2020 YETI SB165YETI
Master Of The Gnarniverse. Bold Claim For Some. Fact-Checked Humility For The SB165. At Home Outside The Tape, Beyond The Norm. Taken On The Trails Nobody Talks About. Trusted On The Lines Where Mistakes Can’t Happen. Comfortable With All The Chaos. Pleased When You’Re Puckered. Fearless Of Your Fear.
- Cut The Tape.
The rowdiest trails are outside the tape, so we gravity tested in the lab and toss tested by Reed Boggs.
- Secure In The Rough
Chainguide ready out of the box. And standard equipment on all SB165 builds.
- Gravity Tested
The SB165 is built tough. The frame meets Yeti DH testing standards, well beyond what others do for a 165mm trail bike. This thing will last for a lifetime, but we gave you a warranty to match just for good measure.
- Let'er Eat
Chair lift, Shuttle truck or self-shuttle. The SB165 doesn’t discriminate. If you choose to earn your turns, it's no slouch.
Across our line, we have chosen a relatively flat and high anti-squat curve in the beginning and mid-section of travel where pedaling commonly occurs a.k.a. the pedaling zone. This creates an efficient pedaling platform through your entire pedaling zone, as opposed to one single point. After the pedaling zone, there is an inflection point where the Switch Infinity link moves down, dropping the anti-squat drastically. Riders are typically not pedaling in this zone, so chain forces have less of an effect on the suspension prformance. Decoupling of the chain forces allows the suspension to work more efficiently to absorb impacts making the feel of a Yeti distinct
The limits of the mountain bike are still being pushed. I intend to push harder.
- Leverage Rate
When seeking to find the outer limits of personal performance, it would be a shame to reach the limit of your bike first. A straighter curve through the mid stroke provides more support is inherent to suspension kinematics. And a steeper progression ramp up at the end of the travel - without affecting the anti-squat characteristics is unique to our patented Switch Infinity suspension - delivers a feel that is capable of pushing as hard and deep as most are willing to go.
Tuned for a coil shock with a 27.5% progression, the SB165 is the most progressive bike in our line.
Plush, planted, bottomless, wants more.
- New school Geo for new school freeride.
Devouring big terrain, the SB165 feels better the faster, steeper and deeper riders go
- Sledgehammer Or Samurai? Depends On The Practitioner.
The SB165 takes our forward bias posture and approach to geometry and unlocks new-school advantages, tweaked to bring out the absolute best in 27.5” wheels. Yes, the steeper seat tube angle and shorter fork offset paired with Switch Infinity’s pedalabilty offers a refreshingly easy climb. Yes, the slacker headtube angle, longer reach and lower bottom bracket are strikingly similar to that of a DH bike. Yes, the “little wheels” are capable of the hell You can handle. Just ask Reed.
- 1. Slacker than Most DH Bikes
The SB165 loves the steeps
2. Steep Where it Counts
A steeper seat tube angle means pedaling back up isn’t a slog.3. Dual Crown Compatible
Capable and already on Reed’s bike.
At The Heart Of The SB165 Suspension Design Is Our Patented Switch Infinity, With A Translating Pivot System For Excellent Anti-Squat Characteristics.
- Switch Infinity 01: Pivot Translation
Switch Infinity utilizes a patented translating pivot that switches direction as the bike moves through its travel. This provides a tailored anti-squat curve while allowing the leverage ratio to be tuned independently, something other systems can’t physically achieve.
- Switch Infinity 02: Bottomless Feel
An initially high anti-squat value delivers superior pedaling performance. Further, into the travel, the anti-squat quickly drops off to allow the custom-tuned FOX Racing shock to perform as intended. These characteristics provide excellent mid-stroke support and a bottomless feel.
- Switch Infinity 03: Tunable
Switch Infinity is a versatile system easily adaptable to different travel platforms. The system can be mounted in any orientation and can achieve a myriad of kinematics depending on the design intent. The Switch Infinity system can control this much more precisely than other suspension designs because of the linear path of the main pivot.
- Switch Infinity 03: Durable
The Switch Infinity is a simple, lightweight, bombproof system built by FOX Racing Shox from proven suspension components and engineered and tested to withstand the worst riding conditions. We use seals and bushings that are used in FOX's off-road racing division and a lightweight forged translation pivot.
Made with the highest quality carbon fiber available, TURQ series bikes offer the perfect balance of stiffness and compliance.
- Materials 01: TURQ Series
TURQ Series bikes are made with the highest quality carbon fiber available and offer the perfect balance of stiffness and compliance. The result is a bike that feels smooth, solid and aggressive. Every bike is tested by the best racers in the world, including EWS World Champion Richie Rude, our in-house testing team and ambassadors around the world.
- Materials 02: C/ Series
By making small changes in the carbon fiber layup of our TURQ Series bikes, we are able to create a more aggressively priced carbon high-performance mountain bike. C-Series frames maintain the strength and stiffness of the TURQ Series. The carbon fiber in C-Series weighs a bit more, about 225g per frame. Every bike model is offered in at least one C-Series option with high-end components.
- Materials 03: 225 Grams Lighter
- Highest Quality Carbon Fiber Available
- Perfect Balance Of Stiffness &Amp; Compliance
- Optimized Layup Reduces Weight
- Durability Tested By Richie "F-Ing" Rude
- Rear Travel:
- 165MM (6.5)"
- Wheel Size:
- 27.5";Materials=Turq or C/Series"
- Suspension Tech:
- Switch Infinity
- Designed For:
- Trail / Enduro.
- Shipping dimensions:
- 55 x 9 x 31
- Shipping Weight:
- 40 lbs