The ARC was one of the most famous
bikes in the history of Yeti. It boasted the
first Easton TaperWall tubeset and set
a standard for lightweight. The ARC Big
Top is a continuation of the original idea,
except it rolls on bigger hoops and a
carbon rear triangle.
It took Yeti a while to get on the 29’r bandwagon,
but once they did, they were all in.
They started by making a full-alloy frame,
but test riders felt it was a bit stiff, so
they added carbon fibre to mellow out the
rear end but retain great lateral stiffness.
The front end boasts classic Yeti geometry,
a little slacker and lower than the
other guys. So it retains all the advantages
of a 29’r but descends like a Yeti. You can also run your Big Top 29’R as a single speed with a set of single speed drops. The chainstay length is adjustable from 17.3” to 18.0”.
Use: XC 29er
Fork: Fox 32 Float 29 FIT RLC Tapered 100mm, 15mm Axle
Headset: Cane Creek 40 Tapered
BB Shell: 73mm
Headset: Tapered EC34/EC49
Seatpost Size: 30.9mm
Rear Axle Spacing: QR 135mm
Brake Mounts: IS disc
Front Mech: Direct Mount
Weight: 1.95kg (Frame Only)
Other: ISCG 05 mounts, Seatclamp included
Yeti Chip System: The Yeti chip system allows for an easy switch between a standard 135mm QR or the142mm x 12mm Shimano thru-axle system.
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