Another new one from Yeti...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Derkderkall, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    The sb 130 was revealed today. I guess they switched from inches to mm for the model year. Anyway, 130mm bike, longer , slacker , yada yada yada. I would guess it's the replacement for the 5.5, but with less travel. Buutttttttttttttt, as we are seeing, particularly this year, less travel is going a lot farther on a lot of new releases. I'm guessing it's less travel, but more capable,
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Suspension travel is more about quality over quantity.
     
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  3. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Their version of "quiver killer" bike
     
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  4. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

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    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
  5. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Nate Hills

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  6. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    If I could only have one bike, this would be a serious contender. People that have demo'd the larger SB150 are raving about how well it climbs and not saying things like "especially considering it's a long travel bike". My conundrum would be Sedona and Hurricane where I prefer a 27.5 bike.

    @pperrelle You need to break away from that Ibis fetish and demo this bike. This thing is dead sexy and I know from previous experience that the Switch Infinity suspension is the real deal.
     
  7. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    So you think switch Infinity is good? Huh!
     
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  8. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Now stop it!


    Why go there?
    Progress is adding another bike........ "only one bike" concept is bad!
    Bad for you.
    Bad for the bike industry.
    bad for your LBS.
    Just plain BAD!
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    I agree, that is why I have 3 bikes in the garage.

    My point is that a 120mm bike with superior suspension design will out ride a 150mm bike with poor suspension. Quality over quantity.
     
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  10. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Can a bike kill a quiver when it costs as much as two bikes?

    I'm sure it's a nice bike. It better be really nice...
     
  11. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Are Yeti still investing in 27.5? Seems like the priority is on the 29 so far...
     
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  12. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Well, I've got 3 and I want a flat bar "gravel grinder" type bike. If Canyon would ship me this https://www.canyon.com/fitness/roadlite/ to the USA, I'd already have one. Due to a previous neck injury, drop bars are out.

    Derkendall....I guess we'll see if Yeti updates their 27.5 line at all. The Sb5 is the only bike I ever regret selling and I'm on the lookout for a nice used frameset to replace my 5010 next year. I never got along with the SB6 though, probably because the demos were set up in a manner I wasn't too excited about. I think it's time to slacken that one out.
     
  13. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
    @mtbMike, you can easily build up a Hakka just like that. Super fun.
     
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  14. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

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    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Flatbar gravel bikes are as easy to build as buying a CX/gravel bike and putting MTB bars on. Just use am MTB groupset instead of road, you're done!
     
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  15. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Trust me, I thought it was going to be that simple as well but it hasn't been. Some of these bikes use a different type of disc brake and Shimano has told me they advise against using MTB levers with them. I called Ibis to see if they would build up a Hakka in a flat bar set-up and they said that I would need to buy a frameset and do it from the ground up. Trek has a model coming out that I was leaning towards until Shimano shot me down due to the brake issue. On top of everything else, you have to deal with changing the feel/set-up/stack height/etc...when putting flat bars on a drop bar bike. I've been own 20-25 shops easy and not a single one of them has said anything similar to "oh that's easy, we can do that no problem". Most of them are dumbfounded by the the concept actually.
     
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  16. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley v2
    Isn't there a Canyon retail shop coming to soCal?? thought i read that somewhere on the fake news webs.
     
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  17. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    It's in Carlsbad but they don't or won't import the bike I want to the US. I already asked. My nephew is currently stationed in Germany. I'm going to have him order it and then ship it to me.
     
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  18. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

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    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    That's weird. I bought my first commuter bike as a used CX frame built up with a flat bar and riser stem. Eventually put drop bars on it. Now it sits in my garage with an MTB flat bar, but I plan to go back to drop bars again soon. It really is as easy as swapping between road and MTB groupsets and bars. The frame doesn't care what it is dressed with.
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Looks like you're heading in another direction, but wanted to throw out there that All-City makes a pretty cool flat-bar bike:
    https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/macho_man_flat_bar
    Beautiful color and I love the lugged fork.
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  20. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    I am interested (and will probably demo one) but not enough that my next bike won't be a GG Smash.
     
  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That looks an awful lot like another green bike I've seen somewhere...:p
     
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  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Probably made in the same Taiwanese factory! But this is ready to go w/ a flat bar.
     
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  23. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I've been putting it in the wife's ear that we need to take a trip to Denver. She's coming around... :D
     
  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yeah, tell her the rest of us know that you need another backup bike. :thumbsup:
     
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  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Tell her your mechanic recommends it. :whistling:
     
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  26. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    @mtbMike in the bike mag article, they say the bike reminds them of the calling, 5010 and dab I release.... all 27.5 bikes. Something to think about...
     
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  27. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley v2
    Is that a good thing?
     
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  28. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
  29. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Base Yeti? The SB150 is $3800 for the frame alone. I’ll demo the new 130 and if it blows me away, I may entertain replacing my Primer with it in 2019. I’m more likely to buy a leftover or lightly used SB5 frame and swap my parts over from the 5010.
     
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