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Purchasing Steps from BikeCo.com (The Bike Company)
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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!
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Custom components may change this window (we will advise).
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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.
Yeti SB135 Frame: X-Large, Rhino
Learn More about the Yeti SB135 Frame size X-Large in Rhino
The Yeti SB135 is a bike designed to be playful across trail into enduro terrain without sacrificing any of the speed capacity you’ve come to expect from a Switch Infinity Yeti. The SB135 is spec’d with a 150mm fork while the SB135 LR features a 160mm fork. Yeti tests bikes to 20mm over published giving this bike room for customization depending on your riding style and terrain.
BikeCo offers a variety of unique service and after service aspects to your purchasing experience. Read on for more about this Yeti as well as common spec swaps and upgrades we see.
Contact us about pre-ordering this Yeti for details on available ETAs, deposits, etc.
NOTE: As a SRAM UDH bike the SB135 Frame requires cranks capable of a 55mm chainline.
Wondering if you’ve got the right ones? Why not have our team provide them?
Some of the most popular additions for home mechanics on frame only sales include installing bottom brackets and cranks as well as headsets.
Don’t forget, all BikeCo.com frames and completes are complete with our proprietary Frame Prep services to minimize noise and extend service intervals.
Questions? Use the form below, chat, call 949-470-1099 or email CustomerService@BikeCo.com to chat with our sales team.
Yeti SB135 Frame (shown with Lunch Ride shock) -Cherry, Turquoise and Rhino available in X-Small, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
SB135 Lunch Ride vs. SB135?
Couple major differences: the Lunch Ride is spec’d with a 160mm fork which gives it the slightly slacker headtube, higher bottom bracket and longer wheel base as well as trail measurements than the standard 150mm travel fork.
The Lunch Ride is spec’d with a more Enduro oriented FOX Factory Float X. Read on to learn more about the Yeti SB135 Lunch Ride and SB135 Shock Options below.
Yeti SB135 T-Series Shock Spec
The Yeti T-Series are spec’d with the FOX Factory Float DPS rear shock.
T-Series Lunch Ride bikes are spec’d with the FOX Factory Float X rear shock.
FOX Factory Float X (Lunch Ride)
The Float X is the next step up in shock disposition for riders looking to push the SB135 into chunkier, faster terrain. The Float X offers better heat capacity and a more aggressive architecture to maintain top level performance longer into fast, burly runs.
Notably the Factory Float X has more sophisticated low speed compression controls which are used to give the bike additional support through the hydraulic system (notably to help the bike ride taller into fast corners or chunky sections). With the increased setup range from the improved compression controls riders have more range to fine tune air volume spacing and therefor ramp rate with the Float X
Debating which rear shock is right for your SB135? Chat with the team at BikeCo.com – we will look at your riding style, locale, terrain, ground speed and disposition and help you define where the best value is to get your dream bike performing like you’d expect!
FOX Factory DPS
The DPS FOX rear shocks provide adjustments via PSI, air volume spacing, low speed rebound, 1-2-3 low speed compression in Open mode as well as an Open-Mid-Firm On-The-Fly compression switch.
The FOX Factory DPS is an overall great shock – robust and easy to maintain.
Quick Conclusion: DPS vs Float X
The DPS is lighter, but not by a whole, whole lot. It tends to have a slightly poppy personality than the larger shock option.
The Float X is the more aggressive shock, however, it is also a more adjustable shock overall – so, like the GRIP2 damper on the fork you’re seeing these more aggressive shocks used to facilitate the widest range of tuning as well.
Unlike the fork which can have the damper system swapped out you’ll want to get your rear shock choice right the first time…
Yeti offers a wide range of cross-over kits and BikeCo.com can fine tune any build with your dream parts: so if you know what you want let’s get you dialed.
Not sure? Well, you’re in the right place for that. Chat with our team today about your riding style, terrain, aspirations and ground speed and we will help you define which shock will work best for your riding!
Air Spring & Volume Spacers
The Yeti SB135 T-Series spec’s the FOX Factory Float DPS while the SB135 T-Series Lunch Ride spec’s the FOX Factory Float X.
SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically Trail / Enduro riding styles gravitate to 20-25% sag.
Volume spacing provides fine tuning options to support the air spring.
By adding volume spacers, thus reducing the volume, you increase the air spring’s ramp rate for improved bottom out support and pop.
Conversely removing volume spacers produces a more linear feel as the air has more volume during shock compression per mm of travel.
Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in product damage and potential for injuries, etc.
Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result inÂ product damage and potential for injuries, etc.
Factory Float DPS vs Factory Float X
Both shocks offer low speed rebound adjustment with similar adjustment ranges. Riders shopping the differences between these shocks will often compare the Compression controls and the air spring basics. In theory, the Float X’s rebound circuit is less susceptible to heat saturation issues at high speeds due to the architecture and design.
