Retro: Geoff Ringlé’s Yeti ARC AS/Lt

It’s a tragedy when classic bikes are lost to cobweb-lined sheds and junk-filled garages, so it’s lucky there’s a committed community of retro-fettlers out there. Particularly so when the bike in question is a Yeti ARC AS/Lt. Leaving this to rust would have been abominable!

This ultra-rare super bike is owned by Nick Jones, who’s a personal friend of component pioneer Geoff Ringlé. He rebuilt frame #003 with a load of period parts and a healthy dose of ano purple as a tribute to the man himself.

Perhaps the most impressive part of the build is the front end, which features a Penske (the famous IndyCar team) upside-down fork and a carbon fibre rotored Grafton cable disc brake. This bike was truly at the cutting edge of mid-’90s downhill racing technology.

Feast your eyes on the pictures below, and if you want to find out more, look out for a full Super Bike feature in an upcoming issue of Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio. Thanks to Nick and Andrew from Yetifan.com for their help with this article.