This is one of my all time favourite Yeti’s, I have no idea why its taken 2 years to get it here.
This month takes a trip back , John Parker is selling his entire Yeti Collection, there are some rare and unique bikes, all are put on eBay, and are made available all over the world.
Here is the Curly speed Lawwill,
The Carolyn Curl's Yeti Lawwill downhill world speed record bike. This bike is complete with the studded tires an humongous paragon machine works chain ring. Also included is the custom high speed wind tunnel helmet she wore. Curly went something like 121 (98 is what it really did) miles per hour in France with this bike. However, a couple of days later with better weather another women competitor broke Curly's record. Nice Bike
See more pics at - John Parkers Collection page - This bike is now owned by YETI
Hey Andy, pull that crappy old pic and replace it with this one! Or make me Yeti of the Month!!!!
Here's my 1992 Ultimate, restored to a period correct build. Accutrax fork, Atac stem, 7 spd XT all around with thumbies, Cook Bros cranks, Ringle front hub, Mavic M231 rims. Photographed on a trail in Southern California that starts less than two miles from my house.
After Jared got his 303 the other day (awesome bike) I got this from him...
My Yeti ASX is totally custom, perfect for me, right down to the colour. I had been toying around with a hardtail for a while, upgrading components and putting togeather a real solid component set.
I finally broke the bank and got myself a full suspension. the frame was a season old, owned by the owner of one of the local shops here in Newfoundland Canada, Freeride Mountain Sports. Chris the owner, had his house broken into and the bike stolen. Recovered after several weeks of being on the missing list, the bike had been spray bombed and was stripped down of all its paint.
End of the season came and he sold it to me for a great bargin. He painted it for me, black, which pealed off in strips in the first ride. I took the time to strip it down my-self and buff it to a shine, but that just wouldn't do, it needed paint.
I took the bike to a local body shop and had it painted, a real nice (at least I think so...several people have picked at me about my choice!) pearl shade of purple. I like it because its so different. I had diecuts made of the original graphis, and had them applied (in hind sight i should have applied them under the clear coat) . Meanwhile, I had my shock sent back for a rebuild, and the fork sent off to have the camo lowers installed (which have a purpley tint). Once everything came back I was ready to go, or so i thought. Lastly I have found a leak in my hope mono m4's and am still waiting for the caliper to be replaced, meanwhile I have rigged up a set of Hayes Mags in their place...probably a perminant switch. At last the bike is finished! I love it! Its taken me about a year to get it right, its totally a labour of love.
Had to include a pic w/ the Ska Brewing sticker as a tribute to Durango.
Details: The best all-mountain bike that Yeti has made. Agile enough to pedal up the single track - solid enough to blitz the the dh runs. I have also include a couple of pics from a trip to MOAB last year. (Photos taken by my buddy Chuck - he has his 2001 AS-X posted on Yetifan)
September 05 Stuarts AS-X
Yeti of the Month October 05
Slightly differnt YOM this month, usually the good Yeti people of the world send in their bikes, but there’s been a shortage just now, so after seeing the quality and beauty of Jared’s 303 at the Fort William world cup, I thought it would be a sweet set of wheels to have on here.
It would have been cool to hear what Jared has to say about his bike, but I guess he must like it!
Davids Yeti ARC - Life after Shimano. While I still depend on Shimano components on my other 2 Yetis, I thought it would be fun to put together a light weight hardtail for the upcoming cross country race season that did not have a single Shimano component. The result was a sub-22 lb. screamer ready for 2006.
FULL BUILD SPECS
Dave, Broomfield, Colorado
March- Hennings FRO
I'm finally satisfied that the bike is "close enough" to be shown on Yetifan. I'm still awaiting a new "head tube" decal which will arrive this week and will "eventually" be replacing the "motocross" pink sticker with a very very similar one that says "action magazine" underneath the word motocross. Current tires are Tioga Farmer John's which seems fairly appropriate but in reality I think he ran a "Tioga trail dawg / mud dawg" tire at the worlds race. I'm also hot on the trail for a pair of those but don't have them quite yet. I did rebuild the front wheel this week with a black Xt hub, changed out the seat/seatpost and got the C-9 sticker affixed, Here is a picture of the frame as I originally purchased it to show the before and after which is kind of neat
Tucker says he wanted to make the C-26 as accurate as is possible, My next project is a Raleigh Ti/Carbon Tomac restore but I'm also working on a Fro and the 24 inch Dual Tomac Yeti restore, so in another few months maybe I'll have another few pictures to share!
I finally identified what the pink sticker on the back of Johns C-26 was. Its a Motocross Action Magazine sticker. As you can see from my recent picture, Id already figured out the world motocross but the bar underneath should say the words action magazine. Will get this detail fixed eventually. So the story goes regarding the Motocross sticker . . . Zapata Espinoza ask John Tomac back in 1990 if he'd run a Mountain bike action sticker on the bike for the race. John refused since he didnt want to upset the other mountain bike magazines, but he agreed to run a Motocross Action sticker as a compromise (Zap use to work there same publisher). Also discovered that the picture you have on your site of the Yeti C-26 with the pink decals, is actually Zaps C-26 that he had built to look like Johns bike for the magazine shoot but thats why the colors are different. Zap still has this bike in his possession. My buddy Dave Locke knows Zap as an old acquaintance and tracked down this info for me.
