Yeti's modern reputation is built on the success of the 575, the SB66, and, most recently, the SB5 and 6, but they have a cross country pedigree that not many can match, and that's where you'll find the roots of the ASR Carbon. The ASR Carbon's designed around a 120mm fork for a little extra downhill confidence, and Yeti's spec'd it that way here, but you can reduce the travel if you'd like, and it won't ruin the way the bike feels. The ASR forgoes Yeti's various Switch multi link system in favor of the tried and true and lightweight single pivot design found on its bikes for years. After going round and round, Yeti decided that the slight improvement in trail manners didn't outweigh the added weight and complexity of the multi link designs. As longtime 29er holdouts, Yeti's not about to compromise good geometry to stuff clown wheels into a frame where they don't belong. For this reason, you'll find that the Medium, Large, and Extra Large sizes use the 29 inch wheel size, while the two smallest opt for the 27. 5in size that's fast become the new standard. The parts kit includes an X01 drivetrain from SRAM, which includes its narrow wide chainrings and X Horizon rear derailleur to virtually eliminate chain drop. Suspension duties are handled by FOX, and stopping by Shimano's XT brakes. You'll find the seat and stem to be Thomson's bulletproof Elite and X4 models, respectively.