The SB100 is the new 100mm travel cross country bike from Yeti, it looks to replace the ASR and offers speed and good handling in an XC/trail bike package.
The Yeti SB100 is a 29er looking to span both the XC race and trail bike categories, providing 100mm travel at the rear paired with 120mm forks. It houses geometry which takes the bike from purebred cross country racer to something to handle regular trails too. There's a 67.5 degree head angle, an effective seat angle of 74.3 degrees, the reach is a not overly long at 431mm and the wheelbase ends up at 1151mm for a medium bike. It's also interesting to note that Yeti will be selling this bike with the new Fox 34 Stepcast forks with a 44mm offset, as given a lot of coverage by the likes of Transition to give more trail and increase stability. Santa Cruz are also using this shorter offset on their new 100mm travel Blur.
The new SB100 uses a redesigned Switch Infinity link which has been made smaller and rotated 90 degrees, now sitting behind the seat tube rather than within it. In this position, there is more insertion for longer dropper posts, a nod to it trail intentions and allows the rider to fit a water bottle inside the frame. The new link also now sports grease ports to keep those stanchions gliding smoothly and is protected from dirt by a plastic removable cover.
Yeti SB100 will be available in two different carbon option T-Series and C-Series, with the former (frame only) weighing 2.5kg (5.5lbs) and the latter weighing 2.75kg (6.06lbs). Silverfish, here in the UK, have the frames available now, with full builds available in May, pricing as follows.
- T-Series Frame - £3,299
- T-Series X01 Eagle Bike - £6,999
- C-Series GX Comp Bike - £5,999
- T-Series Beti Frame - £3,299
- T-Series Beti X01 Eagle Bike - £6,999
- C-Series Beti GX Comp Bike - £5,999
As you can see, there is also a female-specific 'Beti' version of the bike which is specced with different contact points, 170mm cranks and a lighter shock tune.
Turquoise fans will also be pleased that this colour is also on the cards!
For more spec and geometry info head along to - www.yeticycles.com
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