When it comes to all-around charging, its hard to beat Yeti's SB5's versatility and confidence, and the SB5 Beti Turq Mountain Bike Frame offers the same geometry that slays the trail, but with a lighter shock tune that's designed to give smaller riders an improved feel on the bike. The SB5 Beti is equally at home putting in serious miles on all-day adventures as it is ripping through steep and grueling lines in the backcountry. It partners up 5in of plush rear suspension with Yeti's top-tier carbon fiber, and buttery-smooth Kashima-coated stanchions of Switch Infinity suspension that handles just about anything we can throw its way, and with a certain confidence. Like its predecessor from 2016, the SB5 is versatile, lightweight, and truly excels in all kinds of terrain, but it did see some tweaks last year to update the geometry, making it even more capable than before. Starting at the front, the head tube angle was slacked out about a half a degree, to a long and low 66. 5-degrees, allowing for confidence inspiring geometry on descents. With the shift of the head tube, the seat tube was pushed forward, upping the angle to 73. 6-degrees (medium), keeping you forward in the cockpit for improved control on descents, as well as laying the power down on climbs. The rear end saw a big makeover, with the previously used 142mm non-boost hub spacing being stretched to a generous 148mm boost hub spacing. By widening the hub, not only does boost spacing allow for a stiffer wheel to be built, but it also clears up space closer to your seat tube, enabling the shortening of chainstays to a stubby 17. 2-inches, to tuck your wheel in closer to the frame. Translating this to your ride, it means a snappier and more nimble rear end that's powerful under pedaling force. Yeti's Switch Infinity suspension design is among the best we've ridden. It's plush throughout the 5in of rear travel, offering a smooth ride quality that makes it feel like you've got more travel than the number...
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