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Yeti Cycles SB5 Turq XT Complete Mountain Bike - 2018

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All-Day, Any-Trail Performance.

Big backcountry rides are our idea of a fun day out on a bike. Key to your amount of enjoyment on that ride, is the kind of bike you're on. No need to lug a heavy inefficient bike up long climbs but we also want a bike that lets up rip on the way back down. Of all the bikes we have in our lineup, the Yeti's SB5 TURQ Carbon XT Complete Mountain Bike one of our favorite tools for the job. The lightweight TURQ frame, quality Shimano build, and Switch Infinity suspension design builds a bike ready to tackle any trail and promise zero buyer's remorse.

The SB5 is the mountain biker's mountain bike. Known for its versatility, the bike can handle a wide variety of trails and rarely would you ever have a bike capable enough to tackle an enduro and an XC race. Not only does it do both quite well, it even excels better then some machines built specifically for each discipline. The 66.5-degrees headtube angle lets you pick a line for the steep stuff going down and will confidently guide you through some things you would second guess on other bikes. Climbing up rocky, ledge trails isn't a task, it's a treat. Put the power down and let the excellent suspension claw its way up while your buddies are off their bikes and walking. The 73.6-degrees seat tube angle encourages a powerful pedaling position for cleaning impossible lines and puts your weight right where it needs to be. When all you have is a horizon line on the trail, drop the FOX Transfer post and trust this Yeti to get you out of the tightest of situations.

Boost spacing helps stiffen up the rear end so the suspension is better able to do its job and no power is lost to a flexy rear end. It also allows the chainstays to be placed a little further apart so additional room for bigger tires and mud is available. Stays can be chopped to shorten lengths with the new found space and in combination with the longer reach a wheelbase, you get a bike that can handle high-speed chunder and still thread the needle through a grove of aspens. Balance and versatility defined.

The only thing we can fault about Switch Infinity is that since Yeti owns the patent, no one else gets to use it. It utilizes a patented translating pivot that automatically switches direction as the bike moves through its travel. This provides excellent anti-squat characteristics for superior pedaling performance and ideal suspension characteristics as it gets deeper into the travel. Inside are a pair of greased bushings that slide up and down on two Kashima coated rails offering a more linear leverage ratio. Simply put the suspension provides plenty of support for efficient pedaling and climbing, but maintains a bottomless feel as you get deeper into the travel. Here again is that versatility and balance.

The SB5 was retooled to use a FOX DPS metric shock featuring an exclusive air volume configuration and tune. Working perfectly with Switch Infinity, this results in better mid-stroke compression and small bump sensitivity providing a wider range of riders with a custom feel. A FOX Factory 34 offers 150mm of plush travel and stays on track through the roughest lines. Shimano's XT drivetrain is precise and durable and has plenty of range for long days. Shimano brakes are the standard to which all other brakes are judged offering tons of modulation and stopping power. The Maxxis Ardent tires are some of the best all-condition tires we have run. A fast rolling 2.25in. rear pairs with the wider 2.4in. front for maximum traction and rolling efficiency.

This frame is constructed from Yeti's TURQ carbon fiber which offers maximum durability and stiffness as the standard carbon but sheds about 3/4 pounds for climbing efficiency. The lay-up techniques of bonding around a mold while curing with minimal resin pooling reduces weight and increases strength in joints without excess material being added. The TURQ carbon frame is the best frame Yeti knows how to construct and it encourages us to push it a little harder knowing that.

  • Yeti's SB5 Turq is a high performance all mountain frame
  • Switch Infinity and custom shock tune offer an excellent ride
  • Shimano's XT group adds a wide 11-speed range
  • FOX suspension smooths the trails

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
TURQ Carbon
Suspension:
Switch Infinity
Rear Shock:
FOX Factory DPS
Rear Travel:
127mm
Fork:
FOX Factory 34
Front Travel:
150mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 40 ZS
Shifters:
Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano XT
ISCG Tabs:
ISCG-05
Crankset:
Race Face Turbine 30t
Bottom Bracket:
Race Face BB92
Cassette:
Shimano XT 11-46t
Chain:
Shimano SLX
Brakeset:
Shimano XT
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
[front] 180mm, [rear] 160mm
Handlebar:
Yeti Carbon
Handlebar Rise:
20mm
Handlebar Sweep:
9-degree
Handlebar Width:
750mm
Grips:
Ergon GA2
Stem:
Race Race Turbine
Stem Length:
50mm
Saddle:
WTB custom
Seatpost:
FOX Transfer
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9mm
Seat Collar:
35.0mm
Wheelset:
[rims] XM421
Hubs:
[hubs] DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm thru-axle
Tires:
Maxxis Ardent EXO/TR
Tire Size:
[front] 27.5 x 2.4in., [rear] 27.5 x 2.24in.
Pedals:
not included
Claimed Weight:
12430g
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

sizing chart

SB5 size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Yeti Cycles

Geometry Chart

 

SB5
150mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
XS 15in 21.7in 23in 15in 26.3in 3.9in 66.5° 73.7° 13.3in 17.2in 43.9in
S 16.5in 22.8in 23.6in 15.8in 26.9in 4.6in 66.5° 73.7° 13.3in 17.2in 45in
M 17.5in 23.7in 24in 16.7in 28.5in 5in 66.5° 73.6° 13.3in 17.2in 46in
L 19in 24.8in 24.6in 17.5in 29in 5.7in 66.5° 73.5° 13.3in 17.2in 47in
XL 20.5in 25.7in 25.4in 18.2in 29.5in 6.5in 66.5° 73.5° 13.3in 17.2in 48.1in

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