Compare Yeti ARC Builds

Shopping hardtail bikes? But, looking for something that will blur the performance lines a bit: plenty fast, efficient as they come but confident and playful to descent? You’re in the right spot. Compare the Yeti ARC build kits and learn about common swaps and upgrades to the Yeti builds.

The Yeti ARC is spec’d with a 130mm fork which produces a 67 degree head tube angle. This produces a bike that is well balanced for quick handling without becoming nervous when you point it downhill.

Yeti offers a range of kits for the ARC hardtail including the T4 XX Transmission, T3 X0 Transmission, T2, C2 and Frame Only options. Keep reading for more insight on the Yeti kit differences as well as common upgrades and swaps clients take advantage of.

Yeti ARC completes are available in Turquoise, Rhino and Cobalt!

Questions on spec, performance or availability?

Shop Yeti ARC Bikes at BikeCo.com

Ready to order your Yeti ARC? Use the tabs below to see in-stock here at BikeCo.com or available ARC Completes and Frames at Yeti. Contact our team about available upgrades and part swaps to the factory Yeti SB120 builds.

If you don’t see the size and color you’re interested in contact our team for availability timeline at 949-470-1099.

In-Stock and Available Yeti ARC Bikes and Frames

Find the perfect ARC in-stock here at BikeCo.com or available at Yeti (approximately 7-10 days for delivery).

Available: 2024 ARC T2

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Available: 2024 ARC C2

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Available: 2024 ARC Frame

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Available: 2023 ARC T4

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Available: 2023 ARC T3

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The Yeti ARC is probably equal parts a rider’s only bike as well as a quiver bike for specialty days. As such you might find some differences in the kits or swaps and upgrades make more sense for one rider or the other.

Part swaps and upgrades on the Yeti kits are common especially in Cockpit, Brakes, Suspension Tuning and Wheels. Getting the perfect spec on your new bike will help you get the most out if it in a wide range of terrain. Questions on spec? No worries that’s what were here for. Wondering what you might ask? Which brakes are best for your riding style and preference? What cockpit size and setup should you run? Are there areas that you might spend a little bit extra but gain a lot of performance? All valid questions on purchases at this level. Let’s go over your questions today!

Read on for more details as well as links to specific model pages with additional data. Compare Yeti ARC geo between available sizes as well as against other class leading bikes.

Compare Yeti ARC Kits

What are the major differences? How do you narrow your options? Here come the details to compare Yeti ARC kits!

Use these tabs to review the spec differences between the various Yeti ARC kits! Learn more about common part swaps and upgrades to the Yeti factory builds.

