Yeti's long-legged SB-95 is the 29er you've been waiting for. With five inches of travel combined with a dialed geometry, this rig fully embodies the soul of a classic Yeti trail bike. Climbing up or bombing down, Yeti's revolutionary Switch technology uses the first part of its rear travel for small bumps, then swallows big hits as you open it up in burlier terrain. Beyond sucking up the bumps, it's completely independent of pedaling forces, braking action, or rider movement, so it climbs like an XC racer, and rips down like an enduro bike. The whole system is fully sealed and uses oversize Enduro Max bearings for longevity. Other frame details include a tapered head tube, a through-axle rear end, and routing for a dropper post. This build dares you to go big with a 130mm RockShox fork, burly Sun wheels and a SRAM X7/X9 drivetrain.
|Fork||RockShox Revelation RL, 130mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Adjust, 120mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Sun Black Flag Comp|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM, 10-speed|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 5|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 5 disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
* Subject to change without notice.