@Voodoo Tom IM's me last night saying, "Aint the Yeti Demo tomorrow?" I say, "I don't know." He says, "Yeah, it's tomorrow. Are we going?" I said, "Sure! Let's go!" In my 25 years of mountain biking I have never been to a Mountain Bike Demo. Since it was my first, I thought it was first class. The guys at World Wide Cyclery were really AWESOME... Fired up, positive, inspirational, and totally into their demo. The Yeti rig was awesome and I am only going to guess there were about 40 bikes ready to ride. It was located at the trailhead for Space Mountain. We got there on time and it had fogged, rained, poured, and what not on the way. We were not even sure they would have it. When we pulled into the parking lot there were at least 20 guys already in line. I rode a Large SB5. Tom snagged a Medium SB4.5. We putted and tweaked around the lower trail head for a while adjusting seat post height, brake levers and shock and fork air pressure. I can tell you the specs for air pressure are WAY too high! I never got the fork and shock right on the SB5. I'm not much of a bike demo report guy. "I don't know what bikes are, but I know what I like!" I can tell you this, the SB5 climbed amazing! I could have used one more low end gear on this 1x11 for all day riding but what it did have i was able to climb all that we tried. But nothing extreme like we have climbed. I didn't realize how big the Large was until i tried to corner some downhill semi tight switchbacks and that is when I felt the size. As well, I did not like at all how stiff it rode from over pressurizing the fork and shock. Plus, I'm an oldskool moto head so I struggled with the brakes being switched from how I ride. Left is rear on my bike. I forgot that a couple of times in a pinch in tight switchbacks heading back down. The wide bars and short stem surprisingly did not phase me, I was amazed how I was totally comfortable on the bike once I raised the seat post high enough. It may be the switched brakes and rock hard fork and shock that unimpressed me with it's descent. Next bike I rode was the bike Tom rode. The SB4.5 Medium. Tom picked up a SB5+. He hated it. At 5' 11"... I was at the top of the scale for Medium to Large. Instantly the cockpit felt too small so I did the only thing I could do, which was kick the seat back as far as it would go. Bad mistake when it came to climbing. It was miserable compared to the large Frame of the SB5. I suffered back to the top of Space Mountain to the bench. I borrowed Toms Shock pump and let a significant amount of air pressure out of both fork and shock. That descent was magic! Maybe i was more comfortable with the reversed brakes by then but I never thought a 29'er would carve like this one did. Having the suspension way more tuned then the SB5 was huge. Never thought I was on 29 wheels. When we got back to the Demo trailer, we turned in the bikes and they asked if we were done riding and we acknowledged we were. Then they pointed to a very large cooler full of Ice, Water, and BEER. First class. I had an awesome time! We got in over 16 miles and around 2200 feet of climbing, not a big day, but still. If I had enough steam left in my engine I would have tried the SB5.5 in a Large. I think that would be my bike based on the climbing ability of that SB5 Large frame. I had such a blast! Thanks Tom! Oh... and the weather and trail conditions were PERFECT! Capital "H" HERO dirt with sunshine in the upper 60's. Go figure... Awesome Yeti rig with Colorado plates. They got a few bikes. My first choice Yeti SB5. Stoked to get riding! Tom effortlessly climbing the SB4.5 This trail is in Ireland.... right? Selfie Plus the Voodoo... Class ACT! Ice cold beer for the reminiscing.... Cheers Brothah!