Yeti Cycles SB55 Carbon GX Complete Mountain Bike 2016

Yeti Cycles SB5.5 Carbon GX Complete Mountain Bike 2016

Unlike many of Yeti's Super Bikes that fall into their own specific category of use, the 2016 Yeti SB5. 5 Carbon GX Complete Mountain Bike defies any attempts at categorization to tackle watt heavy climbs, gnarly drops, and techy terrain alike. Featuring 140mm of rear travel and kitted out head to toe in smooth SRAM componentry, a dropper post, and DT Swiss hoops, this rig is ready to test the limits of what you though was possible.We've already seen Yeti impose its Super Bike philosophy on the wagon wheel category with the SB4. 5, but the SB5. 5's additional inch of rear travel rewards the more adventurous rider with a machine that flattens big hits with the same aggression that it cleans long climbs. By more adventurous, we don't mean plodding bikepacking trips with 70lb of gear lashed about your person and frame. We mean aggressive. Not afraid to take the steppier line. Testing bikes on terrain they may or may not be able to handle. Instead of more adventurous, some might write reckless. Whatever. We'll leave those people with their overly restrictive, discipline specific cycling while we take the SB5. 5 across all the ups, downs, ins, and outs of true all mountain riding.Yeti's Switch Infinity suspension is the lynchpin of the SB5. 5's seemingly limitless capabilities. Its linear travel hits the sweet spot of anti squat to keep pedaling sharp across rocky climbs, and it also erases the momentary harshness that its predecessor, the Switch Link design, would display when pushed to the absolute limit. Go ahead and ride the shock open it'll still claw up anything without sacrificing on big hits and deep rollovers.The key difference between Switch Infinity and the Switch Link design it replaced is that the older model exhibits a momentary harshness when rapidly successive hits kept it hovering above the 30% stroke point. To address this, Switch Infinity replaces the Link's sinuous travel arc with a linear plane of motion, so the eccentric link changes di...

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