Yeti SB160
C2 Complete


Learn More about the Yeti SB160 C2 Complete

The Yeti SB160 brings a variety of improvements to the already legendary Yeti SuperBike range. Learn more about how the new Yeti SB160 design provides better trail performance AND substantially easier build and maintenance.

The Yeti SB160 C2 features SRAM Eagle, FOX Performance Suspension & DT Swiss Wheels – another great Yeti complete!  At this level you may want to fine tune your spec. No problems. At we have the best parts available for swaps or upgrades to fine tune the performance of your new dream bike.

Questions? Use the form below, chat, call 949-470-1099 or email to chat with our sales team.

Learn More about the Yeti SB160 C2

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Yeti SB160 Complete – Turquoise, Radium & Cobalt (images may not show kit referenced on this page)

What’s New on the SB160?

There are a handful of things worth a look for aggressive riders:

The new Yeti features improved Switch Infinity Assembly on the Turq series builds and frames.

The downtube to bottom bracket interface has been angled up slightly for improved clearance.

For riders roosting rocks and dirt onto their beautiful Yeti frames there is a new dual-density downtube protector.

SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) allows a stiffer rear end with the new 55mm chainline.

Threaded Bottom Brackets.

There are revisions to the suspension’s performance curves designed to allow a more bottomless feel without compromising the trail efficiency these bikes have been known for.

Yeti SB160 Linkage Details Pressed Standard Bearings

SB160 Linkage

One of the most notable updates to the Yeti linkage on the SB160 from a usability and user-servicable standpoint is the spec and location of the bearings.

Standard sized cartridge bearings, pressed into the linkage, instead of the front or rear triangle mean that if you need to replace a bearing it’s a far less intimidating process.

Racing your SB160? This is going to come up now and then. Ripping your SB160? Well, you’re not as likely to be going through bearing as much as if you’re racing it but with Yeti’s unbeatable frame warranty being able to freshen bearings or even full linkage without messing with press fits in carbon? Love it.

SB160 Linkage Updates & Improvements

The continued evolution of the Yeti SB Switch Infinity Design isn’t limited to the actual lower pivot “Switch” on the new SB160.

The SB160 Linkage features upgrades notable and subtle – both that extend the rider window for the 160mm Yeti 29er.

Some of the other advantages to the new linkage revision include lower stand-over height and more water bottle room, even with the raised down tube to bottom bracket connector (more on that later)

More Linear

As the Yeti EWS proven offering it’s no surprise the SB160 has design details looking for every bit of speed and advantage. While the ordinary, human, non-EWS rider might never take a bike to that capacity these details give a wider range of setup options.

The SB160 is designed with a more linear suspension ramp rate. It’s also been designed to allow a coil setup for riders looking for that performance feel as they thunder through the chunky stuff.

But I want the POP

Modern shocks have a lot of adjustability on the compression circuits  allowing riders to create a great balance between the full tilt wide open race personality and something that’s equally at home on your local loop with your buddies before tacos and beer.

Coil or Air?

Chat with our team about the capacity and differences in the SB160 built with the standard air shock versus swapping to a coil.  Racing? If you’re looking to raise your game on a single bike you might want to chat about both options. Luckily our team at has an unmatched expertise when it comes to fine tuning Suspension, Wheels, Brakes and Cockpit.

2023 Yeti SB160 Frame Design Improvements

SB160 Frame Developments

(center) Threaded bottom bracket. Sounds minor? Well, no, not in my book! Threaded bottom brackets are available in a wider range of price (and performance) points. They’re generally easier and less intimidating to change. They tend to creak less although BikeCo’s frame prep service addresses a lot of that anyhow…

(right) SRAM UDH – Universal Derailleur Hanger. Easier to source parts when you have that big moment on a trip and don’t want to miss the next day’s riding. The UDH also allows for a 55mm chainline which produces a stiffer, better tracking rear end.

(left) Improved cable management “stops” are designed to help minimize cable movement keeping the new Yeti quieter even at speed!

Yeti SB160 C-Series Fork

The Yeti SB160 C2 is spec’d with a 170mm travel FOX Performance 38 GRIP.

The GRIP features low speed rebound controls as well as low speed compression dial.

*Common Upgrade: Yeti offers the C-Series completes an opportunity to upgrade to Factory Suspension at time of purchase for pro-rated pricing! Another common upgrade is to change the GRIP damper to the GRIP2 which features the high and low speed compression as well as rebound (essentially making a Performance Elite fork)

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The FOX 38 provides riders a range of setup options using air spring as well as volume spacers.

Suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 170mm setup 15% equals 26mm of sag. 20% will use 34mm of sag.

Volume Spacers

The 170mm FOX 38 is factory spec’d with 2 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 160mm fork can carry a maximum of 5 volume spacers.

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.

Marzocchi Z1 Coil Rebound Adjuster

FOX Performance 38 GRIP Rebound Controls

The FOX Performance 38 GRIP features a low speed rebound to fine tune performance.

FOX Performance GRIP compression lever

FOX GRIP Compression Controls

The FOX GRIP2 damper provides an adjustable control to increase compression.

FOX Performance Float X

The Performance series FOX rear shocks provide adjustments via PSI, air volume spacing, low speed rebound and a typically a “climb” compression switch.