FOX Factory Float X Rebound Controls (Lunch Ride)
Below is the rebound adjustment on the FOX Factory Float X
FOX Factory DPS Rebound Controls
Below is the rebound adjustment on the FOX Factory Float DPS
Both the FOX Factory Float DPS and Factory Float X feature a low speed rebound control.
Some Rebound Setup Basics:
Typically higher ground speed means a faster rebound setting.
Heavier riders will use higher rebound settings to better control the increased PSI on the shock’s piston.
Your Rebound Settings will likely change as you progress – this is normal!
One of the advantages working with BikeCo.com is a resource to help you stay on top of your settings. We love to stay in contact with our clients and help them fine tune suspension, wheels, tires and cockpits as their riding progresses.
FOX Factory Float X Compression Controls (Lunch Ride)
The Float X provides an on-the-fly switch as well as low speed compression controls.
You can see the compression control positioning on the Float X below.
The FOX Factory Float X provides 2 compression controls.
The blue dial above offers 11 clicks of low speed compression control. The low speed compression will help riders fine tune available support into corners or terrain. Paired with volume spacing riders can also adjust bottom out compression and feel for a more progressive, poppy, shock.
Also shown above is the 2 position lever actuated Open & Firm settings (also called a climb switch). This is a quick compression control riders may use on long climbs, however, many riders prefer the Open position on most terrain.
FOX Factory DPS Compression Controls
The FOX Factory DPS provides 2 compression controls.
First is the lever actuated Open, Medium & Firm settings (also called a climb switch). This is shown in blue in the image above.
The Factory DPS also provides a 3 position Open Mode adjuster. It is mounted between the rebound and the lever. 1 is open, 2 is a bit more support and 3 is even more support – all in the Open mode of the lever.
You’ll see the blue lever as well as the black 1-2-3 low speed setting in the image below.
Learn about suspension setup basics on the following tabs. Each tab has a video with the basics of Air Spring / PSI, Volume Spacers, Compression, Rebound (or watch it all in one place with the final tab).
Each tab has a text section with a bit more in-depth look at the typical MTB suspension settings and how they intertwine.
PSI / Spring Rate
MTB suspension must accommodate a wide range of rider weight. To achieve this nearly all forks and rear shocks use an adjustable air spring.
By varying air pressure riders set a desired sag, or percentage of travel that the bike, sits in,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â under neutral loading.
Modifying this sag percentage will change small bump compliance as well as bottom out characteristics.
Learning how to Pre-Charge your suspension pump will help you make finite adjustments to sag.
Typically 15% sag is for a firm setup and 20% sag is considered plush.
Air Spring Fine Tuning Control(s): Volume Spacers & Compression
Air springs ramp rate, sometimes called Spring Rate, is based on how air compresses in the containment cylinder. As the air is compressed the PSI increases according to the decreasing volume of the containment. This is done via non-compressible volume spacers in the air chamber.
Hydraulic damping assists air spring providing support in mid-stroke and bottom out.
Opposing Control: Rebound.
Higher spring rate will drive the suspension back to neutral with more force than a lower spring rate. To keep the bike from skipping across trail rebound damping is utilized.
As suspension compresses (travel reduces) a piston moves closer to the end of a sealed container. By decreasing the volume of the container the PSI pushing back on the piston is increased.
By adding or removing non-compressible volume spacers riders modify the air springs ramp rate which directly changes the amount of support and bottom out feel of the fork or shock.
By removing volume spacers a rider increases the available volume in the suspension. The larger volume compresses less per mm of travel resulting in a lower PSI per mm of travel. This creates less support and is utilizes more travel.
Adding volume spacers decreases the available volume. With less air volume the PSI per mm of travel increases providing more support and greater resistance to bottom out.
Opposing Control: Rebound.
Rebound may need to be adjusted for volume tuning depending on how drastic of a PSI change is being tuned in or out of the suspension.
Helping Control: Compression.
Compression provides additional support and bottom out resistance.
Compression controls provide damping to slow suspension travel as a load is applied and the suspension is compressed. (easy one right?)
When riders have found sag and volume spacing preferences compression controls provide minute adjustments to dial in performance. Adding compression provides more support allowing the suspension to ride taller in its travel which is important when dialing in a bikes personality in corners, etc.
With too little compression a bike will sit deep in the travel. This compromises cornering and braking force resistance. Headtube angle, bottom bracket height, front to rear weight bias, etc are modified as a bike goes through its travel. Maintaining control of the use of travel is paramount for good performance.
Since compression hydraulically slows the suspensions use of travel it therefor lowers the air springs PSI. Properly setting compression controls will help ease the load on the rebound system by controlling the air springs push back onto the rebound circuit.
Too much compression will cause a bike to feel harsh and not use appropriate amounts of travel.
Generally, compression settings are fine tuned after sag and volume spacing have riders, in the ballpark.
Low speed compression controls mid-stroke as well as support in cornering and against brake dive.
