Yeti SB95 29er News

by FatBob on September 4, 2011

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.
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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

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

lars September 5, 2011 at 8:01 am

phew…. even i’d need a setback stem for that 660mm top tube…

FatBob September 5, 2011 at 9:32 am

Yeah Lars, I hear you. This top tube is crazy long. My concern is not so much cock pit as this bike is designed to run short stems. It is more an unnecessarily long wheel base.

Still proof will be in the ride. We try not to worry to much about numbers and just ride the bike. Every now and then though we see a really crazy number that stands out.

In truth if you look at Norco’s Shinobi and Rocky Mountains Element 29(2012) it seems some company’s are subscribing to the long top tube, short chain stay formula as the SB95 does.

We are hoping to get one of these for test .

I am actually really interested in this bike, as I have had very good experiences with Yeti as a company and think highly of their design process and bikes in general. In addition from the beginning of 29eronline I have promoted and encouraged longer travel trail bikes as the do all 29ers for the majority of riders out there.

Bog September 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm

One correction to you article: the SBs have one ECCentric pivot and one swing link not a set of concentric pivot.

BTW, my SB-66 is amazing and I’d love to the SB-95.

FatBob September 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

Thanks Bog, I’ll update the post.

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