Yeti ARC T1 Complete Small Cobalt


With a 67 degree headtube angle and Yeti’s commitment to fast, fun bikes this is the hardtail you’ve been looking for.

Learn more about the Yeti ARC including insight on the Factory Kit, Common Swaps/Upgrades, Suspension Design as well as FOX Factory Fork below!

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When you buy a bike from 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 to help you.

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Yeti ARC T1 Complete in Cobalt BikeCo So Cal Dealer

Yeti ARC T1 Complete: Small, Cobalt

Learn More about the Yeti ARC T1 Complete size Small in Cobalt

The ARC T series features FOX Factory Suspension for the ultimate tuning range. Looking for a bit more? Chat with us about a GRIP2 damper as well as Pro Tune options to take your suspension to the next level. A SRAM Eagle 12sp drivetrain with GX 1275 Cassette, X01 rear derailleur and X1 32t 170mm cranks – this build is a great mechanical kit, but at BikeCo we can make it even a bit better!

Looking for other upgrades and swaps?

Carbon fiber wheel options available, both the DT Swiss EXC 1501 upgrade from Yeti for $1,000 as well as any variety of custom wheels you’d like our team to build (check the BikeCo Custom Wheel Builder Here – opens in new tab)

Contact us about pre-ordering this Yeti for details on available ETAs, deposits, etc.

Questions? Use the form below, chat, call 949-470-1099 or email to chat with our sales team.

Yeti ARC Complete – Cobalt, Rhino and Turquoise (images may not show kit referenced on this page)

ARC T-Series Suspension Details

Learn more about both the stock ARC T1 FOX Factory suspension and available upgrades.

Learn more about the Yeti ARC Fork Options

Stock: FOX Factory Float 34 FIT4

The FIT4 provides a 3 position On The Fly Compression control with Open, Medium and Firm settings.

Upgrade: FOX Factory GRIP2 damper

Some riders may prefer the high and low speed compression controls of the GRIP2 damper. Chat with our team about your riding to learn if this is something you should consider on your Yeti ARC.

Air Spring and Volume Spacers

The FOX 34 provides riders a range of setup options using air spring as well as volume spacers.

Suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 130mm setup 15% equals 20mm of sag. 20% will use 36mm of sag. It should be noted that hard tail riders may prefer a stiffer fork than other styles making the 15% sag with more aggressive ramp desirable.

Volume Spacers

The 130mm FOX 34 is factory spec’d with 2 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 130mm fork can carry a maximum of 5 volume spacers.

Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in product damage and potential for injuries, etc.



Learn more with the FOX 34 Tuning Guide Here (opens in new tab)

FOX Factory Fork FIT4 Rebound Control

The FIT4 damper provides Low rebound control (LSR).

There are 10 clicks of adjustability on the FOX FIT4 rebound.

FOX FIT4 Compression Controls

The FOX FIT4 has a 3 position On The Fly switch with Open, Medium and Firm compression settings. (shown in blue on the image above)

The FIT4 also offers riders 22 clicks of low speed compression adjustment in the OPEN mode. (the black dial in the center of the damper)

Learn about suspension setup basics on the following tabs. Each tab has a video with the basics of Air Spring / PSI, Volume Spacers, Compression, Rebound (or watch it all in one place with the final tab).

Each tab has a text section with a bit more in-depth look at the typical MTB suspension settings and how they intertwine.

PSI / Spring Rate

MTB suspension must accommodate a wide range of rider weight. To achieve this nearly all forks and rear shocks use an adjustable air spring.

By varying air pressure riders set a desired sag, or percentage of travel that the bike uses under neutral loading.

Modifying this sag percentage will change small bump compliance as well as bottom out characteristics.

Learning how to Pre-Charge your suspension pump will help you make finite adjustments to sag.

Typically 15% sag is for a firm setup and 20% sag is considered plush.

Air Spring Fine Tuning Control(s): Volume Spacers and Compression

Volume Spacers
Air springs ramp rate, sometimes called Spring Rate, is based on how air compresses in the containment cylinder. As the air is compressed the PSI increases according to the decreasing volume of the containment. This is done via non-compressible volume spacers in the air chamber.

Hydraulic damping assists air spring providing support in mid-stroke and bottom out.

Opposing Control: Rebound.
Higher spring rate will drive the suspension back to neutral with more force than a lower spring rate. To keep the bike from skipping across trail rebound damping is utilized.

Volume Tuning

As suspension compresses (travel reduces) a piston moves closer to the end of a sealed container. By decreasing the volume of the container the PSI pushing back on the piston is increased.

By adding or removing non-compressible volume spacers riders modify the air springs ramp rate which directly changes the amount of support and bottom out feel of the fork or shock.

By removing volume spacers a rider increases the available volume in the suspension. The larger volume compresses less per mm of travel resulting in a lower PSI per mm of travel. This creates less support and is utilizes more travel.

Adding volume spacers decreases the available volume. With less air volume the PSI per mm of travel increases providing more support and greater resistance to bottom out.

Opposing Control: Rebound.
Rebound may need to be adjusted for volume tuning depending on how drastic of a PSI change is being tuned in or out of the suspension.

Helping Control: Compression.
Compression provides additional support and bottom out resistance.


Compression controls provide damping to slow suspension travel as a load is applied and the suspension is compressed. (easy one right?)

When riders have found sag and volume spacing preferences compression controls provide minute adjustments to dial in performance. Adding compression provides more support allowing the suspension to ride taller in its travel which is important when dialing in a bikes personality in corners, etc.

