Tech-laden courses seem to have become the norm with cross-country racing these days, and what used to be tame enough for even the most basic hardtails now has riders diving in with full-suspension steeds left and right. And we don't blame them, full-suspension bikes these days capture nearly the same levels of pedaling efficiency as their shock-less siblings, all the while allowing us to charge through the gnarlier, more direct lines, and stay fresh for longer so we've still got the power for big moves later in the race. If all you're doing is racing, chances are its easy to justify sacrificing comfort and playful trail power for speed and featherweight builds, but if you're like us your riding keeps going far away from the starting line, hitting laps with your crew when the last thing on your mind is hanging a number plate from your bar. When you crave a bike that is just as capable of toeing the line on race day as it is diving deep into the backcountry on bikepacking missions, you want a bile built to pull double-duty like the Yeti SB100 Turq Mountain Bike Frame. Back for another season with the same lightweight layup, and four reliable inches of Switch Infinity suspension, the SB100 is eager to please once again, this time with a subdued attitude that drops loud logos for clean lines and sharp aesthetics that speak for themselves. We can understand why mountain bikes tend to be so specialized and pigeonholed. Comparing a featherweight anorexic race whippet and it'll soar up climbs like a rocketship, and pedal through the flats with efficiency that teeters on hard-tail capabilities. But if you point the same ride downhill and it will feel nervous and twitchy, and efficiency-centric demeanor requires excessive body English that will cause you to wince through the hairy bits of technical terrain, wishing you had a little extra something to keep you off the brakes. Juxtaposed to a trail bike, you'll appreciate the point-and-shoot ability on the steep and rough ...
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