The C-9 tubing sticker came this week from my Decal Princess Suzie Collins from www.SuzieIllustrator.com Shes also going to replicate the motorcycle Yetiman which John custom made from two different stickers for his bike. Wont have that sticker for a bit though.
Tucker Runs www.carbonbicycles.com The only inaccuracies at this point are the tires (different tiogas used at the race), the straddle cable hangers, and the head tube decal.
It appears either John or Yeti cut up the standard Yeti 1990 decal and affixed the head of the Yetiman, the words "Yeti" and "Cycles" on top of a Harley racing motorcycle sticker to create this custom "go-fast-look" for his head tube decal. John ended up 4th in the DH and 6th at the XC at this event, with Greg Herbold taking the DH win and Ned Overend taking the XC race. I'm not aware of any other Yeti race bike or rider before or since to get a custom head tube decal setup on the race bike. Part of the reason this unique detail was important to get "right" on the restore!
Thanks to Pete from Cycle Shark for sharing a photo of the original head tube graphic, from which this one was replicated. Pete own's tomac's actual back up bike from this race and it's spectacular to see!
Bought it in January 1991, sold in 1994. Bought back in 2000, but it had the typical crack at the seat tubeso it was nothing more than wall-art. Finally decided to give the frame to a framebuilder for repair in May 1990. After the paint was removed it showed that also the downtube was rusted through. So we decided to replace the downtube and the seattube. Bike was repainted in desert turquoise after repair. All in all the repair cost was around 400,- Euro, but this is ok, since I can ride it again. Remember, this is one of the 71° seatube angle bikes, so it rides very differently compared to todays bikes. This is definetely an downhill rocket, great fun. Still hangs from the wall in my living room, but gets ridden from time to time now.
Parts spec was choosen for "rideability". The spec includes Bullseye Hubs, Araya Rims, Taperlite Bar, Deore XT Thumbshifters (turned upside down "Mike Kloser" Style), Panaracer Smoke/Dart tires, Turbo Saddle and first generation Ringlè Skewers. Tried to keep the parts as original 1989/1990 as possible and still keep the bike ridable without trouble. Still have Bullseye Cranks for that bike, but the Deore XT Biopace II Cranks are much better for riding
Thanks to Michael for sending in the pictures and story of his bike Visit his site at www.mtb-classic.de
This is the only drop top tube Yeti ever to be made by the company, built at the Durango factory.
Originally built for Linda Parkers Mother, its thought this bike has done less than 5 miles!
The frame is Steel, features include - Answer Accutrax- FTW ATAC stem - Custom painted in candy red, XT U Brake, Yeti Grips. Full 7 speed LX groupset.
November- Steve’s 05 Pink AS-R
"If you go down to the woods today, your sure of a big surprise! Better known for it Dragon, last seen in the 6th Century, St. Leonard's Forest was today graced by the presence of ano"ther legendary creature: A Yeti. Our intrepid reporter managed to catch this Yeti whilst it stopped to take in the view. Or maybe it just needed a rest after climbing up the hill. Now some would say that the markings of this Yeti, predominately pink with a touch of carbon to the rear flanks, would indicate this was a young female Yeti. Whatever the truth, this is one Yeti which is sure to keep the tongues wagging during those cold dark and wet English winters
My Yeti 4X...... Quite possibly the best Yeti ever produced. Rolhoff 14 speed rear Hub. Gold plated Spokes, Brake levers, Disc rotors. Custom paint by www.spectrumpowderworks.com .Thanks to Bromley Bike for letting me, and the grips. Big (massive) thanks to Mike and Chris for delivering it in person Thanks to all at Yeti who stripped the frame and fork for painting. Thanks to Spectrum for faultless paint job. Thanks to Pat at Future for Manitou decals and carbon fork leg protectors (to follow) Thanks to Jared Graves for saying it was the best yeti he ever saw. Mike at Yeti for being Mike, first class top rated friend!.
Owner of www.mtb-classic.de where you will find old skool Yeti, Fat Chance, and many others.
Here is what he says about his bike.
. Awesome bike with some really unique details. Frame Size is 19". top tube 59,5cm, wheelbase 109,5cm, chainstay lenght 47cm, head tube and seat tube are 69°. Seatpost diameter is 22,2mm (!). Rear Brake WTB Rollercam, BMX bottom bracket with Bullseye bearings.
I'm really glad that i got it, will hang from the wall in my home-office and will get a ride from time to time (have to fix the headset first). Fits perfectly to my other 2 FROs since I own one bike for every Yetiman Logo now ;-).
