THIRTY LEGENDARY YEARS
Mountain biking’s most iconic brand turns thirty this year and it’s certainly not slowing down any time soon. If proof were needed Jared Graves has followed up his DH World Championship podium on the SB66 with an overall win in the Enduro World Series on the brand new SB6C.
Building on the killer combination of powerful pedalling yet plush ride of the original Switch suspension system, Fox Shox co-developed Switch Infinity is lighter, even more effective yet easier to tune. Neatly mounted in the belly of the new lightweight SB5C and SB6C frames it hasn’t just smashed the world’s most demanding multi skill races, it’s also picked up fantastic reviews all around the world.
Flat out fast XC and Trail riders who don’t want to compromise maximum control geometry will find exactly what they want in the flowing curves and signature loop stay rear end of the new 102mm travel ASRC. Yeti haven’t just optimised the carbon link suspension with Fox Shox they’ve also used size specific wheels for the perfect handling balance. XS and S bikes charge hard on 27.5in wheels while the M, L and XL versions get maximum smoothness 29er hoops to float you further and faster than you thought possible.
The rest of Yeti’s truly mountain bred family don’t just fill the gaps but create category benchmark rides all across the off road spectrum. The hooped stays of the ARC Carbon echo the iconic back end of Yeti’s original FRO frame but deliver a totally state of the art race or trail performance. At the other end of the chaos scale the aptly named 303 World Cup continues to crush the world’s gnarliest trails in the way that took it to a Junior DH Gold medal in South Africa.
SB75 and SB95 continue to fly up and float down the most technical trails all day long on the original Switch suspension system. If you fancy getting onto a truly classic Yeti at a surprisingly affordable price then the latest 575 is perfect. A 27.5in wheel refresh of the evergreen flex stay and swing link simplicity of Yeti’s longest loved trail bike, complete with ISCG and Stealth dropper post compatibility.
In other words, after 30 legendary years there’s never been a better time to get a Yeti into your life.