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Added a comment to DaddyFras's bike check 1/11/2020 2:13 PM
Savage Yeti SB130

Hey, no, none at all. In fact, this bike has been perfect for just over a year now.

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Added a comment to DaddyFras's bike check 12/18/2018 12:08 PM
Savage Yeti SB130

Yeah, they stock them at my LBS Capital Cycles (here in Wellington , New Zealand) but it's the Shimano brand, so will be available everywhere.
It's this one:
https://www.pro-bikegear.com/global/en-gb/accessories/Bottlecages/PRO_BC_SIDECAGEALLOY

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Added a comment to DaddyFras's bike check 12/18/2018 12:00 PM
Savage Yeti SB130

Cheers! You're going to love this bike! I also have the SB150 that I use for the gnarlier races, but honestly, the 130 is a bit more fun, and seems to handle the same terrain no problem - those situations are just a bit more stable, and faster on the 150. Trail riding is really fun on the 130, and it's uphill performance is quite unreal - I'd ridden a demo for a few days before building this, and I'm blown away with how much better again this one is, with the light wheels and build kit that I love. I really think that the 130 is the one bike for everyone - you might never want for anything else!

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Added a comment to DaddyFras's bike check 12/18/2018 11:49 AM
Savage Yeti SB130

Hey, it's a PRO alloy side cage. I usually use a Lezyne side entry cage - and I had one for this in lime green, but it looked a bit full-on after it was built, and this was all they had in the shop. Turns out it works really well! Can fit a full-sized 750ml bottle in there no problem - easy to get in and out. It wouldn't work on the sb150 - I have to use the Lezyne on that as a 750ml bottle has to be pushed-in from the side.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - ENDURO WORLD SERIES RACE DAY - Finale Ligure 9/30/2018 11:46 PM

Wow - when Richie comes through it looks sped-up!

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Added a comment about press release The Fight for the Rainbow Jersey on Red Bull TV 9/4/2018 8:45 PM
DaddyFras

You missed New Zealand!

We're blessed to have Sky TV broadcast World Champs - here's their best effort on the SKY Sport 4 schedule:

10:20pm-0:20amUCI MTB World Champs LIVE(G)Cycling
SKY Sport continues to bring you LIVE coverage of the Uci Motorbike World Championship 2018. Tune in for the Xco Women Elite series at Nerang National Park, QLD.

Um, no - on pretty much all counts.

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Added a comment about feature FLUKES, CURSES AND MIND GAMES | 2018 MTB World Championships, Lenzerheide 9/4/2018 8:37 PM
DaddyFras

Killer - cheers!

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Added a comment about feature FLUKES, CURSES AND MIND GAMES | 2018 MTB World Championships, Lenzerheide 9/3/2018 7:59 PM
DaddyFras

It's the age-old question, but google is not providing any insight: How do we watch world champs if Redbull has made it unavailable in our country? I'm in New Zealand, and I can't seem to find who is showing it.

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Added a comment about product review Yeti's Biggest 29er Yet: Meet the All-New SB150 8/27/2018 8:10 PM
DaddyFras

I've loved the sb6 for the past three years (I loved it so much, when I sold the first one, I bought another one!) I ran a Fox X2 on the last one, and had the best mix of poppy playful, and plough smashfest - all while maintaining that awesome Yeti pedalling. I've always asserted that 27.5 is more fun in general, and that I couldn't find the same feeling with any 29er I've tried (quite a number). Well, two weeks ago I was extremely lucky to ride the SB150 for an afternoon, and all that has changed. The pedalling is even more efficient - getting out of the saddle and stomping on the pedals uphill, with the climb switch open (not engaged) had even more support than I'm used to, with barely discernible suspension movement. On a rooty technical climb, it was reactive and, well, easy - it just felt fun. Plus the front end was more planted - I was expecting to wrestle a wandering front end around switchbacks, but not at all. Then pointed downhill, the bike was fully active. The even shorter chain stays just make it a riot to 'steer with the rear' and cornering is even more positive. I was blind riding a steep trail with a few blind drops - one, to my horror, was a very off-camber wet landing, and the last was a 2.5 metre drop to almost flat landing. I thought I was screwed on those two occasions - I wouldn't have backed myself to safely ride out of either of them usually - but upon landing I felt miraculously centred in the bike, and weirdly safe. I had such a blast that I pedalled back up and hit them again with more positivity, and ended up whooping and shouting like I haven't done in a long while. It was magic. Super fun! I just ordered one.

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS - Enduro World Series, Whistler 8/15/2018 3:57 PM
DaddyFras

Someone give Eddie a Redbull helmet (or similar) - he's a sponsor's dream!

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Added a comment about feature Hacked: e*thirteen's 11 to 12-Speed Drivetrain Conversion 6/25/2018 10:05 PM
DaddyFras

I remember when 9 speed was shit.

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Added a comment about video LUDICROUS LEOGANG - Vital RAW, World Cup DH Day 1 6/9/2018 1:03 AM

Holy shit, Brook was insanely fast and smooth through that narrow off-camber woods section. Amazing RAW footage - I had to watch it twice!

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Added a comment about feature Good-Bye Boring, Hello Bitchin'. Leogang Steps It Up 6/7/2018 8:07 PM
DaddyFras

Hey guys, always love the coverage on Vital, but I gotta say, I'm missing the slideshow - it's what made you better than the others. With this page I don't know which photos to look at to relate to the audio - and scrolling through photos is the reason I don't bother with the other place. You guys always have the best photos, the best, most candid interviews, and the best format in the slideshow for my money. Cheers!

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Added a comment to DaddyFras's bike check 10/16/2017 2:48 PM
Super Rad SB5

Yeah, I'm loving it - it's such a playful bike!

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Added a comment to DaddyFras's bike check 10/14/2017 11:11 AM
Super Rad SB5

Cheers guys! I totally love this one - it's an absolute weapon, and faster and more fun than my sb6 on anything but the gnariest descents. I rate the SB5 - get out and try one!

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Added a comment about video SVEN MARTIN VS. TASMANIA - Enduro World Series Stage Mash-up Comedy 4/7/2017 4:49 PM

Great watch - more of that please Sven! Those trails look sweet!

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Added a comment to M.walker's bike check 3/22/2017 6:10 PM
Yeti SB6C

Hey man, (I've just got back from Kaiteriteri myself!)
How do you find the Vivid on the sb6? I borrowed a float X2 for 6 months last year and loved it - I find the stock float x blows through the travel in a hurry, then sits in the last half of the travel on repeated hits. The X2 had volume reduction up the wazoo, but it did a better job of getting back to the first half of the travel. I'm wondering if the vivid with the rapid recovery thing is good for that? Also, after some considerable twiddling I was able to get the X2 to still have playful pop, while still having plenty of traction (I was able to get a better all-round trail pop and DH traction than I can with the float X) have you managed to get that sort of feel happening, or does it turn it into a downhill bike?
Cheers, and nice bike!
Fraser

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