Yeti brought out a few prototypes at Sea Otter this year that needless to say turned a few heads.
Yeti 303R-SS, one of three prototypes spotted at Sea Otter
Details are still obviously being determined and both bikes are in different prototype phases. They are quite interesting however in the implementation of the rail system Yeti uses on the 303 but built off of a more conventional single pivot setup. The slopestyle is said to get around 5.4″ of travel and has an 1.125 upper / 1.5″ lower headset cup. The DH sled should be more affordable than the current 303 and with less heft.
303 R DH
A less expensive DH bike that uses a single pivot coupled with our 303 technology. By utilizing a horizontal linear rail we are able to create a rate similar to the 303 DH. The single pivot design has a different wheel path than the 303 DH but we were able to simplify the design and lighten up the frame significantly.
Yeti 303R-DH (click to enlarge)
Yeti 303R-DH rail setup
Designed for aggressive trail riding, slopestyle, and gravity bent all-mountain. The rate on this bike has been designed to be stiffer so it holds the rider up in g-outs, berms, and really flowing terrain. The stiffer overall rate also makes it more difficult to bottom-out.
Yeti 303R-SS (click to enlarge)
Yeti 303R-SS rail setup
You can see more on the Yeti site under their photo section where they divulge some more info regarding leverage ratios, a lot more pictures, and other interesting tidbits.