New Yeti SB140 trail bike boasts 140mm of frame travel and updated Switch Infinity link

The SB140 and its more aggressive sibling feature revised geometry, frame refinements and increased travel

Yeti SB140 Hero shot

Yeti’s new SB140 features 140mm of frame travel and a revised Switch Infinity link, as seen on the recently revealed SB160 and SB120.

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The new trail bike will replace the outgoing SB140 and SB130. It is similar in rear travel to the previous model, but has been developed around a 29in wheel size, as was the SB130. However, the SB140LR will also be available in a 27.5in wheel size.

The model will be available in two build types (the SB140 and the SB140LR) and two types of modulus for the carbon frame. Availability is from 20 January 2023.

The Lunch Ride (LR) will feature a more aggressive 160mm front fork, as opposed to the SB140’s 150mm. Other differences include chunkier tyres and more powerful brakes on the Lunch Ride.

Geometry updates

The new frame features revised geometry and a new carbon layup.
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SB140

Yeti has increased the front centre by 7mm, from 795mm on the previous model to 802mm on the new SB140 in size large. Reach remains similar, increasing by 0.5mm.

Like all recently released Yeti models, the SB140 will have size-specific chainstay lengths and seat tube angles. Chainstay lengths range from 436mm to 444mm, with the aim of giving proportional geometry across all sizes.

Actual seat tube angles range from 72.2 degrees to 73.7 degrees, but the effective seat tube angle remains the same at 77.5 degrees on all sizes – saddle-height dependent.

Seat tube lengths have been reduced to allow for longer dropper posts on all models. Yeti has added an extra-extra-large frame and removed the extra-small size from its line-up. The new small size has a 10mm longer seat tube than the previous extra-small. The head tube angle remains 65 degrees.

SB140LR

Similar to the SB140, the SB140LR has a longer front centre than its predecessor, increasing 6mm from 800mm to 806mm on a size-large frame. The reach is marginally shorter by 0.1mm.

Chainstay lengths range from 436mm to 444mm, again with the aim of giving proportional geometry. Seat tube angles range from 71.8 degrees to 73.3 degrees, with the effective seat tube angle 77 degrees. The head tube angle remains 65 degrees.

The Lunch Ride will also be available with 27.5in wheels. There has been no word from Yeti on the changes this will make to the geometry.

SB140 and SB140LR suspension details

The Lunch Ride gets a Float X rear shock.
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Both bikes will feature 140mm of frame travel with a 14 per cent leverage rate controlled by Yeti’s Switch Infinity suspension system. The SB140LR will use a Fox Float X, as opposed to the Float DPS seen on the SB140.

The system works by mounting the main pivot to a ‘shuttle’. The shuttle moves up and down on two Kashima-coated stanchions embedded in the frame, giving a rearward axle path to the suspension stroke. Yeti says this improves pedalling performance.

The T-series will feature an updated Switch Infinity system.
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Yeti says it has altered the architecture of the frames by fitting the Switch Infinity into a tighter package. Ground clearance and ‘chassis’ stiffness are said to have increased with the re-design.

T-series models will be equipped with an updated Switch Infinity system, which Yeti says will have improved seals, bearings and hardware.

Frame refinements

Yeti has revised its down tube protection, now using a two-layer system. It says the rubber under-guard provides a cushion against the frame, while an external hard cap provides impact protection. The system is replaceable, and the hard cap is removable to aid in cable routing.

Yeti claims it has eliminated rattles and cable rub by fitting secure ports to internal cable tubes.

The threaded aluminium bottom bracket is now co-moulded into the frame’s carbon layup, as seen on the new SB160 and SB120. Yeti says this makes the interface more durable and easier to service.

Yeti SB140 spec and price

Yeti SB140 T4.
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There will be five build options for the SB140. Three of these will be built around the top-spec, higher-modulus Turq-series frame. The other two will use the C-series frame. T-series bikes will also receive a Fox Transfer dropper post.

All SB140s will feature Fox 36 forks with 150mm of travel and be available in Turquoise, Sangria, Sage and Raw Carbon.

Yeti SB140 T2

  • Fork: Fox Factory 36 FIT 150mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory Float DPS
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Brakes: SRAM G2 RSC
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XM1700
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Aggressor EXO 2.3 (r)
  • Price: $8,600

Yeti SB140 T3

  • Fork: Fox Factory 36 FIT 150mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory Float DPS
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle AXS
  • Brakes: SRAM G2 RSC
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XM1700
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Aggressor EXO 2.3 (r)
  • Price: $10,000

Yeti SB140 T4

  • Fork: Fox Factory 36 FIT 150mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory Float DPS
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Brakes: SRAM G2 Ultimate
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XM1700
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Aggressor EXO 2.3 (r)
  • Price: $11,500

Yeti SB140 C1

  • Fork: Fox Performance 36 150mm
  • Shock: Fox Performance Float DPS
  • Drivetrain: Shimano SLX
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX 4 piston
  • Wheels: Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Aggressor EXO 2.3 (r)
  • Price: $6,400

Yeti SB140 C2

  • Fork: Fox Performance 36 150mm
  • Shock: Fox Performance Float DPS
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Brakes: SRAM G2 R
  • Wheels: Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Aggressor EXO 2.3 (r)
  • Price: $6,400

Yeti SB140 Lunch Ride spec and price

Yeti SB140 TLR T4.
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Like the SB140, the Lunch Ride will have five models. Three of these are built around the T-series frame and two the C-series frame. The TLR frame is available separately for $4,500.

The SB140LR will feature Fox 36 forks with 160mm of travel. It will also get more powerful brakes and tyres. The colours will be the same as the SB140.

The Lunch Ride will also be available with 27.5in wheels, and prices will remain the same for both wheel sizes.

Yeti SB140 TLR T1

  • Fork: Fox Factory 36 GRIP 160mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory Float X
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XM1700
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO (r)
  • Price: £8,499 / $8,800 / €9,790

Yeti SB140 TLR T3

  • Fork: Fox Factory 36 GRIP 160mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory Float X
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XM1700
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO (r)
  • Price: $10,200

Yeti SB140 TLR T4

  • Fork: Fox Factory 36 GRIP 160mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory Float X
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XM1700
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO (r)
  • Price: $11,700

Yeti SB140 CLR C1

  • Fork: Fox Performance 36 160mm
  • Shock: Fox Performance Float X
  • Drivetrain: Shimano SLX
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX 4-piston
  • Wheels: Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO (r)
  • Price: $6,600

Yeti SB140 CLR C2

  • Fork: Fox Performance 36 160mm
  • Shock: Fox Performance Float X
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Wheels: Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO (r)
  • Price: £6,999 / $6,900 /  €8,190
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Yeti SB140 CLR C3

  • Fork: Fox Performance 36 160mm
  • Shock: Fox Performance Float X
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle AXS
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Wheels: Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (f), Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO (r)
  • Price: $7,800