With too little compression a bike will sit deep in the travel. This compromises cornering and braking force resistance. Headtube angle, bottom bracket height, front to rear weight bias, etc are modified as a bike goes through its travel. Maintaining control of the use of travel is paramount for good performance.

Since compression hydraulically slows the suspensions use of travel it therefor lowers the air springs PSI. Properly setting compression controls will help ease the load on the rebound system by controlling the air springs push back onto the rebound circuit.

Too much compression will cause a bike to feel harsh and not use appropriate amounts of travel.

Generally, compression settings are fine tuned after sag and volume spacing have riders, in the ballpark.

Low speed compression controls mid-stroke as well as support in cornering and against brake dive.

High speed compression helps with bottom out and high shaft speed inputs.

3 positions switches are a type of compression circuit with Open the most plush, Mid providing some additional support and Firm for climbing. If you climb in firm remember to put it back to plush for the downhill or you are in for a potentially rough ride.


Rebound damping controls a suspensions shaft speed returning to a neutral position. Or, how fast the air spring pushes back as the load changes.

More rebound damping slows the suspension by decreasing the amount of fluid allowed to pass through the hydraulic design.

Less rebound damping allows the suspension to return faster with less hydraulic restriction on the damper.

Rebound setting is based on weight, ground speed, terrain and aggression. Setting the rebound properly means finding the right frequency or feel for your riding.

If your rebound is too fast, or does not have enough clicks of rebound, the bike will tend to skip and suffer poor small bump compliance.

When the rebound is too slow, or you have too many clicks of rebound, the suspension may pack up creating a harsh ride as each bump uses progressively more travel forcing the suspension deeper into the travel, which will have higher spring rates.

Opposing: Air Spring PSI / Spring Rate.

Helping Control: Low & High Speed Rebound.

Some suspension is designed with 2 rebound circuits. The High Speed Rebound circuit is designed to provide additional control resisting increased PSI late in suspension travel.

Typically High Speed Rebound settings are used as the Low Speed Rebound controls edge towards closed. Example: you might not use any clicks of High Speed Rebound until you reach X clicks on the low speed.

BikeCo Exclusive: Pro Tune Suspension

There are a lot of reasons to shop at The Bike Company ( Some are: Unmatched attention to detail. Incredible after sales setup follow up. Pro Tune Suspension.

Our team works with the FOX fork and shock lineup to take the already great FOX suspension to the next level. Working with our team of suspension tuners we will narrow the FOX performance window based on your size, riding style, terrain, ground speeds, aggression, goals and chassis.

What’s it mean to narrow the performance window? Well, each click is more precise. The fluid is hand picked for you. The bleed is more precise.

On trail your suspension will be more plush while maintaining the support and progression you need to really attack the trail.

For racers our tuned suspension subtracts seconds from your run. For pleasure riders it improves the traction and feel allowing you to progress quicker in your riding.

Talk to our team about the advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes today.

Yeti ARC T1 Spec

Mechanical shifting with an X1, X01 and GX drivetrain mix with DT Swiss XM1700 wheels and FOX Factory Fork.

MSRP: $5,600

Yeti ARC T1 Spec:

Fox Factory Float 34 Fit4 130mm

DT Swiss Custom XM1700 30mm
*upgrade available! to EXC 1501 30mm Carbon Rims

Front Tire
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO

Rear Tire
Maxxis Rekon 2.6 EXO


Brake Rotors
SRAM Centerline 180 / 180

SRAM X1 Eagle, 32t, 170mm

Bottom Bracket

Rear Derailleur

Shift Levers

SRAM GX Eagle 1275 10-52t


Cane Creek 40 Integrated

ODI Elite Pro

Yeti Carbon 35x760mm

Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm

FOX Transfer
S: 175mm, M-XXL: 200mm

Silverado Custom

ARC T1 Build Frequent Swaps

Let’s get you exactly what you want with great savings at time of initial purchase!

Below are some common swaps for the Yeti ARC T1 Complete

Common Yeti ARC T1 Upgrades and Swaps

Suspension: BikeCo Pro Tunes on FOX Suspension takes the unbeatable performance of FOX and narrows that adjustment window for your specifics. Your size, your riding style, ground speeds, etc. Every Click Counts – especially setting up a hardtail ready to attack bigger terrain – where the Yeti ARC wants to live…

Brakes: Shimano XT or XTR, Magura MT7, MT5, the new Hope series, TRP are all popular upgrades or swaps to the stock SRAM brakes.

Wheels: Onyx silent hubs, Chris King hubs, Industry Nine Hydra – all are at home on a build at this level. We work with a range of carbon rims to allow you to fine tune rim width and stiffness as well. Wheels are a BIG part of a bike’s personality so chat with our team to get it right the first time!

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Many riders find carbon bars help minimize arm pump and fatigue.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Compare Yeti ARC Geometry

Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.

You can compare bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach, stack, effective seattube and effective headtube and more across various sizes or models from Ibis, Mondraker, Nukeproof and Yeti.

Yeti ARC: Comparative Bikes

Are you shopping a Yeti ARC hardtail for a quiver bike or your do it all option?

As a quiver bike the ARC is a playful hardtail comparable with the Ibis DV9. Both are bikes with bigger terrain Trail / Enduro blood lines and both the ARC and DV9 are fun bikes. They are quick and efficient without being sketchy at speed, leaning into a slightly relaxed geometry and spec.

Mondraker offers a bit more xc race oriented hardtail if that is where you really want to be.

For riders shopping a hardtail as a first or only bike – depending on your terrain you will want to look at a dual suspension bike as well.

Chat with our team and learn some of the nuisances that lead riders to a bike like the Yeti Arc as an ideal setup.

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