Fresh Wheels: Yeti SB100 and SB100 Beti

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Just four years ago, we rode the Yeti ASR Carbon and loved it for its efficiency and downhill chops. Then, enduro happened in earnest and 27.5 trail/enduro/all-mountain bikes became the darlings of the industry. The meteoric rise of the 29er was stalled temporarily while everyone clamored for the latest mid-sized hoops.

Yeti filled those demands with the SB5, SB5.5 and SB6 27.5 bikes and then the SB4.5 29er — each with the revered Switch Infinity suspension design. Switch Infinity uses a combination of standard shock and floating mechanism that delivers one of the smoothest and efficient rides available today.

But, with the signing of marathon heavyweight and XC champ, Geoff Kabush, it was never a question of if, but a question of when a new XC bike would roll out of Golden, Colorado. Now we’re finally seeing the love child and it looks like a winner.

2019 Yeti SB100 Turq XX1

Full-tilt XX1 Yeti SB100 is well, kapow.

The SB100 features 100mm rear travel with clearance for a full-size water bottle inside the rear triangle — now we’re talking! It’s also built with the latest axles (Boost, etc.) and utilizes SRAM’s DUB carbon crankset. It will also come equipped with the new Fox 34 Step-Cast forks throughout the line.

Check out the guts of the smaller and sideways-er Switch Infinity Mechanism tucked neatly into the swingarm.

2019 Yeti SB100 Switch Infinity Mechanism

The miniature Switch Infinity is flipped 90-degrees on the SB100.

2019 Yeti SB100 Frameset

That is one sweet-looking frameset that should prove capable beyond the numbers.

 

The new SB100 and SB100 Beti are available now at your local Yeti dealer. We’ll have more details coming at Sea Otter, so stay tuned.

More Info: Visit YetiCycles.com

 

About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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