Wow, that's a great looking bike. One of the only frames that I've seen in the past few years that makes me want to upgrade..what's your impression? Is it more of a pedally bike than can descend, or a descender that can pedal?
Sorry I missed your comment among the drama.
It was was either the sb66 or the nomad c. I test rode both before choosing the yeti. Personally I think the yeti descends and pedals better than the nomad c.
I was shocked at how well it pedals even with pro pedal off. Flip pro pedal on, and the difference is tiny. The nomad c had noticeably more bob with propedal off.
With Descending its very good, maybe not the best on high frequency stuff stuff, but on big hits its shocking how smooth it is. Riding the nomad, it didn't feel like it was using it's travel, but after checking the shock it was. The push link apparently does wonders for the nomad though.
I haven't had much seat time on it (snow), and I'm still getting used to the head angle and the lower front end (had a bullit before this). But its really fun to play around with and super stiff. Really enjoying it, can't wait for this weekend. My friend calls it the cheater bike as it's so stable all low and high speed (he's got one too).
My only issue with it is that it had some burs in the seat tube and messed up my seatpost. A few other owners have mentioned this. Also I have noticed some wheel flop which takes a bit of getting used to.
Pic of our sb66s at ledgeview :)