Where is the Yeti SB150? We got this question all the time after publishing our big enduro bike group test in February last year. Yeti wasn’t able to supply us with a test bike at the time but now we’ve got one and we were just as excited as our readers to find out how it would fare against such a strong field.
Yeti SB150 T2 | 170/150 mm | 14.56 kg | € 8,490
When Yeti introduced the SB150, it sent shockwaves through the brand’s loyal fanbase. Some cheered, happy they would finally be able to mount a water bottle in the front triangle, others were sad to see the organic, curved shapes of the previous models like the SB5.5 go. What has remained is the Switch Infinity link. The main pivot of the linkage slides up and down on a set of rails as it goes through its travel, thereby creating a virtual pivot point. As with all of Yeti’s bikes, the SB150 is available in their trademark turquoise, but you can also get it in a more subtle grey. Yeti offer the frame in two different grades of carbon fibre – besides the difference in price and weight, the frames are identical. The componentry of the € 8,490 bike is well thought-out and functional. You get a 150 mm dropper post on the size M and a 175 mm on the size L – very nice! There is nothing to fault regarding the FOX factory suspension, SRAM CODE RSC brakes and X01 Eagle drivetrain either, though we would have preferred a bigger 200 mm rotor on the back.