The climb switch on Performance shocks lacks the individual compression clicks to slow the fork through the travel. On the Performance lineup riders will use air volume spacing to provide more support.

The FOX Performance Float X is an overall great shock – robust and easy to maintain. For medium or lighter riders the lack of compression clicks isn’t likely to create much of an issue.

The advantage of the upgraded Factory offerings compression control circuit is the ability to add hydraulic support to the suspension independent of the air circuit.

Another consideration for the more larger chassis Float X2, particularly on an aggressive bike like the SB160 is the fact that many riders will want to push this bike and the X2 provides an increased speed and tuning range.


Debating which rear shock is right for your SB160? Chat with the team at – 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!

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The Yeti SB160 C-Series spec’s the FOX Performance Float X.

SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically Enduro riding styles gravitate to 25-30% sag.

Volume Spacers

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.

FOX Float X Rebound Control


The FOX Performance Float X features 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 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 DPX2 Low Speed Compression Control and 3 position switch

FOX PERFORMANCE FLOAT X Compression Controls

Essentially a “climb switch” the FOX Performance Float X offers basic low speed compression control similar to the image (which is a Performance DPX2).

Riders looking to increase support have a little bit of setting available on this control, however Air Volume Spacing is likely where a FOX Performance shock will find most of its additional support.

BikeCo Exclusive: Pro Tune Suspension

There are a lot of reasons to shop at The Bike Company ( 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 SB160 C2 Complete

SRAM’s 12sp cost-conscious option without compromising trail performance.

MSRP: $7,000

C2 Build Highlights

-SRAM GX Eagle, one of the most popular, longest lasting drivetrains on the market.

-OneUp Dropper post

-OneUp Bash Guide included!

– Option to Upgrade: get the FOX Factory Fork and rear shock for a reasonable upgrade charge at time of purchase!

Yeti SB160 C2 Spec:

Fox Float 38 Performance Series 170mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

Fox Float Performance Float X

DT Swiss Custom E1900 30mm*
upgrade available! to EXC 1501 30mm Carbon Rims

Front Tires
Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+

Rear Tires
Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4” WT, EXO+


Brake Rotors
SRAM Centerline 220/200

SRAM GX Eagle, 30t, 170mm

Bottom Bracket

Rear Derailleur

Shift Levers

SRAM XG 1275 Eagle 10-52t


Cane Creek 40 Integrated

ODI Elite Pro

Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy Enduro 35x800mm, 35mm rise

Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm

OneUp Dropper
S: 150mm, M: 180mm, L-XXL: 210mm

Silverado Custom


SB160 C2 Build Frequent Swaps

Below are some common swaps for the Yeti SB160 C2 Complete

Common Yeti SB160 C2 Upgrades and Swaps

C2 Build Frequent Swaps

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and TRP are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. Riders who like Modulation may gravitate to the revised Hope 4 options which bring notably more power to the Hope lineup. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

Wheels: Onyx silent hubs, Chris King hubs, and Industry Nine 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!

Headset: Upgrade to the Cane Creek 110 or Chris King from the stock 40.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Or upgrade to a carbon bar or 35mm combination to find tune your SLX build.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Suspension: Consider the Factory upgrade or add the GRIP2 damper to make a Performance Elite Fork!

Compare Yeti SB160 C2 and other Yeti Builds

Want to compare the Turq Series Builds: T4, T3, T1 or the Carbon Series: C2 and C1 spec? Jump over to a post that shows all of the builds as well as some of the more popular upgrades and swaps across them all.

Yeti SB160 Frame Improvements from the SB150

SB160 vs SB150 Developments

Check out the Geo comparison below for a more detailed look and size by size comparison of the SB160.

Some of the highlights of the SB160 design include:

Size Specific Updates: A size run from Small to XX-Large wasn’t enough for Yeti. They’ve upped the game with size specific chainstay, effective and actual seattube measurements. This allows a more finite setup no matter what size is the right size. With the size specific chainstay riders on the larger or smaller side of the sizing spectrum will be in a position to better control both front and rear wheel in a wide range of terrain.

Overall Lower Seattube: Run a longer travel seatpost for improved clearance in the steeps.

64 degree headtube is 0.5 degrees slacker than the SB150 for a longer trail measurement.

Improved Ground Clearance: A product of moving the shock forward, the bottom bracket box and down tube connection was able to be raised notably compared to the SB150 for better ground clearance. Without sacrificing water bottle space!

Compare Yeti SB160 Geometry

Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.

You can compare bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach and stack as well as learn more about rider’s reach and rider’s stack!

Compare the Yeti SB160 and Yeti SB150 Geometry – more bikes being added to this geo comparison soon!

Yeti SB160: Comparative Bikes

What else is on your short list when shopping the Yeti SB160?

Well, the new Yeti has more travel than most of it’s Enduro competition – so if you’re looking for the most bike for the burliest days – the SB160 is a tough bike to beat.

Currently the list of bikes that are comparable to the Yeti SB160 would be the Ibis Ripmo with a 170mm fork and the 150mm travel Mondraker FOXY. Both available from

Check out more bikes on our Bikes & Frames page or Shop In-Stock and In-Production Yeti BikesBelow

(note: 2023 product is under construction – if you don’t see it contact us today!)

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