Rachel's Yeti ARC

Rachel’s 2023 Yeti ARC

Typically, I ride a bike from my husband’s collection, but found that shredding the roads and gentle walking trails within a 15km radius of my house doesn’t work when perched on an oversized frame set up for cross-country racing. Happy to see me on a bike and wanting to nurture this new riding interest, my husband was quick to order me a frame (I chose the turquoise colour) and build me my own bike that was both comfortable and sized right.

My new bike has comfortable geometry and components that allow me to enjoy my ride. I’m klutzy, uncoordinated and not athletically inclined, so the telescopic seat post is magic, and I feel confident enough to wear clips. 


Frame: Yeti ARC Turq – Medium
Headset: Chris King Gold

Saddle + Seat Post

Saddle: Fizik Alpaca
Seat Post: RockShox Reverb (170mm)


Fork: Fox 34 Factory (130mm)
with Vorsprung Luftkappe


Brake Set: SRAM Level Silver (4 Piston)
Rotors: Trickstuff SL 180 ( Front & Rear)


Valve: Peaty’s (Silver)


Front: Maxxis Rekon 2.6″ EXO+
Rear: Maxxis Ikon 2.6″ EXO

Rachels Yeti ARC - Drivetrain


Derailleur: SRAM GX AXS
Cassette & Chain: Shimano XT, Cassete range 10-52T
Cranks: Shimano XT 170mm, 34T chainring


Bars: OneUp carbon 35mm rise, cut to 750mm
Stem: RaceFace Atlas 35mm
Grips: ODI F1 Vapour


Above all, did you see the wheels?! They have everything: wide TR35 rims that allow me to ride plush tires, gleaming silver spokes and  hubs. The matching turquoise graphics and nipples are the cherry on top. 


Wheelset: 28h TR35 G2
Graphics: Turqoise Crown
Nipples: Sapim Turqoise Alloy

Hubs + Spokes

Hub: Hope Pro 5 – Silver
Hub Specs: Boost, 6-Bolt
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray Silver