Yeti ARC Kit Specs
Build Kits 2024 C2 2024 T2 2024 T3 X0 Transmission 2024 T4 XX Transmission 2023 C3 2023 T3 2023 T4
MSRP $4,600 SALE: $3,680 $5,800 SALE: $4,640 $6,900 $8,400 Closeout Pricing Available Closeout Pricing Available Closeout Pricing Available
Fork FOX Performance 34 GRIP, 130mm FOX Factory 34 FIT4, 130mm FOX Factory 34 FIT4, 130mm FOX Factory 34 FIT4, 130mm FOX Performance 34 GRIP, 130mm FOX Factory 34 FIT4, 130mm FOX Factory 34 FIT4, 130mm
Shock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wheelset Crank Bros Synthesis Enduro 30 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350 Crank Bros Synthesis Enduro 30 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO
Brakes SRAM Level TL SRAM Level TLM SRAM Level TLM SRAM Level Ultimate SRAM Level TL SRAM Level TLM SRAM Level Ultimate
Rotors SRAM Centerline 180 SRAM Centerline 180 SRAM Centerline 180 SRAM Centerline 180 SRAM Centerline 180 SRAM Centerline 180 SRAM Centerline 180
Cranks SRAM GX Eagle 30t 170mm SRAM X1 Eagle 30t 170mm SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type 30t 170mm SRAM XX T-Type 30t 170mm SRAM GX Eagle 30t 170mm SRAM X1 Eagle 30t 170mm SRAM XX1 Eagle 30t 170mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73
Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle SRAM X01 SRAM X0 AXS Transmission SRAM XX AXS Transmission SRAM GX Eagle AXS SRAM XX1 AXS SRAM XX1 AXS
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle SRAM X01 AXS Pod AXS Pod SRAM Eagle AXS SRAM Eagle AXS SRAM Eagle AXS
Cassette SRAM GX 1275 10-52t SRAM X01 1295 10-52t SRAM X0 Transmission 10-52t SRAM XX Transmission 10-52t SRAM GX 1275 10-52t SRAM X01 1295 10-52t SRAM XX1 1299 10-52t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX SRAM X0 Flattop SRAM XX Flattop SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX SRAM XX1 Eagle
Headset Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 110 Integrated Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 110 Integrated
Grips ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro
Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy Enduro
35x760mm
Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy Enduro
35x760mm
Yeti Carbon 35x760mm Yeti Carbon 35x760mm Yeti Carbon 35x760mm Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy Enduro
35x760mm
Yeti Carbon 35x760mm Yeti Carbon 35x760mm
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3 50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm
Seatpost OneUp Dropper
(S 180mm, M 210mm, L/XL 240mm)
FOX Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
FOX Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
FOX Factory Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
OneUp Dropper
(S 180mm, M 210mm, L/XL 240mm)
FOX Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
FOX Factory Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
Saddle WTB Silverado Custom WTB Silverado Custom WTB Silverado Custom Ergon SM Enduro WTB Silverado Custom WTB Silverado Custom Ergon SM Enduro

T Series verus C Series: TURQ Carbon vs Carbon Frames

Yeti specs TURQ Carbon frames for T series builds and Carbon series for C spec kits.

TURQ Carbon layups are slightly lighter than their Carbon counterparts, but most notably the TURQ Carbon frames are a bit more vibrant and stay that way longer into their service lives.

Heavier riders will really want to pay attention to frame selection. The additional stresses from a larger rider are easier for the more robust TURQ carbon layup to handle.

Lighter riders may still prefer the increased vibrance of the TURQ Carbon frames, but are less likely to see shorter service intervals as heavier riders may.

Yeti ARC Kit Differences

The ARC T-Series builds include the T4 XX Transmission, T3 X0 Transmission and T2 builds. Carbon series bikes are available in the C2 kit.

Let’s highlight the differences between Yeti’s factory builds then jump over to the Common Upgrades and Swaps tab for more details on how you may want to modify your new bike to dial in it’s performance.

FOX Factory or Performance Suspension

Yeti spec’s the T-Series ARC with a FOX Factory 34 FIT4 with 130mm travel.

On FOX Factory suspension riders have the ultimate suspension damper at their fingertips. The FIT4 fork damper offers adjustment through PSI, Volume Spacing, Rebound, Low Speed Compression as well as a 3 position “climb” switch. This provides a wide range of tuning capacity especially via the low speed compression to adjust support for cornering and descending.

The C-Series bikes feature FOX Performance 34 GRIP forks. Performance suspension is adjustable with PSI, Volume Spacing, Rebound and Compression depending on the exact spec.

Check out the Common Upgrades section for details on Pro Tune Suspension and Performance Upgrades for FOX Suspension.

Transmission versus Cable Driven Build Kit

Yeti  ARC TURQ series bikes are available in wireless SRAM T-Type Transmission kits, the T4 XX Transmission and T3 X0 Transmission, as well as a cable driven X01 bike.

On the C-Series bike a the cable driven GX C2 build is available.

Along with the wireless capacity the new Transmission T-Type drivetrain is notably stronger and longer lasting than previous options.

