When Yeti designed the SB5 Beti, they made it to excel in the most demanding situations. Their team of female pros and product testers are aggresive riders and wanted a lightweight bike that could handle the rigors of long days in the backcountry or even lift served access.
The SB5 Beti Carbon XT/SLX comes equipped with Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain and brakes, DT Swiss boost wheelset, and Fox Performance metric suspension tuned specifically for the SB5 Beti line. Coupled with Yeti’s Switch Infinity suspension platform this bike is light and agile while maintaining a hard-charging demeanor.
At the BackCountry, we try to stay away from “women’s specific” gear which is usually in name only and paired with a flower graphic. The Yeti Beti is designed, tuned, and tested by women and made to rip.
Different-sized riders have different needs, so on the XS-S Yeti lowered the toptube creating even more standover for shorter riders. The M-L use Yeti’s signature toptube configuration which has great clearance and classic lines.
Last year, when Yeti designed the SB5 with all-new geometry and design – they thought it looked a lot like the old chum we knew and loved. The reality was, the new tube configuration, updated geometry and integrated cable routing made a refined bike even better. They steepened the seat tube to optimize pedaling position, while the head tube got a bit slacker to make it even more capable on the downhill.
What is specific: Custom Tuned Fox Shock, shorter crank length, customized handlebar width. Yeti took the proven SB5 and added a lighter shock tune, women’s specific WTB Diva saddle, smaller diameter grips, and narrower handlebars (though, in the spectrum of handlebar widths, they are still relatively wide at 740mm). They also changed crank lengths from 175mm to 170mm. The smaller cranks are easier to spin and give added clearance in technical sections.
By making small changes in the carbon fiber layup of our TURQ Series bikes, we are able to make a more aggressively priced carbon high-performance mountain bike while maintaining strength and stiffness of its higher end sibling. The carbon fiber weighs a bit more, about 250 g for a frame. You’ll see that every bike model is now offered in carbon with high-end components.
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