Yeti SB150

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30.58, 30.8, 31.3, 31.58, 31.83 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Yeti SB150. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

19 reasons to buy

  • The Yeti SB150 is a long, aggressive enduro trail bike for riders that want to race.
  • The bike utilizes Yeti’s Switch Infinity suspension. This suspension setup provides riders with an efficient pedaling platform for climbing.
  • The Yeti SB150 provides a plush ride over obstacles at top speeds on the descents with its Switch Infinity suspension and wide Maxxis tires.
  • According to experts, the bike’s stiff carbon frame and firm pedaling platform make it rare that they need to lock out the shock on climbs.
  • The Maxxis Minion tires provide riders with excellent traction on a variety of off-road terrain, including wet trails.
  • There is plenty of clearance for mud around the 2.5" tires on the SB150, according to experts.
  • The SB150 is a confident descender with its long wheelbase, steep seat tube angle and slack head tube angle paired with Switch Infinity suspension and 29" wheels.
  • The low stack height and steep seat tube angle place riders in a comfortable riding position for climbs and descents.
  • There is a rubber protector on the downtube that prevents damage from obstacles and trail debris the SB150 may come in contact with.
  • Experts agree the FOX fork and shock are both easy for users to dial.
  • Experts agreed that there was rarely pedal bob or kickback when climbing on the bike.
  • Experts state the Yeti SB150’s geometry provides them with a stable, planted ride through corners.
  • Experts agree the long wheelbase and 29" wheels allow riders to smoothly maneuver over obstacles that once were intimidating.
  • Yeti internally routes cables through molded tubes in the frame. This prevents cables from rattling during rides.
  • Yeti provides riders with a lifetime warranty on the bike’s frame.
  • Riders can fit a water bottle on the Yeti SB150.
  • The SRAM Code RSC brakes are very responsive and have great stopping power on the SB150.
  • The Ergon grips are comfortable on the bike, according to one expert.
  • The bike is available in two attractive colors: turquoise and orange.

3 reasons not to buy

  • This bike is expensive.
  • The Yeti SB150 may feel sluggish at slow speeds with its long wheelbase.
  • The bike is not plus-tire compatible.

Bottom line

The Yeti SB150 is an enduro race machine. Experts describe it as a fast descender and capable climber. The bike’s Switch Infinity suspension provides comfort and control to riders over obstacles. The bike has responsive SRAM Code RSC brakes. Experts found the bike to be sluggish at slow speeds. The price of the Yeti SB150 is higher than other bikes in its category.

Expert Reviews

93/100 based on 4 expert reviews
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2019 Yeti SB150 TURQ X01 Eagle Race

Added progression in both the suspension department and on the geometry front make Yeti’s new SB150 enduro bike built to charge. It features some clever engineering and ultra-clean lines.

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Mountain Bike Rider

Yeti SB150 T-Series XO1 Review

Perfectly proportioned and with superbly balanced suspension, the Yeti SB150 will appeal to a new tribe of Yeti fans, not just the traditionalists.

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Yeti SB150 Review

The Yeti SB150 is the Golden, Colorado-based bike maker’s latest enduro-shred ready machine that attempts to address any shortcomings of its previous longer travel bikes (read: primarily space for a water bottle).

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Yeti SB150 TURQ Series X01 Eagle Review

That massive reach and short-offset fork give outrageous amounts of confidence when you’re riding flat out or pushing hard into normally harrowing corners or tech sections.

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Bike Magazine

Bible Review: Yeti SB150 X01 Turq

A steep seat tube angle and Yeti’s remarkably effective Switch Infinity system combine to make the SB150 shockingly efficient under pedaling forces.

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