Wheels

Depending on your weight and riding style the stock Yeti wheels may be something to really focus on. The C-Series bikes feature Crank Bros Synthesis Enduro wheels while the T-Series bikes spec the DT Swiss 350 with RaceFace ARC option.

Questions on the stock spec? No problem, our team is here to help. Give us a call, email or use the chat to discuss the ARC kit differences.

Then keep reading about common swaps and upgrades to the ARC builds on the next tab.

Common Yeti ARC Upgrades and Swaps

Yeti ARC Upgrades and Swaps

The right spec your bike takes performance from “pretty good” to “this is insane”. BikeCo is here to ensure you get the right parts, right at delivery. Small swaps and upgrades are common for every mountain bike. Here are some of the popular Yeti ARC Upgrades and Part Swaps.

The Yeti ARC offers a nice range of price point builds. Riders will find few components on the ARC builds they would consider “no-go”. From the C2 to the way to the T4 XX Transmission builds there is a lot of value for your dollar in the Yeti build.

Riders develop spec preferences, particularly on contact points, brakes, wheels or suspension. Whether it’s a must have performance swap or upgrade to getting you that perfect part in the right color to personalize the ARC’s performance or look we have you covered.

Common ARC Upgrades

These are areas we commonly see riders update a bike purchase. Some swaps and upgrades are personal preference, others are budget or performance choices. Questions? Chat, email or call our expert sales staff and we will help you dial in your perfect Yeti ARC build.

Rider Contact Points

Do you have a preferred grip and pedal go-to?

We can provide a range of grips with variable patterns, technology and shape to improve your riding. There might even be a grip in a color to set off your Turquoise, Rhino or Cobalt ARC build.

When purchasing a new bike many riders find it a good time to refresh their pedals. We have the best clipless and flat options for a wide range of riding styles at unbeatable prices.

Tires

Like contact points its common for riders to have a “must-have” go to tire spec. This is one of the most frequent swaps on builds from any manufacturer. With notable performance differences between tread pattern, compound and sidewall lets make sure we get you on the perfect tire setup.

The ARC is spec’d with a Maxxis Minion DHF EXO front tire.

While MOST adventure riders gravitate to the EXO sidewall some prefer the lightest option out there the simple skinwall tire. Lighter, but with less damping and protection this isn’t as common as it was a few years ago. Damping through tires has become better understood and taken advantage of, particularly on hardtail bikes. To this end a few riders shop the EXO Plus sidewall balancing the weight with the improvement in small bump compliance.

Spec’d with a 2.6 front tire there is some added suspension through the higher volume tire. Some riders will prefer a quicker tire like a narrower DHF, although if you’re really looking for a faster tire you would probably consider a faster tread pattern like the Rekon. If you’re on the fence it’s generally a good idea to start with a slightly more aggressive tire for more grip than to build a new bike you’ll struggle to ride…

Yeti spec’d Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO sidewall rear tires on the ARC bikes. Typically this is seen paired with a faster front tire option. Riders who’ve gone to a Rekon front tire should swap to a Rekon or Ikon rear for a balanced feel.

Swapping to an Aggressor is a very popular rear tire for this bike when paired with the DHF front. A niche of riders will want a bit more in the rear and go to DHF or DHR II tread pattern for increased grip.

It really comes down to what you like and where you’re using it. Questions on what tires are right for your riding style and locale? No problem – chat with our team about swapping to tires perfect for you on your new MTB.

Thinking about rim protection? We have that covered too. We often see riders use combinations of CushCore PRO and CushCore XC or even a single rim protection strip (usually on the rear tire). Questions? Let us know!

Cockpit

Along with Brakes, Cockpit is the most common place we see part swaps and upgrades. Since fit is so important to your bike it’s not surprising that you’ll want to work with a resource that has more than 1 option!

