SB150 Turq X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike by Yeti Cycles
Seeing 29ers across the industry adopt slacker geometry and move to shorter 44mm offset forks, along with the release of the SB100 and its updated Switch Infinity design, we figured Yeti had some new big-wheeled bikes in the works. Well, the SB150 is finally here, and it's the burliest wagon wheeler yet from the Golden, CO based company. Six inches of plush travel afforded by the reconfigured Switch Infinity platform now allows room for a water bottle in the front triangle, solving an issue that has had critics nitpicking Yeti for years. But that's just one change of many that differentiate this bike from its predecessor, the SB5. 5. Progressive geometry pushes the envelope with the head tube angle approaching downhill bike territory at 64. 5-degrees, a longer wheelbase and reach, and a steep 77-degree seat tube angle to keep things pedal-friendly. The chainstays are shortened to a stubby 17 inches, quite a change for Yeti who has long held to more traditional chainstay lengths. The suspension kinematics have also been revised for slightly more progressivity, and there's an extra 10mm of travel front and rear. These changes all contribute to a ride that's incredibly stable when the trail gets rough and steep, without sacrificing the nimble handling and playful pop we enjoy on tighter trails. This bike, the SB150 Turq X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike, doesn't leave much to be desired with its top-level TURQ carbon frame, Fox Factory suspension, and SRAM's XO1 group checking all the boxes for the ever-increasing capabilities demanding by riders.At this point, it's hard to question the benefits of 29in wheels when riders are winning Enduro World Series races and World Cup Downhills on them. Yeti's own Richie Rude piloted the SB150 to a stunning victory on the steep and loose stages of the EWS at Ainsa, immediately followed by another win at EWS Finale Ligure, solidifying the legitimacy of this new hard-hitter from Yeti and proving that the wagon wheels are here to ...
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