Yeti Bikes has introduced a new 29er at Eurobike. Yeti has managed to keep news of their 2012 bikes very quite. Here is some information from Yeti about their new 2012 full suspension 29er.
Yeti decided to offer a 5 inch travel bike with “switch technology”, a set of eccentric pivots, as the first full suspension 29er. The SB-Bikes are designed to pedal like a 3″ travel bike uphill and descend like a 6 inch travel bike downhill. This bike is a all day do anything trail bike. It seems as the design goals are to capitalize on 29 inch wheels advantages while incorporating the handling characteristics of a 26er. It has low stand over, short chain stays and a relatively low bottom bracket for the amount of travel it has.
It comes with all the latest technology here is what they say about it “Designed with a murderer’s row of standard features (inset tapered headtube, thru-axle compatibility, cable stays for a dropper seat post, oversized pivots and fully sealed bearings), the SB95 won’t leave you wanting for upgrades.”
This looks like a really cool bike and I hope to have one to test. I am personally really happy to see Yeti make a cool trail bike instead of a 4 inch travel race bike as the first suspension 29er they make. More details below. including geometry.
It uses a 30.9 seat post, direct mount front derailuer, 135 qr rear or 142×12 rear axle with the ability to switch drop outs, It comes with a Fox RP23 Kashima with a suggested retail price of $2250