Why We Like The SB115 C2 GX Eagle Mountain Bike
Built with trans-XC style racing in mind, the SB115 pedals like a cross-country bike while offering a bit more comfort and capability when the trail gets rowdy. This makes it an ideal bike for multi-stage multi-day races, or just a lightweight trail bike that can be pedaled all day without zapping all of our energy.
The SB115 shares the same front and rear triangles as the SB100 but uses a revised Switch Infinity link and a longer-stroke rear shock to gain its extra travel. This means the geometry is similar to the SB100, with the head angle slackening ever-so-slightly from 67.8 to 67.5-degrees. The reach is a modest 450mm on a size large, with a 74-degree seat tube angle. On paper, these numbers might look a bit conservative, but that's right in line with the goal of this bike—to keep things lively and agile, encouraging quick accelerations and responsive handling on tight, technical racecourses. After all, when you're trying to cover ground as quickly as possible, a long, slacked-out trail bike is probably not the best tool for the job.
Like their other bikes, the SB115 uses Yeti's patented Switch Infinity suspension design. The Switch Link acts as a translating pivot, providing higher anti-squat in the initial travel for class-leading pedaling performance, then moving to a suppler feel as you get deeper into the travel for excellent bump absorption and traction. This particular bike uses Yeti's C-series carbon, offering the same ride quality as their top-level TURQ frames but at a considerably lower price. This comes with a 225g weight penalty, but most riders probably wouldn't notice the difference on the trail. For good measure, the frame is backed by a lifetime warranty so you can charge the trails with absolute confidence.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Short-travel bike for marathon XC and trail riding
- 115mm of Switch Infinity travel paired with a 130mm FOX fork
- Suspension is highly efficient with excellent bump-absorption
- Geometry strikes a great balance between stability and agility
- C-series carbon construction rides like TURQ but costs less
- Low BB height offers a confident, "in the bike" feel on descents
- GX Eagle shifts great and has enough range for any terrain
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