Compare Yeti SB160 Builds

Read on to Compare Yeti SB160 Builds as well as Shop Available SB160 bikes!

Yeti continues to be a class leader across a wide range of bikes and the enduro SB160 29er is not an exception. With 160mm of rear travel paired with a 170mm fork, a 64 degree headtube angle with long and low geo the SB160 is at home in any terrain you can throw at it.

With updates to the linkage and suspension over the last few iterations of the SB series bikes like the SB160 pedal than anyone would expect for a no compromise enduro rig.

There are five factory kits available from Yeti on the SB160. Combine those options with BikeCo’s custom part swap and upgrade options and you’ll be hard pressed to not get the perfect SB160 for your riding style and terrain.

Keep reading for more details on the Yeti SB160 kits, differences, common swaps and upgrades as well as shop available SB160s.

Yeti SB160 Builds are available in Turquoise, Radium and Cobalt!

Questions on spec, performance or availability?

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Know the SB160 is the bike for you? Use the tabs below to see in-stock and available SB160 completes.

Find the perfect SB160 in-stock here at BikeCo.com or available at Yeti (approximately 7-10 days for delivery).

In-Stock & Available: SB160 T4 XX Transmission Completes

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In-Stock & Available: SB160 T3 X0 Transmission Completes

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In-Stock & Available: SB160 C3 GX Transmission Completes

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In-Stock & Available: SB160 C2 Completes

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In-Stock & Available: SB160 Frames

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In-Stock & Available: Sale 2023 SB160 T4

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In-Stock & Available: Sale 2023 SB160 T3

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The SB160 is a proven EWS winner for good reason. It’s comfortable, confident and FAST. So what else do you need to know? What about how to spec the bike for your specifics?

Below we’ll get into Yeti’s SB160 kits as well as common part swaps and upgrades. Part swaps and upgrades on the Yeti kits are common especially in Cockpit, Brakes, Suspension Tuning and Wheels. Getting the perfect spec on your new bike will help you get the most out if it in a wide range of terrain. Questions on spec? No worries that’s what were here for. Wondering what you might ask? Which brakes are best for your riding style and preference? What cockpit size and setup should you run? Are there areas that you might spend a little bit extra but gain a lot of performance? All valid questions on purchases at this level. Let’s go over your questions today!

Read on for more details as well as links to specific model pages with additional data. Compare Yeti SB160 geo between available sizes as well as against other class leading enduro bikes.

Compare Yeti  SB160 Build Kits

What are the shared details? What are the main differences? Let’s look at the SB160 builds including the  T4 XX Transmission, T3 X0 Transmission, T2, C3 GX Transmission and C2 builds.

Shared Highlights of all SB160 Kits

Tires

Spec’d with the Maxxis Assegai EXO Plus front tire and a Minion DHR II Double Down the 160E has a popular setup for a wide range of riders. However, like cockpit, saddle and brakes there is A LOT of personality attached to your bike’s tires.

Read on the Swaps and Upgrades for more insight on popular tire setups we spec for Enduro eMTB bikes like the class leading 160E.

Use the tab to see available 2024 Yeti SB160 Bike specs.

