So I picked up a Yeti SB5C out of the US on special. My Stable was comprised of a Canyon Strive, Specialized Stumpy FSR and a Kona Honzo Ti, and after coil shocking and throwing some Fox 36's on the Stumpy I was finding that it covered most of what I asked of the Strive. The initial plan was to transfer the Strive's build kit over to the new Yeti, and just be a straight plug in a new frame, but after I was able to let it go for a good price and a mate hooked me up with ENVE's for it, I decided to start from scratch. I just finished building the bike tonight!! So time to list the build kit and I'll get her out for a ride tomorrow. Yeti SB5c Large Wheels Rims: ENVE M70 ThirtyHubs: DT Swiss 240s 142x12 / 20x110Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite Bladed SpokesTyres: WTB Convict 2.5 @ 25PSI / Trail Boss 2.4 @ 28PSIDecals: Hasdesign.pt Suspension Forks: Suntour Durolux R2C2 150mm Pressure: 105PSISettings: HSC 4 Clicks, LSC 10 Clicks, HSR 2 Clicks, LSR 6 Clicks out.Shock: DT Swiss R414 200x51 Pressure: 280PSISettings: 5 Clicks out rebound Cockpit Seatpost: Specialized Command Post IR 125mm Saddle: WTB Silverado Handlebars: Chromag OSX 35 FuBars 800mm with 30mm rise Grips: Ergon Stem: Easton Haven 35, 40mm Pedals: Shimano XT M785 Drivetrain Brakes: Shimano Saint M820 Rotors: Shimano XT Ice-Tech 203/180mm Cranks: Shimano SLX M7000 Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7000 Shifter: Shimano XT M8000 i-spec B Cassette: Shimano XT M8000 11-42 Chainring: OneUp 34t Oval for Shimano XT/SLX Chain: KMC 11.93 Guide: OneUp Just one shitty image for now, but I will talk about a few things with the build choices and notable mentions. The Durolux forks are marketed as a very reliable pair of forks. They don't run a bladder type damper, but a coil sprung IFP as well as big coil negative spring. Reducing the travel on the forks was amazingly easy! The lowers drop off without much fiddling, and are designed to run with just suspension grease inside the lower, rather than any synthetic fluid, so it's a relatively clean affair the first time. On Suntour's recommendation, I have added 10CC of Fox Gold w30 to each leg just to keep them running smoothly; something that can be added even with the lowers kept on, as there are bleed ports to the Foam Rings that can just be opened and a threaded syringe used to fill them. Anyway, once you unscrew the cap to the air leg, it's just a matter of popping clips on the top of the coil negative spring (same ones used to clip onto the air shaft to volume space that spring curve). The whole process took all of 10mins. I'll report on ride quality later, but positive feeling with the little stuff in the drive way I did tonight. It's not the lightest fork, but you can feel that stoutness holding it, the lowers fork arch is MASSIVE and has very little honeycombing in the back of it. Choice of Shock was a bit left of center. I knew I wanted an air-shock for this bike, and something with decent oil volume. I did want to go matchy matchy and try and get the Suntour UNAir LO-R, but couldn't find anyone who stocked/sold them. The DT Swiss won me over after sifting through lots of German reviews (pretty much couldn't find a single native English speaker who'd used one). The DT Swiss shocks run on a Spherical bearing on their eyelet hardware, the intent being that lateral forces across the shock body are now taken up with the bearing which reduces sensitivity loss due to side loads on the bushings and shaft inside the shock. Also means you can do this to the shock while everything is done up to spec (see video). The long 200hr service interval on it kind of fitted in with the theme of serviceability and reliability in regards to the suspension package in general, but it's also quite a high volume inline shock, both oil and air-wise so it should be able to run pretty aggressively. [video=youtube_share;WkM_55bIrR4]https://youtu.be/WkM_55bIrR4[/video] Anyway, enough of a blab from me. I will get some better photos of it tomorrow as these dingy little poor lit things don't really do it justice; that is of course assuming I can stop riding it for long enough to take a photo. Really keen to get it out on the trails and see what I can do.