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Yeti SB165 Extended Review

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Yeti SB165 Extended Review

BikeCo’s own Chris Fuller has happily owned a Yeti SB165 since their launch. I sat down with him to discuss the magic he’s found in a Yeti SB165 Extended Review.

 So we got the SB165 demos in and you took one out on trail and had to have it?

Ah, no. In fact the SB165 is the first bike I’ve purchased without a trail demo now that I think about it. I saw Yeti’s pre-release teasers on the bike and something about it caught my eye. BikeCo landed the bikes I ripped one around in the parking lot. And I was just blown away. It was absolutely insanely good. My expectations were on “big bike” feel – but this bike doesn’t feel “big”, it doesn’t feel like a park bike or anything. It accelerates. It changes direction. And the thing that’s really hardest to believe but true, the bike has great ‘pop’. It’s a coil bike that pops like an air bike. It feels so lively and that blew me away. Had to have one. Continue reading Yeti SB165 Extended Review

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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