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  1. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    5.207kg (11.48lb) sans shock:



    Coming in at less than website's 5.67kg (12.5lb) weight....

     

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  2. 4xBoy

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    So no headset/fork I would guess, but what about the shock mounting bolts and the shock bushings.

    Also, why no shock, :brow: got something up your sleeve?

    And where did you get the white 40?
     
  3. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    The frame was weighed straight out of the box. Frame only, rear axle, seat clamp, but no shock hardware. Then pressed the CK headset in and added the cranks.

    I got 2x Fox 40RC2 and a DHX5.0 direct from Yeti. I need to fit the shock on once I have the spacers...

    I need to wait for the remaining stuff to arrive before building it up. May take a month or two:disgust:

    Full build list and weights (weights taken from interweb and digi scales):

    Frame: 2008 Yeti 303 5201g
    Forks: Fox 40RC2 3168g
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 w/ ti spring 441g + 361g
    Wheel set: Fr Hub: Hope Pro II 177g
    Rr Hub: Hope Pro II 299g
    Rims: Mavic EX721 577g each = 1154g
    Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution DB 416g for 64
    DT Swiss Nipple Upgrade Brass Pro-Lock, Black 20g for 64
    Cassette: SRAM PG970 9sp 11-26 222g
    Brakes: Formula The One 241g + 251g + 423g (2x rotors + adaptor)
    Rear Derailleur: ’08 SRAM X.0 Super Short Cage- Carbon 192g
    Rear Shifter: ’08 SRAM X.0 trigger 112g with cable
    Chain: SRAM PC-991 9sp Hollow Pin 281g (uncut)
    Cranks/BB: Gravity Lite MegaExo 828g
    Chainguide: E13 LG.1 231g (+57g taco)
    Chainring: E Thirteen G-Ring Chainring 36t 44g
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite InLine Seatpost, 30.9mm/367mm 255g (uncut)
    Saddle: SDG Ti-Fly Titanium 181g
    Headset: Chris King 98g
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem, 50mm/0deg/31.8 178g
    Bars: Burgtec RideWide 20mm rise 265g
    Grips: Sunline Slims 99g
    Pedals: Easton Flatboys 572g
    Tyres: Maxxis HighRoller 2.35 ST 1075g each = 2150g
    Tubes: Maxxis Lightweight 209g each = 418g


    Total estimated weight: 18.278kg / 40.27lbs
     
  4. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Sweet! What size is yours? I just picked up my Large '08 303 on Friday, I'll try and weigh it later tonight or tomorrow!
     
  5. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Medium. How tall are you? I'm bang on 6ft. I like smaller frames though, so went for the M.
     
  6. kOlsen

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    Nice looking frame and fork!
     
  7. ire

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    Thats going to be a killer bike, I dig how the fork matches the front end of the frame.
     
  8. kidwoo

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    So much better without the yellow.
     
  9. dump

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    ditto
     
  10. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    did you use a fisheye lens, or is the toptube bowed upwards?
     
  11. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Well due to the fact that the tiles are square at the edges....i'd say his top tube is bowed. ;)
     
  12. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    touche.:brows:
     
  13. jcaramia

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    sick ride
     
  14. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    6'2" - and I came off a DH9 before my last 303 so I stuck with a large. Heck, my Medium DH9 had a longer top tube than my Large 303!
     
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  16. Damo

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    Finally built the bike up once all the remaining parts had turned up. Had been waiting too damn long for everything to arrive. I'd been sitting on the frame for a couple of months and itching to get started.

    We built it up on Friday morning, traveled to a race Friday afternoon (arriving late Fri night) and finally got to ride the thing Saturday during practice. Managed five runs of the course with a few changes between each run just trying to get it dialled.


    Changes made between runs were instantly noticeable.

    The course was great to dial the bike in as there was everything there. I raised the BB to counter the rocks, but left the HA the same by dropping the forks down. The top half of the course was quite tech with evil rocks everywhere (on my very first ride on the bike, one of the rocks smashed up my brand new '08 X.0). The bottom was super pedally (but fun and flowing). So setting up the bike for both parts was tricky. This bike pedals like a 4in cross-country bike. Unbelievable! The rider, however, cannot pedal like a cross-country rider. Time to get some more training in... :huh:


    Heading up for a practice run with Matt (CRC-Intense). Check out the cut-off elbowpads. Damn french rules... Also note Tahnee in the background with Claire (Kovarik's GF). 12yo girl who is damn fast. Check out her website to see her take on the race.


    My arse


    This bike attracted too much attention. I'm not fast enough for that kind of attention...

    I wasn't really bothered with a result at this race. Just wanted to test the bike out and get it dialled in for me. They ended up mixing my race times with my qualifying times anyway, putting me in 11th. I would have only been 6th anyway, so just as well I wasn't bothered...


