Yeti SB 5.5
The SB5.5 is slowly taking over as the most popular bike in Yeti’s lineup. The combination of big wheels, aggressive tires, capable suspension, and refined geometry leave little left to wish for. On paper, this bike looks big and intimidating - but on the trail, it’s an absolute joy.
- 140mm (5.3") Switch Infinity™ suspension
- 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
- 15mm x 110mm thru-axle fork
- 2.4” max tire size - not Plus compatible
- 29" wheels
- Carbon and Turq series frame options (mid and hi modulus carbon)
- Integrated Headset
- ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
- Sizes: M, L, XL
- Press Fit Bottom Bracket
|MD||5’7" - 5’11"|
|LG||5’11" - 6’3"|
|XL||6’3" - 6'6"|
The first question everyone has when they look at the SB5.5 is: How does it climb? It’s clear that his thing goes down hill like a beast, but how does it go up? For what it is - it climbs wonderfully. The Switch Infinity provides a ton of traction and bump compliance, while sitting just high enough in the travel to avoid most pedal strikes. Rougher climbs are best approached with compression damping at a minimum, but longer smoother slogs can benefit from a flip of the blue lever. Downhill? Well, you can imagine.. This thing is like a freight train. Once the big wheels get going, they roll anywhere you want to point them. Speed and momentum build quickly, and you’ll go from fast to terrifyingly fast in the blink of an eye. Even with all this potential for speed, the geometry of the 5.5 doesn’t force you to pick the straightest line. It’s quick, nimble, and changes direction surprisingly well. The drawbacks to a bike like this are few, if any and we’ll see more and more riders making the switch to a bike like the 5.5.
With the exception of XC racing - this bike does everything amazingly well.
New for 2018 the Black and blue paint scheme looks amazing!
the 5.5 stands for five-and-a-half inches of rear wheel travel
160mm of travel up front - should be enouch to get you out of trouble.
Color-matched fork decals keep a consistent aesthetic.
Yeti endorses the reduction of fork travel from 160mm down to 150mm to suit rider preference.
The new DPX2 rear shock is just the ticket for this mean machine.
Yeti's Switch Infinity system is the heart and soul of this ride.
a 12-speed drivetrain, with 500% range means you'll never run out of gears.
DT 350 hubs laced with j-bend spokes to XM481 rims makes for the ideal wheelset on this bike. Want lighter? Upgrade to the XMC1200 Carbon wheel.
Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.5" front tire.
The aptly named aggressor our back. Fast and nasty.
This unique tread pattern works amazingly well. Bigger isn't always better!
Guide RSC Brakes and Ergon GA1 Grips
The Fox Transfer dropper post will never let you down - unless you want it to.
Four-Pison brakes for moto-style stopping power.
The cockpit comes stocked with 800mm carbon handlebars on this X01 bike.
Come grab one of our demo bikes, and see for yourself.
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