Yeti launches ARC hardtail (for real this time)

Carbon trail hardtail available at a wider range of price points

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After teasing the limited edition ARC, Yeti is releasing more builds at more affordable price points.

After teasing the limited-edition ARC, Yeti is releasing more builds at more affordable price points.

Yeti Cycles officially reinstates its iconic ARC namesake into the full lineup after releasing a limited-edition ARC 35th Anniversary two weeks ago. The new ARC, designed around 29” wheels, is a modern approach to hardtail geometry with a longer reach, trail-worthy 130mm fork, and updated cable ports for a silent ride.

Yeti ARC Hardtail Highlights

  • Designed around a 130mm fork
  • 67-degree head tube angle
  • Carbon frame
  • Clearance for 29×2.6″ tires
  • Available in Premium Turq carbon and C series versions (Turq offered for frameset)
  • Complete bike price range: $3,500-$9,900
  • Frame price: $1,900
  • Available now
The ARC is back and available at a range of price points.

The ARC is back and available at a range of price points.

“It should come as no surprise that we’d launch the ARC. It was probably the worst kept secret in the bike industry over the last two weeks. We’ve been so focused on full suspension bikes for the past five years we forgot how fun a hardtail could be. The ARC has awesome performance and versatility. This bike reminds me of the raw mountain bike feeling we all fell in love with” said, Yeti Cycles president, Chris Conroy.

Related: Yeti SB140 Long-Term Review

The ARC is a progressive, versatile trail bike capable of tackling the same steep terrain alongside Yeti’s full-suspension rigs. The reach numbers and chainstay lengths, paired with an aggressive 130mm FOX Fit 4 fork and 67-degree head tube angle provide an excellent balance of pedaling efficiency and downhill inspiring confidence.

 

Yeti ARC Geometry

Yeti ARC Geometry

Internally routed cable tubes with new secure closures at entry and exit points make cable rattles a thing of the past. An all-new, finned chain slap protector silences chain on rubber sound. 29” x 2.6” wheels round out the bike providing all the traction and cushion needed.

The ARC is available as a complete bike as well as a frame.

The ARC is available as a complete bike as well as a frame.

The ARC will offer Fox Factory Suspension upgrades available on C-Series builds. A first for Yeti. The bike is available in Yeti Turquoise and Black colors, in sizes SM-XL and available in both Carbon Series and TURQ Series. The ARC along with all 2019 (or newer) bikes are covered by Yeti’s Lifetime Warranty.

Share your thoughts on the new ARC in our Yeti forum.


About the author: Josh Patterson

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998, and has been writing about mountain biking and cyclocross since 2006. He was also at the forefront of the gravel cycling movement, and is a multi-time finisher of Dirty Kanza. These days, Josh spends most of this time riding the rocky trails and exploring the lonely gravel roads around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.


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