Yeti SB5.5C mid-travel 29er unveiled!
April 12th, 2016
Yeti SB5.5C brings an Enduro ready 29er to the Yeti club
The iconic mountain bike brand Yeti Cycles has just unveiled their latest steed, which is possibly the nicest we’ve seen to come out of the Yeti factory to date.
Just when you thought the 29in movement had swayed back towards the XC side of things, a few progressive companies have been releasing 29er hard hitting bikes – and the Yeti SB5.5C is in that realm…
The SB5.5c bridges Trail, All-Mountain and Gravity riding in one versatile package.
Already tested and proven under the likes of EWS champion Richie Rude, and Yeti’s in-house test team, this lightweight bike powers up lung burning technical climbs, and hauls like a freight train when you point it downhill.
Shortened chain stay, aggressive suspension spec and progressive geometry make this one hell of a bike to point and shoot with. It’s not your average Friday afternoon pootle bike – this thing is a 9-5 shredder.
Here are the main things you need to know about the Yeti SB5.5c:
- 29” Wheels
- 140mm of Switch Infinity rear travel
- Fox Float X Factory DPS rear shock
- 66.5 degree headangle
- ISCG 05
- 148mm x 12mm Boost rear axle
- High modulus Carbon Fibre frame
- Collet axle system
- Custom downtube and chain guards
- £6899 – as shown.
- Available from Silverfish
We’re awaiting further details, but this complete bike, ready to race as you see it is just under £6900 has a no-holds barred spec including:
Frame | Yeti SB5.5C High Modulus Carbon Fibre
Shock | Fox Float X Factory EVOL
Fork | Fox 36 Factory 160mm
Headset | Cane Creek 40 44x56mm Internal
Wheels | DT Swiss 350 XM481 32 hole Boost with Maxxis Minion 2.5/Ardent 2.4 EXO TR tyres
Drivetrain | SRAM XO1 11 speed
Cranks | Race Face Turbine 30T
Brakes | SRAM Guide RSC 180mm rotors
Cockpit | Easton Havoc 35 800mm bar and stem
Seat/post | WTB Yeti custom seat, Rockshox Reverb Stealth post
What you saying about the new Yeti SB5.5C?
Do you think 29ers are the way forward – or is 27.5in the best bet?
Let us know in the comments below!