Eurobike: 2015 Yeti SB6c carbon enduro bike

Race-proven design also looking good as backcountry bomber

27.5 Enduro Eurobike

Eurobike Mtbr

Yeti SB6c Green Machine

The often seen, but little spoken about Yeti SB6c carbon enduro bike went official at Eurobike this week as the Colorado company released full details to dealers, distributors and members of the press at the show.

The 27.5-inch-wheeled, 157mm-travel SB6c features Yeti’s updated Switch Infinity suspension system they debuted a few weeks ago on their shorter-travel SB5c, as well as the de rigueur long, low and slack geometry. With a 65.5 degree head angle, low bottom bracket, and long-ish top-tube numbers across the size range, the Yeti is built to take the fight to steep, fast courses, and, not surprisingly, was built using in-depth input from Yeti team rider Jared Graves, who’s already piloted the SB6c to wins in two rounds of the Enduro World Series.

Yeti's Switch Infinity

The all-new SB6c uses Yeti’s Switch Infinity link to manage 160mm of rear travel. The mechanism uses a pair of sliding pistons made by FOX and covered with their ultra-slippery Kashima coating..

2015 Yeti SB6C Studio

Like the SB5c and newly announced AS-Rc, initially the SB6c will only be sold as complete bikes. With a SRAM XO1 build kit the bike is said to tip the scales at about 29 pounds and cost $7400.

For more information visit yeticycles.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2014 Eurobike trade show in Freidrichschafen, Germany. For more from Eurobike CLICK HERE.


About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.


Related Articles


NOTE: There are two ways to comment on our articles: Facebook or Wordpress. Facebook uses your real name and can be posted on your wall while Wordpress uses our login system. Feel free to use either one.

Facebook Comments:



Wordpress Comments:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*


THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.