Yeti SB-95 29er visits Singletrack Towers

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The cheery northern two-metre Pete*, road warrior for Silverfish, popped in to see us yesterday with the first Yeti SB-95 in the country. Conveniently in XL, just his size…

It's hard to believe that those are huge 29in wheels...


* Not to be confused with the Original Two-Metre Peter who works for Shimano Europe…

The Yeti SB-95A is the big wheel version of the SB-66 and we first saw it at last year’s Eurobike Show where it caused a lot of frothing, along with the new SB-66 carbon. Back then the bikes were probably very early samples, but the production bikes are now available, and more importantly, available in the UK.

Fox 34s. You're going to see a fair number of these on 29ers this year.


Intense is making System 29 tyres for, yes, 29ers.


e*thirteen hubs used to be Chub hubs. Sorry, but we preferred the old matt carbon look to the new plastic-look carbon.


Quite what the ’95’ bit stands for, we’re not sure because the bike offers 127 of rear wheel travel. The suspension system is Yeti’s ‘Switch’ system which changes the shock ratio during the suspension travel. (We covered it here at last year’s spring SB-66 launch)

So… bike out now (in normal people sizes too.)
Stay tuned for our long term review on the SB-66 soon.

· Custom butted hydro-formed alloy main frame
· Tapered inset head tube
· Oversized pivots
· Endure Max angular contact bearings
· Yeti Chip System dropouts can be upgraded to 142mmx12mm axle
· Dropped post guides
· Removable ISCG05 tabs (sold separately)
· Large tyre clearance
· E-type front mech
· Custom chain slap guards


Neatly flaring head tube


The Switch System just visible in the blue anodising there.


Without 6ft-something Pete in the shot, it doesn't look that odd, eh?



Head angle – 68.5degrees
Travel – 127mm
Shock – Fox Float RP23 Kashima
Colours – Black and Grey or Grey with Turquoise
Sizes – S,M,L & XL
RRP – £1999.00


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (7)

    nice, how similar in Geo is that to the Tallboy LTc ?

    I thought it was SB95 as it’s a 29er and has 5 in (127mm) of travel, and the SB66 as it’s a 26er with 6 in?


    slightly slacker in the HA and shorter chainstays than a TB LTc. Was lucky enough to spend a couple of days on one of these and had a LOT of fun

    That’s a fair point Andy… 🙂

    p.s. you should do a mag test between this and the Tallboy LT.

    “Without 6ft-something Pete in the shot, it doesn’t look that odd, eh?”

    It’ll start looking weird as soon as you hit the size “S” of the same bike.

    29’er kinda make a lot of sense for bigger blokes, I think. Same as 12″ are good wheels for toddlers.

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