaracer fire Freeride's they look meaty!
 

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I'm looking to build up an SB-66. I've been looking at Wrench Science and Competitive Cyclist. Anybody have a recommendation between the two?

It also seems like a stock kit from Yeti such as the X9/X0 kit is a better deal than what Wrench or Competitive can do. My only issue with the stock kit is that I want a 160 fork but I could always sell and swap the 150 out.

Just curious what you all think.

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I'm looking to build up an SB-66. I've been looking at Wrench Science and Competitive Cyclist. Anybody have a recommendation between the two?

It also seems like a stock kit from Yeti such as the X9/X0 kit is a better deal than what Wrench or Competitive can do. My only issue with the stock kit is that I want a 160 fork but I could always sell and swap the 150 out.

Just curious what you all think.

Thanks
Buy frame from Competitive cyclist, components from Universal cycles, chainreaction cycles and Ebay, and build yourself. With coupons and some searching it will be cheaper.
 

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I recommend competitive cyclist. They've been very responsive and helpful. I ordered both my 575 and SB66 from them. My 575 didn't work out since it came with a DHX air rather than the normal RP23. I could never get it set up to my liking. I sent back and bought a SB66 that is scheduled for delivery next week. They're running a 15% off all components right now thru July 1st.
 

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Invisible Bike!

Most of my parts are here. Exept the main one ( frame lol probably a month of invisible biking! )

Good suggestions on ordering parts with coupons/ebay..etc...although mine definitly did NOT end up cheaper than the pre-made yeti kits. ( Mainly due to the frame + fork + coil shock swap, and wheels I ordered )

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Crank Bling.. Did I install the middle ring right? I couldn't figure out if it made any difference what way it goes on.

 

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The tab that is on the inner chainring should be behind the crankarm. It's hard to tell in the pic, but I think this is the tab. Let me know how it works out, I had a terrible experience with those Super Pro rings and a Shimano chain. Ditched the bling rings for standard Deore rings and never had a shifting issue again.
 
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