What made Yeti determine to create a longer travel 29er, especially due to that the business currently had a capable mid travel 29er in the Yeti SB4.5? Twenty niners were having some success on the Enduro World Series circuit and also our racers revealed interest in competing a longer travel adaptation of the SB4.5. We made a test burro as well as recognized it was an unique bike (it's the bike of option for most of the Yeti personnel). It inevitably became Cody Kelley's go to bike for the EWS and also might be Richie Rude's choice on some courses in 2017.
We have actually known about this abominable 160 millimeter 29er for some time, but we intended to see just how it would certainly stack up against this year's most sought after long traveling bikes as well as exactly how it would certainly be gotten by this year's most hungover bike testers. You're probably not in much suspense here, but the answer is fucking remarkably.
For example, same size bearings throughout the link, producing easy upkeep; wide range 1x drivetrains for dependability as well as light weight; the ability to lug a full size canteen inside the major framework; as well as all carbon Enduros also feature the SWAT door, allowing cyclists to store treats, spares and also lots extra inside their framework.
While they inhabit similar traveling ranges, the brand new Firebird is a completely various bike from the previous version and also is heavily influenced by the steeper programs motorcyclists will certainly locate on EWS tracks and also in the backcountry. The brand new Firebird geometry is greatly influenced by our Phoenix DH bike it includes several of the lengthiest reach dimensions in the sport and also extremely brief chainstays (16.95').
The 2017 Norco Sight obtains a carbon front triangular and also seatstays with an aluminum rocker as well as chainstays, and could fit as much as a 2.6 inch tire thanks to the enhancement of Increase spacing. Operating plus tires is not advised. The 27.5 wheeled variation obtains 140 millimeters of back travel and a 150 millimeter fork, and also both traveling numbers are reduced by 10 millimeters on the 29er.
The Firebird has been around a long time. Long before the increase of enduro racing. How, if whatsoever, has the enduro scene affected the evolution of the Firebird, particularly this variation?