Yeti SB160 Kit Specs
Build Kits 2024 C2 2024 C3 GX Transmission 2024 T2 2024 T3 X0 Transmission 2024 T4 XX Transmission 2023 T3 2023 T4
MSRP 6300 7300 7900 9200 10500 Closeout Pricing Available Closeout Pricing Available
Fork FOX Performance 38 GRIP, 170mm FOX Performance 38 GRIP, 170mm FOX Factory 38 GRIP2, 170mm FOX Factory 38 GRIP2, 170mm FOX Factory 38 GRIP2, 170mm FOX Factory 38 GRIP2, 170mm FOX Factory 38 GRIP2, 170mm
Shock FOX Performance Float X FOX Performance Float X FOX Factory Float X2 FOX Factory Float X2 FOX Factory Float X2 FOX Factory Float X2 FOX Factory Float X2
Wheelset DT Swiss E1900 DT Swiss E1900 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350 RaceFace ARC with DT Swiss 350
Front Tire Maxxis Assegai 2.5 EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 2.5 EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 2.5 EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 2.5 EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 2.5 EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 2.5 EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 2.5 EXO Plus
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO Plus Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO Plus Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO Plus Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO Plus Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO Plus Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO Plus Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 EXO Plus
Brakes SRAM Code R SRAM Code R SRAM Code RSC SRAM Code RSC SRAM Code RSC SRAM Code RSC SRAM Code RSC
Rotors SRAM Centerline 220/200 SRAM Centerline 220/200 SRAM Centerline 220/200 SRAM Centerline 220/200 SRAM Centerline 220/200 SRAM Centerline 220/200 SRAM Centerline 220/200
Cranks SRAM GX Eagle 30t 170mm SRAM GX Eagle 30t 170mm SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 30t 170mm SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type 30t 170mm SRAM XX T-Type 30t 170mm SRAM X1 Carbon 30t 170mm SRAM X1 Carbon 30t 170mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73 SRAM DUB BSA 73
Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle SRAM X01 SRAM X0 AXS Transmission SRAM XX AXS Transmission SRAM XX1 AXS SRAM XX1 AXS
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle SRAM X01 AXS Pod AXS Pod SRAM AXS Pod SRAM AXS Pod
Cassette SRAM GX 1275 10-52t SRAM GX 1275 10-52t SRAM X01 1295 10-52t SRAM X0 Transmission 10-52t SRAM XX Transmission 10-52t SRAM X01 1295 10-52t SRAM XX1 1299 10-52t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX SRAM X0 Flattop SRAM XX Flattop SRAM GX SRAM XX1 Eagle
Headset Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 110 Integrated Cane Creek 40 Integrated Cane Creek 110 Integrated
Grips ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro ODI Elite Pro
Handlebar Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy Enduro
35x800mm 30mm Rise
Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy Enduro
35x800mm 30mm Rise
Yeti Carbon 35x800mm Yeti Carbon 35x800mm Yeti Carbon 35x800mm Yeti Carbon 35x800mm Yeti Carbon 35x800mm
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3 50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm
Seatpost OneUp Dropper
(S 180mm, M 210mm, L/XL 240mm)
OneUp Dropper
(S 180mm, M 210mm, L/XL 240mm)
FOX Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
FOX Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
FOX Factory Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
FOX Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
FOX Factory Transfer
(S 150mm, M 175mm, L/XXL 200mm)
Saddle WTB Silverado Custom WTB Silverado Custom WTB Silverado Custom WTB Silverado Custom Ergon SM Enduro WTB Silverado Custom Ergon SM Enduro

Yeti SB160 Kit Differences

The 2024 Yeti SB160 is available in five kits. If you act quickly there are two 2023 AXS kits available at unbeatable pricing by the way.

All of the 2024 kits are spec’d with SRAM drivetrains in either the cable driven T2 X01 bike and C2 GX spec . The other three bikes are T-Type Transmission builds. The Transmission bikes include the C3 GX Transmission, T3 X0 Transmission as well as the T4 XX Transmission builds.

Let’s take a little deeper dive into the kits and then swaps and upgrades on the next tab.

T Series verus C Series: TURQ Carbon vs Carbon Frames

Typically Yeti specs TURQ Carbon frames for the T series builds and Carbon series for the C spec.

TURQ Carbon layups are slightly lighter than their Carbon counterparts, but most notably the TURQ Carbon frames are a bit more vibrant and stay that way longer into their service lives.

Heavier riders will really want to pay attention to frame selection. The additional stresses from a larger rider are easier for the more robust TURQ carbon layup to handle.

Lighter riders may still prefer the increased vibrance of the TURQ Carbon frames, but are less likely to see shorter service intervals as heavier riders may.

Yeti 160E Kit Differences

The 160E is offered in three kits (four if you act quickly and take advantage of the 2023 C1 build…). There are some other important spec changes between these builds as pointed out below.

FOX Factory or Performance Suspension

Yeti spec’s the T-Series builds with a FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 as well as the FOX Factory X2 rear shock. The C-Series bikes feature the FOX Performance 38 GRIP fork and the Performance Float X rear shock.

With FOX Factory suspension riders have the ultimate suspension damper design at their fingertips. On both the GRIP2 as well as the Factory X2 shock riders have easy adjustments for high and low speed rebound as well as high and low speed compression. These improved controls are great for dialing in support for aggressive riding.

