"The SB5C is our interpretation of what a trail bike should be - lightweight, great pedaling uphill and a screamer going down. This bike will make you smile." - Yeti Cycles
Yeti has introduced the new SB5c trail bike with patented Switch Infinity technology, expanding its line of ride-driven products. Built for aggressive trail riders, the SB5c rolls on 27.5” wheels and delivers 5” of plush yet responsive rear wheel travel.
Yeti's patented new Switch Infinity design allows their engineers to control suspension kinematics to a new level. The end result is unprecedented pedaling efficiency and small bump sensitivity when climbing paired with plush, controlled travel when descending. The Switch Infinity technology was created in partnership with FOX and features Kashima coated stanchions and FOX’s renowned build quality. It has endured Yeti and FOX's rigorous testing protocol and over three years of on-trail testing. The system is simple, lightweight and low-maintenance.
Utilising the new patented Switch Infinity Translating Pivot that ‘switches’ direction as the bike moves through its travel Yeti are able to control the bikes 5” of suspension perfectly throughout its entire suspension stroke. This results in confidence inspiring performance and amazing trail feel. As the bike starts to cycle through its travel the main pivot translates upwards along two Kashima coated shafts to create a rearward axle path. This movement gives excellent anti-squat and optimum pedalling performance while maintaining a crisp pedal stroke. Housed on a sliding carrier the