Yeti Cycles ASR Beti Carbon Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2017

Shine bright.

Fluoro is back and the 2017 Yeti Cycles ASR Beti Carbon Eagle Complete Mountain Bike goes all-in with a nearly neon colorway that'll stand out as you zoom by riders weighed down by too much travel on the climbs. Mirroring the geometry and construction of the regular ASR Carbon, the ASR Beti Carbon takes advantage of technology trickling down from the top-tier, super-light Turq frames to bring race-worthy construction and high-end componentry into a price range that feels a little more attainable.

The naming convention may couch the ASR Beti as a women's bike, but its lighter tune and slightly tweaked touchpoints make it a flashy and ideal choice for smaller statured riders of any sex looking for a cross-country bike that's ready to shred some serious terrain. It utilizes a single-pivot suspension system over the heftier Switch Infinity, which lowers weight and gives it nearly limitless acceleration potential on smooth, serpentine climbs without leaving you in a pickle on root lattices and brake-rutted descents. The exceptionally stiff high modulus carbon frame and swing arm complement the lightweight suspension platform, translating into uncompromising acceleration needed for tearing the competition to shreds.

Despite its cross country designation, the ASR Beti doesn't shy away when grueling climbs flow into jarring descents. It shines across chunky terrain and white-knuckle descents that would have other cross-country bikes quaking in their thru-axles. The ASR Beti is built to pair with 27.5 or 29in wheels, depending on size, so the big (or bigger) hoops steamroll anything lying in their path, allowing you to clear trail impediments with effortless composure. And because it's distinctly Yeti at heart, this frame proudly retains a gravity-friendly persona with a head tube angle of either 68 or 69 degrees, again depending on size. This more relaxed geometry won't chuck you over the bars like other cross-country bikes when the going gets steep, allowing you to confidently descend on only four inches of suspension where other riders would opt for longer-travel bikes.

  • A responsive XC bike with a dose of Yeti's enduro heritage
  • 4in of smooth, lightweight single pivot suspension
  • Lighter shock tune for small-statured riders
  • Moderate head tube angle manages big lines and steep climbs
  • Snappy rear triangle tracks precisely
  • Carbon construction balances strength and weight
  • Wheel sizes matched to frame sizes for rider compatibility
  • Eagle drivetrain blends the simplicity of one-by with a 12-cog range
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