Yeti Cycles released its latest enduro bike, the SB150, yesterday.
The new long-travel 29er is designed to excel in big terrain and be raced on the Enduro World Series by two-time champion Richie Rude.
It boasts 150mm of suspension in the rear and 170mm upfront, and has a progressive race geometry - including longer reach, a steeper seat angle and a slacker head angle combined with a shorter fork offset.
Yeti president Chris Conroy said: “Our design intent was straightforward – we wanted a bike that smashed the downhills, felt spry on the climbs, and accommodated a water bottle in the main triangle. We checked all the boxes.”
To create the SB150, Yeti utilised its Switch Infinity suspension platform and designed a new shock extender.
This combination allowed the development team a range of tunability and variable independence when optimising kinematics.
Yeti’s leverage rate with linear progression remains, but there is a slight increase to the progressivity percentage which provides greater compatibility with modern shocks.
This gives the SB150 better small bump sensitivity, mid-stroke support and increased bottom-out resistance while maintaining an efficient pedalling platform.
Working closely with Fox, the two-piece shock extension assembly is approved by the suspension company to run a coil shock.
In addition to the SB150, Yeti have also released the updated SB6, SB5 and SB5 Beti.
The SB6, the bike with the most stage wins in the history of the Enduro World Series, now offers internally tubed cable routing for ease of maintenance.
Both the SB5 and SB5 Beti now run an updated rear triangle that allows 2.8mm tyres both front and rear.
The SB5 Beti will still be offered with a lighter shock tune, 170mm crank arms and a women-specific saddle.
All 2019 bikes, starting with the SB100 release in April of this year, will be covered by with lifetime warranty.
Conroy added: “When you buy a Yeti, you become part of the Tribe. We have you covered.”