2016 Yeti SB5c Beti Preview

2016 Yeti SB5c Beti Preview

Like many things they have done in the past, Yeti Cycles have approached the creation of a women's specific bike in a different manner and have now released a new Yeti Beti range based on their highly acclaimed existing platforms..

It's not that Yeti have ignored women... it's really the opposite, they have always supported women riders and their bikes have traditionally been available in a wide range of frame sizes, including extra-small, small and medium, which would suit most women riders. However, this did place a lot of responsibility at purchase of ensuring the bike was also set up for a women rider, such as a women's specific saddle, changing out stems, handle bars and grips... so to make approaching purchasing a Yeti bike clearer, they have introduced the Beti range, an all-mountain/enduro Yeti SB5c Beti and cross-country/trail focused Yeti ASRc Beti.

The most obvious visual cue is the unique to the Yeti SB5c Beti colour, Coral. The additional components are a WTB Diva saddle, 720mm wide handle bars, thinner grips and on the smaller frame sizes 170mm cranks.

To ensure the bike was really suited to the market, Yeti have drawn on their experienced family of riders, know as the Yeti Betis. It's a team of women riders headed up by Amy Thomas, though the original Yeti Betty was the nom de guerre of rider from Colorado who became very attached to the Yeti brand (and her bike) in the early days of Yeti Cycles. Amy and her team of Betis were closely involved in the development, their influence is what makes the Yeti Beti so distinctive from the Yeti SB5C... it's still a 'super-bike'... now it's also a 'super-bike' for women riders.

Read more about the Yeti ASRc Beti here

Yeti SB5c Beti Features:

Travel: 5"/127mm
Weight: 5.1lbs/2.31kg (frame only)
Sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL
Wheels: 27.5"/650b
Colours: Coral
Rear shock: 7.875" x 2.0"

  • Switch Infinity patented suspension system
  • High-modulus carbon fibre main frame and swing-arm
  • Tapered inset headtube (44mm/56mm)
  • Custom chain and rock guard protectors
  • Internal routing for seatpost droppers
  • Direct mount front derailleur
Source: Yeti Cycles

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