    41.09lbs. This weight is with sensible parts. There are the 2.5 Minion/HighRollers, DH tubes, Easton Flatboys... No single-ply, Ti XC pedals, tubeless here. This bike was built to be ridden, not weighed.

    The only changes I have to make is to swap the Ti spring for a 450lb Ti. This should balance the rear with the front nicely.

    Here's the build spec:

    Frame: 2008 Yeti 303
    Forks: Fox 40RC2
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 w/ ti spring
    Wheel set:
    Fr Hub: Hope Pro II
    Rr Hub: Hope Pro II
    Rims: Mavic EX721
    Spokes: DT Swiss Comp DB
    DT Swiss Nipple Upgrade Brass Pro-Lock, Black
    Cassette: SRAM PG970 9sp 11-26
    Brakes: Formula The One : 200mm Fr/180mm Rr
    Rear Derailleur:’08 SRAM X.0 Super Short Cage- Carbon
    Rear Shifter: ’08 SRAM X.0 trigger
    Chain:SRAM PC-991 9sp Hollow Pin
    Cranks/BB:Gravity Lite MegaExo
    Chainguide: E13 LG.1 with taco
    Chainring:E Thirteen G-Ring Chainring 34t
    Seatpost:Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost
    Saddle: SDG Ti-Fly Titanium
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem:Thomson Elite X4, 50mm/0deg/31.8
    Bars: Burgtec RideWide 20mm rise
    Grips: Sunline Slims
    Pedals: Easton Flatboys
    Tyres: Maxxis HighRoller 2.5 on the rear/Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 on the front
    Tubes: Maxxis


    I'll get some proper riding time on this bike before writing a better report.

    Many thanks to everyone at Yeti Cycles for sorting this all out for me. Cheers. :cheers:
     
  17. CBJ

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    Bike looks great and even better in action - congratulation.
     
  18. dhkid

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    that looks amazing man!! awesome lid too!!

    if you dont mind me asking, do you actually live and work in morzine?
     
  19. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Yep, been here just under 7 years now.
    Full-time.
    Ex-kiwi.
     
  20. -C-

    -C- Monkey

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    Bike looks good, the new colour scheme is far better than the yellow. Is there any differences other than colours? Have they shaved some weight off it?

    Were you guys out with Vanessa Quinn last year? Myself & my girlfriend kept bumping into her at various places (and being women & in a relative minority, got chatting) & she was with a few Kiwi guys. Complete stab in the dark, but its a small world sometimes :)
     
  21. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Loads of differences between '07 and '08 models. Shaved a ton (well, a pound or so) of weight; use of hydra-forming making it lighter and more durable; more refining in the rails/cars; the stabilizing links are enclosing the bearings more, protecting them better... But the best change is the colour & graphics!

    As for VQ, it may well have been. She stays at a mate's place nearby.
     
  22. tatankainlondon

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    This is what I am building for the UK Yeti Tribemeet mid June 2008:

    Frame: 2008 Yeti 303 small
    Forks: Fox 40RC2 - white/turquoise/black (pics to come once the paintjob is done)
    Shock: RS Vivid with 550lb spring

    Wheel set:
    Front Hub: DT Swiss 440s powdercoated turquoise
    Rear Hub: DT Swiss 440s powdercoated turquoise
    Rims: Mavic EX823
    Spokes: DT Swiss SuperComp DB and DT Swiss Brass Pro-Lock Nipples
    Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 9sp 11-26
    Brakes: Formula The One: 220mm Fr/200mm
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace
    Rear Shifter: 08 Shimano XTR
    Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
    Cranks/BB: Shimano Saint
    Chainguide: MRP G2 or e13 LG1
    Chainring: Shimano Saint Chainring 38t
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Seatpost
    Saddle: White Charge Spoon
    Headset: Chris King (not decided what colour though)
    Stem: Sunline Boxxer Stem
    Bars: Easton EA70
    Grips: Sunline White Slims
    Pedals: Wellgo MG1 White
    Tyres: Michelin DH16 front / Michelin DH24 rear
    Tubes: tubeless

    Any comments?
     
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  23. tatankainlondon

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    Hope to meet you in Morzine one day and go for a ride :)
     
  24. Eren

    Eren Turbo Monkey

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    your frame is literally in my hands right now, hehe!

    PS, what you doin with your 06 frame. it for sale?
    :biggrin:
     
  25. tatankainlondon

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    Yeah, I know. I do appreciate your help :)
    Are you back to the UK already?

    2006 frame is now on the market, seeing a guy interested on Saturday
     
  26. Banga

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    Ex-kiwi?

    If I knew how to give bad rep I'd give you a metric fu*k ton of it! haha

    Rig looks sick! gutted I won't be back in Morzine this year.
     
