Review: Yeti SB165 Mountain Bike

Not many bikes boast a playful nature, have enough travel to tackle any world cup course, and retain the ability to make it up every climb, but the SB165 checks all the boxes. Born from the ashes of EWS victories and a deep heritage in downhill racing, the SB165 is the perfect bike for anyone who likes to ride without limits.

Have a look at the all-new 2020 Yeti SB165, the Colorado company’s redesigned 27.5” slayer. With a 63.5-degree head angle and 480mm reach in size large, many will say the SB165 is too slack, too long, too different, and that’s fine. The bike isn’t for the average weekend warrior riding mellow singletrack.

Yeti realizes that the gnarliest trails often lay outside the tape. The SB165 is made to clear big gaps and descend burly technical trails. Yeti calls the SB165 a playful combination of brawn and finesse. The bike is a brusier in technical terrain but likes to fly rather than plow. The Switch Infinity suspension platform provides excellent small bump sensitivity along with a proper platform for pedaling. Is the SB165 a race bike? Sure. Is it an all-around fun bike? Absolutely.

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