not all these links work- but I’m working on them now.......
Over stock sale ! check the store - New Size guide HERE!
YETI Edition Back Country Research straps in one month. (August)
UK YETIFAN TRIBEMEET 2017
BIKE PARK WALES
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
£5 to ride the park with no uplift.
Come join the Tribe for a day of fun and chilled biking!
Tickets (Yetifan allocation)SOLD OUT- but you can still book on the day, subject to space! Over 30 Yetis are headed there already!
2018 bikes on display
Free stuff! and a load of things you can win too!
Cody Kelley Interview!! July 2017 -
YETIFAN Caught up with Cody Kelley between racers, and asked him about wheel sizes (yawn), Yeti DJ’s, and bikes..............
1) tell us a little about you? Where from, age, and what outside of bikes do you like?
I'm 23 years old, born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. I don't do a whole lot away from bikes honestly. For the most part all of my friends ride and I don't really feel the need to look for any other hobbies.
2) you starting racing enduro for yeti on the factory team last year (16), had you done much Racing prior to that? What type?
Yeah so my first year with Yeti was in 2016. I had about a year and half of Enduro Racing under my belt prior to this and rewind before that I raced a lot of DH and BMX. Pretty much been racing some form of two wheels since I was 6 years young haha.
3) getting on Yeti is a big deal, some of the hugest names in the sport came from that team, what's it like filling those boots?
Yeti has always been one of the top team's at the highest stage of racing so being able to sign with them is a huge honor of it's own. But with that comes some big shoes to fill. It's something that I have tried not to focus on to much to this point because I feel like I bring a different dynamic to the team and I just want to be myself out there.
4) no doubt you've almost always been on a bike since you were born, what's your first stand out bike? And tell us a tale that includes it?
My first standout bike is for surely an old Maroon Schwinn BMX Race bike my dad had all dialed in for me when I was probably 7... It was the bike that laid the foundation to what's now been years and years of bike riding.
5) life on the road is pretty exciting, lots of things happen and lots of story's start there, can you share a fun one with us?
Probably the most memorable moments on the road is cutting park laps with the boys. Everyone in Enduro hates on bike parks, but when you have a crew cutting laps everyone is smiling ear to ear haha.
6) your current choice of bike is 29er, do you think the wheel debate will ever slow down? I threw out the opportunity for some of the Yetifan regulars on the FB page to ask you some questions, here we go.......
Oh maaaan, ha the good ol wheel debate... People love to get caught up in the simplest things sometimes and to me wheel size is one of the simplest things there is. It all comes down to what you're comfortable on. But I don't know if the wheel dispute is even close to end at this point.
7) you've raced slalom/dual, on Polarbears DJ, can you persuade yeti to make us another run? What did you think to the bike?
Don't we all wish that Yeti would start making the DJ again and trust me I've done my share of persuading on the subject, but sadly I don't think it's in the cards. The DJ Frame is honestly one of the best frames out there even to this day. Which is crazy considering how long ago it was designed.
8 ) how do you look after your long hair on the road (fan question!)
Haha the hair questions are always pouring in... I give er a wash and call it good. Not much more to it then your every day haircut.
9) what's your favourite track? Any discipline. Fun or race.
I kind of answered this in one of the earlier questions, but just doing park laps with the boys for fun is probably the highlight of every season.
10) what's your favourite tyre combo? Back to mine
Favorite tire set up is definitely a Maxxis Minion DHF up front and a Maxxis Aggressor out back.
11) as I write this, a bee is buzzing my head, what's the scariest thing you've seen while out on a bike?
Scariest encounter on a bike was at Whistler. I literally brushed a black bear with my foot as I landed off a jump. If he would of been a foot further to the left I would of landed straight on him and crashed surely.
12) have you been testing any slick new kit you can/can't tell us about?
Haha to be 100% honest we don't even see our kits until just before each EWS round so I couldn't tell you what they have cooking up for the last 3. I imagine that we have another "America" themed kit in store for Aspen though.
13) what was the last ride you did ? What bike?
We smashed out park laps all day yesterday here in Winter Park and of course I was on my 5.5.
14) ok, thanks for this. Now you get to thank people and plug your social media, .....
Cheers to the Yeti/Fox Factory Team and all of it's supporters for an awesome season and to more in the future. Also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter... @kelleymtb
Racing News and offical YETI news.
EWS round 7;- July - Whistler - Canada
Round 7 didnt work out too well for the Yeti guys, Some bad luck stopped Richie early on ,and despite a stage win, and a very strong show in other stages, just too far to pull it back. - 12th.
Cody had some sort of problem that stopped him finishing the event, DNF.
Last round is Italy- Val De sole on 30th September 1st October.
So lets just sit back and enjoy the DH finals and World champs until our Turq is back in action! I’m cheering for Gwin Ex Yeti -YT.
EWS round 6:- July 29-30th Snowmass Colorado- USA
EWS Colorado didnt go to plan for Richie ude, with a reported Flat on Saturday, although in the lead at the of Day 1, it didnt go so well on Day 2, with an OTB (unhurt), and dropping loads of time. Cody Kelley made it an all time best overall with a 13th, and a top 3 stage time too. More to come from cody!
