Yeti 2011 – AS-R Alloy Bike Review

2010 was good year for the new AS-R 5 by Yeti. So for 2011 they have added a bunch of new colors to the palette — including neon lime. You gotta see it to appreciate it… If you are in to traditional colors you can get it in black. AS-R 5 Alloy Yeti 2011I personally really like the lime green.

While there are many reasons to like the AS-R 5, the biggest is versatility. Long, gnarly rides? No problem. You wanna race a little cross country? This bike is light enough to help you stomp your friends on the uphill and then put more time into them on the downhill. This is one of yetis’ best all terrain bikes. The ASR-5 is light enough for cross-country racing, but strong enough to deal with technical all-mountain excursions. Aggressive riders can put on a 5.5-inch-travel fork to change the angles for improved downhill handling.
The secret of this bike is balance. They have engineered it to ride a bit stiffer in the mid-stroke of the travel so it has an aggressive, lively feel on the trail. The low bottom bracket and 68 degree head tube make sure the bike is controlled and predictable when you bring it up to speed and it carves turns extremely well — due in part to the amazing stiffness of the frame.

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