Yeti 575 Mountain Bike Review

4.53 out of 5
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By Jim Hodgson    on Aug 6, 2014

By Jim Hodgson    on Oct 12, 2014

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August 9, 2017
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Rode great. Really great.

Cons: Cracked frame.

Recommendation: I loved this bike, and I put a good deal of money into it in the way of upgrades to the original Enduro build that I purchased. Climbed and descended well, which is something you don't find everyday in a bike. Then I noticed a crack in the weld on the seat tube. A crack, that by all accounts from people who know more than I do, was a result of poor manufacturing, and not stress or a crash. Took it to my LBS, and they said it was past warranty by about eight months. Yeti offered me a loyalty discount that amounted to about 20% off, but on one of their new bikes that run about $5000. They didn't have to do that, but at the same time, if it's clearly a manufacturing issue, I think they could have done a little better. At any rate, I'm at peace with Yeti and their decision, and will simply move on. I have a brand new Santa Cruz Bronson, and more importantly, a lifetime frame warranty. I have broken every bike part imaginable in my 18 years of riding, but I just learned the hard lesson that when your frame goes, you're screwed. I will never again buy a bike that does not have a lifetime frame warranty, and neither should you.

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April 28, 2017
Model/Year: 575/2013

Pros: It Pedals

Cons: Poor Build Quality

Recommendation: I've had the bike for around 4 years (original owner), it road ok. It descended pretty well, the climbs not so much - I would put in the middle of the pack for that. But the biggest issue is that Yeti as a company does not back their product. I'm a guy in his 40's that doesn't do crazy stuff and the chainstay cracks by the weld. I take the bike in for what you would think would be warrantied as it's their bad but I'm told to pay $550 for a new triangle. If it were my fault, I'd certainly own up to - I can afford a new bike - but it's their poor weld that caused the failure and you don't own up to it??? Better yet, not only do I own one, I bought 1 for each of my kids so I have 3!!! One has a SB66 and the other has a SB5. They certainly ride better than my 575 but I also read they have triangle issues so I'm sure that will be coming and they won't own up to it again. It's a shame that a Company markets the bike as better built than the mainstream brands but in actuality it's false. Do yourself a favor and don't be like me - I read the reviews before I bought it and thought people were making it up and that I would never have an issue and then this happens - bad move by me. Do your homework as there are many reviews with quality control issues besides me and if your looking at any Yeti product, look for something else. The quality just isn't there and for what your paying. It's Porsche pricing with Yugo quality

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December 16, 2017
Model/Year: 2008

Pros: Light responsive great for munching miles on . Easy to work on .

Cons: Frame number 3 as they keep snapping at the bottom of the seat tube all with in warrentied time fortunately and they gave me a full free replacement sadly never the same colour . How ever they have changed their 4 year frame warranty to 2 years. The service parts and bearings are very over priced and can be sourced cheaper aftermarket .

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November 19, 2015
Model/Year: 2012 YETI 575

Pros: enjoyable ride and excellent handling.
great for someone who enjoys long rides like i do, but not the best on the down hill sections or the drops.

Cons: not one for brutal rides.
not the best when it comes to a technical ride.

Recommendation: i highly recommend for anyone that loves to ride. great enduro bike.

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December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: good climber but better on decents.

Cons: none

Recommendation: yes for the 26er lover

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December 12, 2012
Model/Year: Yeti 575/2010

Pros: Great on climbs. Handles great on Rocky terrain.

Cons: Had to go with a Thinner rear tire due to rubbing when cornering hard.

Recommendation: Become a tribe member

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October 25, 2010
Pros: What is the technical term for "the bike sticks to the track and mows over the rock gardens like no tomorrow"?

Cons: Thy self is thy limitation. This bike will have you day dreaming about steep climbs and fast down hill banks while you're sitting with your family during Sunday Mass.

Recommendation: Stop being a poser by riding a stumpy. Go pick one up and get your butt on the trail. NorCal.

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April 26, 2010
Pros: 2nd Yeti on the rack. Join the tribe.

Cons: Wish I had a beefier fork.

Recommendation: Love this bike. 2nd year riding it. So nice on the climbs and smoothe on the DH.

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June 19, 2009
Pros: It's a Yeti...agile climber and fun on the decents.

Cons: My only con is I don't have another one

Recommendation: I recommed everyone join the tribe.

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June 9, 2009
Pros: Exceptionally light bike for a AM built bike. Great suspension, components, frame, and super comfortable for all day rides.

Cons: None

Recommendation: If a AM built bike is what you are looking for, this is the one for you. I highly recommend this to everyone that wants a great MTB.

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March 30, 2009
Pros: Handles like a dream almost like riding on rails. Will take alot of abuse and eats anything that you can dish out. Pedal efficiency is great with pro-pedal.

Cons: Front end seems to be a lttle light side, which in turn seems to make the front end want to come up during some climbs.

Recommendation: The best bike I have ever owned. I have a 2008 575 and I have put it through more than it is designed for and it takes it and asks for more. I also let a buddy ride it before he went Moab last year and he came back from Moab with a 575. He said his just wasn't cutting out there after riding mine. Go Tribe!

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Yeti 575 4.53 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.