Yeti Cycles SB55 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike 2016

Yeti Cycles SB5.5 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike 2016

Though almost every other model in Yeti Cycles' Super Bike line falls into a very specific use category, our admittedly limited time aboard the brand new SB5. 5 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike has left us stumped. If you judge based on travel alone, surely the SB5. 5 is an aggressive trail and enduro sled. But the short stays and 29in wheels tell a different story, one that features big watts on long climbs. And then there's the surprisingly compact wheelbase, which lends the SB5. 5 a decidedly non 29er ability to dice techy terrain. All told, the SB5. 5 is an efficient cruise missile whose 140mm of rear travel drop in like a 140 kiloton enduro bomb that's been field tested by the likes of Yeti's all mountain bully, Mr. Rude himself. 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. Like the rest of Yeti's Super Bi...

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