Handlebar rise and overall stiffness also improve the personalization and performance of your bike. As you trim your bars they will get stiffer due to the decreased lever arm – so if you’ve got narrower shoulders you’ll likely want to start with a narrower bar rather than cutting tons off. Similarly getting the right bar rise will help your setup. Ideally you want your hands in a power position. Too low and the bike will try to pull “under” and out in steep chutes. Too tall and you’ll lose front end grip. While some of this is adapted with headset spacers the preference for performance and looks is generally to have 15-30mm of spacers and get the rest of the rise from the handlebar.

Looking for suggestions? Chat with our team about hand positioning and the advantages of getting the right handlebar rise on your new rig. We have the best in the market from OneUp, Tag, Renthal and Raceface.

Headset

Many riders will update the Cane Creek 40 to a Cane Creek 110 or Chris King headset that will last the service life of the frame. Chris King riders can choose from a range of colors as well.

Brakes

This is one of the most common swaps or upgrades on any bike. Brakes that compliment your riding style and preference make a huge difference on trail. We offer class leading options in a variety of price points from Hope, Magura, Shimano and TRP.

Most riders will update brakes on the Yeti SB140. Updating with BikeCo means we will credit you for the SRAM brakes and get your preferred stoppers on your new bike.

Shimano brakes are very popular and are spec’d on several of the build options. Shimano brakes have good overall power with quick lever throw. This produces a brake with a strong feel.

TRP brakes are similar to the Shimano lineup. The TRP brakes provide a touch more overall power and extra modulation compared to Shimano offerings.

Riders who prefer a bit more modulation or “feel” to their brakes gravitate towards Hope and Magura.

The latest Hope Tech 4 updates have improved their power. This puts the Hope Tech 4 in the Shimano and Magura range for overall power while retaining the excellent modulation Hope has been known for.

Magura brakes are the most frequent swap or upgrade across all Ibis builds. Riders who appreciate modulation and power will find Magura excellent in both aspects. Magura offers models with across a wide price range allowing budget friendly swaps or upgrades. Riders looking for the most adjustability or tuning for their brakes will shop the MT7 with HC3 levers.

Custom Wheels

Handbuilt or custom wheels are another popular upgrade no matter what brand you’re shopping. Custom wheels allow riders to spec a rim, spoke and hub combination as well as build specifics for the ultimate performance.

Custom wheels for Ibis builds usually feature slightly narrower rim options. This will decrease the volume slightly as well as shifting the tire’s shape to provide more grip in high lean cornering. We see many riders work with NOX carbon or WTB, Factor and RideFast alloy options.

Riders also will find traction from using the right spokes and build techniques. Our team will help you define this at time of purchase to ensure you maximize performance and longevity.

Popular hubs from Chris King, Industry Nine, Onyx and Factor are spec’d on Yeti SB140 builds. All of these hubs are available in a range of colors to highlight your build.

Pro Tune Suspension

Take your bike’s performance to the next level with our proprietary Pro Tune Suspension. Our team will custom tune your FOX fork and rear shock and narrow the performance from the FOX Factory range to a more precise setup designed for your riding style, aggression, ground speed, size and terrain.

This is one of the biggest upgrades to any bike – having the suspension dialed in as well as having a resource like BikeCo to help you fine tune the bike at time of delivery and as your riding speeds increase!

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension – because Every Click Counts.

Dialing in the perfect ARC Build

Still have questions? If you’re here to compare Yeti ARC kits we’d expect you to have questions! Don’t be shy, our team is here to help you define what you need to take your bike build from “this is good” to “man, this is DIALED.”

Here are some details about the Yeti ARC frame.

ARC Frame Details
Frame Material Carbon
Fork Travel 120-140mm
Rear Travel n/a Hardtail
Rear Shock Size n/a
Wheel Size 29″”
Max Tire 2.6
Rear Brake Max 180
Bottom Bracket 73mm Threaded
Chainline 55mm
Derailleur Hanger SRAM UDH
Headset Integrated
41 Upper, 52 Lower
Seatpost Dia. 31.6
Warranty Lifetime

Yeti ARC Geometry

The Yeti ARC is available in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. This allows a wide range of rider heights access to the ARC hardtail.

