Yeti Cycles has unveiled it’s fifth bike in just under a year, the SB140 trail bike, equipped with progressive geometry and revised kinematics.
The SB140 has a 65-degree head tube angle and 77-degree seat tube angle which, when coupled with new kinematics and a longer reach, provides a forward seated position ideal for climbing.
Situated squarely between two of Yeti’s most popular models, the SB5 and SB6, which will be discontinued for 2020 and the product line simplified in to two categories; bikes that race (SB100 and SB150) and bikes that ‘rip’ (SB130, SB140, and SB165).
All of Yeti’s models share the patented Switch Infinity suspension system, which allows its engineers to tailor the kinematics based on riding style. The 2020 bike line has more progressive leverage rate curves, giving the bikes enhanced pedalling characteristics, controlled mid-stroke and a ‘bottomless’ feel.
The Yeti Beti bike line will also not carry in to the brand’s 2020 offering.
Marketing Director, Kristi Jackson, explained: “Our decision to discontinue the line was driven by the women who work here. We want to create products that resonate with female riders.
“When launching the Beti bike line we had developed a custom rear shock tune to achieve better performance for lighter riders. After rounds of internal testing, we have found that the enhanced tunability of FOX’s current suspension means we can achieve the same ride performance across a wider weight range without a custom tune.”
The SB140 and all 2020 bikes are covered by Yeti’s Lifetime Warranty.