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Posted: 12/1/2007 1:45:01 PM EDT
My new Yeti 575....$4200 worth of fun. If you're into bikes you get it, if not, then you don't.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:46:18 PM EDT
for $4200 bucks, it should be shinin your knob every day!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:47:09 PM EDT
I'm just thinking of all the cool stuff I could have bought with $4200.00.

Unbelievable.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:47:44 PM EDT
$4200

Holy shit man, GWB should send you a thank you for your contribution to teh economy.

It does look like an awesome bike, I'll give you that.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:48:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 1:50:52 PM EDT by Cypher214]
I bet there's at least a 500% mark-up on those things.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:49:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:50:10 PM EDT
Your right, I don't. If I spend that kind of money for something with two wheels it will have an internal combustion engine on it.

But on the other hand I've never riden a bicycle that cost more than ~$150 either. And I'll bet yours is a sweet ride! Congrats!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:50:25 PM EDT
That is a lot of $$$ that could have gone for guns and accessories. But hey whatever floats your boat. Glad you like it!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:50:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
for $4200 bucks, it should be shinin your knob every day!!!!!


Damn right! That thing better swallow and do the dishes too!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:50:46 PM EDT
Some people know how to ride, and some people know WHAT to ride!

My brother's best man bought a frame -- JUST A FRAME, no moving parts-- for $1200, used, about 20 years ago.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:50:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
$4200

Holy shit man, GWB should send you a thank you for your contribution to teh economy.

It does look like an awesome bike, I'll give you that.


Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:51:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:52:01 PM EDT
I know where you are coming from, I paid $5000.00 for a bike.

That was years ago though. Campy was king and Dura Ace was just begining to be the shit.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:52:24 PM EDT
The Ultimate Mountain Bike
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:52:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:
I get it.


+1
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:53:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
Some people know how to ride, and some people know WHAT to ride!

My brother's best man bought a frame -- JUST A FRAME, no moving parts-- for $1200, used, about 20 years ago.


Um... ok. Sorry, but unless the frame is made from some kind of space-age material, there is nothing about a bicycle frame that makes it worth $1200.

The cycling magazines tell cyclists what they should ride, and they fork over massive amounts of money to keep up with their buddies.

It's their money to do with what they want, but don't try to pretend that there's something special about that bike that makes it worth $4200, other than the name and the symbolism.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:53:59 PM EDT
I hope you enjoy it. I don't get it, but I hope it's worth it.


God, the guns I could have with $4200...
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:56:44 PM EDT
The chain better stay on when I switch gears for that kinda money...I hate when that happens...looks like a very nice bike!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:56:57 PM EDT
What a steamy pile of shit.I bet you wear those spandex thingy's too...
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:59:34 PM EDT
Where's the engine?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:01:40 PM EDT
all that money and it didn't even come with one of those little water bottles?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:01:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 2:02:28 PM EDT by MUDLOG]
Some people just have more money than brains.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:02:20 PM EDT
$4200? For a bike? Wow.

If you got the money and it makes ya happy...good on ya.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:03:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krecon1:
My new Yeti 575....$4200 worth of fun. If you're into bikes you get it, if not, then you don't.

www.hunt101.com/data/500/Yeti_575.JPG


I'm in the category of "then you don't"
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:04:25 PM EDT
Nice bike man From what i`ve heard about Yeti i bet it rides awesome... Their 4x bike has been on my wish list ever since i got into biking (dirt jumping and downhill).
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:18:52 PM EDT
I get it!

I got a new 2006 Giant Reign 2 in March of '06 @$2600 my wife and non-riding friends thought I had lost my mind. Then in October, before our trip to Tsali, I got my wife a new ride. She now understands what it's like to get a new bike. I'll post pics later.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:51:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 3:45:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
Some people know how to ride, and some people know WHAT to ride!

My brother's best man bought a frame -- JUST A FRAME, no moving parts-- for $1200, used, about 20 years ago.


Um... ok. Sorry, but unless the frame is made from some kind of space-age material, there is nothing about a bicycle frame that makes it worth $1200.

The cycling magazines tell cyclists what they should ride, and they fork over massive amounts of money to keep up with their buddies.

It's their money to do with what they want, but don't try to pretend that there's something special about that bike that makes it worth $4200, other than the name and the symbolism.


Factor in the cost of titanium, carbon, a mix of the above, or in my case aluminum/ carbon and frames will easily reach the $2k plus mark. Component durability, weight, and having everything tuned and working together costs money. Just like a car, it will get you from point a to point b, but some do it with more speed and finesse, and for much more money.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:10:48 PM EDT
I'll be the turd in the punch bowl and ask the OP if he can do 75 road miles and average 15mph on that bike. Can you? CAN YOU???

