The Good: Yeti's long, low and slack geometry! Switch technology works as advertised. Super stiff chassis. Clean cable routing.
The Bad: Hmmm…maybe the lack of stealth dropper cable routing. No full turquoise painted finish available.
Overall: I have to agree with most of the assessments from the Vital reviewers. I will add, that when faced with steep technical terrain, the SB-66c will reward you with impeccable handlingand amazing feedback when ridden hard and fast and committed. It seems to respond best to aggressive, yet precise rider input, yet still remains fun and playful when sessioning smooth, flowy trails. This thing really loves to go fast!
I have my SB-66 set-up with a Shimano 1x10 drivetrain and XTR trail brakes, Fox 36 fork, RS Reverb dropper post, Easton Havoc 35 bars and stem as well as the Easton Havoc wheelset. Chris King's precision bearings reside in the orange headset and BB. While Schwalbe's Hans Dampf tires are handling the traction duties. This package addresses most of the concerns that the Vital reviewers had with the components on their test bike. In fact, I'm sure this bike would have received 5 stars from the Vital staff had they ridden this setup as opposed to Yeti's Race build kit.
Check out my setup here:http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/MCFlow,20670/setup,19631