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Yeti’s all new for 2014 SB75 is their SB series 27.5” (650b), 5-inch travel, trail machine. The unique Switch Suspension Technology makes for a smooth ride with extremely efficient pedaling without sacrificing small bump sensitivity. Blindly turn into a rock garden or rutted downhill with the confidence that your suspension will eat it up. The oversized structure on the front end and oversized chain and seat stays on the rear keeps the SB75 stiff which directly improves the handling and overall feel of the bike. The compact, forged unibody construction of the upper pivot and eccentric assembly create a seal to keep any debris out, keeping you from having to service the bearings as often. The SB75 features Yeti’s classic, ride-driven geometry (slacker head tube angles, lower bottom bracket, longer top tube) pared with oversized tubing on the front and rear end making this in-betweener handle like no other.
The Yeti SB75 utilizes Switch suspension technology which was first seen on their 26” and 29” SB models. Yeti has since adapted, reengineered and tested it over and over until it was perfectly suited for these ‘mid-size’ wheels. The basics still hold true - super efficient in all gear combinations without sacrificing traction and comfort. Switch suspension is an ingenious design that uses an oversized main pivot that actually contains a second pivot (lower pivot of the swing arm) which is offset within the main. Once the eccentric mechanism reaches the inflection point (about 100mm into the travel), the eccentric link starts to rotate in the forward (clockwise) direction. This means the rate at which the chain stays grows [dCSL] drops off quickly, allowing the suspension to work independently of chain forces and pedal feedback. Because the suspension isn’t being impeded by chain growth in the last third of the travel, the smooth feel in the middle of the stroke continues all the way to the full compression without unexpected spikes or wallows.
"I'm familiar with both the SB66 and the SB95 and like both very much, but I feel the 75 is the best of the three. Quicker and more playful than the 95, and easier to ride and less descent-oriented than the 66, it strikes a middle ground that I personally love." - Matt Phillips at Bicycling.com
Read Bicycling.com's First Ride Experience over at Bicycling.com
|Seat Tube Length||419.1mm (16.5")||457.2mm (18")||495.3mm (19.5")||533.4mm (21")|
|Effective Top Tube Length||546.2mm||570.5mm||595.5mm||615.2mm|
|Head Tube Length||100mm||115mm||130mm||145mm|
|Chain Stay Length||440.7mm||440.7mm||440.7mm||440.7mm|
|Sizing||4'11" - 5'3"
|5'3" - 5'7"
|5'7" - 5'11"
|5'11" - 6'3"
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