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When we first picked up Yeti in 1990, the upstart company was busy dominating the World Cup race circuit and relocating to Durango, Colorado. Since then, not much has changed other than a move to Golden, Colorado – just 10 miles from our doors – and the singular pursuit of unrelenting technological advancement.

With such legendary contributions to mountain bike advancements, each year brings something better than the last and 2019 has taken that maxim to completely new levels.

Upon its release, The MTB world went immediately gaga over the SB150. But many riders had no need for such a massive mountain-slaying rig. It’s a lot of bike that works very well for that which it was designed, (read: Richie F*&^in’ Rude winning Enduro World Series Chamionships) but us mere mortals wanted a bike with the same fabulous engineering in a little smaller package, please. So just one month after the SB150 release, Yeti released SB130, another 29er trail bike that’s just as capable as SB150 but scaled down. Mission accomplished!

Developed to replace the much-loved SB5.5, SB130 features 130mm rear suspension with 150mm up front, delivered with the category-defying engineering behind the SB150. To wit: progressive trail geometry with longer reach, steeper seat tube, slacker head tube, and shorter offset fork. SB130, though released later, was indeed designed simultaneously with SB150 so it also has the wishbone shock extender that improved the virtually unimprovable Switch Infinity suspension system.

Switch Infinity. You’ve heard all about it and you know how good it is. How did Yeti make it perform even better? By adding a shock extender, an engineering touch no Super Bike before it has ever received. The 60mm extender allowed Yeti’s engineers to get more control over the position of the shock in the frame that paid off in spades: Think lower standover, straight seat tube for longer dropper post strokes, an improved leverage curve, coil-spring accommodation, and even a full-size water bottle inside the front triangle. Lastly, it allows the shock to be easily removed for service, which has all the WRC Suspension Techs hooting and hollering.

Like all the new Yetis, SB130 gets a lifetime frame warranty. How’ bout that?

Lots of bike manufctuers claim to have a one-bike-quiver model in their lineup. While Yeti doesn’t want us saying that, it’s definitely worth considering. As Yeti says: “One bike can’t rule them all, but the SB130 is one bike that rules. Conceived on rowdy Colorado trails and fed a steady diet of technical climbing and high-speed de4scents, this bike crushes big terrain. We’re not suggesting you need only one bike, but if you did, this hould be on your list.”

Available for test rides and multi-day demos now!

2019 Yeti


WRC’s longstanding relationship with Yeti Cycles is a storied partnership based in one common pursuit: let’s ride!

  • Frame: TURQ Series carbon fiber frame, Switch Infinity suspension technology, press-fit BB92, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 148mm x 12mm BOOST dropouts, sealed Enduro Max pivot bearings, integrated derailleur hanger, and axle
  • Shock: Fox Factory DPX2, 130mm travel
  • Fork: Fox Factory 36, 150mm travel
  • Wheels: DT Swiss M1900
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.5 front, Maxxis Aggressor 29x2.3 rear
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XO1 Eagle
  • Brakes: Shimano XT two-piston hydraulic
  • Dropper post: Fox Transfer
  • Weight: 28.9 lbs
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