Spoke Magazine

Yeti SB95 – Long term test starts now (well maybe tomorrow)

Posted by Caleb Smith on Thursday April 26 2012

Look what showed up today! Spoke’s new long term test bike and it just so happens it’s for ME! Yes sir, that is an XL Yeti SB95 just waiting to be built up, but I need to chase up a few things first. I’m gonna be running the rear wheel with a 12 x 142mm setup, unlike the Niner which takes a Maxle, the Yeti uses the Shimano standard, so one of those is on the way.

There is well thought out cable routing for everything...

In case you’ve been living under a rock the SB95 is Yeti’s 29″ trail bike with 125mm of rear travel (via the Switch suspension system). With a fox 140mm fork it will feature a 67.6 head angle and a 13.5″ bottom bracket so it’s gonna be pretty damn choice and I’m going to be building it pretty burly, with a 50mm stem, 770 Havoc 35 bars and Haven Carbon wheels (I’m getting excited just typing this). I’ll be building it up over the next few days; hopefully by Monday this thing will be ready to roll and I’ll bring you a full rundown on the built bike then.

... and heaps of standover clearance!

Yeti bikes are available in New Zealand online at Yeti.co.nz

  • K Man

    Throwdown like Metta World Peace Caleb-teach that bike a lesson

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580623499 Dave Preece

    XL… Damn! I want to get my hands on that!

  • Mountainman

    Will it save your trumpet from being dented again on your next Nelson visit?? Take it down that trail and give us the test results…..comparing apples with apples and all that

    • http://www.spokemagazine.com Caleb Smith

      yeah i sure hope so, but i have vowed never to ride that tramping track again! cos its a tramping track, dont listen to what skoda says, its not good for bikes!!! haha

      • Richard Goldsbury

        Skoda always knows best! it is not just good for bikes, it is exceptionally good for bikes, Caleb is bad mouthing it to save it for himself! I’m sure he said the same about Te Iringa the first time he rode it, but now he talks the truth.

  • timjim

    So Monday afternoon ride then? We can swap bikes….

  • Onyabike Tez

    Mine showed up today too! Cant wait to get out there.

  • Emeterio

    Dude and the yeti sb66 long test ?? :D

    • Mike

      If you are interested in finding out more about the SB66, then check out the Yeti NZ importers website, http://www.yetinz.co.nz
      They have a programme called Yetin In Your Shed I think. They also do demo days around the country quite often.
      Ride one, you won’t be dissapointed!

    • mtb’aarrrgggghhhh!

      Hell yeah. A long term test on the sb66 would be fantastic.