To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Yeti Cycles, they have just released an ARC 35th Anniversary Edition!
It is a modern 29” hard tail painted in classic Yeti Turquoise and yellow and riddled with custom matching parts harkening it back to the iconic race days of the nineties. It’s a limited-edition bike and only 100 will be produced.
First launched in 1991, the original ARC was a collaboration with Yeti and Easton to produce a lightweight race frame. Frames during that time were typically made of Chromoly steel and weighed 5-6 pounds, but the new Easton ProTaper tubing reduced the weight to 3.2 lbs. and the ARC went on to dominate the race circuit. The ARC defined what a competitive race bike should be — fast, strong and made to get racers to the top of the box.
The latest version of the ARC takes Yeti’s latest carbon fiber technology, merges it with modern geometry and hangs custom finished parts to give it a vintage look with a modern twist. Unlike its predecessor, the new ARC isn’t a pure-bred race bike – it was built to bring the simplicity of a hardtail to trail riding.
“The ARC defined Yeti back in the day. Our latest version pays homage to the past, but is rooted in the present.” says, Chris Conroy, Yeti’s President. “The ARC has always been known for pushing the envelope. Our latest version shows how versatile a hardtail can be with the right geometry, materials and a little more travel up front.”
The 35th Anniversary Edition ARC is a build that will be coveted by collectors and those looking to elevate their riding. Each frame is individually numbered. NZ Price is $14850, however availability is extremely limited.
See this bike, plus the rest of the range, the full 2020 clothing collection and more at our upcoming PopUp / Demo days in Auckland, Rotorua, Nelson and Christchurch.
Custom finished parts include:
- 130mm FOX 34 fork with powder-coated yellow crown and turquoise stanchions • Turquoise painted SRAM Level Ultimate calipers and adaptors
- Custom 35th Anniversary Edition Yeti branded carbon wheelset with turquoise Chris King hubs & Turquoise Chris King headset
- SRAM XX1 crank with custom turquoise chainring This bike is expected to sell out. The ARC 35th Anniversary Edition comes in one color, one build option and available in SM-XL sizes.
- Yeti 35th Anniversary carbon wheelset and SRAM AXS drivetrain come standard.
The ARC 35th Anniversary Edition along with all 2019 (or newer) bikes are covered by Yeti’s no-B.S. Lifetime Warranty.