Richie Rude, along with the rest of Yeti's in-house test team, agree that this lightweight bike eats up grueling technical climbs and hauls downhill. Forget any preconceived notions about 29ers, thanks to an impeccable frame design, shortened chain stays and aggressive suspension spec, this bike is easy to maneuver and feels lively and quick on the descents.
Utilizing the same design and geometry of the higher end SB5.5 TURQ series, the SB5.5 Carbon offers similar stiffness and durability with only a 240 gram (0.5 lb) increase in weight. The SB5.5 Carbon is built to be responsive and lively, while still capable of withstanding punishing descents.
The bike's 17.2 inch chainstays supporting the 29er wheel platform strike an optimal balance of stability and maneuverability. To achieve this shortened chainstay designers eliminated the front derailleur mount and utilized a Boost rear spacing, but still keept true to Yeti's classic long geometry. To balance the bike's front end, we chose to use a long travel 51mm offset fork combined with a 66.5 degree head angle. This allowed us to precisely tune the bike's mechanical trail and wheelbase.
Front rubber to rear rubber, this bike is spec'd out to be an enduro race machine. Your SB5.5 Carbon XT/SLX will come equipped with a Shimano drivetrain, brakes, and wheelset; Fox Performance suspension; and Race Face Turbine seatpost dropper, bar, and stem. This bike is armed and ready for park days and backcountry exploits, and is priced to impress.
|Frame||High modulus carbon fiber Yeti SB5.5 29er frame and swing arm, Switch Infinity suspension system, Internal cable routing|
|Fork||Fox 36 Performance 160mm BOOST|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float X Performance|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 Insert Taper|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect 30T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB92|
|Cassette||Shimano XT 11-46|
|Brakes||Shimano 615, F180/R180|
|Wheelset||DT Swiss E1900 BOOST|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 Tubeless (f) / Maxxis Aggressor EXO 2.3 Tubless (r)|
|Handlebar||Race Face Respond 785mm|
|Stem||Race Face Respond 45mm|
|Seatpost||Race Face Turbine Dropper Post|
|Saddle||Yeti / WTB Custom|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|A: Seat Tube Length|| 445 |
| 483 |
| 521 |
|B: Effective Top Tube|| 601 |
| 626 |
| 652 |
|C: Stack|| 610 |
| 624 |
| 639 |
|D: Reach|| 421 |
| 442 |
| 463 |
|E: BB Height|| 346 |
| 346 |
| 346 |
|F: BB Drop||-||-||-|
|G: Head Tube Length|| 90 |
| 105 |
| 121 |
|H: Head Tube Angle||66.5 °||66.5 °||66.5 °|
|I: Seat Tube Angle||73.6 °||73.6 °||73.6 °|
|J: Standover Height|| 743 |
| 755 |
| 767 |
|K: Chainstay Length|| 437 |
| 437 |
| 437 |
|L: Wheelbase|| 1168 |
| 1195 |
| 1222 |
|Suggested Rider Height|| 170-180 cm |
| 180-191 cm |
| 185-198 cm |
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