Is a $4000 carbon mountain bike frame really worth it?

Is a $4000 carbon mountain bike frame really worth it?

Is a $4000 Yeti SB115 carbon frame really worth it?
The first 1,000 people to use the link or my code evansmtbsaga get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/evansmtbsaga05221

Credit to Donut Media & Pinkbike for the inspiration behind this mega series.

Links to the parts seen in this video (affiliate links):
Polygon Siskiu D5 (red one) – https://bikesonline-usa.sjv.io/7m64dQ
Polygon Siskiu D7 (yellow bike, my main) – https://bikesonline-usa.sjv.io/b3Bv3k
Hayes Dominion A4 – https://bit.ly/3L4rgbg – Save 20% with code – “GIRO20″
Hayes D-Series Rotors – https://bit.ly/3kVizFD
Hayes Bleed Kit – https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/products/hayes-pro-bleed-kit-for-dot-brakes-includes-4-oz-of-dot-5-1-fluid?aff=433
SRAM HS2 Rotors – https://bit.ly/3kWY1fZ
Shimano XTR Brake Mount – https://bit.ly/3yuk5GL
2022 Fox 34 GRIP2 – https://amzn.to/3CUUKG4
Bomber Z2 – https://amzn.to/37MrJ3U
Budget Headset – https://amzn.to/3JsaoLF
Rockshox Reverb AXS – https://bit.ly/3twe346
Selle Italia Seat – https://bit.ly/3hEnrNv
PNW Loam Dropper – https://bit.ly/3ttjaSF
ICAN Carbon Fiber Seat Clamp 34.9mm for 31.6mm – https://amzn.to/2KiwHtW
EC90 Carbon Bike Seat – https://amzn.to/37GQqvS
Wolftooth Seatpost Clamp – https://bit.ly/3HTzktX
SRAM XX1 AXS – https://amzn.to/3xlpFe3
Shimano SLX 12 speed – https://amzn.to/38iy07y
SLX 12 Speed cassette – https://amzn.to/3u7cUBG
BiBike 12 speed cassette HG driver – https://amzn.to/3u9rZTe
Shimano 12 speed chain – https://amzn.to/3x9m7LB
SRAM XX1 Chain – https://amzn.to/3uU97a2
Wolftooth 12 speed chain ring – https://amzn.to/3x5vhso
SRAM Monarch Plus RC3 – https://amzn.to/3O75wxW
Crankbrothers Stamp 11 Pedals – https://amzn.to/3vm6Y8m
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Pedals – https://amzn.to/3KvEDB6
ODI Ruffian Grips – https://amzn.to/3km3i01
Ergon GE1 Evo Grips – https://amzn.to/38thDoQ
Industry Nine Stem – https://amzn.to/38uZ7fE
TrailOne Bars – Trailone.bike

Tools:
Headset Cup Removal Tool – https://amzn.to/3ugK0On
Headset Cup Press – https://amzn.to/3qlQWbX
Park Tool Truing Stand – https://amzn.to/3CXI5lG
Eyelet Bushing Tool – https://amzn.to/3riKF1b
Feedback Bike Stand – https://amzn.to/3NZtuLP
Shock Pump – https://amzn.to/3uuUGdA
5” Bench Vice – https://amzn.to/3EbTW0c
Soft Vise Jaws – https://amzn.to/3KFRvpa
AC Delco Brushless Electric Ratchet – https://amzn.to/3xlaqSg
Park Tool Nipple Driver – https://amzn.to/3xFPJR9
Nipple Holding Box with Driver – https://amzn.to/3vAPN1M
Stan’s Rim Tape – https://amzn.to/3jWCMuf
Stan’s Sealant – https://amzn.to/3rFFlFk

Filmed on Insta360 One X2 – https://amzn.to/38uYW3Y

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50 Comments

  1. sikegod on May 22, 2023 at 8:18 am

    So you did this series to just have an excuse to have a new bike

  2. rob goldsworthy on May 22, 2023 at 8:19 am

    holy crap i could never justify spending 15 grand on a bike but whatever floats your boat i guess.

