Why We Like The Yeti SB140 T3 TLR X01 Eagle AXS 29in Mountain Bike
Settling into Yeti's line as their flagship mid-travel trail bike, the SB140 T3 TLR X01 Eagle AXS 29in Mountain Bike is among our top picks for capable trail bikes. 140mm of Switch Infinity rear travel can hang in the bike park and shines on the singletrack, generating lots of rear wheel traction that comes in handy on techy trails. Yeti's revised Switch Infinity link is reinforced throughout the system for added stability on the trail, plus it's now easier to maintain as well. 29in wheels front and rear carry their momentum up and over awkward rock steps and they hold speed on flatter trails. This Lunch Ride SB140 receives a few descent-oriented features including a 160mm travel fork, which brings the head tube angle to a slack 65 degrees for enhanced straight-lining stability. The supportive nature of the Switch Infinity rear linkage pairs well with the steep 77-degree seat tube angle for a comfortable, efficient feel while pedaling.
This T3 TLR build kicks things off with Yeti's TURQ layup, their lightest and stiffest carbon fiber construction. A hybrid SRAM XX1/X01 Eagle AXS drivetrain delivers instant electronic shifting that comes in clutch for last-second gear changes. The Fox Factory 36 GRIP2 fork provides 160mm of travel for handling big, repetitive hits on sustained descents, plus it has loads of fine-tuning adjustments. Thanks to Yeti's Lunch Ride treatment, the rear tire is an aggressive Maxxis Minion DHR II which pairs nicely with the burly SRAM Code RSC 4-piston brakes. The DT Swiss XM1700 alloy rims are perfect for this bike because they're super durable and vibration-damping. This SB140 build is a solid pick for a rider who wants one bike to do it all, or as a dedicated trail bike for a rider who already has a downhill or cross-country bike.
*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Mid-travel trail bike picks apart technical terrain with ease
- 140mm of Switch Infinity travel tracks predictably going up or down
- Fox Factory 36 GRIP2 160mm travel fork offers top-tier performance
- 29in wheels carry momentum over jagged rock ledges
- SRAM XX1/X01 Eagle AXS drivetrain offers a wide gear range
- DT Swiss XM1700 alloy wheels hold up and soften trail chatter
- SRAM UDH compatibility makes it easier to find replacement hangers
- TURQ carbon frame is strong, lightweight and reactive
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