The C-Series bikes feature Performance suspension. Performance suspension is adjustable with PSI, Volume Spacing, Rebound and Compression depending on the exact spec.

Check out the Common Upgrades section for details on Pro Tune Suspension and Performance Upgrades.

Transmission versus Cable Driven Build Kit

Yeti SB160 TURQ series bikes are available in wireless SRAM T-Type Transmission kits as well as a cable driven X01 bike.

The most popular Transmission bike is the X0 spec. It is designed to be slightly more robust for aggressive riding – most likely where you’ll have your SB160!

The T4 XX Transmission build parallels pretty close to the other T-Series bikes outside the drivetain spec. A Cane Creek 110 headset and FOX Factory Transfer seatpost are the notable differences.

C2 versus C3 GX Transmission

For the SB160 Carbon series bikes the major difference is the cable driven GX drivetrain on the C2 build compared to the C3 with it’s GX Transmission T-Type spec for wireless shifting.

Keep reading about common swaps and upgrades to the SB160 builds on the next tab.

Yeti SB160 Upgrades and Swaps

You want your new bike dialed. The right spec will dial in your bike’s trail personality taking it from “pretty good” to “this is insane”. BikeCo is here to ensure you get the right parts, right off the bat. Small swaps and upgrades are common for every mountain bike. Let’s glance at some of the more popular Yeti SB160 Upgrades and Part Swaps.

Yeti spec’s great kit options for the SB160. Really there are few components on the SB160 builds would be considered “no-go”. From the C2 all the way to the T4 XX Transmission builds there is a lot of value for your dollar in the Yeti build.

However, it’s common for riders to have spec preferences. Whether it’s a performance swap or upgrade or getting you that perfect part in the right color to personalize the SB160’s performance or look we have you covered.

Common SB160 Upgrades

These are areas we commonly see riders update a bike purchase. Some are personal preference, others are budget or performance choices. Questions? Chat, email or call our expert sales staff and we will help you dial in your perfect Yeti SB160.

Rider Contact Points

Do you have a preferred grip and pedal go-to?

We can provide a range of grips with variable patterns, technology and shape to improve your riding. There might even be a grip in a color to set off your Turquoise, Radium or Cobalt SB160 as well.

A lot of riders purchasing a new bike find it a good time to refresh their pedals. We have the best clipless and flat options for a wide range of riding styles at unbeatable prices.

Tires

Like contact points its not unusual for riders to have a “must-have” go to tire spec. This is one of the most common swaps on builds from any manufacturer. With notable performance differences between tread pattern, compound and sidewall lets make sure we get you on the perfect tire setup.

The SB160 is spec’d with an Assegai EXO Plus front tire and a Minion DHR II Double Down Rear.

It’s not unusual to see riders upgrade to a Double Down front tire. This adds some tire protection but more notably increases the small bump compliance damping through the tire allowing for a more progressive suspension setup to resist the forces of aggressive enduro riding.

Another option for SB160 front tires is the Minion DHF in EXO Plus or Double Down. The Minion DHF is a slightly faster rolling option which many riders enjoy in a range of terrain.

On the rear tire some riders will spec a more aggressive tread pattern like the Assegai. Or, the opposite and sometimes we’ll see riders spec a faster rear tire like a Double Down Aggressor.

It really comes down to what you like and where you’re using it. Questions on what tires are right for your riding style and locale? No problem – chat with our team about swapping to tires perfect for you on your new MTB.

Maybe you’re also thinking about rim protection? We have that covered too. We often see riders use combinations of CushCore PRO and CushCore XC or even a single rim protection strip (usually on the rear tire). Questions? Let us know!

Cockpit

Along with Brakes, Cockpit is the most common place we see part swaps and upgrades. Since fit is so important to your bike it’s not surprising that you’ll want to work with a resource that has more than 1 option!

