The current Yeti 575 design is one of the most venerable all-mountain bikes on the market today. With the ability to handle rough terrain while remaining extremely-efficient, the 575 has long been a sure bet when considering a trailbike. In celebration of Yeti’s 25th anniversary, the 575 gets a few changes, which will carry over for the 2011 model year.

Essentially, the new 575 will step things up on the down while still maintaining a solid trailbike pedigree. Here are the details:

  • Revised rear triangle with ASR-7 chainstays mated to the 575’s carbon seatstays
  • Tapered head tube for a stiffer front-end
  • ISCG ’05 mounts for running a chain guide or Truvativ Hammerschmidt
  • Cable guides for running an adjustable seatpost
  • Direct-mount front derailleur (E-type)
  • Lower BB height
  • Available 135mm QR axle or 142mm with 12mm thru-axle
  • Frame weight: 7.2 lbs

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.


  1. Hey Mike… the RM Altitude is quite the climber. I’ve spent limited time on it at Interbike Outdoor Demo (2008). The 575 is also a solid climber, but needs an adjustable travel fork to really stay straight in the tight, technical stuff.

    I haven’t ridden the new 5.Spot with the DW-Link, but I’m a huge fan of the DW and have found it to be an amazing suspension design for up and down the mountain. The Ibis Mojo is still my favorite all-mountain 26er.

  2. Hi Jason. I am in the market for a new Yeti and have been looking at the ASR 5 C and the 575. I am 5’10” and weight 185 and will be moving back to Northern California. I plan on riding up in Grass Valley/Downieville/Tahoe. From all the reviews I have read, it seems like the 575 is more plush while the ASR 5C has a more rigid feel. Any thoughts or comments? Additionally, any feelings towards Crank Brothers wheels and durability? Thanks.


    • Daniel, thanks for the question. It’s hard to pin-point the right bikes for each person’s abilities and terrain, but I will say that the 575 is one very capable machine. It remains one of my top trailbikes on the market. Choosing between the 575 and ASR5c is tough. Both are extremely-capable, but both shine in completely different areas.

      For my type of riding, the 5c would really be the ticket. I like to ride hard and fast… and climb, climb, climb. Not that the 575 doesn’t climb, but the 5c will simply climb that much better.

      In all honesty, the best bike that covers the efficiency of the 5c and yet still has nearly the same downhill prowess as the 575 is the Ibis Mojo. Not to throw another bike into the mix, but it’s worth considering.

      However, if you want to hop on a Yeti, the choice is yours: fast, racy, fun and efficient (5c) or fun, smooth and capable (575)?

      • Jason,
        Thanks so much for your thoughts. I think I need to go for a test ride and see how things sort out. I will keep you posted. Any thoughts about spending the money for Crank Brothers wheels?


        • Sorry, I realized that I didn’t say anything about the wheels. I’m a big fan of CB wheels and loved the pair of Iodines I had a couple of years ago. This year, they have introduced multiple trim levels within each wheelset option. So, you can get into them starting at $650 (Cobalt 2, Iodine 2). They look great and perform very well too.

          Some other wheels I think you should consider would be: WTB Stryker or Easton EA90.

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