Eurobike 2015: Yeti SB45c short travel trail bike

A short travel 29er with Switch Infinity Link, a 30th anniversary model and Enduro Kit

29er All Mountain Trail Enduro Eurobike

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30 years of Yeti calls out for an anniversary model!

30 years of Yeti calls out for an anniversary model! (click to enlarge)

With all present bike models in full carbon, Yeti has been through 30 years of history and has even been an influencer in this history. Time to celebrate!

Limited edition 30th anniversary model

As first eye catcher, an SB6 was showed, in the originial Yeti team colors. Only 250 bikes will have this paint job, so you really have to run if interested!

The lime green SB54c is a real eye catcher.

The lime green SB54c is a real eye catcher (click to enlarge).

New SB45c

Yeti launched their new 29er as a successor of the SB95c. As if having been put on a diet, the rear suspension shrinks to 4.5”, while there’s 5.5” of travel in the front. Fitted with the Switch Infinity Link (launched last year), a short 17.2” chainstay and a 67,4º head angle, we expect this bike to be a nimble trail/enduro bike. Availability is claimed in october.

The SB5c is an effordable entry level enduro bike.

The SB5c is an effordable entry level enduro bike (click to enlarge).

Enduro Kit

Two models were shown with the new Enduro Kit specs. The SB5c and ASRc have a more effordable carbon frame with a weight penalty of 150g. The SB5c is spec’d with SRAM GX 1×11 gears and Fox 34/Float EVOL as front and rear suspension. This makes a great looking entry level enduro bike.

The ASRc will also be available in Enduro Kit version.

The ASRc will also be available in Enduro Kit version (click to enlarge).

Geometry of the Yeti is as follows when equipped with a 130mm front fork or 140mm.

SB45 Geometry sports a 73.8 seat angle and 67.9 head angle.

SB45 Geometry sports a 73.8 seat angle and 67.9 head angle.

Continue to page 2 for pricing and availability. »

About the author: Jeroen Tiggelman

Jeroen is a contributor based in Belgium. He is expert in the field of photography and a fan of local beer.


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  • stiingya says:

    limited edition bike and they release it at a Europeon show where half of America didn’t even know about it for a few days…? That’s messed up.

  • craigsj says:

    “Fitted with the Switch Infinity Link (launched last year), a short 17.2” chainstay and a 67,4º head angle, we expect this bike to be a nimble trail/enduro bike.”

    Why, considering the details listed, would one consider this bike to be “nimble”? Slack head angles aren’t nimble, they are the opposite of nimble.

  • tyrebyter says:

    Because “not at all nimble” didn’t sound like good marketing.

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