Why We Like The SB140 Carbon C2 GX Eagle AXS Mountain Bike
Whether we're looking for a light-weight enduro bike or a heavy-duty trail bike the upgraded Yeti SB140 Carbon C2 GX Eagle AXS Mountain Bike has answers for any kind of riding. The carbon frame layup is hooked up to Yeti's infinity link which offers supreme pedaling performance and a bottomless feel on the descents. 140mm of rear travel helps soak up the huck-to-flats we love and the hard-charging we do in our backyard mountains. Yeti designed the SB140 to go fast where it counts and keep it light-hearted when the trail gets a bit scary.
Designed from the ground up for trails that favor the descents over the climbs this version of the SB140 receives modern lower, slacker, longer geo found everywhere these days. The 140mm of rear suspension happily gets us through an enduro stage race on Saturday and a long ride with our friends on a Sunday morning. We use the slacked out 65.4-degree head-tube angle to get over obstacles while the 27.5in wheels have us playfully getting through chunder and obstacle-filled trail. The wheelbase on the SB140 is categorically long for a 140mm trail/enduro bike, with a medium getting 1203mm of high-speed stability-inducing ride characteristics.
The big upgrade on the bike comes in the form of the all-electronic GX AXS shifting. Made from the same DNA as electronic shifting found on the higher level SRAM AXS drivetrains the GX AXS drivetrain doesn't sacrifice any reliability or durability. Electronic shifting means fewer wires, less fuss, and perfect shifts every time we hit the button... as long as our batteries are charged. The bike comes stock with smooth-rolling DT Swiss wheels and is supported by Fox Suspension front, rear, and even in the linkage. Infinity link suspension introduces a large leverage curve 40% into the shock travel, allowing for unbeatable ride characteristics while descending.
Equipped out of the box with a dropper, wide bars, and 4-piston hydraulic brakes the Yeti SB140 means business. We're not finding ourselves needing to change a thing about the ride, just our riding style to take full advantage of the geometry and playful 27.5in wheels. Maxxis rubber takes on rolling duties with a hyper-aggressive DHR in the front and fast-rolling Rekon in the rear. Both tires come tubeless right out of the box which means we don't be needing to fuss with tubeless sealant and compressors before our very first ride. The SB140 is a fun-loving machine that knows how to get down the mountain when the time counts.
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.
- Enduro and trail-focused bike when fun 27.5in wheels
- C-series level carbon offers lightweight and premium ride qualities
- Infinity Link suspension features an aggressive deep stroke leverage curve
- SRAM GX AXS introduces electronic wireless shifting with tons of range
- Fox suspension supports a lifetime of big hit riding
- Maxxis rubber grips down and gets through rough trail
- Well-specced components for a lively ride and confidence in the tech