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Custom Yeti SB140

Custom Yeti SB140 Build by BikeCo.com

Custom Yeti SB140

Enjoy a few pics of this custom Yeti SB140 build by BikeCo.com.

The Yeti SB140 fits in the mid travel 27.5″ wheel trail to light enduro category well. Designed as a poppy, flickable bike Yeti’s Switch Infinity gives the bike just the right amount of pop when pumping the trails.

This build is a size small and you see details that benefit a smaller / lighter rider.

First is the standard 27.5″ front wheel. While a mullet concept could be on the table for some smaller riders, this client prefers the quicker handling of the 27.5″ front.

You’ll also notice the 31.85mm RaceFace Next handlebars. Lighter riders can utilize the extra damping from the smaller diameter bar and stem to minimize hand pump and fatigue. This is doubly important for small and light riders since as we trim bars shorter to fit shoulder width we decrease the leverage. With less length and thus less leverage the bar becomes stiffer.

 

Custom Yeti SB140 RaceFace Cockpit

 

Chris King dropset headset in matte mango and a One-Up EDC orange top cap highlight the front end of the bike.

This build is slowed by Magura MT5 brakes with HC levers. This is an incredibly popular option for riders who are looking for the ultimate performance on a budget. Magura MT5 brakes provide excellent modulation and power while saving some dollars to put other places on your build!

 

Magura MT5 with HC Levers

 

Who Stops You?

The HC lever features a 1 finger shape with hooked blade for better finger retention in the rough stuff. Adjustable reach is controlled with the easily labeled allen set screw shown above.

If you’ve bounced around BikeCo.com you’ve seen a variety of posts about how positive our experiences are individually riding Magura MT5 and MT7 brakes. New to Magura? Chat with our team about the details on dialing in the right modulation, power and leverage.

 

NOX Farlow Rims

 

One of the favorite carbon rims: NOX Farlow. NOX Farlow rims have a 29mm internal width which pairs well with 2.3 to 2.6″ tire options.

Hard on rims? Consider adding CushCore rim protection to your build. CushCore offers the PRO and XC option in pairs or singles.

These Chris King / NOX Farlow wheels were hand built by our team with DT Swiss spokes. Lighter riders often benefit from mixing spokes for added wheel compliance and better small bump performance.

On another note – I love the bleed valves on the 2021 FOX 36 forks. Great to burp the gas gulp or buildup to improve small bump compliance. Especially if you have substantial altitude changes.

 

Yeti SB140 Custom Complete

More Custom SB140 Details

The One-Up adjustable post allows smaller, well and taller riders as well, the ability to adjust post travel.

This bike parallels how many of us here at BikeCo.com spec our own bikes. Magura MT5 brakes and SRAM GX drivetrain provide great performance without breaking the bank. That budget is reallocated to FOX Factory suspension and top tier hand-built wheels.

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension front and rear will help this lighter rider get the best small bump compliance as well as shifting the compression controls into usable ranges. Think of Pro Tunes as narrowing and shifting the performance band depending on rider size, speed, aggression and terrain. By narrowing the performance window each click of rebound and compression is closer together making a more usable range of adjustments.

Custom Builds, Personalized Setup & Tunes

At BikeCo.com we provide access to the best setup, spec and tunes in MTB. The attention to detail whether you’re shopping a complete custom, factory build with upgrades, stock bike or simply a frame swap is unmatched.

Our team is able to help riders define what components will give their specific riding the most bang for the buck.

In the market? Call, email or chat in today!


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Custom Yeti SB140 Smoke Build

Custom Yeti SB140 build Onyx Vesper Nox Farlow

Custom Yeti SB140 Build

Enjoy some photos of thie Custom Yeti SB140 build featuring Onyx Vesper hubs laced to Nox Farlow rims.

This client wanted to build a bike that would look as good as it would ride. Using highlights of turquoise to set off the contrasting greys this bike is certainly a head turner.

Some of the build highlights include SRAM X01 AXS cranks, Deity Skywire handlebar and Copperhead stem, Shimano RT M800 rotors as well as the handbuilt Nox on Onyx wheelset.

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More MTB Mullets – Comparing Travel, Headtube, Trail & Flop

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More MTB Mullets – Comparing Travel, Headtube, Trail & Flop

An interesting question come across my email wondering about MTB Mullet setup. In particular headtube angles and performance. How did the headtube angle compare between the Yeti SB165 in a 27.5″ stock setup with a 180mm fork compared to the Mullet 29″ 170mm concept?

What started as a quick email reply of concept turned into a more thorough review and I thought with more questions on MTB mullets these days we could put it up on a post for everyone.

So, the disclaimers. I couldn’t find Yeti’s published SB165 Mullet geo so I build a model to review. These models aren’t gospel truth on geo, but having been in this game for a lot of years some of the geo’s you’ve seen published I wouldn’t take for gospel either. Point is, these numbers will give you an idea of the concept I wouldn’t bet the farm on precision four points behind the decimal…

Next disclaimer. It could be a thesis trying to explain how these changes directly modify performance so we’re not going there today. We’ll have some basic concept and comparison of how one change directly modifies a whole bunch of the handling.

OK here we go. Continue reading More MTB Mullets – Comparing Travel, Headtube, Trail & Flop