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2016 Yeti Cycles SB5 Beti Mountain Bike Frame

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2016 Yeti Cycles SB5 Beti Mountain Bike Frame

 

Whether you’ve reached the logical conclusion of what your single-pivot bike can handle or stubbornly refuse to let your old trail frame retire, look to the Yeti SB5 Beti Carbon Mountain Bike Frame to answer your long list of demands for a new trail companion. Four years of tinkering, tweaking, and small changes have added up, resulting in a seriously impressive enduro-minded trail frame. With Switch Infinity suspension’s efficiency on your side, take the Beti SB5 onto classic desert slickrock, cleaning burly drops and big hits with prowess, then return home and dance along your favorite tacky singletrack with speed and precision. Then do it all again the next day.

The only differences you’ll see between the Beti and its male counterpart are lower standover height and a different colorway; Yeti knows better than to shrink-and-pink its hard-charging SB5 line, and instead strategically adapts it to smaller riders without compromising trail functionality. Lighter than most trail frames, the five pound, high-modulus carbon fiber SB5 Beti comes with an eager attitude and nearly limitless potential to accelerate up climbs. With thoughtful tube forming, a tapered head tube, and a 142mm rear thru-axle, claiming that it tracks true through rough terrain would be something of an understatement. Bikes like the SB6 may get more attention from the glossies, but for those of us who get our news straight from the trail itself, the SB5 is a proven all-mountain competitor that doesn’t compromise on any terrain or gradient.

In terms of suspension, Switch Infinity’s linear travel hits the sweet spot of anti-squat to keep pedaling sharp across rocky climbs and relentless small bumps. Deep in the stroke, the Switch Infinity slider works in conjunction with the upper pivot to produce a vertical wheel path that effortlessly flattens big, square-edged impacts. It also erases the momentary harshness that its predecessor, the Switch Link design, would display when pushed to the absolute limit.

Of course, most riders will never experience that dead spot on the Switch Link, but the SB5 isn’t for most riders. It’s for the all-mountain racer who demands that her machine devours terrain other riders would walk through with the same tenacity that it cleans long climbs — a rare breed in the enduro scene as a whole, but common enough in Yeti’s Tribe. It’s also easier to maintain than its predecessor, which is kinder to riders working at mastering at-home maintenance, one project at a time.

Clean tough lines with confidence on this aggressive frame

5in Switch Infinity suspension resets all-mountain expectations

Slacked-out geometry eager for gravity-inspired lines

Carbon construction and thru-axle rear for stiff efficiency

Custom frame protectors preserve that pretty paint job

Clearance for tires up to the new standard of 2.4in

Yeti’s Beti line skillfully accommodates smaller riders without a compromise in behavior

 

2016 Yeti Cycles SB5 Beti Mountain Bike Frame

Frame Material:

carbon fiber

Suspension:

Switch Infinity

Wheel Size:

27.5in

Rear Shock:

FOX Float Factory DPS

Rear Travel:

127mm

Headset Included:

no

Bottom Bracket Type:

PF30, 73mm shell

ISCG Tabs:

yes, ISCG 05

Cable Routing:

external, [dropper] stealth

Front Derailleur Mount:

direct-mount

Derailleur Pull:

top

Brake Type:

disc

Seatpost Diameter:

30.9 mm

Seat Collar:

35 mm

Rear Axle:

12 x 142mm thru-axle

Claimed Weight:

[frame and shock] 5.1 lb

Recommended Use:

trail, all-mountain, enduro

Manufacturer Warranty:

5 years limited

 

2016 Yeti Cycles SB5 Beti Mountain Bike Frame

GEOMETRY CHART

SB5C
140mm Travel Fork
  Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
XS 15in 21.6in 22.7in 14.6in 29.6in 3.7in 67o 72.75o 13.4in 17.4in 43.4in
S 16.5in 22.6in 23.3in 15.5in 29.7in 4.3in 67o 72.75o 13.4in 17.4in 44.4in
M 17.5in 23.6in 23.7in 16.3in 29.8in 4.8in 67o 72.75o 13.4in 17.4in 45.5in
L 19in 24.7in 24.4in 17.1in 30in 5.6in 67o 72.75o 13.4in 17.4in 46.6in
XL 20.5in 25.7in 25in 17.9in 30.5in 6.3in 67o 72.75o 13.4in 17.4in 47.6in
150mm Travel Fork
  Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
XS 15in 21.6in 22.7in 14.6in 29.6in 3.7in 66.8o 72.7o 13.4in 17.4in 43.4in
S 16.5in 22.6in 23.3in 15.5in 29.7in 4.3in 66.8o 72.6o 13.4in 17.4in 44.4in
M 17.5in 23.6in 23.7in 16.3in 29.8in 4.8in 66.8o 72.5o 13.4in 17.4in 45.5in
L 19in 24.7in 24.4in 17.1in 30in 5.6in 66.8o 72.5o 13.4in 17.4in 46.6in
XL 20.5in 25.7in 25in 17.9in 30.5in 6.3in 66.8o 72.5o 13.4in 17.4in 47.6in

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