Yeti Cycles SB120
LOOKS THE PART. BECAUSE IT IS.
With a new-gen approach to Yeti's shortest travel bike, the SB120 now has a frame silhouette that’s inspired by its longer legged siblings. Torsional precision and impact clearance has increased, without transferring unwanted feedback to the rider. And the refined Switch Infinity makes this bike punch well above its weight.
FOR ALL RIDERS.
Every rider deserves a frame feel that’s tuned for them, regardless of frame size. Over the course of hundreds of virtual simulation comparisons and back-to-back carbon prototype testing, we’ve refined our carbon layups to deliver consistent torsional stiffness and flex profiles across all frame sizes. The feel is precise yet compliant while structurally balancing light weight and durability.
Our new pivot designs use 100% standard sized cartridge bearings secured with precision — machined floating collet axles. All bearings are pressed into the linkage assembly vs the swingarm or front triangle.
A relatively linear progression curve gives riders usable, active travel at 30% sag – a far greater margin than other 120mm travel bikes. The SB120’s small bump compliance delivers incredible traction. Its supportive mid-stroke ensures riders don’t blow through travel when pushing against the suspension in turns or when getting the wheels off the ground. Oh shit moments are handled with ease – the curve has been tuned with increased bottom-out control.
Internally routed cable tubes with secure closures at entry and exit points eliminate rattles and cable rub. Whether running a mechanical drivetrain and dropper or a wireless setup, cable management is intuitively easy and quiet.
Threaded aluminum bottom bracket shell with integrated ISCG-05 tabs. This critical drivetrain interface is now more durable, cleaner, and easier to service.
If a hanger bending crash occurs, the new Yeti models use the Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) interface — the industry standard mount for a rear derailleur.
MORE BALANCED AT SPEED.
Its nimble reach darts through singletrack. Its steep seat tube angle makes light work of climbs. Its head angle and balanced vertical suspension travel prioritize downhill fun, making it an incredible Trans-Cascadia style race whip. Point is, the SB120’s geometry is so balanced and agile, forgetting how much travel it has on the way up and down is totally possible.