|2012 Yeti ASR 5c|
Been thinking about a new bike for a while now. Did a ton of bike testing. I knew when I looked at this machine that i was most likely getting out of the racing years and was looking at more of long distance trail riding. The ASR 5c is perfect for that. At 25.6lbs. as a 5 inch suspension bike. What more could you ask for!?!?!?
XT ICE Tech Hydraulic Brakes, Crank Set, Front and Rear Derailluer, DT Swiss X1600 Wheelset, Fox RP23 Shock, Easton Carbon Bars, WTB Seat. It's what Yeti calls it's Carbon Race Package. Look for my Blog on its performance soon. There are things I love and a couple of things I don't!
|1997 Proflex 857|
Now my old reliable back up (Have not touched it since I got the Yeti)
Proflex 857 Frame with Carbon Fiber Swing Arm, Answer Hyperlite Bars, TNT Titanium Bottom Bracket, TNT Titanium Seat Post, TNT Front and Rear Titanium Hubs (not shown), Shown is (get this) 1993 Ringle sealed bearing front hub on a specialized rim given to me by Insane Wayne (circa 1993), Titanium railed Serfas ARC Saddle, Kooka Cranks & Chain Rings, Kooka Stem, Chris King Aheadset, Speed Play Titanium Frog Pedals, Magura Raceline Hydraulic Rim Brakes (painted Black and Red to hide the original Lime Green), Sun CR-17 Rims (not shown), SRAM Grip Shift with Goretex Cables, SRAM Carbon Rear Deraillure, Shimano XTR Front Derailluer, Onza Bar Ends, The newest additions: Wow! Tubeless tires thanks to Stan's No Tubes, and Risse Front and Rear Shocks thanks to anything other than microcellular foam or coil springs! 4 inches of travel front and rear. Weight: 27 lbs. For 1997, I would say it was way ahead of it's time!
I have been very blessed. Proflex had bestowed upon me all my Proflex bikes. I have owned:
1993 Specialized Stumpjumper
1994 Specialized M1
1995 Proflex 855
1996 Proflex 856
1997 Proflex 857
I also own a GT Road Bike (but I don't talk much about it, not much of a road guy).