2015 Yeti SB5C - New Carbon Trail Bike Preview

2015 Yeti SB5 Carbon Preview - Black

The latest iteration of what Yeti Cycles believe a trail bike should be is the SB5 Carbon (or SB5C if you like). Yeti define a trail bike as something that is "lightweight, great pedaling uphill and a screamer going down"... and according to them the 2015 SB5C will make you smile.

However it's more than just a light update to their 5" travel trail bike, the new SB5C features a new suspension design, dubbed Switch Infinity. The new design is a combination of development of the existing Yeti Switch Technology combined with the 303 Rail Technology. As Yeti put it, "Switch Infinity is a Yeti patented design that allows unprecedented control of suspension kinematics. The end result -- an extremely efficient pedaling platform without compromising small bump compliance. Point it down and the suspension switches to controlled and bottomless. Fox know-how makes the system bombproof and low maintenance"

2015 Yeti SB5 Carbon Preview - Carbon Frame

Yeti have partnered with Fox Racing Shocks to develop and build the Switch Infinity system. It's a patented system, described as a translating pivot, that switches direction as the bike moves through it's travel. This provides excellent anti-squat characteristics for superior pedaling performance and ideal suspension characteristics as it gets deeper into the travel.

2015 Yeti SB5 Carbon Preview - Switch Infinity

In case you are wondering about the term, kinematics, Yeti have described it as "This new system allows the suspension achieve seemingly contradictory characteristics. In the early stage of the travel it displays superior pedaling efficiency and excellent small bump sensitivity. As you move deeper into the travel, it is well supported and responds effortlessly to square edge hits".

The 2015 Yeti SB5C features full carbon fibre frame and rear triangle construction and is designed around the 27.5" wheel size.


  • Travel: 5” (127mm)
  • Weight: 5.1 Lbs (2.31 Kg)
  • Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Colors: Black, Turquoise
  • R.shock: FOX Float CTD Adjust BV 7.875” x 2.0”
  • B.bracket: PF30
  • F.derailleur: Direct Mount
  • Seatpost: 30.9mm Diameter
More information on the 2015 Yeti SB5C pricing and availability in New Zealand: here

Source: Yeti Cycles

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