Pimp My Ride: Yeti SB5.5c with Jekyll & Hyde personality

Sexy custom build with a distinctly dual-sided theme

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Yeti SB5.5C Custom

Steven Lewis’ Yeti SB5.5c build is an absolute stunner. Photo by Jonathan Lee

When Steven Lewis of MTBPodcast.com settled on a Yeti SB5.5c for his new build he wanted to do something special that would highlight the two personalities of the bike. On one hand, it’s an exceptional climber. But it can also blast through the most technical descents. A regular Jekyll and Hyde if you will.

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

One side of the build has simple clean graphics, while the other has a wild camouflage pattern. Photo by Jonathan Lee

“Jekyll and Hyde was based on a muted color pallet complementing, but altering traditional Yeti colors slightly,” explained Lewis. “One side of the bike was set to be clean, separating the tri-tone, highlighting the nimble and clean characteristics of the bike’s handling. The other side of the bike was set in the same tri-tone colorway, but in a wild camo pattern complementing the bike’s savage descending capabilities.”

Keep scrolling to see the full build — and get ready to drool.

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

She is pretty. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

If you squint you can see the protective film covering the carbon frame. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

Race Face stem and bars. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

Shimano XTR brakes paired with a SRAM XX1 drivetrain. Yay or nay? Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

The camouflage side. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

Matching fork decals. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

And the subtle side. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

This Yeti has some incredibly beautiful lines. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

The SB5.5c doesn’t have the best water bottle placement…but how clean is that Fabric cage and bottle system? Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

Switch infinity, so smooth. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

Scuffs show you ride. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Yeti SB5.5C Custom

For more info on this bike, head over to MTBPodcast.com. Photo by Jonathan Lee

Special thanks to the folks at STIKRD for sending over these photos. If you’re interested in custom decals, check out www.stikrd.com.

What do you think of this build? Not enough or just right?


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  • Matt says:

    Yes please give me a water bottle that can get covered in mid n shit…

  • loll says:

    Please dont get this work of art dirty…

    The moment you go for a mud bath, none of the split personality concept matters.

    Agree more can be done. My colleague has a felt carbon road bike that came stock with black bar tape on one side and white on the other. Matches the dual paint color on the bike.

  • jjj says:

    Its very pretty, love the retro styling on the frame and colours are perfect.

    Only poor thing is the review.

    I must have only seen about three articles in the last 5 years with negative points.
    Every single fecking bike climbs with the purest nimbleness and power transfer and descends through the harshest rock gardens like a mountain goat on crack.
    Doesn’t matter what you buy these days they’re all masterpieces. Until you get on the forums a few years later.

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