Incredibly climber and reliable descender
Wish I waited for carbon
I upgraded from the 575, and the geometry is more slack. I use for freeride days, trail, and epic rides. Even crushed some dirt jumps with it. Built mine up with SRAM XO, and put a FOX 36 in front. Bike is a great climber, like all Yeti's, and is much more solid in descending. The switch technology feels superior and more plush to the pot hole feeling of their traditional suspension. Huge fan of this bike - just need someone to buy my aluminum frame so I can get the new carbon!