Time To Play

Yeti’s Brand-New Mountain Bike Is So Much Fun

August 1, 2019 Sports and Outdoors By
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There are many mountain bikes on the market, and each has a personality and prowess. If you’re dropping $6,000 to $10,000 on a bike, you might wonder why you need to compromise and why there isn’t one bike that does everything well. We have great news for you: There is. From technical hill climbs to fast, high-stakes descents, Yeti’s SB140 might be the most playful bike you can buy. The trail/enduro bike will have you laughing out loud while crushing the ups and the downs.

The SB140, which comes in five builds (XS to XL), plus a frame-only option, uses Yeti’s tried-and-true Switch Infinity slider, which looks like a mini-shock built into the frame. It makes the bike feel like its suspension is infinite, even when you’re pushing past the edges of your comfort zone.

And this bike will take you places you didn’t think you could go. Yeti incorporated the kinematics of its 29-inch wheel SB130 and SB150 bikes, released last year. The SB140 has a longer reach, a steep 77-degree seat tube angle and slack 65-degree head angle. In layman’s terms, that translates to stability on the trail, razor-sharp steering, more standover height — plus room for a water bottle.

The bike is spec’d with a Fox Performance or Fox Factory DPX2 shock, depending on the build, and 160 mm reduced offset Fox Performance or Factory 36 fork. The fork is a step stiffer and burlier than the fork spec’d on the bike this one replaces, the SB5. The SB140 also comes with a dependable Fox Transfer dropper post with a Race Face lever that won’t crimp your cables. All Yeti builds come with a lifetime frame warranty. Shop the new bike today.

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