Handlebar rise and overall stiffness also improve the personalization and performance of your bike. As you trim your bars they will get stiffer due to the decreased lever arm – so if you’ve got narrower shoulders you’ll likely want to start with a narrower bar rather than cutting tons off. Similarly getting the right bar rise will help your setup. Ideally you want your hands in a power position. Too low and the bike will try to pull “under” and out in steep chutes. Too tall and you’ll lose front end grip. While some of this is adapted with headset spacers the preference for performance and looks is generally to have 15-30mm of spacers and get the rest of the rise from the handlebar.

Looking for suggestions? Chat with our team about hand positioning and the advantages of getting the right handlebar rise on your new rig. We have the best in the market from OneUp, Tag, Renthal and Raceface.

Headset

Many riders will update the Cane Creek 40 to a Cane Creek 110 or Chris King headset that will last the service life of the frame. Chris King riders can choose from a range of colors as well.

Brakes

This is one of the most common swaps or upgrades on any bike. Brakes that compliment your riding style and preference make a huge difference on trail. We offer class leading options in a variety of price points from Hope, Magura, Shimano and TRP.

Most riders will update brakes on the Yeti SB160. Updating with BikeCo means we will credit you for the SRAM brakes and get your preferred stoppers on your new bike.

Shimano brakes are very popular and are spec’d on several of the build options. Shimano brakes have good overall power with quick lever throw. This produces a brake with a strong feel.

TRP brakes are similar to the Shimano lineup. The TRP brakes provide a touch more overall power and extra modulation compared to Shimano offerings.

Riders who prefer a bit more modulation or “feel” to their brakes gravitate towards Hope and Magura.

The latest Hope Tech 4 updates have improved their power. This puts the Hope Tech 4 in the Shimano and Magura range for overall power while retaining the excellent modulation Hope has been known for.

Magura brakes are the most frequent swap or upgrade across all Ibis builds. Riders who appreciate modulation and power will find Magura excellent in both aspects. Magura offers models with across a wide price range allowing budget friendly swaps or upgrades. Riders looking for the most adjustability or tuning for their brakes will shop the MT7 with HC3 levers.

Custom Wheels

Handbuilt or custom wheels are another popular upgrade no matter what brand you’re shopping. Custom wheels allow riders to spec a rim, spoke and hub combination as well as build specifics for the ultimate performance.

Custom wheels for Ibis builds usually feature slightly narrower rim options. This will decrease the volume slightly as well as shifting the tire’s shape to provide more grip in high lean cornering. We see many riders work with NOX carbon or WTB, Factor and RideFast alloy options.

Riders also will find traction from using the right spokes and build techniques. Our team will help you define this at time of purchase to ensure you maximize performance and longevity.

Popular hubs from Chris King, Industry Nine, Onyx and Factor are spec’d on Yeti SB160 builds. All of these hubs are available in a range of colors to highlight your build.

Pro Tune Suspension

Take your bike’s performance to the next level with our proprietary Pro Tune Suspension. Our team will custom tune your FOX fork and rear shock and narrow the performance from the FOX Factory range to a more precise setup designed for your riding style, aggression, ground speed, size and terrain.

This is one of the biggest upgrades to any bike – having the suspension dialed in as well as having a resource like BikeCo to help you fine tune the bike at time of delivery and as your riding speeds increase!

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension – because Every Click Counts.

Dialing in the perfect SB160 Build

Still have questions? If you’re here to compare Yeti SB160 kits we’d expect you to have questions! Don’t be shy, our team is here to help you define what you need to take your bike build from “this is good” to “man, this is DIALED.”

Here are some details about the Yeti SB160 frame.

SB160 Frame Details
Frame Material Carbon
Fork Travel 170mm
Rear Travel 160mm
Rear Shock Size 230x65mm
Wheel Size 29″”
Max Tire 2.6
Rear Brake Max 203
Bottom Bracket 73mm Threaded
Chainline 55mm
Derailleur Hanger SRAM UDH
Headset Integrated
41 Upper, 52 Lower
Seatpost Dia. 31.6
Warranty Lifetime

Yeti SB160 Geometry

Available in five sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large the SB160 is available for nearly every rider.

Use the tabs below for more info on the SB160 Geo, compare sizes with the Geo Chart as well as see how the SB160 measures up against other Enduro MTB bikes on the Comparison tab.

