Yeti has introduced the new AS-Rc cross-country bike, expanding its line of ride-driven products. Built for cross-country racers and trail riders, the AS-Rc rolls on size specific wheels and delivers 100mm of optimized rear wheel travel. The Yeti AS-Rc will begin shipping immediately as a complete bike with builds starting at $5799.
The super lightweight (4.2lb. frame) and efficient suspension has been optimized for shorter travel with an updated and modified single pivot design. Yeti has worked closely with FOX to refine the suspension rate to give the AS-Rc 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 on the AS-R is optimized on the AS-R with 27.5” wheels on the Extra Small and Small frames, and 29” 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 to ship immediately as a complete bike with SRAM’s X01 Build Kit with an MSRP of $5799, or $8099 with an Enve M50 wheelset. Complete AS-Rc’s will weigh as light as 22.3 lbs. It will also be available with a SRAM XX1 Build Kit with an Enve M50 wheelset for $9999.
Yeti Cycles is a rider-owned high-end mountain bike company, based in Golden, Colorado that has crafted race-bred and hand-built bicycles since 1985. The company has over twenty-five years of racing experience and focuses its product development on making racers go faster. If you visit their offices at noon, they won’t be there – they’ll be out riding. Visit www.yeticycles.com to learn more.
Yeti’s storied AS-R just got a pretty sweet update. It would be a hard option to ignore if you’re in the market for a new carbon XC machine.