Robert Jensenwrote a review of Yeti Cycles SB100 Turq Beti Mountain Bike Frame on March 9, 2020
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Now I didn't ride the Beti version but I did ride the SB100
XC bikes are not my thing so I had no problem with taking the Yeti SB100 out for a weekend of tech climbing, loam carving in the trees with a little rock garden smashing thrown in.
I don't feel the SB100 is a true XC bike, I think it's built for someone who likes to go out and have a great time ripping it up no matter the terrain. Sure you probably don't want to enter the local enduro, but you could!
The Version I got to ride in our demo fleet was a Large ( a bit big for me i'm a medium in Yeti) with AXS X01 Eagle, Factory shock, I9 Hydra 310 Carbon wheels and a Helm Fork, yeah I did feel a bit spoiled!
I really enjoyed the bike and also had the Pivot Trail 429 at the same time. The Yeti was able to make me feel almost invincible on the tech climbs, maybe that was Hydra help who knows. I was punching it up everything I could find and just generally ripping and pedaling as hard as I could. It just never felt like I was going fast enough, now granted I was flying (for me) and pushing it everywhere I could. Not once did this bike ever let me down. I would say the only negative thing in my opinion is that it just didn't feel as light and playful as the other bikes that I've ridden in the same class. Now it's not a weight thing as I've weighed each one and the Yeti was a touch lighter, so maybe it was the size. Take all this with a grain of salt as ALL the bikes are really good and it's not like you can pick a bad one anyway.
If you really want to narrow it down, buy the bike that looks like you want to go out and ride it!
What's that you say, you don't want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll check the demo tour in your area and we'll get you out on one.
Begs you to go faster
Feels like it has more travel than it does
More tire clearance would love to fit a 2.6"
Feels heavy (it's not)
High Speed corner exits (probably due to the frame size)
5'9" 32" Inseam / 180 lbs.
Sag 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing)
Turq X01 AXS w/ Factory shock size Large
Upgraded Cane Creek Helm 120 fork
Upgraded SDG Radar Saddle
Upgraded I9 Enduro 310 Carbon Hydra wheels
Pedals: Deity TMAC