Not to be confused with Bigfoot, YETI is a whole different beast.
Funded by the sale of a 1928 Indian motorcycle and using a company name snaked from a sleeping bag brand, Yeti Cycles were as underground as they come when they began selling mountain bikes in 1985. But its founder John Parker always dreamed big, and Yeti's influence quickly outgrew its humble beginnings. The brand gained a diehard following thanks to a combination of a legendary race team and forward-thinking design. Fast-forward roughly three decades—while much has changed, Yeti's crew is still obsessively focused on building bikes they want to ride.
Building amazing bikes takes equal parts creative thinking, flawless execution, and rigorous development. Racing has been a key part of the development formula from the early days, when Juli Furtado, Missy Giove, and John Tomac were besting the competition on turquoise ARCs, to the present, with Richie Rude taking the SB6 to back to back Enduro World Series crowns. But there's more to product development than winning races. Yeti's progressive spirit finds its way into every Yeti, regardless of its intended use. At the top of the technological food chain, Yeti's aptly named Super Bikes, the SB100 XC bike, SB150 trail bike, and SB6 enduro bike are in a league of their own.
Whichever Yeti best fits your need, you can ride with confidence knowing that your new bike or frame is a perfectly built product of passion, and a descendant of one of mountain biking's most influential brands. But don’t take our word for it--ask a member of the ‘Yeti Tribe,’ members of which you can hear hooting and hollering in the wilderness. Yeti's fans are notoriously fanatical, to put it mildly. Some love the iconic turquoise paint, while others respect the list of legendary racers who have flown the Yeti flag. But really, it's the bikes that keep the Tribe loyal to the brand. Next time you see a Yeti on the trails, ask the owner about it. Chances are, it's not their first Yeti, and there's more to that brand loyalty than simple nostalgia.
130mm Travel - 29er - Precision Instrument
One bike can’t rule them all, but the SB130 is one bike that rules. Conceived on rowdy Colorado trails and fed a steady diet of technical climbing and high-speed descents, this bike crushes big terrain. We’re not suggesting you only need one bike, but if you did, this should be it.
150mm Rear - 29er - Mountain killer
When you throw a leg over the all new SB150, you'll find it rides strikingly similar to nothing. It's difficult to put into a category. Some may say it's too slack, too low, too long, too different. But riders who push this bike quickly become accustomed to their newfound capability.
100mm Rear - 29er - Speed Demon
This is what we can do with short travel and switch infinity. It transcends the weight-weenie, uphill only models and replaces it with a precision riding bike. If some people assume it's a downhiller XC bike, whatever... For us, it's simply the bike we always wanted to build. The SB100
100mm travel - 29er - pure beauty
Walk around the halls at Yeti and you'll find women who can tear your legs off on the uphill and mock you on the downhill. The SB100 Beti quickly gained a reputation for it's climbing ability and for how it descends. It's the bike of choice for those who race in XC or multi day stage races.
152mm Travel - 27.5" - Enduro Machine
Piloted by the best riders in the world, the SB6 is built for pounding out Enduro race days and taking on big terrain. It has 6inches of travel matched to 27.5" wheels and geometry that is at home on the transfers, but optimised for smashing downhills.
127mm travel - 27.5" - trail shredder
The SB5 is perhaps our most versatile all-mountain bike. Born on the trails of Colorado, this bike represents everything a trail bike should be... Lightweight, nimble on the climbs and dominant on the descents.
127mm Travel - 27.5" - Adventure companion
When we designed the SB5 Beti, we made it to excel in the most demanding situations. Our female ambassadors are aggressive riders and wanted a lightweight bike that could handle the rigours of a long epic ride or even lift served access.