Its a Yeti AS-R that was owned by Tara Llanes herself! Now owned by Laura in the UK, this bike features all the best bits from Yeti and its sponsors from the 2002 season, this was one of Tara's training bikes.
As seen in Chainsmoke 2 !!
2003 April Yeti Of The Month- Tracy Bike set up with 2 chainrings, 34 and 44 by 11X32, 32 is locked out to act as protection to the disk wheel. 66T Mammoth ring will be framed (unless I decide to also crash one day at Mammoth thru the banners into the crowd.) top tube is a LLLLONG 24", seatube is a short 16. the bike rides pretty stiff as air pressure has been adjusted to 175lbs. The handle bar looks like a proto thermo plastic bar in natural color. Yetiman saddle by Selle and other goodies like a ringle seatbinder in orange gold. The Rock shox DH of the period completes the bike with a super long 80mm travel for the day. The bike is in mint condition. This bike handle well. more like a stiff sprung XC bike. It tracks very well. At speed it's stable due to the long top tube. when I ride it I feel like I am on a Ferrari.
Here is some pics of my new ride.
Spec: Boxxer Team with Goldtec crwn/stroke Hope 205mm discs XTR MRP Goldtec/Hadly with tubeless Mavic D321 and Michelins Ti-spring Ti/mag V12 pedals Matching saddle (!) Easton Scandium bars, RF Steelset and Thomson seatpost finishing the deal.Just over 18,5kg Cheers! Jakob
2003 Matts Yeti of the Month for June
It rides like a soft tail and yet is so stiff and light, it accelerates like an F1 car and climbs like a mountain goat. I have tried to retain a part of the traditional Yeti image with the Ringle and Hed rims and combine them with the best of the 21st century with the Hope discs and Rockshox Psylo's. I love this bike, to me it is the best bike I have owned and that includes the 5 Yeti's that I already have. Note the Yeti Hed King rotors? A personal touch that is subtle and yet superbly cool I believe.The bike is not quite finished, with 2003 XTR and some other little touches like Yeti decals for the Hed rims but nonetheless, I am fairly happy
Custom Yeti's don't get much more unique than this! Its a one off Yeti AS-R Tandem, made by Yeti as a wedding present to Steve (Part guardian of Yeti ;) ) and his new wife. Apparently it took some making, and there are no plans for a full production run. Maybe $25000 would make them change their minds?
Yeti of the Month August was spotted while I was at the Yeti factory.
Custom parts are all over this thing, Ti ARC seat post, less cable guides, and more that are secret.
Pearlescent paint by Spectrum in USA- The guys who paint all new Yeti frames (For now-Yeti want to move it back in house, like in Durango) .
I could write tons of crap about this bike,like, Custom King 12mm rear hub, custom painted this and that, special finish on the 'stickers' on the HED rims (natural carbon of the rims), 3 chain rings, custom Hope rotors, But I don't think I need to write such things, just check out the pictures.
2003 OCTOBER Yeti Of The Month- What would be your dream bike? For Jean is his ARC that he rode at the UK TribemeetBuilt up with a long list of dream parts inc- Avid Ti brakes, USE carbon post,Answer Carbon bar, Middleburn Cranks, SRAM X0 groupset,Rockshox SID, Chris King (Yummy) Headset and Hubs.
I'm sure you'll agree, a pretty pimpy bike
So here is my ARC,the bike that started Yetifan, I have owned it since new, and try and ride it as much as possible. re-painted by Yeti at Durango in 95, its a 1993 ARC HT. frame no A0850
Parts include Ringle, Kooka, Mavic, Cooks, Chris King, Manitou 3, Yeti bars and Grips, Grafton brakes and Cranks, Onza bar ends, thumb Shifters, flite, Old XT and XTR
2003 December Yeti Of The Month- Henning has sent in his Ultimate, Henning who is from Norway, was one of the very first people to discover Yetifan, and has helped out with a lot of the old Adverts and magazine clippings etc, this is just one of his many Yeti's...........
U1585 - ca.1991?
The frame was originaly bought by one of the former owners of "Sykkeldelisk", the norwegian Yeti importer since 1990. The original color was "Forest green", and the original owner built it up with first generation XTR and a mag21.
Eight years passes, and in november 1999, I found the frame after e-mailing a fellow in a norwegian newsgroup. He had bought the frame from a police auction for stolen bikes. we agreed on a price of approx. £180 - and my dreams started!!!
This was my second Yeti - but I realized this would be a different project!! This was before I discovered EBay, and when thinking about how this should be built, I understood that getting the "right" parts for it would be a problem...
After sandblasing, two different painters had a go at trying to powdercoat it, the second made a decent job - and the choice of color was inspired by the original Ultimate project bike in MBA.
Jim Potter (back then at Yeti Cycles - now at Maverick American) provided me with original stickers, and my goal to build a 110% Shimano-free bike started!!! (Yes, it hasn't got a single bolt from the big-S)!!!