Yeti SB140

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Yeti SB140. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • The Yeti SB140 is available in five sizes. It fits riders 4'11 to 6'7".
  • The Switch Infinity suspension offers 140 mm of travel in the rear. It is supportive. Bottom-outs are rare.
  • The SB140 is lighter than other bikes in its category.
  • The steep 77° effective seat tube angle and long reach place riders in a favorable climbing position.
  • The seat tube is short. This allows riders to use a longer dropper post on the bike.
  • There is room for a water bottle in the frame triangle on every size.
  • Internally routed cables give the bike a tidy appearance.
  • The cables are routed through sleeves in the frame. These make it easy to install cables.
  • Yeti offer builds with SRAM or Shimano groupsets. This allows riders to find a bike that suits their componentry preferences.
  • 170 mm cranks are shorter than the cranks on some competitors. This reduces the frequency of pedal strikes.
  • Wide 780 mm handlebars paired with a 50 mm stem place riders in a forward stance that encourages an active riding position as they maneuver the SB140.
  • Frame protection is included on the chainstay, seat-stay and downtube.
  • The Maxxis Minion DHF tire up front provides riders with excellent traction.
  • The WTB saddle is comfortable.
  • The SB140's frame comes with a lifetime warranty.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Maxxis Rekon tire in the rear is low profile and sluggish. Experts would suggest swapping it for a faster rolling, knobbier tire.
  • Experts agree the SRAM G2 brakes are underpowered for heavier riders. They suggest adding larger rotors and upgrading to SRAM Code brakes.
  • Cable rattle was an annoyance, according to some testers.

Bottom line

The Yeti SB140 is an all-mountain bike that can conquer trail obstacles including roots, rocks and drops. It excels on enduro trails. It has 140 mm travel in the rear and 160 mm upfront. The Switch Infinity suspension setup is stable and supportive. The bars are wide for greater stability and control. There is room for a water bottle in the frame and the cables are internally routed. Some found they still rattled, despite being in sleeves. The stock SRAM G2 brakes are underpowered, according to some experts. Most experts agree that the Maxxis Rekon is a poor choice for a rear tire and suggested swapping it out.

Expert Reviews

80/100 based on 1 rated expert review

2020 Yeti SB140 T2

The last bike in Yeti’s lineup to receive their latest and greatest tech is a mid-travel ripper. The 27.5-inch SB140 brings more capability to the table and replaces the SB5.

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2020 Yeti SB140 Demo Review | Could This Be My Next MTB

I am definitely sold on this bike.

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MTB yumyum

Yeti SB140 Test Ride & Review

We are out here on the brand new Yeti SB140. What a cool bike! Man, the geometry is incredible on this bike.

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Yeti SB140 First Ride Review

The SB140 has — no prizes for guessing this — 140mm of rear wheel travel that’s teamed with a 160mm travel Fox 36 fork in all models.

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BIKE Magazine

Bible Review: Yeti SB140 T2 Turq

The SB140 is sort of like those people who brands like Jose Cuervo hire to travel around the country instigating a good time—it’s a professional partier.

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[First Ride] The New Yeti SB140

Even if the SB140 can be put in the “trail bike” category, we must not forget that its aggressive geometry still requires a well-set riding position over the front of the bike, otherwise it is easy to lose direction and control.

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Review: Yeti SB140 Long-Term Review

Perhaps the most playful bike in the Yeti stable, the SB140 was the final installment in a busy launch cycle that saw the Colorado-based company unveil five new trail tamers over the span of 16 months between April 2018 and August 2019.

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Gear Junkie

Yeti SB140 Review: The SB5 Grows Up and Is Ready to Rip

The Yeti SB140 fills a niche as a well-rounded 27.5-inch bike that can do it all with a penchant for downhill.

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Review: Yeti SB140 – Little Wheels & Lots of Fun

With their new SB140 bike, Yeti banked on the fact that there are still plenty of people out there who don’t want to ride a 29er but still want a new bike with modern geometry.

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Yeti’s SB140 Plays the Hardest

The SB140 is a trail bike with 27.5-inch wheels that feels more playful and just as capable as anything else out there.

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Men's Journal

The New Yeti SB140 Is a Trail Machine That’s Built to Rip

If your ideal day on a bike involves picking through rock gardens to find your own line, sprinting up singletrack and rallying back down in hot pursuit of your friends and an animated round of high fives at the end of the day, Yeti just made a bike for you.

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This rig will go anywhere you point it, it pedals amazingly and if you want a mountain bike with no other motive or purpose other than to put a smile on your dial, then this is it. To make it simple people, go get yourself an SB140, you won’t regret it.

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ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Yeti SB140 T2 in Review – Work Hard, Play Hard!

On their webpage, Yeti group their bikes into two categories: RIP and RACE. With its small 27.5” wheels, the SB140 falls into the RIP category and was designed expressly for top riding fun.

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