Yeti has finally unveiled the long-awaited SB6C, the bike that Graves took the top step of the podium at Whistler EWS.
Yeti SB6C: the new enduro weapon
157mm of rear travel (6 “), a head angle of 65 ° and 73.5 ° seat angle The geometry is clearly built with an eye on the descent.
Despite how burly the frame is, it comes in at 5.73 lbs with shock. Pretty darn light.
The Infinity Switch system is pretty unique, It uses a pivot hardware system made in collaboration with Fox, who provides Kashima coating to the parts, for maximum smoothness. The slide efficiently replaces the old cam system which rotated on an eccentric.
From a maintenance standpoint, thanks to Fox’s high quality seals, the system requires minimal efforts to keep it running smoothly. The slide should be overhauled annually, like a shock absorber or of a fork. The very sheltered location helps the keep “switch infinity” away from mud and dust
Compared to a traditional pivot the benefit of the slide is twofold. On one hand you have a greater torsional rigidity, on the other hand it has less bearings. The duration of the slide is in fact higher than that of a conventional bearing, which would generally be subject to high loads and small rotations which cause a premature wear.
The entire frame is made of carbon fiber, even the top-link. Despite the frame not having an attachment point for the front derailleur, it can accept one via a mounting plate that is supplied with the frame.
The frame is available in 3 colors.
The SB5 is a trailbike with 127mm of rear travel and 140mm up at the front, with 27.5″ wheels. The carbon frame comes with a Fox RP23 shock and Switch Infinity, weighs 5 lbs.
Even the AS-RC, carbon bike with 100mm-120mm travel and 27.5 “or 29” wheels depending on the size, we recently talked about here
575, 305 e ARC
Unchanged however, the 575, the 305 and the ARC are still going strong.