Yeti SB130 LR (actually 136) ready to rally

Perhaps offering what many Yeti fans wanted in the first place

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Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride

The Yeti SB130 LR gets a 160mm fork, which slacks head angle by half a degree. Photo by Ben Duke

Like most mountain bike companies, the staff at Yeti Cycles likes to head out around noon and hammer the local trails on a lunch ride. And like most two-wheel’centric outfits with access to copious components, the employees like to mix and match parts to suit their preferred riding style and terrain. The result are bike builds that often differ from original spec, bigger tires here, a beefier fork there. Call it the Lunch Ride build — and now it’s available to the rest of us.

Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride

There’s an extra 6mm of plush here, bumping travel to 136mm. Photo by Ben Duke

At last weekend’s Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, the Yeti SB130 LR (as in lunch ride) was unveiled by the Golden, Colorado-based company, mimicking those staff builds, and perhaps offering what many Yeti fans had wanted in the first place. The LR model comes with a GRIP 2 enhanced 160mm fork (instead of 150mm sans GRIP 2), and rather than 130mm it has 136mm of rear travel via an over-stroked FOX Factory DPX2 shock. Those changes drop head angle about half a degree to 65.1 and raises BB height a touch (from 337.7mm to 340.8mm).

Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride

Brakes are the powerful SRAM Code RSC. Photo by Ben Duke

You also get upgraded from Shimano XT 2-piston brakes to more powerful SRAM Code RSC stoppers, plus they bump to a 200mm front rotor from the standard 180mm. Drivetrain is SRAM XO1 Eagle with a 30t chainring instead of the 32t that comes on the standard SB130 XO1 build. The cockpit features 800mm carbon bars (versus 780mm) mated to a 40mm stem. Even the Fox Transfer dropper post gets “lunched” increasing from 150mm travel to 175mm for the L and XL frames. Claimed bike weight is 29.3 for a size medium, and price for all this workday fun is $7599, or $400 more than the comparable XO1 “breakfast” build.

Read the Mtbr First Ride Review of the Yeti SB130.

Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride

The Yeti lunch ride is all but mandatory. Photo by Ben Duke

“We all personalize our bikes to some degree,” says Dave Treezy, Yeti’s boss of all things component spec. “And the LR model makes most of those changes stock. The Code brakes and a little more travel with a FOX Grip 2 damper fork are key for me to ride my best down [local trails such as ] Apex and Dakota Ridge.”

Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride

Dropper post travel increases to 175mm on the larger frame sizes. Photo by Ben Duke

Get more spec details at www.yeticycles.com and see the full Yeti SB130 LR geo chart here.


About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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