Yeti SB100

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26.4, 26.62, 27.12, 28.41, 28.66 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Yeti SB100. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

17 reasons to buy

  • The Yeti SB100 is a short travel bike with a smooth, attractive appearance.
  • The bike has 100mm of travel in the rear and 120mm of travel upfront.
  • The Switch Infinity suspension system is tucked behind the bottom bracket, giving riders room for a water bottle.
  • A splash cover protects the suspension from mud, dirt and water on the SB100.
  • The 44mm fork offset allows riders to track well through corners. It prevents the bike from having a floppy front wheel.
  • A stick-on rock guard protects the downtube from becoming damaged by trail debris.
  • Test riders describe the bike as direct and precise on a variety of trails. It goes wherever one guides it.
  • The Yeti SB100’s stiff carbon frame provides efficient power transfer to riders as they pedal. The bike accelerates with ease.
  • The bike climbs well. Testers found it capable of ascending technical and steep terrain.
  • ODI grips and a WTB Volt saddle are fine features that make the Yeti SB100 comfortable for long days in the saddle.
  • The bike is lightweight, allowing the bike to be both lively and quick when descending.
  • The Yeti SB100 is available in a women’s specific model called the Beti. The Beti’s shock is tuned for lighter riders, has shorter cranks and a women-specific saddle.
  • Experts found the internally routed cables quiet on the bike.
  • 180mm brake rotors, combined with SRAM or Shimano brakes, engage on-demand and provide excellent stopping power.
  • The bike is available in four sizes. Builds are available for riders 5’1” to 6’7”.
  • With a shorter seat post, experts were pleased to find they could easily run a longer dropper post. Riders will find Fox dropper posts on each build of the SB100.
  • A Maxxis Minion DHF tire paired with a Maxxis Aggressor in the rear provides riders with traction on a variety of trails.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Experts agree the bike is expensive.
  • Testers found riding the SB100 could lead to hand fatigue on chattery descents.
  • The bike is very responsive. Experts warn it can be difficult to control at high speeds.

Bottom line

The Yeti SB100 is a light, fun and capable trail bike with a cross-country attitude. The bike’s Switch Infinity suspension allows riders to accelerate quickly and climb efficiently. With a carbon frame and quality SRAM or Shimano components, the bike is expensive but worth every penny, according to experts. The bike is not as smooth and forgiving as a longer travel bike, but it is every bit as capable of taking on climbs and descents.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 expert reviews
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Bike Perfect

Yeti SB100 T2 Tested

Yeti has had progressive geometry, short-travel bikes before but the SB100 gets a refined version of its control-multiplying twin-shaft Switch Infinity suspension system in a lifetime warrantied chassis. That inevitably adds weight over a pure racer, but the gravity and grin-gains far outweigh a few grams on the climbs.

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MTB yumyum

2019 Yeti SB100 Test Ride & Review

It is more stable at speed than most 100 mil. bikes that I’ve ridden.

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Bible Review: Yeti Beti SB100 X01 Race Turq

With the SB100, Yeti married its Switch Infinity suspension to a stiff carbon frame and a steep 74-degree seat tube angle to create a bike that doesn’t just climb uphill, but attacks ascents like it should come stock with a cape and an oxygen mask.

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2019 Yeti SB 100 Test Ride and Review The Ultimate Aggressive XC Mountain Bike?

So, the Yeti SB100 did not disappoint. With its Switch Infinity platform, obviously, it’s going to pedal really well and climb really well.

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MTB FlowRider

2019 Yeti SB100. Find Out About Yeti’s New Bike.

This bike has really impressed me on every level.

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Rankings

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#25 Best Mountain
Top 40%
#15 Best Trail
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#4 Best Yeti Bike
Bottom 40%
#122 Best of All Bikes
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