Have a break with Yeti: Colorado-based brand launches SB130 Lunch Ride
It’s a well-known fact in the bike industry that if you call Yeti HQ around lunchtime you can expect to get voicemail.
The Golden, Colorado-based company’s lunch rides have been running since 1999, and with Apex Park, Green Mountain and Matthew / Winters Park less than a three-mile pedal from its head office, how can you blame them.
And with the employees having access to basically any component their hearts’ may desire, it’s no surprise their personal bikes are tailored to the terrain just outside their backdoor.
If you’ve never ridden around Golden, it’s pretty techy, so to better suit the trails in the area quite a few of the Yeti staffers add a bit more travel and beefier brakes. And now the brand has decided to make the Lunch Ride spec available to the public.
Yeti isn’t the first brand to offer a ‘staff spec’. Rocky Mountain has offered a similar ‘BC edition’ on many of its bikes for some time.
The SB 130 LR comes with a 160mm Fox 36, complete with the Grip 2 damper instead of the stock 150mm, and an over-stroked 136mm Fox Factory DPX2 shock.
Of course, a longer fork slackens the head angle, and the longer rear shock brings the bottom bracket up a touch to help with pedal strikes.
The SB130 LR is built the way the Yeti staff customize their bikes
The stoppers also get an upgrade, with the SB130 fitted with SRAM Code RSC brakes instead of the stock Shimano XT 2 Piston brakes, and the front rotor is upsized to 200mm for a bit of extra oomph.
At the front, the bars are 20mm wider, measuring 800mm and are paired with a stumpy 40mm stem.
Moving back, the small and medium size frames get an extra 25mm of Fox Transfer dropper, while the LR version comes with a 150mm post, and the large and XL frames go longer still spec’d with a 175mm version.
Available now through the Yeti cycles website, the SB130 LR build is claimed to weigh 29.3lbs / 13.29kg in a size medium and will set you back $7,599 — $400 more than the X01 spec it’s based upon.
For an extra $1,300, you can also upgrade the wheels from the stock DT Swiss M1700 to the carbon DT Swiss XMC 1200.
International pricing and availability are to be announced.