Yeti cycles releases trail capable and raceable SB100

Blurring the lines of XC and trail with a lightweight slack bike

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Yeti SB100

Yeti pro athlete, Geoff Kabush will be defending his titles at BC Bike Race, Breck Epic and Downieville on his SB100.

Yeti Cycles releases the newest addition to their mountain bike line with the unveiling of the SB100 and SB100 Beti. A trail bike with an affinity for XC, the SB100 utilizes an all-new Switch Infinity mechanism redesigned, repositioned and optimized specifically for this shorter-travel twenty-nine-inch wheeled bike.

2019 Yeti SB100 Frame

The all-new Switch Infinity mechanism is redesigned, repositioned and optimized specifically for this shorter-travel twenty-nine-inch wheel bike.

Yeti’s proprietary Switch Infinity suspension platform is known for its flexibility in tuning suspension kinematics and ride characteristics compared to traditional link layouts. The new smaller mechanism is turned 90 degrees and tucked neatly behind the seat tube. This allowed Yeti to achieve an uninterrupted seat tube to accommodate longer dropper posts and fit a large water bottle in all sizes while not having to make any compromises on suspension quality.

Switch Infinity

he new smaller mechanism is turned 90 degrees and tucked neatly behind the seat tube.

The gravity-inspired overall geometry of SB100 coupled with a steeper seat angle and spec akin to a trail bike makes this bike difficult to categorize. As intended, the SB100 is an XC climbing machine with the perfect blend of pedaling efficiency and downhill prowess.

2019 Yeti SB100 Frame Beti

The SB100 Beti spec’s a lighter shock tune, 170 mm crank arms and a women’s specific saddle. It’s all shred.

“We ride every day at Yeti, typically on longer travel bikes,” said Yeti president, Chris Conroy. “Whoever is testing the SB100 crushes us on the climbs, which is to be expected. But what’s unexpected is we can’t drop them on the chunky technical downhill. It’s a testament to how capable this bike is.”

2019 Yeti SB100 CS Black GX

The gravity-inspired overall geometry of SB100 coupled with a steeper seat angle and spec akin to a trail bike, makes this bike difficult to categorize.

Both the SB100 and the SB100 Beti feature Fox’s new Step-Cast 34 120mm fork as well as SRAM’s new DUB carbon crankset across the line. The SB100 Beti features a shock tuned for lighter riders, 170 mm crankarms and a women’s-specific saddle.

2019 Yeti SB100 Frame Carbon

New Switch Infinity linkage is tucked behind the seat tube to make room for a water bottle in the front triangle and uninterrupted seat post.

The SB100 will be ridden by Canadian Olympian and professional athlete, Geoff Kabush. Kabush will be riding the capable SB100 when he defends his titles at the BC Bike Race, Moab Rocks and Downieville Classic.

2019 Yeti SB100 Beti TS X01 Race

Both the SB100 and the SB100 Beti feature Fox’s new Step-Cast 34 120mm fork as well as SRAM’s new DUB carbon crankset across the line.

“The SB100 is a short travel bike, but it’s made for and excels on technical singletrack,” said Kabush. “It has suspension that really works, so it is fun to challenge this bike and see how hard you can push it.”

This bike is available in at Yeti dealers globally and offered in Carbon-Series with one kit option, TURQ-Series with three kits options and as a frame only. The SB100 is available in size small to extra-large and the SB100 Beti in small to large.

Head angle is 67.8 and seat angle is 74.2 with a 120mm fork

Head angle is 67.8 and seat angle is 74.2 with a 120mm fork.

TURQ Series: 5.50 LBS (2.49KG)
Carbon Series: 5.95 LBS (2.70KG)
Price: $3400 frame only

For more information, visit www.yeticycles.com.

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About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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  • dickachu says:

    too heavy for xc to short travel for trail what it is? and way overpriced.
    Just go for intense 1k cheaper, lighter and better components.

    Btw is frame cracking and infinity problems fixed?

    • benito says:

      I’ve always heard about the Yeti’s supposedly being prone to cracking, especially after harshly bottoming out…is there any data out there that has metrics on various brands and their carbon frame durability? It can be hard to separate rumor from reality.

      And what problems specifically have folks seen with Switch Infinity?

  • dickachupachu says:

    Just cuz ur too fat n too short, doesn’t mean you should rain on Yeti parade. The bike won’t make you fast, you will make you fat…errr fast

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