The new Yeti SB130 is a trail bike with enduro attitude

Aggressive geometry in a shorter-travel package

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.

Yeti SB130 highlights

  • 150mm front travel, 130mm rear travel
  • Designed around 44mm offset forks
  • 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
  • Available now

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 SB150
Aside from the forward shock mount, the SB130 is nearly a dead ringer with the SB150

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 bikes
The SB130 is longer and slacker than many longer-travel enduro bikes

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' colorway
In addition to turquoise and black, Yeti is offering the SB130 in this new 'Spruce' colorway

T-Series

  • SB130 frame only: £3,299 / $TBC / €3,690
  • SB130 X01 bike: £6,999 / $TBC / €7,990

C-Series

  • SB130 GX Bike: £4,999 / $TBC / €5690

Like the SB100 and the SB150, the new SB130 is covered by Yeti’s new ‘No B.S.’ lifetime warranty.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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