High speed compression helps with bottom out and high shaft speed inputs.
3 positions switches are a type of compression circuit with Open the most plush, Mid providing some additional support and Firm for climbing. If you climb in firm remember to put it back to plush for the downhill or you are in for a potentially rough ride.
Rebound damping controls a suspensions shaft speed returning to a neutral position. Or, how fast the air spring pushes back as the load changes.
More rebound damping slows the suspension by decreasing the amount of fluid allowed to pass through the hydraulic design.
Less rebound damping allows the suspension to return faster with less hydraulic restriction on the damper.
Rebound setting is based on weight, ground speed, terrain and aggression. Setting the rebound properly means finding the right frequency or feel for your riding.
If your rebound is too fast, or does not have enough clicks of rebound, the bike will tend to skip and suffer poor small bump compliance.
When the rebound is too slow, or you have too many clicks of rebound, the suspension may pack up creating a harsh ride as each bump uses progressively more travel forcing the suspension deeper into the travel, which will have higher spring rates.
Opposing: Air Spring PSI / Spring Rate.
Helping Control: Low & High Speed Rebound.
Some suspension is designed with 2 rebound circuits. The High Speed Rebound circuit is designed to provide additional control resisting increased PSI late in suspension travel.
Typically High Speed Rebound settings are used as the Low Speed Rebound controls edge towards closed. Example: you might not use any clicks of High Speed Rebound until you reach X clicks on the low speed.
BikeCo Exclusive: Pro Tune Suspension
There are a lot of reasons to shop at The Bike Company (BikeCo.com). Some are: Unmatched attention to detail. Incredible after sales setup follow up. Pro Tune Suspension.
Our team works with the FOX fork and shock lineup to take the already great FOX suspension to the next level. Working with our team of suspension tuners we will narrow the FOX performance window based on your size, riding style, terrain, ground speeds, aggression, goals and chassis.
What’s it mean to narrow the performance window? Well, each click is more precise. The fluid is hand picked for you. The bleed is more precise.
On trail your suspension will be more plush while maintaining the support and progression you need to really attack the trail.
For racers our tuned suspension subtracts seconds from your run. For pleasure riders it improves the traction and feel allowing you to progress quicker in your riding.
Talk to our team about the advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes today.
Yeti SB135 Frame Details
Size Specific Geo
Each size of the SB135 has a unique chain stay length as well as effective seattube angle to provide a more centered riding experience up and downhill.
135mm to be paired to 150-180mm Fork
73mm Threaded with ISCG-05 Tabs
Integrated 41mm / 52mm Tapered
230x65mm Air or Coil (fit may vary depending on brand)
180mm direct mount or 203mm with adapter.
Max Tire Clearance
2.6″ (fit may vary depending on brand)
Notable SB135 Frame Features
SRAM Transmission Capable, requires 55mm Chainline Cranks
Switch Infinity V2 Improvements
Smoother travel through inflection points on lower link.
Bearings revised to standard sizes and are pressed into the linkage rather than the carbon triangles.
Redesigned assembly for improved service life and tuning
Improved Cable Management
Less noise and easier to cable with internal routing, improved frame entry ports as well as cable carriers on linkage.
SB135 Frame Common Home Builder Additions
Let’s get you exactly what you want with great savings at time of initial purchase!
Below are some common parts you should consider for the Yeti SB135 Frame
Headset & Bottom Bracket Installation: Frequently requested additions for frame only sales – let our mechanic take care of the frame prep and get on those bits where experience really pays off!
Brakes: Most riders will upgrade or swap the Code RSC brakes. Shimano XT or XTR, Magura MT7 , the new Hope series – or TRP are popular brakes for this bike.
Wheels: Onyx silent hubs, Chris King hubs, Industry Nine Hydra – all are at home on a build at this level. We work with a range of carbon rims to allow you to fine tune rim width and stiffness as well. Wheels are a BIG part of a bike’s personality so chat with our team to get it right the first time!
Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike.
Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.
Compare Yeti SB135 Geometry
Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.
Review bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach and stack as well as effective top tube.
Compare the Yeti SB135 Sizes with bikes from Yeti, Ibis, Mondraker and Nukeproof.
Yeti SB135: Comparative Bikes
The SB135 is a nicely executed bike for a niche that’s grown smaller over the years: a Trail / Light Enduro capable 27.5″ bike.
This is a bike that lends itself to a custom Mullet spec (much like its predecessor the SB140) as well as a variety of fork travel options.
Yeti tests there bikes up to 20mm past the fork spec giving this bike a lot of range in 27.5″ setup for variable headtube angles, trail measurements, bottom bracket heights and wheelbase setups.
Add to that the confident platform for a 29″ front wheel mullet and you’re busy comparing the variable setups of the SB135 within its own model!
Questions on which bike is for you? Not a problem. Our staff is here to help you define which bike, with which kit and what settings will dial your riding in. Chat, email, or call today.