Buying a $4200 bike is no great feat. Anyone with the bucks can do it but it takes a bad ass to reach the potential that the bike offers.

I know that I can't do it now but there was a time 10 years ago that I could do that kind of mileage on a mountain bike and get up the next day ready to go again.

So please post about how much fun and what kinda trips you take on that bad boy. Nobody, including MTB riders, cares about how much it costs.

Gringop

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:12:09 PM EDT
I miss Campy Bob.........
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:17:14 PM EDT
You paid over 4 grand to ride a yeti?

Did it take a bath first?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:17:33 PM EDT
It's missing the titus logo. Those are truly the ultimate bikes. I love my motolight.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:19:25 PM EDT
VERY, VERY nice mountain bike!!!! YETI makes some of the best, if not the best, frames around
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:22:58 PM EDT
It's missing an engine. I'd complain to the dealer, because that's bullshit.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:23:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 4:32:09 PM EDT by Tall34]

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Um... ok. Sorry, but unless the frame is made from some kind of space-age material, there is nothing about a bicycle frame that makes it worth $1200.

The cycling magazines tell cyclists what they should ride, and they fork over massive amounts of money to keep up with their buddies.

It's their money to do with what they want, but don't try to pretend that there's something special about that bike that makes it worth $4200, other than the name and the symbolism.


An experienced rider can tell, kinda like a crappy brand "x" AR versus a Noveske....

I remember riding a buddies $1k Cannondale ~15yrs ago. Compared to my $400 bike it was night & day..

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:28:16 PM EDT
$4200 and you still have to pedal it??
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:30:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 4:37:47 PM EDT by Triumph955i]
Edit: More Im thinking about it, does it have some special gearing that makes the $ tag boost?



Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:33:38 PM EDT
I even like the color
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:38:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krecon1:
My new Yeti 575....$4200 worth of fun. If you're into bikes you get it, if not, then you don't.



Holy hell that's hot
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:42:00 PM EDT
OMG my damn DIRTBIKE didnt even cost that much and it has a damn motor.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:02:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krecon1:
My new Yeti 575....$4200 worth of fun. If you're into bikes you get it, if not, then you don't.

www.hunt101.com/data/500/Yeti_575.JPG


Nice bike. What's the weight? I'm not heavy in to bikes, but that looks like a real nice setup. I'm more of a Speciailized, Trek or Cannondale (cheap) kind of guy.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:08:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 5:09:17 PM EDT by ffsparky26]

Originally Posted By ToyCop:

Originally Posted By krecon1:
My new Yeti 575....$4200 worth of fun. If you're into bikes you get it, if not, then you don't.

www.hunt101.com/data/500/Yeti_575.JPG


Nice bike. What's the weight? I'm not heavy in to bikes, but that looks like a real nice setup. I'm more of a Speciailized, Trek or Cannondale (cheap) kind of guy.


Same question I wanted awnsered, how much does it weigh?

I did a 200 mile trip over 5 days across the C&O Canal and into Gettysburg. The bearings went out on the crank once and had to be repacked. I can respect wanting a good bike if you spend enough time on it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:11:04 PM EDT
"Ever take it off any sweet jumps?!"
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:30:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 5:31:36 PM EDT by ncoday]
That is a very sweet ride!

Though I don't think I could justify spending that much $$ on a bike unless I was competing professionally or something...

Nonetheless, don't listen to the haters.

Get out and enjoy that beast!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:52:44 PM EDT
That IS a nice bike!! Can you pop a wheelie?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:01:33 PM EDT
Nice bike. I'll admit I know nothing about mountain bikes, but I wonder how many people would look at my guns and say "holy shit you paid xxx for that? You got assraped". People who have no use for a product cannot justify a high price tag for something like a bike. I mean why should Sig P210s cost 5K? They're the same as a Hi-point right? I really like the way the bike looks, and if you are happy with it, that is all that matters.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:05:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 6:07:47 PM EDT by AKSig]

Originally Posted By krecon1:
My new Yeti 575....$4200 worth of fun. If you're into bikes you get it, if not, then you don't.

www.hunt101.com/data/500/Yeti_575.JPG


Very nice. As a former downhiller (till I blew my ACL and miniscus) I can respect this purchase, enjoy it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:06:44 PM EDT
Nice bike.

And I thought I was spending alot when i shelled out $400 for a Trek mtn bike about 15 years ago

I would be investing in a titanium logging chain to lock it up with
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:06:56 PM EDT
Damn I can barely afford one overpriced hobby.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:06:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 6:07:32 PM EDT by MUDLOG]

Originally Posted By Junkwaffle556:
"Ever take it off any sweet jumps?!"



Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:07:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 6:07:38 PM EDT by SGTCap]
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