Incoming: Yeti SB6c

"Incoming" is slightly misleading as we've actually had this review Yeti SB6c in our hot little hands for some time now (those following us on Instagram might be aware of this). But after a long winter, the increasingly warm weather tends to shift your focus from sitting in front of a laptop to getting out on the trails. So apologies all around for the delay in introducing you to this latest incarnation of Yeti's super bike... we've been too busy out riding it.

I'm not going to reveal our impressions here, now, you'll need to wait for a full review in a future issue of the magazine, but I will say the SB6c has been turning a lot of heads, and leaving more than a few with a tinge of envy... and it's not undeserved.

Fox takes care of receiving and returning out back.

A combination of internal routing and well considered external routing means there's plenty of options for tidy cable and hose organisation.. Plus it's also south paw friendly, which is always pleasing to see.

'Switch' technology delivered in part by two mini shocks from Fox.

The second iteration of Yeti's 'Switch' technology sees a shift from the old style eccentric pivot to a combination of linear movement (via the two mini shocks in the image above) and rotational movement (via a traditional pivot). This design has been in production, and in the market, for a few years now, is race proven, and from all accounts seems to be proving naysayers wrong by being reliable to boot.

Carbon, carbon, and more carbon.

Yeti have gone all in on carbon. Not only is the frame full carbon, but the SB series of bikes are now only available in carbon, there are no longer aluminium versions of these bikes being produced. All this carbon results in a bike that is respectably, but not crazy, light (about 13.1 kilos for this large with pedals).

Apparently the only regular maintenance that the mini 'Switch' shocks require is a good clean and the occasional greasing via the grease ports. 

Rockshox Pikes up front, say no more.

The cockpit (bars and stem) and the dropper post are provided by Thomson.

Carbon is stupid strong, but can still be wrecked by hard impacts and so it makes sense to protect any prone areas; surprisingly some brands still fail to address this on their bikes.

As I mentioned we'll have a review of the SB6c in issue 65 of the magazine. In the meantime if you want to learn more about the bike visit the Yeti website.