Yeti launches SB130 Lunch Ride At The Sea Otter – A Beefed Up Trail 29er

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Yeti has launched the SB130 LR (Lunch Ride) at the 2019 Sea Otter. The SB130 has been out nearly a year, featuring 29in wheels and 130 (actually 136mm) of travel. The ‘Lunch Ride’ edition is based on the bikes that the Yeti Cycles employees spec out for their own riding. The concept first came about with the SB5LR a couple of years ago which was the current hot rodded bike of the time, but with the new SB130 and SB150 coming out, it was only a matter of time before one of them got Lunch Rided (Lunch Ridden?)

The SB130 LR gets a 160mm 36 fork, up 10mm from the stock 150 34.

Yeti has a famous daily lunch ride, which takes in the great trails around its Durango base. As such, the bikes ridden on the lunch ride tends to be burlier than stock, probably due to everyone going as hard as they can for a short period of time on trails they know well. This generally means a short stem, longer and beefier forks and a more capable, piggyback rear shock.

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Even with the DPX2 piggyback shock, there’s room for a bottle cage.

The Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride is designed for Trail and Enduro, apparently… But then, so is the SB150…

Yeti is distributed in the UK (and Europe…) by Silverfish

Chipps

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 (3)

    That is one of the prettiest bikes I’ve seen since I fell in love with my Rocket.

    Standard SB130 is still 130mm travel. LR has the same DPX2 piggyback shock, but 55mm stroke vs standard 52.5mm, which is where the extra 6mm rear travel comes from. Other differences are the 160mm GRIP2 fork (vs 150mm FIT4) and beefier Code brakes.

    Oh and the geo changes very slightly as a consequence… taller, slacker, slightly less reach.

    Large comparison here:
    https://geometrygeeks.bike/compare/yeti-sb130-2019-lg,yeti-sb130-lr-2019-lg/

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