2018 Yeti SB5+ T-Series Shimano XT
The SB5+ is its own beast. Built on a 27.5 plus platform, it can accomodate up to 3.0 tires. This isn’t the SB5 with plus tires on it – it’s a plus-sized dedicated bike that takes on loose gravel and varied trail conditions with ease.
Across the entire SB5+ TURQ series line, you’ll find Fox Factory suspension with Kashima coating. Couple that buttery smooth suspension feel with Maxxis Rekon 2.8 EXO/TR plus-sized tires and you’ll be exclaiming joyous superlatives. Shimano’s XT drivetrain and brakes are the finishing touches to this smooth ride.
There are no flip-chips here to change the bike’s geometry, no multiple wheel sizes, nothing to alter Yeti’s suspension kinematics. Yeti discovered that slight changes in tire diameter had a dramatic impact on critical frame properties such as bottom bracket height and mechanical trail. Not wating to sacrifice any defining ride characteristics by adopting the wheels to fit an existing platform, the SB5+ was born into its own identity in the Yeti line.
TURQ Series bikes are made with the highest quality carbon fiber available and offer the perfect balance of stiffness and compliance. The result is a bike that feels smooth, solid and aggressive. Every bike is tested by the best racers in the world, including EWS World Champion Richie Rude, Yeti’s in-house testing team and ambassadors around the world. Based on the feedback they receive, Yeti fine tunes every bike down to the most minute component to perform best for the environment it was intended.