We recommend an air shock with this bike. Yes it’s progressive enough to run a coil if you want, but given it’s intended purpose our vote is an air shock.
Using the spring rate listed below will provide more bottom out resistance than the stock link. The rates are calculated for 30% sag so you could go up to a stiffer spring without making it sit too high if you want even more
The recommended spring rate listed below will also provide more small bump sensitivity than the stock link if the damping is properly adjusted, but if you would like more go down 50 lbs in spring rate. We don’t recommend much lower than this because it will begin to make the bike sit lower in its travel than it should for pedaling.
The link makes the bike 0.5 degrees slacker and lowers the BB 7 mm. The reach technically decreases a little, but it’s a small enough amount that it’s not noticeable. The same can be said for saddle position and seat tube angle. The 0.5 degree change in seat tube angle is such a small change in saddle position that the difference isn’t noticeable.Does installing the link void my warranty?
Yeti does not warranty frames that have been modified with aftermarket parts.What does Yeti Cycles say about the Cascade Components link?
Yeti Cycles does not endorse the linkage, and inform us that a potential safety hazard might be created.