Yeti Cycles 575 Pro XTR RP23 2012 - $3,989.96

The Yeti 575 pretty much defined the long-travel XC bike in 2004. And it was good. But that was eight years ago, and you can't expect to stay on top if you don't evolve. Over the past eight years the 575 has gone through a ton of revisions. The latest 575, the PRO XTR RP23, is the best yet. By a long stretch. The most obvious improvements are the sexy custom hydroformed main tubes, the carbon seatstays with FlexPivot technology, and the ultra-stiff oversized aluminum chainstays. But if you look more closely, you'll notice that absolutely everything has been improved. That's how you stay on top of the industryan industry that Yeti pretty much created to begin with.Double-row, main-pivot cartridge bearings and redesigned chainstays increased durability and increased torsional rigidity The 142mm oversize rear axle and a stiff hydro-formed main triangle with a tapered headtube adds to the chassis' overall stiffness for accurate handling Highly tuneable yet intuitive Fox suspension bits front and rear for efficient climbing and plush, trail-leveling action fast-shifting XTR Dyna-Sys 2x10 drivetrain provides obstacle clearance, and ideal gear ratios without extra weight DT Swiss wheelset with a strong EX500 rim, double-butted spokes and quick-engaging, long-lasting 240s thru-axle hubs provide flex-free trail-rippin' performance New XTR Trail disc brakes run cooler than years for fade-free descending and longer life ISCG tabs for running A single ring and chain guide US Yeti dealers are prohibited from shipping Yeti bicycles to any country other than Canada, Mexico or the US. - $3,989.96