  3. Michael Patton on May 22, 2023 at 8:20 am

    i was watching his videos after this one and he has become more of a bike snob.
    still love the content though

  4. Silverripples on May 22, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Replace the Fox shox with a Rockshox deluxe one.

  5. mikelo303 on May 22, 2023 at 8:22 am

    If you like jumps you should have bought Knolly… Best ride of my life.

  6. Le Epik on May 22, 2023 at 8:23 am

    If you have problems the fix all solution is more travel

  7. noodlewhale on May 22, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Bro can buy a new car with that money

  8. José Santiago on May 22, 2023 at 8:23 am

    You know your Stuff !

  9. Yard King on May 22, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Ride a hard tail and will not bottom out. Lol

  10. Wis Dom on May 22, 2023 at 8:24 am

    You need to do on the seat

  11. TheEliteSpinach on May 22, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Bro stole the whole intro and even the damn song from Donut Media Hi Low

  12. Sirios Star on May 22, 2023 at 8:26 am

    When it comes to the joy of riding there have been very few innovations in the las fifty years that i personally feel increase my pleasure when riding .
    1- front suspension
    2- bigger tires
    3- hydraulic brakes
    4- dropper seat post and not necessarily in that order .
    Aluminum still suits me just fine . i have zero interest in carbon , wireless shifting and rear suspension . okflame away oys 🔥😂

  13. armando cardenas on May 22, 2023 at 8:27 am

    That music from the 80s made my eyes wet .

  14. armando cardenas on May 22, 2023 at 8:28 am

    They are different in every aspect . I like aluminum .

  15. Jürgen N. on May 22, 2023 at 8:29 am

    If u want better Break Power, use the Magura MDR-P Brake Disk with Trickstuff oder Galfer Brake Pad´s. Better then the Sram Disk´s

  16. Nathi Shongwe on May 22, 2023 at 8:31 am

    Wait this is donut media😂

  17. Made the jump on May 22, 2023 at 8:32 am

    Anyone else here watch garand thumb

  18. Robert McGuinn on May 22, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Ha! It really does not matter what you ride as long as you ride. Just ride and stop geeking out on equipment for god sakes. $15K? How ridiculous. Really ridiculous. This stuff is only for the "creator" community. Good lord!

  19. SUBBETABLINKA on May 22, 2023 at 8:34 am

    NO!

  20. Rodney Hemingway on May 22, 2023 at 8:35 am

    $15.000 grand the end.

  21. Idaho Paintball on May 22, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Take all the parts left over from upgrading high bike and build a complete second bike, sell it and lower the cost of high bike!

  22. MR_Toast on May 22, 2023 at 8:37 am

    4k all show and no go 😂

  23. sbgMike1 on May 22, 2023 at 8:39 am

    is not is dummp

  24. Venz Kyrus on May 22, 2023 at 8:45 am

    I love watching youtubers living my dream for some reason

  25. Make-A-Memory! on May 22, 2023 at 8:45 am

    Now you’ve moved way out of my range and my interest is quickly decreasing. I don’t know where you are going with all this?

  26. Ran da buffer on May 22, 2023 at 8:45 am

    $15k for a bike stresses me out, plz sell asap lol

  27. The Reign of the Zero on May 22, 2023 at 8:47 am

    I have the same bike. Try a shock token in the rear. I’m 150-155lbs and I use the .8" token, which is the second from the biggest one, and ride with 160 psi in the shock. I beat on the bike hard and I get both no bottoming out and nice small bump compliance.