Like other Yeti bikes the SB160 is sized from rider height, flexibility, application, as well as leg and arm length. Riders who find their height in the cross-over of sizes will determine the better size based typically on inseam, flexibility and riding style.

Those with longer legs tend to upsize to improve riding position. This will increase the wheelbase and produce a bike with a bit more overall speed capacity. Going to a larger size will produce a ride that isn’t quite as snappy as a smaller option would be.

Riders with longer torsos or looking for a more “poppy” trail feel will tend to downsize. Although, with modern MTB frames designed to accommodate increased dropper post lengths riders who prefer the added wheelbase may upsize – so long as the reach doesn’t compromise stem size availability or put a rider “too far” over the front wheel.

Use the tabs to compare SB160 sizes as well as other against other enduro MTB geo.

Yeti SB160 Geometry

Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Reach 435mm 465mm 485mm 510mm 525mm
Stack 615mm 620mm 625mm 635mm 655mm
Head Tube Angle 64 deg 64 deg 64 deg 64 deg 64 deg
Wheelbase 1211mm 1246mm 1270mm 1302mm 1329mm
Effective Top Tube 571mm 602mm 624mm 651mm 670mm
Seat Tube Length 14.4 in 15.7 in 17.5 in 18.5 in 19.1 in
Effective Seat Tube Angle 77.5 deg 77.5 deg 77.5 deg 77.5 deg 77.5 deg
Head Tube Length 95mm 101mm 107mm 118mm 140mm
Stand Over Height 735mm 744mm 750mm 756mm 757mm
Fork Travel 170mm 170mm 170mm 170mm 170mm
Bottom Bracket Height 353mm 353mm 353mm 353mm 353mm

Compare the Yeti SB160 geo with other Yeti bikes as well as models from class leaders like Ibis and Mondraker!

Enduro MTB Geo Comparison

Click on these tabs to learn more about the purchasing process from BikeCo.com

Purchasing Steps from BikeCo.com (The Bike Company)

Place Your Deposit
Our team will contact you to go over common questions including common part swaps / upgrades, tuning considerations, initial setup requirements, etc.
Your bike will be built and setup for you including delivery documentation to help you better understand and fine tune the bike’s performance.

Remainder of balance is due at pickup or prior to shipment.
Delivery consultation on-site or available by phone / video conference goes over FAQ on a new MTB or eMTB highlighting common questions on suspension setup, bedding brakes, bolt checks, cockpit and seating fit, etc.
Our team will follow up several times after delivery to help you better understand minute adjustments. And of course we’re always available by phone, email or chat!

Availability Definitions:

IN-STOCK and Available Now!
Typically ready for pickup or shipment within 2-4 business days.
Custom components may change this window (we will advise).

AVAILABLE: Secure this Bike
Shows in-stock at the vendor (stock updated as often as possible).
Order is processed & shipped to BikeCo (typically 3-7 working days), built by BikeCo (usually on the day the product lands at BikeCo) for pickup or shipment.

PRE-ORDER: Due 1st week of XXX
Part of a inbound BikeCo order or shows available in this time window.
May be later or earlier than predicted depending on product availability.
Bike is due at vendor, will be quality checked, processed and shipped. (typically 3-14 business days) Built by BikeCo for delivery.

When you buy a bike from BikeCo.com you’re not getting simply a forwarded box.

Our team goes through quality control checks, builds, tunes and provides a base setup for each bike. This allows us a better chance to find the rare mechanical warranty issue, to ensure that the linkage and bearings are properly setup.

A suspension setup guide is provided and our team will begin working with you to ensure as your riding develops with your new bike suspension settings, cockpit setup, tire pressures, etc are addressed to keep you progressing.

Since we build every bike we can also offer part swaps and upgrades our competition simply cannot!

Looking for different tires? Brakes? Cockpit or Seating? Not a problem. Our team is happy to help you. Chat with our sales team about during and after purchase incentives on riding gear and accessories as well!

Your new bike typically will arrive with an absolute minimum of work required to get you on the trails. Usually this involves installing the handlebars, adjusting the headset and mounting the front and rear wheel. It’s that easy – and if you have questions you have access to the sales team and a variety of videos from BikeCo.com to help you.

Questions? No problem. Hit us up.

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