SB165 Carbon C1 GX Eagle Mountain Bike by Yeti Cycles
If you have a penchant for racing, chances are you'd best be served by a wagon wheeled steed. But if you have a tendency to seek gnarly trails outside the race tape, and try out lines where there's no room for mistakes, you need bike that's got your back when the margin for error is low--a bike like the Yeti SB165. With 165mm of coil-shock-driven Switch Infinity suspension, a 180mm fork up front, super slack geometry, and responsive 27. 5in wheels, the SB165 is made to handle the rowdiest, most technical trails you can possibly find while remaining comfortable and efficient enough to pedal back to the top for another run. It's a bike that's equally at home ripping laps at the bike park as it conquering big rides on raw backcountry singletrack, and it's just as willing to air over rock gardens as it is to plow straight through them. If this sounds to you like a recipe for pure fun, you'd be absolutely right, and the SB165 might just be the right bike for you. A lot of mountain bikers are familiar with the SB6--a bike that dominated the Enduro World Series for a number of years at the hands of Richie Rude. The SB165 builds on that foundation, but Yeti pushes the geometry into fully modern territory to stay ahead of the current crop of long travel sleds. The reach has grown by 40mm in size large compared to the SB6, landing at a whopping 480mm, and the head angle was slackened by a full 1. 5-degrees down to 63. 5-degrees. These numbers are pretty close to what you'd find on downhill race bikes, which means riders can enjoy absolute confidence carrying speed through treacherous rock gardens and steep, washed out chutes. The longer reach and slacker angles mean the wheelbase has also grown considerably compared to the SB6--a full 1. 6-inches to be exact--but Yeti keeps that in check with a short offset fork that maintains excellent steering precision, ensuring you'll have no trouble threading the needle in tricky terrain. Yeti also did the requisite steepening of the sea
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