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New Gear: Yeti’s 2019 SB100

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The Yeti SB100 recently launched around the globe. And to quote Yeti directly; “It’s the bike we’ve always to build.” The SB100 mixes features from a standard trail bike, with the refined race qualities of a cross-country bike. That being said, the bike is designed for those that prefer a race ready or marathon orientated mountain bike.

Features:

Yeti rethought their already brilliant Switch Infinity suspension technology, to comply with the needs of a 100mm rear travel frame. The frame itself is available in 2 options; Yeti’s unique TURQ Carbon, or standard carbon fibre. Then the entire bike, is designed around a 120mm travel fork. Which means now you can understand why Yeti advertises this bike for trail riders as well.

Travel Suspension

  • High modulus carbon fiber main frame and swing arm.
  • Integrated 2-bolt ISCG-05 mounts.
  • Tapered integrated headtube (41mm/52mm).
  • Custom downtube protector and chain guards.
  • Internally molded carbon tubes inside of frame for hassle-free cable routing.
  • Integrated axle and derailleur hanger system.
  • Boost rear hub spacing.
  • Clearance for standard sized water bottle inside mainframe.
  • Uninterrupted seattube for compatibility with longer travel seatpost dropper.

Geometry wise, we can see some cross-sountry bike nature arriving on the scene. With a 67.8-degree head-tube you can bet that the SB100 tick the box for manoeuvrability. The Bottom-Bracket rises about 332mm off the ground. So you can tackle anything tricky without the worry of smashing your frame.

SB100 Dark

The Yeti SB100 model line-up:

SB100 Frame Only w/TURQ Carbon

SB100 SRAM GX Eagle Comp

SB100 SRAM X01 Eagle TURQ

SB100 X01 Race Eagle

SB100 SRAM XX1 Eagle TURQ

Frame Weight:

TURG Series: 2.49Kg

CARBON Series: 2.70Kg

Final thoughts:

The Yeti SB100 resembles some great XC and trail character. However, we can’t help but ask the question; How fast is it? And does it have a home on South African soil?

Distributed by: NSQUARED South Africa



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Built for: Dual Suspension Trail
Year launched: 2022