Kyle Hickeywrote a review of Yeti Cycles SB5.5 T-Series GX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 on November 20, 2018
Have to ever wanted the high-end carbon layup but with the work horse GX Eagle group-set? This bike is unique because it combines these two features.
I'm 6'0" and went with a large, the fit is just about perfect for me. The SB5.5 was my first Yeti and it will certainly not be my last. The bike has a suppleness when climbing that is hard to explain. The only way I can think of describing it is that the rear wheel seems to find contact with the back side of bumps and maintains contact with ground. This allows for amazing rear wheel traction when things get loose/chunky. I almost always climb with the DPX2 shock wide open because I feel the bike doesn't need a pedal platform in the shock to stay supportive.
Once the bike is pointed downhill things get pretty exciting - The switch infinity likes to be run pretty deep in it's travel. I set mine up with almost 40% sag. The amazing part of this is that I use all the travel regularly but there is absolutely ZERO feeling of the bike bottoming out.
I ride this bike everywhere from casual lunch laps to testing myself on Enduro stages. Overall this bikes make me want to ride more... it's that good!