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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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.