The new Yeti SB130 is a trail bike with enduro attitude
Following in the tracks of the enduro-ready SB150, Yeti has released the SB130 trail bike. This new 29er shares many of the same elements as its longer-travel sibling in a well-rounded package that looks to be a riot on the trail.
65.5-degree head tube angle, 77-degree seat tube angle
Fits a water bottle inside the front triangle
Full carbon internal routing
Offered in small, medium, large and XL sizes
When in came time to replace the SB5.5, Yeti split this well-regarded 29er trail bike into two new models: the enduro-focused SB150 and the all-new SB130, which is designed to be a more well-rounded machine.
The SB130 fits squarely into the trail bike category. It comes equipped with a 150mm fork that’s backed up with 130mm of rear suspension supplied by Yeti’s Switch Infinity suspension system.
Frame geometry for this mid-travel machine is longer and slacker than many longer-travel enduro rigs currently on the market. The SB130 has a 65.5-degree head tube angle and a 77-degree seat tube angle. Reach numbers across the four-bike size range are quite long, approximately 40mm longer than comparable SB5.5 sizes.
Aside from the forward shock mount, the SB130 is nearly a dead ringer with the SB150Yeti Cycles
The familial resemblance between the SB150 and SB130 is very strong. Both models share many of the same linkage components, including the hinged shock extender that makes it easy to install or remove the shock, and frees up space to fit a water bottle inside the main frame.
The similarities to the SB150 don’t stop there, the SB130 follows suit with full tube-in-tube internal routing through the carbon frame, improved standover clearance, and a 31.6mm seat tube that’s better suited to longer-stroke droppers.
Compared to the SB5.5, the SB130 rear suspension is more progressive. The revised leverage ratio helps the SB130 handle big hits and gives riders the option to run a coil shock.
The SB130 is longer and slacker than many longer-travel enduro bikesYeti Cycles
Yeti SB130 pricing, availability and warranty
The SB130 is available at Yeti retailers now. The frame with Fox Float DPX2 shock retails for $3,500. Complete bikes range in price from $5,199 for the SRAM GX Eagle build to the range-topping $10,999 SRAM XX1 Eagle build. (UK and Australian pricing TBC.)
In addition to turquoise and black, Yeti is offering the SB130 in this new ‘Spruce’ colorwayYeti Cycles