  27. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Tatankainlondon:

    Have a quick search for Thomson Masterpiece seatposts in the 30.9mm on ebay USA. You can get them for cheaper than the Elite from the UK. Small enough package to slip under the import radar.

    Also if you can get The Ones, they are a good bet. Best brakes I have ever ridden. Then you can go for the 200mm/180mm like mine and drop weight there. 220/200 is overkill for today's Formulas.

    I haven't ridden in the UK, but I have chosen the 34T chainring for riding over here. There aren't many place to spin out - you'll be tucking and holding on for dear life first. However, a smaller chainring will help get to some more places.

    If/when you do come over here, drop me a line. Its always cool to ride with new people and I'll be the DH tour guide.

    This goes for any Monkeys coming over in fact.

    Can't wait to see your bike built up (esp the Fox40s!). Post pics here. This can be the '08 Yeti thread.


    Banga: Where are you going to be this year?
     
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    Mostly at my desk at work:plthumbsdown:, I've only just finished paying off my credit card from last year. I'm going to try and get back next year.
     
  29. tatankainlondon

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    Damo,

    • I already have Thomson Elite seatpost hence the choice. However, since there is a great demand for thomson posts here in the UK, I might well buy Masterpiece and then sell Elite seatpost.
    • The chainring choice is not definite, I have 34-36-38 to choose from so I am taking all of them to the Tribemeet to see which one is best for Cwmcarn.
    • As for 220/200 combination, well, I need extra power to stop my fat overweight a** on my way down. I know downhill is all about getting fast and NOT using brakes too much but for me it is all a learning curve, I am a proper novice to downhill - I joined the "club" only 3 months ago. I hope to get faster as my skills progress.
    • I would not be able to come around to Morzine this year, all credit cards maxed (hehe, but thanks to them my dream bike comes to life) so no funds this year. However, I intend to do Megavalanche next year and maybe a week in France so stay assured, you will see my ugly face sooner or later :biggrin:
    • Pics to come. I am excited about getting fox40 wet painted. I was not sure whether fox40 lowers could be powdercoated so I went the other way. In addition, not too many people wanted to do the job here in London, simply because three colour scheme required quite a lot of time and attention. The person who will do it for me has a mixed feedback, some love his work, others hate it. I hope I will love it. He seemed knowledgable when I met him to discuss the job.
     
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    • shimano make a 11-26 cassette? i know sram do, but not shimano. they have a 12-27, 12-25, 12-23, 11-23, 12-21 and 11-21.

      anyways just say you are using a 12-25, no way you would be using the last few gears with a 38t, might just be able to with a 34. then using a 11-23 would be more sensible.

      i am using a 12-25 with a 38t, far from spinning out in cwmcarn. you aren't pedaling in the really fast bits anyways, the fastest pedaling bit if probably just after the hip before the last jump.

      36 with a 11- 23 is the way to go i reckon. i dont use my top 2 gears in dh, only to ride to my local woods.
     
  31. tatankainlondon

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    dhkid ,

    I have at least 4 shimano ultegra cassettes in different sizes. It does not matter whether it is 11-26 or any from your list. It was just to indicate what gear range I am using, probably 12-27 if I had to be precise.
    Since I have the ability to pick and choose both the chainrings and the cassettes, I will use the Tribemeet to figure out the best combination. I am not competitive at the moment, I am not racing, I am learning though.

    Anyway, it is not a discussion about my bike, this is Damo's thread and I do not want to steal it ;) Let us all enjoy his yeti 303
     
  32. TA..

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    Totally sick bike dude, go the flying kiwi in Morzine!

    Fox 40s in 09 are optional in black or white lowers, and avialable now :cheers:
     
  33. dhkid

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    my bad, just wanted to point out that rear cassette sizes are as important as chain ring sizes.
     
  34. tatankainlondon

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    dhkid
    Not worries, your comments are appreciated.
     
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    that will be a sick ride.
     
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  37. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Did it myself. My take on NZ Maori 'koru' designs.

    Used:

    1x can undercoat spraypaint - found in my garage
    1x can pearl white spraypaint - 8 euros
    1x superfine paintbrush - 2 euros
    1x tin gloss black - found in my garage
    1x tube turquoise artist's paint - 3 euros
    pencil lead for shading within design - found in kitchen drawer
    3x coats clearcoat - free - my mate has a panelbeaters/car spay company.

    Total cost - 13 euros/US$20/£10

    Never painted a helmet? Give it a go. It may turn out better than you think. And its fun.
     
  38. tatankainlondon

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    It looks fantastic :)
     
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    whats the difference internally?
     
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    Apparently aside of obvious color they also worked a better adjustment transition from hi to low speed compression, AND a integrated stem option on the new upper crown! :thumb: