WesBwrote a review of Yeti Cycles SB5 Plus Turq X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2017 on November 29, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to spend some time on this bike in Moab and I must say I was very impressed! I've always been a 29r guy so was a little apprehensive at trying out yet another 27.5 bike that would be disappointing. Im really glad I did. My initial impressions of this bike are as follow:
Climbing- living in Utah its very important to have a bike that climbs very well. I was able to do several 20+ minute climbs with it and the bike felt great. Even though it is a slacker headtube than traditional 29rs bikes that I have been used to the bike never felt sluggish and I got absolutely no pedal bob from it. Overall one of the best climbers Ive been on.
Descending- the bike really descended hard and fast and i always felt in control going down. I found it to be very maneuverable in fast descents and extremely easy to pick lines.
Handling- Being a 27.5+ I was expecting a more sluggish feel but never experienced it. I found the bike to be very agile and flickible on the trail and was able to hit corners hard and fast with zero flex.
Over all this bike has me rethinking the direction I want to go for 2017. Ive never owned a 27.5+ before but Im pretty sure this will be my next bike. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.
If you have questions with the bike or ride quality fell free to reach out to me direct. Im always happy to help!
Wes Branham-Account Manager- Bike