Yeti results from Colorado were-
Cody Kelley - 13th
Shaun Neer - 21st
Jubal Davis - 32nd
Richie Rude -37th
Chris Heath - 104th
Duncan Nason 2nd in Men under 21
Paul Serra 11th in Men under 21
Anne Galyean - 12th Womens Elite
If anybody has any pics of these guys, Please get in touch. Yetifan@Yetifan.com or find me on FB.
VERY Limited edition EWS Jersey for the USA round available now..
EWS round 5:- July Millau France
Richie got a 44th. Some stage wins, but issues on day 1 cost him a lot.
EWS round 4:- May 28th ! Ireland.
Richie got 5th, Cody got 58th.
More news as we get it.
EWS round 3:- 13th - 14th May - Madeira in Portugal
Richie Rude was 6th and Cody Kelley was 29th
1 minute catch up video here -
Cody had his SB55 Team bike show up ready for the race! (click for full size) Pic thanks to Shaun Hughes the team mechanic. @yetipolarbear
Richie Rude & Cody Kelly tempting us with pics of SB6C (DH set ups)
Will we see more fo the guys on DH tracks in 2017? Wyn Masters said see Richie at Cairns??, lets hope so!
Check out this Shimano video from earlier in the year....
EWS Overall - Rude takes the win! World Champion.
EWS ound 6 - Whistler Canada (pic EWS)
Still nursing a much improved shoulder injury, Richie despite all odds after getting a puncture, went on the win the race! He now has an almost un-challengable lead, heading into the next round in France.
EWS Round 5 - Aspen snowmass USA (Pic EWS)
Following a horrible looking crash in practice, Richie rode safely to get points, Old Yeti ride Jared Graves took the win.. Richie took 25th with Team Mate Cody Kelley taking a much deserved 9th!
Next EWS is up soon - more news and results as we get it
Richie, Cody & Shaun the polar bear are in Chile for the first round of the EWS, check the Facebook link to the side for up to date updates. Who’s gonna win? Will Ex Racer Jared be the man to beat? I think Richie is more on form that Jared ever was, so this will be exciting! Pics- Richie, Shaun and Cody Facebook. Thanks Guys
After narrowly getting beaten by Jared Graves in the recent enduro event over in Australia, Richie got one better over the ex Yeti racer and beat a stacked field to take the win in the final National in Toowoomba , more here.
pics Element Video / Richie Rude Thanks to Richie FB page.
Top - Podium, bottom the DH6C is reborn.
Feb 2016 -
UK Tribemeet Whinlatter (Lake District) June 18th - More info to follow!
Jan 2016 -
Enduro team confirmed! Richie Rude (USA), will be joined by Cody Kelley (USA) focusing on Enduro.
Last Jared interview ever!
December 8th- Keep checking Pinkbike for a Yeti Team announcement soon! Whos in and whos out?
December 1st, Limited to 200,Yeti Team issue shirts, Coming soon.
November 12th - Added something else in the sneaky peak section of the forum.
Rumour Richie might be back in DH? I’d love to see him with the 1 plate in the EWS. Let us see!
Got an awesome item on the way in time for xmas, will be very very limited and only one box of it ever. Keep an eye on the site and save up a bit of cash, you are going to want it!
Also YETIFAN Enamel mugs, we cant get the YETI ones, so I’ve got some Yetifan versions, will be approx £9.75 plus a bit of postage.Each one comes with a money saving present from me!
BIG update soon, with something nobody else has! I’m working flat out on the site. Please keep visiting here & the Facebook pages! Send your bikes, email me stuff. You know I love it!
EWS Video Re-Cap - Watch the Yeti boys clean up ......
EWS FINALS 2016. First the bad news--------
Jared Graves signs off his career with a win at the final EWS, & what looks like a move to Specialized, well done Jared & a really heart felt thanks for all you have done for YETI and its super fans around the world. We will miss you. (pic EWS)
Now the AWESOME news! RICHIE RUDE #1 !!!! Richie Takes the overall title at the final round in Finale Ligure Italy.
Well done Richie, looking forward to seeing you with that No1 plate in 2016. Hopefully still on a Yeti! (Pic who knows!)
Looks Like Richie Rude with winning the last 3 EWS rounds stands a good chance at the overall. One more round to go in Italy this weekend (3-4th October).
Maybe not such hot news, but Richie came 7th at the EWS round in Peebles having lead out of the first day.
Some pics from the event. Prototypre Tyres too!! Pics EWS & Yetifan.com
Jared to miss EWS 2 & 3. Here is what he has to say
As EWS rounds 2 and 3 are just around the corner, its time to mention that despite some good (but very frustratingly slow) progress on my shoulders, I wont be racing in Ireland and Scotland later this month. They just arent quite ready to handle flat out descending yet. Rest assured my training and rehab is in full swing and ill be firing on all cylinders when I return for racing Next month for the first 2 Big Mountain Enduro races in Colorado before EWS #4 in France. Thanks for all the support!