Yeti’s latest bike is a real monster. Glowing reviews of the new SB6c can be found anywhere you look, and with good reason – the suspension design and geometry have resulted in a bike that is damn near perfect. A light, slack, six-inch bike that can climb without needing to flip the switches and then descend so well you actually shave time off your favorite segments. This machine is the holy grail in the mountain bike world.
But let’s stick to the hard facts, like this little video of some dude named Jared Graves (?) who apparently has one:
The front half of this green machine is rocking a 65.5 degree headtube angle, which is modern and aggressive to say the least. Pair this front-end geometry with a versatile Fox 36 set to 160mm of travel and you will have complete confidence and control during high speed descents. But don’t discount its climbing ability – thanks to the efficiency of the Infinity Linkage and a surprisingly light frame weight (our 5.9 lb frame weighs 26.7 lbs complete, XO1 build, tubeless) the SB6c remains highly capable when pointed uphill.
In the back, a custom-tuned and lightly valved Float X shock is mated to Yeti’s revolutionary Switch Infinity linkage, a design that must be ridden to be truly appreciated. The suspension design is complimented by a one-piece rear swingarm and a massively over-sized downtube, which keep everything tracking straight, even through the roughest rock gardens.
This green machine is a size medium and the first SB6c to arrive at Cyclepath. We’ll have more sizes and colors in the near future, as well as demos in the new year. For more information, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.