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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 any gear combination without sacrificing traction and comfort. Switch Suspension Technology 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.
The Yeti SB-75 Race XT Bike features an impressive component spec that is ideal for racers and trail riders alike. Fox is well known within the industry for producing high end suspension components that are easy to setup and use. Therefore, it was only logical that Yeti chose to incorporate the Fox 34. The Fox 34 features 140mm of plush, smooth, Kashima coated suspension. The 15mm axle and tapered head tube ensure the front end is stiff, helping maintain excellent steering, especially when riding winding single track or switchbacks. Shimano XT is known as the workhorse of the brand. Shimano XT components are built to be tough, without tipping the scale. The Shimano XT 10 speed drivetrain provides smooth, accurate, and fast shifting. There will be no sloppy shifts with Shimano XT. DT Swiss M 1700 Spline wheels are lightweight, for low rotational weight which helps keep momentum with less energy loss. An Easton Haven carbon handlebar and Thomson cockpit round out this build, making it the perfect blend of quality, weight, strength, and speed.
"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
|Frame||Yeti SB75 Aluminum Frame, Tapered Headtube, Switch Technology Rear Suspension|
|Fork||Fox 34 140mm Travel, Kashima Coated, 15mm Thru Axle|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD K+|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 Series, 44/56 inset|
|Wheels||DT Swiss M 1700 Spline, 15mm Front and 12x142mm Rear|
|Crankset||Shimano XT 38/24T 10spd|
|Shifters||Shimano XT 2x10 SL-M780|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT 10spd|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XT, Low Direct Mount|
|Brakes||Shimano XT hydraulic disc BR-M785|
|Cassette||Shimano 10spd 11T-36T CS-HG81-10|
|Handlebar||Easton Haven Carbon|
|Seatpost||Thomson Elite 30.9mm|
|Tires||Maxxis High Roller II|
Please Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|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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