Yeti has always epitomized the crux of mountain bike innovation. Last year, they redesigned their iconic SB5, giving the frame fresh geometry. So when you throw your leg over the new SB5 Carbon, you can immediately sense the progressive feel it boasts. An exceedingly capable trail bike, the SB5 makes clearing technical climbs much more manageable, while eliminating some of the difficulties that come with tough descents. The seat tube has been steepened to optimize pedaling position, and the headtube’s been tweaked to give more slack to the front end. Having made a great thing that much greater, Yeti maintains their position as one of the foremost mountain bike manufacturers.
The Carbon SB5 XT/SLX Bike comes with a rad Shimano kit for 2018. The 1x11 drivetrain functions with high performance precision on a variety of terrain types. An 11-46T cassette gives you the range you need to conquer steep grades. The Fox Performance suspension absorbs shock with soft, velvety plushness. The Race Face cockpit is wide, low, and responsive, giving you awesome handling at high and low speeds alike. DT Swiss wheels and Maxxis Ardent tires are fast rolling and stable. Pick up the new SB5 Carbon and enjoy its awesome off road prowess.
Fox Performance suspension is plush, sensitive, and efficient with optimal adjustablity
SLX drivetrain with 1x11 11-46T cassette
Carbon frame features Yeti’s dialed SB5 suspension
Race Face cockpit is sturdy and responsive
Fox Transfer dropper post lets you seamlessly stitch climbs and descents together
Fox Performance 34 150mm travel
Fox Performance DPS
Cane Creek 40 Inset Taper
Race Face Affect 30T
Race Face BB92
Shimano SLX 11-46T
DS Swiss M1900
Maxxis Ardent 2.4/2.25 EXO TR
Race Face Evolve 750mm
Race Face Ride 60mm
Lock on Yeti
Enduro, Trail, All mountain
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
Superb machine but some components did not last long
Great bike super playful and fast. I did change out the tires to DHF and Aggressor since Ardent's were too soft for my preference. The back tire especially would roll and burp air in turns. It does climb as easy with this tire combo but at least i'm not washing out in turns going down. The bad, only had it for few months and had some issues
- Fox Transfer dropper post stopped retracting
- Seatpost and headset bolts started rusting
- Crankset comes loose all the time (RaceFace one)
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