Use the tabs below for more info on the ARC Geo, compare sizes with the Geo Chart as well as see how the ARC measures up against other bikes on the Comparison tab.

Like other Yeti bikes the ARC is sized from rider height, flexibility, application, as well as leg and arm length. Riders who find their height in the cross-over of sizes will determine the better size based typically on inseam, flexibility and riding style.

Those with longer legs tend to upsize to improve riding position. This will increase the wheelbase and produce a bike with a bit more overall speed capacity. Going to a larger size will produce a ride that isn’t quite as snappy as a smaller option would be.

Riders with longer torsos or looking for a more “poppy” trail feel will tend to downsize. Although, with modern MTB frames designed to accommodate increased dropper post lengths riders who prefer the added wheelbase may upsize – so long as the reach doesn’t compromise stem size availability or put a rider “too far” over the front wheel.

Use the tabs to compare ARC sizes as well as other against other MTB geo.

ARC Geometry Chart
Size Small Medium Large X-Large
Factory Sizing Guide (inches) 5’1″ – 5′ 7″ 5′ 5″ – 5′ 11″ 5′ 10″ – 6′ 3″ 6’1″ – 6′ 7″
Rear Travel n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fork Travel 130mm stock 130mm stock 130mm stock 130mm stock
Head Tube Angle (degrees) 67 67 67 67
Trail not listed not listed not listed not listed
Reach 420 445 465 490
Stack 632 639 645 654
Top Tube Length 557 604 626 653
Head Tube Length 95 103 110 120
Seat Tube Length (inches) 15 16.1 17.7 19.5
Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 76 76 76 76
Saddle Height for ST Angle not listed not listed not listed not listed
Standover 723 722 720 720
BB Height 310 310 310 310
BB Drop not listed not listed not listed not listed
Chainstay Length 433 433 433 433
Wheelbase 1144 1172 1194 1223

Compare the Yeti ARC geo with other Yeti bikes as well as models from class leaders like Ibis and Mondraker!

MTB Geo Comparison

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Purchasing Steps from BikeCo.com (The Bike Company)

Place Your Deposit
Our team will contact you to go over common questions including common part swaps / upgrades, tuning considerations, initial setup requirements, etc.
Your bike will be built and setup for you including delivery documentation to help you better understand and fine tune the bike’s performance.

Remainder of balance is due at pickup or prior to shipment.
Delivery consultation on-site or available by phone / video conference goes over FAQ on a new MTB or eMTB highlighting common questions on suspension setup, bedding brakes, bolt checks, cockpit and seating fit, etc.
Our team will follow up several times after delivery to help you better understand minute adjustments. And of course we’re always available by phone, email or chat!

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Bike is due at vendor, will be quality checked, processed and shipped. (typically 3-14 business days) Built by BikeCo for delivery.

When you buy a bike from BikeCo.com you’re not getting simply a forwarded box.

Our team goes through quality control checks, builds, tunes and provides a base setup for each bike. This allows us a better chance to find the rare mechanical warranty issue, to ensure that the linkage and bearings are properly setup.

A suspension setup guide is provided and our team will begin working with you to ensure as your riding develops with your new bike suspension settings, cockpit setup, tire pressures, etc are addressed to keep you progressing.

Since we build every bike we can also offer part swaps and upgrades our competition simply cannot!

Looking for different tires? Brakes? Cockpit or Seating? Not a problem. Our team is happy to help you. Chat with our sales team about during and after purchase incentives on riding gear and accessories as well!

Your new bike typically will arrive with an absolute minimum of work required to get you on the trails. Usually this involves installing the handlebars, adjusting the headset and mounting the front and rear wheel. It’s that easy – and if you have questions you have access to the sales team and a variety of videos from BikeCo.com to help you.

Questions? No problem. Hit us up.

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