Some Yeti ASR Frames are for Wireless Drivetrains Only to Save Weight

The Yeti ASR cross-country mountain bike is back after a nearly 10 year hiatus and ready to race.

*Editor’s note: A couple of readers have noted that the some versions of the new Yeti ASR frame may not require a wireless drivetrain as stated in the original title and text below. The Yeti website says “Dedicated Wireless (T-Type) Eliminates Routing Saving Weight” and we’re waiting to hear back from the brand to clarify what this means in practice. The original title was The New Yeti ASR is for Wireless Drivetrains Only to Save Weight.”

The Yeti ASR cross-country mountain bike is back after a nearly 10 year hiatus. The brand says the bike is their lightest yet and utilizes a flex stay design to deliver 120mm 115mm of rear suspension travel. With a 120mm fork up front and a 66.5° head tube angle the updated ASR should be ready to tackle modern (and technical) XC race courses.

Yeti ASR geometryXSSMLXL
SEAT TUBE LENGTH40041043018.5495
HEADTUBE ANGLE66.566.566.566.566.5
EFF. SEAT TUBE ANGLE75.575.575.575.575.5
ACTUAL SEAT TUBE ANGLE70.470.871.271.672.1
CHAINSTAY LENGTH433435437439441
ESTIMATED BB HEIGHT335335335335335
HEADTUBE LENGTH9292101111133
AXLE TO CROWN531531531531531
FRONT CENTER689709737762795

Yeti has managed impressively low weights with the new frame. The lightest build — dubbed T5 ULT XX SL Transmission — has a claimed weight of 22.97lb. The T5 ULT comes with a pretty jaw dropping price as well: $13,900.

Further cementing the race intentions behind the Yeti ASR, the bike features internal routing for the shock remote. However it doesn’t sound as if there is internal cable routing — or external routing for that matter — for the rear derailleur on some versions of the frame*, so buyers will need to stick with a wireless SRAM drivetrain for now.

For XC riders who prefer to run a dropper, the Yeti ASR features an uninterrupted seat tube to allow for the longest travel posts possible. The brand says size large and XL frames should be able to run posts with 200mm of travel or more.

Rounding out the feature set the Yeti ASR frame comes with two sets of bottle mounts inside the front triangle.