It’s only been a few weeks since we brought you news of the new Yeti SB150, and here we are with another new bike from the Abominable Snowpeople of Colorado. But if you thought the SB150 was more bike than you need, then perhaps this SB130 will be what you’ve been looking for.
“We’re not suggesting you only need one bike, but if you did, this should be on your short list” – Yeti Cycles.
If you’ve clocked the apparent new naming convention, you’ll realise that this bike comes with 29in wheels, 130mm of rear travel and a 150mm fork, putting it neatly between the SB100 and SB150. According to Yeti Cycles, the SB130 replaces the outgoing SB5.5 as the Colorado brand’s new flagship technical trail bike.
Yeti SB130 Features
- New 29er trail bike
- Carbon fibre only: Available in Turq Series and C Series carbon options
- 29in wheels
- Switch Infinity suspension platform
- 130mm rear travel
- Recommended fork travel: 130-150mm
- 44mm fork offset
- Head angle: 65.5° (w/150mm fork)
- Seat angle: 77°
- Chainstay length: 433mm
- PF92 bottom bracket
- 148x12mm rear thru-axle
- Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large & X-Large
- SB130 Turq frame only: £3,299
- RRP: £4,999 – £6,999
The bike shown here is the T-Series SB130 X01, which comes equipped with a Fox Factory 36 fork, but the bike is designed to take a fork between 130mm and 150mm.
Yeti says that this bike shares some of the geometry with the bigger SB150, so still has a fairly enduro slant to it, but will perhaps be better suited to trail riding and the kind of thing that us non EWS racers typically throw ourselves at.
With the big 150mm travel Fox 36 it has a 65.5° head angle, a degree steeper than the SB150, but still pretty slack, and a 77° seat angle – the same as the SB150. It will be available in Small, Medium Large and Extra Large frame sizes, all of which have been made longer than Yetis of yore – a Medium has a reach of 460.2mm, which is the same as the SB150.
There’s a new linkage on the rear shock, which coupled with the Switch Infinity suspension system has been tuned to give great pedalling ability, so this bike should serve you well on an all day ride as well as a quick blast down your local steep stuff.
There’s room in the frame for a bottle, a substantial down tube protector built in. Tube in tube internal cable routing should make things easier to fettle. The frame has clearance for up to a 2.5in tyre, and the rear axle is Boost 148mmx12mm.
The bike is available in Turquoise, Spruce, and Raw – Spruce being kinda green, Raw being plain black carbon finish.
The bikes will be available to order from today, with UK pricing as follows:
T-Series (Turq Series – Yeti’s top-end carbon frame material).
- SB130 Frame Only – £3299.00
- SB130 X01 Bike (Pictured and ridden here)– £6999.00
C-Series (Regular, non-premium carbon layup, adds about 200g)
- SB130 GX Bike – £4999.00
Head to Silverfish UK to find your local dealer.
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