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Thread: thoughts on sb-66?
07-05-2012, 07:18 PM #1
thoughts on sb-66?
I was riding the tram today here at Telluride and looked down at the trails through the trees that looked like a total blast. As I was visualizing runs, I was brought to the realization that my single speed hard tail needs a friend. Yeti's SB66 has had my eye for the past few months. Having something that was built locally is a big draw for me. Does anyone have any thoughts on this bike? Anything that would be a worthy comparison?
Spent some time looking over a Transition TR250 at one of the shops down in town. Nice bike. Having a DH bike is so tempting but I just don't know how much it would get used.
07-05-2012, 08:50 PM #2Mack Master William Large
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- Billyburg, NY
07-05-2012, 09:53 PM #3should be working
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About 20 solid rides on mine + the after work trails. Still waiting for that ahhhhh moment while descending. Prolly a factor of the trails I'm riding.... Climbs really well for being a VPP type-ish, much better than my Intense Tracer.
Rode a Mojo HD on a descent in my old hood the other week. Definitely had the "Fuck-yeah!!!" moment. Could have been the great company and nostalgia, but I'd definitely rec it.
So yeah, try it, but it's worth finding a demo w multiple companies...
07-05-2012, 11:28 PM #4Registered User
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I enjoy mine. It climbs well and I have fun descending. I tend to like chunky fast trails and love to jump. It does well. I am considering getting an x fusion rear shock as the rp23 doesn't seem to keep up with my x fusion vengeance. I am getting bike lust again. I haven't had it for a couple of years because of my Intense Slopestyle. My buddy has a Mojo HD and hasn't tried a new bike in 2 years. That has to be one of the seven signs of the apocalypse.
I am considering a Transition Covert carbon or waiting to see what the Canfield Bros. come out with. Luckily I enjoy the bike enough to wait a season because my wallet is empty.
07-06-2012, 09:05 AM #5
I enjoyed riding one down Lps/porc last fall. Fun and playful, but not the plushest, bump eating machine out there.
Lots of similar bikes out there...nomad, blur lt, mojo hd, covert, remedy, reign, enduro, stump jumper evo. So many good bikes right now, start looking for demo programs and ride some stuff.Bike Shop Bully
07-06-2012, 10:41 AM #6Registered User
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Just swapped my 2010 Reign (Lyrik, 2.25 shock) for a SB-66 (Fox 36)
Initial thoughts - bike feels incredibly quick. Although the frame is heavier, I don't notice the weight. The bike without any propedal - where I was running 3 clicks on my old Reign - pedals amazingly. The bike responds well to out of the saddle pedaling, I can feel more acceleration from the rear end instead of sag. I have a 36 Talas and I'm yet to use any travel adjust, this bike climbs very well even under 66 degrees.
On the downhill, I've noticed it's a little less smooth over the bigger rocks but smoother over normal trail chatter. Each ride though this continues to get better as it feels like the kashima is still breaking in and helping in this department. Cornering this thing is a machine - paired with Minions front and back, I've yet to find it's limit. Overall it feels faster but a little less plush on the dh. I like that when I come out of a corner, I can stand and throw in some pedal strokes that go a long way. Also being a size XL, the Yeti's normal size head tube puts the bars in a much better spot.
Overall, I'm 100% happy with the switch. I no longer feel the need for any propedal, the bike is much stiffer, responds really well to inputs, takes more than I can give it in corners and eats up trail.