Yeti Cycles releases all-new SB165

Yeti Cycles has launched its latest model, the 27.5″ SB165 complete with new progressive geometry and all-new kinematics.

With 165mm of suspension in the rear and 180mm FOX Factory Grip 2 damper up front, the SB165 is the slackest sled in Yeti’s line. The progressive geometry features a longer reach, steeper seat angle (77 degrees) and a slacker head angle (63.5 degrees) combined with a shorter offset fork.

Tuned for a coil or high-volume air shock, the SB165 is the most progressive bike in the brand’s line up.

Peter Zawistowski, Director of Engineering at Yeti, said: “The Switch Infinity platform provides us with the ability to maniuplate the bike’s kinematics and tune leverage reates within a wide range, while maintaining the same proven anti-squat properties.

“At 27.5%, the SB165 leverage rate is the most progressive in the line, optimised for the linear spring rates of a coil or high-volume air shock.”

The SB165 T2, Yeti’s most popular kit, is spec’d for steep descents and technical, big consequence riding, equipped with: 200mm rotors and SRAM Code RSC brakes, custom DT Swiss EX 1700 wheels are stiff and durable, and the OneUp Bash Guide keeps it all together in rough terrain.

The bike also has water bottle brackets in the main frame, internal routing and an optional shuttle protector. The SB165 is available in small, medium and large in two colourways; turquoise and RAW.

The Yeti SB165 will be available in August and will be on show at the NEC Cycle Show 12-15 September. Find out more by contacting your Silverfish UK Area Sales Manager, calling 01752 843882 or by email at

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