Yeti has today revealed a return to the cross country arena with the launch of the AS-R carbon.
The lightweight (4.2lb. frame) and suspension has been optimised for shorter travel (100mm) with an updated and modified single pivot design. Having worked closely with FOX to refine the suspension rate, the AS-Rc is designed to offer a predictable feel that holds up while pedaling and retains composure when the trail begins to get rough.
The new AS-R frame is designed using a carbon Dogbone link to add considerable stiffness to the chassis, and sports Yeti’s progressive geometry (69-degree head tube angle, long top tube, low bottom bracket) that has been borrowed from their experience in DH and Enduro. Wheel size varies, with 27.5” wheels on the extra small and small frames, and 29-inch wheels on medium through extra large frames.
“We have been out of the cross-country market for several years, so it was important that we nailed the form, fit, and function of the AS-Rc.” said Yeti President and co-owner Chris Conroy. “The AS-R has been a storied bike in our line and we raced cross-country for nearly twenty years and have produced some greats in the sport. XC racing is in our DNA and we’re excited to reintroduce people to our heritage with a bike that sports Yeti’s progressive geometry.”
The AS-R will be available as a complete bike with a SRAM’s X01 Build Kit, Fox fork and an SRP of £5199. Orders are now being taken for the first delivery due into the UK shortly.