  28. m-reza abazar-Ghafari on May 22, 2023 at 8:48 am

    HI wonderful man, my best advise to you and other users would be: STAY AWAY FROM CARBON FIBER FRAMES..FAR, FAR AWAY. However aluminum frames are not better either but failure statistics are less. If carbon fiber frames were build with the same quality method as airplane parts, they would be the ultimate material for bikes. I build exclusively all my bikes of all sort, I collect them( a terrible habit) and that is my conclusion. My yeti and Lynskey frames are my decorative items ONLY. But as others have already stated, a much more progressive suspension you would need depending on your weight, however yeti frames, particularly xc frames are not designed for heavy impact and may develop cracks in pivot points. I wish happiness for everyone.

  29. ian on May 22, 2023 at 8:49 am

    4:06 hey evan! you get much more consistent with the bends when you push the DAG rather than pull. I have never snapped one while pushing only pulling. have a good one!

  30. Kcducttaper1 on May 22, 2023 at 8:49 am

    You’re trying to make an XC / light trail bike ride like a full trail or light enduro. You’re just not going to have the suspension to handle multiple foot drops. My Giant Anthem is 120 up front and 100 in the back and it doesn’t like anything over a foot or so. I’ve done up to 3′ before, but it wasn’t happy and definitely bottoms out at anything over 18". You can add some tokens to make the rear more progressive and/or stick in a shock with both high and low speed compression settings, but in the end, it’s just not designed for that kind of riding.

  31. Tyson M on May 22, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Great video, I really enjoy sitting down and watching your videos!

  32. Rory Richter on May 22, 2023 at 8:52 am

    in my opinion I prefer aloy frames just because carbon frames are more brital and the carbon can be broken without the paint evenn being damaged

  33. FOX 38 Performance Elite 180mm on May 22, 2023 at 8:55 am

    That high bike is So Nice 😀 its not the type of bike that i would like to ride, but its sick anyways

  34. Ismaeel Khalid on May 22, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Man i wish i had a bike cycle like this

  35. Evans MTB Saga on May 22, 2023 at 8:58 am

    The first 1,000 people to use the link or my code evansmtbsaga get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/evansmtbsaga05221

  36. Lucian BUJOR on May 22, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Overpriced crap. Forestal just better.

  37. Kevin Castro on May 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    I like your videos men, keep doing that

  38. Tony Piazza on May 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Money can buy the perfect bike… and it’s called the 2022/2023 Santa Cruz BronsonMX.
    You’re Welcome 😊

  39. ian on May 22, 2023 at 9:01 am

    the sb115 might be one of the worst modern frame designs ever. it feels HORRIBLE. my friend got one and I could NOT believe how sh*t it felt. I even did a full rebuild on the shock and it still felt horrible. it just feels like a slug and no matter how many tokens, rebound, hsc or lsc we did it still felt horrible. and the feeling was just not a bad shock it was just the geo design. would not recommend.

  40. Elijah on May 22, 2023 at 9:01 am

    could u please send me the frame on the polygon

  41. TOPSPOT on May 22, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Binging your channel. Great content, love how you mix it up, and you’re relatable to a lot of riders. As much as I love watching Bernard Kerr and Matt Jones, they’re in another league than all of us, so it’s cool seeing someone closer to the average rider … And that’s no slight on your skill level. Seth is relatable too, and he’s a great rider.

  42. Commander Cool on May 22, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Love that 80s montage music 🎶

  43. Robert Fries on May 22, 2023 at 9:08 am

    What is the brake Caliper size?

  44. Rick Flippin on May 22, 2023 at 9:10 am

    This has become my fav channel thanks for making it great!!!!!!

  45. Jim Of LH on May 22, 2023 at 9:10 am

    You need 160mm travel.

  46. Steven St. Gelais on May 22, 2023 at 9:11 am

    I would have rather seen the stock polygon T7 parts on a 4k frame😂

  47. Bennet on May 22, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Cool that everything worked. What is happening now with your polygon d7?

  48. Charles on May 22, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Just go buy a Blur XX1 AXS. 🙂 Great video! Love the channel.

  49. Gavin vlogs on May 22, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Did you snap the carbon frame lol

  50. Brian Knox on May 22, 2023 at 9:15 am

    thats haws trails. lets ride!!

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